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A wow of a time – a sensational, successful time was had

Ace – excellent, wonderful

Act the goat – behave in a foolish manner

Albany Doctor - a wind that is said to blow in the afternoon but often is howling by 7.00 am

Apex predator - a predator at the top of a food chain that is not preyed upon by any other animal

Apples, “she’s apples” – expression of approval, reassurance

As busy as a blowie at a barbie – extremely busy (like a blowfly at a barbeque)

As happy as Larry -very happy

As scarce as rocking horse poo - very rare (Gilbert's potoroo is Australia's most endangered marsupial) 

ASAP – (Abbreviation) As soon as possible                                                                                                                                            

B

Cark it – break-down, die

Check out- look into

Cheeky – bold, brazen

Chin-wag – a lot of talking, gossip

Chock a block – full, crowded

Chockers – completely full

Choof off – depart, leave, go

Chook raffle – fund raising lottery with packaged raw chickens as main prizes conducted in Pubs and clubs

Clobber, best – best clothes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coathanger, The – The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cobber – friend, mate

Cocky - farmer

Codswallop – nonsense, rubbish

Condo – (abbreviation) Condobolin

Coo-ee – long loud call ending on a shrill, rising jerky sound on the ‘ee’- used in the bush to communicate location.

Corker – astonishingly good thing or person

Cossie – swimming costume

Cracker of a day – gorgeous sunny day

Cranky - angry

crash-hot – excellent, first rate

Crikey – expression of astonishment

Crocs – (abbreviation) crocodile

Cuppa – cup of tea

C

Cark it – break-down, die

Check out- look into

Cheeky – bold, brazen

Chin-wag – a lot of talking, gossip

Chock a block – full, crowded

Chockers – completely full

Choof off – depart, leave, go

Chook raffle – fund raising lottery with packaged raw chickens as main prizes conducted in Pubs and clubs

Clobber, best – best clothes

Coathanger, The – The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cobber – friend, mate

Cocky - farmer

Codswallop – nonsense, rubbish

Condo – (abbreviation) Condobolin

Coo-ee – long loud call ending on a shrill, rising jerky sound on the ‘ee’- used in the bush to communicate location.

Corker – astonishingly good thing or person

Cossie – swimming costume

Cracker of a day – gorgeous day

Cranky - angry

Crash-hot – excellent, first rate

Crikey – expression of astonishment

Crocs – (abbreviation) crocodile

Cuppa – cup of tea

D

Dag – lovable, odd or amusing person

Damper – type of bread cooked in a camp fire

Dawn service - A dawn service started by Reverend White in Albany, Western Australia is often named as the first dawn service. Reverend White, who had served as an army chaplain at Gallipoli, would march his congregation to a point overlooking King George Sound in Albany where the troops left for Gallipoli in 1914.

Deadly - A term chiefly used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people meaning awesome or wicked

Deadset – truthfully, honestly

Dill – fool, simpleton

Dinky di – genuine, real, authentic

Dive bomb - a diving style where the diver hugs their knees to enter the water with the body shaped as much like a sphere as possible. The goal is to create a large splash.

Do the bolt – dash off, leave immediately

Do the runner - leave a place in order to avoid something difficult

Dob – to inform on

Dobs ya in – informs on you

Dodge a bullet - avoiding any situation that turns out to be disastrous or very harmful.

Dog’s eye and dead ‘orse – (rhyming slang) pie with sauce

Done like a dinner – to be defeated completely, possibly in an unfair way

Done yer dough – to have spent all of one’s money, perhaps impulsively.

Doovalacky – any object for which one cannot immediately recall the correct name

Drover – person who drives a herd or flock over long distances

Dry as a drover’s dog – extremely dry, thirsty

Duffers – cattle or sheep thieves

Duffing – to steal farm animals

Dugout – underground dwelling

Dunnart - marsupial the size of a European mouse. They have a largely insectivorous diet.

Dunny – toilet, often a free-standing outside toilet

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