Australian Slang

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Ankle biter : small child  
Aussie : Australian
Bastard : an unpleasant person; affectionate appellation, e.g. what you been doing, you old bastard?
Battler : a hard worker only just making a living
Beaut / beauty : great, fantastic
Bingle : minor car accident / fight
Block, do your : get angry
Bloke : man, guy
Blokey : behaving 'manly'
Blow in : stranger
Bludger : layabout
Bogan : young, immature person
Bounce : a bully
Brickie : bricklayer
Bushie : someone who lives in the Bush
Bushranger : outlaw
Cadbury : a cheap drunk (a glass and a half)
Clayton's : fake, substitute
Clucky : feeling broody or maternal
Cobber : friend
Cockie : farmer. Also a cockatoo
Cook : one's wife
Cranky : in a bad mood, angry
Crook : sick, or badly made
Dag : a funny person, nerd
Dero : tramp, hobo, homeless person (from "derelict")
Digger : a soldier
Dill : an idiot
Dipstick : fool / idiot
Dog : unattractive woman
Dole bludger : signing on illegally
Drongo : a dope, stupid person
Figjam : Someone who has a high opinion of themselves
Fisho : fishmonger
Frog in a sock :
(as cross as a)
sound angry
Fruit loop : fool
Full : drunk
Galah : fool
Garbo, garbologist : municipal garbage collector
Greenie : environmentalist
Grey hairs : old people
Gutful of piss : drunk
Gyno : gynaecologist
Brass razoo :
(hasn't got a)
he's very poor
Hoon : hooligan
Jackaroo : a male farm hand
Jillaroo : a female farmhand
Journo : journalist
Jumped up : stuck up
Kiwi : person from New Zealand
Knocker : somebody who criticises
Larrikin : a joker
Mallee bull:
(as fit as a)
very fit and strong
Mate : buddy, friend
Milko : milkman
Mob : group of people
Mongrel : despicable person
Mongrel : nasty person
Mug : gullible person
Nipper : young surf lifesaver
No-hoper : somebody who'll never do well
Not the full quid : not bright intellectually
Oldies : parents
Ocker : an unsophisticated person
Offsider : an assistant / helper / partner
Piker : social misfit / drop out
Polly : politician
Pom /pommy : an Englishman
Postie : postman
Quid, not the full : of low IQ
Rapt : pleased, delighted
Ratbag : mild insult
Raw prawn :
( to come the)
to be generally disagreeable
Reffo : refugee
Rellie : family relative
Ring in : substitute
Rotten : drunk
Salvos : Salvation Army
Screamer : party lover
Shark biscuit : new surfer
Sheila : a woman
Shonky : dubious, underhanded
Skimpy : barely clothed bar staff
Sook : soft or inoffensive person
Spunk : a good looking person
Stickybeak : nosy person
Stuffed, I feel : I'm tired
Surfies : people who go surfing - more than they go to work!
Swaggie : swagman
Swagman : tramp, hobo
Tall poppies : successful people
Tall poppy syndrome : the tendency to criticize successful people
Tickets :
( to have on oneself)
to have a high opinion of oneself
Truckie : truck driver
True blue : patriotic
Two pot screamer : person who gets drunk easily
Up oneself : have a high opinion of oneself
Useless as :
an ashtray on a motorbike
Incompetent or unhelpful
Useless as :
tits on a bull
Incompetent or unhelpful
Vejjo : vegetarian
White pointers : topless (female) sunbathers
Woos : coward
Wombat : derogatory term to indicate someone is a fool. Also jokingly - a person who eats, roots and leaves.
Wowser : spoilsport
Wuss : coward; nervous person or animal
Yobbo : ignorant person
Youse : you (plural)
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