Bangers & Mash Sausages and mash potatoes
Baby Sh-t Peanut Butter
Banyan An onshore beach Barbie with a can or two.
Beagle An officers steward.
Birdie Anyone in the fleet air arm.
Blue Orchid Air force person
Bones The game Mah-jongg
Boot An Englishman
BR A book of reference of any book.
Brew A cup of coffee or tea.
Bubbly A Naval Clearance Diver
Bumnuts Chook eggs, any which way.
also number 1 tile of nuts in Mah-jongg
Burgoo Porridge (rolled oats)
Buzz A rumor, sometimes true and sometimes not.
Bunch of Bastards Length of tangled rope that will take some undoing
CDF Common Dog F- -k (Common sense)
Chase the Pisser Card game (same as Rickerty Kate or spades)
Chippy Naval Shipwright
Crabs Pubic lice. Also known as “Crutch Crickets”
Chooks Punishment (usually extra work)
Civvies Civilian clothes or Civilian people
Cockie Cockroach… also see three badgeman.
Corned Dog Pussers corned beef
Crusher Naval patrolman
Depot Stanchion A sailor who seems to be able to avoid sea drafts
Derps Underpants – also known as u-derps.
Dhoby To have a wash/shower or to wash your cloths (dhobying)
Dhoby Dust Washing Powder.
Dib dab/Dibbie A seaman branch sailor, also known as a Fish Head.
Dip out To miss out.
Dit A book or a good story, read or spoken
Dits A movie (go to the Dits)
Dockie A dockyard worker.
Dogs The dog watch (1600-2000hrs)
Down the Hole Machinery space/boiler rooms
Duff A desert sweet.
Double Bum A female sailor
Durrie A cigarette
Fang Tooth or to eat (go the fang on food)
Fang Bosun Dentist
Fart Sack Your bed/bunk or hammock
Fighting Irons Knike,fork and spoon
Flag Waver Signaller (any rank)
Float Test The final test for any gear thrown overboard.
Foo Foo Powder Talcum powder
Four by four Toilet paper
Gash Rubbish, waste
Gash Hand One who left over after the working party has been detailed off.
Gettas Thongs, usually illegal footware onboard ship.
Gippers Gravy or sauce
God Warrant Officer Coxswain
Goffer Soft Drink
Goddam An American
Goofers People on the upper deck looking at something.
Greenie Electrical branch sailor.
Greenie A large wave breaking over the ship.
Grey Funnel Line Ships of the RAN
Guzzunder A submariner.
Heads The Toilets
Hong Kong BR A porno book purchased in Hong Kong
Honkers Hong Kong
Hooks Leading Seaman
Housewife Personal sewing kit
Jaw Bosun See Nutman and Shirt Lifter
Jimmy The First Lieutenant
Jimmy Rick Number one tile of ricks in Mah Jong.
Jong see Bones
Lashed Up To have punishment imposed (To be lashed up)
Lid Sailors cap
Load(got the) see “squoze” up
London Runners Sandshoes.
Lower Deck Lawyer One who thinks he knows all about Naval law.
Lowest Form of Marine Life – Midshipman (also see piglets)
Maccas Sweets (lollies)
Makers Early finish, have the afternoon off.
Micky Mouse Refers to a kellick or PO who has served under 4 years.
MOBI Naval Apprentice (Most Objectionable Bastards Imaginable)
Monkey Spunk Vegemite
Muscle Bosun PTI (physical training instructor)
Mystery Bag Meat Pie or sausage
Nutman A “horses hoof” so to speak. Also see shirt lifter.
Oggin The sea or any stretch of water.
Oppo Your mate, friend or running ashore mate.
Outside Life after leaving the Navy
Paying Off Leaving the Navy
Pavement Pizza Vomit (also known as chunder)
Pig/Grunter Naval Officer
Pinged Being caught out
Piss Paddling Going Barefoot
Piss Strainers Kidneys (your own or eating for breakfast)
Pit Bed, bunk or hammock (same as fart sack)
Pongo Anyone who is in the Army.
Pussers Hard Navy Soap
Rabbits Presents or souvenirs.
Rawbone New recruit
Redders Tomato Sauce.
Red Dick Frankfurters
RN-eners Worcestershire Sauce.
Rockers (The) The Rock-n-Roll Hotel Woolloomooloo.
Rocky An RAN reservist.
Scran Food or Meal (Shit Cooked by RAN)
Scrub ‘round it’ Leave it out, forget it.
Set Growing a beard
Shirt Lifter A person who ‘bats for the other side’ see Nutman & Jaw Bosun
Shit Hawk Seagull
Shit Duck Albatross
Sick Bay Tiffy Sick Berth Attendant (SBA)
Scab Lifter as above
Sick Bay Jockey One who is always at Sick Bay
Sin Bosun Padre
Sky Pilot as above
Snipps Ships barber
Snotty Midshipman (snotty nose)
Squarie Your girlfriend.
Squoze Up Having contracted a social disease.
Steamie Engineering Branch sailor, a mighty steam ‘Stoker’
Storm Stick Umbrella
South Sea Island Kipper A New Zealander
Suckhole To crawl to another.
The Guts Middle Watch 2359 – 0359
Tiddly Oggie Cornish parstie
Three Badgeman A sailor who has 3 good conduct badges. Or and bloody BIG Cockroach.
Tid Gear Non issue Navy clothing. Purchased from Sinbad’s, Glendennings etc.
Tiffy Naval Artificer, tradesman.
Tombola Bingo, Navy style
Train Smash Tomato and Onion gravy.
Tucker F-cker Navy Cook
Uckers A board game that resembles ludo.
Up The Duff Pregnant
Yippee Beans Baked Beans
Yonks A long time
Zeds To get some sleep
One kitbag, one shitbag and fifteen shackles of silver.
Three things we hate “rockies – dockies and cockies”