Dec 062022
Differnt Words that Represent People in Australia – Australian Slang

Australian Slang is a comprehensive reference guide to the most contemporary Aussie slang. This page explores the terms and phrases, which illuminate virtually every aspect of Australian people.

Oldies, wrinklies and old dears are rather descriptive of our oldest generation. At the other end we have ankle biters and rug rats.

Sometimes the slang we use is a bit too descriptive. Take “fang carpenter”. Shows a bit of our famous Aussie humour, but it’s probably not something you’d want to hear your own dentist called when you’re waiting in his office.


Blokea man
Sheilaa woman
Trouble and Strifewife (rhyming slang)
Ankle Biteryoung child
Rug Ratbaby
Sprogsoffspring, children
Tin Lidkid (rhyming slang)
Schoolieholidaying student after completing final year exams. Not to be confused with schooie which is a schooner of beer.
Matefriend, buddy
Cobberclose friend, mate
Old Dearssenior citizens or your parents
Wrinkliessenior citizens
De Factoman or woman living together as husband and wife, but not married
The DonSir Donald Bradman, considered the best cricket player
ANZACmember of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
DiggerAustralian soldier
Salvo, Sal, Sallieperson from the Salvation Army
Vinnie’sSt. Vincent De Paul’s (charity thrift stores)
Larrikina rowdy, irresponsible person
Boofheadfriendly term for someone who is not too smart
Galahfoolish person also a pink and grey parrot
Dilla simpleton or stupid person, also a herb
Dobberperson who told what you’ve been up to, usually something bad
Drongostupid person. A drongo footballer would run the wrong way.
Show Ponyappearance is more important than ability to this person
Sookcry baby, timid and shy cowardly person
Stickybeaknosy person who does not mind their own business
Wankermale that’s really stupid but thinks he’s the greatest
Wingerperson who complains constantly (whinge)
Dagunfashionable person
Yobboan uncouth person
Ockeruncultured person, an Aussie who likes beer, sports and women (usually in that order)
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