Australian Slang For Drunk (10 Examples)

Drinking culture is a huge deal in Australia. This is why they have so many different slang terms when it comes to enjoying alcohol. In this article, let’s take a look at all the different slang words they use when someone is drunk.

Blind

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) Australians use this as slang for when someone is so drunk they can barely see.

Example:

  • He drank too much, he’s so blind, please watch out for him.

Derro

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Australian slang for a drunkard, someone that is so drunk they are derelict.

Example:

  • Look at that derro, he’s barely standing!

Hammered

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) Ever got hit in your head with a hammer? Neither did we. but some people get so drunk that it feels like they did. This is where this slang term comes from.

Example:

  • My exams are over this week, we need to get hammered over the weekend.

Legless

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This Australian slang word means that someone is so drunk they can’t even stand as if they don’t have legs.

Example:

  • Dear God, I’ve had so much to drink, I’m legless! 

Munted

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This Australian slang word is similar to the word ‘pissed’, and they both mean the same thing.

Example:

  • Andy is munted, he can barely see.

Pissed

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This word is not used only in Australia, but it is really popular there. Wherever you hear it though, it means someone is really drunk.

Example:

  • Come on mate, let’s get pissed!

Plastered

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) This is another slang term popular all over the world, but widely used in Australia. It means that someone is very drunk.

Example:

  • We got plastered last night, my head hurts so much.

Stretcher Case

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Refers to a person that is so drunk they need to be carried away on a stretcher.

Example:

  • Mikey is a real stretcher case, no idea how he’s getting home this drunk.

Trashed

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) Trashed is just another Australian way of saying someone is so drunk, they can be tossed in the garbage bin.

Example:

  • I’m trashed, please call the cab for me.

Totaled

Meaning:

  • (Adjective) Totaled is an Australian slang word for when someone is completely destroyed from drinking too much alcohol.

Example:

  • John got totaled last weekend, I haven’t seen him since.

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