Special Report

Australian Words and Phrases Americans Just Don't Get

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Brekky

Also brekkie. Breakfast.

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Bruce

A typical Australian male. The usage is said to derive from a 1970 Monty Python sketch in which all the supposedly Australian characters share that name.

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Chockers

Completely full. Possibly a shortening of chock-a-block.

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Chook

Chicken, probably derived from “chick.”

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Chrissie

Christmas, an occasion on which you might want to buy your friends and family prezzies.