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Default Uncle Wally 's fun guide to Aussie Slang (Part 13.)....(T-Z.)


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T.A.B. - Totalisator Agency Board, betting shop
T'othersider - (WA) person living on the other side of the Nullarbor
Plain

Ta - thanks
Ta-da! - expression used to present some feat or surprise
(reduplicating the musical notes conventionally used for a short
introductory fanfare)
Ta-ta - good-bye
Tab - tablet of some drug
Tach / Tacho - tachometer
Tack - food; fare: "hard tack"
Tack-o-rama - completely tacky
Tacker - young kid [originally British dialect (Devon and Cornwall)]
Tackie / Tacky - in extremely poor taste: "tacky remark"; "tacky
dcor" (originally US slang (mid-19th C.); originally meaning
"shabby", from the noun use "poor-quality horse")
Tad - little bit: "It won't make a tad of difference; I'm a tad
late" (originally US slang (1940s); originally (19th C.) meaning
"small boy")
Taddie / Taddy - tadpole
Tadpoling - catching tadpoles and keeping them in a jar, etc., a common
children's pastime
Taffie / Taffy - Welshman (Welsh form of Davy, shortened form of
David, proper name and name of patron saint of Wales)
Tag - 1. graffiti artist's signature; 2. person following someone:
"couldn't shake the tag"; 3. follow closely; 4. (Australian Rules)
follow or mark (an opponent) closely in order to limit their play (from
"tag" - attached label)
Tagger - 1. (Australian Rules) one who follows an opponent closely
with the hope of spoiling the opponent's play; 2. graffiti writer
Tail - 1. buttocks; rump; arse; 2. person who follows another,
especially one who is employed to do so in order to hinder their escape
or observe their movements; 3. (offensive) woman considered as a ***
object: "nice bit of tail"; 4. follow close behind; 5. follow a
person surreptitiously: "tailing a suspect"
Tail spin - state of utter confusion; flat spin
Tailgate - drive too closely to the vehicle in front
Tailie / Taily - (Two-up) person who consistently bets on tails
Tailor-made - cigarette made by machine, i.e., not hand rolled
Take - 1. cheat; swindle; 2. pick-pocket; 3. profit, as from a short
term business venture, a day's gambling, etc.: "The take was $100"
Take a chill pill! - calm down!
Take a knock - suffer a reverse, especially a financial one
Take a leak - go to the toilet
Take a piece out of (o') - reprimand severely
Take a powder - depart; disappear
Take a punt - take a chance
Take a sickie /
Take a sicky - take time off work , with the reason of sickness, when
one is well and just is going fishing or something he does in good
health Take a snake's
hiss / Take a snakes hiss - piss (urinate)
Take a squizz - look
Take away food - take-out food
Take away the toys but leave the playground - have a hysterectomy
Take down / Take-down - 1. take advantage of; 2. cheat; swindle; 3.
fraudulent transaction
Take down a peg - humble
Take five - take a break, originally of five minutes, for rest or
refreshment, especially as of a performing group in rehearsal
Take for a ride - 1. kidnap and murder; 2. deceive and wilfully
mislead
Take Matilda for a waltz - walk from place to place
Take off / Take-off - 1. become popular: "The show really took off
in Melbourne"; 2. begin to move or increase quickly: "Prices took
off; the play takes off in the second act"; 3. imitate, mimic; 4.
imitating or mimicking; caricature; 5. (surfing) standing on the board
to begin a ride; 6. (surfing) point on a wave where one does this, or
should do this
Take on board - accept and use: "They took that idea on board"
Take out / Take-out - 1. destroy, eliminate, render harmless: "take
out a military post"; 2. win; 3. take-away food: "We had take-out
last night"
Take out the garbage - go to the bathroom (toilet)
Take (smb.) apart - 1. berate or abuse (someone); 2. physically
assault (someone)
Take (smb.) to the cleaners - strip (someone) of all assets, money,
etc., usually in gambling
Take the flag - (Australian Rules) win the premiership pennant
Take the kids to the pool - go to the loo
Take the knock - (horseracing etc.) (of a punter) admit that one is
unable to settle one's debts with one's bookmaker
Take the mickey out of (o') / Take the mickie out of (o') / Take
the micky out of (o') - make seem foolish; tease
Take the piss out of (o') (smb.) - stir or make fun of (someone)
Take to the bush - disappear suddenly from one's normal surroundings or
circle of friends
Takeaway - food that you take home
Talent - 1. group of young
women, esp. at a social function; 2. women or men viewed as possible
***ual partners: "Check out the guy talent on page 48"; 3.
(obsolete) members of the underworld
Talk - 1. information: "We have ways to make you talk"; 2. see:
"Be talking"
Talk a glass eye to sleep - be boring

Talk about! - used to add emphasis to a statement: "Talk about
laugh"
Talk big - speak boastfully
Talk down to - speak condescendingly to
Talk on the porcelain telephone - vomit into a toilet
Talk out of (o') one's arse - speak rubbish; make stuff up; bullshit
Talk the ears off (smb.) - talk at great length
Talk the leg off a chair - talk at great length
Talk the leg off an iron pot - show the gift of the gab; talk a lot;
talk at great length
Talk to God on the big white telephone - vomit
Talk to Ralph - vomit

Tall poppie / Tall poppy - 1. very successful person;
2. achiever, often a disparaging term
Tall poppie syndrome / Tall poppy syndrome - tendency to criticize
successful people
Tallie / Tally - 750ml large bottle of beer
Tallie-ho / Tally-ho - common
cigarette papers
Tan cancel - elected local government authority
Tangle - conflict, quarrel, or disagreement
Tangle with - conflict, quarrel, or argue with
Tank - 1. large, solidly built person; 2. (prison) safe; 3.
deliberately lose (a match or a contest)
Tank man - (prison) person who specialises in stealing from safes
Tank up - 1. fill the tank of a motor vehicle with fuel; 2. drink
heavily
Tanked - intoxicated, especially with beer
Tanked up - intoxicated, especially with beer
Tanner - (obsolete) sixpence (19th C. British slang)

Tanti / Tantie / Tanty - tantrum
Tap - faucet
Tap dancer - cancer (rhyming slang)


Tar - thanks
Tariff - rate
Tart - 1.
(originally used positively) girlfriend; sweetheart; 2. (derogatory)
woman deemed to be promiscuous; 3. any woman; 4. (derogatory)
prostitute
Tart up - adorn; make attractive, especially with cheap ornaments and
cosmetics (originally British slang (mid-19th C.) [The earilest record
is Hotten's "Slang Dictionary" (1864), where he states it is used
"by the London lower orders", and only of women dressed in their best
clothes "like the jam tarts in the swell bakers' shops". Thus very
probably from rhyming slang "jam tart" - sweetheart, however, it
could just be an ordinary semantic extension of "tart" meaning
"sweet woman", similar to such terms as "honey-pie",
"sugar"]
Tasmania - female pubic area

Tassel - penis
Tassie / Tassy - Tasmania
Tassie
Map / Tassy Map - female pubic area
Tasway - Tasmania

Taswegain / Taswegian - person from Tasmania
(patterned after "Norwegian")
Tat - tattoo
Tatt's / Tatts - sweepstakes
Taxi! - hailing of a taxicab as on the behalf of a drunk person, used
a) when someone in a group of drinkers exhibits the first signs of
getting drunk, or, b) when someone who is completely sober does
something clumsy, such as drop something, bump into something, etc.


Tea - evening meal
Tea leaf -
thief (rhyming slang)
Tea leafing - thieving (rhyming slang)
Tea nature - ****ager (rhyming slang)
Tea pot / Teapot - *** man
Tea-towel brigadge - (racist) group of Arabic people
Tea-towel head - (racist) Arabic person
Team cream - (crass) occasion on which a number of males have ***ual
intercourse with one female; gang bang

Tear - move or go with violence or great haste: "tear along the
expressway"
Tear-arse - run or drive exceedingly fast
Tear-away / Tearaway - 1. impetuous or unruly person; 2.
uncontrolled; impetuous; 3. (of a sporting win, etc.) won by a long
distance or a high score: "They had a tearaway victory"
Tear into - attack violently, either physically or verbally
Tear strips off - reprove severely
Tease - someone who ***ually teases or leads others on
Tech - 1. technical college or school; 2. someone with a professional
or passionate interest in technology, especially computing
Tech-head - 1. someone with a professional or passionate interest in
technology, especially computing; 2. (derogatory) intelligent and
diligent student, especially a computer geek
Teched-up - having or being familiar with the latest technical
equipment

Techie / Techy - 1. technician; 2. technical services employee; 3.
irritable; touchy
Technicolor yawn / Technicolour yawn -
vomit
Techno - type of electronic dance music
Techno-head - enthusiast of techno dance music
Technobabble - seemingly meaningless technological jargon
Teddie bear / Teddy bear - lair, dandy
Tee up / Tee-up - set up
(an appointment); organize or arrange something
Teedo, Dorimie Fasola / Teedo, Dorimy Fasola - see: Dorimie Fasola
Teedo
Teeth to tail ratio - active personnel to administration
Telegraph - give prior indication of (one's moves)
Tell it to Rickie / Tell it to Ricky - stop complaining! (from Ricki
Lake, US talk-show host, on whose show people air their personal
problems)
Tellie / telly - TV
Temps - thirty minutes past the hour: "temps two"


Ten-four / 10-4 - exclamation signifying agreement, acceptance, etc.
(from the 10-code system used by CB radio operators; it appears in US
slang since the 1960s, but when used in Australia it is usually as a
conscious Americanism)

Ten furlongs - daughter (a mile and a quarter)
Ten thousand sheep short of
(o') a top paddock - idiot
Ten to one - ten of one (i.e., "one" as in one o'clock)
Tenner - 1. (obsolete) ten-pound note; 10; 2. ten-dollar note; $10
Teno - tenosynovitis; inflammation of the tendon sheath, especially
inflammation of the sheath in the wrists, resulting from RSI
Ten(s) and two(s) / ten(s) 'n' two(s) - shoe(s) (rhyming slang)
Term night sear - (Strain) terminates here

Terrible balls up - terrible mistake, every things gone all wrong
Terrif - wonderful; terrific
Territorian - person from the Northern Territory
Territorie confetti / Territory confetti - ring pulls from beer cans
Territorie rig / Territory rig - (NT) dress which men adopt in the
Northern Territory on official occasions comprising long trousers,
shirt and tie
Terror Souse - one of a number of conjoined double or triple-storeyed
dwellings found in the older parts of some capital cities (Fissroy,
Paddo, North Air Delight, etc.): "We have bought ourselves a terror
souse in Paddo In a district which is squalid but admired. It's a pity
that the rooms are full of shadow, And the bathroom leaves so much to
be desired. Of course we had to spend a bit of money; The plumbing was,
well - you know, rather quaint. We live mostly in the kitchen where
it's sunny. (It's wonderful what you can do with paint.) Our neighbours
are artistic and they love us. (The ironwork, though meagre, is a
dream.) A "thing" lives in the attic up above us. We haven't seen
it yet - just heard it scream." (Afferbeck Lauder. Let Stalk Strine.
- http://www.textfiles.com/humor/strine.txt)
Terrorist(s) - (pl. n.) (jocular) tourist(s) (perceived as being
nuisances)
Tertiary education - college
Tetchie / Tetchy - irritable; touchy
Tete d'Oeu - see: Rigid VI
Thang - (jocular) thing: "the latest thang"; "happenin' thang";
"do one's thang"
That is a good one / That's a good one - ironic expression of
disbelief
That is beaut / That's beaut - excited approval, something has gone
really well
That is one up against your duckhouse / That's one up against your
duckhouse - exclamation identifying a score against someone in
one-upmanship
That is the shot! / That's the shot! - exclamation of approval

That is the way the cookie crumbles / That is the way the cooky
crumbles / That's the way the cookie crumbles / That's the way the
cooky crumbles - that's how things are
That place is an Arm pit - it stinks; it's terrible
That slews smb. / That slews you - (obsolete) phrase used to indicate
that you have been confounded
That time of (o') the month - 1. menstrual period; 2. time when
pre-menstrual syndrome affects a woman
Thatch - 1. hair covering the head; 2. pubic hair, especially of a
woman
Thaw ninny side - (Strine) thorn in his side
The Alice - Alice Springs
The axe - 1. dismissal from a job, position, etc.; sack; 2. sudden
and definite halt brought to some project, venture, etc.
The bag - breathalyser
The Beer Can Regatta - crazy boat race held in Darwin every year
The big horse-cart major - Strine patron saint of young married
couples, or as they are sometimes indulgently known, "nearlyweds".
(How the big horse-cart major came to acquire his his curious knickname
is unknown; indeed much of his life and background is obscured by
conflicting reports and cryptic half-truths. One thing, however, is
certain and that is that he has always been associated with marriage
and weddings. Today no self-respecting soloist at a Strine wedding can
be restrained from singing that so well loved melody addressed to
"Big Horse-cart Major Mine")
The big O - ******, especially female ******
The big spit - vomit
The big white telephone - toilet
The birds and the bees / The birds 'n' the bees - human ***ual
reproduction, as explained metaphorically to children
The Block - part of Collins Street Melbourne, or George Street Sydney
The bounce - (Australian Rules) start of the game, when the umpire
bounces the ball to begin play
The box - TV
The boys - group of male friends: "out with the boys"
The bronza / The bronze / The bronzo - police
The bubs - kindergarten
The buck stops here - catch-phrase noting the acceptance of final
responsibility [originally US slang (mid-19th C.), from "buck" - an
object used in poker to remind the winner of some privilege or duty at
the next deal, from "buckhorn knife", once often used for this
purpose; the definition coined by Harry S Truman, US president
1945-53]
The burbs - suburbs of a city
The bush - untamed scrub, woods, forests of rural Australia in its
natural state; rural Australia in general
The call - (two-up) right to call, i.e. to nominate either heads or
tails to win the toss
The cat's miaow / The cats miaow - excellent person, proposal, etc.
The cat's pyjamas / The cats pyjamas - excellent person, proposal, etc.

The cat's whiskers / The cats whiskers - excellent person, proposal,
etc.
The centre - remote interior of Australia; area generally around Alice
Springs, Central Australia
The chips are down - moment of decision has been reached
The Coathanger - the Sydney Harbour Bridge
The crap - used as an intensifier: "scared/beat the crap out of me"
The curse - menstruation
The cuts - canning
The dinkum oil - authentic information, good advice
The dogs - greyhound racing; greyhound races
The dogs are barking - one's feet are tired and sore
The dry - the 7-8 months of the year in Northern Australia when it
doesn't rail
The duck's guts / The ducks guts - the very best
The dunnies - toilet block, as in a school yard, camping ground, etc.
The evil weed - marijuana
The f-word - euphemism for "****"
The father of a (smth.) - the biggest or greatest example of: "gave
him the father of a hiding"
The field - call used by bookmakers in order to drum up business,
meaning that the favourite is offered at the odds called out and all
other horses are at better odds: "Six to four the field!"
The finger - offensive gesture made by holding up the index finger,
wishing upon someone that they get something unpleasantly inserted into
their anus
The forks - a two finger gesture meaning "get ****ed"
The **** - used to as an intensifier: "Who the **** are you and what
the **** do you think you are doing?"
The Gabba - Brisbane cricket ground at Wooloongabba ("the Gabba"
for short)
The game is up / The game's up - said to inform someone that they
have been caught doing something illegal, wrong, naughty, etc.
The garage door is open / The garage door's open - phrase used to
politely inform someone that their fly is undone
The gee-gees - horseraces
The girls - group of female friends: "Just going out with the
girls" (Middle English "gurle", from Old English)
The glad eye - inviting or flirtatious look: "She gave him the glad
eye"
The glad hand - (usually ironic) effusive welcome, often public: "to
give someone the glad hand"
The Gong - Wollongong
The good oil - correct (and usually profitable) information, often to
be used in confidence; dinkum oil; drum
The great Australian adjective - the word "bloody", used as an
intensifier signifying approval, as in "bloody beauty", or
disapproval, as in "bloody bastard"; once ubiquitous in Australian
colloquial speech
The great Australian salute - swatting flies
The great white telephone - toilet
The greatest thing since sliced bread - excellent; first-rate: "He
thinks he is the greatest thing since sliced bread"
The guilts - feelings of remorse: "I've got the guilts about not
writing"
The hell - intensifier: "get the hell out of here"
The hell with it - expression of disgust or rejection
The hooks - fingers; hands
The hots - strong ***ual attraction: "to have the hots for Jack"
The house that Jack built - (jocular) venereal disease clinic
The hydro - (Tasmania) 1. the Hydro-Electric Commission; 2. power
supplied by the Hydro-Electric Commission; electricity
The idiot box - television set
The ivories - 1. keys of a piano, accordion, etc.; 2. dice
The jig is up - the game is up; there is no further chance
The Johns - (pl.) cop, cops, police
The joke is on (smb.) - said of a person who has become the object of
laughter or ridicule, usually after a reversal of fortune
The lads - group of male friends: "I'm going down the pub for a drink
with the lads"
The letter word - (often jocular) euphemistic way of mentioning a rude,
contentious, or taboo topic that begins with the specified letter:
"Not the `C' word!" (i.e. commitment); "the `L' word" (i.e.
love); "the `F' word" (i.e. ****)
The lights are on but nobody's home - phrase implying that someone is
stupid
The little house - outside toilet
The living shit - intensifier: "beat the living shit out of it";
"annoying the shit out of"
The local - the closest or preferred hotel in the neighbourhood
The long paddock - grasses verge alongside roads and stockroutes, used
for grazing in times of drought; road
The lot - 1. all the available ingredients or toppings, as on a
hamburger, pizza, etc.; 2. (prison) life sentence
The Luckie Countrie / The Lucky Country - (often ironic) Australia
(from the title of the book by Donald Horne, Australian writer)
The ma state - New South Wales
The man in white - the Australian Rules referee or umpire
The man outside Hoyts - commissionaire outside Hoyts Theatre,
Melbourne, in the early part of last century, used as a scapegoat for
any crime, misdemeanour, rumour, or a stereotype of a disinterested
observer
The men in white coats - fictitious employees of a mental asylum who
come and take people away to be institutionalised, used to imply that a
person is acting strangely
The mulga - the outback
The munchies - 1. craving for food resulting from smoking marijuana;
2. any craving for food
The national game - 1. two-up; 2. Australian Rules football
The Net / The 'Net - the Internet
The Never Never / The Never-Never - Outback, centre of Australia;
remote isolated region of the outback, bush; mythical place in the
outback
The night is (still) a pup - it is (still) early in the night
The nine****th hole / The 19th hole - bar in a golf clubhouse
The nod - 1. approval or permission; 2. unofficial assurance of a
job, position, etc.

The oil - correct (and usually profitable) information, often to be
used in confidence; the drum
The ol' ball 'n' chain / The old ball and chain - (derogatory)
wife
The Overland - Transcontinental Railway from Kalgoorlie (WA) to Port
Augusta (SA)
The Pakis - the Pakistani Test Cricket team
The pit - 1. mosh pit; 2. bowl for skaters
The pits - 1. the most unpleasant or most obnoxious (place,
cir***stance, condition, etc.); 2. armpits
The poos - (euphemistically) shits
The proverbial - used as a polite substitute for the word shit: "like
a pig in the proverbial"
The punt - gambling: "love affair with the punt"; "went back to
the punt full time"
The push - dismissal; rejection; sack: "She gave him the push"
The raw - 1. crude, uncultured state: "The play portrayed life in
the raw"; 2. *****; ****: "She sleeps in the raw"
The real McCoy - genuine article
The real thing - genuine article
The red centre - remote interior of Australia; area generally around
Alice Springs, Central Australia
The Reps - House of Representatives
The run of (o') one's dover - eating as much as one wants (originally
from a brand name, appearing on the blades, of both knives and shears)
The runs - diarrhoea
The Sallies - the Salvation Army
The Sals - the Salvation Army
The Salvos - the Salvation Army
The sarvo - this afternoon
The shit - intensifier: "beat the living shit out of it";
"annoying the shit out of"
The shitter - used as an intensifier: "They beat the shitter out of
them"
The Shop - University of Melbourne
The skie is the limit / The skie's the limit / The sky is the limit /
The sky's the limit - there is no limit
The socks off - intensifier
The sticks - 1. area or district regarded as lacking in the amenities
of urban life; the outback; 2. (football) goal posts
The third degree - 1. intense questioning, often with rough
treatment, used by authorities to extract information from a person; 2.
any intense questioning: "I was given the third degree about the
scratch on the side door of the van"
The third leg - penis
The throne - toilet
The time warp - dance originating in "The Rocky Horror Picture
Show", done to the song "Time Warp" (from the science fiction
"time warp" - a supposed warp in the space-time continuum allowing
passage to other times)
The Track - the Alice Springs to Darwin Highway
The tube - television
The turf - world of horseracing
The virus - the HIV virus, Himan Immunodeficiency Virus: "He's got
the virus"
The weed - marijuana
The wet - the rainy season, particularly the monsoonal or sub-monsoonal
rains in Northern Australia (December to March)
The whole box and dice / The whole box 'n' dice - whole lot
The whole kit and kaboodle / The whole kit 'n' kaboodle - got it
all, everything's included
The whole schmear / The whole schmeer - totality of a scheme, activity,
etc. [originally US slang (1960s); from Yiddish "shmeer", from
"schmeeren" = spread]
The whole shebang - totality of something; works; lot; everything
The wife's best friend / The wifes best friend - penis
The word - 1. (often jocular) euphemistic way of mentioning a rude,
contentious, or taboo topic that begins with the specified letter:
"Not the `C' word!" (i.e. commitment); "the `L' word" (i.e.
love); "the `F' word" (i.e. ****); 2. news or information: "the
word on the street is"; "The hot word is that she'll be visiting
next year"
The world's only living brain donor / The worlds only living brain
donor - dumb or stupid to the extreme
The X factor - 1. any unknown quality, aspect or thing; 2. aspect or
factor that causes people to be attracted to one another, but which is
seemingly inexplicable The Y - the YMCA
or YWCA
The Yartz - (the uncultivated Australian pronunciation of) the Arts


The zone - (sport) period in which everything comes together and one
plays perfectly
Them's the breaks - that is how life is
Thenk, smite - (Strine) thanks, mate
These and those / These 'n' those - toes (rhyming slang)

Thick - (figuratively) fool

Thick and thin / Thick 'n' thin - skin (rhyming slang)

Thick as a brickie's sandwich / Thick as a brickies sandwich / Thick as
a bricky's sandwich - dopey

Thick as a lump of 4 X 2 / Thick as a lump of four by two - not well
endowed with grey matter
Thick as a wharfie's sandwich / Thick as a wharfies sandwich / Thick as
a wharfy's sandwich - dopey

Thick ear - (n.) beating
Thicker than two ton of (o') dog shit - very stupid
Thickhead - stupid or slow person

Thief and robber / Thief 'n' robber - cobber (rhyming slang);
friend
Thing - 1. unaccountable attitude or feeling about something, as of
fear or aversion: "I have a thing about spiders"; 2. ***ual feeling
for: "She's got a thing for Mr Darcy"; 3. some thing
Thing-a-ma-jigger - term you use when you can't actually remember the
name of something

Thing-eme-bob - term you use when you can't actually remember the name
of something

Thingamajig - term you use when you can't actually remember the name of
something


Thingie / Thingy - 1. thing, as in "Hand me that thingy"; 2. be
sensitive, tense or in an odd mood: "He gets all thingie with the
children on a long car trip"

Thingo - something you don't know the name of
Things are crock in Musselbrook / Things are crock in Muswellbrook -
things are not going well, right

Things are crock in Tallarook - things are not going well, right
Thingumabob - indefinite name for a thing or person which a speaker
cannot or does not designate more precisely
Thingummie / Thingummy - something you don't know the name of
Thingummybob - indefinite name for a thing or person which a speaker
cannot or does not designate more precisely
Thingummyjig - indefinite name for a thing or person which a speaker
cannot or does not designate more precisely
Think one's shit doesn't smell - have an overly favourable opinion of
oneself
Think smb. is Christmas - be pleased with oneself; be elated
Think the sun shines out of one's arse / Think the sun shines out of
one's arsehole - have a very high opinion of oneself
Third degree, the - 1. intense questioning, often with rough
treatment, used by authorities to extract information from a person; 2.
any intense questioning: "I was given the third degree about the
scratch on the side door of the van"
Third leg, the - penis
This and that / This 'n' that - bat, for cricket (rhyming slang)
This side of (o') the black stump - loose measure of
comprehensiveness or distance: "I make the best pumpkin soup this
side of the black stump"; "He is the biggest bore this side of the
black stump"
Thommo - nickname
for Thompson
Thongs - cheap rubber backless sandals, slippers,
flip-flops
Thou - 1. thousand (dollars, kilometres, etc.); 2. one thousandth of
(an inch, etc.)
Thread - 1. (pl.) clothes; 2. (Internet) series of newsgroup postings
and replies
Three bags full - a lot of bull, a pack of lies
Three bangers short of (o')
a barbie / Three bangers short of (o') a barby - dull-witted, slow;
not very intelligent
Three-dog night - very cold night (from the practice of bushmen of
sleeping with their dogs; the colder the night, the more dogs needed)
Three-on-the-tree - column shift for a motor vehicle with three forward
gears (opposed to "four-on-the-floor")

Throb in the knob - penis erection
Throne, the - toilet
Through the hey-diddle-diddle / Through the hi-diddle-diddle -
(football, etc.) through the middle of the goal posts
Throw - 1. permit an opponent to win (a race, contest, etc.)
deliberately, as for a bribe; 2. astonish; disconcert; confuse; 3. (TV)
cross to another presenter
Throw a willie / Throw a willy - become angry; have a tantrum; make a
scene
Throw a wobblie / Throw a wobbly - 1. become angry; have a tantrum;
make a scene; 2. (of a machine, etc.) fail to function properly; break
down
Throw away - fail to use; miss (an opportunity, chance, etc.)

Throw back a few beers - drink
Throw down - 1. small firework which explodes when thrown onto a
surface; 2. stubby or small bottle of beer
Throw in - add as an extra, especially in a bargain
Throw in one's hand - concede defeat; surrender (from poker)
Throw in one's marbles - die
Throw in the sponge - give in; accept defeat (from boxing)
Throw in the towel - give in; accept defeat (from boxing)

Throw (smth.) on the nose-bag - eat some food
Throw the goldfish another cat - humorous invitation to be extravagant
Thruster - type of surfboard with three fins
Thugbie / Thugby - southerner term for Rugby League Football
Thumb - hitch-hike: "thumb one's way around Queensland"
Thumb fight - contest in which two people hold interlocked fists and
each attempt to pin down the other's thumb
****** down / ******-down - rejection or disapproval: "big ******
down for the presidency"
****** up / ******-up - 1. exclamation indicating encouragement; 2.
gesture made by clenching the fingers and holding the thumb vertical,
symbolising success; 3. similar, but now out-of-date, gesture made with
a vigorous upward thrust of the hand, symbolising contempt; 4.
approval: "gave it the ******-up"
Thunder and rain / Thunder 'n' rain - train
Thunder box /
Thunder-box / Thunderbox - toilet
Thunder thighs - person with large, fat legs
Thunk - jocular past tense or past participle of "think": "I
thunk and thunk" (by ****ogy with "sink/sunk"; interestingly it
also occurs as a mid-Yorkshire dialect form)

Thursdee / Thursdie / Thursdy - Thursday
Thuslie / Thusly - in this manner
Tich, Gloria Sarah - see: Gloria Sarah Tich
Tick - 1. check; 2. credit or trust: "buy on tick"; 3. moment or
instant: "Hang on a tick"
Tick-tack - 1. type of manual, and illegal, semaphore once popularly
used at racetracks between bookmakers and their touts; 2. type of
skateboard manoeuvre of the 1970s in which the front wheels are made to
hit the ground to the right and left alternatively; 3. communicate via
tick-tack; practise tick-tacking
Tick-tacking - type of manual, and illegal, semaphore once popularly
used at racetracks between bookmakers and their touts
Tick up - obtain on credit (dating from the 16th C.; from "ticket")
Ticker - 1. watch; 2. heart: "He's got a ****y ticker"; 3.
courage; bravery; guts: "You don't have the ticker to face him"
Tickle - amuse or please greatly

Tickle (the) ivories - play the piano
Tickle (the) peter - 1. ring up false amounts on a cash register, so
as to pocket the extra money; 2. rob the till

Tiddle-pip - expression of farewell (possibly from the French
expression of farewell "tout l'heure")
Tiddlie / Tiddly - slightly drunk; tipsy (19th C. British slang, in the
form "titley", meaning "a drink"; probably from rhyming slang
"tiddlywink" = drink)

Tiddlie wink / Tiddlie-wink / Tiddly wink / Tiddly-wink /
Tiddlywink - drink

Tide has gone out / Tide is gone out / Tide's gone out / Tides gone out
- one's glass is not full
Tiff - argument
Tiger - 1. swim (rhyming slang to "Tiger Tim"); 2. imperitive
mood of the verb "take": "Tiger look at this, you wooden reader
battit"; "Tiger perrer spargly guys"
Tiger teasie / Tiger teasy - (Strine) take it easy

Tiger Tim - swim
Tiggie / Tiggy - children's game involving chasing and catching
Tiggie(-tiggie) touch wood / Tiggy(-tiggy) touch wood - (Australian
Rules) game characterised by many free kicks awarded because of minor
infringements
Tight - 1. close; nearly even: "tight race"; 2. (Music) played
exceedingly well; clean and polished in quality: "this band is
tight"; 3. stingy or parsimonious; 4. drunk; tipsy
Tight-arsed - 1. mean; parsimonious; 2. haughty
Tight as a bull's arse in fly-time / Tight as a bulls arse in fly-time
- extremely mean with money; tight-arsed
Tight as a drum - (of the stomach) completely full of food
Tight as a duck's arse / Tight as a ducks arse - extremely mean with
money; tight-arsed
Tight as a fish's arse / Tight as a fishes arse - extremely mean with
money; tight-arsed
Tight as a mouse's ear / Tight as a mouses ear - extremely mean with
money; tight-arsed
Tight as a newt - extremely drunk
Tight wad / Tight-wad / Tightwad - smb. who doesn't want to part with
his money Tightarse -
someone who will not part with money, shout a drink in a bar, etc.

Tighter than a duck's arse in a rain storm / Tighter than a ducks
arse in a rain storm - tight-fisted with money

Tighter than a fish's arse / Tighter than a fishes arse - watertight

Tighter than a fish's arsehole at 20,000 fathoms / Tighter than a
fishes arsehole at 20,000 fathoms - tight bugger with money

Tike - 1. Roman Catholic; 2. small kid (def. 1 from Northern Ireland
Protestant name for a Catholic "Taig", from the Irish name Tadhg;
def. 2 earlier meaning "dog", from Old Norse "tik" = bitch)


Till it rains in Marble Bar - never
Till one drops / Till smb. drops - until one is exhausted: "Shop till
ya drop"
TimTam - chocolate sandwich biscuit, coated in chocolate
Tim Tam short of a packet, a - not having full intelligence; stupid;
moronic (from the propriety name of popular brand of chocolate
biscuits)
Tim Tam straw - culinary treat in which two opposing corners of an
Arnott's Tim Tam biscuit are bitten off and coffee is then ****ed
through the biscuit via these openings
Tim Tam **** - culinary treat in which two opposing corners of an
Arnott's Tim Tam biscuit are bitten off and coffee is then ****ed
through the biscuit via these openings
Time - term of imprisonment
Time warp - 1. reminiscence of past times; 2. feeling of being in a
former time; 3. place which has changed little over the years; 4.
person who has changed little over the years, or who holds out-moded
values, notions, attitudes, etc.; 5. the time warp - dance originating
in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", done to the song "Time
Warp" (from the science fiction "time warp" - a supposed warp in
the space-time continuum allowing passage to other times)
Timothie / Timothy - brothel (probably from rhyming slang "Timothy
Titmouse" = house)
Tin arse - lucky person (from "tin" = money)
Tin back - lucky person (from "tin" = money)
Tin bum - lucky person (from "tin" = money)
Tin hares - (pl. n.) greyhounds; greyhound racing
Tin lid / Tinlid - kid (rhyming slang)
Tin-pot - inferior; petty; worthless
Tin scratcher - small time prospector
Tin teeth - (pl. n.) dental braces
Tingle - telephone call
Tinkle - 1. urinate; 2. act of urinating
Tinned dog - canned meat
Tinnie / Tinny - 1. can of (cold) beer; 2. aluminum boat; 3. lucky
(from "tin" = money)
Tinnie fish / Tinny fish - beer drunk (caught!) on a fishing trip
Tinsel town - 1. Hollywood; 2. artificial; ephemeral
Tip - 1. tips of the marijuana plant dried and prepared for smoking;
2. game of chasings; tippy
Tip of (o') the iceberg - small part of a larger whole, usually a
problem: "The leaking roof was only the tip of the iceberg"
Tip off - 1. (someone) private or secret information; inform; 2. of
impending trouble, danger, etc.
Tip-off - hint or warning: "They got a tip-off about the raid"
Tip slinger - one who makes a business of furnishing tips, as for use
in betting, speculation, etc.
Tip the bucket on - make scandalous accusations or revelations about
(someone); criticise strongly
Tipper - one who makes a business of furnishing tips, as for use in
betting, speculation, etc.
Tippie / Tippy - game of chasings; tag
Tips - game of chasings; tippy
Tipster - one who makes a business of furnishing tips, as for use in
betting, speculation, etc.
Tiptop - of the highest quality or excellence: "in tiptop
condition"
Tired and emotional / Tired 'n' emotional - euphemistic description
of a person who is drunk
Tit - female breast
Tit for tat - (rhyming slang) 1. hat; 2. rat, non-unionist
Tit **** - (offensive) rubbing of the erect penis between and over the
breasts of a ***ual partner
Tit-off - grope or fondle the breasts of a female
Tit torture - sado-masochistic torture of the chest and nipples
Titfer - 1. hat; 2. rat, non-unionist
**** and bums / **** 'n' bums - (adj.) denoting a type of film in
which females are exploited ***ually by emphasis on their figures,
breasts, etc.
Tittie / Titty - female breast
Tittie hard-ons / Titty hard-ons - erect nipples of a woman's breasts
usually resulting from cold temperature, especially when showing
through clothing
Tix - (pl. n.) (travel industry) tickets
Tizz - state of somewhat hysterical confusion and anxiety, often
expressed in frantic but ineffectual activity: "Don't get in a
tizz"
Tizzie / Tizzy - 1. state of somewhat hysterical confusion and
anxiety, often expressed in frantic but ineffectual activity: "Don't
get in a tizz"; 2. gaudy; vulgar; tinselly
TLC - sympathetic attention (initialism from "Tender Loving Care")
To and from / To 'n' from - Pom, Pommy (rhyming slang)
To billie-oh / To billy-oh / To billyo / To billyoh - to a great
degree: "scared me to billyo"
To-die-for - extremely desirable: "the biggest to-die-for hunk at
school"; "to-die-for tickets"

20 to the dozen - doing something very quickly; going top speed
To the max - extremely; to the greatest extent possible: "be hip to
the max"
To the tune of - the amount of
Toad - (Internet) (in a MUD) close down (someone's) account or
access; kill off (a character)
Toast - see: "Be toast"
Toasting - lyrical speech spoken over dub tracks, the Jamaican
precursor to rap
Tockley - penis (apparently invented by the "Picture" magazine,
Sydney)
Todger - penis
Toe jam - black gunk under the toe nails or between the toes
Toecutter - 1. criminal thug who intimidates and brutalises people
for a crime boss; 2. particularly ruthless person, especially in
politics
Toey - 1. very nervous; anxious; apprehensive; edgy; 2. keen, ready
to go; 3. (of a horse) having an excitable temperament; fast
Toey as a Roman sandal - 1. extremely anxious; 2. being in need of a
bit of ***
Toff - rich, upper-class, usually well-dressed person
Toffee apple - candy apple; apple covered in sticky sugary toffee on a
stick
Toffee-nosed - snobbish; pretentious; upper-class [originally British
slang (1940s)]
Tog - (v.) clothe; dress: "all togged up" (see "togs")
Together - capable and calm; in control of oneself: "She was a very
together person"
Togs - 1. clothes: "football togs", "swimming togs" (from
"tog" = coat, from Latin "toga" = toga); 2. swimming costume
(Queensland, Victoria)
Toilet roll doll - doll with a dress constructed so that the skirt
portion forms the cover of a spare toilet roll in a toilet
Toke - puff of a cigarette or joint

Tom and Sam / Tom 'n' Sam - jam (rhyming slang)
Tom Thumb
- 1. rum; 2. drum, inside information (rhyming slang)
Tom-tit(s) - irritation

Tomato - cricket ball

Tomato sauce - horse; horse race
Tombowler - large marble
Tombstone - wheelie-bin
Tommie (Atkins) / Tommy (Atkins) - (WWI Military, obsolete) British
soldier (familiar name for typical British soldier, arising out of the
use of the name Thomas Atkins in specimen forms given in official
regulations for the cavalry and infantry from 1815)
Tom**** - 1. diarrhoea; 2. anger; exasperation (rhyming slang:
"tom****" - shits)
Ton - 1. heavy weight: "That book weighs a ton"; 2. (pl.) very
many; a good deal: "tons of things to see"; 3. one hundred; 4.
(cricket) score of one hundred runs; 5. (formerly) speed of one hundred
miles an hour, especially on a motorcycle

Ton of (o') my rock(s) - sock(s)
Tonk - 1. homo***ual male; 2. penis (from rhyming slang "tonka
bean" = queen); 3. (cricket) powerful slog of the ball; 4. (cricket)
give the ball a tonk (imitative)
Tonka tough - (adj.) (jocular) extremely tough (from an advertising
slogan for "Tonka" - toys, brand of heavy duty toy trucks,
back-hoes, etc.)
Tonsil hockey - French kissing; tongue kissing
Too easie Campesi / Too easy Campesi - extremely easy
Too-hard basket - imaginary basket in which papers coming into an
office are placed if the recipient finds them difficult and wishes to
delay making a decision
Too much information - used to rebuke someone for saying something
unsavoury
Too much of (o') what the cat licks itself with - very talkative (too
much tongue)
Too right! - definitely!

Too useless to grow chokos on a backyard dunnie / Too useless to grow
chokos on a backyard dunny - hopeless

Toodle-loo - expression of farewell (possibly from the French
expression of farewell "tout l'heure")
Toodle-pip - expression of farewell (possibly from the French
expression of farewell "tout l'heure")
Tool - 1. penis; 2. idiot; jerk (dating back to the 16th C.)
Toon - tune; song: "the latest toons"
Toorak tractor - (Victoria) urban 4WD that never sees off-road
conditions (from the Melbourne suburb of Toorak where these vehicles
are abundant)
Tooraloo - goodbye
Tooroo - goodbye
Tooshie / Tooshy - angry or upset: "Don't get tooshie with me"
(probably in connection with "tush")
Toot - toilet (euphemistic pronunciation of "toilet")
Toot sweet - (jocular) immediately (humorous spelling of French "tout
de suite")
Toots - (demeaning or belittling term of address to) woman
Tootsie / Tootsy - 1. foot; 2. *******; 3. (demeaning or belittling
term of address to) woman
Tootsie-wootsie / Tootsy-wootsy - (demeaning or belittling term of
address to) woman
Top - 1. best; excellent: "top bloke"; "top fun"; 2. male
homo***ual who takes the active role
Top brass - high ranking military officers; people in the most senior
positions in an organisation
Top dog - person in the highest position; leader; boss
Top End - far north of Australia, the northern end of the Northern
Territory of Australia
Top-Ender /
Top-ender - someone who lives in the Northern Territory
Top-heavie / Top-heavy - (crass) (of a woman) having large breasts
Top-man - male homo***ual who takes the active role
Top off / Top-off - 1. (older slang) one who informs on another;
informer, especially a police informer; 2. inform on; tell on; 3.
finish; cap: "He topped off the sports day with a win in the
marathon"
Top oneself - kill oneself
Top shit - up oneself
Tops - wonderful; great: "We had a tops time"; "The party was
tops"
Torch - 1. set on fire; 2. (sport) completely outplay the opposition;
3. flashlight, hand-held battery powered illumination device
Tosh - nonsense
Toss - act of ************
Toss a tiger on the carpet - vomit
Toss-head - stupid or annoying person; jerk; wanker (noun formed from
"toss off" = masturbate)

Toss-in - give up, surrender

Toss in one's alley - (obsolete) 1. die; 2. give in
Toss it in - give up
Toss off - 1. (of a male) ejaculate sperm; have an ******; 2. (of a
male) masturbate; 3. produce casually: "toss off a poem"
Toss smth. in - give up
Toss up / Toss-up - 1. weigh up in order to make a decision; 2. even
chance: "The election is a toss-up"
Tosser - stupid or annoying person; jerk; wanker (noun formed from
"toss off" = masturbate)
Tossil / Tossle - penis (variant of "tassel")
Tot - 1. small glass of spirits; 2. small child
Tot up - add up (short for "total")
Total - 1. wreck a vehicle through crashing it; 2. completely ruin
Tote - totalisator
Touch - 1. apply to for money, or succeed in getting money from; beg;
2. borrow money and not give it back; 3. act of applying to a person
for money, as a gift or loan; 4. obtaining of money thus; 5. money
obtained; 6. person from whom such money can be obtained easily
Touched - slightly crazy; weird (from "touch" - affect mentally)
Touchie-feelie / Touchy-feely - much given to touching other people;
generally physically affectionate
Tough - 1. rough bully; a mean, abusive man; 2. exclamation of
contempt; ****ed in! tough luck!
Tough as a Mallee bull - almost invincible
Tough it out - persevere to the end against difficulties, especially
while under possibly justified criticism
Tough shit - 1. bad luck; hard luck; 2. rebuff to an appeal for
sympathy

Tough titties! - Bad luck! (sarcastic or sympathic)
Tout - 1. racecourse tipster; an urger; specifically one who tips
many different horses in a race to different people in the hope of
receiving a gratuity from one of the winning punters; 2. person who
watches and times practising racehorses in order to gain information
for giving tips; 3. spy or informer; 4. person engaged to find
customers for a business; person hired to drum up business; 5. work as
a tout at a racecourse; 6. spy or inform on; 7. offer wares or
services: "touting for customers"; "touted cheap jewellery"; 8.
proclaim (as something): "touted as the next big thing";
"chocolate was once touted as an aphrodisiac"; 9. put forward:
"Only a third of the touted figure was made" (old thieve's slang,
"to spy", from Middle English "tuten" - look out, peer; from
Old English "tytan" - peep)
Towie / Towy - 1. tow truck; 2. tow truck driver

Town bike - woman of loose morals, sleeps around (see "bike")
Townie / Towny - one who comes from a town and is ignorant of country
ways
Toy boy - young male partner of an older woman or homo***ual male,
especially one who receives financial favours in return for services
rendered
Trac - (prison) stubborn, unmanageable prisoner
Track - 1. (prison) prison warder who will carry contraband messages
or goods out of or into a prison for a prisoner; 2. (pl.) scars or
marks on the arms or legs caused by habitual use of a hypodermic needle
Track, the - Alice Springs to Darwin Highway
Track marks - scars or marks on the arms or legs caused by habitual use
of a hypodermic needle
Trackie / tracky - 1. tracksuit: "trackie pants"; "trackie
top"; 2. (pl.) tracksuit: "spent all morning in me trackies"

Trackie-daks / Tracky-daks - tracksuit trousers
Trackies - track suit
Trade - (amongst ***s and *******s) pick-up for casual ***
Train surfing - practice of standing on top of a moving railway
carriage and imitating the pose of a surfboard rider
Trance - type of dance music
Tranie / Trany - 1. transvestite; 2. trans***ual
Trannie / Tranny - 1. transistor radio; 2. transvestite; 3.
trans***ual; 4. transformer; 5. transparency
Trap - 1. mouth: "Shut your trap!"; 2. (history) trooper;
colonial police officer
Trash - 1. nonsense; rubbish: "Don't talk such trash!"; 2.
(derogatory) abusive term for people that one views as worthless or
inferior types, especially if of another race, social stratum, etc.:
"I've seen enough of that trash; black trash; white trash"; 3.
(sport) verbal abuse designed to hassle the opposition and put them off
their game; sledging; 4. speak unfavourably of; to rubbish; 5. get
extremely drunk: "getting trashed at the Imperial"; 6. utterly
wreck: "trashed his car"; "they totally trashed the joint"; 7.
mess up a person's room, as in a college, prison, etc., as a prank,
revenge, etc.; 8. (sport) hassle or abuse someone verbally, especially
in order to put them off their game
Trash talk - (sport) verbal abuse designed to hassle the opposition
and put them off their game; sledging
Trashed - 1. under the effects of much alcohol; drunk; 2. under the
influence of marijuana or some other drug; out of it
Travel - move with speed: "The car was really travelling"
Trawl - search for a ***ual partner
Trax - dance tracks
Tray(-bit) - 1. (obsolete) threepenny coin; 2. shits (rhyming slang);
3. (plural) woman's breasts; **** (rhyming slang)
Treadlie / Treadly - bicycle
Tree and sap / Tree 'n' sap - tap (faucet)
Trekker / Trekkie / Trekky - avid fan of the television series "Star
Trek"
Trendie / Trendy - 1. one who embraces an ultrafashionable
life-style; 2. one who adopts a set of avant-garde social or political
viewpoints
Trendoid - trendy person
Trey(-bit) - 1. (obsolete) threepenny coin; 2. shits (rhyming slang);
3. (plural) woman's breasts; **** (rhyming slang)
Tribe - family; group of friends
Trick - 1. prostitute's customer; 2. classy; very fine; extremely
well done up: "really trick engine"
Trick cyclist - psychiatrist
Trip - 1. certain quantity of LSD prepared for taking; 2. period
under the influence of a hallucinatory drug; 3. something that amazes;
spin-out
Trip hop - type of dance music
Trip out - 1. experience the effects of LSD or other drugs; 2. have
an exhilarating or totally amazing experience similar to that of an LSD
trip
Triple whammie / Triple whammy - whammy which is more forceful than a
double whammy since it contains more than two negative elements
Tripod - (crass) man with a large penis
Trippie / Trippy - 1. (of a drug trip) tending more towards the
hallucinogenic: "This new stuff I got is really trippy"; 2. (of an
experience) strange, bordering on surreal
Trish - effeminate homo***ual male
Trish about - behave in the manner of an effeminate homo***ual male
Triss - effeminate homo***ual male
Triss about - behave in the manner of an effeminate homo***ual male
Trissie / Trissy - in the manner of an effeminate homo***ual male
Trizz - effeminate homo***ual male
Trizz about - behave in the manner of an effeminate homo***ual male
Trizzie / Trizzy - 1. (obsolete) threepenny piece (alteration of
"trey" + -ie); 2. in the manner of an effeminate homo***ual male
Trojan horse - (computing) program that ostensibly does one thing,
but actually performs some hidden or covert task
Troll - 1. go about looking for a casual ***ual partner; cruise; 2.
(Internet) post a provocative message to a newsgroup in order to
stimulate a series of follow-up postings
Trolley - cart (In America the carts are numbered and the cashier
enters the number so that it appears on your ticket. Your cart is left
outside the store and you drive your car to the store to collect your
groceries. In Australia the trolley may be taken to your car)
Trooper - soldier or policeman
Troppo - slightly mad, sometimes from being in the sun too long
(shortened form of "tropical" from mental illness resulting from
long military service in the tropics)
Trots - 1. diarrhoea; 2. harness racing of horses

Trouble and strife / Trouble 'n' strife - wife (rhyming slang)


Trouble and ('n') strife and ('n') billie lids / Trouble and
('n') strife and ('n') billy lids - wife and kids (rhyming
slang)


Trough lollie / Trough lolly - solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in
a men's urinal
Truckie / Trucky - truck driver
True blue - 1. patriotic; real Australian; 2. loyal; faithful;
genuine
True dinks - fair dinkum!
Trumpie / Trumpy - Triumph motorcycle
Trundler - (cricket) bowler, particularly one who bowls slow medium
pace
Try-hard / Tryhard - 1. one who attempts to be like someone: "a Madonna
try-hard"; 2. one who trys, failingly, to gain social acceptance, or to
be cool, etc.; 3. of the nature of a try-hard; trying unsuccessfully:
"try-hard rock star"; "typical try-hard stuff"
Try it on - 1. attempt to deceive, hoodwink or test the patience of
someone; attempt to work a ruse or con; 2. try to induce someone to
have ***
Try it out on the dog - make a sample or trial of a dubious project,
procedure, etc., in order to test its feasibility
Try-on - 1. attempt to hoodwink, deceive; an attempted con job; 2.
attempt to induce someone into having ***; a come on
TS - (abbreviation) trans***ual
TT - (abbreviation) (in personal ads) tit torture
Tub - bath; shower
Tube - 1. (surfing) barrel of a breaking wave; 2. can of beer:
"Let's sink a few tubes"; 3. bottle of beer; 3. the tube -
television
Tube time - (surfing) amount of time a rider has spent riding tubes
of waves, used as a measure of experience
Tubs - (pl. n.) drums
Tuck away - 1. imprison; 2. store, save; 3. eat or drink heartily or
greedily
Tuck into - eat or drink heartily or greedily
Tuck out - untuck (a shirt, etc.)


Tucker - food: "bush tucker"; "good tucker" (i.e. that which
is tucked into or tucked away)
Tucker-bag / Tuckerbag - food bag
Tucker chute - mouth
Tucker ****er - (pl. n.) 1. microwave oven; 2. cook; 3. tomato sauce
Tucker out - weary; tire; exhaust (from "tucked up" - (of an
animal) having the flanks drawn in from fatigue)
Tuckerbox - container for holding food, usually an icebox
Tuckshop - can****, cafeteria, eatery
Tuesdee -
Tuesday
Tug - 1. (of a male) masturbate; 2. act of male ************
Tummie-banana / Tummy-banana - penis
Tune - successfully gain another's ***ual favours; crack on to
Turd - (offensive) 1. piece of excrement; 2. (derogatory) despicable
person (from Middle English and Old English "tord")
Turd-burglar - homo***ual male
Turd-packer - homo***ual male
Turd strangler - (offensive) plumber
Turd-surfer / Turd-turd-surfer - homo***ual male
Turd-trapper - homo***ual male
Turf - 1. territory belonging to a gang; 2. the turf - world of
horseracing
Turf out - throw out; eject
Turkey - 1. foolish person; an absolute goose; 2. something which is
unsuccessful; flop
Turn - party
Turn a blind eye to - pretend not to see; avoid noticing that which one
should oppose or condemn
Turn dingo on (smb.) - betray (someone) (from "dingo" - Australian
wild dog which is said to be treacherous and cowardly)
Turn dog - turn traitor or begin acting cowardly
Turn it on - 1. start a fight; 2. engage in ***ual intercourse
enthusiastically: "She really turns it on"; 3. engage in some
activity enthusiastically, as dancing, complaining, etc.
Turn it up! - 1. phrase suggesting disbelief or impatience; 2. (used
imperatively) stop it! shut up!
Turn off / Turn-off - 1. stop listening, thinking, etc.; 2. cause
***ual revulsion: "He really turns me off"; 3. that which or one
who excites disgust, revulsion, disinterest, etc., especially ***ual
Turn on / Turn-on - 1. show or display suddenly: "turn on the
charm"; 2. experience heightened awareness under the influence of a
drug; 3. arouse ***ually; 4. that which or one who excites interest,
enthusiasm, etc., especially ***ual
Turn on the waterworks - cry loudly and profusely, especially for the
sake of gaining sympathy or getting one's own way

Turn smth. up - stop what smb. says or does, as it's not right
Turn-up (for the books) - surprise; unexpected reversal of fortune
Turnout - number of people at a party, show, entertainment, etc.

Turps - turpentine, alcoholic drink
Tush - buttocks; arse or rump (probably an abbreviation of Yiddish
"toches")
Tux - tuxedo; dinner jacket for men
TV - transvestite
Twat - (offensive) 1. ****** or vulva; 2. stupid person (dating from
the 17th C.; perhaps a representing a descendant of an Old English
borrowing of Old Norse "thveit" - slit, forest clearing)
Tweak - 1. (cricket) extra spin imparted to a bowl: "He gives the
ball a good tweak"; 2. (surfing) luckily find good surf; fluke some
good surf
Tweaker - finger-spinner in cricket
Twentie cents short of (o') a dollar / Twenty cents short of (o') a
dollar - not everything is in order (with smb.'s intellect)
Twentie four on seven / Twenty four on seven - twenty-four hours a day,
seven days a week
Twentie three less the carton / Twenty three less the carton - alludes
to a carton of beer, which has 24 cans
Twentie to the dozen / Twenty to the dozen - doing something very
quickly; going top speed
Twerp - insignificant or stupid person
Twinkle - 1. urinate; 2. act of urinating
Twirp - insignificant or stupid person
Twist and twirl / Twist 'n' twirl - girl (rhyming slang)
Twist round one's little finger - dominate; influence easily
Twistie / Twisty - 1. cheese-flavoured twist-shape crisp; 2.
twist-top bottle of beer
Twit - fool; twerp
Two bites at the cherrie / Two bites at the cherry / Two bites of the
cherrie / Two bites of the cherry - two attempts
Two bob / Two-bob - 1. sum of twenty cents; 2. twenty-cent piece; 3.
(obsolete) sum of two shillings; 4. (obsolete) two shilling silver
coin; florin; 5. round mark left by a hammer in wood, as from
mis-hitting a nail; 6. of poor quality; useless; unreliable: "goes
like a two-bob watch"
Two-bob boss - minor official who delights in exerting authority in an
overbearing manner

Two-bob drongo - idiot worth about two bob (twenty cents)
Two-bob lair - person whose clothes are flashy but cheap
Two-bob millionaire - person temporarily flush with money

Two bob's worth / Two bobs worth - opinion, say or advice: "He got in
his two bob's worth before the end of the meeting"
Two-bob watch - watch costing only two bob would not be very reliable
Two cent's worth / Two cents worth - opinion, say or advice: "He got
in his two bob's worth before the end of the meeting"

Two clowns short of (o') a circus - about a dim witted person
Two-header - double-headed coin
Two pick handles wide - fat
Two pot screamer / Two-pot screamer - 1. somebody who gets drunk on
very little alcohol; 2. someone who can't hold his liquor
Two shakes / Two shakes of (o') a lamb's tail / Two shakes of (o')
a lambs tail - very short time; minute
Two SM - cup of coffee, or tea, made with two sugars and milk (2 sugars
and milk; punning on the name of a Sydney radio station)
Two-time - deceive or doublecross, especially a friend or lover, by
having a similar relationship with another
Two Ues - fleas (rhyming slang)

Two up / Two-up - gambling game played by spinning two coins
simultaneously; gambling game in which two coins are spun in the air
and bets are laid on whether they fall heads or tails; swy; the
national game
Two-up school - organised game of two-up: "Thommo's two-up school"
Two wheeler / Two-wheeler - sheila

Two yards faster than a trickle - very slow
Twot - (offensive) 1. ****** or vulva; 2. stupid person (dating from
the 17th C.; perhaps a representing a descendant of an Old English
borrowing of Old Norse "thveit" - slit, forest clearing)
Tyke - 1. Roman Catholic; 2. small kid (def. 1 from Northern Ireland
Protestant name for a Catholic "Taig", from the Irish name Tadhg;
def. 2 earlier meaning "dog", from Old Norse "tik" = bitch)
Typical - exclamation of disgust at some bad turn of events or when
someone has acted according to some negative stereotype
Tyre - Australian and British spelling of "tire"
Tyre-kicker - (car sales) person just looking at cars and not
actually intending to buy

Tyrone power - shower (rhyming slang)

U
U-ee / Uee - doing an U turn
U-ey / Uey - U-turn


U-ie - U-turn
Uber- - ultra-
2 UEs / 2Ues - fleas (rhyming slang)

Ugg boot - boot made of sheepskin with the fleece as
the inside lining
Uggie(s) - ugg boot(s), sheepskin boot(s) or slipper(s) ["ugly" +
"daggy" = surf boot(s) in Westcoast USA]
Uglie as a bag of (o') spanners / Ugly as a bag of (o') spanners
- very ugly
Uglie as a bagful of (o') arseholes / Ugly as a bagful of (o')
arseholes - unattractive; very ugly, especially of a person
Uglie as a box of (o') blowflies / Ugly as a box of (o') blowflies
- really ugly
Uglie as a hatful of (o') arseholes / Ugly as a hatful of (o')
arseholes - very ugly
Um-ah -
indecisive; one who can do something wrong
Um and ah / Um 'n' ah - (be) indecisive

Umpie / Umpy - umpire

Ump**** - indefinite, especially a very large or immeasurable, number
Ump****th - indefinite but large
number of: "for the ump****th time"; "her ump****th interview"
Umpziggen tardafit - (Strine) I am sick and tired of it
Unable to fight one's way out of (o') a (wet) paperbag - ineffectual;
lacking strength; lacking spirit
Unbelievable - absolutely excellent; unreal
Uncle
- silly (rhyming slang for "Uncle Willy")
Uncle from Fiji - imaginary wealthy uncle or financial backer

Uncle Ned - bread (rhyming slang)

Uncle Willie / Uncle Willy - silly (rhyming
slang)
Unco - 1. awkward; clumsy; 2. clumsy person (short for
"uncoordinated")
Uncool - 1. not socially acceptable due to one's behaviour, interests,
dress, etc.; totally lacking in cool; daggy: "He didn't want to
appear uncool"; 2. unfashionable and unsophisticated; not acceptable
with regard to current fashions; not "in"; daggy: "paisley is way
uncool"
Uncut - uncir***cised

Undees - underpants

Under the sun - anywhere on earth
Under the table - 1. drunk to the extent of being incapable; 2. given
as a bribe or other secret dealing

Underdaks - underpants
Underground mutton - rabbit, rabbit
meat
Undergunned - (surfing) riding with a surfboard that is too small for
the conditions
Underwhelm - cause dissatisfaction by not performing to expectations
Undies - underwear
Unfazed - untroubled; unperturbed
Unhip - not cool; daggy
Unhung / Unhunged - (jocular) (of a person) heinous; having committed
some outrageous misdemeanour for which they should be hanged

Uni - university
Unit - flat, apartment
Unleaded - (n): light beer
Unload - (football) successfully pass the ball

Unreal! - excellent!
Untold - excellent; unbelievably wonderful: "We had untold fun"
Up - 1. (of a male) engaged in ***ual intercourse with: "He's
probably up her right now"; 2. angry with: "She was up him for
being late"
2 up - gambling game played by spinning two coins simultaneously;
gambling game in which two coins are spun in the air and bets are laid
on whether they fall heads or tails; swy; the national game
Up a gum-tree / Up a gumtree - 1. completely puzzled, misled,
deluded; 2. in a quandary
Up a sparrow fart / Up a sparrow's fart / Up a sparrows fart - awake
very early Up and ('n') down like a lift driver's
arse / Up and ('n') down like a lift drivers arse - said about a
moody person
Up
and ('n') down like a mad woman's custard / Up and ('n') down
like a mad womans custard - something which is "all over the
place", i.e. a rough track

Up and ('n') down like a mad woman's shit / Up and ('n') down
like a mad womans shit - something which is "all over the place",
i.e. a rough track


Up and under / Up 'n' under - chunder; to vomit
Up at a sparrow fart / Up at a
sparrow's fart / Up at a sparrows fart - get up very early in the
morning
Up each other - behaving in a sycophantic or toadying fashion to each
other
Up for - liable to pay: "You'll be up for $100 if you break that"
Up her like a rat up a drain pipe - she's very ***y
Up hill gardener -
poof
Up north - New South Wales and Queensland, according to someone in
Victoria

Up on (one's) blocks - have one's period (about female)
Up one another - behaving in a sycophantic or toadying fashion to each
other
Up one's alley - in the sphere of knowledge or interest that one knows
or likes best
Up one's arse! - exclamation indicating insolent or disgusted
dismissal (from Middle English "ers", from Old English "aers")
Up oneself - have a high opinion of oneself, inflated ego: "He's really
up himself"
2 up school / 2-up school - organised game of two-up: "Thommo's
two-up school"

Up shit creek (in a barbed wire canoe) / Up shit creek (without a
paddle) - 1. wrong (for smb.); 2. SOL (Shit Out of Luck); in a dire
predicament; in trouble; stuffed; in a really bad situation with no way
out
Up smb. like a rat up a drain pipe - smb. is very ***y (about female)
Up the chute - ineffective, bad, unpopular
Up the creek (in a barbed wire canoe) / Up the creek (without a paddle)
- stuffed; in a really bad situation with no way out
Up the donga - out in the country
Up the duff -
pregnant, bun in the oven
Up the gum-tree / Up the gumtree - in a spot of trouble, in a quandary
Up the shit - in
great difficulties
Up the spout - 1. ruined;
lost; 2. pawned; 3. pregnant
Up the stick - pregnant
Up there Cazalie! / Up there Cazaly! - cry of encouragement (from Roy
Cazaly, 1893-1963, an Australian Rules Football player)
Up there Cazzer! - cry of encouragement (from Roy Cazaly, 1893-1963, an
Australian Rules Football player)
Up to nuts in guts - rooting
Up to shit - worthless; useless
Up to the eyes in - very busy with; deeply involved in
Up you! / Up yours! - exclamation indicating insolent or disgusted
dismissal
Up your arse! - exclamation indicating insolent or disgusted dismissal
(from Middle English "ers", from Old English "aers")
Upertie / Uperty - 1. worthless, undesirable, incomplete; 2. snob
Uppendan - up and down; to and from; backwards and forwards: "She
walked uppendan Flinner Street farairs, an then she finey got a cabbome
to Cannerbry"
Upper - stimulant as amphetamine, etc.
Upset (one's) duckhouse / Upset (one's) duck-house - upset (someone's)
plans or calculations
Upta - no good; broken down; of poor quality; worthless (uphemistically
short for "up to shit")
Upter - no good; broken down; of poor quality; worthless
(uphemistically short for "up to shit")
Upya / Upyas - offensive exclamation; up you!
Urger - racecourse tipster
Use - take narcotics: "He's been using for about three years now"
Use a bit of (o') elbow grease - put more effort into what you are
doing
Use-by-date / Used-by-date - time at which one is no longer needed,
necessary, useful, cool, in fashion, etc.
Use one's loaf - use one's head, think about smth.
Use one's noddle / Use one's noodle - think for oneself (18th C.
British slang; probably variant of noddle)
Use the Mungindi glove in the fight - kick an opponent
Useful as a bucket under a bull - absolutely useless
Useful as a cunt full of cold water - not very usefull
Useful as a dead dingo's donger / Useful as a dead dingos donger -
completely useless
Useful as a drover's pup / Useful as a drovers pup - not useful at all

Useful as a dry thunderstorm - absolutely useless
Useful as a fart in a collander - useless (collander is a kitchen
strainer)
Useful as a G rated pron flick - useless
Useful as a glass door on a dunnie / Useful as a glass door on a dunny
- useless
Useful as a handbrake on a Holden - useless
Useful as a nun's cunt / Useful as a nuns cunt - not useful at all
Useful as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking contest - useless
Useful as a piss in a shower - absolutely useless
Useful as a pocket on a singlet - absolutely useless
Useful as a roo-bar on a skateboard - absolutely useless
Useful as a sore arse to a boundarie rider / Useful as a sore arse to a
boundary rider - absolutely useless
Useful as a spare **** at a wedding - absolutely useless
Useful as a submarine with screen doors - absolutely useless
Useful as a third armpit - absolutely useless
Useful as a wart on the hip - absolutely useless
Useful as a wether at a ram sale - absolutely useless
Useful as a witch's tit / Useful as a witches tit - absolutely
useless
Useful as an arsehole on a broom - absolutely useless
Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike - useless
Useful as an ashtray on a pushbike - absolutely useless

Useful as an ashtray on a surf-board - useless
Useful as an ashtray on a water-ski - useless
Useful as lips on a chicken - not worth a damned
Useful as mudflaps on a speedboat - not useful at all
Useful as pockets on a singlet - useless
Useful as shit on a stick - not much help
Useful as the bottom half of a mermaid - absolutely useless
Useful as **** on a bull - useless; unhelpful or incompetent person
or thing: "He, she or it is about as useful as **** on a bull" etc.
Useful as two knobs of billie-goat poop / Useful as two knobs of
billy-goat poop - (ironic) completely useless
Useless as a chocolate fireguard - useless
Useless as a glass door on a dunnie / Useless as a glass door on a
dunny - useless
Useless as a soft **** in a nurse's dorm / Useless as a soft **** in
a nurses dorm - useless
Useless as an arse pocket in a singlet - absolutely useless
Useless as an ashtray on a motorbike - absolutely useless
Useless as the bottom half of (o') a mermaid - absolutely useless
Useless as **** on a tomcat - absolutely no use at all
User - 1. drug addict; 2. person who exploits other people in
interpersonal relationships with complete disregard for the emotional
damage caused; 3. person who only forms relationships with others for
their own ***ual gain
Ute - utility vehicle, pickup truck, pickup
Utilitie / Utility - pickup
Uwe - doing an U-turn

V
V - versus: "Pakistan V India"
Vaccinated with a gramophone needle - talking too much
Vadge - ******
Vag - 1. vagrant; 2. arrest on a vagrancy charge; 3. ******
Vamoose - (chiefly US) make off; decamp; depart quickly (Spanish
"vamos" = let us go)
Vamp - (derogatory) 1. woman who uses her charms to seduce and exploit
men; 2. act as a vamp (short for "vampire")
Vampire's tea bag / Vampires tea bag - tampon
Vatican roulette - rhythm method of contraception
VB - "Victoria Bitter", beer
Vedgie / Vedgy - vegetable
Vee dub / Vee-dub - Volkswagen (from the initials "VW")
Veeb - drink of Victoria Bitter beer [jocular pronunciation of
"VB"]
Veg - 1. relax and become mentally inactive; 2. one who spends a lot
of time veging out
Veg out - relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable); relax and become
mentally inactive
Vege-head - dull, stupid person
Vegemite - 1. dark brown vegetable extract used as a spread on bread;
2. acquired taste, useful hangover cure; child, especially one who is
good or well-behaved: "You're a clever little vegemite, aren't you"
Veggie / Veggy / Vegie / Vegy - vegetable
Vegie / Vegy - (of school
subjects) considered to be easy or of a lower academic standard: "vegie
maths"; "vegie subjects"

Vego - vegetarian
Vejjo -
vegetarian
Velch - perform
anilingus; to lick or **** a partner's anus, especially after ****
intercourse [originally US slang, a homo***ual slang word; first
recorded in "The Queen's Vernacular" by, the obviously
pseudonymous, Bruce Rogers (1972), where it is labelled "jocular,
late '60s"; now having somewhat replaced "cunt" and "****" as
the "rudest" word known to people]

Velvet - highly profitable or advantageous
Vera Lynn - (rhyming slang) 1. chin; 2. gin

Veranda over the toolshed / Verandah over the toolshed - belly over the
male genitals Veranda over the
toy shop / Verandah over the toy shop - (euphemism for) beer gut
Verbal - (prison) 1. verbal
confession, usually made to the police and recorded by them, and
sometimes alleged to be fabricated; 2. (of the police) insert into a
prisoner's statement admissions which they did not make, and present it
to a court as evidence

Verbal diarrhoea - talking utter rubbish; talking too much
Veronica - search engine for the
Internet (acronym from Very Easy, Rodent-Oriented, Net-wide, Index of
Computerised Archives)
VI - (police, etc.) (of a dead
body) putrefied and infested with maggots; fly-blown (standing for
"Vermin Infested")
Vibe -
1. rhythm: "It's got a great vibe; latin vibes"; 2. any musical
aspect or quality indicative of a genre: "it has a commercial
vibe"; 3. mood or atmosphere; feeling: "The place had a nice vibe
to it"; 4. (plural) signals or messages sent out to someone:
"giving him bad vibes"; "He just doesn't know how to pick up
vibes"
Vicious - cool; excellent: unreal

Victor Trumper - 1. dumper (rhyming slang); 2. cigarette butt

Vid - video

Village bike - promiscuous woman
Vinnie's / Vinnies / Vinny's - St. Vincent de Paul charity shop
Vino - wine
(Italian)
Vinyl - 1. music
recorded on vinyl, as opposed to CDs; 2. (of music) recorded or
released on vinyl: "played a mean set of vinyl house"

Violet Crumble - 1. chocolate-coated honeycomb bar;
2. tumble (rhyming slang); 3. take a tumble (rhyming slang); 4.
understand
Virgin -
person who has not experienced something: "I'm an opera virgin, and
intend to remain that way; a skateboard virgin"

Virgin bride - ride (rhyming slang)

Virus, the - the HIV virus, Himan Immunodeficiency Virus: "He's got
the virus"
Vitamin E - drug ecstasy

Volksie / Volksy - Volkswagen car

Vomit-making - unattractive or unpleasant, as an idea,
colour, etc.: "I think the whole concept is pretty vomit-making"

Vote with one's feet - 1.
express one's disapproval by leaving; 2. public exhibition of sympathy,
opposition, etc., as a mass meeting, demonstration or march
VPL - edge of underwear seen through the
overgarment (initialism of "Visible ***** Line")

W
W.A.F.I. - Wind Assisted ****ing Idiot (in sailing)
W.p.b. - wastepaper basket
W.p.b. file - wastepaper basket, viewed as a place for filing useless
or unwanted material
WA - 1. Western Australia; 2. West Africa
Wack - 1. place in a rough or slap-dash manner: "Just whack it down
in the corner; whacked a dirty big line through it"; put; 2. go or
attempt: "take a whack at a job"; 3. portion or share: "pays his
whack"; "Give me my whack now"; 4. act of male ************; wank

Wack off - masturbate
Wack off with - steal: "Who whacked off with me pencil sharpener?"
Wack the illie / Wack the illy - perform a confidence tricks; be a con
artist (probably a variant of "eelie")
Wack up - divide up; share
Wacked - 1. exhausted; defeated: "I am whacked from all that work";
2. under the effects of alcohol or drugs; out of it
Wacked out - under the effects of alcohol or drugs; out of it
Wacker - stupid person
Wackie / Wacky - 1. erratic, irrational, or unconventional; 2. crazy
Wacking - large: "whacking great smack on the lips"
Wacko - 1. expression denoting pleasure, delight, etc.; 2. eccentric;
crazy; bizarre


Wacko-the-did / Wacko-the-diddle-oh - expression denoting pleasure,
delight, etc.
Wad - (chiefly military) (derogatory) stupid or annoying person; jerk
Waddie / Waddy - wooden club
Wadjamacallit - something you don't know the name of
Waffle - nonsense
Wag - 1. skip school; 2. truancy
Waggin' school / Wagging school - playing truant
Wait till the cow comes home / Wait till the cows come home - wait
all day
Wake-up - 1. (obsolete) a person who is in the know; one who is alert;
2. a wake-up, fully aware of what is going on; alert (from the earlier
British slang (mid.19th C.) "awake" - knowing, fly, knowledgeable,
and "wide-awake (to)" - aware of, in the know; note also that
standard English has had the phrase "awake to" meaning "aware
of" since the 18th C.; def. 1 is possibly originally a jocular
formation in which the phrase "awake up" becomes "a wake-up",
much the same as the joke: "Be alert. We need more lerts!")
Wake-up to, a - (n.) aware of someone's ruse, deceitfulness, hidden
agenda, etc.
Wake up to oneself - adopt a more sensible and responsible attitude
Wake up to smb. - become aware of the motives, true nature, etc., of
(someone)
Wakey-wakey - wake up!
Walk all over - 1. be domineering towards someone; 2. defeat
Walk away with - win easily
Walk off with - remove without permission; steal; 2. win, as in a
competition; 3. outdo one's competitors; win easily
Walkabout - 1. walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an
indefinite amount of time; 2. extended trip or tour, on foot
Walking - (of a person) having the quality typical of some specified
thing: "walking calculator", "walking dictionary", "walking
disaster area", "walking garbage disposal"
Walking ticket - laying off from one's job
Walkover - 1. (racing) going over the course at a walk or otherwise
by a contestant who is the only starter; 2. easy victory; 3. done
easily; deceived easily
Wallie / Wally - 1. someone who keeps making mistakes; not a very
clever person; 2. wallet
Wallie Grout / Wally Grout - shout, turn to buy
Wallop - thrash
Walloper - 1. one who thrashes smb.; 2. policeman
Waltz Matilda - wander about as a tramp with a swag; carry one's swag
Waltzing Matilda - wandering aimlessly
Wang - penis
Wangle - bring about, accomplish, or obtain by contrivance, scheming,
or often, indirect or insidious methods ("wag" + "dangle")
Wank - 1. masturbate; 2. act or instance of ************; 3.
something which belies self-indulgent or egotistical behaviour: "This
movie is a complete wank"; "A three thousand dollar weekend to get
in touch with yourself - what a wank!"; 4. person exhibiting
self-indulgent behaviour; wanker
Wank off - (used imperatively) go away; piss off!
Wank on - talk at length
Wank oneself - maintain an illusion; deceive oneself
Wank stain - loser
Wankasaurus - very egotistical, self-important or obnoxious person; a
wanker who is worse than most wankers
Wanker - one who (either metaphorically or actually) masturbates; can
connote: 1. stupidity; 2. funny or amusing; 3. egotistical; 4. self
indulgent. (A good insult for all purposes.)
Wankerie / Wankery - nonsense; rubbish
Wankerism - nonsense; rubbish
Wankie / Wanky - 1. pretentious; 2. stupid; foolish
Wanks on planks - skateboarder
Wanna-be / Wannabe - (derogatory) 1. person who aspires to be like a
specified person, usually someone famous: "a Dolly Parton wannabe";
2. person who aspires to a particular role in life but has not achieved
it: "an Olympic wannabe"; 3. trying very hard but not succeeding
(from the collocation "wanna be" = want to be)
Wanna go halves in a **** charge? - what do you think of that woman?
War paint - women's cosmetics
War Sigma Tilda - (Strine) waltzing Matilda
Warez - (Internet) versions of commercial software that have had the
copy-protection erased or have been otherwise tampered with so as to
make them available non-commercially (respelling of "wares" in
order to distinguish this sense from the ordinary sense of the word;
the use of "z" for a voiced final "s" is common on the
Internet)
Warm-eye gonadoo? - (Strine) what am I going to do?
Warp speed - (jocular) exceedingly fast speed (from science fiction
"warp speed" = speed beyond that of the speed of light)
Warts and all / Warts 'n' all - including all defects
Warwick - arm: "whiffy under the Warwicks" = "smelly under the arms";
(rhyming slang; see: "Warwick farm")
Warwick farm - arm (rhyming slang)
Washboard stomach - stomach with well-defined, well-toned, rippling
muscles
Washer-upperer - one who washes the dishes
WASP - (derogatory) 1. member of the First World establishment
conceived as being white, Anglo-Saxon and protestant; 2. of or
pertaining to this establishment (acronym from "White Anglo-Saxon
Protestant")
Wasp and bee / Wasp 'n' bee - tea (rhyming slang)
Waste - murder or kill, especially by shooting
Waste of space / Waste o' space - stupid or useless person
Wasted - 1. completely exhausted; 2. under the effects of alcohol or
drugs
Water a horse / Water the horse(s) - go to urinate
Water sports - ***ual activities involving urination
Waterhole - pub or hotel
Waterworks - bladder or its functioning
Waxhead - surfboard rider (in reference to the wax used on surfboards)
Waxie / Waxy - surfboard rider (in reference to the wax used on
surfboards)
Way - extremely: "She's way cool"; "That was way good"; "Open
'til way late"
Way back when - long time ago
Wazza - nickname for Warren
WC - toilet (initialism from "water closet")
Weak as gin's piss / Weak as gins piss - (of beer) watery and
tasteless; poor quality (from the Aboriginal language Dharug)
Weak as piss - extremely weak (often refers to character or physical
strength)
Weakie / Weaky - weak or cowardly person
Wear - 1. accept, tolerate, or be convinced by: He told me a lie but
I wouldn't wear it"; 2. take as a blow: "You wore that hockey stick
right across the face"
Wear strap-ons - (about a female) be a *******
Wear the baggie green / Wear the baggy green - represent Australia at
Test cricket
Wear the pants - 1. be in charge; 2. dominate
Weatherboard - wooden house
Wedding tackle - penis
Wedgie / Wedgy - prank in which someone's pants are grabbed and pulled
up sharply in order to wedge the clothing uncomfortably into the ****
cleft
Wee / Wee-wee / Wee-wees - 1. urine; 2. urinate (imitative of the
sound of a stream of urine onto the side of a chamber-pot)
Wee jar stono - (Strine) we just don't know
Weed - 1. thin, weak person, esp. a male; 2. (older slang) cigar or
cigarette; 3. the weed - marijuana
Weedie / Weedy - skinny and weak; tall, thin and puny
Weener - 1. penis, especially a small one; 2. man with a small penis;
3. sausage [from German "wiener(wurst)" = Vienna (sausage);
influenced by "wee" = small]
Weenie / Weeny - 1. penis, especially a small one; 2. man with a
small penis; 3. sausage [from German "wiener(wurst)" = Vienna
(sausage); influenced by "wee" = small]
Weird - electric railway station near Hunner Street, Sinny. [Trines
leave Weird for Naw Sinny, Slennets and the Naw Shaw. (Note:
"Weird" should not be confused with the English word "weird", as in
"They're a Weird Mob") (Macquarie Dictionary: Book of Slang. -
http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/p/dictionary/slang-a.html)]
Weirdo - one who behaves in a strange, abnormal, or eccentric way
Welcome as a fart in a phone box - get out of here
Welcome as a pork chop in a synagogue - not popular
Welcome as a pork chop in Jerusalem - not popular
Welcome as a turd in a swimming pool - unpopular
Welken knife..? - (Strine) well, can I have..?
Well - extremely; totally; completely: "a well dodgy piece of
work"; "that's like a well stupid answer"
Well-endowed - 1. (of a man) with large genitalia; 2. (of a woman)
with large breasts
Well-hung - (of a male) with large genitalia
Well, I'll be hornswoggled - exclamation of surprise, incredulity, etc.
Well-oiled - drunk
Well stacked - large breasted (woman)
Weller corset Saul-wye school linnermore ninx - well, of course it's
always cool in the mornings
Wensdie / Wensdy - Wednesday
Were you born in a barn? - phrase used to reprimand a person who has
forgotten to close a door
Were you born in a field? - phrase used to reprimand a person who has
forgotten to close a door
Were you born in a tent? - phrase used to reprimand a person who has
forgotten to close a door
Werris - 1. Greek; 2. leak (rhyming slang: "Werris Creek" = leak
= Greek)
Werris Creek - 1. Greek; 2. leak
West Island - people in NZ refer to Australia, as the "West Island" as
NZ has two main land masses, North and South Islands
Westie / Westy - 1. (derogatory) person from the western suburbs of
Sydney, usually characterised as being unsophisticated, uncouth, and
typically wearing certain distinguishing items of clothing, as
flannelette shirts and ugh boots. The word is applied negatively to any
people living west of one's own suburb, thus a Bondi inhabitant may
call a person from Ryde a westie, but Ryde inhabitants would not
consider themselves such, and instead apply the term to people from
Parramatta, who in turn apply it to people from Penrith, etc.; 2.
pertaining to a westie; characteristic of a westie
Wet - (adj.) silly, simple, moronic
Wet, the - (n.) rainy season in Northern Australia
Wet as a soup sandwich - horny
Wet back - migrant from south of the border, i.e. NSW or Victoria, to
Queensland (reference to illegal Mexican immigrants)
Wet enough to bog a duck - rain a lot
Wet fart - fart in which some liquid waste is also ejected
Wet patch - wet area left on bedding after ***ual intercourse
Wet sock - characterless person
Wettie / Wetty - (surfing) wetsuit
Wettie rash / Wetty rash - (surfing) rash caused from wearing a
wetsuit
Wezzme - where is my?..: "Wezzme hembairg and wezzme earniform?";
"Wezzme pressure-pack sherry and meem rangs an me autographed photo
of Lassie?"
Whack - 1. place in a rough or slap-dash manner: "Just whack it
down in the corner; whacked a dirty big line through it"; 2. go or
attempt: "take a whack at a job"; 3. portion or share: "pays his
whack"; "Give me my whack now"; 4. act of male ************; wank
Whack off - masturbate
Whack off with - steal: "Who whacked off with me pencil sharpener?"
Whack the illie / Whack the illy - perform a confidence tricks; be a
con artist (probably a variant of "eelie")
Whack up - divide up; share
Whacked - 1.
exhausted; defeated: "I am whacked from all that work"; 2. under
the effects of alcohol or drugs; out of it

Whacked out - under the effects of alcohol or drugs; out of it
Whacker - stupid person
Whackie / Wacky - erratic, irrational, or unconventional; crazy
Whacking - large: "whacking great smack on the lips"
Whacko - 1. expression denoting pleasure, delight, etc.; 2.
eccentric; crazy; bizarre
Whacko-the-did / Whacko-the-diddle-oh - expression denoting pleasure,
delight, etc.
Whaddya - what do you?..
Whale - Murray River cod
Whale of (o') a time - having a really enjoyable time
Whallopers - police
Wham bam thank you ma'am - 1. act of ***ual intercourse, especially
when quick and unromantic; 2. anything done quickly and without fuss
Whammie / Whammy - supposed supernatural blow or spell
Whang - penis
Whanger - penis
Wharfie / Wharfy - dock-worker
Whassup - form of greeting (respelling of the phrase "what's up")
What a bummer! - smb. is let down by something
What a goose! - smb. who is not too smart; silly
What about..? - interrogative requesting someone's opinion: "What
about that guy the other night? Wasn't he freaky?"
What can I do you for? - (jocular) what can I do for you?
What do you do for a crust? - how do you earn a living?
What else did smb. get for Christmas? - sarcastic expression used to
belittle someone who is showing off
What for - severe treatment, punishment, or violence

What has that got to do with the price of potatoes? / What's that got
to do with the price of potatoes? - phrase used to question the
relevance of a piece of information

What is cooking? / What's cooking? - request to be told what is
happening

What is for tea? Bread and duck under the table / What is for tea?
Bread 'n' duck under the table / What's for tea? Bread and duck
under the table / What's for tea? Bread 'n' duck under the table
/ What is for the tea? Bread and duck under the table / What is for the
tea? Bread 'n' duck under the table / What's for the tea? Bread
and duck under the table / What's for the tea? Bread 'n' duck
under the table - you'll see!
What is one's game? / What is your game? / What's one's game? /
What's your game? - What are you up to?

What is one('s) poison? / What is you(r) poison? / What's one('s)
poison? / What's you(r) poison? - What would you like to drink?

What is that? / What's that? - request to repeat smth.

What is that got to do with the price of fish? / What's that got to do
with the price of fish? - phrase used to question the relevance of a
piece of information

What is the go? / What's the go? - how does one proceed from here?
What is this? Bush week? / What's this? Bush week? - somebody tells
someone something that is not true
What is up? / What's up? - what is happening; what is the latest
news; often used as a form of greeting: "What's up down in
Melbourne?"
What makes one('s) tick - what motivates one's behaviour

What's-her -face / What's-his-face / What's-one's-face /
What's-their-face / Whats-her -face / Whats-his-face / Whats-one's-face
/ Whats-their-face - term for someone who's name you cannot remember
What's the ****? - exclamation of surprise
What's the hell? - exclamation of contempt, dismissal, etc.
What the ****! - exclamation of surprise
What the hell! - exclamation of contempt, dismissal, etc.
What will you do for a face when the monkey wants its arse back? -
smb. is ugly
Whatchamacallit - something you don't know the name of
Whatsit - something you don't know the name of
Wheelie / Wheely - 1. violent, usually noisy skidding of the driving
wheels of a motor car while accelerating as around a corner or from a
standing start: "to do a wheelie"; 2. manoeuvre performed on a
bicycle, motorbike, etc., in which the front wheel is lifted and held
off the ground whilst in motion
Wheelman - driver of a getaway car
Wheels - (pl. n.) motor vehicle
When the crow shits - payday
When the shit hits the fan - when trouble begins (Middle English, verb,
"shiten", Old English (unrecorded) "scitan" - defecate; cognate
with Middle Low German "schiten", Dutch "schijten", German
"scheissen", Old Norse "skita"; the noun goes back to Old
English "scitte" = diarrhoea)
Where does smb. get off? - what gives him (her etc.) the right?; where
does he (she etc.) get the effrontery?
Where the crows fly backwards - remote outback, strange place
Whiffie / Whiffy - smelly
While one's arsehole points to the ground - while one is alive: "I'll
never come at it, not while my arsehole points to the ground"
Whim-wham - any odd or fanciful object or thing; something showy or
useless
Whim-wham for a goose's bridle / Whim-wham for a goose's bridle -
fanciful, non-existent object, used as an answer to an unwanted
question (British dialect)
Whinecha - if I were you I would: " Whinecha leave him"
Whinge - complain
Whingeing Pom - (derogatory) English person thought to be always
criticising and complaining about life in Australia
Whinger - whiner, an intollerable person given to unnecessary
complaints
Whip - 1. jockey; 2. beat, outdo, or defeat, as in a contest
Whip around / Whip round - 1. collect money, e.g. for a gift for
someone leaving work; 2. impromptu collection of money
Whip the cat - 1. cry over split milk; 2. give way to suppressed
feelings of frustration by venting one's irritation on someone; 3. make
a fuss or commotion; 4. reproach oneself
Whip up - 1. create with some haste: "whip up a meal"; 2. arouse
to fury, intense excitement, etc.: "His speech soon whipped up the
crowd"
Whips of - abundance: "whips of room"; "whips of money"
Whirling spray - Wirraway, obsolete R.A.A.F. training plane
Whistle - suit (rhyming slang for "whistle and flute")
Whistle and flute / Whistle 'n' flute - suit (rhyming slang)
White - (coffee, tea etc.) with cream or milk
White head - pimple that has formed a head of pus
White maggot - an Australian Rules football umpire
White pointer(s) - 1. highway patrol; 2. topless (female) sunbather
Whiteant - criticise something to deter somebody from buying it. (A car
dealer might whiteant another dealer's cars or a real estate salesman
might whiteant another agent's property)
Whitefella - white man, white guy
Whitey / Whitie - (racist) person of a fair-skinned race
Whizz - (car sales) illegally wind back the odometer on a car prior
to reselling it
Who-ha - someone is making a fuss about something, usually nothing
important
Who is ****ing this pig? / Who's ****ing this pig? - who is the one in
charge?

Who is he when he is at home? / Who is she when she is at home? /
Who's he when he's at home? / Who's she when she's at home? -
exclamation, usually scornful, indicating that the person referred to
has an undeservedly high opinion of themselves
Who is rooting this cat? You are just holding the tail / Who's rootin'
this cat? Your just holdin' the tail. - "You are not competent to
comment on the matter"

Who is up who (and who is paying the rent) / Who's up who ('n'
who's payin' the rent) - 1. inquiry as to the personal alliances in
a political or business group, etc.; 2. inquiry as to the alliances and
***ual relationships within a particular group of people
Whole box and dice, the / Whole box 'n' dice, the - whole lot
Whole kit and kaboodle, the / Whole kit 'n' kaboodle, the - got it
all, everything's included
Whole schmear, the / Whole schmeer, the - totality of a scheme,
activity, etc. [originally US slang (1960s); from Yiddish "shmeer",
from "schmeeren" = spread]
Whole shebang, the - totality of something; works; lot; everything
Whomajigger - term for person or thing whose actual name one can't
remember
Whomp - beat convincingly
Whoo! / Whoo-ee! - exclamation of pleasure and excitement: "Whoo
yeah!"
Whoop it up - 1. raise an outcry or disturbance; 2. have a party or
celebration
Whoop things up - 1. raise an outcry or disturbance; 2. have a party
or celebration
Whoopee - uproarious festivity
Whoopie-do! / Whoopy-do! - derisive exclamation used to note that one
is not impressed
Whoops - exclamation of mild surprise, dismay, etc.
Whoops-a-daisie / Whoops-a-daisy - exclamation of mild surprise,
dismay, etc.
Whopper - 1. something uncommonly large for its kind; 2. big lie
Whopping - very large of its kind; huge
Whosie / Whosie-whatsit / Whosy / Whosy-whatsit - name used in place of
one temporarily forgotten; thingummyjig
WHS - (used by women of men) the Wandering Hands Society

Why don't you pull a brown-eye and show us your stretch marks? / Why
don't you pull a brown-eye 'n' show us your stretch marks? - way of
putting down a heckler

Why stroll when you can roll? - why walk when you can drive?
Whynaf - attractive female
Wicked - 1. extremely good; cool: "wicked coat"; 2. excellently:
"I hope you do wicked in your exams"
Wicket - (n.) being in a privileged position ("on a good wicket")
Widdle - 1. urination; 2. urinate; 3. (baby talk) little
Widdles - urination
Wide boy - larrikin, lout or tough
Widgie / Widgy - bodgy's girlfriend; (in the 1950s and 60s) young woman
belonging to an anti-social subculture (known as "bodgies and
widgies") that rejected the morality and general world-view of the
time. (Widgies were especially noted for wild behaviour, free
***uality, and dressing in tight, revealing skirts and sweaters, and
having short, duck-tailed haircuts.) [Aust. (1950) and NZ (1955);
origin unknown; probably, blend of "women" and "bodgie"]
Widgie-talk / Widgy-talk - type of pig-Latin [Aust. (1950) and NZ
(1955); origin unknown; probably, blend of "women" and
"bodgie"]
Widow-maker - 1. dead branch on a tree which is likely to snap off
and kill a person below; 2. (Australian Rules) very high kick which, as
it descends, puts the player taking it in danger from both the force of
the ball and from the actions of the converging members of the opposing
team
Wife-beater - long thin loaf of bread
Wife's best friend, the / Wifes best friend, the - penis
Wife-starver - (prison) person convicted for neglecting maintenance
payments
Wigga - white person who aspires to emulate the coolness of American
negros (blend of "white" + "nigger")
Wigged out - 1. under the effects of marijuana; stoned; 2. acting as
though under the effects of drugs
Wigger - (racist) white person who has adopted aspects of black
culture (blend of "white" + "nigger")
Wigwam for a goose's bridle / Wigwam for a gooses bridle - fanciful,
non-existent object, used as an answer to an unwanted question; "mind
your own business" (in response to "What is ...?")
Willie / Willy - 1. penis; 2. wallet; 3. an amount of money for
gambling
Willie-nillie / Willy-nilly - 1. something kept in an untidy way; 2.
small dust twister
Willie wag / Willy wag - swag
Willie Willie / Willie-willie / Willy Willy / Willy-willy - wind whirly
or dust twister
Willing - zealous; violent; aggressive; willing to fight
Wimp - meek, non-aggressive, weak, spineless person, especially a male
Wimp out - fail or renege on a commitment as a result of lack of
character or determination
Wimpie / Wimpy - of the nature of a wimp
Wimpish - of the nature of a wimp
Win-on - attempt to "win the heart" of a member of the opposite ***
Winchcombe Carson - parson, priest (rhyming slang)
Windbag - chatterbox or moaner
Windcheater - sweatshirt
Windie / Windy - 1. frightened; nervous; 2. suffering from flatulence
Windies - West Indian Cricket Team
Windjammer - hammer (rhyming slang)
Windscreen - windshield, the forward facing window at the front of a
vehicle
Wing-ding - 1. party; 2. argument
Wing nut - person with prominent ears
Winge - complain and carry on unnecessarily
Winker - eye
Winkey / Winkie / Winky - the emoticon - representing a winking face
Winner - 1. something successful or highly valued: "This song is a
real winner"; 2. (used ironicaly as a put-down) a daggy, geeky, or
otherwise objectionable person; a major loser: "Check out the guy
with wrap-around sunnies - what an absolute winner"
Wino - alcoholic (usually found drinking cheap cask wine)
Wipe - refuse to have anything to do with; dismiss; reject
Wipe-out / Wipe out - 1. kill; 2. failure; fiasco; 3. (surfing) fall
from a surfboard; 4. (snowboarding) collision with another person or
some stationary object; 5. any fall or crash
Wipe the floor with - 1. defeat utterly; 2. overcome completely
Wired - 1. technologically aware and up-to-date, especially with
computers and the Internet; 2. fully fluent or versed in some topic,
industry, area of expertise or knowledge, etc.; tuned-in
Wise (to)- in the know (about something implied); alerted; cognisant:
"They tried to keep it secret, but he was wise"; "I'm wise to
your tricks"
Wise guy - (chiefly US) ****sure or impertinent person of either ***
Wise up - 1. become aware, informed, or alerted; 2. face the
realities
Wish list - list of things desired
Wisperoo Des - noted name in Strine literature. [Notorious for his
harshness, hated by the prisoners, feared by man and animal alike,
Wisperoo Des is the brutal main character in the long epic poem,
"Chris and Des" by Adam Lizzie Gorn. The following oft-quoted
passage is from the famous duel scene in Act IV:
(Enter, Ned Kelly, carrying easel, brushes and several 44-gallon drums
of synthetic enamel. Offstage, sounds of critics clicking ball-point
pens.) Kelly: Harsh, harsh Wisperoo Des And Chrissofer Robin have
fallen danstairs. Anorlerking sauces anorlerking smen Are watching the
mares and the birdies again" (Afferbeck Lauder. Let Stalk Strine. -
http://www.textfiles.com/humor/strine.txt)]
Witchettie grub / Witchetty grub - cub, boy scout
With - comprehending of: "Are you with me?"

With a capital (letter) - used to add emphasis to a statement: "It's
up-market, with a capital 'u'"
With a pinch of (o') salt - with some reserve; without wholly
believing
With bells on - expression used to add emphasis to a statement:
"Don't worry, I'll be there, and with knobs on!"
With it / With-it - 1. trendy; sophisticated; fashionable;
up-to-date: "with-it gear"; 2. well-informed and quick-witted
With knobs on - expression used to add emphasis to a statement:
"Don't worry, I'll be there, and with knobs on!"
With patience and persistance one can **** a blacksnake's infested
arshole / With patience 'n' persistance one can **** a blacksnakes
infested arshole / With patience and persistance one could **** a
blacksnake's infested arshole / With patience 'n' persistance one
could **** a blacksnakes infested arshole / With patience and
persistance you can **** a blacksnake's infested arshole / With
patience 'n' persistance you can **** a blacksnakes infested
arshole / With patience and persistance you could **** a blacksnake's
infested arshole / With patience 'n' persistance you could **** a
blacksnakes infested arshole - nothing is impossible if you have
patience
Within cooee - close by; in hearing distance (originally from the
Aboriginal language Dharuk "guwi" - come here)
Wizz - 1. act of urinating; 2. female genitals
Wizza - female genitals
Wobblie / Wobbly - 1. excitable behaviour: "I complained about the
food and the waiter threw a wobbly"; 2. shaky
Wodge - large lump, pile, mass, etc.
Wof - fool or idiot (acronym from "Waste Of Flesh")
Wog - 1. flu or trivial illness; 2. annoying insect or bug; also
refers to a bug (germ) as in "stuck in bed with a wog"; 3. steal
something (usually small things): "That pen? Yeah, I wogged it from
work"; 4. person of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern origin, or of
similar complexion and appearance; a milder insult than the same word
in the UK and perhaps elsewhere; 5. (especially in WWII) native of
North Africa or the Middle East; 6. (loosely) any foreigner; 7. foreign
in nature of origin: "wog languages"
Wogball - (racist) soccer ["wog" + "(foot)ball"; soccer being
seen as especially popular with Australians of Mediterranean descent]
Woman's troubles - gynaecological problem(s)
Wombat - 1. somebody who eats, roots and leaves (see also
"root"); 2. (n.) root; 3. not too smart; someone who is slow-moving
or slow-witted; 4. dead, hors de combat; 5. (car sales) customer with
an unrealistic expectation of how good a deal should be (from the
stocky marsupial, seen to be slow moving and dull, named from the
Aboriginal language Dharuk)
Womble - (of a wombat) walk with the gait of a wombat: "just wombling
along" (blend of "wombat" + "amble")
Womp - beat convincingly
Wonkie / Wonky - 1. unstable, unsteady; shaky; 2. poor condition
Wonna - want to
Woo-hoo - exclamation of pleasure, excitement, etc.
Wood duck - (car sales) one who is easily duped; a naive customer;
one who gives in easily in the bargaining
Woodie / Woody - 1. (car sales) one who is easily duped; naive
customer; one who gives in easily in the bargaining; 2. erect penis
Woofer - 1. dog; 2. (military) subject to woofering
Woofering - (military) initiation punishment for a male cadet in
which the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner is applied to the genitals
Wooh! - exclamation of pleasure and excitement: "Wooh yeah!"
Woollie Wolf / Woolly wolf - poof; homo***ual
Woollie woofter / Woolly woofter - male homo***ual (rhyming slang for
"poofter")
Woomera - stick used by Aborigines to throw spears
Woop Woop / Woop-Woop - back of beyond, middle of nowhere; invented
name for any small unimportant town: "He lives in Woop Woop"
Woopie / Woopy - not very good
Woops! - exclamation of mild surprise, dismay, etc.
Woosie / Woosy - wimpy
Wooz / Wooza / Woozie / Woozy - 1. (derogatory) young female who is
silly and frivolous; 2. girlfriend; 3. female genitals (cf. earlier
"wozzer" = prostitute, from "wasser" = brothel, from "The
Wazzir", colloquial name used by the troops for "Haret el Wassir"
- the red-light district in Cario during both WWI and WWII); 4.
muddled, or stupidly confused; 5. out of sorts physically, as with
dizziness, nausea, etc.; 6. slightly or rather drunk; 7. overly timid
or ineffectual person; wimp; 8. coward; nervous person or animal
Wop - (racist) 1. an Italian or any foreigner thought to be of
Italianate appearance; 2. of or pertaining to any Latin country, its
culture, or inhabitants
Word, the - 1. (often jocular) euphemistic way of mentioning a rude,
contentious, or taboo topic that begins with the specified letter:
"Not the `C' word!" (i.e. commitment); "the `L' word" (i.e.
love); "the `F' word" (i.e. ****); 2. news or information: "the
word on the street is"; "The hot word is that she'll be visiting
next year"
Work like a drover's dog / Work like a drovers dog - work hard and in a
determined way
Work one's butt off - work very hard or diligently (from Middle English
"butt", "bott" - buttock)
Work one's guts out - work excessively hard
World's only living brain donor, the / Worlds only living brain
donor, the - dumb or stupid to the extreme
Worms - thin worm-like extruions created by spreading vegemite and
butter or margerine on two Arnott's Vita-Weat biscuits and squeezing
them together
Worrie / Worry - 1. person who causes concern: "You're a definite
worry"; 2. cause for concern: "It's a worry"
Worrywart - one who constantly worries unnecessarily
Worth a few bob - have / cost a lot of money
Would be a nice sort of (o') bludger - ironic compliment
Would be a nice sort of (o') father - ironic compliment
Would be a nice sort of (o') mate - ironic compliment
Would be quicker to train a choko vine - not easily instucted
Would **** a hole in the ground if it smiled at him - phrase used to
deride a ***ually desperate male. [Early modern English "fuc",
"fuk", from Middle English "fuken" (of a male) - have ***.
Cognate with Middle Dutch "fokken", Norwegian dialect "fukka",
Swedish dialect "focka", Dutch "fokken" - breed cattle, dogs,
etc. (hence the surname Fokker - lit., "breeder"), and thus
representing a common Teutonic ancestor. The German "ficken", is
possibly from the same source. Postulated cognates outside Teutonic are
generally to words within the semantic area of "beat",
"strike", "prick", etc., e.g. Latin "pungere" = prick,
Greek "pygm" = fist, though Calvert Watkins in "Heritage
Illustrated Dictionary" (1969) derives it from the Indo-European root
"*peig-" = evil-minded, hostile, and adduces cognates with
"fickle", "foe", "fey" and "feud", words all Germanic
in origin(Macquarie Dictionary: Book of Slang. -
http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/p/dictionary/slang-a.html)]
Would gag a maggot - very disgusting
Would kill a brown dog - nothing can kill a brown dog, but this tasted
so bad that it could
Would knock a cat off a gut wagon - smell awful
Would never - do not have: "You would never light wood-germite?"
or "Ar would never glue"
Would root the hair on a barber shop floor - not fussy
Wouldn't be dead for quids - be very happy and well; have too much fun

Wouldn't be seen dead with (smth./smb.) - refuse to have any
association with smth. or smb.
Wouldn't feed it to Jap on Anzac Day - (racist) (of food) absolutely
disgusting
Wouldn't go two rounds with a revolving door - weak or incompetent
Wouldn't have that trouble if it had fur around it - used when another
has trouble trying to insert one object inside another, e.g. trying to
screw a bolt into an awkward spot in a motor
Wouldn't it! - expression of resignation, frustration, dismay,
disapproval, disgust
Wouldn't it rip you - expression of resignation, frustration, dismay,
disapproval, disgust
Wouldn't it root you - expression of resignation, frustration, dismay,
disapproval, disgust
Wouldn't it rot your socks! - expression of disgust
Wouldn't it rotate you - expression of resignation, frustration,
dismay, disapproval, disgust (euphemism for "wouldn't it root you")
Wouldn't know his arse from a hole in the ground - very stupid,
ignorant
Wouldn't know if his arse was on fire / Wouldn't know if his arse
were on fire - very stupid, ignorant

Wouldn't know if it was Whitsunday Passage, Thursday Island or Friday
afternoon / Wouldn't know if it were Whitsunday Passage, Thursday
Island or Friday afternoon - not competent to comment on the matter

Wouldn't know if smb. was up him sideways with an armful of deckchairs
/ Wouldn't know if smb. were up him sideways with an armful of
deckchairs - really dumb
Wouldn't piss in (one's) ear if their brain was on fire - expression of
utter contempt

Wouldn't piss on (smb. or smth.) - expression proclaiming that (someone
or something) is totally worthless, hopeless, etc.
Wouldn't piss on (smb.) if they were on fire - expression of utter
contempt

Wouldn't say **** if one's mouth was full of (o') it / Wouldn't say
**** if one's mouth were full of (o') it - wouldn't say much

Wouldn't say shit if smb. had a mouthful - quiet type
Wouldn't shout if a shark bit her (him) - someone who is particularly
stingy
Wouldn't shout in a shark attack - will not take his turn buying the
drinks in a bar, will not shout his turn
Wouldn't that rip the crater out of (o') grannie's crutch / Wouldn't
that rip the crater out of (o') grannies crutch / Wouldn't that rip
the crater out of (o') granny's crutch / Wouldn't that rip the crater
out of (o') the grannie's crutch / Wouldn't that rip the crater out
of (o') the grannies crutch / Wouldn't that rip the crater out of
(o') the granny's crutch - said when something bad happens

Wouldn't use (smb.) for ammo at a shit fight - an expression stating
that (someone) is hopeless, worthless, etc.
Wouldn't work in an iron lung - lazy
Wow - 1. excellent; complete success; exclamation of surprise,
wonder, pleasure, dismay, etc.; 2. something that proves an
extraordinary success; 3. amaze, astonish or greatly impress (from
Scottish)
Wow-wee / Wowee - exclamation of surprise, wonder, pleasure, dismay,
etc.; excellent; complete success
Wowser - 1. straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport,
killjoy; 2. old-fashioned (supposed to be an acronym of "We Only Want
Social Evils Remedied", a slogan invented by John Norton, Australian
journalist and politician, 1862-1916)
Wozza - nickname for Warren
Wrangle - 1. argue or dispute; 2. persuade by complicated means,
using argument, cajoling, wheedling, wheeling and dealing, etc.; 3.
tend horses
Wrap - enthusiastic approval; wrap-up
Wrap one's laughing gear around (smth.) - eat (something): "Here,
wrap your laughing gear around this sanger"
Wrap-up - enthusiastic approval or recommendation: "He gave the new
product a good wrap-up"
Wrapped - excited about something good that has happened; very happy;
totally amazed by; enthusiastic about; stoked: "He's not really
wrapped in the idea; I was totally wrapped"
Wrapped up in - involved with or implicated in: "She's totally
wrapped up in the new baby"
Wrinklie / Wrinkly - old person
Write off / Write-off - 1. not able to get fixed (after a crash); 2.
consider as dead; 3. something irreparably damaged, as an aircraft,
car, etc.; 4. person who is incapacitated through drunkenness, injury,
etc.; 5. incompetent person; no-hoper
Write oneself off - 1. get very drunk; 2. have a motor accident; 3.
give a poor account of oneself
Write the book on - be an expert at, especially a self-proclaimed


Written all over smb. (smth.) - shown as a clear characteristic:
"Delight was written all over her face"; "His guilt was written
all over him"
WS - (in personal ads) water sports
Wucking furrie(s) - understand change the first letters of the words
Wus / Wuss - 1. (derogatory) young female who is silly and frivolous;
2. girlfriend; 3. female genitals (cf. earlier "wozzer" =
prostitute, from "wasser" = brothel, from "The Wazzir",
colloquial name used by the troops for "Haret el Wassir" - the
red-light district in Cario during both WWI and WWII); 4. muddled, or
stupidly confused; 5. out of sorts physically, as with dizziness,
nausea, etc.; 6. slightly or rather drunk; 7. overly timid or
ineffectual person; wimp; 8. coward; nervous person or animal
Wus-bag / Wuss-bag - exceedingly pathetic wuss
Wussie / Wussy - wimpy
Wyne chevva cold share? - why don't you have a cold shower?

X
X - (n.) 1. any unknown factor, agency or thing; 2. someone whose
identity is unknown, or who wishes to keep their identity a secret:
"Mr X"; "Madame X"; 3. plural of egg; 4. tool for chopping wood
4X - brand of beer made in Que
X amount - unknown quantity
X factor, the - 1. any unknown quality, aspect or thing; 2. aspect or
factor that causes people to be attracted to one another, but which is
seemingly inexplicable
X (it) out - cross (it) out, erase (smth.)
X out - cross out, cancel
X-phile - (n.) fan of the television show: "The X-Files"
Xerox copie / Xerox copy - Rememberance Day poppy (Flanders Poppy)
***X - (pronounced [Four
X]) brand of beer made in Queensland

Y
Y, the - the YMCA or YWCA
-y - suffix of nouns used colloquially: 1. as an endearment, or
affectionately, especially with and among children: "doggy" = dog; 2.
as a familiar abbreviation: "brekky" = breakfast; "Chrissy" =
Christmas; "footy" = football; "piccy" = picture; 3. form nouns:
"lefty" = left-winger; "stubby" = small, squat beer bottle; "stiffy" =
erection
Ya
- you; your
Ya
bloods worth bottling! - someone has done something good for you, you
make this statement
Ya
tellin' me / Ya tellin' me / Ya telling me - expression of
agreement Yabber - talk (a
lot), chat
Yabbie / Yabby- freshwater Australian crayfish
Yack - 1. vomit; 2. talk a
lot; 3. chat; 4. used to express the sound of continuous talk or
chatter

Yacka - (hard manual) work

Yackandandah - look
Yacker - 1. (hard
manual) work; 2. chatter (imitative)
Yacketie-yack / Yacketie-yak / Yacketie-yakk - used to express the
sound of continuous talk or chatter
Yada, yada, yada / Yadda yadda yadda - expression used in place of
conversational platitudes; blah blah blah (imitative of the sound of
conversation)
Yahoo
- 1. loudmouthed person which usually out of control in some way;
rough, coarse or uncouth person; 2. exclamation expressing enthusiasm
or delight [from "Yahoo" - one of a race of brutes having the form
of human beings and embodying all the degrading passions of humanity,
in "Gulliver's Travels" (1726) by Jonathan Swift]

Yahoo around - act in a rough, loutish manner [from "Yahoo" - one
of a race of brutes having the form of human beings and embodying all
the degrading passions of humanity, in "Gulliver's Travels" (1726)
by Jonathan Swift] Yahooing -
boisterous behaviour
Yair - yes
Yair, right - expression of agreement, used 1. (with a tentative tone)
to admit ostensible agreement, but with a lot of reservation, or 2.
(with an sarcastic tone) to express disagreement

Yak - 1. talk or chatter; 2. chat: "We had a bit of a yak on the
phone last night"; 3. used to express the sound of continuous talk or
chatter
Yakka - (hard manual) work
Yakker - (hard manual)
work
Yackety-yack / Yackety-yak / Yackety-yakk - used to express the sound
of continuous talk or chatter

Yank - American
Yank one's chain -
tell a lie

Yank shout - social outing where each person pays their own way; Dutch
treat

Yank tank - large car of American manufacture

Yankee - American
Yankee shout -
social outing where each person pays their own way; Dutch treat

Yankeeland - the United States

Yap - talk without stopping

Yard pet - (car sales) car which doesn't sell


Yardie / Yardy - (car sales) person employed to do the running around
in a car yard; yard gopher


2 yards faster than a trickle - very slow
Yarn - 1. story that may be true or it might not be; 2. lie; 3.
someone telling a fictional story; 4. have a chat, tell a story

Yarra - fool; simple fellow
Yartz, the - (the uncultivated Australian pronunciation of) the Arts


Yawn - boring event; a bore
Yay - 1.
exclamation of glee; 2. (accompanied by a hand gesture to indicate
size) this; so: "She's a little girl, only about yea high"
Yea -
(accompanied by a hand gesture to indicate size) this; so: "She's a
little girl, only about yea high"
Yeah
- yes
Yecch -
exclamation of disgust, aversion, horror, etc.
Yee-haa - 1. exclamation of
abandonment when commencing some exciting activity; 2. used ironically
to denote that one is not excited (originally US; the clichd exultant
cry of the US cowboy)
Yeggowan - do you intend travelling to?: "Yeggowan Rare Wick
Sairdy?"; "Yeggowan togota Sunklita?"

Yeh - yes


Yello - humorous variant of "hello"
Yellow - 1. cowardly;
mean or contemptible; 2. (racist) Chinese; 3. (racist) of mixed
Aboriginal and white blood
Yeow - cry of pain

Yep - yes

Yerron yerrone - (Strine) you are
on your own
Yers - 1.
plural form of "you"; 2. singular form of "you"
Yes siree - yes indeed

Yew little ripper! - exclamation of delight

Yewse - (you) all
Yewie / Yewy
- U-turn in traffic: "chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights"
Yez - 1. plural form of "you"; 2. singular
form of "you" Yike
- brawl, argument
Yikes - mild
exclamation of surprise or concern
Yipes - mild exclamation of surprise or
concern Yippee -
exclamation used to express joy, pleasure, etc.
Yips - (pl. n.) 1. (originally) nervousness
which can cause a golfer to miss an easy putt: "a case of the
yips"; 2. similar complaint affecting any person playing a sport
Yipstick - (Golf) broomstick putter
Yo - 1. exclamation
used to indicate a person's present at roll call; 2. exclamation used
to call someone's attention; 3. exclamation used to show approval,
excitement, etc.; 4. (used sarcastically) exclamation used to indicate
that someone has done something stupid or daggy; 5. expression of
agreement; yes (although this interjection has a long history, dating
back to Middle English times, its current use in Australia stems from
20th C. US usage)
Yobbie / Yobbish /
Yobby - of, like, or befitting a yobbo: "yobby behaviour", "yobby
haircut"
Yobbo - uncouth person; same as a yahoo, but no values at all, looks
like a slob always; lout; hooligan

Yodel - vomit

Yogi Bear - boob lair, jail dandy
Yokel -
(derogatory) person from a rural area; country bumpkin

Yonks - long period of time
Yonnie / Yonny - (small) stone
or pebble
Yoo-hoo - call used to attract someone's attention
Yorker - (cricket)
well-up delivery pitched so that it will go under the bat
You - something resembling or closely identified with the
person addressed: "That dress simply isn't you"

You and me / You 'n' me - pee (rhyming slang);
urinate
You are dead! / You're dead! - threat of violence
towards someone: "You touch my pencil case and you're dead!"

You bewdie! / You bewdy! - exclamation of elation
(variant of "beauty") You beaut! / You
beautie! / You beauty! - Wonderful!
You bet - you may be sure; certainly; indeed
You'd be a
nice (mate, friend, father, etc.) - ironic compliment
You get that - 1.
expression of resignation to a bad situation: "The toilet's blocked
again! Oh well, you get that!"; 2. catch-phrase of resignation and
acceptance
You little bewdie! / You little bewdy!
- exclamation of elation (variant of "beauty")
You little beaut! / You little
beautie! / You little beauty! - excited approval, something has gone
really well
You
little bottler! - delight, something as gone the way you want
You wish - expression denoting that
someone has unrealistic expectations or ideas: "Beat me in a race?
Yeah right, you wish!"

Youm snofferget - you must not forget
Young and ('n') friskie / Young and ('n') frisky - whisky
Young'un - youngster

Your life - you may be sure; certainly; indeed
Yous - 1.
plural form of "you"; 2. singular form of "you"
Youse - you

Yow - 1. cry of pain; 2. (obsolete) warning
cry that the police are coming Yowie / Yowy - 1.
Australian version of a yeti; 2. cry of pain
Yuck / Yuk / Yukk - 1. expression of disgust; 2.
expression denoting that one is physically or ***ually repulsed by
someone; 3. disgusting; unsavoury; unpleasant; 4. physically
unattractive
Yuckie / Yucko /
Yucky / Yukkie / Yukko / Yukky - disgusting; unpleasant; repulsive


Yum - 1. having a very nice taste; 2. beautiful; gorgeous; ***ually
attractive; 3. exclamation of delighted approval; 4. expression
denoting that someone is exceedingly physically or ***ually attractive


Yum cha - dim sum,
Chinese brunch
Yuma sketcher rare cut - (Strine) you must
get your hair cut
Yummie / Yummo / Yummy - 1. having a very nice taste; 2.
beautiful; gorgeous; ***ually attractive; 3. exclamation of delighted
approval; 4. something pleasant; 5. expression denoting that someone is
exceedingly physically or ***ually attractive; exclamation of delighted
approval
Yup /Yuppie / Yuppy - young urban professional person, typified as
having a high disposable income to spend on luxury consumer goods
(acronym from "Young Urban Professional" + -ie; also considered to
stand for "Young Upwardly-mobile Professional")

Z
Z-grade - of the lowest quality
Zac / Zack / Zak -
sixpence (now 5 cents): "It isn't worth a zack", "He hasn't got a zack"

Zane Grey -
one's pay, pay packet, wages
Zap - 1. destroy with a sudden burst
of violence; annihilate; 2. give an electric shock: "zapped by the
toaster"; 3. cook in a microwave oven; 4. discontinue watching (a
television program or commercial) by changing stations with a remote
control (imitative) Zapped - tired to the point of exhaustion

Zapper - remote control which operates a video cassette recorder,
television, etc. Zappie / Zappy - lively and interesting
Zarf trawl - because after all: "Zarf trawl Leica nony doomy Bess";
"Zarf trawl wee rony flesh and blood wennit Saul boiled down"


Zebra crossing - broad striped paint lines to cross a roadway
Zeds - sleep; stack some Zzzz's


Ziff - beard
Zilch -
nothing: "All he got was zilch"
Zillion - unimaginably large amount
Zine / 'Zine - magazine, especially one about an alternative
subculture, or one in electronic form published on the Internet
Zip / Zippo - nothing; zero: "a score of zip"
Zit - 1. pimple; 2. (pl.) acne (perhaps onomatopoeic representation of
the eruption of pus caused by squeezing a pimple)
Zizz - nap; sleep (from "zzz", an onomatopoeic representation of
the sound of snoring)
Zombie / Zomby - 1. (derogatory) dull, brainless person; person having
no independent judgment, intelligence, etc.; 2. (older slang) marijuana
Zone out - mentally remove oneself from a situation; to close one's
mind
Zoned out - under the influence of marijuana, or some other similar
acting drug; spaced out
Zonk - hit

Zonked - 1. really tired, exhausted; 2. drunk; 3. under the
influence of drugs (from "zonk" = hit)

Zonked out / Zonked-out - 1. really tired,
exhausted; 2. drunk; 3. under the influence of drugs (from "zonk" =
hit)
Zoota - (cricket) deceptive type of
wrist-spin delivery, a variation of a leg-break bowl similar to a
flipper (agent noun of "zoot" = "zip" + "shoot", both
meaning "travel fast")
Zooter - (cricket) deceptive type of wrist-spin delivery, a variation
of a leg-break bowl similar to a flipper (agent noun of "zoot" =
"zip" + "shoot", both meaning "travel fast")
Zowie / Zowy - exclamation of surprise, excitement, etc.

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