Australian Words and Phrases Americans Just Don’t Get

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Defo

Also defs. Definitely.

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Dogged it

Didn’t show up.

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Drongo

An idiot or simpleton. Possibly a reference to an inept thoroughbred horse of the same name, in turn likely named for a bird called the speckled drongo.

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Esky

A portable cooler, named for a brand of ice chest called the Eskimo.

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Fair go

A fair chance or a square deal.