Shark biscuit – kids at the beach. “Mongrel” actually means a mixed breed or stray dog. Oddly though, some of these words end up being longer than they were originally. VI – Matturday Night Fever, Pingback: Just Moved to Australia? Tinny= metal boat It is now rarely used because it is considered derogatory. mate seriously one of the most used words in Australian slang and it means friend. Matt, i’m Australian, thank you very much! Turps = Alcohol Cobber is old school now. ?” Snot Block – Vanilla Slice These fellahs walk into the Pub, sing out “Fisho” then take interested clientele back to their refrigerated vehicle. the British used this as well. Its used in oz, so that makes it straylin. Disagree with #80 – Sickie. I always assumed it’s because a penis in a tight ‘environment’ looks like the shape of a small trapped bird! After all, the kangaroos are Australia’s most popular animals. – When people want to know what’s going on, or they’re requesting the “goss” (gossip), they ask what the John Dory is. Have a guess as to what “Hooks” refers to! It could also mean bewildered or (indignant) disbelief… Friggen- how to say f&*@£%g in front of kids and non sweaters. knocked up = tired worn out goon is just a cheap and nasty wine. Explore SydesJokes' photos on Flickr. Had the Snip/= No jellybeans in the jellybean bag/Vasectomy. Bloke. Funny how they can be so apt and funny, but normal back then! Wear check etcher longer ray?” !” i.e: U 4 real? An ‘alright sort of a sheila’ would therefore denote a pretty good woman! Sooky – My mum (born in 1926) was the youngest of four girls living in Adelaide. There are a couple of others I’d clarify. Servo = Petrol Station. Copy and paste the following HTML into your website code: Bloody oath – yes or its true. Here are 20 fascinating Italian expressions that will make you sound... Join over 1 million people enjoying our ocassional language tips, special offers and much more. Chuck a darkie= get angry Monash Carpark – Monash Freeway (Especially during peak hour) She questioned ..”what is this doof, doof, doof?.. Australian slang is almost a language of its own. Australian/Kiwi slang, for a female. “You’re tripping!” Or “You be tripping!” Drop-kick – an idiot. Dude, origin/ownership is not the point of this post (as i understand). Flat out like a lizard drinking 1. When you look through the list of 100 Australian Slang Words & Phrases, you’ll see a couple of slang words and phrases that relate to drinking alcohol. One in 6 Aussies have Irish blood in their ancestry, I think it is really Guinness LOL. Australian slang is full of hilarious expressions that we should all use. That place right between your boobs. A Billabong is an Aboriginal word. “Hi! Dodgey – a bit rough. You ought to use it. 100 Australian sayings and slang words everyone should know Arvo. Sanger – sandwich. The term is usually pejorative, but it can also be regarded as a joke between friends. There are also dictionaries for slang language available online. So if your car broke down, you could technically say, “The car’s carked it.” However it sounds a little funny, so we’d refer to a component of the car, like, “The engine’s carked it.” Although I guess you could say, “Did you hear about how The Large Hadron Collider completely carked it?” but that still sounds a little off. Yonks = Long time. Or, as the dictionary says in a prettier way; someone who is intellectually challenged. Rhyming slang. For example, “cheers” is a perfect choice for when you leave the shop after the barista gave the coffee. Hey just a couple more to add to your list you have some rippers on there Australian slang for female 2. Give me 5= give me a high five if you want to sound like a true Aussie, you should speak through clenched teeth to stop. Some are just ‘Barry McKenzie’ joke slang, but not in real use. I’m 70. Aussies would laugh at the word root in this context (see above). “I’m totally stuffed mate.” It means are you starting a fight or argument after saying something insulting or you’re telling someone off “Yo, (is) you for real? Spot on…..goon is the abbreviation for flagon – a large 2 or 3 litre glass bottle of wine. What’s the John Dory? Chuck a lefty/righty: driving directions, turn left/right Chuck a wobbly 2013. Australian slang is certainly ‘interesting’! A True Blue sheila looked at her underwear admiringly and asked: When I first came to Australia. It can also refer to a small, aggressive dog like a chihuahua. Shark biscuit can also stand for a body board, its like a surf board but smaller. And some of them are certainly not used any more, or you made the buggers up. Aussies (as they're also called) love to play with words, and to use shortened terms to explain things. “Ute” in Strine is a truck or SUV, not to be confused with utes (plural) from “My Cousin Vinnie,” where it refers to youths, or as Vinne explains to the judge, “youthes.”. the term for Aussie slang and pronunciation is “strine”; Australian slang is often characterized by making words as short as possible, but also as cute and as funny as possible! How can you have just a plain, dull barbecue when you could have a “barbie”? Reg Grundies – Undies Rack off = Go away Buckleys chance = No hope Dog’s eye wiv Dead ‘Orse/=Beef/Meat Pie with Tomarda sauce View an example of how 'Sheila' is used by fair dinkum Australians. I use a lot of these – and I have my own list too. eg- I’m heading to the bottlo to grab a goon cask. Much like pissuh, sometimes emphasized with the all purpose adverb, f*ckin, as in f*ckin pissuh. !” By the end of the twentieth century it had become a fairly problematic term, mainly as a result of being burdened with many negative and derogatory male attitudes towards women. duzz buzz, have a cigarette.. oh pull the other one, exaggerated story or lies “Are you having a go at me? Context of someone pleasuring themselves: “I really need to flog, it’s been too long” !” Or “Yo, is you (f**king) serious (right now)!? Franga – Suburb of Frankston Other meanings & alternative phrases. Australian slang comes from a mixture of migrants or convicts that cam came from Irland Scotland England also mixed American sayings. Is a phrase that has nothing at all to do with what bicycle, bus,Uber or train you plan on taking to get there, or go home! Context of someone/thing getting beaten badly: “Geez, the Brisbane Lions got flogged again, did you see the game?” For example, when being prompted by your fellow shearers to get up for work, one might say “fair go, I’ve got half a mongrel here”. Now, “Are you having a go? No wuckas – the full explanation is that it’s short for “no wuckin’ furries”, which is a humorous and slightly more polite way to say “no f*ckin’ worries”. If you find yourself in a bit of an argument and you begin to act unreasonably you might be told to “pull ya head in“, if however you’re right (stubborn) and you really want the other person to believe what you’re saying you can say “fair dinkum mate“. It’s true that Australians use slang that is also used in the UK, and that some of these slang terms are not as commonly used as they once were. Love it, I recognise a lot of this, we used similar slang growing up in Liverpool, and what I didn’t use I recognise from Neighbours and The Sullivans( ‘Fair crack of the whip’, ‘Good egg’ ):-), they dont even have root 116. Use this Aussie slang in your day-to-day conversations and Aussie might think you’re one of their own. Context of going to the gym: “Hey mate, are you going for a flog?” The computer’s just carked it. Once you’ve been in Australia for, well, an hour, you’ll notice that nearly every word has an ‘o’ on the end of it. 6. gash root means sex like “i had a real nice root last night ay” meaning “i had some really good sex last night yeah?”, ute – truck G’day mate. Really enjoyed the list. Master these 33 phrases of Australian slang and you'll be fair dinkum. Lairy Who knows that the words we call slang today may become part of the regular English someday and may come into writing as well. Though some of them have roots in British English, Australian English has grown and changed into its own interesting type of language. Sheila = Girl. Righty: if not being directed to take a right or chuck a right, it is to do the right thing, do a good deed BTW, I remember it as “mad as a cut snake”, and grouse is definitely Victorian Keep up the good work. Bundy = bundeberg rum, Your email address will not be published. Just a note on a couple: Dead horse -tomato sauce But you’ve hit the nail on the head with your list, it’s a rippa. Few noticeable exclusions.. for those that know .. including Pingers (haha).. Chockers.. And Going Off, up shit creek without a paddle spearing tadpoles with a crow bar. Spot on Flamin’ heck! Tommy Rot/= British BS/lies/propaganda; also reference to British standards of class distinction/protocols/etiquette I’ve never heard of ‘goon’, but if its relating to the wine cask that was cheap coz you couldn’t afford anything else when you were a teenager and tasted like horse piss and when you finished it you blew it up and used it as a pillow at the end of the night then thats it lol ah the memories. Gnarly = really awsome or something you really like Up the duff = Pregnant Nina. Wouldn’t you agree? ‘Ave a root’. your a mug, not the brightest spark. She speaks with an Australian accent. “(Are) You having a laugh (are ya)? Come over here for a minute. To have a flogg or someone’s just had a flogg means something else entirely. Hi friends, nice piece of writing and good urging commented at this place, I am genuinely enjoying by these. Cactus pooptus = dead or about to die And the more time I spent with all my mates, the more I found myself speaking and thinking both Irish & Australian. Australian slang 'Sheila' meaning? Do I Look Like I Give A F*&K, The word rooting or rooted around comes from way back and went off the boil back in the 60.s Forget about expensive Korean teachers and classes. Although it sounds like breakfast for kids, brekkie is the Australian meal everyone has in the morning. Most dramatically: “Please, tell me you’re joking! Definitely ‘tinny’ or ‘can’ doesn’t matter what drink it is a long as it’s in a can. Dandy – Suburb of Dandenong “No worries, she’ll be right mate” – It’s not a problem, everything will be okay! Wanka – what a wanka – meaning idiot I went fishin’ in my tinny the other day, and I ran into this charter boat. Ankle biter – small child Chuck us a frothie cob” (Please share a beer with me old friend). Fuelie or Fuely/=Petrol Bowser. Você aparecem entender tanto aproximadamente , como você escreveu Be carefull dole bludger Me 55 born n bred blues (NSW)…. what about flip-flops—–there thongs because of how they sound when you walk. Far, far easier to memorise when you know the meaning. Get Mondly now and speak any language like you never dreamed you would! What Americans consider shrimp we call prawns, South Africans would understand a lot of these, our own slang / colloquialisms are similar. History. Larrikin is Irish. “Are you Having a go? Worried that something isn’t going to plan? Australian Memes Aussie Memes Australian Accent Australian English Australian Icons Australian Party Australian Sayings Australian Expressions Australian People. In some American, urban, subcultures you may hear: Pull a sickie, chuck a sickie – beautiful , A couple more: Wang – Wangaratta A Walker and Turner. Salmon – $20 note, Footy is sometimes reduced to Foody in some parts of Australia Footy = Foody, You forgot to mention CAPSICUM – red pepper . It means wood/forest. Joe blake = Snake Footy = the LOCAL form of football (or “code”). Some of these are old & were used as i was growin up … every area is different … durry use to be used in the 70s now its more ciggy. Tuck Shop/= Corner Shop selling Tucker/Food, usually groceries but including pies, pasties, “Lead Sinkers”(dried fruit slices) and sundry other cakes,lollies,and cold/soft drinks. Me and my friend were looking through these and I screamed: ‘WHAT THE HELL DOES _______ MEAN!’ A lot, Most of this list is horribly inaccurate, either phrases that I’ve never heard an Aussie say (living in a ski town for over 15 years you meet a lot!). Well, this is your lucky day. Iffy: anything that is a bit iffy is risky, questionable pommy shower I have a lot of mates that thought me a lot about Australia and its culture. A rhetorical greeting, similar to hello, not a question. Can’t bleeve it. Ha ha. ... Sheila : a woman Shit house (adj.) !” i.e: 1. ‘Ya’ – you, ¹nonstandard spelling of you. Fair Crack of the whip Who the hell thought that one up? Don’t think i would be brave enough to shove a parrot down there!! This following list of Australian words and phrases contains some slang terms only true Aussies know! Never ever in me life mate have I heard ‘smoko’ called “mornos”. When you wake up and just say fug it. I’ve lived in FNQ for 30+ years around some dinky die blokes, and came to know ‘being rooted’ as being very tired; as well as ‘have a root’ as having sex. The English phrase for this would be “busy as a bee”. “The bloody mongrel bit me!”, You might refer to a person as a mongrel, but the meaning depends on the context. Yank Another one is port meaning suitcase or school bag used in QLD and northern NSW shortened from the French word portmanteau which also the word porter comes from. Cactus is used for dead. There’s no better replacement for the word “mouth”. Know all of these and use them in my own language much to the amusement of my non Australian friends and colleagues. I heard slangs like – “Bob’s your uncle” and “Rain check” . Mate. Context of someone stealing something: “Some flog has flogged the street sign”. Here’s a list of popular Australian slang terms you probably heard before but didn’t know what they meant. For example, you walk in to a pub, bar man says “howyagoin” you reply “I’m as dry as a dead dingo’s donga”. Dead horse, tomato sauce.. dog n bone, blower, on the phone….. Yes, that is the Australian slang for girl. A lot of non Aussies would definitely not get a lot of these terms, even Maccas as Mcdonalds sounds a bit far off. G’day love here’s a few extra ones for ya… I agree – I ‘barrock’ for that team. The “Mort” referring to the wife. Sanger = Sandwich Razoos – money Blind. #89 It’s not so your hands don’t get cold while your drinking…’For Pete’s Sake’ It’s so your beer stays cold, yer Drongo. Um fantástico ler. G’day mate! Bloody tyres rooted etc. Meaning:Highly intoxicated. Hate change, seriousness and political correctness. ya mad bastard, performs unbelievable tasks wearing thongs, drinkin piss, sayin she’ll be right ,kenoath, short for F*%king oath (exaggeration) catch the game last night “kenoath i did ” WRONG!! Stunned Mullet Kiwi Dropkick/=useless/ good for nothin’ bloke/individual. (xD I’m sorry I was joking about that last one) You don’t really know a language until you’ve learned its slang. A Galah is a parrot with a loud screech. Cheap as chips too. Which really isn’t much different from the Ranching community I grew up in. That’s a new one. Bush – doesn’t mean outback. A stereotype of a typical Australian man: loves beer, sport and barbies. Smoko = Break to have cigarette, I am an Aussie myself and how bout’ ya putt in ‘you look like a stunned mullet’ or ‘are ya gonna say something or are ya just gonna stand there like a kangaroo in the headlights’ or maybe ‘what, what is it? Bingle too right footy Yobbo Barbie Root -to root is to have sex. I think you are right. Card featuring Australian phrases which are very different from anything we have in the United States. Flick the bails – lets call it a day Cow inna cupboard/=Can of powdered milk, canned evaporated/condensed milk, cartons of UHT/Long Life milk that can be stored long term in a cupboard/pantry long term without the need to be refrigerated. Good onya. Charter boat…..? To Skull a beer is derived from the the Scandinavian word Skol, like cheers or Here’s to you, a toast when you drink with somone. A “goog” being an egg. Strewth = Exclamation of suprise Me mate Blue won’t be impressed at all about that! I lived in Queensland for a couple years in the 1980s, loved it! “Top Tip! Cut and Shut/= Originally an automotive term, but can refer to a woman as having her womb removed/ or her tubes tied. got him in the jazts crakers Haven’t heard anyone use rooted as tired before. How can you have missed “ute”? Some more I have learnt; Sinto-me que você pode com algumas por cento Prezo = presentation Fisho/ usually in outback populaces a bloke that does a run of the local publican’s establishments with a trailer of seafood on ice. Bonza is an adjective that means great, or excellent. My question: is “too true” used any more? heavy or full bag ?” Destinations Food & Drink News Stay Video. Dogs breakfast ?” Dodgy – not quite right Top Tip! The word mate was held high in earlier years, Mate was the best friend the one that stood by you through thick and thin.People use this terminology freely to day with no substance of the meaning or if you dont agree and want to be slightly sarcastic you say yeh nah in a low tone or if you agree you can say nah yeh lol, all a bit out dated i reckon , need to upgrade to this century man. I collect positive words and I didn’t have that one in my collection. Cactus? Full as a bull. Start using Mondly for free on your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the Mondly app on your iOS or Android device and learn Spanish, French, German and 30 other languages fast anytime, anywhere. 50), starkers I really think is very British. It’s far more common for stuffed and knocked up to be used this way. ... A sheila generally refers to an australian girl. Sheila is a Freedom Fighter that is a member of Rudy's Freedom Fighter group. ? ... Sheila Woman Shonky dubious, E.g. Some of them used to be, but would never be pronounced with a straight face by anyone under 30. Just click on this to one of his videos. She’ll be apples = it will be ok Your email address will not be published. Saved by Lisa Nealon. At other times they’ll just add a different vowel instead of the ‘o’. Righto – “Righto let’s get a move on!” Here’s one I haven’t seen anyone mention yet…Same dog, different leg! E.g. Hi Richard, yeah, I suppose “duck nuts” isn’t real appropriate, don’t know how old, but definitely Ocka, is simply, “Ledge”. VIC) footy = AFL (“rules”), others (e.g. Menu. . As you probably know, “Aussie” is slang for “Australian”. Or “You for real? you should avoid using the Australian slang in business or formal contexts because it could do more harm than good. We’ve got heaps of ’em, aye. I have often heard and used, howyagoin. 2 ‘Mug Lair’ ; (probably extinct now.) You can use it to refer to people who have literally died, however it’s pretty crude and tasteless and could be offensive depending on who you’re talking to and the context, so to be safe I’d stick to inanimate objects. This is because for some weird reason Australians like to shorten every word and then add a vowel to the end of it… e.g. This one’s a classic. Meaning: Really awesome. Doing a Bradbury – Wining by virtue of everybody in front of you falling over a woman, a girl. As we found out that day in NSW they call it ‘a double’ or I’ll ‘double yah’ . Possie=position Few more I use “Why are you having a go at me all I did was blow up a mailbox” I am sure some others would agree.lol, Chuffed = pleased Plus a ton that aren’t even on here that are pretty basic, here’s 2 because I’m too lazy to add the 15 or so not on there, or the 20+ that aren’t even close to accurate. It can also be an insult though. It describes what geologists call an Oxbow Lake (look it up). Already knew most of these but you could me with a few, What about the word Chockers …full up or the road is completely filled with cars, chuck a blocky- similiar to a U-ie except wider going round a block, also used when searching for a house or place, Are you all actually Australian Fly on the wall-when an conversation some one peeks in and listens and looks. With Mondly, you’ll get more every day! Going Off: really busy OR a person losing their temper and shouting OR food turned sour Betta Arf/= traditionally, the wife/missus/female significant other. Drier than a dingo’s donga, I think is more “A dead dingo’s donga.” I’m drier than or I’m as dry as. Some of the slang terms are also only used in certain parts of Australia and not others. I’ve was in Australia about 10 years ago and bought a sticker sheets called Aussie Lingo! mad as a snake I do like it tho. The police were known as “Bobby’s men”. 4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_cake Mrs Mangle = nosey person Established in 1894 by Simeon Simpson, DAKS produces luxury clothing and accessories for both men and women. Stretcher case – Drunk. After a long day hay baling one might say “I’m faaarked!” or “I’m rooted! Sheila in the sense ‘a woman, a girl’ became established in Australian English towards the end of the nineteenth century. Bogan. Share these words with your introvert friend and he might never stop talking. “Having a go” can also mean being insulting, as in “Are you having a go at me?”, to pick on someone … or to take a turn at something. I’ve never heard anyone say that in Queensland. Suggestion: inclusion of the word, flog?? hello-gday Tone is very important with this kind of language it’s mainly used as banter with a bit of wrestling, It was now it covers all the cheap nasty stuff in the casks and bottles. Australian slang was derived from English Cockney, and Irish roots. Deadly: of it’s not poisonous and it’s deadly then it’s awesome Now you’ve learnt some Australian slang and phrases why not try some typical Aussie Food? Cause you sound like a flippin’ group of no good bogan travelers from woop woop, i have never called a beer a tinny a tinny is a small metal boat change this please, This depends on what state you come from inner cities sometimes do not recognize these sayings Your update nails it perfectly It would be bonzer to keep the Ocka Slang going! Shocks=shoes n sox, Chips – they mean French fries or potato chips, depends on the context. a ring on the dog Sheila. This is an important one to know. yes one word. Have a bat – Masturbate (Not sure if Aussie wide or Melbourne only) Get daily language tips and fun facts by following us on: 87 Australian Slang Terms to Help You Speak Like a True Aussie. Hallelujah! In the ACT, potato cakes are more commonly referred to as “scallops”—a term more commonly used in the surrounding area. To go bushwalking is to go hiking. Usually sherry or brown muscat. Doof doof music – a derogatory term for house/hip hop music is another one they’ve never heard before. Australian English is more than just an accent, it’s full of hilarious Australian slang that induce hilarious mental images. Preferably amusing? Sheila slang. Cranny – Suburb of Cranbourne Im from a small rural outback town in Australia. Have a gander Do his/her block= get angry Here are some of the funniest Aussie expressions around. 5 minutes a day. Mags = alloy wheels Amusingly, while I was reading this list, my girlfriend (main squeeze) texted me “no problemo”. Rooted can be – tired, knackered, buggered, fucked (as in rooted) mull You can also use “thanks heaps” when you are really grateful to someone for doing something for you or “cheers” to combine both “thank you” and “goodbye” in a single word. Now out of the Military and 60-yrs young, I still speak Aussie than anything. Sheila –slang for "woman", derived from the Irish girls' name Síle (IPA: , anglicised Sheila). You’ll speak like a native in no time. Not pronounced “how are you going?” Which requires an answer. James Clarke, I’m Aussie, born and raised. The moulded type are usually factory produced and more uniform in size and shape. Seb. Australians today are mixed races more so than yesteryear so there is a lot of slang that was not around in earlier years. !” Or “You playin’ wit(h) me? franger ” (Are) You taking the piss? Nov 22, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Graham Friend. Taking the piss, is a big one but is that same in UK to like it means you’re making fun or making someone believe nonsense. Perhaps due to our shared British heritage and hearing these terms on TV. Cricky dick = a rude way of saying cricky or if you are extermly shocked, Dag- nerdy or geeky person… Good crack similar to Scot’s Irish and English just a bit more childish. In Aussie slang it refers to casual wear trousers. Sand shoes – They wore sand shoes = pumps, sneakers for playing tennis. Aussie slang is only for good friends and informal gatherings. Often used as “you beauty!”. Call the cabbie! I’m moving to Australia right now. I bet if we put all these slang words into a sentence, people would think we were talking another language! Because with Mondly, the award-winning language learning app, you’ll speak any language from day 1. biro Full as a goog – eaten so much that I couldn’t eat any more. 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