Australian Slang For Disappointed (8 Examples)

When you’re disappointed by someone or something, it is hard not to express it by using an expression or a slang term. We all have our bad days, and it is completely normal to show disappointment. In this article, we will take a look at which slang words Australians use when they are disappointed.

Bugger

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) This slang word is a common expression of disappointment, most often used in Australia.

Example:

  • He never showed up for the date. Bugger!

Butt-hurt

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This slang is commonly used among younger people, especially online. When someone is butt-hurt, their feelings have been hurt by something and they are visibly disappointed.

Example:

  • Stop being so butt-hurt, I won’t do it again.

Devo

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) Devo is short for devastated and is a word that is very common in Australia. It is used when you feel extremely disappointed by someone.

Example:

  • I was devo after finding out what Jenifer did!

Get The Shits

Meaning:

  • (Verb) To get the shits means to be really angry and disappointed because of someone. This expression is used this way only in Australia, in other countries it can mean something compšletely different.

Example:

  • I got the shits because of what they did, almost to the point of wanting to fight them.

In A Funk

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This expression is used when people are disappointed and sad because of a specific event.

Example:

  • She was in a funk for weeks after her boyfriend moved.

In The Dumps

Meaning:

  • (Noun) We use this expression to show how disappointed we’re feeling because of what someone did.

Example:

  • She is obviously in the dumps so we visited her to lift her spirits.

Soul-sucking

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) When someone or something is described as soul-sucking, it means that it easily depresses you to the point of disappointment. Used outside of Australia as well.

Example:

  • That movie was soul-sucking, it was so bad!

Spit The Dummy

Meaning:

  • (Verb) To spit the dummy means to be very upset or disappointed by something. A common slang term in Australia. It is a reference to a baby having a tantrum and spitting out its dummy.

Example:

  • I was so angry because of what she did I spit the dummy!

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