|Two of Australia's most famous landmarks.|
Here are just a few of them:
Ambo: Short for ambulance driver or paramedic. "Please move over for the Ambo."
Arvo: Short for afternoon. "See you sometime in the arvo."
Bikkie: Short for cookie. "Want some bikkies with you tea?"
Bottle-O: Short for bottle shop or liquor store. "Can you pick up some Toohey's from the Bottle-O?"
Brekkie: Short for breakfast. "What's for brekkie?"
Bundy: Short for Bundaberg Rum which is one of Australia's most popular rums. "Bundy is my favorite liquor!"
Chewie: Short for chewing or bubble gum. "Want a piece of chewie?"
Chrissy: Short for Christmas. "What do you want for Chrissy?"
Cozzie: Short for swimming costume/swimsuit. "Don't forget your cozzie, you are going to the pool after school."
|Out at the footy game|
Garbo: Short for garbage collector. "That garbo is making a lot of noise picking outside."
Grundies: Short for underwear. "Do I have any clean grundies?"
Kero: Short for kerosene. "Kero is getting pretty expensive these days."
Kindie: Short for Kindergarten. "Cara is starting Kindie next year."
Lippy: Short for lipstick. "Does this color lippy look good with my skin tone?"
|Time for Macca's|
Pav: Short for Pavlova, a very popular dessert in Australia. "Please make pav for my birthday dinner."
Pokies: Short for poker machines/slot machines. "Going to play the pokies tonight?"
Polly: Short for politican: "That polly doesn't know what he is talking about."
Prezzy: Short for present/gift. "I brought you a prezzy for your birthday."
Postie: Short for postal worker. "I can't wait for the postie to show up with the mail."
Pozzy: Short for position. "I got a great pozzy in line to buy tickets."
|Me and some of the rellies.|
Sanga: Short for sandwich. "Want a ham and cheese sanga for lunch?"
Servo: Short for service station/gas station. "I'm going to the servo for some petrol."
Smoko: Short for smoke break/coffee break. "Is it time for a smoko yet?"
Sunnies: Short for sunglasses. "It's sunny outside so you are gonna need your sunnies."
Swaggie: Short for swagman/hobo. "Wonder where that swaggie is going?"
Tinnie: Short for a small metal boat. "I'm going out fishing on the tinnie later on."
Trackies: Short for tracksuit. "I'm wearing trackies for my run today because it's cold."
|Taking the ute out for a spin on the beach.|
Yakka: Short for hard work. "Lifting that furniture was hard yakka!"
Yobbo: Short for a loud and obnoxious person. "My mate is a real yobbo after he has a few drinks."
There are many more Aussie slang words that I will save for a future post. What is your favourite aussie slang word?