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Look up Aussie slang phrases and words you'll only hear in Australia.

36 slang results starting with the letter 'c'

Can / the Can / Dunny-Can

Meaning

Toilet

Used in a sentence

I'll be back, just gotta use the can!

Alex Fay

Cark it

Meaning

To die

Used in a sentence

My bloody budgie carked it, got home after a surf and he's flat on the floor!

Ernest Callaghan

Carrying on like a pork chop

Meaning

Making a great fuss about something for little or no reason

Used in a sentence

He left his train ticket behind and so was carrying on like a pork chop.

Brian Leahy

Cashed-up bogan

Meaning

A bogan with money (often borrowed)

Used in a sentence

Look at that cashed-up bogan in his flashy Holden ute.

travel bug

Cat's Pyjamas

Meaning

the best / same as "duck's guts" or "bee's knees"

Used in a sentence

the new Holden/Ford/Nissan etc is the cat's pyjamas

George R. Smith

Cheap as chips

Meaning

Very cheap!

Used in a sentence

Yeah mate, it's cheap as chips. Got it for a lobster.

Stephanie Hargreaves

Cheese and kisses (or shortened to just Cheese)

Meaning

Rhyming slang for the missus

Used in a sentence

The cheese and kisses loves that shop.

Lisa McCarthy

Cheese Cutters

Meaning

Very narrow wheels / tyres

Used in a sentence

It's got 10 inch slicks on the back and cheese cutters up front.

George R. Smith

Chewie

Meaning

Chewing gum

Used in a sentence

Grab us a pack of chewie when you duck into the servo and a sauso roll!

Geoffrey Horth

Chicken out

Meaning

Don't want to participate

Used in a sentence

When Bruce saw the size of the Rugby players he thought he had better chicken out of the game.

L Cropley

Chockers

Meaning

Completely full

Used in a sentence

What an awesome feed! There was so much food, I'm absolutely chockers.

George Krehein

Choof off

Meaning

To go, leave

Used in a sentence

It's getting late better choof off - see ya tomorrow

Kerry Walsh

Chook

Meaning

Chicken

Used in a sentence

I'm going to go feed the chooks.

travel bug

chuck a spewie

Meaning

make a U turn

Used in a sentence

hey mate, you missed the exit, now you'll have to chuck a spewie!

liz teare

Chuck a U-ey

Meaning

To make a U-turn while driving

Used in a sentence

You missed it. The house was back there. Chuck a U-ey.

Shilpi Singh

Chuck a wobbly

Meaning

To throw a tantrum.

Used in a sentence

Yeah I had a few and when I got home the missus chucked a wobbly. Don't think I will be catching up with you blokes this weekend.

James Twigg

Chunder

Meaning

Shoulda seen Baz chunder after all that Bundy!

Used in a sentence

Lookout, there's chunder on the footpath

George R. Smith

Clanger

Meaning

Inappropriate comment

Used in a sentence

He dropped a clanger when he was talking about the next-door neighbours and they walked in.

L Cropley

Claret

Meaning

Blood

Used in a sentence

You have a bit of claret coming from your nose.

Ryan Sorensen

Clear as mud

Meaning

Something complicated

Used in a sentence

Thanks for explaining that....it's as clear as mud.

Leoni Aitchison

Coathanger

Meaning

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Used in a sentence

Looking forward to going for a walk across the coathanger. Might grab some brekky at the Rocks when we get to the other side!

Alastair Purcell

Cockie

Meaning

Australian native bird - cockatoo

Used in a sentence

What a beautiful cockie

Michele Darmanin

Cold one

Meaning

A cold beer

Used in a sentence

Grab me a cold one out of the fridge.

Damien Bond

Coldie

Meaning

A nice, cold beer

Used in a sentence

Grab us a coldie can ya? This one's half empty!

Christina Lyden

Cool as a cucumber.

Meaning

A person who does not stress about anything.

Used in a sentence

Look at him.....he is as cool as a cucumber!

Leoni Aitchison

Cop Shop

Meaning

Police Station

Used in a sentence

Mate, you had better head to the cop shop to report that thieft

Peter C M McCormack

Cossies

Meaning

Swimming costumes

Used in a sentence

Go and put your cossies on as we're heading down to the beach.

Shellee

Couldn't organise a bucket of sand in the desert

Meaning

Un-organised

Used in a sentence

Geez, that bloke couldn't organise a bucket of sand in the desert to save himself!

Karen Blake

Couldn't organize a booze-up at a pub

Meaning

Disorganized

Used in a sentence

He's SO hopeless: he couldn't organize a booze-up at a pub!

George R. Smith

Crack a tinny

Meaning

Open a can of bear

Used in a sentence

Feeling thirsty, think I'll crack a tinny.

Kerry Walsh

Cranky

Meaning

In a bad mood

Used in a sentence

They're cranky because their team lost on the weekend!

Anna Schiller

Crikey

Meaning

An exclamation of surprise.

Used in a sentence

Crikey thats an awesome ute, she's a bloody beauty!

Ronald Magner

Crook

Meaning

Sick

Used in a sentence

I was feeling so crook the other day I had to leave work early.

Shellee

Crooked as a Dogs Hind Leg

Meaning

Meaning something is not as straight as it should be

Used in a sentence

The Chair is Crooked as a Dogs Hind Leg

Noeline McCosker

Cup of tea, Bex and a lie down

Meaning

Someone who is very tired and needs a rest

Used in a sentence

You look buggered, I think you need a cup of tea, bex and a lie down!

Evan Dunn

Cuppa

Meaning

A cup of tea or coffee

Used in a sentence

Come over for a cuppa!

L Cropley