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Commonly Used Aussie Slang Terms

Commonly used Aussie slang terms

  • G'day - Short for "good day," it's a common way to say hello.
  • Mate - Referring to a friend or buddy.
  • Barbie - Short for barbecue, a popular cooking method and social gathering in Australia.
  • Arvo - Abbreviation of afternoon.
  • Brekkie - Short for breakfast.
  • Thongs - Referring to flip-flops or sandals.
  • Bogan - Describing someone who is considered uncultured, unfashionable, or unrefined.
  • Fair dinkum - Meaning "genuine" or "authentic."
  • She'll be right - A phrase meaning everything will be okay or things will work out fine.
  • Maccas - Informal term for McDonald's.
  • Sickie - Taking a day off work or school due to illness or personal reasons.
  • Chockers - Meaning "full" or "packed," often used to describe a busy place or situation.
  • No worries - A common phrase meaning "no problem" or "it's alright."
  • Sanga - Short for sandwich.
  • Ute - Abbreviation of utility vehicle, similar to a pickup truck.
  • Mateship - The spirit of camaraderie, friendship, and loyalty.
  • Dunny - Slang for a toilet or bathroom.
  • Trackies - Informal term for tracksuit pants or sweatpants.
  • Servo - Short for service station or gas station.
  • Bottle-o - Abbreviation of bottle shop, a store where alcoholic beverages are sold.
  • Ripper - Used to describe something as excellent, fantastic, or impressive.
  • Stubbie - A small bottle of beer.
  • Tinnie - A can of beer, or a small aluminum boat.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Pash - To passionately kiss or make out with someone.
  • Dag - Referring to a person who is eccentric, goofy, or socially awkward.
  • Chrissy - Short for Christmas, referring to the holiday season.
  • Op shop - Short for opportunity shop, which is a thrift store or second-hand shop.
  • Daggy dad - Referring to a father who has a nerdy or unfashionable style.
  • Sunnies - Sunglasses, protecting your eyes from the sun.
  • Bushy - Someone who lives in or is associated with the Australian bush or countryside.
  • Daks - Slang for trousers or pants.
  • Yewy - A U-turn, usually while driving a vehicle.
  • Chock-a-block - Describing something as completely full or crowded.
  • Straya - Informal slang term for Australia, used to emphasize the Australian accent.
  • Bikkie - Short for biscuit, meaning a cookie or cracker.
  • Middy - A glass of beer that is smaller than a pint but larger than a schooner.
  • Ankle-biter - A young child, usually used affectionately.
  • Dunny budgie - A humorous term for a blowfly.
  • Chook - Slang for a chicken.
  • Flat out like a lizard drinking - Extremely busy or working at a fast pace.
  • True blue - Referring to something or someone as authentically Australian.
  • Polly - Short for politician, often used to refer to a member of parliament.
  • Brekky - Short for breakfast.
  • Chuck a sickie - To take a day off work pretending to be sick when you're actually not.
  • Budgie smugglers - Men's tight-fitting swim briefs or speedos.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Roo - Short for kangaroo, a native Australian animal.
  • Strewth - An exclamation of surprise or astonishment.
  • Trackie dacks - Informal term for tracksuit pants or sweatpants.
  • Bathers - Referring to swimwear or swimsuits.
  • Cark it - To die or stop working.
  • Stoked - Excited or thrilled about something.
  • Wombat - A native Australian marsupial known for its sturdy build and slow movement.
  • Larrikin - Describing someone who is mischievous, playful, or a bit of a prankster.
  • Dog's breakfast - Referring to something that is messy or disorganized.
  • Vegemite - A popular spread made from yeast extract, often eaten on toast.
  • Bundy - Short for Bundaberg, a brand of Australian rum.
  • Esky - A portable insulated cooler box used for keeping food and drinks cold.
  • Sheila - An informal term for a woman or girl.
  • Tradie - Short for a tradesperson, referring to someone who works in a skilled trade like plumbing, carpentry, or electrical work.
  • Tinny - A can of beer, or a small aluminum boat.
  • Billy - A metal can or container used for boiling water over a campfire.
  • Macca's - Short for McDonald's, a popular fast food chain.
  • Moolah - Slang for money or cash.
  • Togs - Referring to swimwear or bathing suits.
  • Chuck a U-ey - To make a U-turn while driving.
  • Lippy - Colloquial term for lipstick or lip gloss.
  • Reckon - Short for "I reckon," meaning to think or believe.
  • Coppers - Slang for police officers.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Choccy biccy - Slang for chocolate biscuit, referring to a cookie or biscuit with chocolate.
  • Chook - Slang for a chicken.
  • Barra - Short for barramundi, a popular fish species in Australia.
  • Brekky - Abbreviation of breakfast.
  • Chrissie - Short for Christmas, referring to the holiday season.
  • Footy - Short for football, commonly referring to Australian rules football or rugby league.
  • Gabba - Abbreviation of the Brisbane Cricket Ground, a famous cricket stadium in Brisbane.
  • Middy - A glass of beer that is smaller than a pint but larger than a schooner.
  • Pot - A small glass of beer in some Australian states.
  • Sook - Slang for someone who is easily upset or sensitive.
  • Yobbo - Describing someone who is loud, rowdy, or uncouth.
  • Ratbag - Referring to a mischievous or cheeky person.
  • Esky - A portable insulated cooler box used for keeping food and drinks cold.
  • Mozzie - Slang for a mosquito.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Budgie smugglers - Men's tight-fitting swim briefs or speedos.
  • Chook - Slang for a chicken.
  • Trackie dacks - Informal term for tracksuit pants or sweatpants.
  • Stoked - Excited or thrilled about something.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Swag - Referring to a rolled-up bundle of belongings, often used by campers or travelers.
  • Tinny - A can of beer, or a small aluminum boat.
  • Sheila - An informal term for a woman or girl.
  • Bonza - Meaning "excellent" or "great."
  • Chookas - A term used to wish someone good luck, particularly in the performing arts.
  • Snag a bargain - To get a good deal or find something at a discounted price.
  • Fair go - A phrase promoting fairness and equal opportunity.
  • Veg out - To relax and do nothing, often in front of the television.
  • Spit the dummy - To have a tantrum or get angry over something small.
  • Shout - To buy a round of drinks or offer to pay for something.
  • Rock up - To arrive at a place or event, often informally or without prior notice.
  • Bloody oath - An expression of agreement or affirmation.
  • Macca's run - A trip to McDonald's for food or snacks.
  • Brekkie wrap - A breakfast wrap or sandwich.
  • Aussie rules - Australian rules football, a popular sport in Australia.
  • Ridgy-didge - Genuine or true.
  • Fair crack of the whip - A fair opportunity or chance.
  • She'll be apples - Everything will be fine or okay.
  • Good on ya - A phrase used to express praise or approval.
  • Dob in - To report someone to the authorities for wrongdoing.
  • Hard yakka - Referring to hard work or laborious tasks.
  • Shark biscuit - A term used to describe someone who is inexperienced or easily taken advantage of.
  • Facey - Short for Facebook, referring to the social media platform.
  • Togs - Referring to swimwear or bathing suits.
  • Ratbag - Referring to a mischievous or cheeky person.
  • Arvo tea - An afternoon tea break, often involving snacks or light refreshments.
  • Top bloke - A term used to describe a good, reliable, and likable person, usually a man.
  • Aussie salute - The act of waving one's hand in front of the face to brush away flies.
  • Bludger - Referring to someone who is lazy or avoids work.
  • Strewth - An exclamation of surprise or astonishment.
  • Fair crack of the whip - A fair opportunity or fair treatment.
  • Daggy - Describing something or someone as unfashionable or uncool, often in an endearing way.
  • Chuck a U-ey - To make a U-turn while driving.
  • Dog's breakfast - Referring to something that is messy or disorganized.
  • Bluey - A nickname for someone with red hair, or a slang term for a blue-colored cattle dog.
  • Frothy - Slang for beer or a beer that has a lot of foam.
  • Barbecue stopper - A topic of conversation that is so interesting or controversial that it can stop a conversation at a barbeque.
  • Coldie - Slang for a cold beer.
  • Veg out - To relax and do nothing, often in front of the television.
  • Mate's rates - A discounted price or special deal given to a friend or acquaintance.
  • Tall poppy syndrome - A cultural phenomenon where successful or accomplished individuals are criticized or brought down to size.
  • Bizzo - Short for business, referring to work or affairs.
  • Spewin' - Slang for feeling extremely disappointed or frustrated.
  • Wombat - A term used to describe someone who eats and sleeps a lot.
  • Stoked - Excited or thrilled about something.
  • Chrissie - Short for Christmas, referring to the holiday season.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Vegemite - A dark, savory spread made from yeast extract, popular in Australia.
  • Esky - A portable insulated cooler box used for keeping food and drinks cold.
  • Onya - Short for "good on you" or "well done."
  • Spit the dummy - To have a tantrum or get angry over something small.
  • Roo - Slang for a kangaroo.
  • Esky - A portable insulated cooler box used for keeping food and drinks cold.
  • Moolah - Slang for money or cash.
  • Yonks - A long time, often used in the phrase "haven't seen you in yonks."
  • Wombat - A term used to describe someone who eats and sleeps a lot.
  • Chook - Slang for a chicken.
  • Billy - A metal container used for boiling water over a campfire.
  • Bushranger - An outlaw or bandit who roams the Australian bush.
  • Lippy - Slang for lipstick or lip balm.
  • Trackie dacks - Informal term for tracksuit pants or sweatpants.
  • Cockie - Short for cockatoo, a type of bird native to Australia.
  • Veg out - To relax and do nothing, often in front of the television.
  • Dingo's breakfast - Having no breakfast at all or just a cup of tea.
  • Snag a bargain - To get a good deal or find something at a discounted price.
  • Spit the dummy - To have a tantrum or get angry over something small.
  • Ratbag - Referring to a mischievous or cheeky person.
  • Roo bar - A metal bar on the front of a vehicle to protect against collisions with kangaroos.
  • Cuppa - Slang for a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Tradie - Short for a tradesperson, such as a plumber, electrician, or carpenter.
  • Strewth - An exclamation of surprise or astonishment.
  • Chrissie - Short for Christmas, referring to the holiday season.
  • Top bloke - A term used to describe a good, reliable, and likable person, usually a man.
  • Good on ya - A phrase used to express praise or approval.
  • Togs - Referring to swimwear or bathing suits.
  • Ridgy-didge - Genuine or true.
  • Fair go - A plea for fairness or equal opportunity.
  • Jumper - Referring to a sweater or pullover.
  • Chuck a U-ey - To make a U-turn while driving.
  • Bushie - Referring to someone who lives in the bush or rural areas.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Bogged - Stuck in mud, sand, or a difficult situation.
  • Choc-a-bloc - Completely full or crowded.
  • Old mate - A generic term used to refer to someone whose name you can't remember or don't know.
  • Swag - A portable bedroll used by campers or travelers.
  • Bonza - Excellent or first-rate.
  • Spit the dummy - To have a tantrum or get angry over something trivial.
  • Tinny - A can of beer, or a small aluminum boat.
  • Heaps - Meaning "a lot" or "many," often used to emphasize quantity.
  • True blue - Referring to something or someone that is genuinely Australian or authentic.
  • Dog's breakfast - Referring to something that is messy or disorganized.
  • Bloody oath - An expression of agreement or affirmation, similar to "absolutely" or "for sure."
  • Fair crack of the whip - A fair opportunity or fair treatment.
  • Squiz - To have a quick look or glance at something.
  • Galah - Slang for a foolish or silly person.
  • Cuppa - Slang for a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Moolah - Slang for money or cash.
  • Sheila - Slang for a woman or girl.
  • Larrikin - A person who is mischievous, playful, and fond of pranks.
  • Sook - To sulk or whine.
  • Bundy - Short for Bundaberg, a brand of rum popular in Australia.
  • Trackie dacks - Informal term for tracksuit pants or sweatpants.
  • Bizzo - Short for business, referring to work or affairs.
  • Tall poppy syndrome - A cultural phenomenon where successful or accomplished individuals are criticized or brought down to size.
  • Spit the dummy - To have a tantrum or get angry over something trivial.
  • Wombat - A term used to describe someone who eats and sleeps a lot.
  • Chook - Slang for a chicken.
  • Fairy floss - Cotton candy.
  • Pash rash - Redness or irritation on the face caused by kissing.
  • Fossick - To search or rummage for something, often used in the context of searching for treasure or valuable items.
  • Smoko - A short break from work, typically for a snack or a cup of tea.
  • Shark biscuit - Slang for a beginner surfer or someone who is not very skilled.
  • Ratbag - Referring to a mischievous or cheeky person.
  • Veg out - To relax and do nothing, often in front of the television.
  • Esky - A portable insulated cooler box used for keeping food and drinks cold.
  • Stoked - Extremely happy or excited.
  • Swag - A portable bedroll used by campers or travelers.
  • Cya - Short for "see ya," meaning goodbye.
  • Snag - Slang for a sausage, often used in the context of a sausage sizzle or barbeque.
  • Bonza - Excellent or first-rate.
  • Chuck a U-ey - To make a U-turn while driving.
  • Suss - Short for "suspect" or "suspicious."
  • Dingo's breakfast - Having no breakfast at all or just a cup of tea.
  • Trackie dacks - Informal term for tracksuit pants or sweatpants.
  • Budgie smugglers - Slang for tight-fitting men's swimwear, often referring to speedos.
  • Snag a bargain - To get a good deal or find something at a discounted price.
  • Tradie - Short for a tradesperson, such as a plumber, electrician, or carpenter.
  • Bathers - Slang for swimwear or bathing suits.
  • Choc-a-bloc - Completely full or crowded.
  • Bogged - Stuck in mud, sand, or a difficult situation.
  • Stubby - A small bottle of beer.
  • Whinge - To complain or whine.
  • Yobbo - Referring to someone who is rowdy or uncouth.
  • Fairy floss - Cotton candy.
  • Moolah - Slang for money or cash.
  • Larrikin - A person who is mischievous, playful, and fond of pranks.
  • Shark biscuit - Slang for a beginner surfer or someone who is not very skilled.
  • Sook - To sulk or whine.
  • Togs - Referring to swimwear or bathing suits.
  • Tinny - A can of beer, or a small aluminum boat.
  • Bizzo - Short for business, referring to work or affairs.
  • Chewie - Slang for chewing gum.
  • Esky - A portable insulated cooler box used for keeping food and drinks cold.
  • Budgie smugglers - Slang for tight-fitting men's swimwear, often referring to speedos.
  • Remember, Australian slang can vary across different regions and communities, and new terms are constantly emerging. These words and phrases reflect the lively and unique language of Australia. Enjoy incorporating them into your conversations and embracing the Aussie spirit!
  • Chook - Slang for a chicken.
  • Footy - Short for Australian rules football.
  • Gabba - The Brisbane Cricket Ground, named after the suburb it's located in.
  • Middy - A 285ml (10 fl oz) glass of beer.
  • Pom - Slang for a person from England, particularly referring to a British immigrant.
  • Ratbag - Referring to a mischievous or cheeky person.
  • Sook - To sulk or whine.
  • Trackie dacks - Informal term for tracksuit pants or sweatpants.
  • Frothy - Slang for beer.
  • Straya - Informal abbreviation of Australia.
  • Chookas - An expression of good luck, particularly used in the performing arts.
  • Moolah - Slang for money or cash.
  • Ambo - Short for ambulance or paramedic.
  • Bizzo - Short for business, referring to work or affairs.
  • Smoko - A short break from work, typically for a snack or a cup of tea.
  • Sundy - Short for Sunday.
  • Tradie - Short for a tradesperson, such as a plumber, electrician, or carpenter.
  • Uni - Short for university.
  • Dingo's breakfast - Having no breakfast at all or just a cup of tea.
  • Budgie smugglers - Slang for tight-fitting men's swimwear, often referring to speedos.
  • Bathers - Slang for swimwear or bathing suits.
  • Dog's eye - Slang for a meat pie.
  • Spit the dummy - To throw a tantrum or get angry.
  • Tuck shop - A school canteen or cafeteria.
  • Ratbag - Referring to a mischievous or cheeky person.
  • Whinge - To complain or whine.
  • Bog in - To dig into food or eat heartily.
  • Cactus - Broken or not working properly.
  • Devo - Short for devastated, expressing disappointment or sadness.
  • Middy - A 285ml (10 fl oz) glass of beer.
  • Snag a bargain - To get a good deal or find something at a discounted price.
  • Yobbo - Referring to someone who is rowdy or uncouth.

 

Remember, Australian slang can vary across different regions and communities, and new terms are constantly emerging. These words and phrases reflect the lively and unique language of Australia. Enjoy incorporating them into your conversations and embracing the Aussie spirit!

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