Macquarie Dictionary


Don the baggy green

The baggy green is the cap worn by Australian test cricket players. It is traditionally presented to players before their debut test match, the baggy green has a long and storied history.

Sometimes switched to green baggy, this cap has been worn and cherished by players from Bradman to Steve Waugh, right up to members of the modern day men’s and women’s test teams. 

Another item of clothing worn by cricketers includes the hector protector, a hard protective covering for the groin, worn inside the pants. Modern cricketers tend to wear a helmet to proctect them from the tomato or cherry (the ball). 

Each week, we have a look at a slang word from Australian English. You can see other Aussie Word of the Week posts from the Macquarie Dictionary here.

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