Australian Slang For Friend (10 Examples)

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

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We all use different words to refer to our friends. Giving your best buds nicknames and using slang terms to give a special mark to your friendship is really something special. In Australia, people use a lot of different slang terms to refer to their friends. Let’s take a look at the 10 most popular examples in this article!

Bogan

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Slang for your friends when they are acting weird. Can also refer to rednecks.

Example:

  • Jesus Frankie, you’re a real bogan right now.

Bro

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Short for ‘brother’, this one can be heard everywhere. It is really popular among younger generations.

Example:

  • What are you talking about, bro? The Nets will win the title this season!

Buddy

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Buddy is used all around the world, and it’s a nice way of referring to your friends.

Example:

  • John? He’s my buddy, he’s alright.

Chum

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A slang term for friends, this one is a bit dated. It still sees use today and can be heard in Australia really often.

Example:

  • Don’t act like we’re chums all of a sudden!

Cobber

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Australian slang for friend. The exact origins are not known, but it is quite common.

Example:

  • Hello cobbers, what are we up to today.

Homeboy

Meaning:

  • (Noun) With roots in hip-hop culture, homeboy is a popular slang term to refer to your friends. Can also be shortened to homie.

Example:

  • My homeboys are coming over to play video games tonight.

Mate

Meaning:

  • (Noun) of course, this list wouldn’t be right without this one. One of the most common words you’ll hear in Australia is this slang term for friend.

Example:

  • Alright mate, what’s the plan for tonight?

Pal

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Another common slang term for friend, this one is used often in Australia as well.

Example:

  • Jerry is my good pal, you’ll get along with him nicely.

Tidda

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Female friend, but can also mean sister. A common slang term in Australia.

Example:

  • Me and my tiddas are going clubbing tonight!

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