D to F



Dag: A funny person, nerd, goof.
Daks: Trousers.
Damper: Bread made from flour and water.
Dead dingo's donger, as dry as a: Very dry.
Deadset: True, the truth.
Decko: To take a decko means to look.
Digger: A soldier.
Dill: An idiot.
Dingo's breakfast: A yawn, a leak and a good look around (i.e., no breakfast).
Dinkum, fair dinkum: True, real, genuine. ("I'm a dinkum Aussie," or "Is he fair dinkum?")
Dinky-di: The real thing, genuine.
Dob (somebody) in: Inform on somebody. Hence dobber, a tell-tale.
Docket: A bill, receipt.
Doco: Documentary.
Dog's eye: Meat pie (Australian national dish).
Dole bludger: Somebody on social assistance when unjustified.
Doozey: Something very pleasant, significant, large.
Dot: Your bottom.
Drink with the flies: Drink alone.
Drongo: A dope, stupid person.
Drop your bundle: Lose control.
Drum: Information, tip-off. ("I'll give you the drum.")
Duchess: Sideboard.
Duck-shove: Continually moving a problem until it disappears.
Dummy, spit the: Get very upset at something.
Dunny: Outside lavatory.
Dunny budgie: Blow fly.
Dunny rat, cunning as a: Very cunning.
Durry: Cigarette.
Dyke: Toilet.


Earbasher (also yakkabox, chatterbox): Person who talks too much.
Eau de Telephone.
Esky: Large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues, etc.
Exy: Expensive.


Fair go: A chance. ("Give a bloke a fair go.")
Fair suck of the sav!: Exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief.
Fairy floss: Candy floss, cotton candy.
Fat as a match: Someone who's actually thin.
Fat ... to chew the fat: To have a discussion, usually about nothing in particular.
Fatties: Wide car tires.
Flake: Shark's flesh (sold in fish and chips shops).
Flaming: A compliment. Someone or something is said to be "flaming, great" when they/it are better than OK.
Flat-chat: When you are working to full capacity you are said to be "working flat-chat."
Flatties: Low-heeled women's shoes.
Flick: To give something or somebody the flick is to get rid of it or him/her.
Flick it on: To sell something, usually for a quick profit, soon after buying it.
Fly wire: Gauze fly-screen covering a window or doorway.
Fossicking: Searching, rummaging. ("Fossicking through the kitchen drawers.")
Freckle: Your bum.
Freddie: Blind Freddie: imaginary person who can see the obvious would happen. So if you aren't suited to the person you are going to marry, but you do anyway, then get divorced, even Blind Freddie could have told you it wouldn't have worked.
Fred Nerk: Mythical person who can be anybody. Like America's John Doe.
Fruit loop: Fool.
Full: Drunk.