Australian Slang For Cooler (6 Examples)

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

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Coolers are an amazing way to keep the food fresh when you’re camping. In Australia, camping is really popular, but their slang can be difficult to understand sometimes. They have unique slang terms for some common words, but we’re here to help you. In this article, let’s see what’s the Australian slang for ‘cooler’.

Car Fridge

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Younger people like to go on road trips and bring their cooler in the car. This is when you’ll hear them refer to it as the car fridge.

Example:

  • Can you grab me a can of Coke from the car fridge, please?

Chilly Bin

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A bin that keeps things cold, or chilly, is a chilly bin! Quite simple, sometimes you don’t need to think hard to get Australian slang!

Example:

  • There are three beers left in the chilly bin, should I go grab some more?

Cool Bag

Meaning:

  • (Noun) While not quite a bag, since you can carry it around, we guess it makes sense to call a freezer this way. ‘Cool bag’ is a slang term that can be heard all over Australia.

Example:

  • My cool bag broke down, there’s no way I’m drinking warm beer!

Esky

Meaning:

  • (Noun)  An esky is an insulated cooler that Australians use to keep beer cold during barbecues. You will hear this word being used often in Australia.

Example:

  • Come on mate, can you bring the esky, my beer is getting warm!

Freezer

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Commonly used when we talk about refrigerators, ‘freezer’ can be a slang term for a cooler as well.

Example:

  • We have five freezers ready for our barbie this weekend, will it be enough?

Icebox

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This one is self-explanatory, really. It is only right that we call a box that keeps things cold an icebox!

Example:

  • You will find a ton of drinks in the icebox, get one for me as well.

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