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Australian Slang

Can you guess the meanings of these Australian slang words? Good on ya, mate!
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First submittedJuly 10, 2019
Last updatedJuly 12, 2019
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Slang
Meaning
Arvo
Afternoon
Brekkie
Breakfast
Mozzie
Mosquito
Oz
Australia
Sheila
Woman
Bloke
Man
Dunny
Toilet
Barbie
Barbecue
Macca's
McDonald's
Sunnies
Sunglasses
Slang
Meaning
Chook
Chicken
Brumby
Feral Horse
Chokkie
Chocolate
Prezzie
Present
Digger
Soldier
Bathers
Swimsuit
Servo
Gas Station
Brizzie
Brisbane
Thong
Flip-flop
Facey
Facebook
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level 85
Jul 11, 2019
Noice one, mate!
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level ∞
Jul 11, 2019
I await the many comments saying "I've lived in West Gooloogong my whole life and I can assure you that I have never heard anyone say half of these".
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level 73
Jul 11, 2019
From NZ but the only one I hadn't heard the people from the West Island use is 'Facey'.
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level 63
Jul 11, 2019
From NSW and we do use nearly all of these on the regular
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level 70
Jul 12, 2019
I'm Australian and all but the last one are in common use. I have never heard anyone use "Facey". Was actually quite difficult to work out what others call bathers.
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level 32
Sep 11, 2019
Agree, who the hell calls it Facey?
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level 71
Jul 14, 2019
I've lived in Upper Boganville all my life and have never heard of Facey. You need to provide a few answer options for bathers.
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level 67
Jul 20, 2019
Never heard 'facey' in South Australia, 'hen' should be allowed for 'chook'
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level 43
Jul 31, 2019
Nah mate you're spot on! I use every single one of these on the reg... I was wondering why "togs" wasn't being accepted for bathers though, like what else do you call em? Speedos? Budgy smugglers? Nice one :)
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level 77
Jul 31, 2019
lol at budgy smugglers
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level 38
Sep 17, 2019
Cozzie!
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level 17
Sep 26, 2019
Accept 'swimmers' for bathers?
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level 67
Jul 11, 2019
Maybe "bathing suit" could be accepted as well as swimsuit?
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level 70
Jul 11, 2019
Second this.
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level 64
Jul 11, 2019
Third
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level ∞
Jul 12, 2019
Okay
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level 65
Jul 19, 2019
or cozzies or togs
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level 62
Jul 31, 2019
Have to admit I tried togs first, then figured no one else in the world would put that, so had to put swimming costume!
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level 80
Jul 11, 2019
youtube.com/watch?v=5nE7uu_UQMU I remember singing this song at school. Has some slightly more advanced slang.
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level 69
Jul 11, 2019
Great song :)
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level 82
Jul 11, 2019
If I had just remembered it's called "service station" somewhere in the world.
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level 69
Jul 12, 2019
We use lots of these in the UK too - "Brekkie, mozzie, bloke, barbie, macca's, prezzie, chokkie (less common) and bathers (I think)" would all sound pretty normal here.
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level 76
Jul 12, 2019
Yes, I was going to say, plenty of these aren't exclusive to Australia as far as I'm aware. Even if the only person I've ever heard use most of them is my grandmother (not Australian, quite strongly Lancashire).
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level 60
Jul 31, 2019
But they've only been adopted into UK use since they started showing Neighbours over there.
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level 75
Jul 12, 2019
Could you accept "Jandal" for Thong? It's a non-Australian word meaning the same thing.
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level 71
Jul 13, 2019
Another synonym, which I used to hear as a kid: zories.
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level 57
Jul 14, 2019
Some of these are familiar as a Brit too, Brekkie, barbie, Oz, Mozzie, Macca’s, bloke, chokkie, prezzie and bathers are all words we use too..
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level 40
Jul 14, 2019
Which one sounds more like a slang word, though? 'Thong' or 'Flip-flop'?
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level 68
Jul 14, 2019
Facey - not a thing. Anyway the rest are spot on even though I've not seen many of them written before. And there are SO MANY ways to say swimsuit depending on where you live so that one's gunna cause some angst cobber.
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level 49
Jul 31, 2019
Facey is 100% a thing. I have heard it used for at least 10 years.
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level 70
Jul 31, 2019
Not an Australian thing
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level 58
Aug 3, 2019
Yes it is definitely an Australian thing.
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level 78
Jul 17, 2019
Thank you "Man from Snowy River" for the answer to the brumby one.
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level 41
Jul 31, 2019
I've never heard of facey
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level 47
Jul 31, 2019
Heard all by Facey. Didn't realise Sunnies and Bathers were Aus slang. Thought they were commonly used elsewhere throughout the world.
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level 77
Jul 31, 2019
I tried "prostitute" for Digger because there was this shady Aussie bar in Bahrain called Diggers' that was full of them - I was close. Should have guessed who their customers were. Ended up getting less than half, and some just on random guesses.
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level 21
Jul 31, 2019
someone needs to update their aussie english
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level 54
Jul 31, 2019
Well, 'facey' had me stumped. Never heard of it in Western Australia. So where exactly is it being used? Also didn't realise that 'bathers' was an Aussie word.
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level 57
Jul 31, 2019
Speedos or budgie smugglers would make more sense.
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level 40
Aug 5, 2019
I have never heard of 'facey' either. I think bathers are a South Australian description.
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level 53
Jul 31, 2019
Got all but Brumby. I'm English (Northern) and most people I know we use Bloke, Oz, Barbie, Sunnies, Prezzie, Mozzie, Bathers, Chokkie. Occasionally Arvo but I think that one's more text speak. Rest I guess I know from knowing enough Aussies through Rugby League.
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level 55
Jul 31, 2019
Facebook is usually called FB. Never heard it called Facey.
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level 57
Jul 31, 2019
"Swimmers" should be accepted for swimsuit. I feel cheated. I'm Australian. It's not like I don't what bathers are! >:-(
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level 65
Jul 31, 2019
I only had impolite guesses for Facey. I’m also very relieved to find out that Mozzie isn’t Australian slang for Muslims.
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level 77
Jul 31, 2019
That's Muzzie not Mozzie.
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level 65
Aug 1, 2019
Sincerely hope that you’re joking.
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level 79
Jul 31, 2019
I was really hoping station (ranch) would be on here, since I actually know that one...
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level 65
Aug 1, 2019
The only problem is that it’s not slang, just a regional variation.
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level 38
Jul 31, 2019
We call a 'gas station' a garage here (Northern Ireland).
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level 44
Jul 31, 2019
Never heard facey but it was easy to guess given ockers put "ey" on almost everything
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level 49
Jul 31, 2019
Thong means something completely different in the uk (g string)
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level 16
Jul 31, 2019
I'm from aus and I've never once heard someone say brumby or facey.
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level 16
Jul 31, 2019
accept female/ girl/ lady for sheila?
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level 40
Aug 5, 2019
Sheila is a bit old school and definitely for someone over the age of 35 (roughly). Chick is more commonly used for a younger woman.
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level 43
Aug 1, 2019
Facey? Like WTF. I've heard all the others but not Facey. never heard anyone say that. How did more people get Facey than Diggers? Diggers is an actual Australian term.
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level 65
Aug 1, 2019
Probably because it’s mostly non-Australians trying to guess them. Some people will make the connection between Facey and Facebook. Digger is a bit harder, as I was trying to figure out if it was along the line of gold diggers or grave diggers (both of which ended up being wrong).
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level 53
Aug 3, 2019
I typed in swimmers and togs and then was stumped for a good 10 seconds trying to figure out what else they could possible be called.
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level 15
Aug 4, 2019
I've always seen the word 'flip-flops' in books and stuff but I never knew what they meant until now
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level 58
Aug 5, 2019
Another Australian here who has never heard anybody describe Facebook as "Facey". Is that fair dinkum?
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level 77
Aug 5, 2019
Don't forget the map of Tassie! My favourite.
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level 62
Aug 25, 2019
You should add some more options for bathers. I tried swimmers first. I had to think like an American to get it. Most people don't say bathers - it's usually cozzie (swimming costume) or togs.
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level 59
Sep 20, 2019
Sound like snoop dog had some say in theses slang words.
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level 40
Sep 20, 2019
Huh. Makes sense.
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level 50
Oct 10, 2019
This was more guess the American word then guess the slang for me.