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AUSTRALIAN SLANG
DICTIONARY
Contents
1. Ankle-biter
2. Billabong
3. Bloke
4. Creepy-crawley
5. Crook
6. Greenie
7. Larrikin
8. Outback
9. Oz
10. Sheil...
Ankle-biter: a small or young
child, a toddler
1
Toddlers are called ankle-biters because they
are short and only reach ad...
Billabong: a waterhole
2
This billabong is in the Kyabra, Queensland.
A Billabong is a pool of water that has
collected be...
Bloke: a man
3
Bloke is simply another word
for man. Any man can be
called a bloke.
Creepy-crawley: an insect
4
An insect creeps and crawls, that is
why it can be called a creepy-crawley.
Crook: sick, unwell
Crook is another word
for sick.
Someone who is
dishonest or a criminal
can also be called a
crook.
5
Greenie: an environmentalist
A Greenie thinks it is important to look after the
environment.
6
Larrikin: a naughty young person
A larrikin is a lively young person who enjoys
playing tricks and simply having fun. Some...
Outback: interior of Australia
The Outback is the centre of Australia where
there are not many houses or people. The
Outba...
Oz: Australia
Australia is sometimes called Oz because the
sound “Aus” at the beginning of Australia
sounds like “Oz.”
9
Sheila: girl, woman
There were many Irish women called Sheelagh
in the days when immigrants first moved to
Australia. That...
Walkabout: a time of wandering
around
11
To go on a walkabout is to go for a very
long walk around the countryside.
Whinge: to complain
12
To whinge is to complain about
something in an annoying way.
Yarn: a story, joke or conversation
13
To have a yarn is to tell a friend a story
or to have a conversation with them.
References:
• http://l2lgroup.com/_blog/L2L_Group/post/Make_Complaint_Resolution_Everyone's_Business/
• http://analiseindi...
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Australian slang dictionary

  1. 1. AUSTRALIAN SLANG DICTIONARY
  2. 2. Contents 1. Ankle-biter 2. Billabong 3. Bloke 4. Creepy-crawley 5. Crook 6. Greenie 7. Larrikin 8. Outback 9. Oz 10. Sheila 11. Walkabout 12. Whinge 13. Yarn
  3. 3. Ankle-biter: a small or young child, a toddler 1 Toddlers are called ankle-biters because they are short and only reach adults ankles. At this height they could bite an adult’s ankle.
  4. 4. Billabong: a waterhole 2 This billabong is in the Kyabra, Queensland. A Billabong is a pool of water that has collected because it did not keep on flowing along the main river.
  5. 5. Bloke: a man 3 Bloke is simply another word for man. Any man can be called a bloke.
  6. 6. Creepy-crawley: an insect 4 An insect creeps and crawls, that is why it can be called a creepy-crawley.
  7. 7. Crook: sick, unwell Crook is another word for sick. Someone who is dishonest or a criminal can also be called a crook. 5
  8. 8. Greenie: an environmentalist A Greenie thinks it is important to look after the environment. 6
  9. 9. Larrikin: a naughty young person A larrikin is a lively young person who enjoys playing tricks and simply having fun. Sometimes their fun can get them into trouble. 7
  10. 10. Outback: interior of Australia The Outback is the centre of Australia where there are not many houses or people. The Outback has lots of bush, sand and animals. 8
  11. 11. Oz: Australia Australia is sometimes called Oz because the sound “Aus” at the beginning of Australia sounds like “Oz.” 9
  12. 12. Sheila: girl, woman There were many Irish women called Sheelagh in the days when immigrants first moved to Australia. That is why a woman is sometimes called a Sheila. 10
  13. 13. Walkabout: a time of wandering around 11 To go on a walkabout is to go for a very long walk around the countryside.
  14. 14. Whinge: to complain 12 To whinge is to complain about something in an annoying way.
  15. 15. Yarn: a story, joke or conversation 13 To have a yarn is to tell a friend a story or to have a conversation with them.
  16. 16. References: • http://l2lgroup.com/_blog/L2L_Group/post/Make_Complaint_Resolution_Everyone's_Business/ • http://analiseindiscreta.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/a-longa-caminhada-walkabout-1971/ • http://countrystylefashion.com/women-of-the-outback • http://papundits.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/dividing-australia-by-race/ • http://sickcerberus.com/ • http://terrific-traffic.com/opal/v/exploration/Billabong.jpg.html • http://tumbrella.com.au/2010/11/16/outback-life-for-1/ • http://www.australiatravelsearch.com.au/trc/slang.html • http://www.bonzasheila.com/gary/bonzasheila.html • http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_weevils/DiamondWeevil.htm • http://www.hcountryrcd.org/Community%20forestry.htm • http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html • http://www.modernmom.com/article/cute-toddler-girl-hairstyles • http://www.nothinglikeaustralia.com.au/br/flash.htm#/entries/301-400 • http://www.outbacksecrets.com/australian-slang.html • http://www.rowthree.com/category/extended-thoughts/ • http://www.surfnetparents.com/1649/how-to-deal-with-your-teenage-boy/ • http://www.ultratunesa.com.au/ • http://www.wordreference.com/definition/crook 14

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