Australian Slang For Redneck (9 Examples)

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

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It is safe to say that every country has its rednecks. While derogatory, this term can also be used in a lighthearted way. Naturally, the slang-lovers they are, Australians have their own ways of referring to rednecks. Let’s take a look at some examples of Australian slang for rednecks.

Bevan

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This Australian slang is really common in the Queensland area as a way to describe rednecks.

Example:

  • When I see a person spitting on the road I immediately think they’re a bevan.

Bludger

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A bludger is someone who relies on other peoples’ efforts to go through life. Commonly used in Australia for rednecks.

Example:

  • That bludger hasn’t worked a day in his life!

Bogan

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is uniquely Australian slang for rednecks. You can use it to describe uncultured, unsophisticated people in general.

Example:

  • Mate, would you look at that bogan, what is he wearing?

Housie

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This slang is unique to Australia, and possibly has something to do with the fact that rednecks like to gamble since housie is a gambling game. Anyway, it is not as common as some of the others but people still use it there.

Example:

  • Did you see that housie, what is he doing in this part of town?

Queenslanders

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is like an Australian inside joke. It is used as banter to make fun of Queenslanders by referring to rednecks by this name.

Example:

  • Did you see those uncultured blokes earlier’ Some real Queenslanders, weren’t they?

Wally

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Wally is Australian slang for idiot but is often used to describe rednecks. It originated in Britain in the 1960s, but the exact meaning is unknown.

Example:

  • That wally will believe anything you say!

Wanker

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Wanker is a word used in Britain to refer to people we dislike for whatever reason. In Australia, it is a common slang word for rednecks.

Example:

  • Those wankers are drinking beer in front of the store again!

Westies

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This one is usually used only in the Sydney area of Australia. People use it because rednecks live in the western suburbs of the city.

Example:

  • What are those westies doing in this part of town?

Yobbo

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Derived from the British word ‘yob’, which people use to describe uncultured people, yobbo is a common term for rednecks in Australia.

Example:

  • Look at that yobbo, drunk in the middle of the day again, instead of looking for a job!

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