Nov 252022
More Words That Represent  The People Of Australia – Australian Slang

Back in 1912 British immigrants to Australia were called pommygrants. This may have been because their complexion reminded Aussies of the colour of red pomegranates. That was abbreviated to pommy and pom.

However, some will argue that it stands for Prisoner Of Mother England, but we won’t comment on that. It helps to have to have a sense of humour when talking to an Aussie.

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Aussieperson from Australia, an Australian. Pronounced Ozzy not Ossie.
Bushieperson from in rural Australia
Cockroachperson from New South Wales (said with humour)
Crow-Eaterperson from South Australia (said with humour)
Banana Benderperson from Queensland (said with humour)
Cane Toadperson from Queensland (said with humour)
Sandgroperperson from Western Australia (said with humour)
Apple Eaterperson from Tasmania (said with humour)
Taswegianperson from Tasmania (said with humour)
Kiwiperson from New Zealand, a New Zealander
Pommy or Pomperson from England (said with humour)
Britperson from England
Yankperson from the USA (said with humour)
Septic Tankperson from the USA (said with humour)rhyming word with Yank
Seppoperson from the USA (said with humour), play on Septic Tank. Also another word for the person who empties the dunny or septic tank.
Amboambulance officer
Fireefire fighter, fireman. Also spelled fire-ie.
Bushfire Brigadevolunteer fire fighting organization
Nipperyoung surf lifesaver
Newsreaderperson who reads the news on TV or radio. News anchor (USA and Canada)
Compereemcee of a program or event
Buskerperson who performs (busks) for donations usually on sidewalks. Mostly musicians and singers.
Gabsterradio talk show host
Showieperson working in a travelling carnival. Carnie in the USA.
Spruikerperson whose job it is to speak loudly to passers-by to advertise and solicit customers for a business
Solicitorlawyer, attorney
Greensmember of the political Green Party
Battlersomeone without much luck in life and always has to struggle
Bikerperson who rides a motorcycle
Bikiemember of a motorcycle gang
Swagmana drifter (person without a permanent place to live) who carried his swag as he travelled the country on foot looking for work. He was a common sight during the depression of the 1890’s and 1930’s.
Tall Poppysuccessful person often a target of jealous remarks
Blueynickname for a person with red hair
Curlynickname for a person with a bald head
Duck’s Diseasewhat a short person has
Loftynickname for a short person

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