Dag : 1) The bits that collect under a sheep’s tail
3) An uncoordinated or unfashionable person – a nerd or goof
Daks : Mens’ trousers (sneaking up behind someone and pulling their trousers down is known as – to dak ‘em.
Damper : Bush bread made from flour and water – it is usually cooked in the campfire wrapped around a stick
or put in an iron pot and buried in the hot coals. When cooked by the swagmen the fire’s ashes were flattened, the damper was placed in the ashes for ten minutes to cook.
Then the damper was covered with ashes and cooked for until it sounded hollow when tapped (usually 20-30 minutes).The basic ingredients of damper are flour, water, salt and sometimes milk. Baking soda would be sometimes used for leavening. The term damper bread is actually incorrect and there is no yeast it is technically not a bread
Date : Arse[hole] (“get off your fat date” – really means ‘get off your fat lazy arse’)
Dead dingo’s donger, as dry as a : Dry
Dead horse : Tomato sauce/ketchup – ketchup has more vinegar and spices than squeezable tomato sauce
Deadset : A fact, true, the truth
Dero : A tramp, a hobo, a homeless person (from “derelict”)
Dickhead : Idiot, stupid, fool (like most insults, can aso be used as a term of endearment)
Digger : An a soldier, usually refers to older veterans these days.
Dill : An idiot or a fool
Dingo : Australian wild dog. Dingoes howl and whimper more and bark less than domestic dogs
Dingo’s breakfast : A yawn, a leak (having a pee), and a good look round (i.e. no breakfast)
Dinkum, fair dinkum : True, real, genuine (“I’m a dinkum Aussie”; “is he fair dinkum?”)
Dinky-di : The real thing, honest, genuine (“It’s dinki-di mate!”)
Dipstick : A loser, idiot
Dirty : When someone is angry or annoyed (He’s dirty on someone)
Dirty (do the dirty on someone) : To do the wrong thing to somebody
Divvy van : A Police vehicle which is used for transporting criminals. Named after the protective ‘division’ between the driver and the bad guys
Do : A social event
Dob (somebody) in : To inform on someone. A dobber is a tell-tale or tattle-tale
Docket : A bill or a receipt
Doco : A documentary
Dog : Either an unattractive woman,
or it is also a very popular name for pet dogs
Dog’s balls, stands out like : When something is very obvious
Dog’s eye : The Aussie meat pie
Dole bludger : Somebody on social assistance/welfare when it’s unjustified
Donger : Penis
Doodle : Penis
Doona : A duvet or quilt
Doovalacky : Used whenever you can’t remember what something is called. Like a thingummyjig, or a whatsit.
Down Under : Australia and New Zealand
Drink with the flies : To drink alone
Drop Bears : A fictitious Australian marsupial – local folklore used to scare, make fun of and confuse the heck out of outsiders while generally adding to the amusement of locals.
They are large carnivorous Koalas, vicious beasts that lurk in the treetops waiting to drop on to the heads of their victims. However, smearing vegemite behind your ears or keeping forks in your hair is said to ward them off. Drop Bears are similar to the hoop snake, wild haggis, snipe hunt, or jackalope
Drongo : An inept person, a dope, a stupid person
Dropkick : see ‘dipstick’ above
Drum : Information or a tip-off (“I’ll give you the drum on it”)
Duchess : A sideboard
Duffer, cattle : A cattle rustler
Dummy, spit the : To get very upset at something
Dunny : An outside lavatory/toilet
Dunny budgie : An Australian blowfly
Dunny rat, cunning as a : Someone who is very cunning
Durry : Tobacco, cigarette
Dux : Top of the class (n.); to be top of the class (v.) – “She duxed four of her subjects”.
We also use a lot of the words in Britain.
Well put together and nice photos.
Thanks Harry – well we aussies have deep ties to the old mother country – whether we like it or not !
You already know I absolutely love these posts – quite a few here I’ve never heard of and am going to adopt. Is ‘dead horse’ a rhyming thing (like Cockney slang)?
Yes it is – most dictionaries refer to it as Aussie rhyming slang.
Glad you like these posts – they are fun to do.
I like these Jo, actually I will have to backtrack a bit as I think that I have missed some of these, well you will post so many blogs that I can’t keep up with you 🙂 lol Just kidding, I hope that you liked Maximus? 🙂 lol He was also titled as the Gladiator of Naughtiness I think? 🙂 lol Have a wicked rest of day and evening now Jo
So glad you reminded me with this to actually link to the rest of the Alphabet as I post…
Glad to see you here and that you like these – they are fun to do.
Maximus rocks and The CROWE does as well – especially in a bathtub.
Ladies Delight all right !
Oooops!!! I see I may have to be careful with my English language when I say I am just Doodling away with my art work.. haha.. It puts a whole new persective on ‘come and see my etchings’ lol.. hehe..
Hehehehe…it does my friend !!!!!!!!!!
Well! I learned something new! Thank you! 🙂
Happy to be educating the masses…hehehehehehe
Hi, Do you know who the photo of the digger is? Was he a relative of yours? Thanks
Hi again, I asked a question regarding the photo of the Aussie digger but can’t find it so will ask again….is he a relative of yours or someone you know? Thanks, Jen
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