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Slang, of course, not only differs between the USA and the Commonwealth, but also between Commonwealth countries. This list is JUST A GUIDELINE! Many slang words are used interchangeably throughout the various countries, also slang changes with the times. As this is a family website, I have left out the offensive words - of which there are many! Slang also differs between ages - so if you are young you might not use the same slang as a person in their 50s - so please bear this in mind before writing me and saying I am wrong!

What it means

USA

UNITED KINGDOM

AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AFRICA

What you are

Yank

Pom, Limey

Aussie

Boer, Soutie

Where you live

The States

Blightey

Down Under, OZ

Essay (S.A.)

Hello

Hi, how're ya doin'? Wazzup?

'Ello, love. Howz ya

G'day, Mate

Howzit?

Good-bye

See ya, So Long, Later, Late

Cheerio, In a bit

Cheers

Ciao (chow)

When Surprised

Hot DAMN! No Way! Shut Up!

Bloody HELL!

Bloody OATH!

Blikzem!!

When Surprised 2

Holy Smoke! Oh my gosh! Oh my God!

Crikey! Bugger me!

Jislike!
When Angry, Upset

God damn it! Bummed out!

Bugger!

Bugger! Sodding hell! Sod that!

Ag NO, Man!
When showing approval

You go, girl!, Alright! Cool! Right on!

Good on yer!, All good then

Bargain!

Mooi!
When sympathetic

Bummer!, That Sucks. That blows.

 

Crap, eh?

Blind!
When bored

Ho hum

This is bob

  Ya-well-no-fine
When thanking someone

Thanks

Ta, mate!

Cheers, Mate

Shot, man!
When demonstrating interest

Really?

Aye, Yeah

Dinkum?

Is it? (Izzit?)
when making fun of someone Just kidding Taking the piss out of

Bagging

Upset

Frazzled, miffed

Gutted

Spit the dummy

Miffed
Amazed Blown away Gob Smacked

Dead-set, far out, no way

 
Energized

Wired, Spun

buzzin

Tripping

Amped
Pleased Stoked Chuffed Rapt  

Friend

Buddy, Pal, Chum, Dude, Dawg

Mate

Mate, Sport, Cobber

China, Brah, Brew

Good, nice person

Sweetheart, Doll, Peach , Sweetey

Star 

Bonzor, top chick/guy

Boykie
Dumb insignificant person Dork Blighter. Timmy, divvy

Dope, Twit, tosser

 

Intelligent person lacking social grace

Nerd, geek

Anorak

Boy

Guy, Dude

Bloke, lad

Bloke

Oke

Girl

Chick, Gal

Bird, lass

Sheila

Cherry

Pretty Girl

hottie, Babe

Dish, Scrummy girly, fit, Well nice, bit of a sort

Spunk, hottee

 

Ugly Girl

Dog

Minging, butt ugly

Bow wow, Dog

Dog, three bag

Person who looks a mess

 

a right dog's breakfast

   

Get together with a girl

Hook up

To pull

   

Kid

Rug rat, Brat, munchkin

Ankle Snapper

Ankle Snapper, ankle biter

Lightey

Fat Person

Beached whale, blimp

Blubber butt, lard arse, lardy, fatty

 

 
Pick up a girl Hit on Chat up

Pick up

Have sex

Get it on

Bonk, Bang, Shag, Up the duff

Bonk, root, shag

Knaai

Condom

Rubber

Johnny

Conny

eff ell

Breasts

Hooters, titties, boobs

Knockers

norks, hooters, boobs

Jugs

Balls

Kahones

Bollocks

Apricots, Agots

Ballas

Penis

Dick

Pecker, Willy

Donger

Knob
Urinate

Wizz, take a leak

Spend a penny, waz, go for a slash

Piss, take a slash

Slash

Toilet

Can, John

Loo, bog, vanslash.com, lavvy

Bog, Dunny, Loo, the mens/ the ladies

Jazz

Break wind

Fart

Trump

Fart

Baff, poep

Mouth

Trap

Gob

Bung hole (in USA Bung hole is a person's butt!)

 

Bottom

Ass, Tush, bung hole

Arse, bum

Arse

Poep Hol, Guava

Naked

Bare-assed, in the buff

Starkers, on the butt

Starkers, bollocks

Kaalgat 

Pregnant

knocked up

Up the duff

Bun in the oven

Silly, dumb

Wacked

Daft

Fruit loop

Doff

Idiot

Dipstick, Dumbass

Git, twit, right tosser

Bert, Dag, Drongo, A tool or a wanker

 

Crazy

Nuts, Bonkers, kooky

Off yer head

Berko, Nuts, Psycho

Befok

Tired

Beat

Knackered

Bushed, Stuffed, screwed

Kussed

Sleep

Catch some Zs

Doss, have a lie down

Kip

Crash

Outspoken, flippant Smart ass Cheeky

Scamp

 

Food

Chow, Grub, Grubbage

Nosh

Tucker

 

Eat

Chow down, pig out, Mack

Chew on some grub

 

Graze

Die

Croak, push up daisies, bought the farm, keeled over, assumed room temperature

Snuff it, kick the bucket, deaded

Cark it

Dood

Lazy Person

Couch potato

Bone idle

Bludger

 

Sure thing

No-brainer

Dead Cert

Given

For sure

Joking

Kidding

pissing about, taking the mick

Joshing

 

Excellent

Cool

Brill, tosty

Sweet as

Lekker

Mistake

Screw up

Bugger up, Cock up

Bugger Up

Blups

Police

Pigs, Cops, Popo

Copper, hornys, porkers

Blue heeler, Pigs

Fuzz

Speed bumps

Speed bumps

Sleeping policemen

Speed humps

Out door grill

Barbecue

Barbecue

Barbie

Braai

Alcohol

Booze

 

Grog

Dop

Beer

Brewsky

Pint

Piss, Amber Fluid

Frosty

Drunk

Loaded, sloshed

Pissed, Plastered

Blotto, spastic, Nutted, hammered, sloshed

Vrot (frot), Gesuip

Hangover

  

 

hung

Babbelaas

Vomit

Barf, blow chunks, heave

Honk

Chunder, drive the porcelain bus, shout into the ceramic megaphone

kotch

Money

Bread, Dough, green

Tom, Quid, squid,bar

Moolah, Dosh

Dosh

Afternoon

 

 

Arvo

Arvie

Honest, truth

Totally, seriously, for sure

Honest, Guv'ner

Fair dinkum

 

A lot of something

Loads, scads 

tons, doses

Sh*t loads

Lank

A look at something

Look-see

Shufti, Butchers

Dekko, Gander

Check it

Get a tan

Catch some rays

 

Worship the sun god, catch rays, fry

Catch a tan

Fancy

Glitzy

Posh 

Snazzy

Larney

Gossip

Skinny, the dirt

The jen

Goss

Skinner

Angry

Pissed, ticked off

Boiling

Mad as a cut snake

Moer in

Disgusting, horrible

Gross

Horrid, Dodgy, stinkin

Grotty, Rank, feral

Sif, swuk

Place far away

In the boonies

Back of beyond

Back o' Bourke, beyond the black stump

 

Arrive Somewhere

Show up

Turn up

Rock up

Rock up

To Leave

Split

 

Chuck

Vaai

Clothes

Threads

Duds, gear

 

Duds

Running Shoes

Sneakers, tennies

Trainers

Runners

Takkies

Relax

Chill out, hang out

Cool it

hang out, veg

Park off

Hit someone

Smack upside the head, a crack, nail

Box his head in, drop him one on

Knuckle Sandwich

Klap, donner

Fight

Brawl

Punch up, bust yer up

Barney, Biffo

Para

Steal

Rip off

Nick

Bail up 

Scale, Sluk, Gaps

Get caught

Nabbed

Nicked

Busted, screwed

Bust

Fail a test

Flunk

 

 

Plug

Gay person

Fag, queen, dyke (female)

Poofter, he's that way

A great help to their mother (male), or father (female)

Moffie

Kiss

Make out

Snog, get off, get into

Pash

Graunch

Be Lazy

Veg out

 

Bludger

Frotting

Beautiful, good

Fab, cool

Smashing, cracking, bary

Beaut

Kif

Great, fantastic

Awesome

Ace, wicked, kushti

Rip Snorter, ripper

Lekker

Party

Rave

Bash

Rage

Jol

No

Nope

nair, ner, nat

Neh

Aikona, Naught

Yes

Yeah, Yah

Aye, yep, yeh, uh-huh

Yeh

Ya

Raining heavily

Cats and Dogs

Pissing down

   

When something is finished

Done deal

Bob's your uncle

Bob's your uncle

Klah

 

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