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Aussie Glossary

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Aussie English
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Aussie Words Definitions Comments
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.