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The C of Aussie Slang

Cactus – Ruined, finished

Can – Toilet

Cane Toad – A toad that lives in Queensland, a person who hails from Queensland

Cane Toad

Can’t take a trick – Someome who is always a loser

Cakehole – Mouth

Cask – Cheap wine in a box with a plastic bladder inside

Cark it – To die

Cat burying shit, as busy as a – Busy

Cat’s piss, as mean as  – Mean, stingy, uncharitable

Captain Cook – To have a look

Cheerio – Goodbye

Chewie – Chewing gum

Chin Wag – Conversation, chat

Chips – French Fries

Chippie – Carpenter

Choke a darkie – To have a poo, defecate

Chokkie – Chocolate

Choof off – To leave, to go (choof off mate – another way of telling someone to bugger off)

Chook – Chicken, hen, fowl

Chrissie – Christmas

Chuck – Throw, discard, or vomit

Chuck a browneye – To pull down your pants, pull your butt cheeks apart and show off your anus

Chuck a sickie – Take the day off sick from work when you’re perfectly healthy

Chuck a spass – Gettin pretty mad and making sure everyone around knows just how mad you are by expressing it in a loud vocal manner

Chuck a U-ie – Make a U-turn

Chunder – Vomit, spew, puke

Circle work – Donuts or marble rings performed in your car, especially your ute

Clacker – Anus (from Latin cloaca = sewer). Also the single orifice of monotremes (platypus and echidna) used both for reproduction and for the elimination of body wastes.


Clayton’s – Fake, poor substitute

Cleanskin – Bottle of wine without a label. Usually bought in bulk by companies who then add their own personalised label and use the wine as e.g. gifts to clients

Cleanskin – Cattle that have not been branded, earmarked or castrated.

Click – Kilometre – “it’s 10 clicks away”

Clucky – Feeling broody or maternal

Coathanger – Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cobber – Mate, friend, offsider, buddy

Cockie – 1) Cockroach 2) Cockatoo 3) Farmer (cow cocky, wheat cocky)

Sulpur Crested Cockatoo
Palm Cockatoo
Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Cockroach – Some who hails from New South Wales

Coldie – A beer

Come a gutser – Make a bad mistake, have an accident

Compo – Worker’s Compensation, accident insurance

Coo-ee – A call to locate someone in the bush – cccccccccccccooooooooeeeeeeeeeeee

Cook (noun) – One’s wife

Cop it sweet – To accept admonishment without complaint

Corker – Something excellent. A good stroke in cricket might be described as a ‘corker of a shot’

Corroboree – An aboriginal dance festival

Counter lunch/Countery – pub lunch

Couch – Sofa, lounge chair

Couch potato  – Someone who watches a lot of Television while sitting on a couch

Cow Cockie – A person who comes from the outback/bush

Cozzie – Swimming costume

Bondi Beach babes in cozzies

Crack a fat – To get an erection

The guy on the left has ‘cracked a fat’ – maybe in reaction to the Bondi babes in their cozzies

Crack onto (someone) – To hit on someone, pursue someone romantically

Cranky – In a bad mood, angry

Crash – Go to sleep/bed

Crash hot – Awesome, fantastic

Cream (verb) – Defeat by a large margin

Crikey – An exclamation of surprise – Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) made the expression famous before he carked it…

Crim – Criminal

Croc – Crocodile

Australian Saltwater Crocodile

Crock – Nonsense, load of rubbish

Crook – 1) sick 2) thief, crim

Crow eater – A person who hails from South Australia

Cry Ruth – Vomit. puke, spew

Cuppa – Cup of tea

Cushie – Easy, no problem

Cut Snake – (mad as a cut snake)- Pissed off, upset


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