Aussie Slang


Every since Crocodile Dundee, Americans/Yanks have been fascinated with Aussie slang and accents. The first time I came to Oz in 1994, I could not understand the guy behind the hostel desk. Spanish was easier for me to comprehend at that point….On this trip, I have learned a few terms that are worth a laugh.

General tips: Add the letter “o” on the end of a word or cut off the last syllable and add a”ie”

Toey = Horny
“Toey as a roman sandle”

rat shit = something that is not good
“Zimbabwe are absolute rat shit at Cricket”

Beer Wench = Bikini wearing female that gets beers at the Cricket for a group of guys
“Beer Wench! Another round for the boyz!”

Slab of piss = a carton of beer (24)
“Let’s pick up a slab of piss on the way back from the gym”

Bludger = a lazy person
“Warnie’s a real bludger fat arse, isn’t he?”

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Chook = a chicken
“Cut the head off the chook so we can get tea started”

Root (verb and noun) : synonym for f*ck in nearly all its senses: “I feel rooted”; “this washing machine is rooted”; “(s)he’s a good root”. A very useful word in fairly polite company. (taken from this site)

Crack a fat = getting a hard on
“Did you crack a fat when she walked in?

Dog’s balls = sticking out, obvious
“Dad’s wall sticks out like Dog’s Balls”

Ice block = ice cream bar/popsicle
“get me an ice block at Woolies’s, would ya?”

White pointers = breasts (female)
“Check out those white pointers”

togs = swimsuit
“Get your togs on, we’re going to the beach”

jumper = sweatshirt
“Put your jumper on

ponce = wuss
“That bloke in the bright red car is a real ponce”