Australian Dictionary

A

arse (arr-s).  ass

arvo (arr-voh).  afternoon

asthma puffer (as-muh puf-uh).  inhaler

avo (ah-voh).  avocado


B

bar (bah).  pub

bathers (bay-thurs).  swimsuit

biscuit (bis-kit).  cookie

bloke (blow-k).  guy

bogan (boh-gun).  redneck

bonnet (bahn-nit).  hood (of a car)

boot (boo-t).  trunk (of a car)

bottle shop (bah-tul sh-op).  liquor store

braces (bray-siz).  suspenders

brekky (breck-ee).  breakfast
bub (buh-b).  baby, child

budgy smuggler (bud-gee smug-luh).  male speedo

buoyancy vest (boy-un-see vest).  life vest


C

capsicum (cap-see-cum).  bell pepper

carpark (carr-park).  parking lot, parking space

cash out (kash owt).  hang out, withdraw money (from ATM)

champers (cham-purs).  champagne

cheeky (chee-key).  sassy, silly, playful

chemist (kim-est).  pharmacy

chewie (ch-ew-ee).  chewing gum

chippy (chip-ee).  carpenter

chips (ch-ips).  potato chips, french fries

Chrissy (kris-see).  Christmas

chook (chew-k).  chicken

ciggie (sig-ee).  cigarette

college (kah-ledge).  private school

confectionery (kun-fec-shun-ree).  candy aisle, candy store

cuddle (cuh-dul).  hug, snuggle

cunt (kuhnt).  unpleasant or stupid person (vulgar), mate* (term of endearment) [*disclaimer:  only acceptable for your closest mates]

cuppa (cuh-puh).  cup of tea


D

defo (def-oh).  definitely

dispose of (a ball) (diss-pose uhv).  pass

dodgy (dodg-ee).  sketchy, questionable

dole (dough-l). welfare 

doona (doo-nuh). duvet

draught (droft).  draft (beer)

drink bottle (dreenk bah-tul).  water bottle


E

eskie (es-kee).  cooler

excursion (ex-curr-shin).  field trip


F

fete (fate).  fair, carnival (school function)

footpath (foot path).  sidewalk

form one lane (form 1 layn).  merge

fringe (f-rin-g).  bangs (hair)


G

gherkin (grr-kin). pickle (on a sandwich)

give way (giv way).  yield

goon (g-oon).  boxed wine

gum boots (guh-m b-oots).  rain boots


H

hotel (hoe-tell).  bar

how’s you going? (how-s yoo go-in).  How are you?


I


J

jumper (jum-puh).  sweater, jacket


K

keen (kee-n).  up for (something), down to (do something)

kinder (kin-duh), kindie (kin-dee).  pre-school

kiwi (key-wee).  New Zealander, a person from New Zealand


L

lemonade (limb-oh-naid).  Sprite

lollies (law-lees).  candy


M

Macca’s (mah-kuz).  McDonald’s

marine stingers (muh-reen steen-guhs).  jellyfish

mark (mahk).  catch (a ball)

mate (may-t).  friend, pal

mintie (min-tee).  breath mint

mozzies (mowz-ees).  mosquitoes

muso (myoo-zoh).  musician


N

nappy (nap-pee).  diaper

no worries (no wahr-ees).  you’re welcome, okay

notes (noat-s).  bills (money)


O

op shop (op sh-op).  thrift store

overtake (o-ver-tayk).  pass (a car)


P

patisserie (pe-tee-sir-ee).  bakery

petrol station (pet-troll stay-shun).  gas station

pissed (pist).  drunk

plait (playt).  braid

pokey (poh-kee).  slot machine

pom (pahm).  Englishman, a person from England

pram (p-ram).  stroller

prawn (p-rawhn).  shrimp

predrink (pree-dree-ink).  pregame

prep (p-rep).  kindergarten

purse (purr-s).  a female’s wallet

pyjamas (pee-jam-uhs).  pajamas


Q


R

rock melon (rok mel-in).  canteloupe

rubbish (rub-ish).  trash, garbage


S

salvos (sal-vos).  Salvation Army

servillete (sir-vee-et).  napkin

servo (sir-voh).  gas station

sheila (she-luh).  girl

shepparded (shep-er-did).  blocked

shopping centre (shop-ing sin-ter).  mall

skull (scul).  chug (a beer)

stubby (stub-ee).  beer bottle

stubby cooler (stub-ee kool-uh).  koozie

stuffed (stuhft).  exhausted, tired, worn out

sultanas (saul-tan-uhs).  raisins

sunnies (sun-ees).  sunglasses


T

tablet (tahb-lit).  pills (medicine)

telly (tel-ee).  television

texture (tehx-tuh).  marker (writing utensil)

thongs (th-ongs).  flip-flops

timetable (tym-tay-bull).  schedule

toilet (toy-let).  restroom, bathroom

toilet rolls (toy-let rolls).  toilet paper

tomato sauce (tuh-ma-toe sauce).  ketchup 

torch (torr-ch).  flashlight

tradie (tray-dee).  trade worker

trolley (trah-lee).  shopping cart


U

unco (uhn-coh).  uncomfortable

university (yoo-ni-vir-city), uni (yoo-knee).  college


V


W

wog (wahg).  Italian, a person from Italy


X


Y


Z

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