Also known as the aussie battler, or the little aussie battler
A man is judged by the way he ‘measures up’ to life.
And the bloke who ‘does his best’ at all times, the bloke who is an ‘unlucky poor bastard’ but who can still smile, who can still find reserves of strength and courage to try again – and again – and again – is a ‘battler’.
aussie slang since colonisation
originally prison slang
south australian slang
rhyming slang: babbling brook for cook
rhyming slang: kembla grange for change
coined by cricket legend richie benaud
aussie slang since the 1940s
aussie slang from wwi
aussie slang since 1882