Australian Slang For Fight (6 Examples)

No one should partake in any sort of fighting, but sometimes things get out of hand! Especially when you’re out drinking. Australians are no strangers to this, and we all know how much they love their slang. So, let’s combine the two and see which slang words Australians use for a fight.

Blue

Meaning:

  • (Noun)  Used as a noun, a blue is a fight, dispute, or row. You can stack on a blue, turn on a blue, or bung on a blue. It has been around since the 1940s and refers to all types of fights.

Example:

  • He was trying to bung on a blue down at the pub.

Have A Go

Meaning:

  • (Verb) This Australian slang term means that someone is trying to start a fight.

Example:

  • Are you having a go at me? Well come on then, give me your best shot!

Scrap

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is a popular slang term used in a lot of English-speaking countries, and it’s just a synonym for fighting. It is common in Australia.

Example:

  • She started a scrap with her best friend during recess, it was crazy!

Stonker

Meaning:

  • (Verb) To stonker someone means that you hit them really hard, possibly knocking them out unconscious.

Example:

  • I stonkered him so hard he won’t remember a thing!

Stoush

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is another unique Australian slang word for a fight or a brawl.

Example:

  • I was at the rugby game and suddenly a real stoush broke out!

Tussle

Meaning:

  • (Noun) ‘Tussle’ is another common slang word used primarily in England and Australia. It means a fight, used more often when talking about fights involving a large group.

Example:

  • I saw a large tussle on the street on my way to work, they were really going at it!

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