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dab hand Noun. A person highly skilled at a given task. E.g."He's a dab hand at programming and web design."
da bomb Noun. The best. [Orig. U.S./Black 1990s]
dabs Noun. Fingerprints. Generally police and criminal vernacular.
dab on Noun. A sweat on. See 'have a dab on'.
daft Noun. Silly, foolish. {Informal}
daft as a brush Phrs. Very silly, crazy. [Mainly Northern use]
daftie Noun. A fool, an idiot.
Dagenham Adj. Totally insane, crazy. Because on the London underground/rail transport system Dagenham (Heathway) station is 3 stops beyond Barking station. Barking is slang for crazy. See 'barking'.
Dagenham dustbin Noun. A Ford car. The Ford car manufacturer have a major engine plant at Dagenham, East London. Derog.
dago Noun. A foreigner, usually applied to Italians, Spanish and Portugese. Derog and offensive.
daisies Noun. Boots. Rhyming slang on daisy roots.
daisy chain Noun. A sexual act involving 3 or more people, during which each person simultaneously has sex with the person beside them in the group, thus forming a chain.
damage Noun. The cost, expense. E.g."What's the damage for the meal? Without the drinks!"
dancers Noun. Stairs. Also, but less commonly, jolly dancers and molly dancers. [North-west use]
dangleberries Noun. Faecal remnants adherring to anal hairs.
dangly-bits Noun. The male genitals.
dannies Noun. Hands. [South Yorkshire use]
Danny (La Rue) Noun. A clue, an idea. Rhyming slang. The name of a female impersonator, Danny La Rue, real name Daniel Patrick Carroll.
daps Noun. Plimsolls, trainers (footwear). [Welsh use]
dark Adj. Excellent. [Orig. U.S. 1990s]
David Gower Noun. A shower. Rhyming slang. [1980s]
Deacon Noun. An imbecile, idiot. Derived from the name Joey Deacon, see 'Joey'. Derog.
dead Adv. Very, extremely. E.g."Our holiday was dead good."
dead cert Noun. A sure thing. E.g."It's a dead cert that the favourite will win."
dead from the neck up Phrs. Unintelligent, stupid.
dead heat in a Zeppelin race Noun. Large breasts on a woman. E.g."Wow! Look at her, looks like a dead heat in a Zeppelin race."
Dear John Noun. A letter, usually from a female, terminating a relationship.
de-bag Verb. To remove a persons trousers, usually without their consent. Usually adolescents behaviour. See 'bags' (noun).
deck Verb. To physically knock down, onto the deck.
Dee Dah Noun. A person from Sheffield. Derogatory term, taken from the way they speak in Sheffield. [Yorks/Derbyshire use]
deek Noun. A look, a glance. E.g."Give me a deek at your magazine." [Yorkshire use/ North-east use?]
deep sea diver Noun. A five pound monetary note (£5). Rhyming slang for fiver.
deep shit Noun. Serious trouble.
deep throat Noun. Fellatio involving the envelopment of the penis using the depth of the throat.
Verb. To fellate as in the manner of the noun.
deffo Adj. An abb. of definitely. [Mainly Liverpool use]
def (someone) out Verb. To ignore (someone). Possibly originally deaf out, so therefore to ignore by not listening. E.g."I hate the way that she always defs me out when I say something." [Midlands use]
dekko Noun. A look or glance. From the Hindustani, dekho. [1890s]
Delhi belly Noun. A severe stomach upset. A common occurrence for Western travellers visiting countries of the East, such as India, hence the expression.
demic Noun. 1. A thing that is worn out or broken.
2. A derogatory term for a person who is constantly sick, a hypochondriac, someone in obviously less than perfect health.
Derby (Kelly) Noun. Stomach. Rhyming slang on belly. Also Darby Kelly, and often abbreviated to Derby Kel. [Early 1900s]
desk pilot Noun. An office clerk. Probably from 'fly a desk'.
desmond Noun. 1. A jacket. Rhyming slang on Desmond Hackett, the renowned Daily Express sports reporter.
2. A university degree, grade 2.2. Abbreviation of Reverend Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
destroyed Adj. Drunk, very intoxicated with alcohol or drugs.
devil dodger Noun. A member of the church, or a strong believer in religion. [More commonly Navy use]
devil's dandruff Noun. Cocaine.
dhoby Verb. To wash, clean. Originally to do laundry, from the Hindu dhob meaning washing. Also dhobi, dobi, doby. [Services slang, mainly Navy use]
dhoby dust Noun. Washing powder. See 'dhoby'.
dial Noun. A person's face.
diamond Noun. Wonderful, excellent. [Orig. London]
diamond geezer Noun. A really wonderful man, helpful and reliable; a gem of a man. A commonly heard extension to 'diamond'. [Mainly London use]
Dibble Noun. A policeman/woman. The name taken from the U.S. cartoon Top Cat, where the local policeman is called Officer Dibble. [N.W. England use.]
dibs Noun. A claim. E.g."I put dibs on tasting it first."
Verb. To put a personal claim on something. E.g."I made the cocktail so I dibs first taste."
dicey Adj. Risky.
dick Noun. 1. The penis.
2. A contemptible person.
dick around / about

Verb. Mess around, idle away time. E.g."Tim's been dicking around in the back yard with that bloody football again."

dick breath Noun. A contemptible or obnoxious person.
dickend Noun. A contemptible person, an idiot.
dickfuck Noun. An idiot, a contemptible person.
dickhead Noun. A stupid person, a contemptible person.
dicksplash Noun. A contemptible person. Cf. 'dicksplat'.
dicksplat Noun. A despicable person. Cf. 'dicksplash'.
dickwad Noun. A contemptible person, idiot. [Orig. U.S.]
dickweed Noun. A contemptible person.
dicky Adj. Unsound, likely to fail, unhealthy. Also spelt dickey and dickie. E.g."You can't seriously expect me to lift that box when you know I've got a dicky heart."
dicky-bird Noun. Rhyming slang for word. Usually heard in a negative sense. E.g."We've not heard a dicky-bird from Andy since he moved."
dicky fit Noun. An emotional outburst, a tantrum. Also dickie fit. E.g."Don't even think about smoking Angela's last cigarette, she'll have a dicky fit."
diddicoy Noun. A gypsy. Also spelt diddicoi and didicoi. [Orig. Romany/dialect]
diddies Noun. Women's breasts. [Scottish use]
diddle Verb. 1. To have sex with, and often used with reference to masturbation of the female genitals.
2. To swindle. {Informal}
diddly Noun. Nothing. E.g."There's diddly wrong with it." [Orig. U.S.]
diddly diddly music Noun. Onomatopoeic name for Irish folk music.
diddly-squat Noun. Nothing, zero. E.g."I've earnt diddly squat this month." [Orig. U.S.]
diddy Adj. Small.
diddy ride Noun. A masturbatory act involving the rubbing of the penis between a woman's breasts. Also diddyride. [N.Irish use]
diesel (dyke) Noun. A butch lesbian. A little less derogatory than 'bull-dyke'.
dig (the grave) Noun. A shave. Rhyming slang. E.g."Can you give me 10 minutes, I need to have a dig and clean my teeth."
dildo Noun. 1. A substitute penis used for sex. [1600s]
2. An objectionable or imbecilic person.
dilly-dally Verb. To dawdle, linger, loiter. {Informal}
dim Adj. Unintelligent.
dimbo Noun. An idiot, a fool. From 'dim'.
dimmock Noun. An imbecile, an idiot. From 'dim'.
dimp Noun. The filter remnants of a smoked cigarette.
dimpsey Noun. Dusk, twilight. [Devon use/dialect]
din-dins Noun. Dinner. Originally a children's expression.
ding-a-ling Noun. Penis. Also dingaling. [Orig Black/US]
dingbat Noun. An idiot.
ding-dong Noun. An argument, commotion, fight. {Informal}
dinge queen Noun. A gay male attracted to black homosexuals. Essentially offensive term due to the use of 'dinge', meaning black. Cf. 'curry queen', 'scat queen'.
dingle Noun. A person from Burnley (Lancashire). Generally derog, and heard mainly in football circles, especially by rival Blackburn fans.
dingleberries Noun. Faecal remnants attached to one's anal hairs. Cf. 'dangleberries'
dingy Verb. To ignore (someone). E.g."He thought they were friends but she dingied him and went off with someone else." [Glasgow use]
dinky Adj. Small, cute, neat. {Informal}
dinlo Noun. An idiot, a contemptible person. [Portsmouth use?]
dip one's wick Vrb phrs. To have sex. Male usage.
dippy Adj. Silly, empty-headed.
dipshit Noun. A despicable person. Derog. [Orig. U.S]
dipso Noun. A drunk, an alcoholic. Abb. of dipsomaniac. Derog. [1940s] {Informal}
dipstick Noun. A fool. Derog. [Orig. U.S.]
dirtbag Noun. A worthless, contemptible person.
dirtbox Noun. The anus.
dirty Adv. A general intensifier. E.g."There was a dirty great big spot on the end of his nose."
dirty-mac Noun. A worn or decrepid long raincoat or mackintosh, the sort stereotypically worn by men with a prediliction for exposing their genitals in public. See 'dirty mackintosh brigade'.
dirty mackintosh Noun. See 'dirty-mac'.
dirty mackintosh brigade Noun. Collectively, perverts or those who indecently expose themselves. Cf. 'long mackintosh brigade'.
dirty pillows Noun. Women's breasts.
dirty stop-out Noun. A person who has stayed out enjoying themselves beyond the expected time of return. Jocular usage.
dirty weekend Noun. A liberating weekend away from home for the indulgence in intimacies, either sexual or otherwise, with one's lover. {Informal}
dischuffed Adj. Displeased. Cf. 'chuffed'.
disco biscuit Noun. An ecstasy (MDMA) pill. Within the UK club scene it was originally a specific type of ecstasy pill, however, in the U.S. in the 1970s disco biscuits were qualudes. [Early 1990s]
dish Noun. 1. A sexually attractive person.
2. The buttocks. Gay use.
3. The face.
Verb. To smash, to break. E.g."Someone has dished all my car windows." [Merseyside use]
dish the dirt Vrb phrs. To reveal the truth or gossip.
dish out Verb. To hand out, distribute.
dishy Adj. Sexually attractive. {Informal}
diss Verb. To disrespect, ridicule, insult. E.g."No he can't come with us - he dissed me and my family." [Orig. Black English/U.S.]
div Noun. An idiot, a pitiable person, a contemptible person. Cf. 'divvy'.
dive Noun. A squalid place.
divvy Noun. Idiot. Derog.
divvy up Verb. To share out, distribute. {Informal}
dizzy queen Noun. A giddy and flamboyant gay male.
do Noun. A party or event. {Informal}
Verb. 1. To physically assault, to beat up. E.g."I'll do him if he calls me an idiot again."
2. To have sex. E.g."I reckon I'll do her if I can get her drunk enough."
do a bunk Vrb phrs. To leave hurriedly, escape. E.g."He did a bunk, out of the bedroom window, when his parents came home unexpectedly."
do a runner Vrb phrs. Meaning the same as 'do a bunk', but often implying a departure without paying for a received service.
dob (in) Verb. To inform on, betray. [Orig. Aust./N.Z.]
dobber Noun. 1. A penis.
2. An idiot, a contemptible person.
3. Something very large. E.g."I've never seen a pizza so big, it was a real dobber, and we could only eat half of it between six of us." [Northern use]
4. An informer, a teller of tales. From 'dob'. [Orig. Aust./N.Z.]
5. A condom. [Leics use]
dobbing Adj. A general intensifier. E.g."This dobbing great idiot spilt my drink and didn't apologise, so I hit him."
doby Noun. Laundry. See 'dhoby'.
docking Adv. Extremely. E.g. "It was a docking big car, the size of a bus, and certainly not suitable for town driving."
docky Noun. A snack. [Norfolk/Cambridgeshire/Lincs use]
docky time Noun. Mid morning break. See 'docky'. [Norfolk/Cambridgeshire/Lincs use]
doddle Noun. An easy task. {Informal}
dodgy Adj. Risky, suspicious, dubious. {Informal}
dog Noun. 1. A sexually unattractive person. Derog.
2. A foot, usually in plural as dogs and often heard used in the expression my dogs are barking. See 'dogs are barking'.
Verb. To play truant. Also doggin' it. [Scottish use]
dog and bone Noun. Telephone. Cockney rhyming slang.
dog-breath Noun. 1. A person with halitosis, bad smelling breath.
2. A contemptible person.
dog-end Noun. A cigarette end, the remnants of a cigarette after smoking.
doggie fashion Adj. An act of sex in the manner of dogs, that is, with both partners facing the same direction and on their knees.
dogging Noun. Anonymous, public sex between strangers, usually taking place in cars or outdoors and in the presence of voyeurs.
(one's) dogs are barking Phrs. (One's) feet are tired and aching. E.g."Do you mind if I sit down, my dogs are barking!"
the dogs Noun. Greyhound racing. {Informal}
dogsbody Noun. A person who does the menial and boring tasks. {Informal}
dog's bollocks Noun. The best. E.g."This song is the dog's bollocks." Cf. 'cat's whiskers', 'bee's knees' and 'mutt's nuts'.
dog's breakfast Noun. A mess. E.g."I've made a bit of a dog's breakfast of that essay, and will probably have to rewrite it." Cf. 'dog's dinner'
dog's dangly bits Noun. The best. Later variation on the 'dog's bollocks'. See 'dangly bits'.
dog's dinner Noun. 1. A mess. Cf. 'dog's breakfast'.
2. See 'done up like a dog's dinner'.
dog's egg Noun. A lump of dog faeces.
do in Verb. To beat up, to kill.
doings Noun. Non-specific items, things one may have temporarily forgotten the name for. E.g."Tony, will you move all your, err... doings from the kitchen table?"
dole Noun. Social security benefits. {Informal}
doll Noun. 1. A young and especially attractive woman.
2. Sweetheart. An expression of endearment, e.g. "Come on doll, it isn't that bad."
doll up Verb. To smarten up, to make attractive.
dollybird Noun. An attractive woman. Use is generally jocular and historical. [1960s]
do me a favour Phrs. A phrase meaning "you must be joking" or "are you kidding me?"
do me a lemon Phrs. Alternative version of 'do me a favour', see above. [London use]
done and dusted Phrs. Completed, finished. {Informal}
done in Adj. Tired out. {Informal}
done up like a dog's dinner Phrs. Smartly or extravagantly dressed. Usually disparaging use. {Informal}
done up like a kipper Phrs. 1. Caught in the act, caught red-handed.
2. Put in a position of no hope.
dong Noun. A penis.
donger Noun. A penis.
donkey Noun. 1. A male who is genitally well endowed, as in hung like a donkey. Also phrased as donkey-dick.
2. Something that doesn't come up to expectations. E.g."I think we've been sold a donkey."
donkey's (years) Noun. A long time. Often abbreviated to donkeys. E.g."It's been donkeys since I had a good night's sleep and I'm really tired." {Informal}
donnies Noun. Hands. [W. Midlands use]
donut See 'doughnut'.
doobie Noun. A marijuana cigarette. [Orig. U.S. 1960s]
doobrie Noun. Something whose name isn't known or has been forgotten.
doo doo Noun. Children's expression for faeces.
doofah Noun. Meaning the same as 'doobrie'. Also doofer.
doolally Adj. Mad, crazy, insane. A shortening of doolally tap, a madness that afflicted British soldiers in Deolali, India. There's speculation as to whether the soldiers went mad whilst stationed there, awaiting the troop ship home, or that they were sent to the sanatorium there after going mad. Cf 'tapped'. [Late 1800s]
do one Verb. To go away. E.g."Listen, I'm going to do one and let you finish your work. I'll call you later."
do one's fruit Vrb phrs. To be extremely annoyed. E.g."Sharon's going to do her fruit when she finds David's stuck his bloody nose into her business again."
do one's head in Vrb phrs. To mentally disturb. E.g."Will you stop going on and on, you're doing my head in."
do one's nut Vrb phrs. To be very angry, to throw a tantrum, to get emotionally upset. E.g."The work was piling up, he couldn't do it all by himself but the boss was doing his nut."
doormat Noun. A person who is easily exploited, someone who is walked on and readily used by others.
dope Noun. 1. A stupid person. Derived from dopey. (s.e.)
2. General term for a narcotic drug.
Adj. Excellent, great. [Orig. U.S./Black]
dopehead Noun. An idiot.
doris Noun. Wife or girlfriend. E.g."I'm taking my doris to the cinema to see the new Harry Potter film."
dork Noun. An idiot, a contemptible person. [Orig. U.S.]
dose Noun. Euphemism for a venereal infection.
dosh Noun. Money.
do (someone) Vrb phrs. To have sexual intercourse with someone. E.g."Yeah, Johnny's doing that blonde who works in the tax office."
doss Verb. 1. To sleep rough. {Informal}
2. To rest, to idle away time. Often followed by about or around. E.g."I spent the weekend dossing around with my mates on Blackpool beach."
Noun. An easy task. E.g."That maths exam was a doss." {Informal}
dossdown Verb. To sleep rough. Also doss-down. {Informal}
dosser Noun. 1. A person who sleeps rough, a homeless person. Derog.
2. A person who lives by exerting the least amount of personal effort. Derog.
do the business Vrb phrs. Do what is necessary to achieve the required result. E.g."If you don't do the business, we are going to fail." {Informal}
do the dirty on (someone) Vrb phrs. To betray, to cheat on (someone).
do time Verb. To serve time in prison. E.g."He's done time for shoplifting."
dotty Adj. Eccentric or slightly mad. E.g."My dotty Auntie Ethel is visiting this weekend." {Informal}
double bagger Noun. An ugly woman. So called because two bags would be needed to avoid having to see her during sex, one to cover her head, and one to cover ones own should her bag accidentally come off or rip.
double-bubble Noun. Double the amount.
double Dutch Adj. Nonsense or incomprehensible talk. {Informal}
double fuck ! Exclam. Used to emphasise the numerous exclamationary uses of 'fuck'.
douchebag Noun. A contemptible person. Also douche bag. [Orig. U.S.]
dough Noun. Money.
doughnut Noun. 1. An idiot, a contemptible person.
2. A skilled manoeuvre in a motorized vehicle, whereby it is repeatedly spun on the spot through 360°, resulting in the tyres overheating and consequently leaving burnt rubber on the tarmac - in the shape of a doughnut.
Douglas Hurd * Noun. 1. A lump of excrement. Rhyming slang on 'turd'. [1980s]
2. A third (class degree). Rhyming slang. [1980s]
* Douglas Hurd, Tory government minister during the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher, and later John Major.
dout Noun. A cigarette butt. [Scottish use, Glasgow?]
downer Noun. 1. A tranquillizer.
2. Something that mentally depresses. E.g."It put me on a right downer, crashing the car, especially now when I have no money."
down in the dumps Phrs. Miserable, depressed. E.g."I'm not coming out tonight, I'm feeling a little down in the dumps."
down the pan Phrs. Wasted, lost, ruined. E.g."Oh well, that's another £1000 down the pan."
down under Noun. Australia. {Informal}
doylem Noun. An idiot, an objectionable person. Also doylum and doilum. [NE and N Yorks use]
dozy Adj. Dimwitted, stupid, slow. {Informal}
drag Noun. 1. Dressing in the opposite sexes clothes.
2. A draw on a cigarette.
drag queen Noun. A male homosexual who dresses in women's clothes and affecting extreme effeminate mannerisms.
drain the main vein Vrb phrs. Of males, to urinate.
drama queen Noun. Someone who makes an excessive fuss over a situation. Of the many queen names from the gay scene, this is regularly used by heterosexuals of heterosexuals.
drangway Noun. An alleyway. [Devon use]
draw Noun. Cannabis or marijuana. Also phrased as a draw. E.g."Ere mate, have you got a draw? I need something to help me sleep."
drawk Verb. To soak. [Yorks/N.E dialect and use]
(the) dreaded lurgy Noun. Any unspecified or fictitious desease. Invented and popularized by Spike Milligan on the Goon Show. Jocular use. Also dreaded lurgi.
dreamboat Noun. A sexually attractive male or female.
dreckly Adv. Immediately, straight away, although despite its meaning can also imply 'soon' or 'when ready'. From directly. [South-west use]
dressed (up) to the nines Phrs. Dressed very well and fashionably.
drink from the furry cup Vrb phrs. To perform cunnilingus. See 'furry cup'.
drinky-poo Noun. A drink. Mock juvenile expression.
drip Noun. A feeble and boring person. Derog.
dripping with Phrs. Having an excessive amount of, usually in the context of wealth, such as jewellery or money.
drippy Adj. Ineffectual, overly sentimental.
drive-by Noun. The shooting of guns at a particular target from inside a car. Common with street gangs in U.S. and now occurring in Britain.
drive the porcelain bus Vrb phrs. To vomit. [Orig. U.S.]
drooth Noun. A thirst. [Scottish use]
drop Verb. To take drugs orally. The term drop acid being common.
drop a bollock Vrb phrs. To make a mistake. E.g."It was the third time in a week that he'd dropped a bollock. No wonder he got the sack."
drop a clanger Vrb phrs. To make an obvious mistake. E.g."The government dropped a clanger by ignoring the wishes of the populace and going to war."
drop anchor in poo-bay Vrb phrs. To have anal intercourse. [1990s]
drop dead! Verb. An exclamation of annoyance directed at a person. [Orig. U.S.]
dropdead gorgeous Adj. Stunningly attractive.
drop (someone) in it Vrb phrs. To land (someone) in trouble, to incriminate. A euphemism for dropping someone in the shit.
drop one's guts Vrb phrs. To break wind. Occasionally shortened to just 'drop one'. E.g. "Jesus! What a stink, have you just dropped one?"
drop the kids off at the pool Vrb phrs. Euphemism for defecation. E.g."I cant even think about eating breakfast until I've had a cigarette and dropped the kids off at the pool."
druggie Noun. A drug addict, or more recently used with reference to anyone who uses drugs in excess; very much a subjective statement. Also spelt druggy. Derog.
Adj. Having a quality associated with that of recreational drugs and consequently the drug scene itself.
drum Noun. A house, home.
drunk as a skunk Phrs. Very intoxicated with alcohol.
dry hump Verb. To simulate sexual intercourse whilst fully clothed.
dry humping Noun. The act of simulation sex whilst fully clothed.
dry slap Noun. A punch. Expression supposedly invented by actor Mike Read, for the Frank Butcher character he played in a TV soap, Eastenders. E.g."You'd better show him some respect before he gives you a dry slap." [1990s?]
dub Noun. Originally a style of 'chilled', deeper reggae music from W.Indies with added segments not dissimilar to samples.
dubby Adj. Affecting the style of 'dub', but remaining within its original genre. E.g."That new dance tune I brought is very dubby."
duch Noun. See 'dutch'.
duchess Noun. A term of address for a woman. Occasionally dutchess. Also abb. to 'dutch'.
duck Noun. 1. A term of address.
2. A euphemism for 'fuck'. See 'give a duck'.
duckarse Verb. To wet the end of a cigarette, or joint, with saliva, thus making it difficult or unpleasant to smoke. [Northern use]
ducker Noun. A stone, usually flat, used for skimming on water. [Dialect? Mainly Midlands use]
duckin' and diving Phrs. A non-committal catch-phrase reply to the questioning of one's recent activities, usually asked at a reunion. Occasionally expression is completed with finishing phrase, fuckin' and skiving.
ducky Noun. A form of friendly address. {Informal}
duds Noun. Clothes.
duff Adj. Worthless, rubbishy, useless, false, bad. E.g."The product was duff, and information he gave us was duff."
duffer Noun. An inefficient or stupid person. E.g. "What! You went out with that old duffer ?" Derived from 'duff'. Derog.
duff up Verb. To beat up.
dugs Noun. Female breasts.
duke Noun. A homosexual. Rhyming slang on Duke of Kent meaning 'bent'. See 'bent'.
dukes Noun. 1. Hemorrhoids. Rhyming slang on Duke of Argyles, meaning piles.
2. Fists. E.g."Put your dukes up and defend yourself."
dull as dishwater Phrs. Very unexciting, exceedingly plain, boring. E.g."I'm not wasting my time watching another hour of this film, it's dull as dishwater." Cf. 'dull as dishwater'.
dull as ditchwater Phrs. Very boring, unexciting. Cf. 'dull as dishwater'.
dumb ass Noun. An idiot. [Orig. U.S.]
Adj. Idiotic, stupid.
dumbnuts Noun. An idiot.
dumbo Noun. A stupid, slow-witted person. Derog.
dump Noun. 1. An act of defecation.
2. A squalid place. {Informal}
Verb. 1. To defecate.
2. To finish a relationship with someone. E.g."She's feeling miserable and unloved. David's just dumped her."
dump all over (someone) Vrb phrs. To mistreat (someone), to unfairly criticize (someone). [Orig. U.S.]
dune coon Noun. An Arab, or often more generally of/from the Middle East. Derog./Offens.
dunky Noun. A condom. [South Wales use]
dunny Noun. The toilet. [Orig. Aust.]
durbrain Noun. An idiot, fool. Also duh brain and duhbrain. [1990s]
dustbin lid Noun. A child. Rhyming slang on kid. Cf. 'bin lids' and 'saucepan lids'.
dust bunnies Noun. Clumps of dust, usually found on the floor on the periphery of a room or under furniture. [Orig. U.S.]
dutch Noun. Wife. Abb. of 'duchess'. Occasionally old dutch. [Mainly London use]
dutch oven Noun. The act of breaking wind whilst in bed and then holding one's partner's head beneath the covers.
dweeb Noun. An imbecile. [Orig. U.S.]
dwile Noun. A dish cloth, a rag. Also, dwile flonking, a pub game played at village fetes, involving a beer soaked rag. More details available at World Wide Words. [Orig/mainly Suffolk/Norfolk use]
dyke Noun. A lesbian. Previously used as a derogatory expression but now used and accepted within the lesbian and gay scene. Compare with 'bull dyke' and 'diesel dyke'.

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