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Ace!: Excellent! Very good!
Amber fluid: beer
Ankle biter: small child
Apples: It'll be all right
Aussie salute: brushing away flies with the hand

Bail (somebody) up: to corner somebody physically
Bail out: depart, usually angrily How to Speak Australian
Banana bender: a person from Queensland
Barbie: barbecue (noun)
Bastard: term of endearment
Beaut, beauty: great, fantastic
Big-note oneself: brag, boast
Bities: biting insects
Bitzer: mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that)
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
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")
Make a blue: make a mistake
Bondi cigar: see "brown-eyed mullet"
Bottle shop: liquor shop
Bottler: something excellent
Bottling, his blood's worth: he's an excellent, helpful bloke.
He hasn't got a Brass razoo: he's very poor
Brown-eyed mullet: a turd in the sea (where you're swimming!)
Buck's night: stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding
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 oyster: nasal mucus
Bush telly: campfire
Bushie: someone who lives in the Bush
Bushman's hanky: Emitting nasal mucus by placing one index finger on the outside of the nose (thus blocking one nostril) and blowing.
Bushranger: highwayman, outlaw
Butcher: small glass of beer in South Australia - From the theory that a butcher could take a quick break from his job, have a drink and be back at work

Cab Sav: Cabernet Sauvignon (a variety of wine grape)
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
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
Clacker: anus (from Latin cloaca = sewer). Also the single orifice of monotremes (platypus and echidna) used both for reproduction and for the elimination of body wastes.
Clayton's: fake, substitute
Cleanskin: Bottle of wine without a label. Usually bought in bulk by companies who then add their own personalised label and use the wine as e.g. gifts to clients
Click: kilometre - "it's 10 clicks away"
Cobber: friend
Cockie: farmer (Farmers were called cockies in the early days of European settlement because, like the birds of the same name, they made their homes on the edges of permanent waterholes)
Cockie: cockatoo
Cockie: cockroach
Coldie: a beer
Come a gutser: make a bad mistake, have an accident
Conch (adj. conchy): a conscientious person. Somebody who would rather work or study than go out and enjoy him/herself.
Within Cooee: nearby - I was within cooee of landing a big fish when the line broke. He lives within cooee of Sydney.
Cook (noun): One's wife How to Speak Australian
Counter lunch/Countery: pub lunch
Crack a fat: get an erection
Crack onto (someone): to hit on someone, pursue someone romantically
Cut lunch: sandwiches

Dag: a funny person, nerd, goof
Daks: trousers
Damper: bread made from flour and water
Date: arse[hole] ("get off your fat date")
Dead horse: Tomato sauce
Dickhead: see "whacker"
Digger: a soldier
Dill: an idiot How to Speak Australian
Dipstick: a loser, idiot
Docket: a bill, receipt
Dog: unattractive woman
Dog's eye: meat pie
Donger: penis
Doodle: penis
Doovalacky: used whenever you can't remember what something is called. Thingummyjig, whatsit.
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")
Dunny: outside lavatory
Dunny budgie: blowfly
Durry: tobacco, cigarette

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Face, off one's: drunk ("He was off his face by 9pm")
Fair go: a chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
Feral (n.): a hippie
Figjam: "F*ck I'm good; just ask me". Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves.
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.
Franger: condom
Freckle: anus
Full: drunk
Furphy: false or unreliable rumour

G'Day: hello!
GAFA (pron. gaffa): the big nothingness of the Australian Outback. Great Australian F**k All.
Galah: fool, silly person. Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.
Give it a burl: try it, have a go
Gobsmacked: surprised, astounded
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
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"

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
Hotel: often just a pub
Hottie: hot water bottle

Icy pole, ice block: popsicle, lollypop

Joey: baby kangaroo
Jug: electric kettle
Jumbuck: sheep

Kelpie: Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
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
Lob, lob in: drop in to see someone ("the rellies have lobbed")
Lollies: sweets, candy
Longneck: 750ml bottle of beer in South Australia
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.
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 or New South Wales 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
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)
Mull: grass (the kind you smoke)
Mystery bag: a sausage

Naughty, have a: have sex
Nipper: young surf lifesaver
No drama: same as 'no worries'
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
In the Nuddy: naked
As dry as a Nun's nasty: dry
Nut out: hammer out or work out (an agreement, say)

O.S.: overseas ("he's gone O.S.")
Ocker: an unsophisticated person
Offsider: an assistant, helper
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.
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
Pint: large glass of beer (esp. in South Australia)
Piss: beer. Hence "hit the piss", "sink some piss"
Bring a Plate: 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
Pom, pommy, pommie: an Englishman
Pommy bastard: an Englishman
Pommy shower: using deodorant instead of taking a shower
As dry as a Pommy's towel: very dry - based on the canard that Poms bathe about once a month
Porky Lie: untruth (pork pie = lie)
Port: suitcase (portmanteau)
Pot: 285 ml beer glass in Queensland and Victoria

Rack off: push off! get lost! get out of here!
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!
Ridgy-didge: original, genuine
She Right: it'll be all right
That'd be Right: Accepting bad news as inevitable. ("I went fishing but caught nothing." "Yeah, that'd be right.")
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
Roadie: a beer you buy to take away with you
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.
Root rat: somebody who is constantly looking for sex.
Ropeable: very angry
Rotten: drunk - "I went out last night and got rotten"
Rubbish (verb): to criticize

Aussie Salute: brushing flies away
Sanger: a sandwich
Schooner: large beer glass in Queensland; medium 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
Shark biscuit: somebody new to surfing
She'll be right: it'll turn out okay
Sheila: a woman
Shit house (adj.): of poor quality, unenjoyable ("this car is shit house", "the movie was shit house")
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
Skull/Skol (a beer): to drink a beer in a single draught without taking a breath
Slab: a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer
Sleepout: house verandah converted to a bedroom
Snag: a sausage
Sook: person or animal who is soft, tame, inoffensive. Hence sooky (adj.)
Spag bol: spaghetti bolognese
Spewin': very angry
Spiffy, pretty spiffy: great, excellent
Spit the dummy: get very upset at something
Spruiker: man who stands outside a nightclub or restaurant trying to persuade people to enter
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.
Stickybeak: nosy person
Stoked: very pleased
Stonkered: beaten, defeated, cornered, perplexed
Strides: trousers
Strine: Australian slang and pronunciation
Stubby: a 375ml. beer bottle
Stubby holder: polystyrene insulated holder for a stubby
I fell Stuffed: I'm tired
I'll be Stuffed: 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
Tallie: 750ml bottle of beer
Tea: supper
Technicolor yawn: vomit
Tee-up: to set up (an appointment) How to Speak Australian
Thingo: Wadjamacallit, thingummy, whatsit
Throw-down: small bottle of beer which you can throw down quickly.
Tinny: can of beer
Tinny: small aluminium boat
Tinny, tin-arsed: lucky
Togs: swim suit
Too right!: definitely!
Top End: far north of Australia
Trackies: track suit
Trough lolly: the solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in a men's urinal
Tucker: food
Tucker: bag food bag
Hit the Turps: go on a drinking binge
Two up: gambling game played by spinning two coins simultaneously

Ugh: ugly. hence Ugg boots
Unit: flat, apartment
Up somebody, get: to rebuke somebody - "the boss got up me for being late"
Ute: utility vehicle, pickup truck

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
Weekend warrior: army reservist
Whacker, whacka: Idiot; somebody who talks drivel; somebody with whom you have little patience; a dickhead
Whinge: complain
White pointers: topless (female) sunbathers
Wobbly: excitable behaviour ("I complained about the food and the waiter threw a wobbly")
Wobbly boot on, he's got the: drunkHow to Speak Australian
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

Yabber: talk (a lot)
Yabby: inland freshwater crayfish found in Australia (Cherax destructor)
Yakka: work (noun)
Yobbo: an uncouth person

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