British Slang Words

British Slang Words 50 Plus Examples – Britlish™

British slang is something that most non-Brits have trouble understanding.  British slang is a cross of British and American English butchered with slang and idioms. Proverbs are often backward, upside down, and frequently incomprehensible.

British Slang

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Brit did not create some of the British Slang “Britlish™” on the Move™ Brit defines all the British Slang examples for you. Some of these originate from Northern England slang and are understood by most from this region. Others are cockney rhyming slang, widely known by all in England. Several of these can’t be explained and are simply Nikkism’s ™.

British Slang

Word or PhraseTranslationContext or Used in a Sentence
Aye YesAye, go on then I’ll have a beer
AvhaveDo you av five minutes?
Ayup HelloAyup Tommy, what you been up to?
Barnet Head or hairJesus, sort your barnet out it’s a mess
Bird GirlfriendR’ Tommy has got a new bird and she’s hot
BloodyCurse word used to emphasize a comment or make an angry statement Don’t be bloody daft, pigs don’t fly
Don’t bloody start with me
Boat load A lot That cruise was boat load of rubbish 
Boat race FaceSort out your boat race you look miserable
Bob’s your uncle You’re all set or you’ve got it madeWe sorted out the overdraft and Bob’s your uncle!
Bog ToiletDo you av any bog roll?
BollocksTechnically, it’s testicles but it’s used to convey nonsense or a mistakeThat show was total bollocks
I made a right bollocks of that paint job
Bonney PrettyThat lass is bonney
Boris Becker Pecker  (Penis)Your fly is open, we can all see your Boris Becker
Bray, braying Beat, beatingI’m going to bray r’ Tommy when he gets in
Butty  SandwichWill you make me a ham and cheese butty?
Change your boat race Change your faceChange the expression on your face 
Chelpin’ Talking, complaining, moaningStop chelpin about Tommy, I’ve heard enough already
ChippyFish and chip shopRun to the chippy and get us some tea
Chuffed Pleased, excited I am well chuffed with my raise
Cream crackered Knackered, tired I am so cream crackered I am going  to bed early tonight
Daft StupidDon’t be daft, 2 and 2 is not 5
Daft as a brush StupidTommy is as daft as a brush
Deffo DefinitelyI will deffo sort that out tomorrow
DickheadA stupid man or an irritating, or ridiculous manThat dickhead thinks that the world revolves around him
Didya  Did you?Didya pay the credit card?
Eeh by gum Oh my GodEeh by gum, I can’t believe me mar is in the hospital
EghWhat?Egh, you mean to tell me you did not pay the credit card?
FaffingMessing about Stop faffing about with the remote control
Famished Starving, hungryI can’t wait until 1:00 for lunch, I am famished
Flippin ‘eckShock and surpriseFlippin’ eck r’ Tommy’s only gone and quit his job
For “fox” sake  (FFS) For “f***” sake, like saying OMG or not againFFS, can you believe that we are re-writing it again?
Friggin’Curse, like f****** but politer!Don’t friggin’ get me started
GafferBossI don’t know if we can do that, we need to check with the gaffer
Gander Look atLet’s av’ a gander at those new houses 
Gear Stuff, things, itemsDon’t pack my gear I will sort it out myself
Get your feet dirty Get your hands dirtyidiom gone wrong! A Nikkism
Get your hands wet Get your hands dirtyidiom gone wrong! A Nikkism
Gibberish Nonsense, rubbishSome would consider “Britlish™” to be gibberish!
Ginnell AlleywayI saw your two dogs running through the ginnell
GizGiveGiz a piece of that pizza
Gormless StupidR’ Tommy is so gormless, he’s only gone and lost his wallet
GrubFoodDo you have any grub at your house?
Gunna, gonna Going toI’m gunna get that new job
HovelA squalid, unpleasant, or simply constructed dwelling.I can’t stay here, it’s a hovel
In’t –  (in it…)Isn’t it?In’t a beautiful day
Jammy Very luckyHow jammy was it that we did not get a ticket?
Jammy dodger Very lucky personThat Jammy dodger did not even get a ticket
Kidding Joking, teasingIt really cost $1,000, no kidding
Knackered Tired, exhaustedI am totally knackered
LassGirl, women, sister, girlfriendR’lass, aka our sister or bird (girlfriend)
LavvyToiletWhere is the lavvy?
MankyNot nice, unpleasant, dirtyThat restaurant is well manky
MarMother Me mar will be 65 this year
Mingin Shanky, stinks, unpleasantThat lass is totally mingin
Mithered, Mitherin(g).Irritated with something or meddlingStop mitherin in r’ Tommy’s business
Monkey in the wrench Throw a wrench in the works or Throw a (monkey) wrench in(to) the worksidiom gone wrong! A Nikkism
NebNoseKeep your neb out of my business
North South, West or East and all in reverseBrit on the Move gibberish or dyslexia
Nosh FoodDo you have any nosh at your house?
Nout NothingI ain’t got nout to say
Nowt NothingI ain’t got nowt to say
Oh aye?Oh really?Tommy got arrested! Oh aye?
Owt AnythingI ain’t got owt to say
Pack it inStop itKids, pack it in I am not going to tell you again
PaggeredKnackered, tired, exhaustedI’m completely paggered
I just paggered the car
PMSLP***ing myself laughingThat was so funny I am PMSL
PopFizzy drinkDo we have any pop or should I pick some up?
PudgyFat, Chubby R’ lass has gotten pudgy
R’ “Our” used in family context, sometimes used with close friends R’ Tommy is in getting engaged
R’ Tommy said he has an interview next week
Radged Pissed, mad, angry, crazyThat bird r’ Tommy brought round is radged
RubbishTrash, garbage, nonsenseThat story Tommy told us is a boat load of rubbish
S***  tipHovel, diveThat hotel we stayed in was a total S*** tip
S*** holeHovel, diveThat hotel we stayed in was a total S*** hole
SarniesSandwichesWhat sarnies did you make for lunch?
ScranFoodDo you have any scran at your house?
See You Next Tuesday  Too naughty to translateUse your imagination for this one!
Slag Hooker, easy, hoe Why is Tommy going out with (dating) that slag?
SnapDittoDitto, we have the same bag!
Sprong ChildWhy are sprogs allowed to fly?
State SideSomewhere in the north riverside of ChicagoBrit on the Move gibberish or dyslexia
Summat SomethingTommy, do you av’ summat to say like?
TaThanksTa love, it was lovely to get those flowers
Taking in the Piss Making fun offWhen Tommy said she looked good, you know he was takin the piss right?
Tarra ByeTarra love, I’ll see you next week
Tea Dinner What’s for tea tonight?
Throttle StrangleWhen I catch up with r’ Tommy I am going to throttle him!
Tits up Fails completelyThe project went tits up and I lost my job
TosspotOriginally a habitual drinker, most commonly used like wanker or to insult someoneThat tosspot cheated on r’ Pauline
Town bike Lose girl,  aka everyone can get a “rideR’ Tommy only spent the night with the town bike, can you believe that?
Twat Referring to a person considered obnoxious or stupidYou gormless twat
That twat pulled his usual stunt and did not show up
VexedAngryI am so vexed right now I could literally smack you
Wanker A worthless man, dickheadThat wanker cheated on r’ Pauline
Went to the water one to many times Went to the well one too many timesidiom gone wrong! A Nikkism
YonderWalk or lookLet’s av’ a yonder at the lake
You having a laugh?Making fun off or are you being sarcastic or “funny”You think it’s a good idea for us to swim in that alligator infested lake?  Are you having a laugh?
British Slang Word

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