Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

The Mavis Bramston Show - Ocker - Netflix

The term “ocker” is used both as a noun and adjective for an Australian who speaks and acts in a rough and uncultivated manner, using a broad Australian accent (or Strine). The typical ocker is “usually found in a blue singlet and rubber thongs with a tinnie in his hand propping up a bar”.

The Mavis Bramston Show - History - Netflix

“Ocker” was recorded from 1916 as a nickname for anyone called Oscar. The 1920s Australian comic strip Ginger Meggs contained a character called Oscar (“Ocker”) Stevens. The term “ocker” for a stereotypically uncouth Australian came into use when a character of that name, played by Ron Frazer, appeared in the satirical television comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show.

The Mavis Bramston Show - References - Netflix