Aussie Speak

A translation for all those who don’t understand the Aussie way of speaking.


Food Stuff

biscuit -

dry biscuit -

lollies -

scone -

jam -

jelly -

hot chips -

tomato sauce -

entree -

main course -

tea -

serviette -

packed lunch -

pikelet -

spud -

beetroot -

lemonade -

cookie

cracker

candy (not chocolate)

biscuit

jelly

jello

fries

ketchup

appetizer

entree

dinner

napkin

boxed lunch

drop scone

potato

pickled beet

7Up (kind of — lemonade has lemon in it)

Car Stuff

car bonnet -

boot -

mug guard -

windscreen -

petrol -

car park -

lorry -

overtake -

car hood

trunk

fender

gas

parking lot

big rig

pickup truck (sort of)

pass

Other Stuff

bathers/togs -

bottle shop -

docket -

fairy floss -

flywire -

g’day -

icy pole -

thongs -

trackie daks -

unit -

beanie -

jumper -

footpath -

lounge room -

lane -

tap -

singlet -

chemist -

tick off -

polo neck -

whole meal (bread) -

biro -

shop -

lift -

swimsuit

liquor store

receipt

cotton candy

flyscreen

hello

popsicle

flip-flops

track suit bottoms

apartment

ski hat

sweater

sidewalk

sitting/living room

alley

faucet

tank top

drug store

check off

turtleneck

whole wheat

pen

store

elevator


Aussie Slang

a fruit cake -

a bit iffy -

ace -

amber fluid -

ankle biter -

arse about face -

aussie salute -

back of bourke -

battler -

better half -

banged up -

barbie -

bingle -

bloke -

bludger -

booze bus -

bugger off -

buggered off -

bum nuts -

cactus -

cheese & kisses -

chunder -

chook -

old chook -

codswallop -

cop it sweet -

cow juice -

crook-sick -

crank onto -

cream (verb) -

cut lunch -

daks -

dead horse -

dill -

dinky-di -

dipstick -

doodah -

dunny -

earn a quid -

galah -

grog -

fanny -

fart-arse around -

full as a goog -

get knotted -

going for a piss -

hard yakka -

hit the sack -

hoon -

hoo-roo -

idiot box -

knackers -

knackered -

knickers -

knock off -

knocked up -

lashing out -

lob in -

(a good) lurk -

mate -

moolah -

mozzie -

noggin -

no worries -

no sweat -

not the full quid -

not worth a crumpet -

nuddy -

nut out -

off his face -

once over -

pash -

perv -

pigs bum -

pissed as a parrot -

pissed off -

postie -

rack off -

ripper -

rock up -

road train -

sacked -

shonky -

shoot through -

shout -

slab -

smoko -

snag -

stubby -

stubby holder -

stuffed -

I’ll be stuffed -

can’t be stuffed -

sunnies -

tee-up -

tin lid -

the good oil -

tucker -

veg out -

uni -

underdaks -

throw a wobbly -

got a wog -

yobbo -

you’re game -

wanker -

wedding tackle -

white pointers -

write-off -

mentally unstable

not quite right

excellent

beer

young kid

wrong way around

brushing flies away

middle of nowhere

someone who works hard for little money

your wife or hubbie

pregnant

barbeque

motor vehicle accident

man

lazy person

police bus used to catch drunk drivers

impolite way of saying “go away”

gone away

eggs

not functioning

missus

vomit

chicken

old lady

a lot of nonsense, a lie

take what’s coming to you

milk

sick or badly made

to hit on someone (romantic)

defeat by large margin

sandwiches

trousers

tomato sauce

idiot

the real thing

idiot

something you don’t know the name of

outside toilet

earn money

idiot

beer

female parts (not the bum)

not getting the job done

drunk

angry way of saying “get lost”

going to the toilet (man talk)

hard work

going to bed

a show off (young male/big car)

goodbye

tv

testicles

tired, unworkable

ladies underwear

finish work, counterfeit product or to steal

pregnant

spending spree

arriving unannounced

something illegal going on

friend

money

mosquito

head

no problems

no worries

low IQ

worth nothing

nude

work out

drunk

check something out

long kiss

lustfully looking at someone

that’s wrong/incorrect

drunk

angry at someone/something

mailman/postman

get lost

great, fantastic

to turn up or arrive

big truck with many trailers

fired from work

dubious, underhanded

to leave

to buy a round of drinks

a carton of beer (24 cans/bottles)

smoke or coffe break

sausage

look

a 375ml bottle of beer

tired

expression of surprise

can’t be bothered

sunglasses

set up

kid

to tell the truth

food

relax

university

underpants

complain/excitable behavior

got a cold/flu

uncouth person

you’re brave

someone who is really stupid but thinks they’re great

male bits

ladies sunbathing topless

car that has been totaled