G’day mate. If you’re heading down under to learn English in Australia, these popular Australian English slang words will help you to understand the natives – and sound more like one too! Get ready to yabber…
Choccy biccy: Chocolate biscuit
Drongo: Fool, silly person
Fair dinkum?!: Honestly?!
Icy pole: Ice lolly
Jug: Electric kettle
Knocker: Someone who criticises
(In the) Nuddy: Naked
(Not the full) Quid: Not very clever
Rapt: Pleased, delighted
Stubby: Small bottle of beer
Ute: Pick-up truck
XXXX: Brand of Australian beer, pronounced ‘four-X’
Yabber: Talk a lot
Zack: small amount of money: “it isn’t worth a zack”
If you’d be rapt to learn English in Oz, check out OHC, with a bonza choice of schools in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and the Gold Coast.