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List of Ozzie Slang

Journal by ngairedith

the following was taken from AUSTRALIAN SLANG
- there is bound to be a lot more. Will add as found.
Feel free to add some at comments below

another slang list
Ace! : Excellent! Very good!
Aerial pingpong : Australian Rules football
Amber fluid : beer
Ankle biter : small child
Apples, she?ll be : It?ll be alright
Arvo : afternoon
Aussie (pron. Ozzie) : Australian
Aussie salute : brushing away flies with the hand
Avos : avocados

B & S : Bachelors? and Spinsters? Ball - a very enjoyable party usually held in rural areas
Back of Bourke : a very long way away
Bail (somebody) up : to corner somebody physically
Bail out : depart, usually angrily
Banana bender : a person from Queensland
Barbie : barbecue (noun)
Barrack : to cheer on (football team etc.)
Bastard : term of endearment
Bathers : swimming costume
Battler : someone working hard and only just making a living
Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic
Big-note oneself : brag, boast
Bikkie : biscuit (also ?it cost big bikkies? - it was expensive)
Billabong : an ox-bow river or watering hole
Billy : large tin can used to boil water over a campfire for tea
Bities : biting insects
Bitzer : mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that)
Bizzo : business (?mind your own bizzo?)
Black Stump, beyond the : a long way away, the back of nowhere
Bloke : man, guy
Bloody : very (bloody hard yakka)
Bloody oath! : that?s certainly true
Blow in the bag : have a breathalyzer test
Blowie : blow fly
Bludger : lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things
Blue : fight (?he was having a blue with his wife?)
Blue, make a : make a mistake
Bluey : pack, equipment, traffic ticket, redhead
Bluey : blue cattle dog (named after its subtle markings) which is an excellent working dog. Everyone?s favourite all-Aussie dog.
Bodgy : of inferior quality
Bog in : commence eating, to attack food with enthusiasm
Bondi cigar : see ?brown-eyed mullet?
Bonzer : great, ripper
Boogie board : a hybrid, half-sized surf board
Boomer : a large male kangaroo
Booze bus : police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers
Boozer : a pub
Bored shitless : very bored
Bottle shop : liquor shop
Bottle-o : liquor shop
Bottler : something excellent
Bottling, his blood?s worth : he?s an excellent, helpful bloke.
Bounce : a bully
Bourke Street, he doesn?t know Christmas from : he?s a bit slow in the head. (Bourke Street is a brightly lit Melbourne street)
Brass razoo, he hasn?t got a : he?s very poor
Brekkie : breakfast
Brick shit house, built like a : big strong bloke
Brickie : bricklayer
Brizzie : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
Brown-eyed mullet : a turd in the sea (where you?re swimming!)
Brumby : a wild horse
Buck?s night : stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding
Buckley?s, Buckley?s chance : no chance (?New Zealand stands Buckley?s of beating Australia at football?)
Bull bar : stout bar fixed to the front of a vehicle to protect it against hitting kangaroos
Bundy : short for Bundaberg, Queensland, and the brand of rum that?s made there
Bunyip : mythical outback creature
Bush : the hinterland, the Outback, anywhere that isn?t in town
Bush telly : campfire
Bushie : someone who lives in the Bush
Bushranger : highwayman, outlaw
BYO : unlicensed restaurant where you have to Bring Your Own grog, also similar party or barbecue

Cactus : dead, not functioning (?this bloody washing machine is cactus?)
Captain Cook : look (noun) (?let?s have a Captain Cook?)
Cark it : to die, cease functioning
Cat burying shit, as busy as a : busy
Cat?s piss, as mean as : mean, stingy, uncharitable
Chewie : chewing gum
Chokkie : chocolate
Chook : a chicken
Chrissie : Christmas
Christmas : see Bourke Street
Chuck a sickie : take the day off sick from work when you?re perfectly healthy
Chunder : vomit
Clayton?s : fake, substitute
Click : kilometre - ?it?s 10 clicks away?
Clucky : feeling broody or maternal
Cobber : friend
Cockie : farmer. Also a cockatoo
Cockroach : a person from New South Wales
Coldie : a beer
Come a gutser : make a bad mistake, have an accident
Compo : Workers? Compensation pay
Cooee, not within : figuratively a long way away, far off - England weren?t within cooee of beating Australia at cricket
Cook (noun) : One?s wife
Corroboree : an aboriginal dance festival
Counter lunch : pub lunch
Cozzie : swimming costume
Crack a fat : get an erection
Cranky : in a bad mood, angry
Cream (verb) : defeat by a large margin
Crook : sick, or badly made
Crow eater : a person from South Australia
Cut lunch : sandwiches
Cut snake, mad as a : very angry

Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof
Daks : trousers
Damper : bread made from flour and water
Date : arse[hole] (?get off your fat date?)
Dead dingo?s donger, as dry as a : dry
Dead horse : Tomato sauce
Deadset : true, the truth
Dero : tramp, hobo, homeless person (from ?derelict?)
Digger : a soldier
Dill : an idiot
Dingo?s breakfast : a yawn, a leak and a good look round (i.e. no breakfast)
Dinkum, fair dinkum : true, real, genuine (?I?m a dinkum Aussie?; ?is he fair dinkum??)
Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
Dipstick : a loser, idiot
Dob (somebody) in : inform on somebody. Hence dobber, a tell-tale
Docket : a bill, receipt
Doco : documentary
Dog : unattractive woman
Dog?s balls, stands out like : obvious
Dole bludger : Somebody on social assistance when unjustified
Donger : penis
Doodle : penis
Doozey : something very pleasant, significant, large
Down Under : Australia and New Zealand
Drink with the flies : to drink alone
Drongo : a dope, stupid person
Drum : information, tip-off (?I?ll give you the drum?)
Duchess : sideboard
Duffer, cattle : rustler
Dummy, spit the : get very upset at something
Dunny : outside lavatory
Dunny budgie : blowfly
Dunny rat, cunning as a : very cunning
Durry : cigarette

Earbashing : nagging, non-stop chatter
Ekka : the Brisbane Exhibition, an annual show
Esky : large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.
Exy : expensive

Face, off one?s : drunk (?He was off his face by 9pm?)
Fair dinkum : true, genuine
Fair go : a chance (?give a bloke a fair go?)
Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief (see also ?sav?)
Fairy floss : candy floss, cotton candy
Feral (n.) : a hippie.
Fisho : fishmonger
Flake : shark?s flesh (sold in fish & chips shops)
Flick : to give something or somebody the flick is to get rid of it or him/her
Flick it on : to sell something, usually for a quick profit, soon after buying it.
Fly wire : gauze flyscreen covering a window or doorway.
Footy : Australian Rules football
Fossicking : searching, rummaging (?fossicking through the kitchen drawers?)
Franger : condom
Freckle : anus
Frog in a sock, as cross as a : sounding angry - a person or your hard drive!
Fruit loop : fool
Full : drunk

G?Day : hello!
Galah : fool, named after the bird of the same name which flies south in the winter - a bloody silly thing to do in the Southern Hemisphere
Garbo, garbologist : municipal garbage collector
Give it a burl : try it, have a go
Gobful, give a : to abuse, usually justifiably (?The neighbours were having a noisy party so I went and gave them a gobful?)
Going off : used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun - ?the place was really going off?
Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
Good onya : good for you, well done
Goog, as full as a : drunk. ?Goog? is a variation of the northern English slangword ?goggie? meaning an egg.
Greenie : environmentalist
Grinning like a shot fox : very happy, smugly satisfied
Grog : liquor, beer (?bring your own grog, you bludger?)
Grouse (adj.) : great, terrific, very good
Grundies : undies, underwear (from Reg Grundy, a television person)
Gutful of piss : drunk, ?he?s got a gutful of piss?
Gyno : gynaecologist

Handle : beer glass with a handle
Heaps : a lot, e.g. ?thanks heaps?, ?(s)he earned heaps of money? etc.
Holy dooley! : an exclamation of surprise = ?Good heavens!?, ?My goodness!? ?Good grief!? or similar
Hoon : hooligan
Hooroo : goodbye (? Don Burke)
Hotel : often just a pub
Hottie : hot water bottle (also a spirit, whiskey, bourbon etc)

Icy pole, ice block : popsicle, lollypop

Jackaroo : a male station hand (a station is a big farm/grazing property)
Jillaroo : a female station hand
Joey : baby kangaroo
Journo : journalist
Jumbuck : sheep

Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually inadequate (?he?s got kangaroos loose in the top paddock?)
Kelpie : Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
Kero : kerosene
Kindie : kindergarten
Knock : to criticise
Knock back : refusal (noun), refuse (transitive verb)
Knocker : somebody who criticises

Lair : a flashily dressed young man of brash and vulgar behaviour, to dress up in flashy clothes, to renovate or dress up something in bad taste
Lair it up : to behave in a brash and vulgar manner
Larrikin : a bloke who is always enjoying himself, harmless prankster
Lend of, to have a : to take advantage of somebody?s gullibility, to have someone on (?he?s having a lend of you?)
Lippy : lipstick
Liquid laugh : vomit
Lizard drinking, flat out like a : flat out, busy
Lob, lob in : drop in to see someone (?the rellies have lobbed?)
Lollies : sweets, candy
London to a brick : absolute certainty (?it?s London to a brick that taxes won?t go down?)
Loo : toilet
Lucky Country, The : Australia, where else?
Lunch, who opened their? : OK, who farted?
Lurk : illegal or underhanded racket

Maccas (pron. ?mackers?) : McDonald?s (the hamburger place)
Mallee bull, as fit as a : very fit and strong. The Mallee is very arid beef country in Victoria/South Australia.
Manchester : Household linen, eg sheets etc.
Mappa Tassie : map of Tasmania - a woman?s pubic area
Mate : buddy, friend
Mate?s rate, mate?s discount : cheaper than usual for a ?friend?
Matilda : swagman?s bedding, sleeping roll
Metho : methylated spirits
Mexican : a person from south of the (Queensland) border
Mickey Mouse : excellent, very good. Beware though - in some parts of Australia it means inconsequential, frivolous or not very good!
Middy : 285 ml beer glass in New South Wales
Milk bar : corner shop that sells takeaway food
Milko : milkman
Mob : group of people, not necessarily troublesome
Mob : family or herd (?) of kangaroos
Mongrel : despicable person
Moolah : money
Mozzie : mosquito
Muddy : mud crab (a great delicacy)
Mug : friendly insult (?have a go, yer mug?), gullible person
Mull : grass (the kind you smoke)
Muster : round up sheep or cattle

Nasho : National Service (compulsory military service)
Naughty, have a : have sex
Never Never : the Outback, centre of Australia
Nipper : young surf lifesaver
No worries! : Expression of forgiveness or reassurance (No problem; forget about it; I can do it; Yes, I?ll do it)
No-hoper : somebody who?ll never do well
Not the full quid : not bright intellectually
Nuddy, in the : naked
Nun?s nasty, as dry as a : dry

O.S. : overseas (?he?s gone O.S.?)
Ocker : an unsophisticated person
Offsider : an assistant, helper
Oldies : parents - ?I?ll have to ask my oldies?
Outback : interior of Australia
Oz : Australia!

Pash : a long passionate kiss; hence ?pashing on?
Pav : Pavlova - a rich, creamy Australian dessert
Perve (noun & verb) : looking lustfully at the opposite sex
Piece of piss : easy task
Pig?s arse! : I don?t agree with you
Piker : Someone who doesn?t want to fit in with others socially, leaves parties early
Piss : beer. Hence ?hit the piss?, ?sink some piss?
Plate, bring a : Instruction on party or BBQ invitation to bring your own food. It doesn?t mean they?re short of crockery!
Plonk : cheap wine
Pokies : poker machines, fruit machines, gambling slot machines
Polly : politician
Pom, pommy : an Englishman
Pommy bastard : an Englishman
Pommy shower : using deodorant instead of taking a shower
Pommy?s towel, as dry as a : very dry - based on the canard that Poms bathe about once a month
Port : suitcase (portmanteau)
Postie : postman, mailman
Pot : 285 ml beer glass in Queensland and Victoria
Pozzy : position - get a good pozzy at the football stadium
Prezzy : present, gift

Quid, make a : earn a living - ?are you making a quid??
Quid, not the full : of low IQ

Rack off : push off! get lost! get out of here! also ?rack off hairy legs!?.
Rage : party
Rage on : to continue partying - ?we raged on until 3am?
Rapt : pleased, delighted
Ratbag : mild insult
Raw prawn, to come the : to bullshit, to be generally disagreeable
Reckon! : you bet! Absolutely!
Reffo : refugee
Rego : vehicle registration
Rellie : family relative
Ridgy-didge : original, genuine
Right : okay (?she?ll be right, mate?)
Rip snorter : great, fantastic - ?it was a rip snorter of a party?
Ripper : great, fantastic - ?it was a ripper party?
Road train : big truck with many trailers
Rock up : to turn up, to arrive - ?we rocked up at their house at 8pm?
Rollie : a cigarette that you roll yourself
Roo : kangaroo
Root (verb and noun) : synonym for f*ck in nearly all its senses: ?I feel rooted?; ?this washing machine is rooted?; ?(s)he?s a good root?. A very useful word in fairly polite company.
Ropeable : very angry
Rort (verb or noun) : Cheating, fiddling, defrauding (expenses, the system etc.). Usually used of politicians
Rotten : drunk - ?I went out last night and got rotten?
Rubbish (verb) : to criticize

Salute, Aussie : brushing flies away
Salvos, the : Salvation Army, bless them
Sandgroper : a person from Western Australia
Sanger : a sandwich
Sav : saveloy (see also ?fair suck of the sav!?)
Schooner : large beer glass in Queensland; small beer glass in South Australia
Scratchy : instant lottery ticket
Screamer : party lover; ?two pot screamer? - somebody who gets drunk on very little alcohol
Seppo : an American
Servo : petrol station
Shark biscuit : somebody new to surfing
She?ll be right : it?ll turn out okay
Sheila : a woman
Shonky : dubious, underhanded. E.g. a shonky practice, shonky business etc.
Shoot through : to leave
Shout : turn to buy - a round of drinks usually (?it?s your shout?)
Sickie : day off sick from work (chuck a sickie = take the day off sick from work when you?re perfectly healthy!)
Skite : boast, brag
Slab : a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer
Sleepout : house verandah converted to a bedroom
Smoko : smoke or coffee break
Snag : a sausage
Sook : person or animal who is soft, tame, inoffensive. Hence sooky (adj.)
Spag bol : spaghetti bolognese
Spewin? : very angry
Spit the dummy : get very upset at something
Sprung : caught doing something wrong
Spunk : a good looking person (of either sex)
Squizz (noun) : look - ?take a squizz at this?
Standover man : a large man, usually gang-related, who threatens people with physical violence in order to have his wishes carried out.
Station : a big farm/grazing property
Stickybeak : nosy person
Stoked : very pleased
Strewth : exclamation, mild oath (?Strewth, that Chris is a bonzer bloke?)
Strides : trousers
Strine : Australian slang and pronunciation
Stubby : a 375ml. beer bottle
Stubby holder : polystyrene insulated holder for a stubby
Stuffed, I feel : I?m tired
Stuffed, I?ll be : expression of surprise
Sunbake : sunbathe
Sunnies : sunglasses
Surfies : people who go surfing - usually more often than they go to work!
Swag : rolled up bedding etc. carried by a swagman
Swaggie : swagman
Swagman : tramp, hobo

Tall poppies : successful people
Tall poppy syndrome : the tendency to criticize successful people
Taswegian : a person from Tasmania
Technicolor yawn : vomit
Tee-up : to set up (an appointment)
Thingo : Wadjamacallit, thingummy, whatsit
Thongs : cheap rubber backless sandals
Tickets, to have on oneself : to have a high opinion of oneself
Tinny : can of beer
Tinny : lucky
Tinny : small aluminium boat
Togs : swim suit
Too right! : definitely!
Top End : far north of Australia
Trackie daks/dacks : tracksuit pants
Trackies : track suit
Trough lolly : the solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in a men?s urinal
Truckie : truck driver
True blue : patriotic
Tucker : food
Tucker-bag : food bag
Turps : turpentine, alcoholic drink
Turps, hit the : go on a drinking binge
Two up : gambling game played by spinning two coins simultaneously

Uni : university
Unit : flat, apartment
Up oneself : have a high opinion of oneself - ?he?s really up himself?
Up somebody, get : to rebuke somebody - ?the boss got up me for being late?
Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike / tits on a bull : unhelpful or incompetent person or thing - ?he, she or it is about as useful as tits on a bull? etc. etc.
Ute : utility vehicle, pickup truck

Vedgies : vegetables
Vee dub : Volkswagen
Veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
Vejjo : vegetarian

Waggin? school : playing truant
Walkabout : a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time
Walkabout, it?s gone : it?s lost, can?t be found
Whinge : complain
White pointers : topless (female) sunbathers
Whiteant (verb) : to criticise something to deter somebody from buying it. A car dealer might whiteant another dealer?s cars or a real estate salesman might whiteant another agent?s property
Wobbly : excitable behaviour (?I complained about the food and the waiter threw a wobbly?)
Wobbly boot on, he?s got the : drunk
Wog : flu or trivial illness
Wog : person of Mediterranean origin. A milder insult than the same word in the UK and perhaps elsewhere.
Wombat : somebody who eats, roots and leaves (see also root)
Woop Woop : invented name for any small unimportant town - ?he lives in Woop Woop?
Wowser : straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport
Wuss : coward; nervous person or animal

XXXX : pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland

Yabber : talk (a lot)
Yakka : work (noun)
Yewy : u-turn in traffic (?chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights?)
Yobbo : an uncouth person
Youse : you (plural)

Zack : sixpence (5 cents) - ?it isn?t worth a zack?, ?he hasn?t got a zack?
ZZZs : get a few zzzs, get some sleep

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by janilye on 2011-12-05 02:23:31

you left out wanker!! and the lady next door to me who bangs like a dunny door in a gale.

by ngairedith on 2011-12-05 02:28:51

fair suck of the sav cobber, this is a family site :)

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