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Jackaroo: A male station hand (a station is a big farm/ranch).
Jillaroo: A female station hand.
Joey: Baby kangaroo.
Journo: Journalist.
Jumbuck: Sheep.


Kangaroos loose in the top paddock: Intellectually inadequate. ("He's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock.")
Kelpie: Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie.
Kero: Kerosene.
Kindie: Kindergarten.
Knock: To criticize.
Knock back: Refusal (noun), refuse (transitive verb).
Knocker: Somebody who criticizes.


Lair A flashily dressed young man of brash and vulgar behavior, to dress up in flashy clothes, to renovate or dress up something in bad taste.
Lair it up: To behave in a brash and vulgar manner.
Larrikin: A bloke who is always enjoying himself, harmless prankster.
Lend of, to have a: To take advantage of somebody's gullibility, to have someone on. ("He's having a lend of you.")
Lippy: Lipstick.
Liquid laugh: Vomit.
Lizard drinking, flat out like a: Flat out, busy.
Lob, lob in: Drop in to see someone. ("The rellies have lobbed.")
Lollies: Sweets, candy.
London to a brick: Absolute certainty. ("It's London to a brick that taxes won't go down.")
Loo: Toilet.
Lucky Country, the: Australia, where else?
Lurk: Illegal or underhanded racket.