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Aussie Glossary

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Aussie English
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Aussie Words Definitions Comments
XXXX Pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland And there's no truth to the story that Queenslanders just can't spell BEER
yabber Talk (a lot) Probably Aboriginal … and/or pidgin from jabber
yabby Small freshwater crayfish  
yahoo Noisy and unruly person  
yahooing Boisterous behaviour  
yakka, yakker Hard work, an Aboriginal term (Yagari language -'yaga')
yank American regardless of location  
yank tank An American car  
yankee shout A round of drinks in which everyone pays his own  
yeo Ewe, female sheep Scots dialect … also ewie or yowie (not the aboriginal forest monster!)
yewy U-turn in traffic ("chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights") I've always spelled it: U-ey … but I'm a bit of a pedant!
yobbo Uncouth, aggressive person Old Cockney 'backspell' slang: yob = boy
yonks Ages, a long time  
youse Plural of you (by the grammatically challenged)  
zarucker Police trooper (Appears in Manifold's "The Death of Ned Kelly"_
zebra crossing Broad-striped pedestrian roadway crossing  
zed Australian and British pronunciation of "Z"  
zeds Pertaining to sleep (zzz)  
zonked Exhausted, rooted  
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Many thanks to John in Brisbane for this concept and the initial data, and to Bob Bolton for additions and comments.