Australian Slang For Awesome (8 Examples)

The word ‘awesome’ is often used in the English language. However, different countries have a ton of different terms for it, all used colloquially. In this article, let’s take a look at Australian slang for the word awesome. We have several examples, so read on!

Beaut

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Short for beauty, it’s an Australian way of saying something is awesome.

Example:

  • That movie we watched yesterday was a real beaut.

Bonza

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This is the most common word Australians use when they describe something as awesome, excellent, or first-rate.

Example:

  • That meal we had today was bonza!

Bonzer

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) An alternative way of spelling bonza, but it means the same thing. The origins of the term are unknown.

Example:

  • We had so much fun yesterday, it was bonzer!

Deadly

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This word is often used in Australia when people want to describe that something was awesome or great.

Example:

  • Man, you should’ve gone clubbing with us yesterday, it was deadly.

Hectic

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) Hectic is a word Australians also use often when something is really great, or awesome.

Example:

  • I listened to his new album, I loved it, it was hectic!

Ripper

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This word is used in Australia to describe certain experiences as enjoyable, or awesome.

Example:

  • She wasn’t sure if she should go on that trip, but in the end, she said it was a real ripper!

Ripsnorter

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Similar to ‘ripper’, this word is used to describe when you had an awesome time.

Example:

  • We went on a hike yesterday and had so much fun, it was quite a ripsnorter.

Sweet as

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) Australians often put ‘as’ at the end of adjectives to add more emphasis. Sweet as simply means that something is really awesome, and you should mentally fill in just how sweet it was.

Example:

  • That party was really sweet as!

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