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WACA (pron. whacker) : Western Australian Cricket Association and the Perth cricket ground
wacker : crazy person; wanker
Waggin' school : skipping school for a day; playing truant
Wait in a queue : stand in line
Walkabout : a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time
Walkabout, it's gone : it's lost, can't be found
Wally : an idiot; someone that forgot something
Week-ender : A small cottage or home in the country or by the sea
Weekend warrior : army reservist
Wellies : Wellington boots; gum boots; rubber waterproof boots
welsh on : inform on someone; to fail to pay debts; to betray
Went through like a dose of salts : to leave quickly
Westie : someone from the Western suburbs
Whacker, whacka : Idiot; somebody who talks absolute drivel; somebody with whom you have very little patience; a real dickhead
Whacko! - whacko the diddle-o! : a jubilent expression
What are ya! : a sarcastic exclamation used when somebody says something totally foolish
Wheelie : Spinning the tyres on a car
Whinge : to complain
Whinger : a person who constantly complains
White pointers : topless (female) sunbathers
White wash : Agitated (foaming) sea or (beach) waves
Whiteant (verb) : to criticise something to deter someone from purchasing something
Willy-Willy : A strong circular moving gust of wind or whirlwind, primarily found in the outback of Australia
Windies : West Indies cricket team
Wipe : To completely reject or terminate all contact with a person
Witchery-grub : A plump white coloured grub-like creature usually found in old fallen logs or rotten tree stumps. A favourite meal of the Aborigine
Within a bulls roar : Close by or too close for comfort. See also "within-cooee"
Within-cooee : Close at hand, not far away. A short distance
Wobbly : excitable behaviour ("I complained about the tickets and the manager threw a wobbly")
Wobbly boot on, he's got the : drunk
Wog : flu or trivial illness
Wog : person of Mediterranean origin. A milder insult than the same word in the United Kingdom and perhaps elsewhere
Woolloomooloo : A historic suburb of the city of Sydney
Wombat : somebody who eats, roots and leaves (see also root)
Woop Woop : A fictitious name for any small out-of-place, unimportant town - "he lives somewhere out in the Woop Woop"
Wonky : Unstable, shaky, wobbly
Wowser : a party pooper. A straight-laced person, spoilsport, prude, puritan
Wuss : a person who's a chicken, coward; nervous person or animal