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Aussie Slang Dictionary

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  1. Ham and eggs and duck under the table

    Meaning

    nothing for dinner

    Used in a sentence

    Whats for dinner? Ham and eggs and duck under the table!

    Submitted by Lisa-Gaye Williams
  2. Handle

    Meaning

    A 285ml (10 fl oz) glass in Darwin. See also middy, half pint, pot, ten & schooner.

    Used in a sentence

    Can I get a handle of beer thanks.

    Submitted by Damien Bond
  3. Hang on a tick

    Meaning

    Wait a moment.

    Used in a sentence

    Can you hang on a tick, I just need to take this call.

    Submitted by Jodi Fraser
  4. Happy as a tin of worms goin fishing

    Meaning

    Not very happy

    Used in a sentence

    "My neighbour lost his job today..he looks as happy as a tin of worms goin fishing!"

    Submitted by Lee Partridge
  5. Happy little Vegemite

    Meaning

    A happy Australian

    Used in a sentence

    She won the raffle - so she's a happy little Vegemite!

    Submitted by Zambella Leighton
  6. Hard yakka

    Meaning

    Work hard.

    Used in a sentence

    It's been pretty hard yakka all week, let's go to the pub and grab a couple of coldies!

    Submitted by Judith Conroy
  7. Harold Holt

    Meaning

    Salt

    Used in a sentence

    Pass the Harold Holt

    Submitted by Fiona Barclay
  8. Harumphing

    Meaning

    To get about the house all day in your pyjamas and doing nothing of any great interest. Usually after a big night out!

    Used in a sentence

    Last Sunday my neighbour caught me Harunphing around at 3pm when he knocked on my door and I answered wearing my pyjamas.

    Submitted by Theresa Comini
  9. Has a smile like a split watermelon.

    Meaning

    Someone with a big smile.

    Used in a sentence

    Look at him, he is that happy , he has a smile like a split watermelon.

    Submitted by Leoni Aitchison
  10. Have a crack

    Meaning

    try to achieve something

    Used in a sentence

    Go on, have a crack at the high jump!

    Submitted by L Cropley
  11. Have a go, ya mug!

    Meaning

    Give it a try.

    Used in a sentence

    "Have a go, ya mug!"

    Submitted by Shellee
  12. Have a Nanna's

    Meaning

    A light sleep or nap for a 'younger' person to refreash

    Used in a sentence

    "Mate I'm tired after todays work, I'm going to have a nanna's before i do anything tonight."

    Submitted by Peter C M McCormack
  13. Have a squiz

    Meaning

    To have a look at something

    Used in a sentence

    Mate have a squiz at this ... do you think its right?

    Submitted by Angela Coleman
  14. Having a hungry bum

    Meaning

    Having your underwear/ bathers wedge into your bum

    Used in a sentence

    You must have a really hungry bum, cos it's eating your undies!

    Submitted by Lisa McCarthy
  15. Heaps

    Meaning

    A lot.

    Used in a sentence

    There were heaps of people down at the beach last weekend.

    Submitted by Shellee
  16. Hens night

    Meaning

    bachorlette party

    Used in a sentence

    What's a Hen's Night without party games.

    Submitted by Peter
  17. Hissy Fit

    Meaning

    Temper tantrum

    Used in a sentence

    He threw a hissy fit when he didn't get his way.

    Submitted by Milli
  18. Hit for six

    Meaning

    to be unwell/tired

    Used in a sentence

    Mate I can't, i've been hit for six by this flu.

    Submitted by Ryan Sorensen
  19. Hold ya horses

    Meaning

    Wait a minute, hang on, be patient

    Used in a sentence

    Hold ya horses, we'll get there soon

    Submitted by Lorelei
  20. hoo roo

    Meaning

    see ya later

    Used in a sentence

    I'll meet you in a week, hoo roo for now

    Submitted by Iain Bruce
  21. Hooley dooley

    Meaning

    An exclamation of surprise

    Used in a sentence

    Hooley dooley, see how fast that bloke was goin' in his ute!

    Submitted by Leanne Westwood
  22. Hoon

    Meaning

    An irresponsible driver.

    Used in a sentence

    He drives like a hoon.

    Submitted by Kevin Burton
  23. Hooroo

    Meaning

    Good-bye

    Used in a sentence

    Hooroo, see you tomorrow

    Submitted by Denise
  24. Horse's doovers

    Meaning

    Hors d'oeuvres

    Used in a sentence

    Would ya like some horse's doovers?

    Submitted by George R. Smith
  25. Howzat

    Meaning

    "Howzat" refers to the term "How is that" and is commenly used to "appeal" a decision in cricket.

    Used in a sentence

    The fielding side will appeal if they think the batsman is out by screaming loudly at the umpire, "Howzat".

    Submitted by Justin Waters
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