An employee responsible for maintaining the (outer) fences on a station, or a publicly owned vermin-proof fence. 1967 Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxii: Bikie, a member of a gang or a club of people interested in motor bikes. There were no more pumpers or boundary riders. 1984 Canberra Times 27 August: Allegations .. of branch-stacking and the use of hundreds of 'bodgie' members in the electorate. Anglers use a variety of baits for berley, such as bread, or fish heads and guts. A complete loser'. Usually this activity is surreptitious. W 2012, pojawia si na Channel Ten's mini-seria, Bikie Wars: towarzysze broni. Meldrum had produced Wickety Wak's single, "Billie's Bikie Boys" with Birtles as a backing vocalist. First recorded in the 1920s. 2001 Herald Sun (Melbourne) 22 June: Four years ago at this ground - Mark Taylor's last one-day appearance for Australia - England smashed 4-253 to blouse Australia on a typically good batting strip. Soon after white settlement in 1788 the word bandicoot (the name for the Indian mammal Bandicota indica) was applied to several Australian mammals having long pointed heads and bearing some resemblance to their Indian namesake.

Poor diets were common in remote areas, with little access to fresh vegetables or fruit, and as a result diseases caused by dietary deficiencies, such Barcoo rota form of scurvy characterised by chronic soreswere common. Billabongs are often formed when floodwaters recede. 1911 Pastoralists' Review 15 March: Labour-Socialist legislation is boomerang legislation, and it generally comes back and hits those it was not intended for. This sense of bodgie belongs primarily to the 1950s, but bodgie in the sense 'fake, false, inferior, worthless' is alive and flourishing in Australian English. Bikie Wojny: towarzysze broni s sze-cz australijski miniserial teatralny, osonity na Network Ten 15 maja 2012. 2005 West Australian (Perth) 18 April: Again, through no fault of the sometimes-too-helpful McGuire, no recent contestant has come within a bull's roar of winning a serious amount of cash. A dog (or other animal) which is made up of a bit of this and a bit of that. ]).on('autocomplete:selected', function(event, suggestion, dataset) { 2006 A. Hyland Diamond Dove: The feller in the dock was some fabulous creature - part lawyer, part farmer - who'd been caught in a bottom-of-the-harbour tax avoidance scheme. I told him that nothing would get within a 'bull's roar' of Agricolo to interfere with him, and such was the case. Wyprbuj za darmo kurs eTutor. 1861 Burke & Wills Exploring Expedition: At the end of a very long waterhole, it breaks into billibongs, which continue splitting into sandy channels until they are all lost in the earthy soil. 1941 Courier-Mail (Brisbane) 18 February: There was no suggestion that Coates had the revolver for any sinister purpose. 2011 Gympie Times 28 January: He thought it was about time to take the pledge and officially become Australian as he had barracked for our cricket team since 1955.

By 1950, it could be used of animals which didn't perform up to standard. The phrase comes fromthe name of Steven Bradbury, who won a gold medal in speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics after his opponents fell. If you are having tea and bikkies, that probably means some sort of sweetened cookie or shortbread. To defeat (a competitor) by a very small margin; to win narrowly. A childs four-wheeled go-cart. In Dolly Magazine, October 1988, 'The Dictionary According To Kylie [Mole]' has the following Kyliesque definition: bogan 'a person that you just don't bother with. W 2012, wyda si ostatni 4 wydarzenia australijskiego serialu telewizyjnego teatralnego, Bikie Wars: towarzysze broni. 2005 Daily Telegraph (Sydney) 8 December: Given that her cousins are real-life princesses, Makim should be the full bottle on the art of pouring and drinking tea like a lady. This theory was also noted by E.E. You would use this when you want to explain something as being expensive. A bludgeoner (not surprisingly) was a person who carried a bludgeon 'a short stout stick or club'. J. Cleary in Just let me be writes: 'Everything I backed ran like a no-hoper. Further to enlighten her Majesty he explained that bananas grew straight on the trees, and so just before they ripened, his was the job to mount the ladder, and with a specialised twist of the wrist, put into the fruit the Grecian bend that was half its charm. Word of the Month article from October 2010. Bonzer is possibly an alteration of the now obsolete Australian wordbonster (with the same meaning) which perhaps ultimately derives from British dialect bouncer 'anything very large of its kind'. As the origin of this word would indicate, much of the evidence is from the sport of horseracing. the collection of possessions and daily necessaries carried by a person travelling, usually on foot, in the bush) so called because the outer covering of the swag was traditionally a blue blanket (which is also called a bluey). No luggage? Flory was much puzzled till she found out that a 'bogey', in colonial phraseology, meant a bath. All welcome. autocomplete('#search-input', {hint: false}, [ The word was used to describe a male youth, distinguished by his conformity to certain fashions of dress and larrikin behaviour; analogous to the British 'teddy boy': 1950 Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) 7 May: The bizarre uniform of the 'bodgey' - belted velvet cord jacket, bright blue sports coat without a tie, brown trousers narrowed at the ankle, shaggy Cornel Wilde haircut. Descriptions of it vary greatly. The word is frequently used to refer to a car collision. Cornelius Crowe, in his Australian Slang Dictionary (1895), defines a bludger as 'a thief who will use his bludgeon and lives on the gains of immoral women'. Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. Typical uses: 1950 F. Hardy, Power without Glory: This entailed the addition of as many more 'bodger' votes as possible. The word battler has been in the English language for a long time. That bluey is later transferred to luggage in general, is perhaps not surprising in an urban society which romanticises its 'bush' tradition: Where's yer bluey? { In Australian English a noun meaning 'a swim or bathe; a bath' was formed from the verb: 1847 A. Harris, Settlers and Convicts: In the cool of the evening had a 'bogie' (bathe) in the river. It is probably called bulldust because it resembles the soil trampled by cattle in stockyards. Bunyip is first recorded in the 1840s. Prichard Bid me to Love: Louise: .. See what I've got in my pocket for you Bill: (diving into a pocket of her coat and pulling out a banksia cone) A banksia man. Bondi tram: shoot through like a Bondi tram. 'I wear Ugg boots and I go four-wheel-driving.'. Word of the Month article from March 2014. Billycart is a shortened form of the Australian term billy-goat cart which dates back to the 1860s. said the proprietor as she glared at them all. 1966 S. Baker, The Australian Language: An earlier underworld and Army use of bodger for something faked, worthless or shoddy. The Bandidos are known in Australia for their involvement in the Milperra Bikie Massacre, a shoot-out with the rival Comanchero Motorcycle Club that killed six gang members and a young bystander. 1927 K.S. A vessel for the boiling of water, making of tea, etc., over an open fire; a cylindrical container, usually of tin, enamel ware, or aluminium, fitted with a lid and a wire handle. 1. 'We're off like a bride's nightie!'. Although the term may not derive from an actual person, early commentators associate it with a blind Sydney character or characters. The origin for this term is still disputed. he asked. Billy is first recorded in the 1840s. Possibly reinforced by bouilli tin (recorded 1858 in Australia and 1852 in New Zealand, with variant bully tin recorded in New Zealand in 1849 but not until 1920 in Australia), an empty tin that had contained preserved boeuf bouilli'bully beef', used as a container for cooking. 2. The origin of the word is unknown. The black stump of Australian legend first appears in the late 19th century, and is an imaginary marker at the limits of settlement. Another illness probably caused by poor diet was Barcoo sickness (also called Barcoo vomit, Barcoo spew, or just Barcoo), a condition characterised by vomiting. Bush Week? In 2012, he appeared in Australian TV drama series, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms as Bandidos Vice President Mario 'Chopper' Cianter. Thats it, said the man from the bush. 2006 Australian (Sydney) 27 April: Sydney boy Scott Reed was the name on every recruiter's list, but he has been taken to hospital with a bung ankle. It found its way into 19th-century Australian pidgin, where the phrase to go bung meant to die. "It is not just bikies - the word 'bikie' doesn't appear in the legislation at all," he said. First recorded in the 1980s. Goodge, Hits! For a more detailed discussion concerning the origin of the termbrumby see the article 'Wild Horses Running Wild' in our Ozwords newsletter. It is not, as popularly thought, related to the Aboriginal word billabong. Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms is a six-part Australian drama miniseries, screened on Network Ten on 15 May 2012. Canberra Times (19 Nov. 1982). It is likely that this expression was first used in horseracing to refer to a horse that moved very quickly out of the starting gates. Bikie gangs in South Australia have diversified their activities into both legal and illegal commercial business enterprises. That, and a thin pair of Speedos so figure-hugging you can see every goosebump - flimsy togs that are known not-all-that-affectionately by us Brown boys as budgie smugglers! Budgie smugglers is first recorded in the late 1990s. 1964 D. Lockwood Up the Track: We are so close to Queensland that I think we should hop over the border. 1951 Sunshine Advocate 22 March: Mrs Gum has kindly offered her home on Saturday, 14th of April for a social evening. In some regions boomerangs are decorated with designs that are either painted or cut into the wood. Bilby is first recorded in the 1870s. 2015 Sydney Morning Herald 30 March: Property types joined with investment bankers on Sunday when they swapped suits for budgie smugglers to raise more than $600,000 and awareness for cerebral palsy. It's quick and easy. Premier John Brumby said his Government and police command were discussing options to stop fortification of buildings such as bikie clubhouses. Word of the Month article from August 2007. The noun was also used adjectivally. 1946 West Australian (Perth) 12 January: The B.M.

Incapacitated, exhausted, broken (as in 'the tellys bung'). Uwaga: And, if you happen to remember my menu items post from some months back, you will know that biscuits in Australia can actually be used to describe both sweet and savory treats: cookies and crackers. For a more detailed discussion of this word see the article 'There's a Bunyip Close behind us and he's Treading on my Tail' in our Ozwords newsletter. W 2009 o tym poinformowano pracowa dalej bikie muzyczny. 1952 J.R. Tyrrell Old Books: As boys, Fred and I delivered books round Sydney in a billycart. In 2012, she appeared on Channel Ten's mini-series, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms. For an earlier discussion of the term see our Word of the Month article from August 2007. In the Daily Telegraph (29 November 1988), in an article headed 'Same name a real bogan', a genuine schoolgirl named Kylie Mole 'reckons it really sux' " [i.e., finds it horrible] to have the same name as the television character. a:(in the country): a swagman or itinerant worker. Bogey is a borrowing from the Aboriginal Sydney Language. In 1971 J. O'Grady writes: 'When it comes to your turn, return the "shout".

The term is a jocular allusion to the appearance of the garment. Its members are sometimes called "Nikie bikies", for wearing expensive runners, fashionable t-shirts and being clean shaven, in contrast to the traditional bikie image of dirty jackets, leather boots and beards. 1869 W.M. Happily, Barcoo can also denote more positive aspects of outback life: a makeshift resourcefulness - a Barcoo dog is a rattle for herding sheep, which can be as simple as a tin can and a stick or rough and ready behaviour: The parrots language would have shamed a Barcoo bullocky. The term can also be used for a girlfriend of a thief, gangster, surfie or bikie.

An early example from theBulletin encapsulates the derogatory tone: 'A genuine dole bludger, a particularly literate young man explained that he wasn't bothering to look for work any more because he was sick and tired of being treated like a chattel' (1976). 1898 Launceston Examiner5 November: The mistake in the past has been the piecemeal and patchwork nature of our public works policy. The phrase is sometimes used without the negative - to be within a bulls roar means that you are not too far away. The association of bananas with Queensland ('banana land') is based on the extensive banana-growing industry in tropical Queensland.

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. Affectionate, even 'We're all bogans. was displayed; and it is also a celebration in a town or city of bush produce, activities, etc. 2014 Herald Sun (Melbourne) 10 July: Someone would one day do a 'Bradbury' and finish third or fourth in the Brownlow Medal yet be crowned the winner. 2005 R. Siemon TheEccentric Mr Wienholt: I am as miserable as a bandicoot having to sneak home like this. I dont know about you, but the term bikie sounds a bit silly to me, but that probably has something to do with it just sounding off still. The phrase plays on two different meanings of the verb be off: be removed and move quickly'. Bombora probably derives from the Aboriginal Sydney Language where it may have referred specifically to the current off Dobroyd Head, Port Jackson. Otherwise the word will spread that you are a "bludger", and there is no worse thing to be'. Very early in Australian English the term boomerang was used in transferred and figurative senses, especially with reference to something which returns to or recoils upon its author. What do you say to a quick look at the banana-benders? Many a child's play has been painfully interrupted by the sharp barbs of the plant which have a habit of sticking into the sole of one's foot. 2013 S. Scourfield As the River Runs: Blind Freddie could see Emerald Gorge is a natural dam site. It has also been used of an unemployed or irregularly employed person. 1968 Sydney Morning Herald 6 November: Banks and Blaxland electorates adjoin each other and what the people lodging the appeals are saying is that extensive branch 'stacking' has been going on. One explanation for the origin of the term is that it comes from the name of the convict William Buckley, who escaped from Port Phillip in 1803 and lived for 32 years with Aboriginal people in southern Victoria. E.M. Curr in Australian Race (1887) gives booramby meaning 'wild' in the language of the Pitjara (or Pidjara or Bidjara) people of the region at the headwaters of the Warrego and Nogoa Rivers in south-western Queensland. 1978 Mullally & Sexton Libra and Capricorn: Should be some fish out there I say. Both senses of the word are first recorded in the 1920s. Barbecue stopper is now used in a wide range of contexts. Howell, Diggings and Bush:Florence was much amused the other evening by her enquiring if she (Flory) was going down to the water to have a 'bogey'.

The expression miserable as a bandicoot was first recorded in the 1820s. A member of a gang of motorcyclists. 'All I can say is I like chips', Mr Palmer demurred. Be the unlikely winner of an event; to win an event coming from well behind. September 2009, Fadi Ibrahim and younger brother Michael were charged after a plot to murder bikie associate John Macris was uncovered by detectives. This word is a survival of British slang bludger, meaning 'a prostitute's pimp'. The biggest bludger in the country'. Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms cost A$6,000,000 to make. This second explanation appears to have arisen after the original phrase was established. Bonzer may also be influenced by Frenchbon good and US bonanza. If youre having cheese and bikkies, then that is a cracker. Cornelius Crowe in his Australian Slang Dictionary (1895) gives: ' Battlers broken-down backers of horses still sticking to the game'. 2010 K. McGinnis Wildhorse Creek: The country's rotten with brumbies. Berley is ground-bait scattered by an angler in the water to attract fish to a line or lure. The Australian National University, Canberra He also starred in ten's Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms.

The word bluey in Australian English has a variety of meanings. Billycart is recorded in the first decade of the 20th century. G. Cross, George and Widda-Woman (1981). Some lexicographers have suspected that the term may derive from the Bogan River and district in western New South Wales, but this is far from certain, and it seems more likely to be an unrelated coinage. Barcoo was rife among the kiddies and station-hands; vomiting attacks lasting for days laid each low in turn. An article from 15 July 1937 in the Queenslander provides a forerunner to the term when a man is asked by the Queen what his occupation is: "I'm a banana-bender". The earliest evidencefor bluey as a swag is from 1878 where the bluey is humped as it was by the itinerant bush worker tramping the wallaby track in the works of writers such as Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. The pub featured as a film location for the cult motorcycle bikie movie Stone (1974). Any of several plants bearing barbed fruits, especially herbs of the widespread genus Calotis; the fruit of these plants. He has a girlfriend (Fred) who frequents with a Bikie gang and loves leather. 2015 Daily Telegraph (Sydney) 12 April: In fact some of Hughesy and Kate's listeners are laughing so hard they have to pull over in their cars or risk having a bingle on the way back from work. 1899 Bulletin 2 December: 'Bandicooting'.. is a well-known term all over Western Vic. 'Bloody Bush Week or something? First recorded in the 1830s. } Last weekend, a man was beaten to death at Sydney Airport in a vicious brawl, and other motorcycle gang-related violence has turned the media spotlight onto what has been described as a bikie war. source: autocomplete.sources.hits(index, {hitsPerPage: 10}), Bush weekis a time when people from the country come to a city, originally when bush produce etc. The word is a borrowing from Yuwaalaraay (an Aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) and neighbouring languages. Katharine Susannah Prichard writes in 1946: They were nothing to the torture he endured when barcoo rot attacked him. We'll give it a burl, eh?

Australian slang 'Bikie' meaning? A specimen of a preserved boomerang has been found at Wyrie Swamp in South Australia and is dated at 10,000 years old. White, Silent Reach: This heap is hot - else why did they give it a one-coat spray job over the original white duco and fix it with bodgie number plates? A wild horse. Cable By Blow and Kiss: Came back grinning widely, with the assurance that it [sc. Rwnie zagra gwn rol ten's Bikie Wars: towarzysze broni. Alone and adrift after his discharge from the Navy, Anthony Spencer discovers the seductive world of the outlaw bikie and the formidable force that is William "Jock" Ross - Supreme Commander of the Comancheros. Give it a burl is first recorded in the early years of the 20th century. Typical examples include: Probably from the perception of the bandicoot's burrowing habits, a new Australian verb to bandicoot arose towards the end of the nineteenth century. In the 1950s a big note man (later called a big noter)was a person who handled or bet large sums of money - big notes. window.open(suggestion.permalink,"_self"); Wordnik is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN #47-2198092. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/08/tim-wilson-queenslands-anti-bikie-laws-are-violating-human-rights. A scene in which two bikie gang members extort some money while Keung's Uncle Bill is showing his supermarket to Elaine, and then steal some items from beside the cash register. Some give it a frightful human head and an animal body. "that in the early days of that colony, a Lieutenant Brumby, who was on the staff of one of the Governors, imported some very good horses, and that some of their descendants being allowed to run wild became the ancestors of the wild horses of New South Wales and Queensland". Bikies are what Americans would call bikers. At Easter it is now possible to buy chocolate bilbies. Other commentators suggest a character who frequented various Sydney sporting venues in the first decades of the 20th century could be the original Freddy. Many descriptions emphasise its threat to humans and its loud booming at night. 1830 R. Dawson, Present State of Australia: 'Top bit, massa, bogy,' (bathe) and he threw himself into the water. Oh Mum! His titular party head seconded that, claiming quickly to have 'spent most of [his] life as a bogan'. A wave that forms over a submerged offshore reef or rock, sometimes (in very calm weather or at high tide) merely swelling but in other conditions breaking heavily and producing a dangerous stretch of broken water. For a detailed discussion of this phrase see our blog 'Doing a Bradbury: an Aussie term born in the Winter Olympics' (which includes a video of Bradbury's famous win), and our Word of the Month article from August 2008. 1877 Riverine Grazier (Hay) 6 June: There is also all over this part of the country a small animal which burrows in the ground like a rabbit: it is called a bilby, and is found everywhere, almost, up here, in great numbers. English also borrowed the word war from the French in the twelfth century; it's the same word as modern French guerre. Berley first appears in 1852 as a verb -to berley is to scatter ground-bait. The word barrier is found in a number of horseracing terms in Australian English including barrier blanket (a heavy blanket placed over the flanks of a racehorse to calm it when entering a barrier stall at the start of a race), barrier trial (a practice race for young, inexperienced, or resuming racehorses), and barrier rogue (a racehorse that regularly misbehaves when being placed into a starting gate). The term dole bludger (i.e. But this meaning is now obsolete. Word of the Month article from November 2009. templates: { Youre a loyal friend! The phrase originally implied the notion that people from the country are easily fooled by the more sophisticated city slickers. This sense of boundary rider is recorded from the 1860s but in more recent years, as a result of changes in technology and modes of transport, this occupation has become relatively rare. The word is now commonly used for the reef or rock itself. CRICOS Provider : 00120C b: (in an urban context): an unemployed person who lives by opportunism. Morris in Austral English in 1898: 'A different origin was, however, given by an old resident of New South Wales, to a lady of the name Brumby, viz. In the early records the spelling bonzer alternates with bonser, bonza, and bonzor. The term was first recorded in 1871 and is now used frequently in surfing and fishing contexts with its abbreviation bommie and bommy being common: 'After a day of oily, overhead bommie waves, we decided to head to the pub (2001 Tracks August). The word comes from the south-western New South Wales Aboriginal language Wiradjuri: bila river + bang (a suffix probably indicating a continuation in time or space, or functioning as an intensifier), the combination signifying a watercourse that runs only after rain. and Jingles. Boofhead derives from buffle-headed 'having a head like a buffalo' (OED) and bufflehead 'a fool, blockhead, stupid fellow' (OED). In 2012 he starred in the underworld crime miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms as Mark Anthony "Snoddy" Spencer. I didn't realize this had to do with motorcycles instead of bicycles. The term bludgeress made a brief appearance in the first decade of this century - 'Latterly, bludgers, so the police say, are marrying bludgeresses' (1908 Truth 27 September) - but it was shortlived. The corresponding English word was feohtan which gives us modern English 'to fight'. 1954 Coast to Coast 1953-54: Well, we stuck together all through the war - we was in under bodger names. Bonzer is an adjective meaning 'surpassingly good, splendid, great'. The term was then applied to any homemade go-cart. The small minority of motorcycle riders that are involved in criminal activity should be able to be dealt with under existing laws against organised (or other) crime, we don't need more laws specifically targeting motorbike riders, or hysterical public discussion, about "bikie" terror. By the 1850s boomeranghad also developed as a verb in Australian English, meaning 'to hit (someone or something) with a boomerang; to throw (something) in the manner of a boomerang'. 2011 Northern Star (Lismore) 11 July: Should the Matilda's [sic] have won last night or the Netball Diamonds see off New Zealand, Anna Bligh will doubtless claim it was due to the preponderance of banana benders in the squads or at the very least the result of a Gold Coast holiday during their formative years. gremium schweinfurt rockers brutally clubs

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