Australian Slang

Can you guess the meanings of these Australian slang words? Good on ya, mate!
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Last updated: July 12, 2019
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Slang
Meaning
Arvo
Afternoon
Brekkie
Breakfast
Mozzie
Mosquito
Oz
Australia
Sheila
Woman
Bloke
Man
Dunny
Toilet
Slang
Meaning
Barbie
Barbecue
Macca's
McDonald's
Sunnies
Sunglasses
Chook
Chicken
Brumby
Feral Horse
Chokkie
Chocolate
Prezzie
Present
Slang
Meaning
Digger
Soldier
Bathers
Swimsuit
Servo
Gas Station
Brizzie
Brisbane
Thong
Flip-flop
Facey
Facebook
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Level 90
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 76
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 73
Jul 11, 2019
From NSW and we do use nearly all of these on the regular
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Level 74
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 42
Sep 11, 2019
Agree, who the hell calls it Facey?
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Level 40
Mar 22, 2021
Facey?? WHAT???????
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Level 74
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 70
Jul 20, 2019
Never heard 'facey' in South Australia, 'hen' should be allowed for 'chook'
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Level 49
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 83
Jul 31, 2019
lol at budgy smugglers
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Level 39
Sep 17, 2019
Cozzie!
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Level 17
Sep 26, 2019
Accept 'swimmers' for bathers?
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Level 69
May 11, 2020
They're all fairly common. "Facey" is maybe a bit less so but I hear it often enough.
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2019
Maybe "bathing suit" could be accepted as well as swimsuit?
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2019
Second this.
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2019
Third
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Level ∞
Jul 12, 2019
Okay
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Level 67
Jul 19, 2019
or cozzies or togs
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Level 65
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 84
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 73
Jul 11, 2019
Great song :)
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2019
If I had just remembered it's called "service station" somewhere in the world.
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Level 71
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 79
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 67
Jul 31, 2019
But they've only been adopted into UK use since they started showing Neighbours over there.
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Level 80
Jul 12, 2019
Could you accept "Jandal" for Thong? It's a non-Australian word meaning the same thing.
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Level 72
Jul 13, 2019
Another synonym, which I used to hear as a kid: zories.
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Level 74
Nov 17, 2019
Fun fact: they're all onomatopoeias. They're called 'thongs' in Australia for sound they make on sand, 'flip flops' in the UK for the sound they make on concrete, and 'jandals' in New Zealand for the sound they make in sheep dip.

I'll see myself out....

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Level 66
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 41
Jul 14, 2019
Which one sounds more like a slang word, though?

'Thong' or 'Flip-flop'?

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Level 71
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 56
Jul 31, 2019
Facey is 100% a thing. I have heard it used for at least 10 years.
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Level 74
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 82
Jul 17, 2019
Thank you "Man from Snowy River" for the answer to the brumby one.
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Level 53
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 81
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 55
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 62
Jul 31, 2019
Speedos or budgie smugglers would make more sense.
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Level 49
Aug 5, 2019
I have never heard of 'facey' either. I think bathers are a South Australian description.
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Level 62
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 54
Jul 31, 2019
Facebook is usually called FB. Never heard it called Facey.
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Level 62
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 83
Jul 31, 2019
I was really hoping station (ranch) would be on here, since I actually know that one...
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Level 56
Jul 31, 2019
We call a 'gas station' a garage here (Northern Ireland).
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Level 58
Jul 31, 2019
Never heard facey but it was easy to guess given ockers put "ey" on almost everything
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Level 57
Jul 31, 2019
Thong means something completely different in the uk (g string)
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Level 29
Jul 31, 2019
I'm from aus and I've never once heard someone say brumby or facey.
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Level 29
Jul 31, 2019
accept female/ girl/ lady for sheila?
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Level 49
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 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 25
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 60
Aug 5, 2019
Another Australian here who has never heard anybody describe Facebook as "Facey". Is that fair dinkum?
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Level 81
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 58
Sep 20, 2019
Sound like snoop dog had some say in theses slang words.
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Level 46
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.
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Level 38
Jan 2, 2020
I only know most of these thanks to Neighbours and Home and Away - knew all those hours watching them as a youngster would pay off eventually!
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Level 51
May 17, 2020
i'm from aus and i struggled to think of what other countries use for bathers as that just what their called here, also Thongs.
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Level 36
Jul 26, 2020
Nobody calls Facebook facey
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Level 17
Aug 19, 2020
IDK why but I am Aussie and I got most of them wrong. oooof
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Level 20
Sep 14, 2020
I'm from Melbourne and no one has ever used facey as facebook
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Level 56
Sep 19, 2020
Facey? Never heard of that here in Australia. Never. Oh well. We also always called swimsuits 'cozzies' (short for 'swimming costume'). And not sure 'thong' is slang - it's what they are called here. Still, had some fun with this quiz, thanks.
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Level 40
Sep 23, 2020
Amazing quiz! Though.... WHAT IS FACEY?!?!

I'm Australian and it's spelled choccy! cost me a valuable answer!

You should accept swimmers/trunks/Swimming clothes for bathers

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Level 23
Dec 16, 2020
I live in Australia and I know what most mean . I saw a lot of comments saying facey isn't actually one, but where I come from, I've heard it around a few times.