More on Australian Slangs

More on Australian Slangs

Some more:

  • Amber fluid : beer
  • Ambo : ambulance, ambulance driver
  • Avos : avocados
  • Bail (somebody) up : to corner somebody physically
  • Bail out : depart, usually angrily
  • Barbie : barbecue (noun)
  • Barrack : to cheer on (football team etc.)
  • Bathers : swimming costume
  • Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic
  • Big Smoke : a big city, especially Sydney or Melbourne
  • Bikkie : biscuit (also “it cost big bikkies” – it was expensive)
  • Bingle : motor vehicle accident
  • Bities : biting insects
  • Bizzo : business (“mind your own bizzo”)
  • Blow in the bag : have a breathalyser test
  • Blue : fight (“he was having a blue with his wife”)
  • Bog in : commence eating, to attack food with enthusiasm
  • Bogan : person who takes little pride in his appearance, spends his days slacking and drinking beer
  • Booze bus : police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers
  • Boozer : a pub
  • Bottler : something excellent
  • Bounce : a bully
  • Brekkie : breakfast
  • Brisvegas : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
  • Brizzie : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
  • Buck’s night : stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding
  • Budgie smugglers : men’s bathing costume
  • Bundy : short for Bundaberg, Queensland, and the brand of rum that’s made there
  • BYO : unlicensed restaurant where you have to Bring Your Own grog, also similar party or barbecue
  • Cab Sav : Cabernet Sauvignon (a variety of wine grape)
  • Chewie : chewing gum
  • Chokkie : chocolate
  • Chook : a chicken
  • Chrissie : Christmas
  • Chuck a sickie : take the day off sick from work when you’re perfectly healthy
  • Chunder : vomit
  • Click : kilometre – “it’s 10 clicks away”
  • Cockie : cockatoo
  • Cockie : cockroach
  • Cockroach : a person from New South Wales
  • Crack onto (someone) : to hit on someone, pursue someone romantically
  • Cream (verb) : defeat by a large margin
  • Cubby house : Small, usually timber, house in the garden used as a children’s plaything.
  • Daks : trousers
  • Doco : documentary
  • Dog : unattractive woman
  • Down Under : Australia and New Zealand
  • Drink with the flies : to drink alone
  • Ekka : the Brisbane Exhibition, an annual show
  • Exy : expensive
  • Fairy floss : candy floss, cotton candy
  • Footy : Australian Rules football
  • Franger : condom
  • Fruit loop : fool
  • Full : drunk
  • Gabba : Wooloongabba – the Brisbane cricket ground
  • Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
  • Good onya : good for you, well done
  • Greenie : environmentalist
  • Hottie : hot water bottle
  • Journo : journalist
  • 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
  • Lippy : lipstick
  • Lollies : sweets, candy
  • Moolah : money
  • Mug : friendly insult (“have a go, yer mug”), gullible person
  • O.S. : overseas (“he’s gone O.S.”)
  • Old fella : penis
  • Oldies : parents – “I’ll have to ask my oldies”
  • Op shop : opportunity shop, thrift store, place where second hand goods are sold.
  • Pig’s arse! : I don’t agree with you
  • Piss : beer. Hence “hit the piss”, “sink some piss”
  • Pokies : poker machines, fruit machines, gambling slot machines
  • Polly : politician
  • Prezzy : present, gift
  • Rage : party
  • Rage on : to continue partying – “we raged on until 3am”
  • Reckon! : you bet! Absolutely!
  • Rego : vehicle registration
  • Rotten : drunk – “I went out last night and got rotten”
  • Salvos, the : Salvation Army, bless them
  • Sandgroper : a person from Western Australia
  • Sanger : a sandwich
  • Shark biscuit : somebody new to surfing
  • Sheila : a woman
  • Tea : supper
  • Tee-up : to set up (an appointment)
  • Uni : university
  • Ute : utility vehicle, pickup truck
  • Vedgies : vegetables
  • Vee dub : Volkswagen
  • Veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
  • Vejjo : vegetarian
  • XXXX : pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland

If you are an English speaking traveller, its best advised to just speak clearly, most Australians are used to a variety of accents. However, you can start with what is most comforatbale for your, it never hurts to try some of these out.