Aussie Slang - A
Aussie Slang - B
Aussie Slang - C
Aussie Slang - D
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Aussie Slang - F
Aussie Slang - G
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Aussie Slang - I
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Aussie Slang - L
Aussie Slang - M
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Aussie Slang - P
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Aussie Slang - T
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Slang - Abbreviates
Our enthusiasm for abbreviating words is one of the first speech characteristics that overseas visitors notice. Maybe it is rather infantile, but it adds a cosiness to the world around us. The following are some of our most popular abbreviations (also known as diminutives)

A
aggro (aggressive)
arvo (afternoon)
Aussie (Australia)
B
barbie (barbecue)
bickie (biscuit)
blowie (blowfly)
Brissie (Brisbane)
budgie (budgerigar)
C
cardie (cardigan)
chewie (chewing gum)
Chrissy (Christmas)
ciggie (cigarette)
cockie (cockatoo, cockroach)
coldie (cold beer)
comfy (comfortable)
compo (workers' compensation)
conchie (conscientious objector)
cossie (swimming costume)
cuppa (cup of tea)
D
deli (delicatessen)
demo (demonstration)
dero (derelict person, vagrant)
F
footy (football)
G
garbo (garbage collector)
gladdie (gladiolus)
greeny (conservationist)
H
hollies (holidays)
hottie (hot water bottle)
I
intro (introduction)
K
kindy (kindergarten)
L
lippie (lipstick)
M
maggie (magpie)
metho (methylated spirits)
mossie (mosquito)
mushie (mushroom)
myxo (myxomatosis)
P
pokie (poker machine)
postie (postman)
preggers (pregnant)
pressie (present)
R
rego (registration - vehicle)
rellie (relative)
S
sammie (sandwich)
sickie (a day's sick leave)
stubby (small bottle of beer)
sunnies (sunglasses)
swaggie (swagman)
T
Tassie (Tasmania)
tinnie (beer in a can)
U
umpie (umpire)
undies (underpants, underwear)
V
vegies (vegetables)
W
wellies (wellington boots, gumboots)
wino (alcoholic)



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