Aussie Slang - C

Slang

Meaning

Cab Sav

Cabernet Sauvignon (a variety of wine grape)

Cactus

Dead, out of order, not functioning ("this car is cactus")

Cane Toad

A person from Queensland


An introduced poisonous toad from South America

Cark

To die, non existent, cease functioning

Chemist

Someone with no hair

Chook







Chicken

Chrissie  

Christmas

Chuck a sickie

 Take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy

Clayton's

Fake, substitute.


A brand of Alcohol substitute.

Cleanskin

Bottle of wine without a label. Usually bought in bulk by companies who then add their own


Cattle that have not been branded, earmarked or castrated.

Click

Kilometre - "the next town is 20 clicks away"

Coathanger







Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cockie / Cocky

Farmer (Farmers were called cockies in the early days of European settlement because, like the birds of the same name, they made their homes on the edges of permanent waterholes)


Cockatoo


Cockroach


Someone who is sure of himself “he is very cockie”

Coldie

A beer

Compo

Workers' Compensation pay

Corker

Something excellent. A good stroke in golf might be described as a 'corker of a shot'

Crack a fat

Get an erection

Crack onto

To hit on someone, pursue someone romantically

Cranky / Crankie

In a bad mood, angry

Crook

Sick


Badly made product


Criminal

Crow eater

A person from South Australia

Cubby house







Small, usually timber, house in the garden used as a children's plaything.


Cut lunch commando

Army reservist

Cut snake

Very angry “mad as a cut snake”