australian slang terms

A couple I’ve never heard at all, in 69 years. G’day mate. sheila – woman or female. Jolly Hoppers/=Coppers (pronounced Jolly ‘Oppas). Frog and Toad/= The road. Drop-kick – an idiot. Translation: Everything will be all right or ok. Dinky Di It could also mean bewildered or (indignant) disbelief… Slang is an integral part of Australian life and everyday culture. I am sure some others would, Chuffed = pleased I have often heard and used, howyagoin. !” This list has been put together by some of our Australian staff located all around Australia. That’s my thoughts👍🏼 Hope it helps a tiny bit for a good Aussie ode🇦🇺 Cheers! Leper in a sleeping bag – chiko roll Bull Dust/=Very fine red dust sand/or a polite way of saying nonsense. A Cold One – Beer; Accadacca – How Aussies refer to Australian band ACDC; Ankle Biter – Child; Arvo – Afternoon (S’Arvo – this afternoon!) grub – food. Although it sounds like breakfast for kids, brekkie is the Australian meal everyone has in the morning. Tappa/Tapper/= A collector of discarded cans and bottles, the bottles collected in his bags would make a distinct tapping sound as he walked along, hence the moniker of “Tapper”. Treacle Beak/ any gadabout poking their nose into other people’s business, not used very much nowadays more likely to use “Sticky Beak”. It would be bonzer to keep the Ocka Slang going! Umm, well, baggy clothes, stoner maybe, a troublemaker maybe, just someone who looks very unkept and a bit on the rude/jerk side, You forgot Mate. Australian slang is becoming so popular, that it has started to pique the interest of social scientists and psychologists. Salmon – $20 note, Footy is sometimes reduced to Foody in some parts of Australia Footy = Foody, You forgot to mention CAPSICUM – red pepper 😉. Dawn was a “real cracker” at her job!….? Required fields are marked *, Pingback: Things to Know About Oz before Your First Australian Travel Adventure, Pingback: Bees in My Head pt. and just in case i got one wrong hahahahaha D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F “Barbie” is probably the cutest slang ever for “barbecue”, but wait ‘till you find out more, mate! Cranny – Suburb of Cranbourne Rice Burners/= Cheap and nasty Japanese/Asian cars/vehicles, also can be referred to as Cocoa Tins. dole bludger grouse I’m 70. Speaking as an Aussie I wonder if the Author is Australian ‘cos most of this is wrong. Copied link. Bloody funny accent that was! a ring on the dog (‘ave a) pull Arvo : afternoon: Amber fluid : beer: Aussie : Australian: Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic: Big Mobs : loads, a lot of: Bloody : very: Bloody oath! To say someone needs a good flogging, means they need to be punished or taught a lesson. !” Or “Yo, is you (f**king) serious (right now)!? A few more I have come across I have come accross over the years. Sooky – My mum (born in 1926) was the youngest of four girls living in Adelaide. Know all of these and use them in my own language much to the amusement of my non Australian friends and colleagues. Bloke strewth!! “Are you having a go” means are you giving your best effort to a task be it at work or on a sporting field. ao unidade a mensagem casa um pouco, no entanto em vez de, é magnífica blog. Fair go-A fair deal. 600+ Fun, Interesting Irish Slang Terms. Basically, when you are camping you can’t watch traditional television, so you watch the “bush telly”: the campfire, the stars or just… the bush. Pearler = beautiful day 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”. Oi, mate! Paris End – Top end of Collins St (In the CBD) Sure, there’s always British English, but the Brits don’t call their barbecue “barbie”. Which really isn’t much different from the Ranching community I grew up in. Very good! If you don’t feel like a plain biccy, simply ask if they have a choccy biccy. I have to do a project for school about Australia, and this helps a lot! Bundy = bundeberg rum, Your email address will not be published. Very good! Aussie Salute – Wave to scare the flies; Avo – Avocado; Bail – To cancel plans. don’t ask for a napkin to wipe off your face! !” your a mug, not the brightest spark. When I first came to Australia. Hate change, seriousness and political correctness🤪. Used to express joy or enthusiasm. It’s similar to “chap”or “fella”. Australian English is a major variety of the English language spoken throughout Australia.Most of the vocabulary of Australian English is shared with British English, though there are notable differences. Or maybe even Você aparecem entender tanto aproximadamente , como você escreveu Dead horse, tomato sauce.. dog n bone, blower, on the phone….. Triffick. Fair suck of the sauce bottle. VI – Matturday Night Fever, Pingback: Just Moved to Australia? Extremely versatile word for your vocab. (And some have very different meanings for the same word or expression). The vocabulary of Australia is drawn from many sources, including various dialects of British English as well as Gaelic languages, some Indigenous Australian languages, and Polynesian … 33. Barrack, root for your team – a little obscure but certainly usable and used. Dropkick/=useless/ good for nothin’ bloke/individual. The computer’s just carked it. !” Or “You playin’ wit(h) me? After all, the kangaroos are Australia’s most popular animals. Good crack similar to Scot’s Irish and English just a bit more childish. Murphy’s chance or just Murphy’s = it just ain’t gonna happen possum (endearingly), Funny how they can be so apt and funny, but normal back then! There are a couple of others I’d clarify. A short form of Robert is Bob or Bobby. Now, whether you want to move to the Australian paradise, spend a holiday there to visit the Irwin family’s Australia Zoo, or just learn the Australian slang because you feel like spicing up your English vocabulary, there are a few things you need to remember: Let’s start with the basics: core Australian slang vocabulary. Hi Richard, yeah, I suppose “duck nuts” isn’t real appropriate🤔, don’t know how old, but definitely Ocka, is simply, “Ledge”. The police were known as “Bobby’s men”. ; used to show you agree with someone strongly. Me mate Blue won’t be impressed at all about that! The popular forms of slang words and phrases in Australia are words ending with ‘-o’ or ‘-ie’. Get Mondly now and speak any language like you never dreamed you would! 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 Most Aussies are so easy-going that they’ve got a whole bunch of phrases just to describe how there’s no need to worry.… Parkies/Park People/=Vagrants that live in/haunt parks. “You fuckin’ wit(h) me? Never ever in me life mate have I heard ‘smoko’ called “mornos”. She’ll be apples = it will be ok By Jody Allen 14/01/2021. It’s as fun as learning Aussie slang! Buckleys chance = No hope Sad it’s hardly used any more! 1. Nong Thank you very much for this information. Cactus is used for dead. Barker’s Eggs/= Dog’s droppings that have turned white in the sun on lawns, or anywhere. In the ACT, potato cakes are more commonly referred to as “scallops”—a term more commonly used in the surrounding area. slow thinker takes a bit for it to sink in Dandy – Suburb of Dandenong Woop Woop: middle of nowhere, a long way from a main town Master these 33 terms and you'll be fair dinkum. Derived from the Irish girls’ name Síle. I’m a Yank who lived in UK a bit. Some of these phrases are still part of the vernacular. Here are 12 of the most important ways to say thank you in Chinese. 👊 Fair 😱 Warning 😵: If this is said to you WITHOUT smile or a laugh, 😕 if they did not enunciate with an inquisitive or playful connotation: You more then likely, offended, 😤 annoyed or perhaps even angered 😠 and/or enraged them in some way for some reason. ‘Longdrop’ outdoor dunny. 😅 ? Keep up the good work. Some of the slang terms are also only used in certain parts of Australia and not others. ” 92 Stubby Holder – Used so your hands don’t get cold when holding your beer!” It may have been used behind the scenes, as people were not so outspoken they had more respect for people around them, #36 is not acceptable slang between anyone – it’s an insult – don’t use it, Maggot bag – meat pie Me 55 born n bred blues (NSW)…. ?”😡 It sounds like you’ve embraced some of the Australian way of language, which my Austrian father in law did (came with family of 5 in 1964) whilst working all over country Oz! Monash Carpark – Monash Freeway (Especially during peak hour) what about flip-flops—–there thongs because of how they sound when you walk. People do say Facey I have heard it and use it, If you are getting a demi to eat what is it, Snakes Hiss = a piss (be right back gotta take a snakes hiss), Jeez u bloody mongrels complaining like sheilas.have a coldie and relax .fair dinkum i reckon its bloody oath, Mate. Kip and ky – bed and food In Aussie slang it refers to casual wear trousers. 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. 4. 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. Jatz Crackers – testicles (as made famous by Steve Folley commentating on the diving at the Atlanta Olympics) Im from a small rural outback town in Australia. A “goog” being an egg. Who the hell thought that one up? ‘Ya’ – you, ¹nonstandard spelling of you. Doof doof music – a derogatory term for house/hip hop music is another one they’ve never heard before. Tommy Rot/= British BS/lies/propaganda; also reference to British standards of class distinction/protocols/etiquette His sayings were never ending. Banana bender = Queenslander Cricky dick = a rude way of saying cricky or if you are extermly shocked, Dag- nerdy or geeky person… Your email address will not be published. Your email address will not be published. jatz cracker (biscuts) but also refers male appendage(his nuts). You heard “telly” before, but “bush telly”? everything going bad Narre – Narre Warren. If you've got any comments or suggestions, though, we'd very much like to hear them. In the late 19th century when the English Lord Roberts created the London police, the recruits were given a silver shilling, 12 pennies, similar to 10 cents today, but a lot of money then. what’s the John Dory? Lairy The best part? “(Are) You having a laugh (are ya)? 5 minutes a day. Stunned Mullet For instance, if your mate takes some chips off your plate without asking, you might equate him to a scavenger and say “Piss off ya mongrel!”. ‘To cark’ is used more for smaller things, or components of a larger object. Walkabout = travelling Sheila: You’re a good bloke Bloke: You’re a good sheila. Many of these words were coined by adding the suffix ‘-ie’ in the end (just like Aussie), but there are more rules. It can also be an insult though. I actually like making up a lot of sayings myself, which most workmates and friends find funny. As we found out that day in NSW they call it ‘a double’ or I’ll ‘double yah’ 🙂. To quote more Aussie slang, a wank. First off, to ensure all those using the English-language dialect understands, here are a few pointers. : Excellent! VIC) footy = AFL (“rules”), others (e.g. choof Yeah Nah mate, that isn’t what we call dags. Some of these are also used in various other English speaking countries as well with the same or very similar meanings. Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie knows the difference between “chunders” and “chucking a sickie,” and now you will too. How can you have just a plain, dull barbecue when you could have a “barbie”? Aussie salute – brushing away flies with your hand, outback – the vast (usually arid) interior and rural part of Australia. Some expressions to learn going to Australia – Alguns expresses para appender into para Australia – Tayane Australia 2019,, 6 Epic Spots in Australia for Sunset Viewing, 5 Tips To Tour Australia On A Motorcycle During (Their) Summers, 10 Reasons to Go Skydiving on Rottnest Island. Dog’s eye wiv Dead ‘Orse/=Beef/Meat Pie with Tomarda sauce Most of the slang is slang but most Aussie slang has 2 translations and only one is given. Nice. this is not music” mull Friend It is an abbreviation as such, and not a full word. Really enjoyed the list. A rhetorical greeting, similar to hello, not a question. Dead horse -tomato sauce Bonza/=Really good, even brilliant. 🙂, I am Australian and I haven’t heard most of these words on here. 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!). Freakin hell – expression of disgust. Not offensive, but explanatory……Bit hard to stay feminine with Aussie slang for a Sheila! .I once heard a story of an English lady on vacation in Oz who was changing into her swimming gear in a communal women’s room. Boondy: chuck a boondy, throw a dirt bomb/ compacted dirt shaped like a rock that dissipates upon impact What’s the John Dory? 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”. I did like, in particular, the word “Dunny”. Originally a Bludger was an accepted description of a man who lived off the earnings of prostitutes that he controlled. Joining the police was called “Taking the shilling”. I speak as a ten pound pom; a whingeing pommie bludger – 53 years ago. Scallop – in Victoria it’s a scallop, in NSW a potato cake. Required fields are marked *. To expand on the meaning of “furphy”, it originated in the first (I think) world war, when Furphy water tankers travelled around the troops distributing water, and also news or gossip, which may or may not have been true. Not pronounced “how are you going?” Which requires an answer. Didn’t see no mention of any Rangas (red heads) in this list. G’day love here’s a few extra ones for ya… Context of someone stealing something: “Some flog has flogged the street sign”. A sport team can be flogged, beaten or loses a game by a large difference in score. Pissed off can be annoyed Or leaving the location. That’s a new one. Stoked = really happy that that happed or really pumped Shark biscuit can also stand for a body board, its like a surf board but smaller. Stories traded over a Furphy water tank and if it sounds outrageous or exaggerated, came to be known as a furphy. fair dinkum – really? !” Drop the aitch off of any word beginin with a H/h; Horse= ‘Orse; House= ‘Owse etc Many people will think this is in reference to a small, angry, vicious dog, but this is how … That’s a … ‘Yo’/ ‘Hey’/ ‘Oi’ – ¹exclamation to get someones attention, ²to call attention to, ³to greet someone. 02.07.2014. Shootin’ Blanks/= Fellah that’s “had the snip”/vasectomy and no semen/swimmers exit when he’s done, he’s just shooting blanks. got him in the jazts crakers Bezza – Berwick Pub (Suburb of Berwick) Oooo rooooo = good bye. Get daily language tips and fun facts by following us on: © 2021 ATi Studios. Slang is the informal teenage language that is more popular in speaking than in writing. Thank you so much for sharing such nice article with us. mate seriously one of the most used words in Australian slang and it means friend. It wasn't easy but we've tried to include uniquely Australian slang here and to exclude British and American slang even though these are commonly used in Australia. gash Want more? Here’s How To Make It Feel Like Home, Pingback: Teaching when #English is the #Second #Language for the Entire Class #ESL | CCNEPal 2017, Pingback: Learn the Lingo – What is the Slang? “She’s a ledge of a teacher”. Wang – Wangaratta Some of the phrases posted are also Cockney rhyming slang, such as Frog and Toad for road. Because with Mondly, the award-winning language learning app, you’ll speak any language from day 1. Yank Shaggers back – Too much rooting. Take this quiz now and... Join over 1 million people enjoying our ocassional language tips, special offers and much more. Language Quiz: Which Language is Best for You? Up yourself – stuck up. I don’t want youse to chuck me in ya divvy van but I thought it’s best I be fair dinkum. Sanger = Sandwich The History Of Australian Slang Some Words Of Australian Origin-Digger- An Australian soldier. Tucker = Food Fair Dinkum = Honesty!, Really? Runners / joggers = sports shoes A Billabong is an Aboriginal word. Blotto. Possie=position Footy = the LOCAL form of football (or “code”). And the more time I spent with all my mates, the more I found myself speaking and thinking both Irish & Australian. Flogged or flogging came from early convict times, where men and women were flogged as punishment. booze bus – police car used for catching drunk drivers, cactus – beaten, dead, finished, not working, roadie – a beer you buy to take away with you. CBD – Central Business District or main part of city (Not sure if this is slang, but whenever I say CBD outside Aus nobody knows what I’m talking about) you should avoid using the Australian slang in business or formal contexts because it could do more harm than good. Larrikin is Irish. I bet if we put all these slang words into a sentence, people would think we were talking another language! Ya look like you just shoved a whole spoon of Vegemite down ya gob’ or even ‘why don’t ya come around for a shrimp on the barbie mate’ Old fart = old person or elderly She questioned ..”what is this doof, doof, doof?.. Established in 1894 by Simeon Simpson, DAKS produces luxury clothing and accessories for both men and women. Here are 100 popular Australian slang words, terms and sayings to sound like a local during your next trip in Down Under. Derived from the Irish girls’ name Síle. Yeah nah , i don`t think i`d wana root for a whole team , sounds slutty, Maybe come to Vic if you have never herd someone say there rooted it’s a very common term for tired and unless your going fishin everyone calls a beer a tinny you silly Muppets, You’ve got kangaroos loose in the top paddock mate. Funny how they can be so apt and funny, but normal back then! “I’m totally stuffed mate.” broken never to work again awh ikr mate they are just so attractive and its just ace ! Was made famous by Steve Irwin. to us shrimp are really small prawns or that you are very short. Flat out like a lizard drinking If you are looking to truly differentiate the two, both could be used to describe a piece of potato that is scallop”ed” off a potato, but a potato cake can be created by mashing a potato and moulding it into a patty or “cake”. australian slang CHECK OUT OUR >>> NEW VIDEO INDEX PAGE. Chuck a wobbly If the person is Nerdy or Geeky we say either, a dag is, well, normally a person who looks like a dag! Some are just ‘Barry McKenzie’ joke slang, but not in real use. Bumbag=fannipack 125 Australian Slang Words & Phrases. I’ve met heaps of overseas visitors over the past 12 years as a Park Ranger and not one of them has ever heard the term ‘D & M’ as in ‘a deep and meaningful conversation’ or ‘serious conversation’ at a social gathering 🙂 They all think it’s a great term 🙂 Their other favourites are dag and galah. Be carefull Hey. sparkie (electrician) Thanks. “Hi! Yobo-An obnoxious and a loud person with no social and behavioral skills. 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. Oh and what about “take the piss”? Aerial Ping-Pong – Australian Rules football Amber fluid – beer Ambo – ambulance, ambulance driver Ankle biter – small child Aight – Alright e.g. Hard to remember appropriate feminine slang Dad and Dave – shave, as a Yank living in Melbourne during the ’80’s, here’s a few that mystified me at first, but aren’t on the list: And that’s a missed opportunity. Ozzie) – Australian Aussie salute … 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 ” Context of going to the gym: “Hey mate, are you going for a flog?” The Best Australian Slang Phrases The Rest of the World Should Know; Share. Garbo=rubbish collector Now, “Are you having a go? Eu vou definitivamente volta. I begin by saying that I live in NSW and have never ordered a potato cake but always order scollops,.. which turns out to be an archaic word, which differentiates it from the sea dwelling scallop….Adding potato at the front seems to be an excessive use of words and contrary to the Aussie vernacular. Joe blake = Snake A “Lappy” could be a laptop computer, but the more common meaning would be “Lap dance” from a stripper. spliff “Ya gotta be (f**king) kiddin’ me! The opposite of Sheila. popper – juice box !” i.e: Why isn’t everybody using this? I’ve was in Australia about 10 years ago and bought a sticker sheets called Aussie Lingo! Dr. Nenagh Kemp, a psychologist from the University of Tasmania, is studying the slang and why Australians feel the need to shorten so many of their words. Going Off: really busy OR a person losing their temper and shouting OR food turned sour Both “potato scallop” and “potato fritter” are used in Queensland. And only something I’ve heard in Australia. Choccy biccy. Bunta: crazy/irate ex: I’m gonna go Bunta on her! “He’s a bit of a mongrel” would refer to someone you don’t trust. Sanger – sandwich. You got it arse about you drongo – A stubby holder is to prevent your hands from warming the beer. Spot on Flamin’ heck! if you want to sound like a true Aussie, you should speak through clenched teeth to stop. For some reason, which I can’t explain, the word fits perfectly. A few cans short of a six pack (beer). Some of them used to be, but would never be pronounced with a straight face by anyone under 30. Fair Crack of the whip Let’s take a look at 20 great Australian slang terms that you can hear “The Land Down Under”! As you probably know, “Aussie” is slang for “Australian”. Can’t bleeve it. Perhaps due to our shared British heritage and hearing these terms on TV. Zonked, cooking with gas, ya larrakin, argy bargy, kark it A Yank might think they’re all from Oz, but many are from the UK. All rights reserved. Dude, origin/ownership is not the point of this post (as i understand). Mags = alloy wheels PHRASES: Ace! Strewth = Exclamation of suprise ‘Flat out like a lizard drinkin’, busy Sketchy = not quite right or risky Those can be added too if they are Aussi slang. I heard slangs like – “Bob’s your uncle” and “Rain check” . A cactus is just a cactus over here, a prickly succulent. 50+ Australian Slang Terms To Make You Sound Like You’re From Down Under. It consists of a vocabulary often times unknown to the elders.The slang terms created by sometimes recycling the old words, making abbreviations or … Aussie slang is only for good friends and informal gatherings. Mallies (pronounced mawlies)/= Old Codgers with nothing better to do than hang around shopping malls in groups together, ogling women going about their shopping, whilst waiting for the Supermarket to call them up to make a home delivery. Call the cabbie!‌ I’m moving to Australia right now. Step into the realm of the unknown. You’ll ask for a “bikkie” just to hear yourself say it. A “bogan” is an uncouth or unrefined person regarded as being of low social status. Here’s a list of popular Australian slang terms you probably heard before but didn’t know what they meant. 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. Iffy: anything that is a bit iffy is risky, questionable This following list of Australian words and phrases contains some slang terms only true Aussies know! Schoolies = a student farewell holiday Fuelie or Fuely/=Petrol Bowser. Why Adding A Millennial To The Workplace Will … Dink – the Victorian term for giving someone a lift on their bike as in ‘I’ll give you a dink’. In Aussie slang it refers to casual wear trousers. Dunny budgie – blowflies. Have a gander Context of someone pleasuring themselves: “I really need to flog, it’s been too long” crack a fat Australian slang is a large set of colorful and descriptive terms used by Aussie natives. Usually constructed of a mess of words that makes sense to those who grew up in Australia. In New South Wales, they are usually referred to as “scallops” or potato scallops, however the term “potato cakes” is used across the southern states of Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and known in South Australia as a potato fritter. I haven’t stopped laughing since I began reading it. Dry as a dead dingo’s donger. Outback- Sparsley populated, remote area. biro A Walker and Turner. Few more I use Penny dropped- when it hit me. Bingle too right footy Yobbo Barbie 🎭When in a place where language differs from your own, I find it’s very useful to know how to understand & interpret non verbal communication, it’s a world-wide, international language : 🎼Safe travels. E.g. Turps = Alcohol Hi friends, nice piece of writing and good urging commented at this place, I am genuinely enjoying by these. Me and a mate nearly got in to real trouble years ago when we said this to two UK female backpackers on a bike ride/pub crawl in Sydney years ago 🙂 All the locals were shocked. Australian Slang Dictionary Australia has one of the most unique languages referred to as "Strine" a term for Australia and the word used to describe "Aussie slang". Righto – “Righto let’s get a move on!” Irrelevant of origin. Not sure what is a bobby, as we call a barbecue a barbie…. Nina. The hardest part of starting, however, can be deciding which language you want to learn. – what’s going on? Squizz – having a gander. I guess it depends on ur age . Or for the Aussie slang words you coulda putt in Chrissie = Christmas “The bloody mongrel bit me!”, You might refer to a person as a mongrel, but the meaning depends on the context. she give up the goat shagged, rooted, knackered. The name became a generalization for any such device. DAKS is a holder of 3 Royal Warrants; representing a long standing relationship with the Royal Family and the outstanding quality of its products. Dad’n’Dave/=Shave. Slang terms for money often derive from the appearance and features of banknotes or coins, their values, historical associations or the units of currency concerned. Suggestion: inclusion of the word, flog?? (Hello friends!) An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a published author since primary school. For example, you walk in to a pub, bar man says “howyagoin” you reply “I’m as dry as a dead dingo’s donga”. Bogan. chippie (carpenter) Buggered = Exhausted Definition: (Exclamation) You better believe it! Derro/=A derelict remnant of a former man, usually in reference to a homeless drunkard or petrol/glue sniffer Depending on the context, Bogan can be a harsh insult or a compliment. Sheila is derived from an Irish word for a young unmarried woman. A Galah is a parrot with a loud screech. The G – MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) Its used in oz, so that makes it straylin. duzz buzz, have a cigarette.. oh pull the other one, exaggerated story or lies BTW, I remember it as “mad as a cut snake”, and grouse is definitely Victorian A Drongo is a real sleepy and stupid bird. ‘Sweatin blood’ or ‘Hard yakka’. Final suggestion would be; the bees knees🤔, Remember my Pop used to use Billy goat for throat also, rifle range in the sky rocket for change in the pocket, cows hoof, which is very (can’t say) inappropriate nowadays! Very informative article. E.g: ‘Yo, Anna! I like it, especially b’coz it has contained the valuable guide.This is something really helpful. 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