FLARE UP--A row. KING HIT--The winning blow in a fight. expressive face (see KOALA). ABORIGINAL--An original inhabitant of any land; an Australian black. TWISTER--Undependable person. GOODO--All right. DUD--A failure. SPARE ME DAYS--Ejaculation of surprise. FRISKY--Fresh. JAKE--All right; in order. SLOPE--To depart. COCKATOO--A white parrot with a handsome crest of orange or yellow tinge. BLUFF-STAKES--Deceitful attempt to convince. Here Are Our Top English Tips, The Best Articles To Improve Your English Language Usage, The Most Common English Language Questions. PLANT--To hide. LIGHT HORSE--Australian Cavalry. DOLL UP--To dress fashionably. PANNIKIN--Small drinking vessel. CAMP OUT--To sleep in the open. WHACK--Sufficiency of drink GROGGY--Reeling; dazed. BONZER--The best; good. DODGE--To evade. COVE--An individual. ELEPHANT'S BACK, ON THE--Getting the best. HANDIES, PLAYING--Sweethearts holding hands BRACELETS--Handcuffs. BOKO--The nose. STAND OFF--To keep out. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works. SPOTTED--To be seen. CHIVVY--The face. ANT-ORCHIS--An Australian orchid. Here are our top tips for combatting stress. and very long wings and legs. SHINDY--A row. The Australian language is very colourful and, at times, very difficult for foreigners to understand (even for other native English speakers)! FAIR GO--Just treatment. N. L. WIND-BAG--Talkative person UP THE SPOUT--In trouble. BACKER--One who bets. AUSSIE--Contraction of Australia This page was last edited on 9 September 2020, at 19:10. KANGAROO--A marsupial animal about five feet long including the BOWYANGS--Straps or string tied below the knee outside the trousers, ALL TO SMASH--To be ruined. Dinkum is from British dialect, where it meant primarily ‘work; a fair share of work’. GUY--A person. LOLLY, IT IS A--Easy to deceive. GREY NURSE SHARK--Type of Australian shark. Initially, the battler was a person who scrounged a living on the edges of society. A shell-fish frequenting the rivers and legs, and a long, thick tail. SETTLE, TO--To ruin. JIFF--A brief period. to give the leg freedom. SLATS--The ribs. PETER--Cash box. SWAGMAN--A tramp. KIDDING--Deceiving. QUOLL--Aboriginal name for native cat. TUG--A rogue. WADDY--Aboriginal war implement. LET DRIVE--To strike at. SQUIRT--A revolver. LYRE-BIRD--An Australian bird about the size of the English grouse, and wooden chocks between, at right angles to the logs. DAG--A funny fellow. BUN, TO TAKE THE--Ironically win the prize. PINCH--To thieve. FIRE STICK--Lighted stick carried by aboriginals. SNACK--A frugal meal. CHUCK--To throw. SALT-BUSH--Alkaline herb growing in interior. Z. GLUE-POT--A bad road. RED GUM--Variety of Eucalyptus. MARK, A GOOD--Easy to impose upon. TRACK WITH--To associate in love affairs. LOLLIES--Sweets, candies, frequently in glass jars when displayed for sale. SWELL--Showy person. WATTLE--Species of Acacia. CLOUT--A hard blow. HOT 'UN--Something unusual; an unlikely story. DINGBATS--To be annoyed; D.T.'s. SPOUT--To be talkative. KNOB--Leader. And Australian Slang doesn’t resemble the Queen’s English at all.. For further reference, check out the below books – but read on! CLICK--To contract. JEW-FISH--Name applied to species of Sciaena antarticia. PELICAN--A very large bird, with a very large bill, and distensible MO.--Contraction of moment and moustache. WALLAROO--Aboriginal name for large black Kangaroo. LUBRA--An adult female Australian aboriginal. HOOKED--Having enticed a young lady. BLUES--Out of sorts. TORTOISE--Reptile (chelonia order) with body protected by a shell. BILLABONG--Channel coming from river and returning. ACACIA--Kind of scrub. MULGA--Scrub in Far West. CAGMAG--Scraps of food. HAND OUT--To give. Here are some things that every international student should be aware of when it comes to Australian slang = you’ll be speaking like a local in no time! LIMIT--Extreme. CAT, TO WHIP THE--To regret. It’s common for Aussie similes to refer to an Australian animal and there is no easy way to learn them, but you will slowly pick them up through conversations with locals! emblematic of Australia. VASELINE--Butter. WELSHER--A fraudulent bookmaker. AIN'T--Abbreviation of "is not." SQUIZ--A hurried look LEERY--A common person. NERVE-BRAVERY--Impertinence. CHOKE OFF--To get rid on DOUGH--Money. WALLABY, ON THE--Carrying the swag. used to drink out of. LAG--To delay. CHUNK--Piece. APPLE TREES--Names applied to various indigenous trees. FED UP--Disgusted. It has a wolf-like face, bushy ALL IN--Exhausted. MUCK UP--To play the fool; to spoil. LID--A hat. FOWL--Old woman; obnoxious women. FREE-SELECTION--Land taken up under certain laws. ANZAC STEW--Foul water. mixed with whitish hair. RED BREAM--Name given to young schnapper. C. FELL TO THE JOKE--To be taken in. SET AGAINST--To dislike a person. LUBRA--An adult female Australian aboriginal. DRAY--A cart. FLUFF--A female. First appearing as though they are in English but quickly becoming apparent that they too are filled with abbreviations only familiar to Australians. STATION--A sheep run and homestead. MALLEE--Species of Eucalyptus; Mallee country. FUNK--To be afraid. TIME, TO DO--Term of imprisonment. NELSON'S BLOOD--Rum. NEDDY--A horse. BILLY--Bushman's kettle. vigorously leaping, from place to place at the same time. SCOOT--To clear out; also continued bout of drunkenness. CUT IT OUT--To dispense with. POINT, TO--Take advantage; to contrive unfairly. SCALER--A fraud. NARK--An obstinate man; an informer. BUMMER--A cadger. MONKEY--To play with anything; to prank; £ 50. HATTER--A solitary person. NIP--Beg. Stressed? S. FLYING FOX--A very large fruit-eating bat with a fox-like face. ROLL--A number of notes. SNIFTER--Good. PUSH--A crowd of larrikins. ALLEY, TO TOSS IN THE--To give in. BOBBY--A policeman. SWAG--A tramp's bundle. BUSHRANGER--Robber who ranges the bush. The English of Australia T. In Australia the first point of contact for non-emergency health care is often a local doctor known as General Practitioner or GP. It lives both MAFEESH--The finish (Arab.). KNOCK 'EM OVER--Buy drinks quickly. Here are our top tips to improve your English. BLITHERER--Annoying person. PADDYWHACK--A beating. DOOKS--The hands. Varieties of English PIKER--A thief. JACKASS--(See LAUGHING JACKASS). MUG--A silly person; the face. GALAH--The rose-breasted cockatoo. TOGS--Clothes. UMPTEEN--An indefinite number. LEG IN--To get a start. As an international student, it may be initially difficult to understand locals due to the popular use of slang. SHEILA--A young lady. RING, THE DEAD--Similar; a likeness. DOWN SOUTH--To put away. Whereas you can use Google Translate to communicate between one standard language and another, there doesn’t seem to be such a tool for defining what someone is saying if they’re using Australian slang. SWAP--Exchange. DOSS--To sleep. Common Slang Terms. A number of the most culturally important Australian terms developed towards the end of the nineteenth century, at precisely the time that Australian English was generating its Cultivated and Broad forms. PICCANINNY--A baby, or very young Australian aboriginal. JOINT--Establishment, house, or place. Many are capable of swallowing Simply enter your postcode and choose your closest health professional. GUM TREE--Variety of Eucalyptus. NATTY--Neat. Arvo - afternoon. JOHN--A policeman. PORCUPINE--A rather large rodent with spiked quills and which aboriginals. SCHNAPPER--Good-eating Australian fish. in many ways, particularly in tail (which resembles the rat). GET, TO DO A--A hurried departure. BAAL--Aboriginal term expressing disgust or disapproval. COPPER--A policeman. HEAD--A person of authority. ALL TO PIECES--Decadence. The Bustard lives in the scrub, the Wild Turkey on the plains. POT, OLD--Father, elderly person. GAB--Talk. The national flower. The opposite of the battler is the bludger—one of the most derogatory of Australian words.