- 1 What is a Muglair?
- 2 Where does the term Aussie battler come from?
- 3 What does lair mean in slang?
- 4 What does larrikin mean in Australia?
- 5 What does the term Aussie battler mean?
- 6 What does a bottler mean?
- 7 What is Australia’s identity?
- 8 Is Lare a real word?
- 9 What lives in a lair?
- 10 What is a drongo Australian slang?
- 11 What is the Australian word for countryside?
- 12 Who is an Australian larrikin?
What is a Muglair?
informal, derogatory Australian. A person who is stupid and vulgar. ‘older Australians consider him a two-bob mug lair, all bleach and trousers’
Where does the term Aussie battler come from?
In Australia a battler is a person who struggles for a livelihood, and who displays great determination in so doing. This sense is first recorded in 1896 in a Henry Lawson story. Such a person is now often described as a little Aussie battler, a phrase first recorded in the 1970s.
What does lair mean in slang?
Other definitions for lair (4 of 4) lair 4. [ lair ] SHOW IPA. / lɛər / PHONETIC RESPELLING. noun Australian Informal. a man who dresses garishly and is crude or vulgar; show-off.
What does larrikin mean in Australia?
Larrikin, Australian slang term of unknown origin popularized in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It signifies a young hoodlum or hooligan in the impoverished subculture of urban Australia. The term larrikin is still used in Australia to characterize youthful rowdyism.
What does the term Aussie battler mean?
A battler is an Australian colloquialism referring to “ordinary” or working class individuals who persevere through their commitments despite adversity. Typically, this adversity comprises the challenges of low pay, family commitments, environmental hardships and lack of personal recognition.
What does a bottler mean?
A bottler is a person or company that puts drinks into bottles.
What is Australia’s identity?
The ‘ Australian way of life ‘ is seen as reflecting traditional virtues of egalitarianism, classlessness, ‘a fair go’, stoicism and again mateship. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘national ethos’ whereby a certain lifestyle is seen as central to the welfare of the whole community, not just one class of society.
Is Lare a real word?
(obsolete) Lore; learning. (obsolete) Pasture; feed. (obsolete) To feed; to fatten.
What lives in a lair?
Animals that live in lairs include bears, bobcats, cougars, wolves and tigers. Such habitats are often called dens. Pregnant lionesses also build lairs.
What is a drongo Australian slang?
The word drongo is used in Australian English as a mild form of insult meaning “idiot” or “stupid fellow”. This usage derives from an Australian racehorse of the same name (apparently after the spangled drongo, Dicrurus bracteatus) in the 1920s that never won despite many places.
What is the Australian word for countryside?
Bush: this is what Aussies call their countryside. The Outback is also used to describe the barren rural landscape.
Who is an Australian larrikin?
Larrikin is an Australian English term meaning ” a mischievous young person, an uncultivated, rowdy but good hearted person”, or “a person who acts with apparent disregard for social or political conventions”.