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Pokies: poker machines, fruit machines
Cook (noun): One's wife
Back of Bourke: a very long way away
Rubbish (verb): to criticize
Cooee, not within: figuratively a long way away, far off - England weren't within cooee of beating
Wowser: straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport
Mull: grass (the kind you smoke)
Lurk: illegal or underhanded racket
Ute: ut
Ropeable: very angry
Sanger: a sandwich
Mappa Tassie: map of Tasmania - a woman's pubic area
Mexican: a person from south of the (Queensland) border
XXXX: pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland
Fossicking: searching, rummaging ("fossicking through the kitchen drawers")
Franger: condom
Right: okay ("she'll be right, mate")
Kero: kerosene
Useless as tits on a bull: Incompetent or unhelpful person or thing
Rapt: pleased, delighted
Muster: round up sheep or cattle
Naughty, have a: have sex
Bodgy: of inferior quality
Sandgroper: a person from Western Australia
Drink with the flies: to drink alone
Swag: rolled up bedding etc. carried by a swagman
Sleepout: house verandah converted to a bedroom
Shonky: dubious, underhanded. E.g. a shonky practice, shonky business etc.
Jackaroo: a male station hand (a station is a big farm/grazing property)
Beaut, beauty: great, fantastic
Brick shit house, built like
Deadset: true, the truth
Jillaroo: a female station hand
Smoko: smoke or coffee break
G'Day: hello!
Knocker: somebody who criticises
Mozzie: mosquito
Wog: flu or trivial illness
Blow in the bag: have a breathalyzer test
Milk bar: corner shop that sells takeaway food
Fairy floss: candy floss, cotton candy
Hoon: hooligan
Donger: penis
Strides: trousers
Gyno: gynaecologist
Strewth: exclamation, mild oath ("Strewth, that Chris is a bonzer bloke")
Piece of piss: easy task
Coldie: a beer
Bundy: short for Bundaberg, Queensland, and the brand of rum that's made there
Lippy: lipstick
Billabong: an ox-bow river or watering hole
Swagman: tramp, hobo
Drongo: a dope, stupid person
Cut lunch: sandwiches
Avos: avocados
Offsider: an assistant, helper
Kelpie: Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
Bull bar: stout bar fixed to the front of a vehicle to protect it against hitting kangaroos
Top End: far north of Australia
Piss: beer. Hence "hit the piss", "sink some piss"
Bities: biting insects
Road train: big truck with many trailers
O.S.: overseas ("he's gone O.S.")
Cockroach: a person from New South Wales
Cark it: to die, cease functioning
Vejjo: vegetarian
Bludger: lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things
Bikkie: biscuit (also "it cost big bikkies" - it was expensive)
Cactus: dead, not functioning ("this bloody washing machine
Oldies: parents - "I'll have to ask my oldies"
Bastard: term of endearment
Dinkum, fair dinkum: true, real, genuine ("I'm a dinkum Aussie"; "is he fair dinkum?")
Rip snorter: great, fantastic - "it was a rip snorter of a party"
Cat's piss, as mean as: mean, stingy, uncharitable
Sickie: day off sick from work (chuck a sickie = take the day off sick from work when you're perfect
Schooner: large beer glass in Queensland; small beer glass in South Australia
Blue: fight ("he was having a blue wit
Bourke Street, he doesn't know Christmas from: he's a bit slow in the head. (Bourke Street is a brightly lit Mel
Doco: documentary
Esky: large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.
Kelpie: Australian sheepdog origin


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