Reverse Dictionary: AU – AUS

AUBURN – ADJECTIVES
– auburn ABRAHAM-COLOURED 1592 sl.
– auburn ABRAM 1599 sl.
– auburn; formerly written ‘abern’ and ‘abron’; a corruption of ‘auburn’ ABRAHAM1599 obs


AUCTION, AUCTIONEER – NOUNS
– a broadsheet advertising an auction SALE BILL 1982 Amer. dial.
– a conducting an auction SALE CRYING 1944 Amer. dial.
– an auction OUTCRY 1712
– an auction SALE 1774 Amer. dial. 
– an auction UNCTION 1896 Sc.
– an auction VANDOO 1861 Amer. dial.
– an auction VANDUE 1680 Amer. dial.
– an auction VENDOO 1929 Amer. dial.
– an auction; a public sale VENDUE 1686
– an auction of household goods LYTH-COOP 1681 obs.
– a public sale by auction SUBHASTATION 1600 obs. exc. hist.
– a sale by auction CANT 1790 Eng. dial.
– auctioneering KNOCK-EM-DOWN-BUSINESS 20C Aust.
– old stuff, such as is bought at an auction CALAMITY Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– sale by auction CANTING 1651 N. Eng. dial.
– the lowest order of ‘knock-outs,’ who are prevailed upon not to give opposing biddings at auctions, in consideration of their receiving a small sum (from one shilling to half-a-crown) and a certain quantity of beer BABES Bk1860 sl.

AUCTION etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a dummy bidder whose function is either to start the bidding, or to run up the price of articles for sale CAPPER 1853 sl.
– a fictitious bidder at an auction WHITE BONNET 1760 Sc. obs.
– a greenhorn buyer at an auction who can be depended to buy unsound horses ANGEL 1964 Amer. sl.
– a hanger-on at auctions ODD-TRICK MAN 19C sl.
– a hired bidder at a sale CHAUNTER Bk1890 sl.
– a mock bidder at auctions PUFF 1785 sl.
– an auctioneer CAALER Bk1892 Eng. dial.
– an auctioneer CANTING-CALLER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– an auctioneer CANT-MASTER 1890 Eng. dial.
– an auctioneer COLONEL Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– an auctioneer JAW-COVE 1859 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– an auctioneer SALE-CALLER 1944 Amer. dial.
– an auctioneer SALE-CRIER 1881 Eng. dial.
– an auctioneer UNCTION BODY 1933 Sc.
– an auctioneer UNCTIONEER 1871 Sc.
– an auctioneer UNCTIONER 1830 Sc. obs.
– an auctioneer VENDUE CRIER 1778
– an auctioneer VENDUE-MASTER 1710
– an auction-room or shop tout; a person who ‘barks’ at a cheap shop or show to entice people inside BARKER 1699
– an itinerant auctioneer who sells by ‘Dutch auction’ HAND-SELLER 1851 Brit. obs.
– a perpetrator of any of various ruses to raise prices or otherwise cheat buyers at an auction FUNK 1842 obs.
– a person at an auction who bids with the object of raising the prices BYBIDDER 1848
– a person who bids at an auction in order to raise the price or to encourage others to bid; a dummy bidder BUTTONER 1910 criminals’ sl. rare
– a person who bids at an auction merely to raise the price BLACK-CAP Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a person who bids for his own goods at a sale; one who is employed by the owner to bid for him BONNET Bk1911 Sc.
– a person who goes to an auction intending to buy WANTER Bk1887 Eng. dial.
– a person who notes the bids and buyers at an auction; an auctioneer’s clerk CLERK OF THE ROUP 1869 Sc.
– a sham buyer at an auction employed to bid and raise the price of articles BUTTON 1851 sl.
– the auctioneer at a mock auction (a fraudulent auction of worthless goods at which genuine bidding is encouraged either by pretend bids made by associates of the auctioneer, or by the offer of free gifts or other incentives) MOCK AUCTIONEER 1780
– the person who bids at a public sale merely to bring up the price BACK-ROUPER 1866 Sc.
– the person who holds the highest bid at any time during an auction; one who wins an auction with the highest final bid HIGH BIDDER 1695

AUCTION etc. – VERBS
– to be sold by auction GO UNDER THE HAMMER 1828
– to bid at a public auction CAD Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to bid at a public sale merely to raise the price BACK-ROUP 1866 Sc.
– to bid on an item at an auction solely to increase the price that the final bidder must pay PUFF 1846
– to dispose of by auction CANT 1720 chiefly Irish
– to make a sham bid at an auction JOLLY M19 sl.
– to offer for sale by auction or by hawking in the streets CRY 1393
– to preside at an auction CALL A SALE 1944 Amer. dial.
– to sell by auction BRING TO THE HAMMER 1828
– to sell out by auction CRY OUT 1701 obs.
– to sell something to a bidder at an auction KNOCK DOWN 1760


AUDACIOUS, AUDACITY – ADJECTIVES
audacious BOLD AS BRASS1789
audacious; also, mean, base BARE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
audacious, bold FACING 1566 obs.
audacious, bold OUDACIOUS 1891 Amer. dial.
audacious, bold, daringly wicked DERF a1400 obs.
audacious, daring, pushing one’s luck NERVY L19 orig. US
audacious, foolhardy, presumptuous DARING-HARDY 1593 obs.
audacious, forward, pert, shameless; insolent; defiant BARDY 1822 Sc.
audacious, impudent, shameless, bold, incorrigible OWDACIOUS 1847 Eng. & Amer. dial.
audacious, impudent, shameless, bold, incorrigible OUTDACIOUS 1885 Eng. & Amer. dial.
audacious, nervy CRUSTY c1900 Amer. sl.
audacious, unceremonious BARDACIOUS;  BODACIOUS 1908 Amer. dial.
audacious, wild, impertinent; brash FLY 1884 US sl.

AUDACIOUS etc. – NOUNS
audacity, boldness DAREDNESS 1874 Eng. dial.
audacity, boldness, forwardness BRASH 1966 Amer. dial.
audacity, boldness, hardiness HARDIHEAD 1579 arch.
audacity, cheek RABBIT 1940s sl.
audacity, cheek, impudence ONCE A WEEK 20C rhyming sl.
audacity, cheek, nerve GUTS 1910s sl.
audacity, effrontery BALLS 1964 US sl.
audacity, effrontery NECK 1893 sl.
audacity, effrontery RIND 1903 sl.
audacity, effrontery; courage; nerve; impudence BRASS 1682
audacity, effrontery; courage; nerve; impudence BRASS NECK 1984 sl.
audacity, effrontery, impudence, cheek NERVE 1887
audacity, gall, nerve CRUST c1900 Amer. sl.
audacity, impudence FACE 17C US sl.
audacity, impudence FACIAL AREA 17C US sl.
audacity, impudence; effrontery CHUTZBAH;  CHUTZPA;  CHUTZPAH 1853 Yiddish
audacity, impudent talk; effrontery CHEEK 1840 sl.
shameless audacity, effrontery; unblushing insolence AFFRONTERY 1679

AUDACIOUS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
an audacious, desperate person HELLION Bk1905 Eng. dial.
an audacious or blustering man BELLOMY 1535 Sc. obs.

AUDACIOUS etc. – VERBS
to be extremely audacious; to have unusual behaviour or characteristics TAKE THE CAKE c1890 US colloq.


AUDIENCE – NOUNS
an audience many of whom were admitted on free tickets SHOWCASE Bk1974 Amer. theatrical usage

AUDIENCE – NOUNS, PERSON
a member of an audience; an average member of the public JOE PUBLIC Bk1942 sl.

AUDIENCE – PHRASES
a description of a poor audience ONLY TWO MEN AND A DOG Bk1999 Aust. sl.

AUDIENCE – VERBS
to boost an audience by giving out free passes to a show or entertainment PAPER L19 sl.


AUDIT, AUDITOR – NOUNS
a legal examination of accounts APPOSAL c1470 obs.

AUDIT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
an auditor, a person who checks accounts OPPOSER a1483 obs.
an auditor or accountant RATIONAL 1610 obs. rare, ancient Rome usage

AUDIT etc. – VERBS
to audit; to examine accounts APPOSE E17 obs.
to audit; to examine and check accounts OPPOSE c1483 obs.


AUDITION – NOUNS
in theatre and film: a mass audition CATTLE CALL 1952 US sl.


AUDITORIUM – NOUNS
the highest seats in an auditorium or a stadium NOSEBLEEDS 1978 US sl.


AUGMENT – VERBS
to augment, to add to, to increase by addition ADAUGE 1657 obs. rare
to augment, to amplify, to enlarge, to extend; to dwell long on a subject AMPLIFICATE 1731 obs.
to augment, to enlarge, to increase ECHE a1000 obs.
to augment, to increase YCHE 1398 obs.


AUGUR, AUGURY – NOUNS
an augury, an omen LUCK SIGN 1587 obs. rare
augury, omen, presage, augury; a token or omen of good luck HANDSELHANSEL c1200 obs.

AUGUR etc. – VERBS
to augur; to divine; to soothsay HALSE c1050 obs.
to augur, to foreshow by auspices, to prognosticate HALSEN 1586 obs.
to augur; to prognosticate from omens; to forebode OMINATE 1582 obs.


AUGUST – ADJECTIVES
august, grand, magnificent, majestic AUGUSTIOUS a1670 obs. rare


AUNT, GREAT-AUNT – NOUNS, PERSON
a maternal aunt MOTHER-SISTER a1000 obs.
an aunt BEE-BEE Bk1890 gypsy usage
an aunt GARDEN (PLANT) 1992 UK rhyming sl.
an aunt MRS. CHANT 1930s rhyming sl.
an aunt NAINT Bk1879 Eng. dial.
an aunt NAUNT 1621 obs. exc. Eng. dial. or arch.
an aunt TANNIE 1958 S. Afr. colloq.
an aunt TANTE Bk1982 Jewish usage
an aunt TUTU 1967 Hawaii
an aunt; also, a term of address NANNIE;  NANNY 1941 Amer. dial., rare
an aunt; also, used as a term of address NANA 1844 rare
an aunt; an address of familiar respect to an old woman, not implying relationship UN Bk1880 Eng. dial.
an aunt; an affectionate form of address to an old woman MOME a1325 obs.
an aunt on the father’s side FATHER-SISTER 1808 Sc. obs.
a personification of a matronly aunt AUNT EMMA 1947 US sl.
the aunt of one’s father or mother AULD-AUNTIEOLD AUNTIE Bk1898 Sc.
the wife or female partner of one’s uncle AUNT-IN-LAW a1556


AURORA BOREALIS – NOUNS
the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights DANCERS c1717
the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights DERWENTER LIGHTS 1879 Eng. dial.
the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights FIRE-FLAUGHT 1787
the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights MERRY-DANCE 1827 Sc.
the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights NIGHT RAINBOW 1954 Amer. dial.
the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights STREAMERS 1805 sl.
the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights THE MERRY DANCERS 1693 Sc. & Eng. dial.


AUSPICIOUS – ADJECTIVES
auspicious, fortunate, happy WHITE 1614 arch. rare
auspicious, of good omen; fortunate OMINOUS 1597 obs.


AUSTERE, AUSTERITY- ADJECTIVES
austere AUSTERN Bk1898 Sc.
austere RAMSTOUGAR Bk1905 Sc. obs.
austere RAMSTOUGEROUS Bk1905 Sc. obs.
austere RAMSTUGIOUS Bk1905 Sc. obs.
austere both in aspect and in manners, at the same time inspiring something approaching to terror, from the size of the person GARGRUGOUS 1825 Sc. obs.
austere, rough EARTHLY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
austere, severe, harsh, crabbed, perverse, morose TETRICOUS 1727  obs.

AUSTERE etc. – NOUNS
austerity, rigour, extreme strictness RIGOROSITY c1531 obs.

AUSTERE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
an austere, stern, morose, or overbearing person; a grim old man GRIMSIR c1450 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN – ADJECTIVES
Australian AUSSIE 1917 sl.
Australian OZ 1971 sl., orig. Aust.
Australian OZZIE 1918 sl., orig. Aust.
belonging to or inhabiting Tasmania VANDEMONIAN 1840
distinctively Australian OCKER 1972 Aust. sl.
pert. to Australia AUSTRAL 1823
pert. to Australian Aboriginals ABO 1911 Aust. sl.
quarter-caste Australian Aboriginal CREAMY 1912 Aust. sl.
typically or authentically Australian AUSTRALIAN AS A MEAT PIE 1981 Aust. sl.

AUSTRALIA etc. – NOUNS
a bushman’s bundle, the outside wrapper of which is generally a blue blanket BLUEY 1891 Aust. sl.
a ‘bush telegraph’, the ‘grapevine’ MULGA WIRE L19 Aust.
a gesture with which one brushes flies from one’s face, considered to be typical of Australians BARCOO SALUTE 1973 Aust. sl.
a horse imported from Australia, esp. from New South Wales WALER 1849 Anglo-Indian
a lethal concoction of petrol and pepper which reputedly once had a vogue amongst deadbeat drinkers in the Sydney Domain DOMAIN COCKTAIL L19 Aust. sl.
Alice Springs; in early use, was preceded by ‘the’ ALICE 1901 Aust. sl.
a livestock animal that has run wild and deteriorated in condition MULGA SCRUBBER 1897 Aust. sl.
an interval set aside regularly on the Flying Doctor radio network for anyone who wishes to exchange news and gossip rather than make emergency calls GALAH SESSION 1950s Aust. sl.
an uninhabited, sparsely populated or inhospitable region MULGA L19 Aust.
a refreshing cool breeze in southern Western Australia ALBANY DOCTOR Bk1999 Aust. sl.
a refreshing sea breeze that blows into Fremantle and Perth after a hot spell FREMANTLE DOCTOR Bk1999 Aust. sl.
a room in an outback public house set aside for those who are incapably drunk DEAD HOUSE M19 Aust. sl.
a roundup of cattle to be counted, each one having the hairs on its tail docked as it is counted BANGTAIL MUSTER 20C Aust.
a society of missionaries, clerical and lay, established to evangelize the inhabitants of the Australian bush BUSH BROTHERHOOD 1903
a stretch of Oxford Street, Sydney, acknowledged as the city’s gay centre VASELINE VALLEY 1980s Aust. sl.
a train that ran from Darwin to Birdum ABORTION EXPRESS 1940 Aust. sl.
a train that ran from Darwin to Birdum LEAPING LENA 1940 Aust. sl.
a train that runs between Adelaide and Alice Springs THE GHAN M20 Aust. sl.
Australia ACROSS THE DITCH 1998 NZ sl.
Australia AUSSIE 1915 Aust. sl.
Australia AUSSIELAND 1920 Aust.
Australia BAZZALAND Bk1999 Aust. sl.
Australia BIG A 1987 US sl.
Australia KANGAROOLAND 1900s Aust. sl.
Australia LUCKY COUNTRY 1964 Aust., jocular usage
Australia OZ 1908 sl.
Australian English AUSSIE 1945 Aust. sl.
Australian English AUSTRALIAN 1902 Aust.
Australian English OCKER 1979 Aust. sl.
Australian English STRINE 1964 Aust. colloq.
Australian National Football AERIAL PING-PONG 1964 Aust., often derisive usage
Australia’s ‘landed gentry’ BUNYIP ARISTOCRACY Bk1999 Aust. sl.
a westerly wind in outback Queensland BARCOO BUSTER Bk1999 Aust. sl.
boorish behaviour, self-satisfaction OCKERISM 1970s Aust. sl.
Brisbane BRISSO 20C Aust. sl., abbreviation
Bum, Bash, and Bury, what should be done with rubbish that accumulates in the outback THREE Bs 1920s Aust. sl.
Canberra, the capital city of Australia; so-called because it was a new city built in the ‘bush’ (countryside) halfway between the major cities of Sydney and Melbourne BUSH CAPITAL 1906 Aust. sl.
Darlinghurst, a rough inner-city area of Sydney DARLING IT HURTS 20C Aust. sl.
Darlinghurst, a rough inner-city area of Sydney DARLO c1920 Aust. sl.
Hobart THE CAMP M19 Aust.
in remote country regions: a schedule for a radio call SKED 1856
in South Australia: a small container for ice cream DANDY 1954 Aust. sl.
Kensington racecourse, Sydney KENSO 20C Aust. sporting usage
Melbourne, Australia’s second biggest city MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE 1885 Aust. sl.
New South Wales THE MA STATE L19 Aust. colloq.
Paddington, Sydney PADDO 1940s Aust. sl.
Queensland ALLIGATORLAND L19 Aust. sl.
Queensland BANANALAND 1898 Aust. colloq.
Queensland KANAKALAND L19 Aust. sl.
Queensland QUEENIE 1994 Aust. sl.
Sydney STEAK AND KIDNEY 1905 Aust. rhyming sl.
Sydney THE CAMP L18 Aust.
Sydney TINSEL TOWN 1980s Aust. sl.
Tasmania RASPBERRY-LAND 20C Aust. sl.
Tasmania THE APPLE ISLAND 1906 Aust. colloq.
Tasmania THE APPLE ISLE 1906 Aust. colloq.
Tasmania THE FLY SPECK 20C Aust.
temporary eccentricity or insanity due to living alone in the outback MULGA MADNESS 1905 Aust. sl.
the arid inland regions of Australia DEAD HEART 1906 Aust. sl.
the bar of the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, generally accepted as a place to pick up prostitutes SADDLING PADDOCK 
the bush; the outback DONGA;  DONGER Bk1999 Aust. sl.
the country outside the margin of the settled districts BACK BLOCK Bk1892 Aust. sl.
the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne THE DANDIES 1981 Aust. sl.
the Northern Territory TOP END Bk1999 Aust. sl.
the outback (Great Australian Bugger All) G.A.B.A. 1980s Aust. sl.
the penal establishment sited on Norfolk Island for particularly recalcitrant convicts OCEAN HELL M19 Aust. sl.
the route followed by an itinerant moving from station to station in search of work WALLABY TRACK M19 Aust. sl.
the society of boorish, uncouth, chauvinistic Australians OCKERDOM 1974 Aust. sl.
the state of immigrating to Australia as a convict LEGITIMACY 1827 Aust. sl. obs.
the Sydney Harbour Bridge COATHANGER 1943 Aust. sl.
the University of Melbourne THE SHOP 1889 Aust. sl.
the unpopulated northern part of Queensland; the desert country of the interior; remote Australia NEVER NEVER 1833 Aust.
Victoria, Australia CABBAGE GARDEN 1882 Aust. sl.
Victoria, Australia CABBAGE GARDEN PATCH 20C Aust. sl.
Victoria, Australia CABBAGE STATE 1882 Aust. sl.
Victoria, Australia CABBAGE-PATCH 1882 Aust. sl.
Victoria, Australia VIC 1902 Aust. sl.
West Australian mining shares; also, a dealer in these ‘KANGAROOS 1896 Aust. Stock Exchange usage
Western Australia SAND-GROPER LANDL19 Aust. sl.
Western Australia WESTRALIA L19 Aust. sl.

AUSTRALIA etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
a boorish, loutish, unsophisticated, ultra-nationalistic Australian OCK 1970s Aust. sl.
a boorish, loutish, unsophisticated, ultra-nationalistic Australian OCKER 1916 Aust. sl.
aboriginal servants in Australia BLACKBOYS Bk1892 Aust. sl.
a bushman BARCOO BILL 1910 Aust. sl.
a bushman MULGA BILL L19 Aust.
a bushranger RANGER L19 Aust. sl.
a businessman who owns land in the outback but rarely if ever visits GEORGE STREET BACKBLOCKER 1912 Aust. sl.
a businessman who owns land in the outback but rarely visits CARPET BUSHMAN 1910s Aust. sl.
a class of layabouts or roughs, typified by the wearing of a ‘cabbage-tree hat’ (a hat made from the dried leaves of the cabbage-palm; they were esteemed as a protection from the sun, and allowed free ventilation) CABBAGITES c1850 Aust. sl.
a colonist born in England; natives of England STERLING Bk1892 Aust. sl.
a council worker NEVERSWEAT 1970s Aust. sl.
a dealer in West Australian mining shares KANGAROO 1896 Aust. Stock Exchange usage
a digger DIG 1916 Aust. & NZ sl.
a female Australian who is boorish, loutish, unsophisticated OCKERINA 1970s Aust. sl.
a fraudulent gambler; orig. applied to the members of a Sydney gang FORTY 1876 Aust. sl.
a free (non-convict) Australian settler ILLEGITIMATE 19C Aust. sl.
a generic term for an Australian soldier BILL 1900 Aust. sl.
a half-caste MAGPIE 1980s Aust. sl.
a half-white, half-Aborigine man YELLOW FELLOW 1834 Aust. & US sl.
a half-white, half-Aborigine woman YALLER GAL 1834 Aust. & US sl.
a half-white, half-Aborigine woman YELLOW GIRL 1832 sl.
a loafer or down-and-out who frequents the Sydney Domain DOMAIN DOSSER 20C Aust. sl.
a lonely, crazy inhabitant of the outback POON 1941 Aust. sl.
a macho footballer RUGGER BUGGER 1966 Aust. sl.
a male half-caste YELLER FELLA 1937 Aust. sl.
a male not taking a proper manly role, esp. an Australian Rules player HANDBAG 1985 Aust. sl.
a man employed to pick up the remnants after clearing or burning off in the bush EMU-BOBBER 1920s Aust. sl.
a man newly arrived from England to gain experience in the bush; an inexperienced young colonist JACKAROO;  JACKEROO 1880 Aust. colloq.
a man of Australian Aboriginal origin or descent BLACK MAN a1398
a man, usually a youth, who frequents bars, cafes, etc. for no other reason that meeting his friends, gossiping and wasting time COLLINS STREET SQUATTER 1960s Aust. sl., Melbourne usage
a master or overseer of an Australian station COVE Bk1892 Aust. sl.
a member of a male subculture of the 1950s, similar to Britain’s teddy-boys, identifiable by a flashy style of dress BODGIE 1952 Aust. sl.
a member of an Australian militia during World War II who did not serve in a theatre of war CHOCOLATE SOLDIER 1943 Aust. sl., derogatory
an Aboriginal, esp. an Aboriginal male YAMIDGEE;  YAMMAGIYAMMIDGEE 1925 Aust. sl.
an Aboriginal girl or woman BITUMEN BLONDE 1943 Aust. sl., derogatory
an Aboriginal guide accompanying  explorers BLACKBOY 1893 offensive
an Aboriginal name for a White man BALANDER 1847 Aust. sl.
an Aboriginal woman, esp. as the focus of a White man’s sexual interest BLACK VELVET 1899 Aust. & NZ sl., offensive
an Aboriginal woman or other non-white woman MARY 1830 Aust. sl.
an Aborigine BLACKBIRD 1865 Aust. sl.
an Aborigine DARKMAN 1970s Aust. sl.. derogatory
an Aborigine; a dark-skinned person BLACKFELLA;  BLACKFELLER Bk1988 Aust. sl.
an Aborigine who refuses to cooperate with the authorities BAD NIGGER 1910 Aust. sl.
an Afghan or Muslim immigrant to Australia, esp. one who drives or breeds camels GHAN 1907 Aust. sl.
an Anglo-Australian SKIP 1987 Aust.
an Anglo-Australian; used by people from a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern background, opposing the term ‘wog’ ANGLO 1982 Aust. sl., derogatory
an apprentice station hand working on, and learning how to manage, a cattle or sheep station JACKAROO;  JACKEROO 1845 Aust. sl.
an Asian immigrant to Australia NOGGY 1954 Aust. sl., derogatory or offensive
a native Australian BLACKBUTT 1910 Aust. sl.
a native Australian, esp. a Victorian or Tasmanian GUM-SUCKER 1855 Aust.
a Native Australian; an Aboriginal UNBLEACHED AUSTRALIAN L19 sl.
a native-born Australian RABBIT 1907 Aust. sl.
a native-born, non-aboriginal Australian; later, a person from New South Wales CORNSTALK 1827 Aust. sl.
a native of Australia KANGAROO 1888 humorous usage
a native of the Pacific Islands, esp. one employed in Queensland as a labourer on the sugar plantations KANACKA;  KANAKA;  KANAKER 1840
a native or resident of Adelaide ADELAIDEAN 1839
a native or resident of Australia; originally, an Australian soldier in World War I AUSSIE 1915
a native or resident of Brisbane BRISSO 20C Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Hobart, Tasmania BARRACOOTA 1898 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of New South Wales WALER 1885 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of New South Wales YELLOW TAIL 1978 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of northern Australia UPTOPPER 1950s Aust. sl.
a native or resident of northern Tasmania MUTTON-EATER 20C Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Queensland BANANA BENDER 1952 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Queensland BANANA BOY 1890 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Queensland BANANA MAN 1868 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Queensland BANANA-EATER 1955 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Queensland BANANALANDER 1887 Aust. jocular usage
a native or resident of Queensland KANAKALANDER L19 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of South Australia CROW-EATER 1902 Aust. colloq.
a native or resident of South Australia MAGPIE 1910s Aust. sl.
a native or resident of South Australia PIE-EATER 1980 Aust. sl., derogatory
a native or resident of Tasmania APPLE ISLANDER 1928 Aust. colloq.
a native or resident of Tasmania MOUNTAIN DEVIL 1880 Aust. colloq.
a native or resident of Tasmania TASSEY;  TASSIE;  TASSY 1899 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Tasmania TASSIE TIGER Bk1999 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Tasmania VAN DIEMONIAN 1852
a native or resident of Tasmania; esp. a non-Aboriginal inhabitant of northern Tasmania MUTTON BIRD 1892 Aust. sl., humorous or derogatory
a native or resident of Tasmania; esp. a non-Aboriginal inhabitant of northern Tasmania MUTTON-BIRD EATER 1941 Aust. sl., humorous or derogatory
a native or resident of the Kalgoorlie region WONGI 1950 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of the western suburbs of Sydney PARRA 1950s Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Victoria CABBAGE GARDENER 1882 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Victoria CABBAGE PATCHER 1882 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Victoria CABBAGE STATER 1882 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Victoria CABBAGE L19 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Victoria GUTTA-PERCHA L19 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Victoria YARRASIDER 1949 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Western Australia WESTRALIAN L19 Aust. sl.
a native or resident of Western Australia, esp. a (descendant of an) early settler GROPER 1899 Aust. sl.
an Australian AUSSIELANDER 1941 Aust.
an Australian DINGO 2002 NZ sl.
an Australian KANGO 1940s sl.
an Australian man OCKER 1916 Aust. sl.
an Australian or New Zealand soldier in the First World War; an Anzac; generally, an Australian or New Zealander DINKUM 1916
an Australian OZ 1971 sl., orig. Aust.
an Australian OZZIE 1918 sl.
an Australian Aboriginal AB c1870 Aust.
an Australian Aboriginal ABO 1908 Aust. sl., now mainly derogatory
an Australian Aboriginal BINGY 1933 Aust. sl.
an Australian Aboriginal BLACK AUSTRALIAN 1863
an Australian aboriginal BLACKFELLOW 1827 Aust. sl.
an Australian Aboriginal BOANG;  BOONGBUNG 1924 Aust. sl., derogatory
an Australian Aboriginal DARK CLOUD 1945 Aust. sl.
an Australian Aboriginal JACKEY;  JACKIE;  JACKYJACKY-JACKY 1845 Aust. sl., derogatory & offensive
an Australian Aboriginal TARPOT 1894 Aust. sl., derogatory
an Australian Aboriginal YELLOW AND BLACK 1885 Aust. sl.
an Australian Aboriginal; any person having very dark skin as a racial trait DARKEE;  DARKEY;  DARKIE;  DARKY 1775 sl., now derogatory or offensive
an Australian Aboriginal employed by police to track down fugitives or persons lost in the bush BLACK TRACKER 1862 Aust.
an Australian Aboriginal man BLACKBOY 1810 rare, offensive
an Australian Aboriginal woman or wife GIN 1790 Aust., now considered offensive
an Australian Aboriginal woman or wife GINNY 1901 Aust., now considered offensive
an Australian; an Australian or NZ soldier in World Wars I and II, esp. a private DIGGER 1916 sl.
an Australian-born Chinese ABC 1990s Aust. sl.
an Australian soldier WALTZING MATILDA 20C Amer. sl., World War I usage
an average, knockabout, sub-literate Australian male BAZZBAZZA Bk1986 Aust. sl.
an English immigrant BINE 1999 Aust. sl.
a New Australian, esp. a recent migrant from Europe NAUSIE;  NAUSSIE 1959 Aust. sl.
a New Australian, i.e. any immigrant, usually from continental Europe, whose first language is not English NEWSTRALIAN 1950s Aust. sl.
a newly-arrived immigrant BLACK HAT 1887 Aust. sl.
an ex-convict from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) VANDEMONIAN 1855 Aust. sl.
an experienced colonist; one who had spent some years in the colony, esp. in the outback OLD CHUM 1846 Aust. hist.  
an expert on Aborigine and bush customs and folktales ABO 1910s Aust. sl.
an expert on Aborigine bush customs and folktales ABOLIAR 1904 Aust. sl.
an idler or loafer found on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River YARRA BENDER 1885 Aust. sl.
an idler; a loafer found on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River YARRA BANKER 1895 Aust. sl.
an immigrant to Australia from the Baltic countries, and Poland and Holland, after World War II BALT 1947 Aust. sl., derogatory
an immigrant to Australia from the Baltic countries, and Poland and Holland, after World War II BALTIE 1953 Aust. sl., derogatory
an inexperienced immigrant who meets with misadventures in the colony BILLY BARLOW 1843 Aust. sl.
an inhabitant of regions remote from settled areas BACK BLOCKER 1870 Aust. sl.
an inhabitant of the sparsely settled interior of Australia INLANDER 1911 Aust. sl.
an itinerant tramp whose ‘beat’ focuses on the rivers of New South Wales BIDGEE WHALER 1906 Amer. dial.
an itinerant tramp whose ‘beat’ focuses on the rivers of New South Wales DARLING WHALER 1906 Amer. dial.
an itinerant tramp whose ‘beat’ focuses on the rivers of New South Wales MURRAY WHALER 1906 Amer. dial.
an itinerant tramp whose ‘beat’ focuses on the rivers of New South Wales MURRUMBIDGEE WHALER 1906 Amer. dial.
an itinerant tramp whose ‘beat’ focuses on the rivers of New South Wales WHALER 1906 Amer. dial.
an itinerant who moves around the Australian bush; his long absence from urban life may have rendered him slightly eccentric SCRUB-TURKEY 1950s Aust. sl.
an old settler in New South Wales GEEBUNG 1874 Aust.
a non-Aboriginal person, native to or resident in Western Australia SAND-GROPER 1896 Aust. sl.
a non-Aboriginal Australian; used contemptuously or dismissively WONK 1938 Aust. sl.
a non-Aboriginal Australian woman AUSTRALIENNE 1895 Aust.
an ordinary, uneducated, unsophisticated Australian male ALF 1960 Aust. sl., derogatory
an unruly set of young fellows, dressed in a suit of fustian or colonial tweed, and the emblem of their order, the low-crowned cabbage-palm hat; the main object of their enmity seems to be the ordinary black headpiece worn by respectable persons, which is ruthlessly knocked over the eyes of the wearer as he passes or enters the theatre CABBAGE TREE MOB 1852 Aust. sl.
an unsophisticated, uncultured, philistine native-born Australian, who values material gain above everything else GEEBUNG 1864 Aust. sl.
any Aboriginal singled out from the rest BILLY 1905 Aust. sl.
any woman or wife; also, an old woman GIN c1880 Aust.
a person from the eastern states of Australia TOTHERSIDER c1872 Aust. sl.
a person from the Top End, the northern parts of the Northern Territory TOP ENDER 1941 Aust. sl.
a person having one Australian Aboriginal parent  HALF-ABO 1945 Aust., offensive
a person of Australian Aboriginal origin or descent BLACK 1614
a person of mixed Aboriginal and White parentage YELLER FELLER;  YELLOW FELLER 1913 Aust. sl.
a person of mixed European and Australian Aboriginal heritage CREAMY 1912 Aust. sl.
a person who embodies all those things seen as characteristically Australian DINKUM AUSSIE 1920 Aust. sl.
a person who has chosen to settle in Australia, as opposed to a convict or ex-convict; hence, a member of a leading family in Australian society; a person of fine breeding or good character MERINO 1934 Aust. & NZ colloq.
a person who has chosen to settle in Australia, as opposed to a convict or ex-convict; hence, a member of a leading family in Australian society PURE MERINO 1826 Aust. & NZ colloq.
a person who lives in the western suburbs of Sydney WESTIE 1980s Aust. sl.
a person who lives on the mainland of Australia, rather then Tasmania MAINLANDER 1940s Aust. sl.
a person who rides around the fences of a station, and repairs them when broken BOUNDARY-RIDER 1865 Aust.
a person who seeks to protect Aboriginal women from White men GIN SHEPHERD 1947 Aust. sl., derogatory
a poor settler, or one of low social status DUNGAREE SETTLER 1826 Aust. colloq.
a popular or favoured station-hand; usually in plural JACKERY 1890 Aust. sl.
a powerfully built Australian Rules footballer, often playing in a special position, e.g. ruckman; any Australian Rules player BIG MAN 1963 Aust. sl.
a rough, loutish Australian; an Australian yobbo UGLY AUSTRALIAN 1974 Aust. sl.
a settler who arrived in Australia as a transported convict LEGITIMATE 1827 Aust. sl.
a sheep-station hand MONKEY-DODGER 1899 Aust. sl.
a swagman BATTLER 1900 Aust.
a term for an English-, Irish-, or Scottish-descent Australian SKIPPY Bk1999 Aust. sl.
a tramp who makes a practice of arriving at a station about sundown under the pretense of seeking work, so as to obtain food and a night’s lodging SUNDOWNER 1875 Aust. colloq.
a trendy, basically middle-class, upwardly mobile, socially conscious, left-wing member of the Australian Labour Party, and one who has no intention of manning the barricades for any cause whatsoever BASKETWEAVER FROM BALMAIN Bk1986 Aust. sl.
Australian soldiers EGGS-A-COOK 1915 Aust. military sl.
Australians; so called by the Germans HELL TERRORS 20C Amer. sl., World War I usage
a White man WADGELLA 1927 Aust. pidgin version of ‘whitefellow’
a White man living beyond the bounds of ‘civilization’ JACKAROO;  JACKEROO M19
a White man, often old, and impoverished, who pursues Aboriginal women for sex BUNJI 1970s Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN-BANGER 1912 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN-BOY 1892 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN BURGLAR 1947 Aust.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN CUDDLER 1954 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN DOZZLER 1977 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN JOCKEY 1955 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN MAN 1963 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN MASHER 1902 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN SHEPHERD 1958 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN SHEPHERDER 1926 Aust. sl.
a White man who has casual sexual relations with Aboriginal women GIN STEALER 1925 Aust. sl.
a White man who lives with an Aboriginal woman COMBO 1896 Aust. sl.
a White man who lives with an Aboriginal woman COMBOMAN 1896 Aust. sl.
a White term for an Aboriginal BINGHI 1893 Aust. sl., derogatory
a working man who has scraped up enough cash to buy a small sheep run MOLESKIN SQUATTER 1941 Aust. & NZ sl. rare
a World War II term for a local youth affecting American airs or assuming an American accent WOOLLOOMOOLOOANK Bk1999 Aust. sl.
a young station-hand, probably a well-connected young man out from the UK ARCHIE;  ARCHY L19 Aust. sl.
casual Australians MERRY ANZACS Bk1919 Aust. services’ sl.
in Australian Rules football: an umpire WHITE LEGHORN Bk1988 Aust. sl.
in eastern Australia, a person from a state south of one’s own; in Queensland it refers to either New South Wales inhabitants or Victorians;  in New South Wales it refers to Victorians MEXICAN 1991 Aust. sl.
in Queensland: a city person with pretensions to country living, such as dressing like a cowboy or driving a 4WD QUEEN STREET BUSHIE 2003 Aust. sl.
in Queensland: a city person with pretensions to country living, such as dressing like a cowboy or driving a 4WD QUEEN STREET COWBOY 2003 Aust. sl.
in Queensland: a city person with pretensions to country living, such as dressing like a cowboy or driving a 4WD QUEEN STREET RINGER 2003 Aust. sl.
in Sydney region: a visiting non-resident of a beachside area PARRA 1985 Aust. sl., derogatory
natives or residents of Tasmania RASPBERRY-LANDERS 20C Aust. sl.
‘new chum’; a newcomer to Australia; a Jewish newcomer JEW CHUM 20C Aust. rhyming sl.
persons born in Australia CURRENCY Bk1892 Aust. sl.
the ordinary Australian trying to make ends meet AUSSIE BATTLER 1886 Aust. sl.
the prostitutes of Darlinghurst and King’s Cross, Sydney THE DARLINGS c1930  Aust. sl.
the typical Australian male; an Australian soldier BILJIMBILLJIM 1898 Aust. sl.
typical Australian soldiers in World War I BILL AND JIM 1919 Aust. sl. obs.
typical outback Australians in the 1890s BILL AND JIM 1896 Aust. sl. obs.
used in the Northern Territory to describe a person who is newly arrived and thus inexperienced PARCEL POST 1930s Aust. sl.

AUSTRALIA etc. – PHRASES
said to be Australia’s national creed IF IT MOVES SHOOT IT, IF IT DOESN’T CHOP IT DOWN Bk1999 Aust. sl.
in football: running at full speed ON THE BOIL 20C Aust. sl.

AUSTRALIA etc. – VERBS
in Australian football: ‘to collar a player by the ankles when his running with the ball’ RABBIT 20C Aust. sporting usage
of an Aboriginal: to go on a walkabout GO WALKABOUT 1927 Aust.
to go on foot, up-country, in search of work GO ON THE WALLABY TRACK Bk1892 Aust. sl.