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’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”.