THE ENGLISH SLANG DICTIONARY
Aveing a Laugh- meaning ''I don't believe it, im exasperated'' used in the context of for example a bouncer refuses you entry into a nightclub. Notice the dropped H in this phrase, very important you cannot say 'having a laugh' it would not scan to an Englishman it has to be said as ''No youre Aving a laugh mate!''
Ave it large- Meaning boasting or acting in a boisterous or offensive manner used in context ''look at this wanker- Aveing it large int he?'' again never use the H and say 'having it large' noone would understand you.
Giving it 'all that'- Being cocky and self assured, context: 'that wanker was giving it all that'
Laughing boy- unkind referral to an individual who is a Geek or misfit, sometimes used for the character of a related story whose name is unknown for instance ''so the door opens and in comes laughing boy'' Never used for someone close or whose name is known.
Luv-a-duck- Blimey, fuck-a-pig , sod me, stone me, same as saying Jesus, or jess, or shoot in American.
Git- used as a friendly insult in a jokey manner to someone you like context ''pete Townsend is a genius.....the git'' always use a pause for maximum effect.
Jolly boys outing- Night out drinking and looking at women same as Jolly up
Blighty- Name Britishers give to England usually when abroad, affectionate term comes from the Indian word Blaty meaning 'home' and used by troops stationed there when we owned the world.
Muckers- Cockney phrase for best friend
My Hoppo- Same as above
Knocking em back- getting drunk can only be used in context of alcohol for instance never say 'see him drinking those diet cokes he was knocking em back' the correst phrase would be ''see him knocking back those beers?''
Posh Gaff- Very upper class establishment
Whips it off- takes something (clothing for instance) off very quickly usually used in a sexual context i.e ''she whipped her bra off''
Rifling through- looking through something in a quick fashion context- someone burgling a house for instance would rifle through the knicker drawers.
Tosser- This is almost a swear word but not for instance you would never call someone you like a tosser, it is like wanker, in fact it is the same thing, can be used in its original sexual manner i.e ''tossing off'' same as ''jerking'' or ''wanking'' off.
Sod, sodding Sod off Sod you Sod it- Very common english swear word less offensive now as it used to be originates from the act of Sodommy meaning anal sex.
Gutted- devastated, really upset. context- ''i was gutted'''' hes gutted''
Ruck- fight as in ''she wanted a ruck'' can mean verbal
Half-inched- Cockney ryhming slang for Pinched i.e to steal.
Berk- light hearted name for a person of a lesser intellectual standard ''you berk'' Cockney ryhming slang comes from ''berkshire Hunt'' - Cunt
My old man- my father
Get yer kit off- Please undress quickly
Tottie- good looking women, can also be used as ''look at the tottage in ere''
Stroll on- no way will i comply with you in american you would say 'get out of town'
Bleeding- same as bloody
Family jewels- Male Genitals, never use as female genitals, it dont make sense.
Borrasic- without money, cockney ryhyming slang- Borrasic lint- Skint
Skint- No money
Creased up- Laughed a lot
Boat-Race- Cockney Ryhming slang- meaning Face
Claret- Londoners word for blood named after the colour of course!
Pony- Twenty English Pounds
Monkey- Fifty English pounds but also oddly 500 quid
Quid - A pound
Riff-Raff- Cockney phrase for people of a lesser social standing than oneslf. Later picked up and nowadays only used by middle-class idiots or as a joke phrase.
Up-West- If you live in the East End of London to go out on the town is reffered to as ''going up west'' because central London and the clubs etc are in the west of the City. Used as ''i may even go up west and treat meself''
Tarby- Jimmy Tarbuck- startingly bad comedian whose only punchline is that he comes from Liverpool. Thankfully Tarby had the most success in the 70's but chillingly he is appearing more and more lately on British TV, god help us.
Getting on my Tits- Really annoying me or 'bugging me' in american.
Ronnie Ancona- By far the most beautiful, sexy and talented woman on British TV, the ultimate woman
Giving Grief- Having a go at, denouncing them or telling off in american 'breaking my balls'
Cream-crackered- Cockney ryhming slang for 'Knackered' meaning tired. You will notice that only the British would change the name of slang itself for instance 'Knackered' is already a slang phrase- only the british would think of rhyming slang for it to pervert it further.
Knackered- see above
Giving me the right hump- to get the hump in english means to get annoyed with used in these contexts-'' hes got the right hump'' ''hes giving me the right hump'' ''dont get the hump with me''
Sling your Hook- to sling your hook means to go away quickly used in an argument or when someone is ''giving you the right hump'' (see above) context- ''you are giving me the right hump- sling your bleeding hook''
Screaming ab-dabs- absoulute terror or fear- context ''gave me the screaming ab-dabs it did''
Would you Adam and Eve it- Cockney rhyming slang Adam and Eve it- you wont believe it i.e Adam n eve = belive.
All mouth and no trousers- phrase given to a boastful man never a woman
Blinding- outstanding brilliant
Brass neck- very bold -pre-supposing cocky cheeky context shes got a brass neck on her
Brass monkeys- freezing cold weather full version ''cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'' hardly ever used in its entirety anymore.
Dab-hand- to be expert at something context ''im a dab hand with a paintbrush''
Diamond Geezer- a lovely bloke very nice man context ''that Pete townshend is a diamond geezer''
Munter or Munta- very ugly woman, possibly fat usually wearing mini skirt and high heels
Thruppenny Bits- cockney ryhming slang for tits
Old lil's- womens breasts
Uphill gardener- a homosexual
Knobster- same as knob Knob as in derogatory term for a fool not (as it can be used) the slang name for the male apendage.
Slapper- derogatory term for a woman with no sexual morality in context ''look at that old slapper''
Schlepp- out on the pull meaning out to meet the opposite sex for a sexual liason, can also be used as an insult, context- 'you are an old schlepp'
The old in-out- Slang for the act of intercourse
Bonking- as above
Four legged humping beast- as above
Shagging- as above
knee trembler- as above but in a standing position
A right goer- female who enjoys the above activity
going like the clappers- description of a good sexual experience
Giving it some welly- as above
Bees Knees- the dogs bollocks as in something very fantastic
Cor!- as in wow, blimey! an expresion of surprise and enjoyment- context ''cor look at her''
Doddle- if something is a doddle then it is easy
Fanny- This is not bottom in english as you americans say it, fanny is the female sexual organ- be very careful when and how you use this word
Lovely Jubbly- something is brilliant or well pleased with how it has gone
Sweet fanny adams- sweet F.A meaning Fuck all nothing i have sweet fanny adams
Yonks- years -context havent seen you for yonks mate
Gerroutoffit- quikened version of Get out of it- means to go away
Mad!- brilliant good great
Wicked- the same as above
One wave short of an ocean- insane
sandwich short of a picnick- as above
totally tonto- as above
Fuming- very mad (angry)
made up- northern phrase for pleased
Wind-up-merchant- someone who enjoys playing tricks on people, leading them to believe some rubbish for fun in context - ''Pete townshend is a bloody wind-merchant because he thinks im crap'' in american it would be ''im just fucking wid you''
Do one- originally a scouse phrase for 'go away' now used by everyone context ''oi, mate- do one''
Ansome- derives from Handsome, used when you are very pleased with something primarily a Londoners phrase.
TA- derived from Thanks meaning thankyou
Do what?- pardon? even if the unheard statement was not containing an order to do something
Chav- person of questionable background 'trailer park trash' in american
Gypo- as above
Pikey- as above
Urchin- as above
Hoodie- as above except these are their offspring named after the hooded top that is their uniform
Wicked- very good excellent
Nice one mate- thats great my friend
butchers- to have a butchers is to have a look, derives from butchers hook- cockney ryming slang
Dilly-Dally- to waste time and hang around, hesitation
Cock-linnet- a minute
ang on a tic- hold on for one minute
Hand Shandy- male masturbation
One off the wrist- as above
J. Arthur - As above- derives from cockney ryhming slang J.Arthur Rank= Wank
A sort- A sort is a very good looking girl its not a derogatory term and is quite a compliment context ''yeh shes a rigtht sort an all''
An-all- Small phrase that britishers add to a sentence for no apparent reason- for instance ''ive an eadache an-all'' derives from as well.
Pull the other one its got bells on- meaning 'i dont believe you i am not that gullible 'derives from 'pulling the leg' leg pulling is the same as wind-up, meaning to 'fuck wid someone' in american.
Pete tong- Meaning to go wrong, cockney ryming slang- named after the famous British DJ Pete Tong
Hank Marvin- Starving- Derives from ryming of shadows Guitarist Hank Marvin
Brown Bread- Dead
'Sharon' - derogatory name for a bird that usually has dyed blonde hair wears miniskirts, white stillettos and is relatively easy with her virtue
Mush- Londoners phrase for face
Blag- to borrow or take with no intention of giving it back
Ratners- VERY cheap and nasty jewellers on every high street famous for the quote of their owner John Ratner who said ''we only sell crap'' sometime in the late eighties.
Gob- can mean ones mouth, or to gob on one - context 'he gobbed on me'' he spat at me.
Gobbing off- chatting about nothing or boasting
Flasher- someone who exposes himself in a public place
Old chap- Penis
Old Fellah- as above
Old man- father
Old lady- either mother or wife
Er indoors- wife
Vicar- a preist
Off my Gourd- very drunk or drugged up
Caned- as above
Welsher- Very unfourtunate person who was born in the country of Wales which is tacked on the side of England and is full of people with very low foreheads and no sense of humour
Harry Lash- either cockney ryming slang for 'slash' meaning to piss, or it can mean going out for a few drinks, I.E - Harry lash = slash slash= Piss out on the piss =to get drunk
'On the Piss- to get drunk, name derives from how much beer makes you urinate
Vicar- man of the cloth, preist
Man carrying a brick- term for a man of very religous tendancies
Man who punches buns (bun-puncher) tea totaller
Bible Puncher- religous person
Jacksie- arse, bottom backside
At the dogs- Greyhound racing exactly as horse racing but with ....dogs
Pished- pissed in scottish
Dutyfree- as the taxes are terrible in England common people travel out of the UK by ferry usually with the sole intention of not paying the excise duty on booze and fags, therefore getting it cheaper, this is legal although there is a certain amount you can bring back before you have to pay the duty on it.
A do- a 'do' is a party or function for example what yanks would call a bachelor party we would call a 'stag do' can be used for any type of party- for example a 'posh do', ''theyre having a do'', '''i went to a great do the other night''
Get up- ''in the full get up'' used as in a costume or outfit ie- wearing the full getup, fully dressed in that outfit.
Soap-dodger- dirty person, person who goes to glastonbury every year or a traveller
Two- and eight - a state cockney ryming slang, a state being in a mess ''look at the state of me''
Bang out of order!- very wrong in your actions in a deliberate way
brass neck to have cheek, to have a nerve, cheeky
noone knew from adam- English phrase to emphasise the fact that nooone knows you.
Binbag- black plastic garbage bag
Porkie Pies- cockney ryming slang porkie pies- Lies , not to be confused with mince-pies-eyes
Offering up prayers for his soul- wishing illness or death for someone
Gone for a burton- ended up i a bad way, example when someone dies they have gone for a burton, if you lose something, drop or break something it can be used.
Stone the Crows- sod me, Blow me down, i am very surprised
Chops- Cockney phrase for face usually the cheeks for example, ''tears rolling down his chops''
Arkright- stuttering like Arkright- Arkright was a character in the hit British sit-com 'Open all hours' written by comedy genius Ronnie Barker.
Nicked- to be arrested or charged with an offence
Old Bill- The Police, unkown origin
Scouser- Denzien of the northern town that the beatles come from....Liverpool
In a right two and eight- Cockney ryhming slang 2 and 8- state
Twat- The term may be an insult but also as a fun phrase when used about oneself ' 'Im such a twat'' meaning fool -it is used in the jocular as it is prone to wordplay, a common example being the dirty pun, "twat did you say I 'cunt hear you?'' The truth is it is a slang term for the female genitals that dates back further than early victorian times. In short I am a twat.
Bob- ''Lend us a few bob till payday' term for any amount of money 'quite a few bob' just a few bob' etc derives from pre decimal days bob was slang term for shillings.
Gregory- Neck, gregory peck= Neck cockney ryhming slang
And then some- ''Hes a twat'' ''Yeh and then some'' to agree with a statement and add some to it
I should coco- No i wont- god only knows why this is said or where it came from