AussieWords – Chapter 2

New Aussie words to be learned for our Aussie Party today. Here they are:

A blow in A non local person
A feral A hippie (someone who still belongs in the 60s/70s)
Aerial Ping Pong Australian Rules Football
Ankle biters The children
Aussie Salute Brushing away flies from your face
Back of Bourke Way in the outback or a long way off
Banana Bender A person from Queensland
Battler someone working hard and only just making a living
Beyond the Black Stump Same as Back of Bourke
Bloody Oath That’s the truth
Bludger Lazy person, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things
Bottle-o Liquor Store
Budgie Smugglers Mens Brief Bathing Suit (ie. Speedos, etc…)
Cactus Dead, not functioning (ie. “this bloody washing machine is cactus”)
Cark(ed) It To die, cease functioning
Cobber Friend, Mate, etc…
Crack a Coldie To open a Beer
Dag A funny silly person
Digger Army soldier
Dog’s eye and dead horse Meat pie and tomato sauce
Doovalacky Used whenever you can’t remember what something is called. Thingamijiggy, whatsamathingy.
Do the Harold Holt To leave abruptly
Dunny The toilet
Fair dinkum The absolute truth
Fair suck of the sav Exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief (a sav is a saveloy (frankfurt) sausage, if you were wondering)
Get the pink slip get the sack (pink used to be the main colour used for a termination form)
Give it a burl Give something a try
He aint gotta Brass Razoo A very poor person
Hooley Dooley An exclamation of surprise (ie. “Good heavens!”, “My goodness!” “Good grief!” or similar)
Hooroo Goodbye, see you later
I feel stuffed I’m really tired
Jumbuck Sheep
Kangaroos loose in the Top Paddock Intellectually inadequate (ie. “he definitely has kangaroos loose in the top paddock”)
Mongrel Despicable person
Moolah Money (ie. Show me the moolah)
Not the full quid Not bright intellectually
Piker Someone who doesn’t want to fit in with others socially, leaves parties early, etc…
Rock Up To turn up, to arrive (ie. we rocked up at their house at 8pm)
Ropeable Very angry (ie. You shoulda seen him, he was absolutely ropeable)
Sandgroper A West Australian
Sanger A sandwich
She’ll be right mate Everything will be alright, it will be OK
Show pony someone who tries hard, by their dress or behaviour, to impress those around them
Skull To drink a beer or alcoholic beverage in one go without taking a break or a breath in between
Spit the dummy Get very upset about something
Stands out like a shag on a rock Very obvious
Strewth Exclamation, mild oath (ie. Strewth, that Chris is a bonzer bloke)
Tall poppies Successful people
Tall poppy syndrome Criticizing successful people, cutting down their reputation
Thongs Cheap rubber backless sandals
Tinny 2 meanings – 1. Tin of beer and 2. small aluminum boat for the river…
To have a lend of To take advantage of somebody’s gullibility, to have someone on (ie. “he’s having a lend of you”)
To have tickets on yourself Have an unfounded high opinion of yourself, arrogance, etc… (ie. Geez she really has tickets on herself)
True blue A true aussie patriot
Two cans short of a six pack A person considered a little stupid
Two pot screamer Someone who gets drunk on very little alcohol
Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike / tits on a bull Unhelpful or incompetent person or thing (ie. he, she or it is about as useful as tits on a bull, etc….)
Veg out Relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)