A Guide to Aussie Slang
January 17, 2019
Arvo: Afternoon, “I’ll see you this arvo mate.”
Dag: A goofy, unsual and/or untidy looking person.
Bogan: The most Australian person you could think of, or a “redneck.”
Bloke: A man, usually looks quite Austalian/masculine, “That’s a nice lookin bloke.”
Heaps: A lot of/many, “There’s heaps of flies, aye mate.” “The surf ’s heaps good today.”
Jumper: A sweater or pullover.
Rug up: The act of putting on warm clothes and/or wrapping yourself in blankets.
Spunk: Having courage and determination or dressing in an unusual, funky way, “That mates got spunk.”
Ta: Thank you, usually said when something is passed to you.
Take a sickie: Taking a day off work or school.