It's also the standard spelling in most other English-speaking countries, including the UK. 'Pajamas' (with a second 'a'), on the other hand, is the American English spelling: Australian English: I need to buy new pyjamas!
Possum-skin cloaks were a form of clothing worn by Aboriginal people in the south-east of Australia – present-day Victoria and New South Wales.
dacks (daks) – trousers, most likely derived from the London clothier Daks (founded in 1894). Trackie dacks are tracksuit trousers, and underdacks are underpants or knickers.
The singlet in Australia is basically a vest worn without a shirt. It has long been an unofficial uniform of the working class man, happily adopted by so-called bogans. The singlet, in some parts of Australia, is part of the national uniform.
It is called a singlet in Australia and New Zealand, and a banian or banyan in the Indian Subcontinent. In addition to athletic usage, tank tops have traditionally been used as undershirts, especially with suits and dress shirts.
dunny – a toilet, the appliance or the room – especially one in a separate outside building. This word has the distinction of being the only word for a toilet which is not a euphemism of some kind. It is from the old English dunnykin: a container for dung. However Australians use the term toilet more often than dunny.
Daks: Australians call their trousers 'daks'. If someone mentions 'tracky daks', they're talking about sweatpants.
Instead of calling them "boots" or something, Aussie's call them "RMs," "Blundstones," or "Rossis." They are truly ubiquitous.
This is one of many not-so-nice Australian slang insults. “Rack off” is very similar to “get lost.” It essentially means that the person speaking wants someone to go away, though it can also just be a general show of displeasure with another person.
5. Sheila = Girl. Yes, that is the Australian slang for girl.
The shoe known in Australia as a “thong” is one of the oldest styles of footwear in the world. Worn with small variations across Egypt, Rome, Greece, sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, Korea, Japan and some Latin American cultures, the shoe was designed to protect the sole while keeping the top of the foot cool.
Australasians refer to napkins as serviettes.
Here in Australia, however, McDonald's most prevalent nickname is “Macca's”. A recent branding survey commissioned by McDonald's Australia found that 55 per cent of Australians refer to the company by its local slang name.
“Australian style is all about effortless pieces that can be dressed up or down. We have such an amazing outdoor lifestyle so it makes sense that our culture likes to dress in a way that is chic and relaxed.”
Woolen jumpers Australia are what we know as a woollen pullover. A wool jumper can be for men, women or children and it is a woollen garment that you pull over your head.
Wear Aussie colours
If all else fails, dress yourself up in the Australian colours – blue, white and red for the flag, or yellow and green for their sports colours. Drape a flag like this over your shoulders or pick up some face paints to paint your face like the flag. Then you're ready to go!
While some Australian speakers would pronounce “no” as a diphthong, starting on “oh” as in dog and ending on “oo” as in put, others begin with an unstressed “a” (the sound at the end of the word “sofa”), then move to the “oh” and then “oo”.
We see no point in informing the world that "fridge" is Australian slang for a "refrigerator". If you've got any comments or suggestions, though, we'd very much like to hear them.
THE ''ute'' is to Australians what the pickup is to Americans: a blue-collar icon and a symbol of rugged independence. Utes are integral to everyday existence in the bush -- and, increasingly, to life in the city. What's a ute?
“Mum” is the Australian (and every other English speaking country) equivalent to the American “Mom". However the two words are not so different as their spelling suggests. Americans actually pronounce Mom as “Marm" which is basically just a drawled out version of Mum.
The Australian National Dictionary explains that the Australian usages of mate derive from the British word 'mate' meaning 'a habitual companion, an associate, fellow, comrade; a fellow-worker or partner', and that in British English it is now only in working-class use.
'Ta' means 'thank you'. "A: Can you please pass me the sauce? B: Sure, here you go. A: Ta."
And just in case you have to ask for a washcloth, in Australia they are normally called face-washers or flannels.