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#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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#UKSlang: UK slang (3)

  1. Fizzy drink. Arti: minuman bersoda.
    • Contoh:
      • “Too much consumption of fizzy drink is not good for health.”
  2. Sleeping policeman (also: hump, speed bump) Arti: gundukan di tanah untuk memperlambat laju kendaraan (polisi tidur).
    • Contoh:
      • “Sleeping policeman is very effective to control people’s speed.”
  3. Wag. Arti: pasangan (istri/pacar perempuan), biasanya digunakan untuk pasangan para atlet.
    • Contoh:
      • “Victoria Beckham is the most popular wag of the year.”
  4. Flicks. Arti: bioskop.
    • Contoh:
      • “Have you seen Paranormal Activity? No? Let’s go to the flicks then.”
  5. Chuffed. Arti: sangat gembira, puas, bangga.
    • Contoh:
      • “I’m so chuffed that I won the competition!”
  6. Hooey. Arti: hal yang tidak masuk akal.
    • Contoh:
      • “The story about the haunted castle is a hooey.”
  7. Splash out. Arti: mengeluarkan banyak uang untuk hal yang kurang berguna.
    • Contoh:
      • “The Jones splashed out £3000 on New Year presents.”
  8. Jammy. Arti: beruntung.
    • Contoh:
      • “Tom won lottery twice. Wow, he’s the jammy one.”
Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, January 26, 2012

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#UKSlang: UK slang (2)

  1. Cushy. Arti: mudah, menyenangkan.
    • Contoh:
      • “Thank God, I have a cushy life!”
  2. Doddle. Arti: hal yang mudah untuk dilakukan.
    • Contoh:
      • “Cooking is a doddle for me.”
  3. Dodgy. Arti: tidak tentu, tidak dapat dipastikan.
    • Contoh:
      • “This company has got into a dodgy situation for 6 months.”
  4. Hole in the wall. Arti: mesin ATM.
    • Contoh:
      • “I’m running out of cash, where is the nearest hole in the wall?”
  5. Loaded. Arti: orang kaya.
    • Contoh:
      • “Chuck Bass is the youngest loaded in town.”
  6. Afters. Arti: makanan penutup (dessert).
    • Contoh:
      • “What is your favourite afters, fellas?”
  7. Posh. Arti: mewah.
    • Contoh:
      • “My father just bought a posh apartment in London.”
  8. Baltic. Arti: sangat dingin.
    • Contoh:
      • “I need to wear a coat, it’s bloody baltic outside.”
  9. Go potty. Arti: pergi ke kamar mandi.
    • Contoh:
      • “I’m used to going potty before I sleep.”
  10. Loo. Arti: kamar kecil, kamar mandi.
    • Contoh:
      • “Please give me five minutes, I need to go to the loo.”

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, January 19, 2012

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#UKSlang: UK slang

  1. Pissed (UK) | Drunk (US). Arti: mabuk.
    • Contoh:
      • “He must be pissed, he normally doesn’t watch the home shopping network.”
  2. Piss (UK) | Beer/other alcoholic beverages (US). Arti: minuman beralkohol.
    • Contoh:
      • “Don’t forget to bring some piss when you come.”
  3. Up the duff (UK) | Bun in the oven (US). Arti: hamil.
    • Contoh:
      • “Wow you’re up the duff again? Congratulations!”
  4. Sarnie (UK) | Sandwich (US). Arti: sandwich/roti lapis.
    • Contoh:
      • “Do you want a bacon sarnie?”
  5. Ta/cheers (UK) | Thank you (US). Arti: terima kasih.
    • Contoh:
      • “Ta very much for the pain killers.”
  6. Fancy (UK) | Do you want (something) (US). Arti: mau (sesuatu).
    • Contoh:
      • “Fancy going out tonight?”
  7. Fag (UK) | Cigarette (US). Arti: rokok.
    • Contoh:
      • “Fancy a fag?”
  8. Bloke (UK) | Man/guy (US). Arti: pria.
    • Contoh:
      • “Hey, look at that well proper bloke over there…”
  9. Blinding (UK) | Fantastic or great (US). Arti: hebat.
    • Contoh:
      • “That film was blinding!”
  10. Slash (UK) | Pee (US). Arti: buang air kecil.
    • Contoh:
      • “I’m dying for a slash!”
  11. Slag (UK) | Chick (US). Arti: perempuan.
  12. Wanker (UK) | She-male (US). Arti = banci, transgender.
  13. Lad (UK) | Boy (US). Arti: laki-laki.
    • Contoh:
      • “That lad is so cool.”
  14. In the back of beyond (UK) | In the middle of nowhere (US). Arti: di tempat asing, di tempat yang jauh dari peradaban.
    • Contoh:
      • “It’s easy to get lost up here in the back of beyond.”

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, January 6, 2012

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