(1) To describe a person who may be either of: uncouth, unreliable or unpredictable (or all three). Can be used in the serious or playful sense.
(2) A person who is NOT either of the following: reliable, predictable and/or conventional.
(a) "That Pauline, she's a bit of 'loose unit', if you know what I mean"
(b) Or, as used recently in a media interview by a prominent liberal (Australian conservative party) to describe the antics of his own party's attitudes towards current climate change dissent and general disunity over leader Malcolm Turnbull views, "Many of my colleagues are behaving as 'loose units' and need to show cohesion with the party leader and current discussions on climate change."
1. The partaking of overt acts of boganism by middle and upper-class Australians.
2. An Australian persons love of irony taken to an extreme and reflected in certain lifestyle choices in a somewhat conflicting manner, most usually to humorous effect.
a) An urban corporate executive (Andrew) discussing his car, "My love of the moment is a 1969 modded-up Holden Ute, Beryl-She is awesome!!!"
b) "Bogan" and "Kath and Kim" parties that take place in post-codes such as "3142"
c) The Working Dog's production of (The Australian version) of "Kath and Kim" was a piss-take and celebration of Boganism, but most Working Dog production members and writers would not be classifiable "bogans". Hence, they created a show with some foundations in ironic boganism.