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U

Uni: University

Unit: Flat, apartment

Up yourself: Have a high opinion of oneself

Up somebody, get: To rebuke somebody. As in: "The boss got up me for being late."

Ute: Utility vehicle



V

Veggies: Vegetables

Vegemite: Black, yeast-based spread, typically eaten with bread or crackers

Vego: Vegetarian



W

Walkabout, its gone: It's lost, can't be found

Whinge: Complain

Woop Woop: Invented name for any small unimportant town; a long way from civilization. As in: "He lives in Woop Woop."

Wowser: Straight-laced person; prude



X



Y

Yabber: Talk (a lot)

Yakka: Worker; as in "a hard yakka."

Yank: An American

Yewy: U-turn in traffic

Yobbo: An uncouth person



Z

Zack: Sixpence (5 cents). As in: "It isn't worth a zack."
FROM: Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure
Published on January 18, 2011

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