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Published on: 18 May 2012 by babiedoll


This post is about the slang of Australia. We have lots of slang that many don't actually know what they mean. These some of the more interesting slang that we Aussies use.


Slang                             Meaning                                          How you use it

barbie                          barbeque                             Throw a yabbie on the barbie

banana bender          a Queenslander                  He's a banana bender

                                     because they grow bananas

blowie                         a blow fly                                there's a load f blowies around today

Bunyip                       the aussie equivalent of           Watch out for them bunyips

                                     a yeti/ bigfoot           

Bush                         the scrub/ countryside            let's go bush

Dunny                        toilet                                         where's the dunny mate?

Mozzie                       mosquito                                 bloody mozzies!

Pissed                     drunk                                        He's totally pissed

stubby                     a small bottle of beer               Let's have a stubby first eh?

Ute                         utility truck/ pick up truck           Can you bring the ute around?

trap                          mouth                                       shut you trap

Yabbie                  a shrimp-like sized lobster       Throw a yabbie on the  barbie

                                    with claws


Have fun using these in everyday life. The next article will be about the sports we play.

Stay tuned maaaaaate! xoxoxoxoxo


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