Australian Slang For American (2 Examples)

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Foodie, Animal Lover, Slang & Language Enthusiast

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Australian slang has a ton of words you might not be familiar with. Sometimes it can seem as if it is a completely different language than English! In this post, let’s see all the words they use to refer to Americans.



  • (Noun) Seppo is a mildly derogatory term Australians use to refer to Americans. It is actually shortened from ‘septic tank’.


  • Hey, who does this Seppo think he is?




  • (Noun) A shorter version of the word ‘Yankee’, used in the past for New England soldiers, but nowadays commonly used to refer to Americans in general.


  • Those Yanks are obsessed with burgers and beer!

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