Back O’Rourke=In the middle of nowhere.
Backroom waltz=Interrogation at the police station.
Banana bender=A resident of Queensland State, once
derided as being backward. Allegedly the only native
skill was to put a bend in a banana.
Big note yourself = Self-aggrandizing, putting on airs.
Beg yours=I beg your pardon.
Blow in the bag=A breathalyzer test.
Bog in=Start eating ravenously.
Bush=noun:-The vast Australian countryside. It is
used to describe both the location, far away from
the city, and more importantly the typical natural
vegetation. To go bush is to go back to the country,
back to the land.
Bush telly=Gazing at the stars.
Cactus=Dead, not working.
Captain Cook=Rhyming slang(similar to English cockney slang)
referring to the explorer who discovered Sydney;”Take a Captain
Cook” means to take a look.
Cark it =verb:-to die.
Chuck a sickie=Call in sick when you’re actually feeling well.
Clean as a whistle=Clear.
Cooee=A bush yell for when you are lost.
Cut the red tape=Cut the official work.
Dinkum, fair dinkum, dinky i=Genuine, true, the real thing.
Don’t come the raw prawn=Don’t try to fool me.
Down Under=Australia & New Zealand.
Drink with the flies=A solitary drinker.
Drongo=An unintelligent and worthless person.
Ear bashing=Nagging, non-stop chatter.
Fair go,Fair crack of the whip=Give some one a break.
Five finger discount=Shoplift.
Galah=A noisy parrot, used to describe someone who
is noisy and nonsensical.
G’day=traditional Australian greeting meaning ”Hello”
Got no coin=short of funds.
He’s got tickets on himself=A person who thinks he is
Fair go=noun:-a chance(”give a bloke a fair go”)
Footy=noun:-Aussie Rules Football.
Good on ya=good for you, well done.
Heaps=a lot, e.g.”thanks heaps”, ”he earned
heaps of money” etc.
Icy–pole =Frozen Popsicle or ice cream on a stick.
Jack- in- the- box =Someone who can’t sit still.
King hit=A punch delivered without warning.
Knocker=One who criticizes.
Make a crust=Work for a living.
Mate=Greeting can refer to men and women
Narkie=Someone who is negative or short tempered.
Never-never,Outback=The remotest parts of the bush.
Ocker=A boorish Australian.
Oldies=Parents.-”I’ll have to ask my oldies”
Oz=Term for Australia.
Pash=An extremely passionate kiss.
Push=Gang of larrikins or ruffians.
Put the bite on=Hit up someone for money.
Rat’s coffin=A meat pie.(which, contains no rat meat)
Reckon!=You bet!, Absolutely!
Scratchy=Instant lottery ticket.
Shark biscuit=An inexperienced surfer.
Shit house=adjective:-of poor quality, un enjoyable
(”the movie was shit house”)
Spit the dummy=get very upset at something.
Squib out=Backing out, chickening out.
Sticky beak=Nosy person.
Two pot screamer=Someone unable to hold their liquor.
Uee,Uwie, Yewy=Make a U-turn in traffic.
Useless as an ashtray on a motorbike=Unhelpful,
Ute=Utility vehicle, a pickup truck.
Vegemite-Sandwich spread derived from yeast extract,
similar to Marmite(an acquired taste)
Walkabout=Aboriginal term meaning ”to go on a wander”
Wowser=Stuffy, prudish person; a spoilsport.
Yobbo =Uncouth and aggressive person.
You’d have to run around in the shower to get wet=You
are very thin.