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Pierre's Rough Guide To Aussie Slang


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T
he's got Tickets on himself this person thinks they are the greatest, highly self opinionated
hang on a Tick wait a short moment
Thunder box toilet
Ta or Tar thanks
Tucker food
Tuckshop Aussie schools call a canteen or cafateria or eatery
Tuckerbag a bag for storing food in the bush
Tinnie can of cold beer or a aluminum boat
crack a Tinnie open a can of cold beer
a couple of Tinnies short of a slab someone a bit simple minded, or mentally impaired
Turn it up stop what your saying or doing as it's not right
you Tight wad you don't want to part with your money
make Tracks you want to get going somewhere
Thongs sandals made of rubber
True blue really Australian
Thingo something you don't know the name of is a thingo
to Talk the leg off an iron pot someone with the gift of the gab (someone who talks alot)
going Twenty to the dozen moving or doing something very fast, or to fast
Thugby southerners term for Rugby League Football
Tea evening meal
Tee up organise or arrange something
Too right! something is absolutely right & correct
Two-up traditional Australian heads or tails gambling game with two coins
Taswegain someone who lives in the state of Tasmania
Top-ender someone who lives in the Northern Territory
Thing-a-ma-jigger term you use when you can't actually remember the name of something
Thing-eme-bob term you use when you can't actually remember the name of something
Tides gone out your glass is not full
Tightarse someone who will not part with his money or shout a drink in a bar etc
Tuesdee Tuesday
Thursdee Thursday
bush Telly looking up at the stars
Toey someone very nervous
Tallie 750ml large bottle of beer
Twenty to the dozen doing something very quickly
U
Up yourself full of yourself
Underdaks or undees underpants
Uee or Uwe making a U turn in a vehicle
someone got Up your nose they've really upset you,irritated or annoyed you
Uni University
Ute utility (in the USA a pickup truck)
Up the gumtree someone that's got themself in a spot of trouble, in a quandary
get the frog untied to depart or leave, hit the road
Up shit creek things are going wrong for you
V
Vegies vegetables
Verbal diarrhoea talking utter rubbish
you must have been Vaccinated with a gramophone needle! old slang phrase for talking to much
W
Wanker a male that is really stupid but they think they are the greatest
Walkover something is done easily or someone deceived easily
I got the Wog I've got a cold or the flue or virus
Whip around collecting money for a gift for someone leaving work
car is a Write off the car can not get fixed after a crash (totalled)
You had a great Wing-ding you had a great party or get together or sometimes can mean an argument
something is Wobbly its shaky
chucked a Wobbly you threw a tantrum
Gone for a Walkabout you have gone for a long walk OR you have strayed from the normal path
I put a bit of Woffle dust on it if you are playing cards or dice you might say this, it means to cast a lucky spell
on them
What's that!! you didn't catch what someone was saying, and you want them to say it again.
Wowser killjoy or prude, old fashioned
White pointer highway patrol
White pointers lady sunbaking topless
Wag skip school, truency
Wonky something is unstable or unsteady or shaky
put the Wind up ya! frighten someone OR to intimidate
Who-ha someone is making a fuss about something, usually nothing important
go down the Waterhole off to the hotel or pub
Wally someone who keeps making mistakes
Waffle nonsense
on the Wallaby track to go from place to place in search of work
Weatherboard wooden house
the Wet rainy season in Northern Australia
Wharfie dockworker
Winge complain and carry on unnecessarily
Willy-nilly something kept in an untidy way
Woomera stick used by Aborigines to propel spears
Wedding tackle man's penis
Willy man's penis
Willy Willywind whirly or dust twister
it will all come out in the Wash something will sort itself out over time
how's ya Warwick farms? How are your arms
Walking ticket you are layed off from your job
Woop woop somewhere a long way from civilization
give it a Whirl to try doing something, by giving it your best
on a good Wicket on to a good thing OR earning a good income
you're Wombat! you are not too smart, a dope
putting on the Wobbly boot you're drunk, you have had to much to drink (alcohol)
backroom Waltz discipline dished out at the Police Station
Wouldn't be dead for quids you're very happy and well
Wrapped excited about something good that has happened
Waterhole pub or hotel
Watering the horse going to urinate
no Worries mate! don't worry about it, everything is fine(Australian Attitude)
could not get out of a Wet paperbag someone is not to strong
X
x it out cross it out or erase something
Y
hard Yakka hard work
tell you a Yarn tell a story that maybe true or it might not be, that's for them to work out
Yapping talking none stop
Yahoo loudmouthed person who is usually out of control in some way
Yobbo same as a yahoo but no values at all, looks like a slob always
see you Yewse later see you all later
Yabbie freshwater Australian crayfish
Ya tellin me you say this when someone says something you agree with
Yank American
Yacking talking a lot
your Yanking my chain or don't Yank my chain your telling me a lie
Yarn Someone telling a fictional story
Yonks a long period of time
Z
catch some ZZZ's go for a sleep
Zonked really really tied
Zebra crossing broad striped paint lines used as a pedestrian crossing on a roadway
Zits acne
Zack was a sixpence which is now a five cents

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