Aussie Slang

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted word.

1. The bloke down the road won the lottery.

Bloke: .....................................................................................................................

2. If you meet Jim you can be sure of an earbashing.

Earbashing: ............................................................................................................

3. Matthew keeps his car in good nick.

Good nick: ..............................................................................................................

4. Are you sure the offer is fair dinkum?

Fair dinkum: ...........................................................................................................

5. Jessica thought that $10 for a coffee was a bit over the top.

A bit over the top: ..................................................................................................

6. Someone pinched a garden gnome from my yard.

Pinched: ..................................................................................................................

7. Getting a good parking spot was a fluke.

Fluke: .....................................................................................................................

8. I’m going to the footie on Saturday.

Footie: ....................................................................................................................

9. The student was taking the Mickey out of his teacher.

Taking the Mickey: ................................................................................................

10. $1000 value for $100 sounds a bit dodgy to me.

Dodgy: ....................................................................................................................

11. I got diddled out of $100.

Diddled: ..................................................................................................................

12. You’d be a dill to buy one of those.

Dill: ........................................................................................................................



Aussie Slang Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted word.

1. The bloke down the road won the lottery.

Bloke: man

2. If you meet Jim you can be sure of an earbashing.

Earbashing: excessive talking

3. Matthew keeps his car in good nick.

Good nick: good condition

4. Are you sure the offer is fair dinkum?

Fair dinkum: genuine

5. Jessica thought that $10 for a coffee was a bit over the top.

A bit over the top: excessive

6. Someone pinched a garden gnome from my yard.

Pinched: stole

7. Getting a good parking spot was a fluke.

Fluke: stroke of good luck,

8. I’m going to the footie on Saturday.

Footie: football

9. The student was taking the Mickey out of his teacher.

Taking the Mickey: making fun of, sending someone up

10. $1000 value for $100 sounds a bit dodgy to me.

Dodgy: dishonest, illegal,

11. I got diddled out of $100.

Diddled: cheated, swindled

12. You’d be a dill to buy one of those.

Dill: silly person, idiot



Aussie Slang 2

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Barry lives on the other side of the black stump.

The other side of the black stump: .........................................................................

2. George is always big noting himself.

Big noting: .............................................................................................................

3. Joe met Sam down the road and they had a good old chinwag.

Chinwag: ................................................................................................................

4. Don’t come the raw prawn; the job you have done is terrible.

Don’t come the raw prawn: ....................................................................................

5. Gene and Sue kept a couple of chooks in the backyard.

Chooks: ..................................................................................................................

6. I have seen the movie and it’s not much chop.

Not much chop: ......................................................................................................

7. Wayne said that it was a rort to claim hotel expenses while staying at home.

Rort: .......................................................................................................................

8. You can’t please Jonesy; he’s a real whinger.

Whinger: ................................................................................................................

9. Terry went to the pub but wouldn’t shout.

Shout: .....................................................................................................................

10. Joe’s radio didn’t work so he turfed it.

Turfed it: ................................................................................................................

11. I don’t go outside at night because of the mozzies.

Mozzies: .................................................................................................................

12. The bowling club serves good tucker.

Tucker: ...................................................................................................................

Aussie Slang 2 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Barry lives on the other side of the black stump.

The other side of the black stump: a distant and remote location.

2. George is always big noting himself.

Big noting: bragging in a conceited manner;

3. Joe met Sam down the road and they had a good old chinwag.

Chinwag: conversation.

4. Don’t come the raw prawn; the job you have done is terrible.

Don’t come the raw prawn: don’t take me as stupid.

5. Gene and Sue kept a couple of chooks in the backyard.

Chooks: domestic fowls, chickens

6. I have seen the movie and it’s not much chop.

Not much chop: not very good.

7. Wayne said that it was a rort to claim hotel expenses while staying at home.

Rort: Obtaining money or advantage by deceptive practises.

8. You can’t please Jonesy; he’s a real whinger.

Whinger: One who regularly complains over trivial matters.

9. Terry went to the pub but wouldn’t shout.

Shout: to buy a drink for others.

10. Joe’s radio didn’t work so he turfed it.

Turfed it: threw it out.

11. I don’t go outside at night because of the mozzies.

Mozzies: mosquitoes.

12. The bowling club serves good tucker.

Tucker: food

Aussie Slang 3

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Bob is a bit of a stirrer.

Stirrer: ....................................................................................................................

2. All you need for a good shine is some polish and a bit of elbow grease.

Elbow grease: .........................................................................................................

3. I’ll be with you in a jiffy.

Jiffy: .......................................................................................................................

4. The day was a scorcher so Emily went to the beach.

Scorcher: ................................................................................................................

5. Steve bought a couple of kilos of snags for the barbie.

Snags for the barbie: ..............................................................................................

6. Chuck your bag onto the back seat.

Chuck: ....................................................................................................................

7. Vic doesn’t have a brass razoo.

Brass razoo: ............................................................................................................

8. Jean usually stops at about 11:00 a.m. for a cuppa.

Cuppa: ....................................................................................................................

9. When the boss was away it was open slather.

Open slather: ..........................................................................................................

10. The car was halfway across the Harbour Bridge when it conked out.

Conked out: ............................................................................................................

11. For the umpteenth time; I don’t want to go fishing.

Umpteen: ................................................................................................................

12. Fred and Herb had a blue over who should be picked for the team.

Had a blue: .............................................................................................................

Aussie Slang 3 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Bob is a bit of a stirrer.

Stirrer: one who deliberately tries to incite a heated discussion.

2. All you need for a good shine is some polish and a bit of elbow grease.

Elbow grease: Effort using your hands and arms to rub something.

3. I’ll be with you in a jiffy.

Jiffy: Short period of time.

4. The day was a scorcher so Emily went to the beach.

Scorcher: very hot

5. Steve bought a couple of kilos of snags for the barbie.

Snags for the barbie: Sausages for the barbecue.

6. Chuck your bag onto the back seat.

Chuck: throw

7. Vic doesn’t have a brass razoo.

Brass razoo: a very, very small amount of money.

8. Jean usually stops at about 11:00 a.m. for a cuppa.

Cuppa: cup of tea

9. When the boss was away it was open slather.

Open slather: without regulation, everyone doing what they liked.

10. The car was halfway across the Harbour Bridge when it conked out.

Conked out: broke down, died

11. For the umpteenth time; I don’t want to go fishing.

Umpteen: a very large number.

12. Fred and Herb had a blue over who should be picked for the team.

Had a blue: had an argument.

Aussie Slang 4

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Roselyn has tickets on herself.

Tickets on herself: ..................................................................................................

2. Frank did a bit of spine bashing after lunch.

Spine bashing: ........................................................................................................

3. Margaret got lumbered with all the paperwork.

Lumbered: ..............................................................................................................

4. Ben is onto a good lurk; he works as an ice-cream taster.

Lurk: .......................................................................................................................

6. Elsie wasn’t within cooee of the harbour on New Years Eve.

Wasn’t within cooee: .............................................................................................

6. Jonesy is a bit of a ratbag.

Ratbag: ...................................................................................................................

7. We all kicked in to buy a microwave oven for the staffroom.

Kicked in: ...............................................................................................................

8. The football team was done like a dinner.

Done like a dinner: .................................................................................................

9. Orwell has the gift of the gab; he should be a politician.

Gift of the gab: .......................................................................................................

10. The newspapers gave the show a big rap.

Big rap: ..................................................................................................................

11. Harry gave the car the once over before he bought it.

Gave the once over: ...............................................................................................

12. Herbie screamed blue murder when his team lost.

Screamed blue murder: ..........................................................................................

Aussie Slang 4 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Roselyn has tickets on herself.

Tickets on herself: exaggerated opinion of one’s ability or importance.

2. Frank did a bit of spine bashing after lunch.

Spine bashing: lying on your back, sleeping.

3. Margaret got lumbered with all the paperwork.

Lumbered: given an unwanted task.

4. Ben is onto a good lurk; he works as an ice-cream taster.

Lurk: great benefit for little or no work.

6. Elsie wasn’t within cooee of the harbour on New Years Eve.

Wasn’t within cooee: nowhere near, very far away from.

6. Jonesy is a bit of a ratbag.

Ratbag: silly person.

7. We all kicked in to buy a microwave oven for the staffroom.

Kicked in: contributed

8. The football team was done like a dinner.

Done like a dinner: defeated by a large margin, thoroughly beaten.

9. Orwell has the gift of the gab; he should be a politician.

Gift of the gab: talent of speaking well

10. The newspapers gave the show a big rap.

Big rap: high praise

11. Harry gave the car the once over before he bought it.

Gave the once over: inspected

12. Herbie screamed blue murder when his team lost.

Screamed blue murder: complained loud and long.

Aussie Slang 5

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Don’t knock the movie until you have seen it.

Knock: ....................................................................................................................

2. The card shop was doing a roaring trade just before Mothers’ Day.

Roaring trade: .........................................................................................................

3. Norm was flat out getting his yard tidy for Christmas.

Flat out: ..................................................................................................................

4. Don’t try to reason with Orwell; he’s a real bush lawyer.

Bush lawyer: ..........................................................................................................

5. If the other team scores first, don’t drop your bundle.

Drop your bundle: ..................................................................................................

6. Blimey! Are you here again?

Blimey: ..................................................................................................................

7. George gets very aggro after a few drinks.

Aggro: ......................................................................................................................

8. Bernie went fishing with his mates.

Mates: .....................................................................................................................

9. I think he is flogging a dead horse trying to get the council to change its mind.

Flogging a dead horse: ...........................................................................................

10. When Tom tripped over Bill’s bag he really did his block.

Did his block: .........................................................................................................

11. Rita told her son to stop acting the goat.

Acting the goat: ......................................................................................................

12. Charlie was a wake up to the company’s “free” offers.

Was a wake up: ......................................................................................................

Aussie Slang 5 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Don’t knock the movie until you have seen it.

Knock: make unfavourable comments.

2. The card shop was doing a roaring trade just before Mothers’ Day.

Roaring trade: lots of business

3. Norm was flat out getting his yard tidy for Christmas.

Flat out: working or travelling at full speed.

4. Don’t try to reason with Orwell; he’s a real bush lawyer.

Bush lawyer: an unqualified person who argues loud and long on many issues.

5. If the other team scores first, don’t drop your bundle.

Drop your bundle: give up and stop trying

6. Blimey! Are you here again?

Blimey: Good heavens, an exclamation of surprise

7. George gets very aggro after a few drinks.

Aggro: aggressive

8. Bernie went fishing with his mates.

Mates: male friends of males.

9. I think he is flogging a dead horse trying to get the council to change its mind.

Flogging a dead horse: Continuing to argue when there is no chance of winning.

10. When Tom tripped over Bill’s bag he really did his block.

Did his block: lost his temper.

11. Rita told her son to stop acting the goat.

Acting the goat: behaving in a silly manner.

12. Charlie was a wake up to the company’s “free” offers.

Was a wake up: was aware of a deceptive practise.

Aussie Slang 6

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky so Brooke wore sunnies.

Sunnies: ………………………………………………..

2. Michelle had sangers for lunch.

Sangers: ………………………………………………..

3. Joanne says that her next-door neighbour is a stickybeak.

Stickybeak: ………………………………………………..

4. When the boss wouldn’t give him a raise, Warren spat the dummy.

Spat the dummy: ………………………………………………..

5. I’m going to have a gander at the new building.

Have a gander: ………………………………………………..

6. Anyone who buys one of those is a mug?

Mug: ………………………………………………..

7. Whenever he buys anything, Davo has to haggle.

Haggle: ………………………………………………...

8. Mrs Whatsit will grizzle at just about anything.

Grizzle: ………………………………………………...

9. The meat cooking attracted the blowies.

Blowies: ………………………………………………..

10. The politician beat around the bush for over an hour.

Beat around the bush: ………………………………………………..

11. After a hard day’s work, Sam went home to his missus.

Missus: ………………………………………………..

12. Charlie missed the last bus so he crashed at his friend’s house.

Crashed: ………………………………………………...

Aussie Slang 6 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky so Brooke wore sunnies.

Sunnies: sun glasses.

2. Michelle had sangers for lunch.

Sangers: sandwiches

3. Joanne says that her next-door neighbour is a stickybeak.

Stickybeak: one who pries into others personal affairs.

4. When the boss wouldn’t give him a raise, Warren spat the dummy.

Spat the dummy: made an angry outburst.

5. I’m going to have a gander at the new building.

Have a gander: have a look.

6. Anyone who buys one of those is a mug?

Mug: A gullible person, one who is easily cheated

7. Whenever he buys anything, Davo has to haggle.

Haggle: argue over the price.

8. Mrs Whatsit will grizzle at just about anything.

Grizzle: whine and complain.

9. The meat cooking attracted the blowies.

Blowies: blowflies.

10. The politician beat around the bush for over an hour.

Beat around the bush: To talk without getting to the point.

11. After a hard day’s work, Sam went home to his missus.

Missus: wife.

12. Charlie missed the last bus so he crashed at his friend’s house.

Crashed: stayed over.

Aussie Slang 7

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. The weather was overcast so Andrea took her brolly.

Brolly: ………………………………………………………..

2. Investing in that scheme is money down the gurgler.

Down the gurgler: ………………………………………………………..

3. How do you make a crust?

Make a crust: ………………………………………………………..

4. This new phone is not worth a crumpet.

Not worth a crumpet: ………………………………………………………..

5. David was able to knock off at lunch time on Friday.

Knock off: ………………………………………………………..

6. Jerry said that it was a genuine Rolex watch but I think it was a knock off.

Knock off: ………………………………………………………..

7. Jason lost a lot of money on the neddies.

Neddies: ………………………………………………………..

8. It was a good party but overrun with ankle biters.

Ankle biters: ………………………………………………………..

9. Kerry made a bad blue when he turned up for the exam on the wrong day.

Blue: ………………………………………………………..

10. Izabella played a game of tennis after breckie.

Breckie: ………………………………………………………..

11. Fred says that Swanhaven is a bonzer place.

Bonzer: ………………………………………………………..

12. Elizabeth and Jordan spent the afternoon at a rellie bash.

Rellie bash: ………………………………………………………..

Aussie Slang 7 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. The weather was overcast so Andrea took her brolly.

Brolly: Umbrella.

2. Investing in that scheme is money down the gurgler.

Down the gurgler: down the drain, lost.

3. How do you make a crust?

Make a crust: earn a living.

4. This new phone is not worth a crumpet.

Not worth a crumpet: not worth anything, useless.

5. David was able to knock off at lunch time on Friday.

Knock off: finish

6. Jerry said that it was a genuine Rolex watch but I think it was a knock off.

Knock off: counterfeit.

7. Jason lost a lot of money on the neddies.

Neddies: horses.

8. It was a good party but overrun with ankle biters.

Ankle biters: small children.

9. Kerry made a bad blue when he turned up for the exam on the wrong day.

Blue: mistake.

10. Izabella played a game of tennis after breckie.

Breckie: breakfast.

11. Fred says that Swanhaven is a bonzer place.

Bonzer: very good.

12. Elizabeth and Jordan spent the afternoon at a rellie bash.

Rellie bash: gathering of relatives.

Aussie Slang 8

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Free chocolate was a perk for working in a chocolate factory.

Perk: ………………………………………………………..

2. Lucy wore trackie dacks to her sister’s barbecue.

Trackie dacks: ………………………………………………………..

3. Mary and Bob live in an old house with an outside dunny.

Dunny: ………………………………………………………..

4. Ted and Edna decided to go on a holiday off the beaten track.

Off the beaten track: ………………………………………………………..

5. The dead fish washed onto the beach and made it pong.

Pong: ………………………………………………………..

6. Barry was too stingy to buy his mother a birthday card.

Stingy: ………………………………………………………..

7. Vince was sprung for speeding and fined $500.

Sprung: ………………………………………………………..

8. Rather that appeal against his fine, Vince decided to cop it sweet.

Cop it sweet: ………………………………………………………..

9. Mavis missed the turn off so she chucked a uey.

Chucked a uey: ………………………………………………………..

10. I hear that Bob’s business is a basket case.

Basket case: ………………………………………………………..

11. The offer looks like a bargain but I think it’s a scam.

Scam: ………………………………………………………..

12. Michael got pinched for not buying a train ticket.

Pinched: ………………………………………………………..

Aussie Slang 8 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Free chocolate was a perk for working in a chocolate factory.

Perk: an extra benefit from a job.

2. Lucy wore trackie dacks to her sister’s barbecue.

Trackie dacks: track suit pants

3. Mary and Bob live in an old house with an outside dunny.

Dunny: toilet.

4. Ted and Edna decided to go on a holiday off the beaten track.

Off the beaten track: away from main roads, remote parts of Australia.

5. The dead fish washed onto the beach and made it pong.

Pong: smell bad, stink.

6. Barry was too stingy to buy his mother a birthday card.

Stingy: mean with money, reluctant to give or spend.

7. Vince was sprung for speeding and fined $500.

Sprung: caught.

8. Rather that appeal against his fine, Vince decided to cop it sweet.

Cop it sweet: take your punishment without complaint.

9. Mavis missed the turn off so she chucked a uey.

Chucked a uey: performed a u-turn.

10. I hear that Bob’s business is a basket case.

Basket case: In complete disarray and at the point of collapse.

11. The offer looks like a bargain but I think it’s a scam.

Scam: dishonest deal.

12. Michael got pinched for not buying a train ticket.

Pinched: charged by the police or arrested.

Aussie Slang 9

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Living in Australia is much better if you speak the lingo.

Lingo: .................................................................................................

2. The judges at the dog show claimed that the dog that said “meow” was a ring-in.

Ring-in: .................................................................................................

3. You’ve got Buckley’s chance of winning lotto.

Buckley’s chance: .................................................................................................

4. Rose put on some lippy before she went shopping.

Lippy: .................................................................................................

5. Phyllis and Bob bought extra refreshments in case they had any blow-ins over Christmas.

Blow-ins: .................................................................................................

6. Joe had a yarn with the guy next-door.

Yarn: .................................................................................................

7. Mack told Orwell to pull his head in.

Pull his head in: .................................................................................................

8. Zach reckons that it will rain tomorrow.

Reckons: .................................................................................................

9. Min says that we should get there early so we can get a good possie for the fireworks.

Possie: .................................................................................................

10. The train to the city was chock-a-block.

Chock-a-block: .................................................................................................

11. The person who was supposed to clean up the shed is a bludger.

Bludger: .................................................................................................

12. Yvonne put some mushies in the salad.

Mushies: .................................................................................................

Aussie Slang 9 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Living in Australia is much better if you speak the lingo.

Lingo: language.

2. The judges at the dog show claimed that the dog that said “meow” was a ring-in.

Ring-in: ineligible substitute.

3. You’ve got Buckley’s chance of winning lotto.

Buckley’s chance: no chance.

4. Rose put on some lippy before she went shopping.

Lippy: lipstick.

5. Phyllis and Bob bought extra refreshments in case they had any blow-ins over Christmas.

Blow-ins: unexpected visitors.

6. Joe had a yarn with the guy next-door.

Yarn: conversation.

7. Mack told Orwell to pull his head in.

Pull his head in: stop arguing and mind his own business.

8. Zach reckons that it will rain tomorrow.

Reckons: thinks.

9. Min says that we should get there early so we can get a good possie for the fireworks.

Possie: position.

10. The train to the city was chock-a-block.

Chock-a-block: completely full.

11. The person who was supposed to clean up the shed is a bludger.

Bludger: lazy person, one who won’t work.

12. Yvonne put some mushies in the salad.

Mushies: mushrooms.

Aussie Slang 10

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. When the wedding reception had finished several guests kicked on at the RSL club.

Kicked on: ....................................................................................................

2. The president’s report of the situation was right on the knocker.

Right on the knocker: ....................................................................................................

3. Wilfred smelled the meat and said it had gone off.

Gone off: ....................................................................................................

4. Eddie said that the salesman gypped him.

Gypped: ....................................................................................................

5. The car that I bought had six months rego.

Rego: ....................................................................................................

6. The organisers of the dance asked people to bring a plate.

Bring a plate: ....................................................................................................

7. The speakers at the council meetings tend to rabbit on for ages.

Rabbit on: ....................................................................................................

8. Miriam managed to tee-up a top band for the concert.

Tee-up: ....................................................................................................

9. Charlie had a run-in with his boss.

Run-in: ....................................................................................................

10. Shirley says that the prices at that coffee shop are highway robbery.

Highway robbery: ....................................................................................................

11. Football has been a lot of fun but I might give it away next year.

Give is away: ....................................................................................................

12. The diner at the cafι shot through without paying for his meal.

Shot through: ....................................................................................................

Aussie Slang 10 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. When the wedding reception had finished several guests kicked on at the RSL club.

Kicked on: continued to party at a different venue.

2. The president’s report of the situation was right on the knocker.

Right on the knocker: 100% correct, right on the target.

3. Wilfred smelled the meat and said it had gone off.

Gone off: gone bad, putrefied.

4. Eddie said that the salesman gypped him.

Gypped: cheated.

5. The car that I bought had six months rego.

Rego: registration.

6. The organisers of the dance asked people to bring a plate.

Bring a plate: bring a plate of sandwiches, cake or similar; not an empty plate.

7. The speakers at the council meetings tend to rabbit on for ages.

Rabbit on: talk incessantly without getting to the point.

8. Miriam managed to tee-up a top band for the concert.

Tee-up: organise.

9. Charlie had a run-in with his boss.

Run-in: argument, quarrel.

10. Shirley says that the prices at that coffee shop are highway robbery.

Highway robbery: excessive, very expensive.

11. Football has been a lot of fun but I might give it away next year.

Give is away: no longer participate, abandon.

12. The diner at the cafι shot through without paying for his meal.

Shot through: left in a hurry.

Aussie Slang 11

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Its hard to have a conversation without Orwell sticking his bib in.

Sticking his bib in: ……………………………………………………

2. The hikers boiled the billy for a cup of tea.

Billy: ……………………………………………………

3. Wilfred said his car was clapped out so he needed a new one.

Clapped out: ……………………………………………………

4. After a weekend looking after six grandchildren, Rose was a cot case.

Cot case: ……………………………………………………

5. The movie didn’t sound interesting so we decided to give it the flick.

Give it the flick: ……………………………………………………

6. I was surprised to see Bruce front up for work on Monday after his wild weekend.

Front up: ……………………………………………………

7. Bob likes to chew the fat with his next-door neighbour.

Chew the fat: ……………………………………………………

8. Ray got a job flogging encyclopaedias door-to-door.

Flogging: ……………………………………………………

9. Charlie said that there was some joker at the front door.

Joker: ……………………………………………………

10. Vanessa likes to skite about her netball skills.

Skite: ……………………………………………………

11. The student who was late thought that he could put one over on the teacher.

Put one over on: ……………………………………………………

12. Jim’s mother said that his socks were on the nose.

On the nose: ……………………………………………………

Aussie Slang 11 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Its hard to have a conversation without Orwell sticking his bib in.

Sticking his bib in: interrupting when not wanted.

2. The hikers boiled the billy for a cup of tea.

Billy: cylindrical can with a lid and wire handle for boiling water over an open fire.

3. Wilfred said his car was clapped out so he needed a new one.

Clapped out: worn out, in poor condition.

4. After a weekend looking after six grandchildren, Rose was a cot case.

Cot case: physically and mentally exhausted.

5. The movie didn’t sound interesting so we decided to give it the flick.

Give it the flick: reject it, not attend.

6. I was surprised to see Bruce front up for work on Monday after his wild weekend.

Front up: present himself, attend.

7. Bob likes to chew the fat with his next-door neighbour.

Chew the fat: talk, chat.

8. Ray got a job flogging encyclopaedias door-to-door.

Flogging: selling.

9. Charlie said that there was some joker at the front door.

Joker: man, bloke.

10. Vanessa likes to skite about her netball skills.

Skite: boast about yourself.

11. The student who was late thought that he could put one over on the teacher.

Put one over on: deceive, con.

12. Jim’s mother said that his socks were on the nose.

On the nose: smelly, stink.

Aussie Slang 12

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Eric dobbed in Charlie for sneaking away early.

Dobbed in: ………………………………………………………

2. The hikers baked a damper in the hot coals of their campfire.

Damper: ………………………………………………………

3. Struth! You won the meat raffle.

Struth: ………………………………………………………

4. Don’t knock lawn bowls until you have tried it.

Knock: ………………………………………………………

5. You should find a sport that you like and go for your life at it.

Go for your life: ………………………………………………………

6. Brian was sucked in by one of those investment seminars.

Sucked in: ………………………………………………………

7. He spent his time at the picnic giving the Aussie salute.

Aussie salute: ………………………………………………………

8. David had an exhausting day so he decided to hit the sack early.

Hit the sack: ………………………………………………………

9. It was a great day at the show but we decided to choof off before the fireworks.

Choof off: ………………………………………………………

10. I complained to the phone company but they gave me the run-around.

Gave me the run-around: ………………………………………………………

11. You must think I came down in the last shower if you expect me to believe that.

You must think I came down in the last shower: ……………………………………

12. Ernie says that this boomerang is true blue Australian; not made in China.

True blue: ………………………………………………………

Aussie Slang 12 Answers

Read the following sentences and write down the meaning of the highlighted words.

1. Eric dobbed in Charlie for sneaking away early.

Dobbed in: reported someone for a misdemeanour.

2. The hikers baked a damper in the hot coals of their campfire.

Damper: bread made from flour and water.

3. Struth! You won the meat raffle.

Struth: an exclamation of surprise.

4. Don’t knock lawn bowls until you have tried it.

Knock: talk unfavourably about.

5. You should find a sport that you like and go for your life at it.

Go for your life: go ahead, proceed eagerly.

6. Brian was sucked in by one of those investment seminars.

Sucked in: conned, deceived, tricked, taken advantage of.

7. He spent his time at the picnic giving the Aussie salute.

Aussie salute: waving the hand to chase away the flies.

8. David had an exhausting day so he decided to hit the sack early.

Hit the sack: go to bed.

9. It was a great day at the show but we decided to choof off before the fireworks.

Choof off: leave.

10. I complained to the phone company but they gave me the run-around.

Gave me the run-around: repeatedly sent me off in unhelpful directions.

11. You must think I came down in the last shower if you expect me to believe that.

You must think I came down in the last shower: you think I’m very gullible.

12. Ernie says that this boomerang is true blue Australian; not made in China.

True blue: genuine.

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