G’Day. Australia is a unique country and not just for its culture, different foods and indigenous animals. There is the Australian Slang to master.  So here we go, here is a list of 90 of my favourite slang words to help you understand the Australian lingo, so you won’t look like a drongo in ya budgie smugglers on a hot arvo listening to accadacca – while enjoying a cold one at a dinky-di barbie! Yes!

AccadaccaThe Australian band AC/DC
Ankle biterChild
ang onWait a minute
ArvoAfternoon
AussieAustralian
avagohave a go
Banana benderA person from Queensland
BarbieBarbecue
Back of BourkeIn a remote area
BlowieBlow fly
BlokeMale person
BludgerLazy person
Blue heelerPolice officer or cattle dog
BoganRedneck/uncouth person
BonzaGood, great, like a bonza bloke
Booze busPolice breath testing unit
(you’ve got) Buckley’sYou’ve got no chance
Budgie smugglersMale swimmers
(I’m) bushedI’m tired
BYO/GBring your own/grog
Choc a blocFull
ChookChicken
Chuck a U-eeDo a U-turn
Chunder/chuck/spewVomit
ClobberClothes
CrikeySurprise expression
CockyFfarmer, or cockatoo (bird)
Cold oneCold beer
Come a cropperHave an accident
CooeeBush call
CossieBathing costume
DagUnfashionable person, nerd or geek
Daks/stridesTrousers
Dead setGenuine
DerroTramp/homeless person
Digger/sustralian soldier/s
Dinky-diGenuine
DoonaDuvet
Down UnderAustralia
DrongoIdiot, fool
Dunny/looToilet
EarbashTalk a lot
EskyPortable cooling box
Fair crack of the whipFair go
Fair dinkumReally, truly, genuinely
Fair goA reasonable chance
FeralsPeople living ‘at one’ with nature
FootyFootball
Fremantle DoctorSea breeze in Perth
GalahA bird, or a loud, noisy person
GoodonyaGood work
Grog/plonk/booze/pissAlcohol
G’dayHello
Had a gut fullHad enough
LeglessReally drunk
MaccasMcdonalds
Map of TassieLady ‘bits’
MateGood friend
MiddieMedium-sized glass of beer
MozzieMosquito
MugFool
No worriesNo problem
OutbackInterior of australia
PokiesPoker machines
PrangMinor car accident
SandgroperSomeone from Western Australia
SangersSandwiches
SchoonerLarge glass of beer
SheilaFemale
SickleTake time off work when not sick
SlabCarton of beer
SmokoBreak from work to have a smoke
SnagSausage
Spit the dummyTantrum
SpunkyGood looking
StrayaAustralia
StrewthGee whiz
StubbyBottle of beer
SwagSsingle roll up bed to take travelling
ThongsFlip flops – shoes
TinnieCan of beer
True blueGenuine
TuckerFood
Two-upIllegal gambling game only played ANZAC Day
WagPlay truant
WallyIdiot
Gone walkaboutDisappear for a while
Woop WoopMiddle of nowhere
(Hard) Yakkahard work
YobboUncultured person

So there you have it, my list Australian slang with 90 of my favourites. I am sure there are more out there so feel free to drop me a line in the comments below and I will add them to my list.

 

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