Q: What is a Bonza Sheila??
A: Bonza Sheila is Australian slang for a wonderful girl, or a girlfriend
adjective:- great, excellent
noun:- a common term for an Australian female, usually single and
probably good looking. It probably originated from the high number of
female immigrants from Ireland called Sheelagh.
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If you'd like a list of more Australian slang terms, I'd suggest this one, and my personal recommendation based on experience of what is trickier to pick up if you're visiting Down Under: a list of Australian acronyms and abbreviations.
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