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

40 slang results starting with the letter 'd'

Daggy

Meaning

Uncool / not fashionable

Used in a sentence

Those track pants are so daggy.

travel bug

Damage the Doulton

Meaning

To suffer from bad stomach complaint

Used in a sentence

After that vindaloo last night I was left damaging the doulton for ages

Ryan Sorensen

Dardy

Meaning

good

Used in a sentence

uze is all dardy, unna

tom beyer

Date roll

Meaning

toilet paper

Used in a sentence

oh no! we're out of date roll

Mark Whitton

Dazza

Meaning

short for the name Darren

Used in a sentence

oi dazza

Ryan Sorensen

Dead horse

Meaning

Tomato sauce

Used in a sentence

What's for lunch? Dog's eyes and dead 'orse [meat pies and tomato sauce].

George R. Smith

Deliver the goods

Meaning

Deliver what was promised.

Used in a sentence

Yeah they always deliver the goods, even if they're finding it a little tricky!

Diana Borthwick

Derro

Meaning

Derived from the word 'derelict'. Means an unkept person.

Used in a sentence

Get a job you bloody derro!

Damien Bond

Devo

Meaning

To be devastated or upset about something.

Used in a sentence

I'm sick mate, and won't make it to the party tonight. Totally devo.

Sophia Robinson

Devonshire

Meaning

An authentic afternoon tea made up of Devonshire Tea, Scones, Cream and Jam

Used in a sentence

This arvo I'm off out with the family to enjoy a lovely Devonshire!!

Gavin

Digger

Meaning

Australian soldier

Used in a sentence

The digger's fought in world war 2

Lorelei

Dinki-di

Meaning

Genuine

Used in a sentence

Yeah mate it's dinki-di, I've got one myself!

Phillip Cassar

Dirty Bird

Meaning

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Used in a sentence

Got some dirty bird for dinner....

Ryan Sorensen

Dish licker

Meaning

Term given to kitchen staff who wash the dishes

Used in a sentence

How many dish lickers have we got tonight?

Ryan Sorensen

Dish licker

Meaning

Usually means a canine/dog.

Used in a sentence

The dish lickers ate the roast, while it was defrosting on the table! (The bloody dogs ate our roast.) I done me dough on the dish lickers last night! (I lost money betting on the Greyhound races.)

Moose Robinson

Do a Bradbury

Meaning

When an underdog comes from behind, against all odds, to snatch an unexpected victory, usually due to an element of luck or good fortune.

Used in a sentence

Did you see Wazza pull off a Bradbury in that race?

Nathan Hackett

Do bugger all

Meaning

To do absolutely nothing

Used in a sentence

I'm going to do bugger all this weekend, been a bloody busy week!

Lindsay Wilkes

Do the bolt

Meaning

Run away

Used in a sentence

He did the bolt before I could speak to him!

Ryan Sorensen

Do the Harold Holt

Meaning

Get away from somewhere with speed

Used in a sentence

Once I realised that, I did the Harold Holt!

Ryan Sorensen

Do their nut

Meaning

To throw a tantrum

Used in a sentence

They do their nut over that!

Ryan Sorensen

Do ya 'nana!

Meaning

Aussie slang for "going bananas" or tantrum.

Used in a sentence

They got so angry they did their 'nana!

Ryan Sorensen

Do ya' block

Meaning

Explode with rage

Used in a sentence

Don't do ya' block said Davo' to his fiance when he was late for their wedding.

Gavin Begbie

Dodgy Bird

Meaning

any other chicken franchise

Used in a sentence

Just had some dodgy bird, I'm full mate.

Ryan Sorensen

Dog's breakfast

Meaning

A mess

Used in a sentence

First of all you're going to clean up your room, it looks like a dog's breakfast!

Jarrod Whitfield

Dog's eye

Meaning

Meat pie

Used in a sentence

'Goin' down the corner shop for a dog's eye"

Ryan Sorensen

Don't get off ya bike

Meaning

It is not the biggest problem in the world

Used in a sentence

Hey mate, its only a scratch, don't get off ya bike about it

Dimity Jessup

Don't know him from a bar of soap

Meaning

Not having any idea who someone is

Used in a sentence

That guy over there? I don't know him from a bar of soap

Susie Williams

Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill

Meaning

Don't exaggerate a situation into more than it is.

Used in a sentence

Its no big deal, she's just making a mountain out of a mole hill.

joanne hodder

Done like a dinner

Meaning

over and done with, finished, completed

Used in a sentence

That's all finished, done like a dinner.

joanne hodder

Done the dash

Meaning

Term used at cessation of job, life and various other situations.

Used in a sentence

He's done the dash in that job mate.

Ryan Sorensen

Donk

Meaning

Engine of a car or truck

Used in a sentence

My new Holden's got a V8 donk.

Robin Wiley

Double

Meaning

Riding pillion on a push bike

Used in a sentence

Jack gave me a double up to the pub.

Kevin Burton

Down Bessy!!

Meaning

A phrase used when someone is fired up or angry.

Used in a sentence

Down Bessy! You need to calm down.

Ellie Jarvis

Down the gurgler

Meaning

Wasted effort, to go down the drainpipe.

Used in a sentence

We got a bit of a bum steer, now the whole thing is down the gurgler.

Rebecca Johnston

Drongo

Meaning

term given to someone who does something of silly nature

Used in a sentence

What did you do that for ya drongo!

Ryan Sorensen

Dropkick

Meaning

Someone who isn't very smart and hasn't made it very far in life.

Used in a sentence

Some dropkick squashed a pie on my seat.

Peter Arnold

Dry as a dead dingo

Meaning

Extreme thirst

Used in a sentence

My throat is as dry as a dead dingo!

Ryan Sorensen

Duck's guts

Meaning

the best / same as "cat's pyjamas" or "bee's knees"

Used in a sentence

these were the duck's guts when they first came out

George R. Smith

Dunny

Meaning

Toilet

Used in a sentence

I'm just going to duck into the dunny, be out in a sec.

Andrew Grainger

Durry

Meaning

Aussie slang for a cigarette

Used in a sentence

Just going out the back for a durry.

Sean Royce