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Aussie Slang Dictionary

Pub Talk

Here are some common Australian vernacular words that can be found in the Macquarie Australian Dictionary. Initially it was envisaged that all of the following terms would be added to the translator but due to time restrictions we were unable to do this.

A


acca
noun an academic. Also, acker.

AC/DC
adjective attracted to both males and females as sexual partners; bisexual.

ADO
noun an accumulated day off.

aerial ping-pong
noun (Derogatory) Australian Rules football.

Afghani dark
noun a type of marijuana.

afternoon delight
noun sexual intercourse in the afternoon.

aggro
adjective 1. aggressive; dominating. --noun 2. aggression; violence. 3. aggravation.

agricultural shot
noun Cricket a wild slog of the ball, usually over square leg or mid wicket. [so called as it is the sort of shot a farmer might make]

air guitar
noun the pretence of playing an imaginary guitar: alone in his room playing air guitar.

air quotes
noun the twitching of the upheld pointer and index fingers of both hands to mark out a spoken word as a quotation or otherwise distance oneself from the word.

alko
noun a heavy drinker; an alcoholic. Also, alco, alkie.

amber fluid
noun beer. Also, amber liquid, amber nectar.

ambo
noun 1. an ambulance officer. 2. an ambulance.

amyl
noun the chemical amyl nitrite, used as a sexual stimulant.

anal floss
noun G-strings or other items of skimpy underwear that rides up the anal cleft. Also, bum floss.

anchor
noun (plural) brakes: hit the anchors; throw the anchors out.

ankle biter
noun a young child. Compare rug-rat.

APC
noun a quick wash. [initialism from the phrase Arm Pits and Crotch, punning on the brand name of a former headache powder]

ape hangers
plural noun motorcycle or bicycle handlebars so curved that the handles are above the level of the rider's shoulders.

apeshit
phrase go apeshit, to go crazy.

apples
noun 1. stairs. [from rhyming slang apples and pears] --phrase 2. she's apples or she'll be apples, all is well. [from rhyming slang apples and spice nice]

-a-rama
suffix a less common form of -o-rama, used to mean a. surrounded by or inundated by a specified thing: tack-a-rama (something incredibly tacky). b. denoting a superb or extreme example of a specified thing: spunk-a-rama (an incredible spunk).

-aroonie
suffix used to make colloquial or slang forms of nouns and adjectives: It was a buzzaroonie; a complete stifferoonie; Muzzaroonie (Murry); smashed it to smitheroonies. Compare -eroo. Also, -eroonie.

arse bandit
noun (Derogatory) a male homosexual.

arse end
noun 1. the tail end; the base. 2. the worst part: This place is the arse end of the world.

arsehole
noun 1. the anus. 2. a despised person, especially a male; a person who is selfish, rude, unkind, etc. --verb 3. to remove a person from a place quickly and without ceremony; throw someone out.

arvo
noun the afternoon. Also (less commonly), arvie, aftie.

aspro
noun an Associate Professor.

Aussie battler
noun a typical member of the working class in Australia. Also, little Aussie battler.

Aussie rules
noun Australian Rules football; the national game.

Australian salute
noun the movement of the hand and arm to brush away flies from one's face. Also, Barcoo salute.

axe woman
noun a woman who plays guitar.

axe wound
noun (Offensive and crass) the vagina.


B


backdoor
adjective pertaining to anal intercourse.

back of beyond
noun 1. a remote, inaccessible place.

bacon
phrase 1. bring home the bacon, to be the money-earner of a family. 2. save (someone's) bacon, to save (someone) from a dangerous or awkward situation.

bad hair day
noun 1. a day in which one cannot get one's hair to look good. 2. a day in which one is in a bad mood and nothing goes right: Having a bad hair day, are we? See good hair day.

bad lot
noun a dishonest, disreputable person.

bail
verb 1. to depart, leave: Come on, let's bail. 2. to withdraw in a cowardly manner from (a contest, a dare, the riding of a large wave, etc.); pike out. --phrase 3. bail on (someone), to abandon (someone).

Bali belly
noun diarrhoea, as suffered by travellers to South-East Asia.

ballistic
phrase go ballistic, to become crazy; get furious.

ballsy
noun 1. showing great courage. 2. aggressively masculine.

ball-tearer
noun something extremely good or dynamic: a ball-tearer of a book.

Balmain kiss
noun a headbutt.

B and S
noun a dance held for young people in country areas. [standing for Bachelor and Spinster]

banger
noun 1. a sausage: bangers and mash. --phrase 2. three bangers short of a barbie, not very intelligent.

banging
adjective (of dance music) having a strong beat. Also, bangin', bang n.

barbie
noun 1. a barbecue. --phrase 2. a couple (or three) bangers short of a barbie, dull-witted; weak of intellect; stupid. Also, barby.

barf
verb to vomit; spew. [imitative]

bargain
interjection an exclamation of great approval, pleasure, etc.

barrel
noun 1. Surfing the hollow tube of a wave. --verb 2. to knock over by running into or striking hard: I'll barrel the bloke. 3. Surfing to ride inside the tube of a wave.

barro
adjective embarrassing: It was heaps barro.

barry
noun a terrible blunder, mistake or poor performance. Also, Barry Crocker. [from Barry Crocker, Australian singer, rhyming slang for shocker]

bash
noun 1. a. a party. b. a drinking spree. 2. an attempt; a try: had a bash at is last night; give it a bash. 3. an act of sexual intercourse.

basin cut
noun a poor haircut, which appears as though the barber merely placed an inverted bowl on the head and trimmed the hair that hung below the rim. Also, bowl cut.

battler
noun 1. a decent and fair person who struggles continually and persistently against heavy odds; a doer.

bazoomas
plural noun a woman's breasts. Also, bazooms. [originally British slang (1950s); alteration of bosom]

bearded clam
phrase spear the bearded clam, (Crass) (of a male) to have sexual intercourse with a woman.

bear pit
noun an arena for fierce political debate, as parliament house or a council chamber. Also, bearhouse.

beast
noun 1. a large, usually old, car. 2. (Derogatory) an ugly person.

bible-basher
noun a person of excessive religious, especially evangelical, zeal.

biffo
noun 1. fighting: He got into a bit of biffo. --adjective 2. aggressive: a biffo style of football commentating.

bikie
noun a member of a gang of motorcycle riders. Also, biker.

bikkie
noun 1. a biscuit. --phrase 2. a bite (or a few bites) short of a bikkie, not very intelligent. 3. big bikkies, a lot of money. Also, bickie.

black and tan
noun a drink made by mixing beer and stout.

blank
phrase fire (or shoot) blanks, (of a male) 1. to experience orgasm but not ejaculate. 2. to ejaculate infertile sperm.

blinder
noun something incredibly amazing: a blinder of a game; one of the rumours was a blinder.

blotto
adjective very drunk.

bludger
noun (Derogatory) 1. someone who imposes on others, evades responsibilities, does not do a fair share of the work, etc. 2. Obsolete a man living on the earnings of a prostitute; a pimp. [a variant of earlier thieve's slang bludgeoner a thug who uses a bludgeon]

Bondi cigar
noun a floating piece of human excrement in the ocean. [referring to an effluent outlet near Bondi beach, Sydney]

Bourke
phrase back of Bourke, any remote, unsettled outback area. [from Bourke a town in north-west NSW]

brickie
noun a brick layer.

browneye
noun an obscene gesture of contempt in which one bends over and presents the bared anus.

brumby
noun a wild horse, especially one descended from runaway stock. [? from Irish bromaigh, genitive of bromach a horse]

Bundy
noun Bundaberg rum.

burnout
noun a car stunt in which the back tyres are made to spin on the spot at very high speed and thus cause as much smoke as possible.

bushman's breakfast
noun no breakfast at all; jocularly defined as `a piss and a good look round'. Also, dingo's breakfast.

BYO
adjective 1. of a dinner, party, restaurant, etc., to which one brings one's own supply of liquor: a BYO joint.


C


Cadbury
noun a person who needs little alcohol to get drunk. [from the phrase `a glass and a half' used in advertising Cadbury chocolate]

cancer stick
noun a cigarette.

cellar dwellers
noun Sport the team at the bottom of the competition table.

cheesy grin
noun an exaggerated smile. [from the request by a photographer to say `cheese', to produce an apparent smile in the subject]

chick flick
noun a movie that appeals to women more than men.

chock-a-block
adjective 1. full; overcrowded. --adverb 2. in a jammed or crowded condition. --phrase 3. chock-a-block up, Also, chockers up. (of a male) fully engaged in sexual intercourse.

choice
adjective 1. (with teenagers) fantastic; wonderful; excellent: What a choice dress. --interjection 2. (with teenagers) an expression of extreme pleasure: Would you like to go to the movies? Choice! --phrase 3. choice language, colourfully vulgar language.

cockteaser
noun (Offensive) one who withholds sexual favours from a man after having encouraged expectation of them. Also, prickteaser.

coldie
noun a glass, bottle or can of cold beer.

compo
noun 1. Cricket a composite ball made from cork and rubber. 2. compensation for injury at or in connection with a person's work; workers' compensation. --phrase 3. on compo, in receipt of such payment.

cossie
noun a swimming costume. Also, cozzie.

couch potato
noun a dull and inactive person, especially one who spends a lot of time watching television.

crackers
adjective insane; crazy.

crock2
noun 1. nonsense; a load of rubbish: That's the biggest crock I've ever heard. --phrase 2. a crock of shit, nonsense; lies; a load of rubbish. [def 1 is an abbreviation of def 2]


D


dacks
plural noun trousers. Also, daks.

darl
noun darling. Also, darls.

Darwin stubby
noun 1. (formerly) an 80oz bottle of beer. 2. a 2.25 litre bottle of beer.

dead horse
noun tomato sauce. [rhyming slang]

diddly-squat
noun absolutely nothing; none.

digger
noun 1. an Australian soldier, especially one who served in World War I. 2. a form of casual address among men; cobber; mate. [a term originating on the goldfields]

dipshit
noun a stupid person.

dough
noun 1. money. --phrase 2. do one's dough, a. to lose one's money, especially in some speculation or gamble. b. to throw away a last chance.

drongo
noun 1. (originally) a raw recruit in the Royal Australian Air Force. 2. a slow-witted or stupid person.

dunny
noun 1. (originally) an outside toilet, found in unsewered areas, usually at some distance from the house it serves and consisting of a small shed furnished with a lavatory seat placed over a sanitary can, or pit.

Dutch oven
noun a prank in which one holds another's head under the covers of a bed they have just farted in.


E


easy wicket
noun 1. Cricket a pitch of slow pace which favours the batsmen. 2. an easy task; a comfortable position in life: The manager is on an easy wicket here.

eggshell blonde
noun a bald person.

emu parade
noun 1. Military a parade to clean up an area by emu-bobbing. 2. the picking up of litter in a camping area, school playground, etc., by a group of people organised for this purpose.

esky
noun a portable icebox.

esky lid
noun Surfing (Derogatory) a bodyboard.

evo
noun evening: What're you doing tomorrow evo?

ex-govie
noun ACT a house built by the Commonwealth Government but now privately owned.


F


face fungus
noun facial hair, as a moustache, beard, etc.

fair dinkum
adjective 1. true; genuine; dinkum: Are you fair dinkum? --interjection

family jewels
noun the testicles

fart-mobile
noun a car which makes a muffler noise resembling that of farting.

fat farm
noun a resort where one goes to lose weight.

fazzo
adjective fabulous; wonderful.

feeding frenzy
noun a disorderly group of people all getting and eating food, as at a function.

feral
noun 1. a person with strong environmentalist views, who lives a very rugged, commodity-free, low-technology lifestyle, and who usually shows little adherence to the normal societal notions of sartorial or personal hygiene.

festy
adjective 1. dirty; grubby; unclean and smelly. 2. extremely bad; awful; dreadful.

flannie
noun a flannelette shirt. Also, flanno.

folks
plural noun 1. one's parents.

footy
noun football.

fruit loop
noun a loony; someone of unsound mind.

fuck truck
noun (Offensive and crass ) a panel van, often luxuriously appointed with carpet, curtains, etc., as a suitable place for sexual liaisons; a sin bin; a shaggin' wagon; a root ute.


G


garbo
noun 1. one employed to collect garbage; a garbage collector. 2. a garbage bin.

g'day
interjection the ubiquitous friendly Australian greeting: G'day mate, how're you goin'?

goat boat
noun a surf ski.

gobsmacked
adjective astonished; flabbergasted.

gold-digger
noun a man or woman who has a sexual relationship with or marries someone in order to obtain some financial gain.

green and gold
noun the Australian national sports uniform colours: She was thrilled to be wearing the green and gold.

grommet
noun 1. an idiot. 2. a young surfer or snowboarder, usually in his or her early teens.

grouse
adjective 1. very good.
gut-buster
noun an activity requiring great effort, especially great physical effort.

gym junkie
noun a person who visits the gym an inordinate amount


H


hammer and tongs
adverb with great noise, vigour, or violence.

hammered
adjective drunk.

handbrakie
noun a turn made in a car by slamming on the handbrake when driving at speed, and turning the steering wheel sharply; a handbrake turn.

hayburner
noun (Jocular) a horse, especially a racehorse.

head-turner
noun 1. an attractive person. 2. a shoplifter's accomplice who distracts staff.

hell-man
noun an aggressive, radical dude, especially a surfer, snowboarder, etc.

hoon
noun 1. a fast, reckless driver of a car, boat, etc. 2. a speedy drive; a fang: going out for a hoon tonight. 3. a hooligan; a lout.

horseshit
noun nonsense; rubbish; bullshit.

hospital pass
noun 1. Football a pass given to a player who will inevitably be tackled on receiving the ball.

hostie
noun an air hostess.

hot-wire
verb to start (a car) using a wire to bypass the starting key.

howzat
interjection Cricket an appeal by the fielding side to the umpire to declare the person batting out.

hurl
verb 1. to vomit. --noun 2. the act of vomiting.


I


idiot box
noun a television set.

iffy
adjective 1. dubious; odd. 2. unsure; undecided.

inbreeder
noun a person from a small town, remote place, etc. [a common slur directed at people of a remote area]

innie
noun 1. a recessed belly-button; a navel that goes in, as opposed to an outie. 2. a person with such a navel.

innings
phrase have had a good innings, to have had a long life or long and successful career.


J


jaffa
noun Cricket a very good delivery.

jail-bait
noun a girl or boy below the legal age of consent. Also, gaol-bait.

Jatz crackers
plural noun the testicles. [from rhyming slang Jatz crackers (a brand of cracker biscuits) knackers]

jewels
noun the testicles. Also, crown jewels, family jewels.

jezza
noun Australian Rules an extremely high mark. [from Alex Jesaulenko, a player famed for taking high marks]

jiffy
noun a very short time: Hang on, I'll do it in a jiffy.

Joe Blow
noun the man in the street; the average citizen. Also, Joe Bloggs.

joystick
noun the penis.

jug
noun 1. a measure of beer served in a large glass jug.


K


kanga
noun 1. a kangaroo

kaput
adjective 1. smashed; ruined. 2. broken, not working; ruined

keg-on-legs
noun (Derogatory) 1. a person who drinks an inordinate amount of beer. 2. an obese person.

kennett
verb 1. to downsize, reduce funding to or to scrap (an institution, government department, etc.). 2. to retrench (staff); to fire or dismiss (someone).

kick-arse
adjective extremely excellent: a real kick-arse track. Also, kick-ass, kick-butt.

kids' beer
noun 1. low alcohol beer. 2. the brand of beer KB, jokingly supposed by children to be the meaning of the initials.

king-hit
verb to punch forcibly and without warning.
kisser
noun the mouth.

Kiwi
noun 1. a New Zealander. 2. a New Zealand soldier or representative sportsperson, especially a Rugby League representative.

knackered
adjective exhausted; worn out.

knickers
phrase get one's knickers in a twist (or knot), to become agitated or flustered.

knob
noun 1. the penis. 2. the head of the penis. 3. an annoying or stupid person; a dickhead.

knockers
plural noun (Crass) large breasts.

knuckle sandwich
noun a punch in the mouth











L

lady-killer
noun a sexually attractive man popular with women.

lammie
noun a lamington. Also, lammo.

laughing gear
phrase wrap one's laughing gear around (something), to eat (something): Here, wrap your laughing gear around this sanger.

legend
noun 1. Also, ledge. an absolutely cool person. --phrase 2. legend in one's own mind, a totally conceited person.

leg man
noun a male who is sexually aroused by legs.

lemon
noun 1. a lesbian. 2. Car sales a car which looks all right but actually is mechanically unsound. 3. anything that is no good.

limp-dick
(Mildly offensive) --noun a weak-willed, ineffectual person; a soft-cock.

little
adjective used as an intensifier 1. denoting approval: You little beauty; a little ripper 2. denoting disapproval: little fool; little turd.

liquid lunch
noun alcoholic drink, usually beer, consumed instead of food at the normal lunchtime.

little Aussie battler
noun a typical member of the working class in Australia.

lizard
phrase 1. drain the lizard, (of a male) to urinate. 2. flat out like a lizard drinking, working at full capacity; going at top speed. 3. starve (or stiffen) the lizards, an exclamation of mild surprise, astonishment, exasperation, etc.

load
noun 1. an infection of venereal disease, usually gonorrhoea. 2. an ejaculation of semen. --phrase 3. get a load of, a. to look at; observe. b. to listen; to hear.

looker
noun an good-looking person. Also, good-looker.

love glove
noun a condom

love muscle
noun the penis.

lover's balls
plural noun a painful, temporary condition of the testicles which may follow a long period of unrelieved sexual arousal. Also, blue balls.


M


maggot
noun a reprehensible or despicable person.

magic mushroom
noun any of various mushrooms, as the liberty cap or fly agaric, which contain psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance. Also, magic mushie.

mental
adjective 1. driven to distraction; acting crazy: He'll go mental when he finds out. 2. extremely drunk. --noun 3. (especially amongst children) a stupid person. --phrase 4. chuck (or crack) a mental, to lose one's temper in a violent manner. 5. mental attack, an occasion in which one gets extremely angry or starts acting very oddly.

meth
noun methedrine.

mickey mouse1
adjective cheap and not always reliable, as a piece of machinery, watch, etc. [? from the cheap toy goods sold with merchandising of the Walt Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse]

microdot
noun a type of LSD trip.

middy
noun 1. NSW a. a 10 ounce size glass, primarily used for serving beer. b. a serving of this amount of beer. 2. WA a. a 7 ounce size glass, primarily used for serving beer. b. a serving of this amount of beer. [so called because it is midway between a glass and a schooner]

mind-fuck
noun (Offensive) a brainwashing.

moisty
noun (Crass) a nubile young female.

mole
noun 1. a spy. 2. (Derogatory) a variant spelling of moll.

monobrow
noun a person with eyebrow hair between the eyebrows.

moolah
noun money. Also, moola. [originally US slang (1930s); origin unknown]

mother-fucker
noun (Offensive and derogatory) a person or thing which arouses exasperation, irritation, contempt, etc. Also, mother, muthafucka.

Mrs Palmer
phrase Mrs Palmer and her five (lovely) daughters, a metaphor for the hand used in male masturbation.

muck-up day
noun the last day of attendance at high school, traditionally a day of student pranks.

muff-diver
noun (Crass) a person who practises cunnilingus. Also, muff-muncher.

mullet
noun 1. a stupid person. --phrase 2. stunned mullet, See stunned. 3. get a mullet up you, an abusive expression; piss off; go to hell; fuck off!

mullet haircut
noun a type of haircut, commonly worn by males, with the hair short all-over on top, but long at the back.

mull head
noun a heavy marijuana user.

mystery bag
noun 1. a sausage. 2. a meat pie.

nads
plural noun the testicles. [shortened from gonads]

nail-biter
noun an exciting game or match with a close finish: The grand final was a real nail-biter.


N


Nazi
noun anyone with dogmatic prejudices, and/or dictatorial manners.

Ned Kelly
phrase as game as Ned Kelly, very game; courageous.

NFI
abbreviation no fucking idea.

nob1
noun 1. the head. 2. Also, nob-end. a. the head of the penis. b. an annoying, socially rejected person; a dickhead: He sat there by himself, looking like a real nob. [variant of knob]

nob-sucker
noun (Offensive and derogatory) an annoying, despicable, horrible person.

nork
noun a woman's breast. Also, norg. [origin unknown; the suggestion that it is from Norco butter, the wrapping of which at one time featured a cow's udder, is pretty far-fetched]

NRG
noun hi-NRG. Also, nrg

nugget
noun 1. a short muscular man or animal. 2. a hard knob of faeces

nuts
plural noun 1. the testicles. --interjection 2. an expression of defiance, disgust, etc.: Nuts to you! --adjective 3. crazy; insane. --phrase 4. do one's nuts over, to become infatuated with. 5. nuts on (or over), overwhelmingly attracted to: I'm nuts over her.


O


ocker1
noun 1. the archetypal uncultivated Australian working man. 2. a boorish, uncouth, chauvinistic Australian. 3. an Australian male displaying qualities considered to be typically Australian, as good humour, helpfulness, and resourcefulness. --adjective 4. relating to an ocker. 5. distinctively Australian: an ocker sense of humour. [a nickname of Oscar, used by a character played by Ron Frazer in the television program The Mavis Bramston Show (1965-68)]

once-over
noun 1. a quick or superficial examination, inspection, treatment, etc., especially of a person viewed as a sexual object. 2. a beating-up; act of physical violence.

onya
interjection an abbreviated form of good on you!. Also (in the plural), onyas

Oz
noun 1. Australia. --adjective 2. Australian.


P


pansy
noun (Derogatory) 1. a male homosexual. 2. Also, pansy boy. an effeminate man. --verb 3. (of a male) to move in an effeminate way: pansying along the street.

paralytic
adjective completely intoxicated with alcoholic drink; very drunk. Also, para.

parrot
phrase pissed as a parrot, extremely drunk.

pash
noun 1. a session of passionate kissing, especially French kissing. 2. a long, passionate, deep kiss. --verb 3. Also, pash off. to kiss passionately; to French kiss; to suck face.

peachy
adjective excellent; wonderful.

pearler
adjective 1. excellent; pleasing. --noun 2. something impressive: That new dress is a real pearler. 3. Cricket a very good delivery. Also, purler.

pillow hair
noun messy hair, especially with sections sticking up contrary to the normal fall of the hair, caused from sleeping with the head on a pillow.

pink bits
plural noun Crass the female genitalia.

pink-eye
noun Obsolete 1. cheap alcoholic liquor. 2. a drinking bout.

piss-
prefix very: piss-awful; piss-easy.

piss-elegant
adjective with pretensions to elegance.

pissproud
adjective (of a penis) erect as a result of an overfull bladder.

PJs
plural noun pyjamas. Also, pjs.

pleb
noun a commonplace or ordinary person. [shortened form of plebeian from Latin plebs the commons of ancient Rome as contrasted with the patricians]

pocket billiards
phrase play pocket billiards, (Jocular) (of a male) to fondle the testicles through the pants pockets. Also, pocket pool.

poet's day
noun Friday, the day on which people often leave work a little early. [acronym from the phrase piss off early tomorrow's Saturday]

poke
verb 1. (of a male) to have sexual intercourse with. 2. to punch: poked him one in the eye. --noun 3. the act of sexual intercourse. 4. the drug Viagra. 5. a blow with the fist.

poncy
adjective effeminate; like a ponce.

poo-brown
adjective of a yucky brown colour reminiscent of faeces.

poofo
adjective homosexual; used in jocular combinations maligning non-right-wing types: Poofo, commo, pinko, nancy-boys.

pot-head
noun a person who smokes marijuana frequently; a marijuana addict.

preggers
adjective pregnant. Also, preggie, preggies, preggo.

premmie
noun 1. an infant born prematurely. --adjective 2. of or pertaining to such an infant. Also, prem, premie.

prickteaser
noun (Offensive) one who withholds sexual favours from a man after having encouraged expectation of them. Also, cockteaser.

pyjama game
noun one-day cricket. [so called because of the colourful uniforms worn]

pyro
noun a pyromaniac.


Q


quiche-eater
noun (Derogatory) a man who is kind, gentle, and sensitive in his personal relationships and has a politically correct social consciousness; a male who holds a world view that is the antithesis of that held by a rugger-bugger or traditional ocker. [from the book Real Men Don't Eat Quiche (1982) by Bruce Feirstein]

quoit
noun 1. the anus. 2. the buttocks or arse. 3. an annoying or obnoxious person. Also, coit. [from resemblance of the sphincter to the shape of a rope quoit]


R


rager
noun a person who parties hard and long.

ragga
noun a type of dance music, similar to jungle and featuring reggae samples.

Rambo
noun an aggressive, macho male. [from Rambo, the hero of the film First Blood (1982) based on the novel First Blood (1972) by David Morrell]

rank
adjective very bad; pathetic; daggy; disgusting.

ratbag
noun 1. a worthless, despicable, unreliable person. 2. a person of eccentric or nonconforming ideas or behaviour; a queer person; a weirdo.

rave
noun 1. a dance party held in a large dance space, typically a warehouse or an outdoor clearing, and at which amphetamines are generally taken by the attendees. Normally organised as a once-off event as opposed to a regular event at a fixed venue. 2. a type of dance music as played at raves. 3. an event or time that was particularly exciting: Last weekend was a real rave. 4. a long and animated conversation. --verb 5. to attend a rave.

raver
noun a person who attends a rave; a person into the rave scene.

recovery party
noun a party held after a big event at which people who have been out all night can continue partying.

redback
noun a $20 note

Redfern
phrase get off at Redfern, to practise coitus interruptus. [from Redfern Station, the railway station immediately before Central Railway Station, Sydney]

red-ragger
noun a person who holds a Communist or socialist political point of view.

Reg Grundies
plural noun underwear. Also, reggies, reginalds, grundies. [rhyming slang for `undies', from Reg Grundy a well-known television producer]

rehab
noun 1. rehabilitation. 2. the rehabilitation ward of a hospital.

rellie
noun a relative. Also, rello, relly.

rent boy
noun a young male homosexual prostitute.

revhead
noun a motor car enthusiast.

ridgy-didge1
adjective all right; true; correct; genuine; dinkum. [reduplicative of earlier ridge, from thieve's slang ridge gold or gold coinage]

ringdinger
noun (Derogatory) a two-stroke motorcycle. [imitative of the noise (ring-ding-ding-ding-ding) of a two-stroke motorcycle engine starting up]

ripped
adjective heavily under the influence of drugs or alcohol; stoned.

rissole
noun 1. a Returned Services League (RSL) Club. --phrase 2. do the rissoles, Theatre (of entertainers) to perform shows in Returned Services League (RSL) Clubs.

roach
noun 1. a cockroach. 2. the butt of a marijuana cigarette.

roids
plural noun steroids, especially when used as a drug of abuse.

rooted
adjective 1. exhausted. 2. frustrated; thwarted. 3. broken; ruined. --phrase 4. get rooted, (Offensive) go away.

root ute
noun a panel van, often luxuriously appointed with carpet, curtains, etc., as a suitable place for sexual liaisons; a sin bin; a shaggin' wagon; a fuck truck.

rude finger
noun the index finger. [so called because it is used when making the finger; see finger]

Rules
noun Australian Rules Football. Also, rules


S


sac
noun the scrotum

salami
phrase (play) hide the salami, (Crass) to have sexual intercourse.

saltcellar
noun either one of the hollows above the collarbone of thin people.

sambo
noun a sandwich. Also, sammie, sammo.

sanger
noun a sandwich. Also, sango. [from sang(wich) + -er]

sausage roll
noun Australian Rules a goal, as opposed to a behind. Also, sausage, saus. [rhyming slang]
scab
noun 1. a strike-breaker; a blackleg. 2. a person who is mean or stingy. 3. a person who asks for something for free, especially when they are able to afford it. --verb 4. to work as scab labour. 5. to ask for something for free; to bludge (something) from someone.
schizo
noun 1. a schizophrenic. 2. (loosely) a person having an unpredictable character. --adjective 3. suffering from schizophrenia; schizophrenic. 4. (loosely) unpredictable in behaviour; liable to suddenly change disposition. Also, schizoid.

schlep
verb 1. to carry; cart or lug. --phrase 2. schlep around, to traipse. [originally British slang (1920s), from Yiddish shlep(pen) drag, carry, also, to go somewhere unwillingly]

schlong
noun the penis. [originally US slang; from Yiddish shlang penis, literally, snake]

schmick
adjective 1. very classy; done up amazingly well: a really schmick car. --verb 2. to do up beautifully. Also, smick. [see German schmuck neat, spruce, smart]

schmuck
noun a stupid person; idiot; fool. Also, shmuck. [originally US slang (late-19thC); from Yiddish shmok penis]

schoolie's week
noun a week or so of holiday, usually at Surfers Paradise, Qld, taken by year 12 students after their final exams.

score
noun 1. latest news or state of progress: What's the score on Malcolm? 2. a prostitute's customer. 3. the sum of twenty dollars; $20. 4. Obsolete the sum of twenty pounds; 20. --verb 5. to get or obtain: scored the job. 6. to be successful in obtaining a partner for casual sex. 7. to obtain illegal drugs for personal use. 8. Horseracing, etc. to win a race.

scrag
noun 1. (Derogatory) a woman, especially conceived of as unattractive. 2. (Crass) an act of sexual intercourse. --verb 3. (Crass) to have sexual intercourse. [variant of obsolete crag, cragge neck]
scrote
noun the scrotum.

scrubber
noun (Derogatory) an ugly girl or woman.

seedy
adjective 1. dirty; shabby; worn-out. 2. out of sorts physically, as when hung-over. 3. sleazy; leering.


servo
noun a service station.

sexpot
noun a blatantly sexually attractive person

shades
plural noun sunglasses.

shag
verb 1. to have sexual intercourse with. --noun 2. an act of sexual intercourse. [18thC British slang; origin unknown]

shaggin' wagon
noun a panel van, often luxuriously appointed with carpet, curtains, etc., as a suitable place for sexual liaisons; a sin bin; a fuck truck; a root ute. Also, shag-wagon.

shat
verb 1. past tense of shit. --phrase 2. be shat off, to have had enough of; to be upset.

sheila
noun a woman: a couple of sheilas told me; a great-looking sheila. [probably from Sheila an Irish girl's name]

shitcan
verb to denigrate unmercifully.

shit-easy
adjective extremely easy

shit-faced
adjective drunk.

shit-for-brains
noun a stupid, annoying person.

shit-hot
adjective extremely good.

shrink
noun a psychiatrist. Also, headshrinker.

sick-dog
noun 1. a totally cool person. --adjective 2. excellent; really cool: That party is going to be sick-dog.

sickie
noun a day taken off work with pay, because of either genuine or feigned illness

skid-lid
noun a helmet worn by a cyclist.

skin flick
noun a pornographic movie.


slab
noun 1. a carton of two dozen cans or bottles of beer. 2. a thousand dollars; $1000. 3. an examination or preparation table at a mortuary or morgue.

slag
noun 1. a gob of phlegm. 2. (Derogatory and offensive) a girl or woman who is unattractive, dirty, or promiscuous. --verb 3. to spit. --phrase 4. slag off, to bad-mouth; criticise severely.

slapper
noun (Derogatory) an ugly or unrefined girl or woman.

slash
noun 1. the act of urinating. 2. (Offensive) the vagina or vulva.

smacked-out
adjective heavily under the influence of heroin.

smart arse
noun a smart alec; know-all.

smeg-head
noun an idiot; jerk.

smoking
adjective really excellent; hot.

snog
verb 1. to kiss and cuddle; canoodle. --noun 2. an act of kissing and cuddling: a quiet snog in the corner. Also, snoog. [origin uncertain; see obsolete snug to copulate, or cant snoodge, variant of snooze to sleep with a woman]

snow
noun cocaine. [originally US slang (1910s); because powdered cocaine resembles snow]

sorted
adjective fixed up; effectlvely dealt with: There was a problem with the bill, but we've got it sorted now.

spag bol
noun spaghetti bolognaise. Also, spag bog.

spam can
noun Aeronautics a mass-produced light aircraft with a thin metal skin.

spare tyre
noun a roll of fat around a person's midriff.

spastic
noun 1. someone who behaves foolishly or crazily. 2. someone who has lost self-control. 3. a clumsy or uncoordinated person. --adjective 4. extremely drunk.

special K
noun the drug ketamine. [humorous reference to the breakfast cereal Special K]

speed
noun a stimulant drug, as an amphetamine; goey.

speedball
noun 1. a mixture containing cocaine and heroin. 2. a rissole.

spliff
noun a marijuana cigarette; a joint.

spoof
noun 1. semen; come. --verb 2. to ejaculate; to come.

spunkalicious
noun extremely sexually desirable. [blend of spunk and delicious]

squirrel grip
noun Football an illegal tackle in which pressure is applied to the testicles of the tackled player; Christmas hold. [so called because a squirrel collects nuts]

stash
noun a cache of drugs for personal use.

stoned
adjective 1. completely drunk or under the influence of drugs, especially marijuana. --phrase 2. stoned out of one's head (or mind) (or brain), to be heavily under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

stool pigeon
noun a police informer. Also, stoolie. [originally US slang (early-19thC); sense development: originally `a decoy bird used by shooters', thence `a decoy used by police to entrap criminals', thence `a police informer']

stubby
noun a small, squat beer bottle.

strap-on
noun a dildo which can be worn strapped around the waist and hence moved by pelvic thrusts.

struth
interjection an exclamation expressing surprise or verification: Did he say that? Struth!; Struth he did! Also, strewth, 'struth. [short for God's truth]

suffer!
interjection a gleeful encouragement to someone's justly deserved misfortune.

swag
noun 1. History a bundle or roll carried across the shoulders or otherwise, and containing the personal belongings of a traveller through the bush, a miner, etc.; shiralee; bluey. 2. any similar bundle of belongings. 3. plundered property; booty. 4. an unspecified but large number or quantity: a swag of people. [British dialect]

swiftie
noun 1. an unfair act; a deceitful practice; a confidence trick. 2. a con artist; a devious operator. Also, swifty.


T


tab
noun 1. a tablet of some drug. --phrase 2. keep tabs on, to keep account of or a check on: keep tabs on your expenses. 3. pick up the tab, to pay the bill.

tag
noun 1. a graffiti artist's signature. 2. a person following someone: couldn't shake the tag. --verb 3. to follow closely. 4. Australian Rules to follow or mark (an opponent) closely in order to limit their play. [from tag an attached label]

talent
noun 1. women or men viewed as possible sexual partners: Check out the guy talent on page 48 2. Obsolete the members of the underworld.

tall poppy
noun a person who is pre-eminent in a particular field; a person with great wealth or status.

tanked
adjective intoxicated, especially with beer. Compare half-tanked. Also, tanked up.

tantie
noun a temper tantrum.

Tasmania
phrase map of Tasmania, the female pubic area. Also, map of Tassie.

techno
noun a type of electronic dance music.

terrorists
plural noun (Jocular) tourists (perceived as being nuisances

thatch
noun 1. the hair covering the head. 2. the pubic hair, especially of a woman.

thingummyjig
noun an indefinite name for a thing or person which a speaker cannot or does not designate more precisely. Also, thingo, thingummybob, thingummy, thingumabob.

third leg
noun the penis

throne
phrase the throne, the toilet.

thumb fight
noun a contest in which two people hold interlocked fists and each attempt to pin down the other's thumb.

thunderbox
noun a toilet.

tinnie
noun 1. a can of beer. 2. a light, aluminium-hulled boat. Also, tinny.

tit fuck
noun (Offensive) a rubbing of the erect penis between and over the breasts of a sexual partner.

tit torture
noun sado-masochistic torture of the chest and nipples.

todger
noun the penis. [origin unknown]

toe jam
noun black gunk under the toe nails or between the toes.

tonk2
noun Cricket 1. a powerful slog of the ball. --verb 2. to give the ball a tonk. [imitative]

tonsil hockey
noun French kissing; tongue kissing.

too-hard basket
noun an imaginary basket in which papers coming into an office are placed if the recipient finds them difficult and wishes to delay making a decision.

Toorak tractor
noun Victoria an urban 4WD that never sees off-road conditions. [from the Melbourne suburb of Toorak where these vehicles are abundant]

tosser
noun a stupid or annoying person; a jerk; a wanker. Also, toss-head. [noun formed from toss off to masturbate]

trip hop
noun a type of dance music.

twat
noun (Offensive) 1. the vagina or vulva. 2. a stupid person. Also, twot. [dating from the 17th century; origin unknown, but, perhaps a representing a descendant of an Old English borrowing of Old Norse thveit slit, forest clearing]


U


U-ie
noun 1. a U-turn. --phrase 2. chuck a U-ie, to do a U-turn. Also, U-ey.


umpie
noun an umpire. Also, umpy.

underdaks
plural noun underpants.

unreal
adjective excellent; unbelievably wonderful.

upper
noun a stimulant as amphetamine, etc.

upya
interjection an offensive exclamation; up you. Also (plural), upyas.

ute
noun a utility truck or utility van.

VB
noun (jocularly pronounced as in baby-talk `vuh buh') a drink of Victoria Bitter beer.

veg
verb 1. Also, veg out. to relax and become mentally inactive. --noun 2. one who spends a lot of time veging out.

vegie
adjective (of school subjects) considered to be easy or of a lower academic standard: vegie maths; vegie subjects.

verbal diarrhoea
noun nonsense spoken at length.

vinyl
noun 1. music recorded on vinyl, as opposed to CDs. --adjective 2. (of music) recorded or released on vinyl: played a mean set of vinyl house.

virgin
noun a person who has not experienced something: I'm an opera virgin, and intend to remain that way; a skateboard virgin.

VPL
noun the edge of underwear seen through the overgarment. [initialism of Visible Panty Line]


W


wacko
interjection, adjective whacko

wad
noun Chiefly Military 1. (Derogatory) a stupid or annoying person; jerk. --phrase 2. shoot one's wad, (of a male) to ejaculate. [from wad the wadding used in loading cartridges]

wakey-wakey
interjection wake up!

wally
noun (Derogatory) a fool; a stupid person. [contraction of Walter, a male personal name]

wankasaurus
noun a very egotistical, self-important or obnoxious person; a wanker who is worse than most wankers.

wanker
noun 1. (Derogatory) an obnoxious or annoying person. 2. a self-indulgent or egotistical person.

water sports
noun sexual activities involving urination.

well-oiled
adjective drunk.

wet fart
noun a fart in which some liquid waste is also ejected.

wet patch
noun a wet area left on bedding after sexual intercourse.

whanger
noun the penis. Also, whang, wang.

whopper
noun 1. something uncommonly large for its kind. 2. a big lie.

wife-starver
adjective Prison a person convicted for neglecting maintenance payments. Compare cunt-starver.

wino
noun one addicted to drinking wine.

wobbly
phrase chuck (or throw) a wobbly, 1. to become angry; have a tantrum; make a scene. 2. (of a machine, etc.) fail to function properly; break down.

wogball
noun Racist soccer. [wog + (foot)ball; soccer being seen as especially popular with Australians of Mediterranean descent]

woodie
noun an erect penis.

write-off
noun 1. something irreparably damaged, as an aircraft, car, etc. 2. a person who is incapacitated through drunkenness, injury, etc. 3. an incompetent person; a no-hoper. [from write-off something written off in account books]

wucking furries
phrase no wucking furries, an expression of confidence that all will go well. Also, no wucks, no wuckers. [spoonerism of no fucking worries]

wuss-bag
noun an exceedingly pathetic wuss.


X


X
Adjective meaning excellent


Y


yack
verb 1. to vomit. 2. to talk or chatter. --noun 3. an instance of vomitting. 4. a chat.

yadda yadda yadda
interjection an expression used in place of conversational platitudes; blah blah blah. Also, yada, yada, yada. [imitative of the sound of conversation; originally US, but not, as commonly thought, from Yiddish]

yakka
noun manual labour; work. Also, yacker, yakker. [from the Aboriginal language Jagara

Yank tank
noun a large car of American manufacture.

yobbo
noun (Derogatory) 1. an unrefined, uncultured, slobbish person: I gotta change out of me stubbies, I don't wanna look like a yobbo. 2. a hooligan or lout: I was hassled by a bunch of drunken yobbos on their way home from the football. Also, yob. [19thC British slang yob a young lad (backslang for boy) + -o]

yuppie
noun a young urban professional person, typified as having a high disposable income to spend on luxury consumer goods. Also, yup. [acronym from Young Urban Professional + -ie; also considered to stand for Young Upwardly-mobile Professional]


Z


Z-grade
adjective of the lowest quality.


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