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M

Mate: Buddy or friend

Milk bar: Corner shop that sells takeaway food; like the American equivalent of 7-Eleven

Mozzie: Mosquito

Mug: Friendly insult; a gullible person



N

Nipper: Young surf lifeguard

No-hoper: Someone who'll never do well

Not the sharpest tool in the shed: Not intellectually savvy

No worries!: Expression of forgiveness or reassurance

Nuddy: Naked



O

Offsider: An assistant or helper

Oldies: Parents

O.S.: Overseas

Outback: Interior of Australia, the bush or desert country

Oz: Australia!



P

Pig's arse!: I don't agree with you; untrue

Piss: Alcohol

Plonk: Cheap wine

Pokies: Slot machines

Polly: Politician

Prezzy: Present or gift



Aussie Glossary Q - T 
FROM: Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure
Published on January 18, 2011

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