Aussie Slang of the Day – ‘Cockie’

/cock-ee/

Definition 1 – Noun: Cockatoo. A large crested bird found in Australia, and Indonesia (thanks wiki!). Often found in large flocks in the Australian Outback. There are many different colours and can live up to around 80 years old.

Definition 2 Noun: Farmer. This started in the early days of European settlement due to the farmers making homes on the edges of permanent waterholes just like the bird of the same name. Variations – ‘Cow Cockie’.

Definition 3 – Noun: Cockroach. Eww.

The most common coloured Cockatoos - sulphur crested.
The most common coloured Cockatoos – sulphur crested.
Photo by Sheila Smart – http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheila-smart.html
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