- 1 an uncultivated australian male
From Ocker, a popular 60's television character, always portrayed in shorts, singlet and thongs, sinking a beer and talking with a broad aussie accent.
2 anything typically australian
3 aussie english
- ocky strap
- an elastic strap used to tie down loads
aussie diminutive: ocky for octopus
- a certainty
It's odds-on he'll be at the pub.
aussie slang since the 1890s
- 1 when the beer's off
You wait for it to come back on again.
2 when the meat's off
You throw it away because it has gone bad.
3 when a place is going off
Everyone is having a good time.
4 when you blow off
You'll be abusing someone.
5 when you piss off
You'll be leaving, which you may be asked to do if you
tell a story that's a bit off.
- off like a bucket of prawns ∼ in the midday sun
- extremely rotten, stinking.
- 1 an off-break
A ball which, when a right-hander is facing, changes direction from off to leg when it pitches.
The spin is generated by the first and second fingers of the right hand.
- 2 a bowler who specialises in off-break deliveries
The most popular method of spin in cricket.
See leggie and flipper for more.
- off like a bride's nightie
- to depart quickly
Or to move with a sudden burst of speed.
- opposed, uncooperative
Buy him a beer, don't get him offside.
- an assistant at work
Originally a bullocky's term for a bullock yoked to the offside (the right-hand side), and hence his assistant who attended to these bullocks.
aussie slang since the late 19th century
- hey you
Oi, what do you think you're up to?
- reliable news or information
Generally qualified in some way, such as good oil , or dinkum oil .
Roughly equivalent to drum, except when it is used as a verb, in which case it is always followed by the word up Did you get the drum for the next race?
Yeah. Joe oiled me up
aussie slang since 1910
- old cheese
- your wife
rhyming slang since the 1970s: cheese and kisses for missus
- old fella
Also known as the oldies or the old folks.
Your mother is the old dear, your father is the old man.
aussie slang since the 1970s
- old hand
- an experienced person
- old man kangaroo
- an adult male kangaroo
first recorded in 1827
- 1 something about to function or occur
Are the races still on?
2 to be attached romantically
Is Joe still on with that shelia?
3 to draw attention to somebody
What a galah! Be on him, will ya?
4 to back a contestant or team
I'm on Bold Personality, what did you back, Fine Cotton?
- a player who is free to follow the ball anywhere on the ground
- on for young and old
- on the nose
- on ya
- good on you
Come over, we've got oodles of grog.
- goodbye, farewell
The unaspirated version of hooroo, itself a variation of “hooray”.
aussie slang since 1916
- the aussie international women's basketball team
- opportunity shop
An outlet for second-hand goods, also called thrift stores, run by charitable organisations such as the Salvos or Vinnies.
- open slather
- a situation where there are no restraints
It's open slather at this bush pub on Sunday arvo. Often where the forces of law and order turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to infringement of regulations.
- the remote inland regions of australia
- out of whack
- not operating properly
- an outlying sheep or cattle station or aboriginal settlement
- to have lost enthusiasm for something
I'm over this bush pub.
- to drive cattle a long distance through the outback
For the drovers life has pleasures,
That the townsfolk never know.
Clancy of the Overflow by A.B. Paterson
- oxford scholar
- a dollar
rhyming slang : oxford scholar for dollar
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