Prickly Pear Cactus (native South American), was brought toin 1788 on the First Fleet. It became a pest, quickly overrunning many thousand acres of farmland. To combat it, the caterpillar/moth Cactoblastis (also South American native), was introduced in the 1920s.
Wildly successful, it practically eliminated the spiny exotic in a few years. defeated.
Hence, CACTUS, in Australian slang, means: beaten, finished, ruined, kaput etc.
e.g. Jim threw just two punches, and Jack was cactus.
"Aussie" is short for "Australian" "Bird" is Australian slang for a girl Thus, an Aussie bird is slang for an Australian girl
Aussie is slang for Australian.
There is no specific Australian slang for humpback whales.
The word dip has several meanings in Aussie slang. It could refer to a pickpocket, a bucket, to spend money or cheekiness.
It is possibly more of an abbreviation than slang - "caulies" = Cauliflowers.
"park your posterior".
An aussie battler is, in Australian slang, a working-class Australian who perseveres in the face of adversity.
An Aussie is a slang term for a person from Australia, or an Australian Shepherd dog, a herding dog originating from California.
Aussie slang for sheep
Jerking/yanking your chain
it is aussie slang saying alright mate ;)
In Australian slang, a radio or wireless might be referred to as a "Squawk Box".
see ya biee catch ya
An Aussie salute is an Australian slang term for waving a hand in front of the face in order to scare away flies.
A man is a man, but in Aussie slang a man is a 'bloke'.
if your doing the take 5 quiz. the answer is snake
You say it "have yourself a fair dinkum christmas"
It is an Aussie (Australian) slang word for Baby. It is thought to be derived from the word BROTHER.
This will depend on which cactus species you're referring to. If you want to rewrite the question to ask about one specific cactus, someone will know what the nickname for that one is!
It is a term of abuse for an incompetent person, it is slang and of unknown origin
It is a slang term from the 1930's, origin not known
friend. for example, "he is a good mate of mine. We have been mates since we were kids." Aussie slang
If someone says in Australian slang; " you are cactus mate...." the reference is that you are in a load of trouble, or that your immediate future looks grim. One could say that this is a very lateral thought but the slang concept is based on the fact that Cactus live in the desert, get no water and have a pretty tough existence.
"Aussie" is a very informal term. It tends to be used at sporting events to encourage athletes, e.g. "C'mon, Aussie!" It should never be used in academic writing or formal speeches, unless the subject is specific to the use of Australian slang.
I counted a shocking 136 stores on the maccas (kiwi slang for McDonalds) web site. Maccas is Aussie slang and kiwis are fat suckers