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Abso-bloody-lutely
   means   
Absolutely, Without a Doubt
"That's abso-bloody-lutely right mate!"
Aerial Ping-Pong
   means   
Australian Rules Football
(afl) "Melbournians love their Aerial Ping-Pong". Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria.
Ankle Biters
   means   
Children
"The Ankle biters are driving me nuts!"
Any Tick of the Clock
   means   
Very Soon
"He'll be here any tick of the clock"
Arvo
   means   
Afternoon
"I’ll catch ya in the Arvo"
As Full As a Goog
   means   
Very Drunk
'Goog' being short for the diminutive 'googy-egg'. Can also mean to be full after a very big meal.
Avago
   means   
To Attempt to Do Something
"Avago ya mug!"
Back of Bourke
   means   
A Long Way from Wherever You Are
"He’s at the back of Bourke somewhere". Bourke is in the far north west of New South Wales.
Banana Bender
   means   
A Person from Queensland
Queensland being well-known for it's banana industry, the locals supposedly put the bends in the fruit before it goes to market.
Barbie
   means   
Barbeque
"Going to Matt's house for a barbie"
Barney
   means   
An Argument
"Me and the Missus had a barney"
Battler
   means   
Someone Who is Struggling Financially
“ She’s a bit of a battler”
Bewdie
   means   
Excellent, a Desirable Outcome
"Bewdie Mate!" A term derived from "beauty" which infers an exclamation for "perfect!"
Bingle
   means   
A Minor Car Accident
A fender-bender.
Bite Ya Bum
   means   
Exclamation, Be Quiet
"Oh bite ya bum Vanessa!"
Blowie
   means   
A Blowfly, a Large Noisy Fly
“ Ah you let the blowie in”
Blowie
   means   
An Uninvited Party Guest
As in a "blow in" from outside.
Bludger
   means   
A Freeloader
Bonzer
   means   
Great, Excellent
"Sue’s a Bonzer Sheila"
Budgie Smugglers
   means   
Men's Swim Briefs
Racing bathers that can sometimes be a little on the revealing side.
Bush
   means   
Australian Country
"Going bush for the weekend"
BYO
   means   
Bring Your Own
“There’s a party on at my house BYO grog!”
Cactus
   means   
Broken
"That car is cactus Jim"
Carbie
   means   
Carburettor
"The carbie is gonna need replacing"
Cark It
   means   
Die
"She’s just about ready to cark it"
Chockers
   means   
Full up
"That was a great feed. I'm chockers!"
Chook
   means   
Chicken
"Let’s get some chook for dinner" or "Better go feed the chooks"
Chuck a Spaz
   means   
To Get Angry
"Go on! ... Chuck a spaz!"
Chuck-a U-ey
   means   
To Make a U-turn
"Chuck-a U-ey here Danny"
Chuck up
   means   
To Vomit
"That makes me want to chuck up!"
Chunder
   means   
To Vomit
"Don't chunder there ..... ewwww!"
Clapped out
   means   
Broken Down, Won't Work
"Clapped out piece of crap!"
Cobber
   means   
Friend
"G'day cobbers!"
Crook
   means   
Unwell, Upset or Unsatisfactory
"I'm feeling bit crook!" "She went crook at me because I was late home" "That backyard mechanic did a pretty crook job on my car!"
Crow Eater
   means   
A Person from South Australia
So called not because they are all getting around in a perpetual state of humiliation but rather a remembrance of pioneer days when there was a scarcity of food, especially meat.
Dag
   means   
An Uncultured, Unfashionable or Eccentric Person
"He's a bit of a dag but he's a good bloke."
Daks
   means   
A Man's Pants or Shorts
"Pull ya daks up!" However, Trakkie-Daks are a pair of Track-suit pants/trousers
Dead Set
   means   
It's the Truth
"Dead Set mate! Would I lie to you?"
Dinkum
   means   
Genuine
"He's a dimkum bloke" Also used as an adverb "Fair dinkum, I saw it with my own eyes."
Dirty
   means   
Angry at Someone
"I was dirty on Brett the other day"
Dob in
   means   
To Whistleblow
"I’m gonna dob ya in to Social Security"
Dodgy
   means   
Suspect or Suspicious
"That food looks a little dodgy!"
Dog’s Eye
   means   
A Meat Pie
"I'm going to the shop to get a choke and a dog's eye anyone want one?"
Drongo
   means   
A Stupid Person
“ Don’t act like a drongo!”
Dropkick
   means   
A Stupid Person
Dunny
   means   
Toilet
"Damn I'm busting to go to the dunny"
Durry
   means   
A Cigarette
Earbashing
   means   
Talked To, for a Long Time, Implies a Reprimand.
"Mum gave me an earbashing last night…ugh"
Elbow Grease
   means   
Hard Work or Effort
"Come on, put some elbow grease into it!"
Fair Dinkum
   means   
Real, Honest or Genuine
"Fair dinkum mate!"
Flat Out Like a Lizard Drinking
   means   
Extremely Busy
Franger
   means   
A Condom
Thought to be a contraction and extreme mangling of the term 'French Letter'.
Furphy
   means   
An Improbable Story or Absurd Rumour
G’day
   means   
Hello
"G’day mate!"
Get Nicked
   means   
An Exclamation of Contempt
"Get nicked will ya mate!" Also - to get caught in the act. "You're nicked."
Go Off Like a Frog in a Sock
   means   
Behave in an Exuberant or Crazy Way
Can also be used to describe an event - "The party went off like a frog in a sock."
Goon
   means   
Very Cheap Cask Wine
Grouse
   means   
Great, Fantastic
"Grouse! Our team won the fooy!" Mostly heard in Melbourne, Victoria.
Hoon
   means   
A Reckless or Dangerous Driver
A driver who engages in dangerous manoeuvres such as skids, fishtails, burnouts and speeding.
Hooroo
   means   
Goodbye
“ It’s Hooroo from the Guru”….A saying Molly Meldrum used to say
The Idiot Box
   means   
Television
"What's on the idiot box tonight?"
Lollies
   means   
Candy / Sweets
Mad As a Cut Snake
   means   
Extremely Angry
Can also mean eccentric or of unsound mind.
Maggot Bag
   means   
A Meat Pie
Mull
   means   
Cannabis
Onya
   means   
Good on You
"Onya Susie!"
Pashing on
   means   
Making out / Snogging
Piker
   means   
Someone Who Has Chickened out or Won’t Join in
"C'mon Ned you Piker, give it a go!"
Plonk
   means   
Cheap Wine
"Got smashed on that plonk last night!"
Pommie
   means   
Affectionate Term for Someone from Britain
Pozzie
   means   
A Position
"Save us a pozzie will you hun"
Pull the Pin
   means   
Stop an Activity or Withdraw Support
"The boss pulled the pin on that idea"
Rack Off
   means   
Leave
"Time for us to rack off home." "Rack off and leave me alone!"
Rellies
   means   
Relatives
“ Got the rellies coming over this weekend”
Rock up
   means   
Arrive
The pub was pretty full by the time we rocked up."
Sandgroper
   means   
A Person from Western Australia
Named after a little burrowing insect found in the large tracts of sandy ground common in the state.
She’ll Be Apples
   means   
Everything’s Alright
“No probs, She’ll be apples!”
Shonky
   means   
Unreliable or Dishonest
Shout
   means   
To Buy a Round of Drinks at the Bar
"It’s your shout Phil!"
Sickie
   means   
Taking a Day off Work
“ I chucked a sickie today”
Spit the Dummy
   means   
Lose One's Temper in a Very Childish Way
Squiz
   means   
A Scrutinising Look
"Let me take a squiz at it and see if I can help"
Stone the Crows
   means   
An Expression of Surprise or Alarm
"Stone the flamin' crows!"
Strewth
   means   
An Exclamation or Expression of Amazement
"Strewth, you're kiddin' me?!"
Stuffed up
   means   
Made a Mistake
"Well, I really stuffed up on facts!"
Tinny
   means   
A Can of Beer
Also a small, aluminium dinghy or runabout.
To Get Aggro
   means   
To Get Angry
“Don't get Aggro Mate”
Tucker
   means   
Food
Bush Tucker is any food that is native to Australia.
Wag It
   means   
Skip School
Woop Woop
   means   
An Isolated or Far Flung Place
In the middle of nowhere.


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