Aussie Slang

Larrikin
A mischievous young person, an uncultivated, rowdy but good hearted person, or a person who acts with apparent disregard for social or political conventions. The term can also be described as  a hooligan, a lout or rough man usually a younger man from the suburbs.

A

Ace
Excellent/fantastic/very good

Ambo
Ambulance, paramedic

Ankle Biter
A small child

Apples (said as “shes apples”)
everything will be alright or Ok

Aussie
Australian

Avos
Avocados

B

Bail (bail up)
To stop someone or corner them and block there path

Banana Bender
A person from Queensland

Banter
Random convos

Barbie
Barbecue

Barrack
To cheer on your team in sport

Bathers
Swimming costume

Battler (Aussie battler)
Someone working hard to make ends meet

Beaut, Beauty
Great/ Fantastic

Big smoke
City such as Melbourne

Bikkie
A biscuit/ cookie

Billy
A teapot or device of boiling water (usually on a campfire)

Bitzer
A dog that is bred from various breeds

Blokes
A man

Bloody
Very (“very hard”)

Bloody oath
Something that is definitely true

Blowie
Blow fly

Bludger
A very Lazy person

Blue
A fight

Bluey
A bloke with red hair

Bogan
A person who doesn’t care about their appearance and very lazy

Bonzer
Great/Fantastic

Booze Bus
A vehicle used for catching drunk drivers

Booze
Alcohol

Bored Shitless
Very very bored

Bottle Shop
Liquor store

Bottle-o
Liquor store

Brekki
Breakfast

Brickie
Brick layer

Bushie
Someone who lives in the bush

Bugger
Difficult, irritating

C

Cab Sav
Cabernet Sauvignon (a white wine)

Cactus
Dead or broken

Cark it
To die

Chewie
Chewing gum

Chokkie
Chocolate

Chook
Chicken

Chunder
Vomit

Cobber
Friend/Mate

Cockie
Cockatoo

Coldie
A cold beer

Cranky
Being in a bad mood

Crook
Being sick

D

Dag
Funny person

Damper
Bread made from flour and water

Deadset
Truth

Dickhead
An idiot

Digger
A Aussie soldier

Dill
A idiot

Dinkim/Fair Dinkim
true, genuine, honest

Dipstick
A loser or idiot

Divvy Van
A Police vehicle that is used for transporting persons in custody

Drongo
A idiot or stupid person

Dunny
Toilet

Durry
A cigarette

Dux
Top of the class in school

E

Esky
A cooler or ice box

F

Fair go
Give a chance

Flick
To get rid of someone or something

Footy
Australian rules football

Fossick
To search/rummage/look for gold

Fossicker
Prospector

Franger
Condom

Fruit loop
Foll/idiot/crazy

G

G’day
Hello

Gallah
Idiot/silly person/idiot

Garbo
Garbage collector

Gobsmacked
Surprised

Going off
Yelling/getting angry

Good-onya
Good for you/good work/well done

Greenie
Environmentalist

Grog
Alcohol

Grouse
Fantastic/terrific

Gutful
Had enough

H

Holy dooley or Hooley dooley
surprise

Hoon
Hooligan

Hoo-roo
Goodbye

I

Icypole
Popsicle

J

 

Jackaroo
Drover

Jillaroo
Female Drover

Joey
Baby Kangaroo

Journo
Journalist

Jumbuck
Sheep

K

 

Kelpie
Australian sheep/cattle dog

Knock
Criticise

Knock back
To reject

Knockers
Woman’s breasts

L

Larrikin
A mischievous young person

Lippy
Lipstick
Yell abuse

Lollies
Candy/sweets

Longneck
750ml bottle of beer

Lurk
Illegal/dodgey

M

Maccas
Mcdonald’s

Mate
Friend

Mates rate
Friends discount

Matilda
Swagman’s bedding

Metho
Methylated spirits

Milk bar
Corner shop

Mob
Group of people

Mongrel
Horrible person

Moolah
Money

Mozzie
Mosquito

Muddy
Mud crab

Mug
Friendly insult

Muster
Round up sheep or cattle

Mystery Bag
Sausage

N

 

Nasho
National service

Never never
Outback

No drama
Same as no worries

No worries
All is good

No-hope
No chance

No-hoper
Someone destined to fail

Nuddy
Naked

O

 

Offsider
Assistant

Opshop
Opportunity store

Outback
Middle of Australia

Oz
Australia

 

P

 

Pash
Passionate kiss

Pav
Pavlova

Perv
Check someone out lustfully

Pigs arse
Disagree

Pint
Large glass of beer

Piss
Alcoholic beverages

Plonk
wine

Pokies
Slot machines

Polly
Politician

Pom
English person

Porky
Lie

Postie
Postman

Prezzie
Gift/present

 

Q

 

 

R

Rack off
Go away

Rapt
Happy/Pleased

Ratbag
Hooligan

Reckon
Absolutely

Rego
Vehicle registration

Relly
Relative

Roadie
A beer for driving

Rock up
To arrive

Rollie
A roll your own cigarette

Roo
Kangaroo

Root
Sex

Rooted
Exhausted

Rope-able
Very Angry

Rotton
Very drunk

Rubbish
Criticism

S

 

Salvos
Salvation army

Sanga
Sandwich

Scratchy
Instant lottery ticket

Servo
Service station/gas station

Sheepshagga
New Zealander

Sheila
Woman

Shonky
Dodgey, dishonest, unreliable,

Sickie
Sick day from work

Slab
Case of beer

Smoko
Coffee Break

Squiz
Take a look around

Sticky Beak
Nosy Person

Stoked
very happy/pleased

Strewth
Exclamation

Stubby
Standard sized beer bottle

Stubby Holder
Insulated sleeve for beer to keep your stubby’s cold

Stuffed
Feeling tired/ feeling full

Sunbake
Sunbathe

Sunnies
Sunglasses

Surfies
Surfer

Swag
Rolled up bedding

Swaggie
Swagman

Swagman
Hobo

T

 

Tea
Supper/dinner

Tee-up
Set up a time or appointment

Thingo
Something that you make a name up for

Thongs
Flipflops

Tinny
Can of beer

Tinny
Tinny small metal boat

Togs
Swimsuit

To right
Most certainly/definately

Trolly
Shopping cart

Troppo
Crazy

Truckie
Truck driver

True blue
Patriotic

Tucker
Food

Tuckerbag
Bag of food

Turps
Alcohol

Turps
Turpentine

Two-up
Gambling game with two coin (traditionally two Pennies)

 

U

 

Ugg-Boots
Sheepskin boots

Uni
University

Unit
Apartment or flat

Ute
Pickup truck/utility vehicle

 

V

 

Veggies
Vegetables

Veggo
Vegetarian

Veg-out
Relax/be lazy

Vejjo
Vegemite

 

W

 

Wagging/Wagger
Someone who skips classes or school

Walkabout
Someone who goes looking at new places over an undetermined amount of time.

Weekend warrior
Army reservist

Whinge
Complain

Wobbly
Getting grumpy

Wog
Someone of Mediterranean decent

Woop Woop
Refers to a places or small town in the middle of nowhere

Wuss
Coward/sook/scared

X

 

 

Y

 

Yakka
Work

Yewi
A U-turn (turn around)

Yobbo
A untidy person

Z