Looking for a "dunny" in the "back of beyond"? Craving a "coldie" or a "cuppa"?
If you have no idea what we're talking about, brush up on your Australian slang with this glossary! The A-Z guide to talking like a true Aussie.
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Ace: Something highly enjoyable or attractive
Amber nectar: Beer
Ankle biter: A small child
Arvo: Short for "afternoon"
Back of beyond: Far away in the outback
Barney: A fight
Bloody: General all-purpose adjective, once thought profane
Bloke: Man, guy
Boozer: Someone who drinks a lot.
Bottle-o: Liquor shop
Bumbag: Fanny pack
Chewie: Chewing gum
Click: Kilometer. As in: "It's 10 clicks away."
Coldie: Can of beer
Cuppa: Cup of tea
Dag: A funny person, nerd or goof
Deadset: True, the truth
Dinkum, fair dinkum: True, real or genuine. As in: "I'm a dinkum Aussie" or "Is he a fair dinkum?"
Drongo: A dope; stupid person
Aussie Glossary E - H