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Arvo
Afternoon.
Avos
Avocados.
Avago You Mug
(Have a go, you mug) Shout of encouragement to a sportsman not performing to his best
Banana bender
A Queenslander.
Barbie
Barbecue, as in "I'll throw some shrimp and chook on the barbie."
Bash
Party. Also "fancy turns".
Bonzer
Pronounced "bonsa" - grouse, great, excellent.
Bloke
Man, guy.
Bludger
Lazy person, layabout.
Bluey
(also known as Blue) Slang for any bloke with red hair, and also known to describe the Australian Cattle Dog.
Bonnet
Hood of a car.
Boomer
A large male kangaroo, as Rolf Harris sings, "Six white boomers, snow white boomers on Santa's Australian run...".
Boot
Trunk of a car.
Bottle shop
Liquor shop.
Box of blowflies
Ugly, as in "that's as ugly as a box of blowflies!" And that's pretty ugly!
Buckley's Chance
No chance at all.
Bung
To put or place. E.g bung another snag on the barbie
Bunyip
A mythical bush spirit, Australia's bigfoot. Probably just a hairy surfie!
Capsicums
Green or red bell peppers.
Carpetbagger steak
Beef stuffed with oysters.
Chemist shop
Drug store.
Chew the Fat
To talk, engage in pleasant conversation, to have a chinwag.
Chook
Chicken. Often served barbecued at fancy turns. If your hostess is befuddled and/or overcome by trying to do too many things at once, one might say she was "running around like a chook with its head c
Cockie
Farmer.
Cockroach
Someone from New South Wales
Crook
Sick, or badly made.
Crow eater
A South Australian.
Dag
A funny person, nerd, goof, loser.
Digger
A soldier.
Dilly-bag
Food bag.
Ding bat
Fool.
Dinky-di
The real thing.
Donk
Car or boat engine.
Donkey's years
Ages.
Drop-in
To steal a surfer's wave. This is a serious crime in Surfer's Paradise.
Earbash
Non-stop chatter.
Esky
Portable icebox or cooler - it's always a good idea to have one in the boot stocked with some cold ones just in case the party's bar runs dry.
Fair Dinkum
Kosher, the real thing - as in "Fair Dinkum Aussie" (true blue Aussie original). Often used by itself as a rhetorical question to express astonishment verging on disbelief ... "Fair Dinkum, mate?" (yo
Fair go
A good chance
Footpath
Sidewalk.