There are lots of slang words that you should learn when you live in Australia / Canada / United States. 100 Slang Words And Phrases – 2021

100 Slang Words And Phrases – 2021

What is slang?

A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.

When do you use slang?

Slang is very informal language. It can offend people if it is used about other people or outside a group of people who know each other well. We usually use slang in speaking rather than writing. Slang normally refers to particular words and meanings but can include longer expressions and idioms.


There are lots of slang words that you should learn when you live in Australia / Canada / United States.


100 Slang Words & Phrases

Slang word – A Cold One
Meaning: Beer


Slang word – Arvo
Meaning: Afternoon


Slang word – Aussie Salute
Meaning: Wave to scare the flies


Slang word – Avo
Meaning: Avocado


Slang word – Bail
Meaning: To cancel plans


Slang word – Barbie
Meaning: Barbecue


Slang word – Bathers
Meaning: Swimsuit


Slang word – Beauty
Meaning: Great!


Slang word – Billabong
Meaning: A pond in a dry riverbed


Slang word – Billy
Meaning: Teapot (in the outback on the fire)


Slang word – Bloody
Meaning: Very


Slang word – Bloody oath
Meaning: Yes! Or “That’s very true”


Slang word – Bludger
Meaning: Someone who’s lazy


Slang word – Bogan
Meaning: Someone who’s not very sophisticated


Slang word – Booze Bus
Meaning: Police vehicle used to catch drunk drivers


Slang word – Bottle-O
Meaning: Liquor shop: a place to buy alcohol


Slang word – Brekky
Meaning: Breakfast


Slang word – Brolly
Meaning: Umbrella


Slang word – Budgie Smugglers
Meaning: Speedos


Slang word – Bush
Meaning: “Out in the bush” or away from civilisation


Slang word – Choc A Bloc
Meaning: Full


Slang word – Biccy
Meaning: Biscuit


Slang word – Chook
Meaning: Chicken


Slang word – Chrissie
Meaning: Christmas


Slang word – Cobber
Meaning: Very good friend


Slang word – Coldie
Meaning: Beer


Slang word – Coppers
Meaning: Policemen


Slang word – Crikey
Meaning: an expression of surprise


Slang word – Crook
Meaning: Being ill (I’m crook); a criminal (he’s a crook)


Slang word – Dag
Meaning: Someone who’s a bit of a nerd or geek


Slang word – Daks
Meaning: Trousers


Slang word – Deadset
Meaning: That’s true, or true!


Slang word – Defo
Meaning: Definitely


Slang word – Devo
Meaning: Devastated


Slang word – Drongo
Meaning: a Fool, ‘Don’t be a drongo mate’


Slang word – Dunny
Meaning: Toilet


Slang word – Durry
Meaning: Cigarette


Slang word – Esky
Meaning: An insulated container that keeps things cold


Slang word – Facey
Meaning: Facebook


Slang word – Fair Dinkum
Meaning: Honestly? Or, Yes honestly!


Slang word – Flannie / Flanno
Meaning: flannelette shirt


Slang word – Flat out
Meaning: Really busy


Slang word – Footy
Meaning: Football (AFL / Aussie Rules)


Slang word – G’day
Meaning: Hello


Slang word – Galah
Meaning: Not being bright, also a stupid person


Slang word – Gnarly
Meaning: Awesome


Slang word – Going off
Meaning: Busy, lots of people


Slang word – Good On Ya
Meaning: Good work


Slang word – Goon
Meaning: Wine in a box


Slang word – Hard yakka
Meaning: Hard work


Slang word – Heaps
Meaning: Loads, lots, many


Slang word – Hoon
Meaning: Hooligan or a very bad driver


Slang word – Iffy
Meaning: Bit risky or unreasonable


Slang word – Knickers
Meaning: Female underwear


Slang word – Lappy
Meaning: Laptop


Slang word – Larrikin
Meaning: Someone who’s always up for a laugh


Slang word – Lollies
Meaning: Sweets


Slang word – Maccas
Meaning: McDonalds


Slang word – Manchester
Meaning: Sheets / Linen etc


Slang word – Mate
Meaning: Friend


Slang word – Mozzie
Meaning: Mosquito


Slang word – No Drama
Meaning: No problem / it’s ok


Slang word – No Worries
Meaning: No problem / it’s ok


Slang word – No Wucka’s
Meaning: A truly Aussie way to say ‘no worries’


Slang word – Outback
Meaning: The interior of Australia. Even more remote than “the bush”


Slang word – Pash
Meaning: To kiss


Slang word – Pissed Off
Meaning: An offensive/vulgar way of saying you are very annoyed


Slang word – Piss Up
Meaning: A party, a get together and in Australia


Slang word – Pissed
Meaning: Intoxicated, Drunk


Slang word – Piss Off
Meaning: An offensive way to tell someone to go away or get lost.


Slang word – Rack Off
Meaning: The less offensive way to tell someone to go away or get lost.


Slang word – Reckon
Meaning: For sure


Slang word – Rellie / Rello
Meaning: Relatives


Slang word – Ripper
Meaning: ‘You little ripper’ = That’s fantastic!


Slang word – Rooted
Meaning: Tired or Broken


Slang word – Runners
Meaning: Trainers, Sneakers


Slang word – Sanger
Meaning: Sandwich


Slang word – Servo
Meaning: Service Station / Garage


Slang word – Sheila
Meaning: A woman


Slang word – Sick
Meaning: Awesome; ‘that’s really sick mate’


Slang word – Sickie
Meaning: A sick day off work


Slang word – Slab
Meaning: A carton of beers


Slang word – Snag
Meaning: Sausage


Slang word – Stoked
Meaning: Happy, Pleased


Slang word – Straya
Meaning: Australia


Slang word – Stubby
Meaning: A bottle of beer


Slang word – Stuffed
Meaning: Tired


Slang word – Sunnies
Meaning: Sunglasses


Slang word – Swag
Meaning: Single bed you can roll up, a bit like a sleeping bag


Slang word – Tea
Meaning: Dinner


Slang word – Tinny
Meaning: Can of beer or small boat


Slang word – Thongs
Meaning: Flip Flops


Slang word – True Blue
Meaning: Genuinely Australian


Slang word – Tucker
Meaning: Food


Slang word – Two Up
Meaning: A gambling game played on Anzac day


Slang word – U-IE
Meaning: To take a U-Turn when driving


Slang word – Up yourself
Meaning: Stuck up


Slang word – Woop Woop
Meaning: Middle of nowhere “he lives out woop woop”


Slang word – Ya
Meaning: You


Slang word – Yous
Meaning: Plural of you



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