Aussie Slang Dictionary

Aussie Slang Dictionary

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!

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.

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.

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!

Happy little Vegemite

Meaning
A happy Australian
Used in a sentence
She won the raffle - so she's a happy little Vegemite!

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!

Harold Holt

Meaning
Salt
Used in a sentence
Pass the Harold Holt

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.

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.

Have a crack

Meaning
try to achieve something
Used in a sentence
Go on, have a crack at the high jump!

Have a go, ya mug!

Meaning
Give it a try
Used in a sentence
Have a go, ya mug!

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.

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?

Heaps

Meaning
A lot.
Used in a sentence
There were heaps of people down at the beach last weekend.

Hens night

Meaning
bachorlette party
Used in a sentence
What's a Hen's Night without party games.

Hissy Fit

Meaning
Temper tantrum
Used in a sentence
He threw a hissy fit when he didn't get his way.

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.

Hold ya horses

Meaning
Wait a minute, hang on, be patient
Used in a sentence
Hold ya horses, we'll get there soon

hoo roo

Meaning
see ya later
Used in a sentence
I'll meet you in a week, hoo roo for now.

Hooley dooley

Meaning
An exclamation of surprise
Used in a sentence
Hooley dooley, see how fast that bloke was goin' in his ute!

Hoon

Meaning
An irresponsible driver
Used in a sentence
He drives like a hoon.

Hooroo

Meaning
Good-bye
Used in a sentence
Hooroo, see you tomorrow

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".

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