budgie smugglers


budgie smugglers
A skimpy male swimming costume, synonymous with Speedos. The Australian term is probably a variation of the international English grape smugglers for such a garment. Budgie smugglers is one of the numerous Australian words for this particular garment (others include dick pointers and togs), and it has become extremely popular on the Internet and in newspaper reports: 'Given that Australians don't have a national dress as such, perhaps we need to adopt budgie-smugglers as our official male costume' (2003).Budgie is a shortening of budgerigar-from Kamilaroi (an Aboriginal language of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland), and designates a small green and yellow parrot which has become a popular caged bird.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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