Speaking Australian Slang
Australian slang is colourful, and often funny. Australian slang can also be a complete mystery to most people not born here.
To help you, rather than alphabetize hundreds of words, I divided up the information into three parts: Slang Phrases, Categories, Rhyming Slang. I hope this makes it easier for you to understand and more enjoyable to read.
There is a lot of British and American slang we also use in Australia such as fridge for refrigerator. However, the info listed here, like the rest of our website, is devoted to all things Aussie so some words were not included.
And finally, we're proud of being a very robust and colourful people. Please understand that this is a family friendly website used by children too, so you may find some of your favourites missing.
Want to know what a certain slang word means, but don't know the category? Use our Slang Search to select from over 700 words.
More Interesting Slang
I put the phrase into a sentence to help you understand what it means and how it's used.
Dog's eye, rock and lurch, cheese 'n kisses and other slang words that rhyme.
Lippie, mushie, pollie, rellie, chewie, etc.
Did I missed some good old Aussie words or phrases? I would love to know about them.
In other areas of our website
In Aussie Blog
In Games ~ Quiz
Slang by Category
Goog, sanga, floaters, etc.
Quandong, Witchetti Grubs
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic
Pollie, reffo, dill, sook, etc.
Ankle-biter, up the duff, etc.
Cozzies, moleskins, etc.
Top End, Woop Woop, etc.
Bed-sit, besser block, etc.
Uni, kindy, dux, chalkie, etc.
Boot, comby, anchors, etc.
Prang, Shank's Pony, etc.
Bunyip, jumbuck, etc.
Arvo, Chrissy, yonks, etc.
G'day, hooroo and tingle, etc.
Mates rates, li-lo, Nasho, etc.
Many of these words are about behaviour or feelings.
Dargon, Dixies, Red Tags, Tillie, Zoom Bag, and other Aussie military related words.
Use this Slang Search to select from about 150 military slang. No spelling needed.
Did you know . . .
Beachy Bill was what the ANZAC soldiers called one of the Turkish guns that constantly shelled the Anzac beach.
Did you know . . .
A Cricket Ball was what they called a Turkish hand grenade in Gallipoli because it was similar in size and shape. If the length of the fuse was long enough, you could throw them back before they exploded in the trench.