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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Australian as she is spoken 2

I hope you have all been paying attention? there will be questions at the completion of this series!!!!


Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof

Daks : trousers
Damper : bread made from flour and water
Date : arse[hole] ("get off your fat date")
Dead dingo's donger, as dry as a : very dry, usually of the weather.
Dead horse : Tomato sauce, rhyming slang.
Deadset : true, the truth
Dero : tramp, hobo, homeless person (from "derelict")
Dickhead : an idiot, see "whacker"
Digger : a soldier
Dill : an idiot
Dingo's breakfast : a yawn, a leak and a good look round (i.e. no breakfast)
Dinkum, fair dinkum : true, real, genuine ("I'm a dinkum Aussie"; - "is he fair dinkum?")
Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
Dipstick : a loser, idiot
Divvy van : Police vehicle used for transporting criminals. Named after the protective 'division' between the driver and the villains.
Dob (somebody) in : inform on somebody. Hence dobber, a tell-tale
Docket : a bill, receipt
Doco : documentary
Dog : unattractive woman
Dog's balls, stands out like : obvious
Dog's eye : meat pie, rhyming slang.
Dole bludger : somebody on social assistance when unjustified
Donger : penis
Doodle : penis
Down Under : Australia and New Zealand
Drink with the flies : to drink alone
Drongo : a dope, stupid person
Dropkick : see 'dipstick'
Drum : information, tip-off ("I'll give you the drum")
Duchess : sideboard
Duffer, cattle : rustler
Dummy, spit the : get very upset at something
Dunny : outside lavatory
Dunny budgie : blowfly
Dunny rat, cunning as a : very cunning
Durry : tobacco, cigarette
Dux : top of the class (n.); to be top of the class (v.) - "She duxed four of her subjects".


Earbashing : nagging, non-stop chatter
Ekka : the Brisbane Exhibition, an annual show
Esky : large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.
Exy : expensive


Face, off one's : drunk ("He was off his face by 9pm")
Fair dinkum : true, genuine
Fair go : a chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief (see also "sav")
Fairy floss : candy floss, cotton candy

Fanny : This one requires a little care as, unlike in the USA where it means Ass or Butt, here in Oz it is the Vagina that's being described

Feral Ute : V8 ute, sporting large heavy bullbar, numerous aerials, large truck mudflaps and stickers almost all over the rear window and tailgate. Sometimes seen with a Mack emblem on the bonnet and always with large (multiple) driving lights
Feral (n.) : a hippie = radical Greenie, also of animals running wild and untamed.
Figjam : "
F*ck I'm good; just ask me". Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves.
Fisho : fishmonger
Flake : shark's flesh (sold in fish & chip shops)
Flat out like a lizard drinking : working flat out, busy
Flick : to give something or somebody the flick is to get rid of it or him/her
Flick it on : to sell something, usually for a quick profit, soon after buying it.

Flick pass : leave alone, (give it the flick pass) Arse = flick pass in rhyming slang, from a method of handball in Aussie Rules Football made famous by “Polly Farmer”
Fly wire : gauze flyscreen covering a window or doorway.
Footy : Australian Rules football
Fossick : search, rummage ("fossicking through the kitchen drawers")
Fossick : to prospect, e.g. for gold
Fossicker : prospector, e.g. for gold
Franger, French Letter : condom
Freckle : anus
Fremantle Doctor : the cooling afternoon breeze that arrives in Perth from the direction of Freeo
Freo : Fremantle in Western Australia
Frog in a sock, as cross as a : sounding angry - a person or your hard drive!
Fruit loop : fool
Full : drunk
Furphy : false or unreliable rumour, " he told you a furphy (lie)


G'Day : hello!
Gabba : Wooloongabba - the Brisbane cricket ground
GAFA (pron. gaffa) : the Great Australian F**k All, the sheer size of the outback.

Galah : fool, silly person. Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.

Gander : look (take a gander at this)
Garbo, garbologist : municipal garbage collector
Give it a burl : try it, have a go
Gobful, give a : to abuse, usually justifiably ("The neighbours were having a noisy party so I went and gave them a gobful")
Gobsmacked : surprised, astounded
Going off : used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun - "the place was really going off"
Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
Good onya : good for you, well done
Goog, as full as a : drunk. "Goog" is a variation of the northern English slangword "goggie" meaning an egg.
Greenie : environmentalist
Grinning like a shot fox : very happy, smugly satisfied
Grog : liquor, beer ("bring your own grog, you bludger")
Grouse (adj.) : great, terrific, very good
Grundies : undies, underwear (from Reg Grundy, a television person)
Gutful of piss : drunk, "he's got a gutful of piss"
Gyno : gynaecologist


Handle : beer glass with a handle
Harold Holt, to do the : to bolt. (Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia was drowned in the sea, his body was never recovered).
Heaps : a lot, e.g. "thanks heaps", "(s)he earned heaps of money" etc.
Holy dooley! : an exclamation of surprise = "Good heavens!", "My goodness!" "Good grief!" or similar
Hoon : hooligan
Hooroo : goodbye
Hotel : often just a pub

Hooters : breasts, (see knockers)

Hottie : hot water bottle, can also mean a good sort, an attractive lady.


Icy pole, ice block : popsicle, lollypop


Jackaroo : a male trainee station manager or station hand (a station is a big farm/grazing property)
Jillaroo : a female trainee station manager or station hand
Joey : baby kangaroo
Journo : journalist
Jug : electric kettle, Jugs also breasts.
Jumbuck : sheep


Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually inadequate ("he's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock")
Kelpie : Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
Kero : kerosene
Kindie : kindergarten
Knock : to criticise
Knock back : refusal (noun), refuse (transitive verb)
Knocker : somebody who criticizes.

Knockers : breasts, (see hooters, jugs, norks, etc etc)

Don't be sad that you've finished reading, there's plenty more to come.


Jamie Dawn said...

I'm no dickhead!
I eat damper every day, so quite your earbashing!!

I feel like a native Australian!!
Now, toss some shrimps on the barbie and I'm good to go.
I was out of town again, so my blogging has been very sporadic. It's good to stop by here again.
I hope all is well.

Jeanette said...

Gday Peter. from one dinky di Aussie to another..
hers a couple more Ds...
dunny brush==flat top hair cut
dunny diver==plumber...

Walker said...

ha ha ha
I could come there and get insulted all day and feel good about it.
Some of those mean the complete opposite here

Puss-in-Boots said...

I heard the doing a Harold Holt on a TV programme the other night. Haven't heard that one for a while.

BTW, did you get up to Toowoomba? I did, it's on my blog...well part one is.

Pamela said...

dipstick and dickhead -- heard those since I was knee high to a grasshopper