a bicycle Lacking in accessories such as brakes, lights, etcetera. ocker slang
a tag used at the end of a sentence inviting assent Wasn't that lucky, ay?In Qld and NZ it is used repetitously at the end of virtually every statement, without any sense of it being a question. I was going down the shops, ay. And I ran into Johnno, ay. Hadn't seen him for weeks, ay.
loose change Don't forget your kembla.
After the name of the racecourse at Woolongong NSW. rhyming slang: kembla grange for change
awareness of being an aboriginal australian The descendants of the original custodians of Australia who maintain links to their country and customs. aboriginal australia
an enviromentalist The association of green with enviromentalism first appeared in England in the early 1970s in the name Greenpeace.
The addition of ie to form a noun was an Aussie contribution. aussie diminutive
a ball that doesn't bounce after pitching A type of delivery that is low to the ground. You should put Stevo in to bowl next.
He might produce one of his legendary mullygrubbers! coined by cricket legend richie benaud
the longest continuous barrier constructed on earth Stretching 5300 km from the Great Australian Bight in South Australia, across the country and through Queensland.
Designed to keep the dingoes in the north away from sheep country in the south.
was a sixpence, now a five cent coin I'm broke – I haven't got a zack!
off like a bride's nightie
to depart quickly Or to move with a sudden burst of speed. racing slang
rough, dirty, in poor condition Originally convict slang meaning infected with lice. aussie slang since the 1940s
a rumour, or an erroneous or improbable story From the name of a brand of water cart manufactured by J. Furphy & Sons, which became popular as gathering places where soldiers could exchange gossip, rumours and fanciful tales. aussie slang from wwi
1 suspicious, underhand He's one of those dodgy salesmen.
2 unstable, unreliable Those foundations look a bit dodgy.
to act as a lookout during illegal activity aussie slang since 1882
a stupid person Unique aussie blending of fuck and nitwit
a traditional aussie folk music percussion instrument Made from a stake of wood to which beer bottle caps have been loosely nailed, and banged to the ground in time to the music.
in like Flynn
assured of success in an enterprise Originally meaning assured of a sexual conquest. Referring to aussie actor Errol Flynn, well‑known for his sexual adventures. Interestingly, this term has been in use in the USA since the 1940s, but only in the non‑sexual sense. wwii slang