- pack a wallop
- having a strong impact
Strewth, this home-brew packs a wallop! See wallop for more terms.
- pack of galahs
- group of disliked people
- packing shit
- being very scared
- 1 an australian rules football oval
- 2 a spectator's enclosure at a racetrack
- an old car, generally unregistered
Used for driving around paddocks or the bush.
- panel van
- a vehicle like a station wagon
With a single row of seats for the driver and passenger. Also called a panno or shaggin' wagon .
- pants man
- a womaniser
- effeminate male
- cigarette papers
Known in Tas as tissues.
- Papunya Tula
- an australian aboriginal modern art movement
Papunya Tula is an artist cooperative, owned and operated by Aboriginal people from the Western Desert of Australia.
From Papunya, NT, where the movement began and Tula, a nearby hill and Honey Ant Dreaming site — the first painting was called Honey Ant Dreaming.
The style is based on traditional body and sand painting associated with Dreamings but with a characteristic dot and circle imagery developed from a desire to eliminate sacred-secret symbols.
Popularly referred to as “dot painting ”, credited with bringing Aboriginal art to world attention
Also known as desert art.
formed in 1972
- very drunk
Aussie abbreviation of paralytic
- long passionate kiss
- pass in your marbles
- to die
- Pat Malone
I went to the pub on my Pat Malone
- See drinking with the flies for a similar expression.
rhyming slang: pat malone for alone
Named after Anna Pavlova(1881-1931), the Russian ballerina who toured down under in the 1920s.
Her favourite dessert was a soft-centred meringue topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
aussie & kiwi slang
- peanut paste
- peanut butter
The states of Qld, WA, and SA used to have legislation that prevented the word butter being used for non-dairy products.
- 1 something exceptional or superlative
Her new dress was a real pearler.
- 2 in cricket, a very good delivery
- to throw a temper tantrum
aussie slang since the 1890s
- any fringe benefit of a job
If you want your share of perks, learn the ropes, and all the lurks. A shortened form of perquisite, commonly found in association with the word lurk.
- 1 to look lustfully at someone
I was perving on the barmaid.
2 a sexual pervert
Rack off, you dirty old perv.
3 an attractive person
The new barmaid is a bit of a perv.
4 to look at or gawk, not in a sexual way
They were perving at the couple fighting.
5 an act of voyeurism
I'm just having a bit of a perv.
- annoy someone
- petrol head
- a car enthusiast
- pick a winner
- to pick a large piece of snot from the nose with your finger
Referring to infantile games of snot comparison.
- pigs arse
- strong disagreement
Pigs arse! I won't do that …
- 1 to let down or abandon someone
Don't pike on me now.
2 to go back on an arrangement
He piked out on the deal.
- someone who doesn't want to fit in with others socially
- a football
aussie rules and rugby slang
- pineapple ∼ get the rough end of the pineapple
- get a raw deal, be treated badly
- 1 to penalise for an infringement of the rules
I got pinged for a high tackle.
2 of a racehorse, to put on a sudden burst of speed
Turning on to the straight, she pinged for the finish.
- 1 in a negative sense, an annoying little bastard
I'm sick of pissant politicians.
2 in a positive sense, a small but aggresive person
Hence the phrase game as a pissant, meaning very brave.
3 drunk as a pissant
Means extremely drunk.
4 to waste time in frivolous activity
We were pissanting around.
aussie slang since the 1940s
- 1 urine, urination
I'm hangin' for a piss.
2 alcohol, especially beer
Let's go to the pub and get on the piss.
2 a party where there is plenty of alcohol
What a piss up, there was heaps of grog!
3 a very easy task
It's a piece of piss to do that…
4 a piss-take
We were just taking the piss.
It is recommended that no piss be taken until you know your friend well and understand what makes them laugh or angry. Then you take the piss and so help them feel better about whatever is troubling them in their life. Targets of a piss-take are expected to reply in kind.
An insulting joke in return often increases an Australian's appreciation for you.
5 used as an intensifier
That was piss-awful!
6 a substitute for the word hell
He scared the piss out of me.
- piss away
- to waste or squander
He pissed away his inheritance. An alternate expression is piss it up against the wall.
- piss in my pocket
- to act ingratiatingly
Stop pissing in my pocket!
aussie slang since the 1940s
- piss it in
- to win easily
First time we played we pissed it in.
- piss on
- to defeat
Last time we played they pissed on us.
- 1 lavatory
Hang on, I'm just going to the pisser.
2 something very funny
That story is an absolute pisser!
- to hide
Referring to articles, animals, etc, often stolen.
colonial flash language
- play funny buggers
- fool around
- wine, often inexpensive
From the French vin blanc, meaning white wine.
See cask, red ned, and goon for more information.
aussie slang since wwii
- gambling machines in a club or pub
- pom ∼ pommy
- a person from england
Originally derisive, the term is now sometimes bestowed affectionately. Here's my mate, the pommy bastard!
- pommy's towel
- extremely dry
Dry as a pommy's towel!
- bad smell
- homosexual male
- a lie, an untruth
rhyming slang: pork pie for lie
- pork chop ∼ carry on like a pork chop
- to make a fuss, to behave in a silly or excited way
- suitcase, school bag
A contraction of the word portmanteau.
- a position
You get the drinks, I'll grab a good possie.
- 1 a small draught beer
Served in a 285ml glass in Qld and Vic.
See beer for more information.
- pox doctors clerk
- flashy overdressing
He was dressed up like a pox doctors clerk. It is hard to explain why this little-known and uncommon employment group is a byword for flashy overdressing.
- a motor vehicle accident
- gifts, presents
- one of the principal officials of a supreme court
Who has a responsibility to issue writs, and also has some judicial powers.
- any hotel
- public servant
- a person employed by a government authority
In colonial times a convict was often called a public servant, and this was later applied to anyone who worked for the government. In 1843 Charles Rowcroft in Tales of the Colonies wrote:
I must warn you that we never speak of the ‘convicts’ in this country by that term. We always call them ‘government men’ or on some occasions ‘prisoners’, but we never use the term ‘convict’ which is considered by them as an insulting term.
- pull your socks up
- improve personal performance
- 1 to bet
At the races or the tab, aussies love to get on the punt!
2 to make an attempt
The equivalent of have a go.
3 a type of kick in footy
Abbreviated form of drop kick & punt.
- pussyfoot around
- trying too hard not to offend
- put the shits up
- alarming someone
- put the wind up
- urging someone