Australian Slang For Flip Flops (6 Examples)

Australian slang might be considered a unique language in its own right, considering how many unique expressions they have! In this article, we will take a look at all the words they use for flip-flops. If you’re interested, read on, the answer may surprise you!

Clogs

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This word is used in many countries to refer to casual shoes but is also often used in reference to flip-flops, especially in Australia.

Example:

  • My clogs have fallen apart, I need to get new ones before the summer.

Double-Pluggers

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Double-pluggers is a common term used in Australia instead of the word ‘flip-flops’. Used primarily for flip-flops with double plugs.

Example:

  • I like your new double-pluggers, they look great!

Jandals

Meaning:

  • (Noun) More commonly used in New Zealand, but also in Australia, ‘jandals’ is short for Japanese sandals. It is a term used for flip-flops.

Example:

  • I lost one of my new jandals, my mom is gonna kill me!

Sandals

Meaning:

  • (Noun) ‘Sandal’ is a general term most commonly used for beach footwear. It can also refer to flip-flops, and you can hear people in Australia using it often.

Example:

  • I really like my new sandals, can’t wait to wear them to the beach.

Slippers

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Although it normally refers to a different type of footwear, ‘slippers’ can be used as slang for flip-flops. 

Example:

  • Are we going swimming today? Time to show off my new slippers.

Thongs

Meaning:

  • (Noun) While it refers to underwear in the US, ‘thongs’ are flip-flops in Australia. It is the most commonly used slang term for them as well.

Example:

  • I forgot to bring my thongs to the beach!

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