- the perth cricket ground
An acronym for the Western Australian Cricket Association
- talking without getting to the point
- 1 an amusing person
You're such a wag!
2 playing truant
We've been waggin' school.
- 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 english3 something that is lost
My pen's gone walkabout again!
aussie slang since the 1920s
- an easy victory
- 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.
- 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 the aboriginal language dharug
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.
- 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 Fair.
- a stupid male person
- war paint
- a wooden house
- a cockatiel
From the Aboriginal language Nyungar, spoken in south-western WA
- 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.
- a flannie-clad, mullet-sporting yobbo
Australia-wide known as a bogan
Qld: bevan NSW: westie Vic: scozzer Tas: chigger
- wet ∼ the big wet
- the monsoon season
- a wetsuit
- an expression of enthusiasm
- a dock worker
- to complain
- whip around
- to collect money for a gift
- white pointers
- topless female sunbathers
- 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?
- very good
We had a wicked time at Harry's wing-ding.
- inclined to overcharge or make excessive demands
That salesman is a bit willing …
- disorderly things
Usually discarded all over the place.
- a big party
Harry knows how to put on a great wing-ding.
- 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…
- 1 a person of mediterranean origin
There were a few wogs at the pub.
derogatory slang2 a trivial illness
I've got a bit of a wog so I'm chuckin a sickie .
- 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
1the southern hairy‑nosed wombat
Occurs in southern SA, south-eastern WA, and western Vic — the smallest of the three species.
2the 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.
3the common wombat
Occurs in south-eastern Australia. It has coarse hair and a small tail.
See badger for more usage.
- shaky, unstable, not straight
- 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.
- straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport
- wuckin' furries
- no worries
I'll do the job, no wuckin' furries about that.
Shortened to no wuckers
- a coward or a nervous person