Welcome to another “Learn the Lingo” post, we’re looking at slang terms for occupations, hope you’ll find these amusing!
- Ambo – ambulance driver
- Bushranger – outlaw or highwayman (well, they were an occupation for some all those years ago ha ha)
- Cockie – farmer (Cockie is short for Cockatoo, the bird)
- Digger – a soldier
- Fisho – fishmonger
- Garbo or Garbologist – garbage collector
- Greenie – environmentalist
- Gyno – gynaecologist
- Jackaroo – a male station hand – stations are massive farms with a lot of livestock over vast areas.
- Jillaroo – a female station hand
- Journo – journalist
- Milko – milkman
- Offsider – usually an assistant
- Truckie – truck driver
- Weekend Warrior – Someone in the Army Reserve
I’m pretty sure you can work out how these would fit into mainstream ‘talk’.