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Learn Stuff - London Slang
Category: History and Culture > London Slang
Date & country: 22/09/2013, UK
Words: 58


ace
An exclamation meaning awesome or wonderful

anorak
Someone who is obsessively interested in something to the point of being socially awkward; fangirl or fanboy

bloody
Used for emphasis, as in, you bloody well mean what you said; used as an exclamation of shock or frustration, as in, bloody hell!

Bob
A phrase used at the end of a sentence to indicate that a thought or set of instructions is complete, much like and there you go or and that

bugger
A jerk or unpleasant person; can also be used to address someone affectionately or teasingly. Used as a verb, it means to damage or destroy. Used as an exclamation, it indicates frustration.

chap
A man.

chips
French fries.

chuffed
Pleased or proud; to be chuffed as nuts is to be very pleased.

corker
Someone or something that is excellent or great. As an adjective, corking, it means excellent or outstanding.

dimmock/dimbo
An idiot or foolish person.

dog
Really great, awesome, or the best.

dog
A mess or catastrophe.

Don
Don

done up like a dog
Dressed very well.

face fungus
Facial hair.

gobsmacked/gobstruck
Amazed or speechless.

gormless
Foolish or clueless. As a noun, gorm, it refers to an idiot or foolish person.

hard lines/hard cheese
An exclamation used to indicate bad luck or hard luck.

horses for courses
To each his own; what works for one person may not work for another.

I should cocoa!
An exclamatory phrase similar to I should hope so! Particular to London.

jack all
Nothing.

jam jar
A car.

jammy
Very lucky. As a noun, Jammy dodger, it means someone who is very lucky.

kip
A nap or short sleep; can also be used as a verb, to kip

knackered
Tired, exhausted, or worn out.

lagged/laggered
Drunk, wasted, or intoxicated. Used in London.

lost the plot
Gone crazy.

mad head
Someone who is crazy or insane.

mug/muggins
Someone who is very gullible or easily fooled.

narked
Angry or annoyed. Similar to pissed or ticked.

nosh
Food. As a very, to nosh means to eat.

nutter
Someone who is crazy or insane.

off to bedfordshire
Off to sleep, off to bed.

one off
One time only

parky
Cold weather.

pear shaped
Having gone wrong or turned into a disaster.

quick sticks
Quickly.

row
A loud argument or loud noise.

skive
The act of avoiding one

starkers
Naked.

to ear bash
To talk incessantly or reprimand.

to earwig
To eavesdrop or listen in on a conversation.

to fancy
To like something; to want something.

to fanny around/fanny about
To procrastinate or waste time.

to gen up
To research something or find out about something.

to know one
To be very knowledgeable about a given topic.

to rag
To tease or bother someone.

to see a man about a dog
To go to the bathroom.

to sod off
To leave, disappear, or go away. Often used impolitely in the imperative, with sod off! being the equivalent of piss off!

to up sticks
To move on; to live somewhere else.

to use one
To think or use one

to wind up
To tease or make fun of someone.

toff
Someone who is wealthy; someone who is part of the upper class.

tossbag
Someone who is worthless or abhorrent.

vicky-verky
A funny and intentional mispronunciation of vice versa.

wobbler
A tantrum or fit.

yonk
A long time; an age

zonked
Exhausted, tired.