Australian English

This term for a woman is another famous example of Australian English. Though still used frequently, it is regarded as derogatory toward women and many people find the word offensive. It is a common insult to refer to a man as “acting like a shiela.”


Plain English
A woman.

“Everybody out, shielas and tackers first.”「皆逃げて!女性と子供が先に行く!」“Everybody out, women and children first.”
Australia is sometimes called the “Land of Mates and Shielas.”オーストラリアは、たまに「mate(友人)とshiela(女)の国」と呼ばれる。Australia is sometimes called the “Land of Mates and Shielas.”

Strine Dictionary

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