British Slang For An Australian Person (6 Examples)

Oftentimes, people from certain countries will have multiple slang words that refer to people from other countries. In this article, we will take a look at one such example. So, if you’re curious about how the British refer to Australians, we have the answer for that.

Aussie

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Simply put, it’s short for Australian. It is one of the most common words people use to refer to Australians, not only in Britain but in other parts of the world as well.

Example:

  • Aussies sure do love playing cricket!

Kylie

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This word is used in Australia for their specific boomerangs. It gained popularity among the British people as a term for Australians.

Example:

  • These kylies sure love to surf.

Ocker

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Another way people refer to Australian males, but usually if they are uncultured and offensive.

Example:

  • That Ocker was so rude to my girlfriend, I’m never coming to Australia again!

Ozzie

Meaning:

  • (Noun) An alternative way to spell and pronounce Aussie, also short for Australian.

Example:

  • He married an Ozzie so he had to move to Sydney.

Strayan

Meaning:

  • (Noun) The pronunciation spelling of the word Australian, but pronounced in an Australian accent, usually humorously.

Example:

  • She’s a real Strayan, look at all of the photos with koalas and kangaroos on her Instagram!

Shackle Dragger

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A derogatory term for an Australian person made popular by deported British convicts.

Example:

  • South Africa beat the Shackle Draggers at rugby last night, did you see it?

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