What does swimmers mean in Australia?

What do different states call swimmers?

However, past and ongoing research has shown that there are some regional differences. Among the most obvious are the words people use for the same thing, such as swimwear – preferences for “togs”, “swimmers”, “cossie” or “bathers” vary markedly across the states and territories.

What do you call swimmers?

One who bathes or swims. bather. diver. paddler. snorkeler.

What does togs mean in Australia?

Australians use a variety of terms to describe their bathing attire, including ‘cossies’ (a shortened version of ‘costumes’) and ‘togs’, which Gwynn explains is an abbreviation of the 16th-Century word ‘togeman’, meaning coat.

Is undies an Australian word?

Simple. Aussie slang is full of alternative words for our trousers and underwear. Reginalds or Reg Grundies are rhyming slang for undies, while bloomers are known as bum shorts in Queensland, and scungies in New South Wales and the ACT.

What do Aussies call their friends?

Bogan – This word is used for people who are, well let’s say, rednecks. Or, if you like, just call your friends a bogan when they are acting weird. Cobber – Very good friend. ‘Alright me ‘ol cobber’.

What do Kiwis call swimsuits?

Togs: Important if you are visiting NZ during the summer. ‘Togs’ translates to ‘swimsuit’ or ‘bathing suit’ or ‘bikini’ or ‘swimming shorts/trunks’.

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