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

23 slang results starting with the letter 'h'

Ham and eggs and duck under the table

Meaning

Nothing for dinner

Used in a sentence

What's for dinner? Ham and eggs and duck under the table!

Lisa-Gaye Williams

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?

Damien Bond

Hang on a tick

Meaning

Wait a moment

Used in a sentence

Can you hang on a tick?

Jodi Fraser

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!

Lee Partridge

Happy little Vegemite

Meaning

A happy Australian

Used in a sentence

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

Zambella Leighton

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!

Judith Conroy

Harold Holt

Meaning

Salt

Used in a sentence

Pass the Harold Holt

Fiona Barclay

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 harumphing around at 3pm when he knocked on my door and I answered wearing my pyjamas.

Theresa Comini

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.

Leoni Aitchison

Have a crack

Meaning

try to achieve something

Used in a sentence

Go on, have a crack at the high jump!

L Cropley

Have a go, ya mug!

Meaning

Give it a try

Used in a sentence

Have a go, ya mug!

Shellee

Have a Nanna's

Meaning

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

Used in a sentence

I'm going to have a nanna's before I do anything tonight.

Peter C M McCormack

Have a squiz

Meaning

To have a look at something

Used in a sentence

Mate have a squiz at this? Do you think it’s right?

Angela Coleman

Heaps

Meaning

A lot.

Used in a sentence

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

Shellee

Hens night

Meaning

bachelorette party

Used in a sentence

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

Peter

Hissy Fit

Meaning

Temper tantrum

Used in a sentence

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

Milli

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.

Ryan Sorensen

Hold ya horses

Meaning

Wait a minute, hang on, be patient

Used in a sentence

Hold ya horses, we'll get there soon

Lorelei

Hoo roo

Meaning

see ya later

Used in a sentence

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

Iain Bruce

Hooley dooley

Meaning

An exclamation of surprise

Used in a sentence

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

Leanne Westwood

Hoon

Meaning

An irresponsible driver

Used in a sentence

He drives like a hoon.

Kevin Burton

Hooroo

Meaning

Good-bye

Used in a sentence

Hooroo, see you tomorrow

Denise

Howzat

Meaning

Howzat refers to the term "How is that" and is commonly 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".

Justin Waters