#UKSlang: UK slang (4)

  1. Ace. Meaning: excellent, wonderful.
    • Example:
      • “Kids think Ferrari is an ace car.”
  2. Barmy. Meaning: crazy, mad, insane.
    • Example:
      • “You’d have to be barmy to come to Paris without visiting Eiffel Tower.”
  3. Bobby-dazzler. Meaning: an amazing thing or person (informal).
    • Example:
      • “His father is bobby-dazzler.”
  4. Cancer stick. Meaning: a cigarette.
    • Example:
      • “Do you have a cancer stick?”
  5. Cheerio. Meaning: a friendly way of saying goodbye.
    • Example:
      • I have to go now. Cheerio, Dave!
  6. Dodgy. Arti: risky, suspicious, dubious (informal).
    • Example:
      • “A dodgy person is best avoided.”
  7. Doll. Example: a young and especially attractive woman.
    • Example:
      • “Emma Watson is a doll.”
  8. Fagged (out). Meaning: exhausted, tired.
    • Example:
      • “I’m so fagged out after running for 1 mile.”
  9. Farty. Meaning: insignificant.
    • Example:
      • “I’m not going back to that restaurant, they serve farty sized portions”
  10. Gammy. Meaning: injured, painful. Usually applied to a body-part.
    • Example:
      • “Her leg is gone gammy since that fall last Friday.”
  11. Juice. Meaning: electricity.
    • Example:
      • “My laptop’s run out of juice, can I borrow your charger?”
  12. Kick in. Meaning: to begin.
    • Example:
      • “The movie kicked in with a welcoming speech from the director.”
  13. Lift. Meaning: to steal.
    • Example:
      • “The old lady lifted some food from the supermarket, so her child could eat.”
  14. Manky. Meaning: unwell.
    • Example:
      • “I’m not coming into school, I feel a bit manky.”
  15. Munch. Meaning: food, a snack.
    • Example:
      • “Can we stop at the next café and get a munch?”
  16. Telly. Meaning: “television.” – @YektiTriana
    • Example:
      • “Give my telly back!”
  17. Knackered. Meaning: “tired” – @radenreiden
    • Example:
      • “After a long day at work, I feel absolutely knackered.”
  18. Shattered. Arti: “tired” – @tamara_talib
    • Example:
      • “I barely get any sleep last night and now I feel shattered.”
  19. Wicked! Arti: “cool/awesome” – @LV_Ayuningtyas
    • Example:
      • “Wicked! I’ve never seen anything like that.”
  20. Blimey! Meaning: “Oh my! ‘Blimey’ is an exclamation of surprise.” – @LV_Ayuningtyas
    • Example:
      • “Blimey! I didn’t see that coming.”
  21. Bog. Meaning: “toilet” – @diargh
    • Example:
      • “I need to go to the bog.”

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, August 26, 2012

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