Common Aussie Slang Words
G'day, I'm a true blue Aussie, and here are some of the most common every day slang words you'll hear us Aussies popping into the conversation! We regularly substitute English words for slang, so even if you speak English you may be confused or amused at the sentences we put together. There is more slang than these words we use in our everyday life too, as sometimes we will use slang just so we can shorten a sentence! It's not that we don't like a good chin wag (conversation); Aussies for the most part are friendly but we're also often up front and straight-forward so it suits us - we even shorten words when when we describe someones profession. For example, a Brick Layer becomes a "Brickie" just like a Truck Driver is a "Truckie". We do tricky things with our mates names too - our friend Dave becomes Dave-O and Robert becomes Robbo, but Ben becomes Benny and Michelle becomes Shelly... And you need to be careful when using our slang words yourself in a sentence, as sometimes the same words will mean something different depending on the tone of voice. For example, if you say the words "Far Out" it can mean something is fantastic! Or it can mean you think something is really bad news! It's the same deal with the word "Crikey!". However, I hope you enjoy learning some of our most common Slang words!
Common Aussie Slang Words:
- G'day - Hi
- Hoo Roo - Bye!
- Ta - Thanks!
- Dunny - Toilet.
- Dunno - I don't know...
- Mate - Can be anyone you know (instead of using their name)
- Sheila - Aussie girl
- Chick or Chickie babe - Cute Aussie girl.
- Bloke - Aussie male
- True Blue - Totally Australian
- Aussie - From Australia
- Straya - Australia
- Ocker - An Aussie masculan male drinker /womaniser.
- Buggalugs / Possum - Friendly endearment
- Barbie - Barbeque (BBQ)
- Snags - Sausages.
- Abso Bloody Lutely - Absolutely
- Ripper - Fantastic!
- Barney - An argument
- Agro - Angry
- Betcha - I bet you
- Bludger - Lazy person
- Peckish - Hungry
- Bananas - Going crazy
- Berko - Going crazy
- Crickey! - Surprised at something (good or bad)
- Struth! - Shocked!
- Thongs - Flip-flop shoes
- Undies - Underwear
- Grundys - Underwear
- Nicky nocks - Knickers
- Over shoulder boulder holder - Bra
- Togs - Swim wear
- Swimmies, togs - Swim wear
- Sanger - Sandwich
- Cactus - Broken
- Kaput - Broken
- Cheezed Off - Annoyed
- Far Out - Great! or that's bad!
- Fair Dinkum - It's true - or is it true?
- Waffle - talking nonsense
- Chockie - Chocolate
- I'm chockers! - I'm full (I can't eat another thing!)
- Choof Off - Leave
- Bottle O - Alcohol shop
- Watering Hole - Pub
- Daks - Pants
- Yobbo - Nerd, uncouth person
- Daggy - Out of fashion
- Durry - Cigarette
- Hard Yakka - Hard work
- Earbash - Someone has been pestering you.
- Egg On - To encourage someone
- Fanny - Vagina
- Cake hole - Mouth
- Get nicked - Go away!
- Rack Off - Go away!
- Bugger Off - Go away!
- Bugger Me - Shocked.
- Dodgy - suspicious
- Footy - National Rugby League
- Soccer - Football (With the round ball).
- Goon - Wine from a cask.
- Bull Dust - A lie
- Rat Bag - Untrustworthy person
- Iffy - Suspicious
- Cark It - Die
- Veg out - Relax
- Oldies - Parents
- Relies - Relatives
- Quids - Money
- Zonked Out - Exhausted
- No Worries - That's okay!
Did you know?
- In almost all states of Australia it is illegal to keep a Kangaroo as a pet, but legal to shoot them.
- In all states it is legal to eat Kangaroo (Though not everyone likes to do that).
- Kangaroo meat is red meat usually cooked like a steak, or in a stew or stir fry. It is lean meat, therefore seen as a healthy meat choice.
- Koalas sure look cute and cuddly but they have very sharp claws and many suffer from Syphilis too!
- Even in suberbia, Australians have killer animals in their yards. Like Red Belly Black Snakes, Brown Snakes, the Funnelweb spider and the Redback spider. All of which can be deadly if anti-vemon isn't administered quickly. If they can't find a way to come inside, these creatures can make a home in shoes, on steps and even in the washing!
- Huntsman spiders, which grow to almost the size of your hand, do come inside. Not just to sit on the walls of your lounge room and bedroom, but also in your car. While harmless, they will give you a nasty fright if they pop out while you are driving!
- Particularly in summer meals are eaten outside and prepared outside on the BBQ regularly. It is usually the mans job to cook the food on the BBQ. The women usually prepare a salad as a side dish.
- When you do have a BBQ you will probably need some insect repellent for yourself because of the flies and mosquitoes! If it's lunch time you'll need 30+ Sunscreen and a hat too!
- In Australia bablies wear nappies, not diapers and are given dummies not pacifiers. We push our babies in a pram. We buy a second pram for jogging.
- Our spelling can be a little different too. A mother is mum, not mom. We write colour not color.
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