- sheepskin boots
Ugg boots, popularised originally by surfers, is a proprietary name used generically.
- a u-turn
Chuck a uey at the end of the street.
- Uluru ∼ Great Pebble
- the worlds's biggest rock or monolith
Formed 600 million years ago from arkose, a type of sandstone that contains feldspar which glows a fiery red at sunrise and sunset. Known as Ayers Rock from 1872, it was re-named Uluru in 1985 and returned to the ownership and care of the local Aboriginal people, the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, who consider the area sacred.
- It is located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park about 450 kms south-west of Alice Springs, and is classified as a World Heritage site.
- an umpire
sporting slang since the 1960s
- flat, apartment
A contraction of home-unit
aussie youth slang since the 1980s
- men's underpants
From daks meaning pants.
Also called underchunders or underdungers.
- excellent, unbelievably wonderful
It's been so unreal seeing you again.
aussie youth slang since the 1970s
- up oneself
- to have a high opinion of oneself
That new bloke is really up himself.
- up somebody
- to rebuke somebody
The boss got up me for being late
- up the creek
- to be ruined, finished
Now we're really up shit creek without a paddle.
- up the duff
- to be pregnant
- up there Cazaly!
- a cry of encouragement in aussie rules football
Originally directed at Roy Cazaly, a VFL legend.
- up to scratch
- to be fit for the purpose at hand
- up you!
- damn you!
Commonly written and pronounced upya, the plural being upyas.
aussie slang since the 1940s
- one's customary drink
You qualify as a local when you can walk into your favorite bar and have your usual placed before you without a word being said.
However, when you want another one, don't ask for the same again. Barstaff can be linguistic purists, and will remind you that you can't have the same again because you've already had it!
They'll give you something similar.
- a utility truck
An open-back work vehicle, known elsewhere as a pickup truck.
With two doors, two seats, and a V8 donk, it is the de-facto aussie sportscar.