Mar 062020

We in Australia are habitually using slang for most of the words used in English. Even though we don’t have a different language than English to communicate, we prefer our slang.

Aussies are unique that way.

Starting from addressing a carrying mom we begin our journey and here you go with the list of slangs we use for kids and children.

Australian Slang About Children

A Lie Down – Taking a power nap during the day. A short sleep for a few minutes during the day

Ankle Biter – A small child but not a baby though

Billy Cart – small children make play model of go-kart

Billy Lid kid or tin lid kid – a rhyming slang

Bunny Rug – babies blanket used to cover them during cold winter

Capsul – the car seat used exclusively for babies

Carpet Grubs   – very small babies, infant

Carry Cot – bassinets or cribs that are portable. A cot is a crib

Chuck a wobbly / Do his/her nut/hissy fit – throwing a tantrum

Chewie – chewing gum

Chokkie  – Baby’s all-time favorite chocolates

Dummy  – pacifier to stop a baby from crying

Floaties – the wings used in water to help kids swim

Fairy floss – cotton candy pink in color and very soft, chewie

Happy Little Vegemite – Child is referred like this when they well behave to others

Ice block / icy pole – popsicle

Kiddiwink/ little buggers/ littlie – small child, infant, toddler

Kindie – kindergarten

Lollies – Candies

Nappies – baby napkins/ diapers

Nurse the Baby – just holding the baby. However, in America, it refers to feeding the baby

Pusher/ Pram / perambulator – baby stroller

Port – a bag in which kids carry books to school. In short, a school bag

Up the Duff / Preggers – carrying mom, pregnant

Treadly / Push-bike –  motorless bicycle

Rug Rat – baby

Sprogs – children, offspring

Waggin’ school – playing truant (staying away from school without any communication)

Top 3 reasons we need a kids dictionary in Aussie slang

  • Connect with kids

It is always easy to make kids obey by not being strict but connecting with them in a playful manner. That’s exactly what we do when we talk to them using our slang. Yes, we call nappies for napkin, chokkies for chocolate, and lollies for lollypops. Kids will easily remember and will learn fast to communicate. This is the way we play with our kids and start building their vocabulary.

  • Educate visitors

Not only kids but even visitors who come to our place find it easy with the slang when we explain them once. 

  • For mere fun!

Above all, we love to have fun and we have chosen this unique way to have fun. Our slang is indeed enterprising to both the user and the listener.

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