ESSENTIAL WORLD ENGLISH SLANG


  • airhead: stupid person.
  • ace: excellent, great.
  • Adam and Eve – Rhyming Slang for ‘believe’
  • aggro – short for aggravation or violence
  • amber fluid : beer
  • anorak – geek, nerd.
  • apples and pears – Rhyming Slang for ‘stairs’.
  • armpit: dirty, unappealing place.
  • arse / ass [slightly offensive] (1): backside.
  • arse / ass (2): an unworthy person.
  • arse about/arsing about – to fool around
  • arse-about-face: something that is in a mess or crooked
  • arseholed: very drunk
  • arvo : afternoon
  • Aussie : Australian
  • awesome: great and impressive.
  • backhander (1): a payment given, normally in a secretive fashion.
  • backhander (2): hit someone.
  • ball (1): a fun time.
  • ball [slightly offensive] (2): a testicle.
  • ballistic – to go mad with rage
  • bang [slightly offensive](1): to make love
  • bang (2): a powerful effect.
  • banged up – to be put in prison.
  • bangers – another name for sausages.
  • barbie : barbecue, grill.
  • barf (1): vomit.
  • barmy – a foolish person, mad.
  • barney – row, violent argument.
  • beans: money.
  • beast [offensive] – an ugly woman.
  • beat: tired.
  • beemer: a BMW.
  • bent (1): a ‘gay man’
  • bent (2): ‘stolen’.
  • biggie: something important.
  • biker: a motorcycle rider.
  • bikkie : biscuit
  • bimbo – a young woman considered sexually attractive but of limited intelligence.
  • bird –  woman/girl/girlfriend
  • bitch [offensive] (1): a very unpleasant woman.
  • bitch [offensive] (2): complain.
  • bitchy [slightly offensive]: moody.
  • bitzer : mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that!).
  • bladdered – very drunk
  • blag –  a robbery
  • bloke – man
  • blotto –  ‘very drunk’
  • blue (1) – XXX; dirty, hot, steamy, pornographic
  • blue (2): domestic fight or row.
  • bluey – pornographic film
  • boat race – Rhyming Slang for ‘face’.
  • bod: body.
  • bonkers; go bonkers: crazy.
  • bonzer : great.
  • booboo: a mistake.

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