Green’s Dictionary of Slang

ocker n.

[the character Ocker orig. portrayed by actor Ron Frazer (1924–83) in the TV series The Mavis Bramston Show (1965–8)]

1. [1950s+] (Aus.) a boorish, loutish, unsophisticated, ultra-nationalistic Australian, whose rise, and celebration, coincided with Gough Whitlam’s Labour government (1972–5).

2. in attrib. use fo sense 1.

3. [1960s+] anyone seen as boorishly nationalistic.

4. [1970s+] Australian English.

In derivatives

ockerdom (n.)

[1970s+] (Aus.) the world of the ocker.

ockerish (adj.)

having the charateristics of a boor.

ockerism (n.)

[1970s+] (Aus.) boorish behaviour; oafish self-satisfaction.

ockerization (n.)

[1970s+] (Aus.) vulgarization.

ockerized (adj.)

[1970s+] (Aus.) vulgarized.