Aussie Slang Dictionary

Aussie Slang Dictionary

Pack it in

Meaning
To give up on something
Used in a sentence
Mate I am done, going to pack it in - this rain doesn't look like it's gonna let up!

Packing darkies

Meaning
To be so scared or worried that you need to wear dark undies as you could poo your pants.
Used in a sentence
The waves were so big out there, I was packing darkies!

Pansy

Meaning
Person who is too scared to try something
Used in a sentence
Have a go ya pansy!

Pass muster

Meaning
The group approves
Used in a sentence
When Bruce brought his new girlfriend home he was hoping she would pass muster.

Pat Malone

Meaning
Rhyming slang for on your on.
Used in a sentence
I went up the coast on my Pat Malone.

Pav

Meaning
Pavlova
Used in a sentence
Luv the old pav, a bit of cream - bloody beautiful!

Peanut Gallery

Meaning
Someone or several people watching others and not doing much. Usually not helping if they could be.
Used in a sentence
What are you doing here like a peanut gallery? Grab a shovel and start digging.

Pearler

Meaning
Something very impressive
Used in a sentence
Strewth, look at that pearler in the garage!

Pick up (or picked up)

Meaning
To gain a partner which leads to snogging.
Used in a sentence
I picked up the hottest chick last night.

Picking a winner

Meaning
Picking your nose
Used in a sentence
Looks like that bloke's picking a winner.

Pineapple

Meaning
Aussie 50 dollar note
Used in a sentence
sorry mate all i got is a pineapple

Pint

Meaning
A 570 ml (20 fl oz) glass. In Adelaide it is referred to as an 'imperial pint', with a pint being a 425 ml glass.
Used in a sentence
Can I get a pint of beer thanks.

Plasticised

Meaning
covered in plastic
Used in a sentence
I was trying to find a way of explaining how I needed to cover some boxes to send down south and I invented this word.

Poddy

Meaning
Orphan or orphaned calf
Used in a sentence
He's a poddy. He never knew his parents.

Poets Day

Meaning
leave work early, tomorrows Saturday.
Used in a sentence
Aussie workers will often finish early on a 'Friday' to have a few beers with their mates. Friday is known as 'Poets' day.

Pomme

Meaning
Person from the UK
Used in a sentence
He's a pomme, visiting for a holiday.

Pong

Meaning
Smell
Used in a sentence
Geez mate, you pong!

Pony

Meaning
A 140ml (5 fl oz) glass. Also called a Five in Townsville or a Horse in Melbourne.
Used in a sentence
Can I have a pony of shandy?

Port

Meaning
Suitcase or school bag
Used in a sentence
Get that port out of the hall before someone trips over it!

Pot

Meaning
A 285ml glass (10 fl oz) in Brisbane, Hobart and Melbourne. See also middy, handle, half pint, schooner & ten.
Used in a sentence
Can I have a pot of beer thanks.

Prawn

Meaning
Person who has a little too much to drink
Used in a sentence
Bluey was a real prawn when he drank too much!

Pull your head in

Meaning
Mind your own business
Used in a sentence
I just think you should pull your head in, if they wanted you to know they'd tell ya!

Pull your socks up

Meaning
To smarten up or improve
Used in a sentence
You've gotta pull your socks up, this just isn't good enough!

Pulling Your Leg

Meaning
misleading one for amusement
Used in a sentence
He's only pulling your leg. That scar's from an operation, not a bullet

Put a sock in it

Meaning
stop talking
Used in a sentence
That bloke is such a loud mouth, I wish he'd put a sock in it!

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