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WACA
the perth cricket ground
An acronym for the Western Australian Cricket Association
waffle
talking without getting to the point
wag
1 an amusing person
You're such a wag!
2 playing truant
We've been waggin' school.
walkabout
1 a rite of passage
For adolescent male aussie aborigines, typically aged 10–16, who make the spiritual transition to manhood by living in the wilderness for several months.
2 a nomadic predisposition of aussie aborigines
To create a connection with traditional, spiritual roots, and to fulfil cultural and familial obligations.
aussie aboriginal pidgin english  3 something that is lost
My pen's gone walkabout again!
aussie slang since the 1920s
walkover
an easy victory
wallop
1 large quantity
Give us a wallop of that ice-cream.
2 a punch
If you kids don't behave you'll cop a walloping.
See packs a wallop for another usage.
wallaby
1 a small or mid-sized macropod
 The young are known as joeys, like many other marsupials. Adult males are referred to as bucks, boomers, or jacks. Adult females are known as a doe, flyer, or jill. A group is called a court, mob, or troupe. Forest-dwellers are known as pademelons Although most species are small, some can grow up to two metres from head to end of tail. Their powerful hind legs are not only used for bounding at high speeds and jumping great heights, but also to administer vigorous kicks to fend off potential predators. from dharug walabi
2 a national rugby union team member
 The team first played at Sydney in 1899, winning their first test match against the touring British Isles team.
wally
a foolish person
waltzin' matilda
national song of australia
Composed by 'Banjo' Paterson in 1853.

Performed by Wallis & Matilda
For the national anthem see Advance Australia.
wanker
a stupid male person
war paint
cosmetics

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weatherboard
a wooden house
weero
a cockatiel
From the Aboriginal language Nyungar, spoken in south-western WA
wa slang
wedding tackle
male genitalia
Werribee trout
excrement floating in the water you are swimming in
Also called a brown trout. Known as a Bondi cigar  in Sydney.
vic slang
westie
a flannie-clad, mullet-sporting yobbo
Australia-wide known as a bogan
Qld: bevan
NSW: westie
Vic: scozzer
Tas: chigger
nsw slang
wet ∼ the big wet
the monsoon season
wettie
a wetsuit

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whacko!
an expression of enthusiasm
wharfie
a dock worker
whinge
to complain
whip around
to collect money for a gift
white pointers
topless female sunbathers
whiteant
to criticise something
In order to deter somebody from buying it.
who's robbing this coach?
a rhetorical question meaning: who is in charge here?
The story goes that Ned Kelly was bailing up a coach one day and proclaimed:
I'm going to rob all the men and take all the women.
To which one of the male passengers said:
You can't do that, you dreadful man,
only to be shouted down by a female passenger saying:
Who's robbing this coach, you or Mister Kelly?
wicked
very good
We had a wicked time at Harry's wing-ding.
willing
inclined to overcharge or make excessive demands
That salesman is a bit willing …
willy-nilly
disorderly things
Usually discarded all over the place.
wing-ding
a big party
Harry knows how to put on a great wing-ding.

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wobbly
to lose one's temper, to show excitable behaviour
She chucked a wobbly and went home.
wobbly boot
worn when in a state of inebriation
I've got me wobbly boots on…
wog
1 a person of mediterranean origin
There were a few wogs at the pub.
derogatory slang 2 a trivial illness
I've got a bit of a wog so I'm chuckin a sickie .
aussie slang
wombat
They are sturdy, stout marsupials that grow to about 1.3 metres long and weigh up to 35kg. They are very elusive and rarely leave their burrows before dusk.
 Sometimes their burrows are large enough for people to crawl through.
In 1878 a trooper hid in one from the Kelly gang.
Wombat Species
1 the southern hairy‑nosed wombat
Occurs in southern SA, south-eastern WA, and western Vic — the smallest of the three species.
2 the northern hairy‑nosed wombat
Lives in grasslands, and acacia and eucalyptus woodlands — the largest of the three species. It is now one of the rarest animals in the world, with only about 80 northern hairy‑nosed wombats living in central Qld.
3 the common wombat
Occurs in south-eastern Australia. It has coarse hair and a small tail.
See badger for more usage.
wonky
shaky, unstable, not straight
woomera
a type of throwing stick
Traditionally used for hunting, with a notch at one end for holding a dart or spear, thus giving increased leverage in throwing.  from dharug language
Woop Woop
an invented name for any small unimportant town
Located a long way from anywhere.
wowser
straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport
wuckin' furries
no worries
I'll do the job, no wuckin' furries about that.
Shortened to no wuckers
wuss
a coward or a nervous person
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Illustrated Dictionary of Australian English

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