Slang dictionary - English slang words

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j Noun. A marijuana/cannabis cigarette. Abb. of 'joint'. [Orig. U.S.]
jab Noun. A hypodermic injection, a vaccination. E.g."You don't need hepatitis jabs to visit Cornwall, it's not a foreign country."
jack Verb. To steal, often in relation to mugging. From hijack. E.g."My phone got jacked when I was on my way home."
jack all Pron. Nothing. E.g."There's jack all wrong with it."
jack and danny Noun. Vagina. Rhyming slang on 'fanny', slang for vagina. E.g."What, with her short skirt, and no knickers, I had great view of her jack and danny." See 'fanny'.
jack (and jill) * Noun. 1. A hill.
2. A pill.
3. A bill.
* Cockney rhyming slang.
jackanory * Noun. 1. Story.
2. A lie, a tall story.
* Rhyming slang on story. Jackanory was a long running British children's TV programme on which celebrities would read a story, and which originally ran between 1965 and 1996. The title Jackanory itself was taken from a children's nursery rhyme. [1970s]
jackbit Noun. Food, or more specifically a packed lunch. [Lancs use]
jack in Verb. See 'jack (it) in'.
jacking off Noun. An act of masturbation. See 'jack off'. [Orig. U.S.]
jack (it) in Verb. Stop doing (something), to terminate (something), to end. E.g."I'm going to jack in my college course after the vacation, it's too much like hard work."
Jack (Jones) Noun. Alone. Rhyming slang. Usually used in the expression on your jack, or on my jack. See 'on one's Jack'.
jack off Verb. To masturbate. Usually applied to males. E.g."I jacked off in the morning before I went to school, then once more before bed." Cf. 'jill off'. [Orig. U.S.]
jack shit Pron. Nothing. [Orig. U.S.]
jacksie Noun. Buttocks, or anus.
jack's alive Noun. Five. Rhyming slang.
Jackson Pollocks * Noun. 1. Testicles.
2. Nonsense, rubbish.
* Rhyming slang on 'bollocks'.
Jack-the-lad Noun. A male who is quick witted, a rogue who looks out for themselves.
jack-up Verb. To inject with drugs.
jacobs Noun. Testicles. Rhyming slang on Jacob's Cream Crackers meaning 'knackers'. Cream Crackers being a dry savoury biscuit usually served with cheese and Jacobs being the manufacturer. See 'cream crackered'.
jaffa Noun. An infertile male. From jaffa oranges being seedless. This term either gained prominence from or was invented for the British TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses in the 1990s. Derog.
jag Noun. An injection. [Glasgow use]
Verb. To prick. [Glasgow use]
jailbait Noun. An attractive person who, viewed sexually, is younger than the legal age of sexual consent. Also jail bait. E.g."I'll warn you now, dont get involved with Mike's sister, she's jailbait."
jake /jakey Noun. 1. A drunk, an alcoholic. E.g."So this jakey came up to me, stinking of whisky and asking if I had any spare change." Derog. [Orig. Scottish]
2. A beggar, a homeless person. Derog. [Orig. Scottish]
jaked Adj. Drunk, intoxicated. Probably from 'jake' (noun), above.
jam butty car Noun. A police car. Cf. 'jam sandwich' [Mainly Merseyside use]
James Blunt Noun. An objectionable person. Rhyming slang on 'cunt'. James Blunt, a British musician. [2000s]
jam jar Noun. A car. Rhyming slang.
jammies Noun. Pyjamas. Cf. 'jimjams'.
jammy Adj. Fortunate, lucky. {Informal}
jammy dodger Noun. A lucky person. Also a type of biscuit with a jam centre. Also jammie dodger. See 'jammy'.
jam packed Adj. Full to capacity. {Informal}
jam rag Noun. A sanitory towel, a tampon.
jam roll * Noun. 1. An idiot.
2. Anus.
* Rhyming slang on 'arsehole'.
jam sandwich Noun. A police car, specifically the white ones with a bright red band running horizontally along the sides.
jam week Noun. The period of menstruation.
jangle Verb. To gossip. E.g."Are you two going to sit there jangling all night, or help me cook the meal?" (Liverpool use)
jank Noun. Nonsense, rubbish. [South-east use?]
Janner Noun. A person from Plymouth.
Jap's eye Noun. The urethal opening on the head of the penis. Offens.
jar Noun. A glass of beer or lager, usually a pint.
jarg Adj. Fake, counterfeit. [Liverpool use]
jarred off Adj. Upset, fed-up. [E. Anglia use.]
J. Arthur Noun. An act of masturbation. Rhyming slang on J. Arthur Rank meaning 'wank'. See 'wank'. J. Arthur Rank, British industrialist who founded the Rank film company.
jasper Noun. A wasp.
jazz mag Noun. A pornographic magazine.
jeb end * Noun. 1. The penis. [Northern use]
2. A contemptible person. [Northern use]
* Also as jebend.
jebs Noun. Breasts.
Jeez! Exclam. A profane exclamation of surprise, frustration or amazement. A shortening of Jesus.
jel Adj. Abb. of jealous.
jellies Noun. Cheap rubber/plastic sandals mainly worn by children. Their transparent and brightly coloured appearence resembles jelly, hence their name.
jelly Noun. Temazepam (a tranquillizer). Usually in the plural. E.g."I'll need some jellies if I'm going to get some sleep tonight."
jellyfish Noun. A weak and ineffectual person. Derog.
jemmy Verb. To break open using a crowbar. The crowbar used by burglars also being called a jemmy. {Informal}
jerk Noun. An idiot. [Orig U.S.]
jerk-off Verb. To masturbate. E.g."He's in his room, jerking off to that new adult film he brought."
Noun. An idiot, a despicable person. Derog. [Orig. U.S.]
Jerry Noun. 1. A German, or from Germany, often in a military context. [1914-18]
2. A chamber pot. Dated. {Informal}
jessie Noun. A feeble, easily scared person, a softy. Derog.
Jesus! Exclam. A profane exclamation of surprise, anger, frustration.
Jesus boots Noun. Sandals.
Jesus creepers Noun. Sandals.
Jesus freak Noun. A strong believer in Christianity. Derog.
Jesus H Christ! Exclam. An exclamation of surprise, annoyance.
Jesus suffering fuck! Exclam. Expressing surprise, or anger.
Jesus wept! Exclam. An exclamation of annoyance or surprise.
jet Verb. To move quickly or depart hurriedly. E.g."I'm just jetting into town to collect my holiday money."
jewels Noun. Male genitals. Cf. 'family jewels'.
Jewish piano Noun. A cash register. Can be offensive due to racial stereotyping.
jibbons Noun. Spring onions. [SW use/SW Wales use/dialect?]
jiffle Verb. To fidget, to be restless. E.g."I got no sleep at all with her jiffling about in bed all night." [Norfolk use? Dialect]
jiffy Noun. A moment, a short time. E.g. "Wait there a second, I'll be back in a jiffy." {Informal}
jiggaboo Noun. A black person. Also jigaboo. Offens.
jigger Noun. An alleyway, back passage. [Liverpool use]
jiggered Adj. 1. Confounded. Heard in the rather archaic exclamation, I'll be jiggered! {Informal}
2. Worn out, exhausted.
jiggery pokery Noun. Deception, trickery, dishonest behaviour. {Informal}
jiggy Adj. Cool and in touch with what's happening and respected. Apparently originates with Will Smith, U.S. rapper and movie star, and came to prominence with his song Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It. [Orig. U.S. 1990s]
Noun. Sex. [Orig. U.S. 1990s]
jilling off Noun. An act of female masturbation. See 'jill off'. [Orig. U.S.]
jill off Verb. Of women, to masturbate. Expression punning and created as a female equivalent to 'jack off'. [Orig. U.S.]
jimjams Noun. Pyjamas. Also 'jim-jams'. See 'jammies'.
jimmy Noun. A term of address for a male, typically one whose name is unknown. [Scottish use]
Jimmy Hill Noun. A pill. Rhyming slang. Jimmy Hill, football player, manager and then UK TV sports presenter.
jimmy riddle Noun. An act of urination. The rhyming slang for 'piddle'. Often used singularly as jimmy, or riddle. See 'piddle'.
Jim Skinner Noun. Dinner. Rhyming slang.
jingly * Adj. Afghani, or more widely also Arabic or Middle Eastern. Also jingley.
Noun. A person from Afghanistan, or Middle Eastern country, such as Iran, Saudi, Oman etc.
* [Military use]
jip Noun. Hassle, bother. Cf. 'gyp'.
jism Noun. Semen. Also 'gism'. [1800s]
jitters Noun. Severe nervousness. {Informal}
jitty Noun. An alleyway or passageway between buildings. Also gitty. [Midlands use]
jizz Noun. Sperm. Abb. of jism.
joanna Noun. Piano. Cockney rhyming slang.
job Verb. To hit, punch, physically attack. E.g."Stop shouting at me, or I'll job you!" [Notts use]
jobby Noun. 1. A lump of excrement.
2. An act of defecation. E.g."Give me 5 minutes, I've just got to have a jobby."
jobby jabber Noun. Homosexual male. See 'jobby'. Derog. [Mainly Scottish use]
job's a good'un! Exclam. Expressing a thing or situation is good.
jobsworth Noun. A person who is very pedantic at work and strictly adheres to the rules; so called because of their oft used exclamation, "I can't let you do that, it's more than my job's worth." Derog.
Jock Noun. A Scottish person. Can be offensive.
jockey's whips Noun. Chips, French fries. Rhyming slang for chips. [Orig. North-west]
Jodrell (Bank) Noun. An act of masturbation. From the rhyming slang Jodrell Bank meaning 'wank'. Jodrell Bank, a large radio telescope in Cheshire, North-west England.
Joe Baxi Noun. A taxi. Rhyming slang.
Joe Bloggs Noun. A fictitious name for the average or unknown person. {Informal}
Joe Daki Noun. A Pakistani. Rhyming slang on Paki. Offens.
Joey Noun. 1. A friend or acquaintence who is regarded a fool or weakling, and often has to bear the brunt of jokes. Believed to be derived from the rhyming slang Joe Hunt, meaning 'cunt'.
2. An imbecile. Derived from the name Joey Deacon, a physically handicapped (cerebral palsy) guest on a British children's TV programme called Blue Peter in the 1970s; consequently his name was cruelly adopted by children as an insult. Cf. 'Deacon'.
jog on Vrb phrs. 1. Go away, get lost!
2. Proceed, carry on, move on.
John Noun. 1. General term of address for a male. [London use]
2. A client. Prostitute's parlance.
johnny Noun. A condom. Derives from the term French Letter via the archaic slang Frenchie and consequently Johnny Frenchman. Cf. 'rubber johnny'.
Johnny Foreigner Noun. A person from another country, that isn't the UK. {Informal}
John Thomas Noun. The penis. A well established but aging euphemism.
joint Noun. A cannabis/marijuana cigarette.
jollies Noun. 1. Pleasure, thrills. E.g."He always gets his jollies from hurting others, he's a proper sadist."
2. Holidays, vacation. E.g."Are you going to mainland Europe again for your jollies?"
jollop Noun. 1. A dollop. E.g."I'll have a jollop of ice cream with my apple pie."
2. Medicine.
jolly Noun. A day trip, particularly one taken for pleasure and arranged from one's place of work. E.g."Work was great last week, we went on a jolly to London and got the boss drunk."
jolly good Phrs. Expressing approval or satisfaction on what someone had done or said. E.g."So you're all packed and ready to go? Jolly good, let's head off then." {Informal}
jones Verb. To desire, crave or want something very badly. Originally from experiencing withdrawal from heroin. [Orig U.S.]
jonesing Adj. Wanting, desiring. E.g."He's jonesing for a cigarette." See 'jones'.
josh Verb. To jest and joke with someone. E.g."Dad! Stop joshing me. She's not my girlfreind, just a mate."
joskin Noun. A rural dweller, a country bumpkin. [Yorkshire use]
journo Noun. Abb. of journalist. [Orig. Aust.]
joyride Noun. A ride in a stolen vehicle. {Informal}
Verb. To go on a joyride.
jubblies Noun. Women's breasts.
jubbly! Exclam. Excellent! Great! Abb. of 'lovely-jubbly'.
Judy Noun. A woman, or girlfriend. [Liverpool use]
Judyscuffer Noun. A police woman. See 'judy' and 'scuffer'. [Liverpool use]
jug Noun. 1. Prison. [Orig. U.S.]
2. A bank. [Underworld use]
jug handles Noun. Ears, usually implying large or excessively protruding.
jugs Noun. Breasts.
jug up Verb. To get drunk. E.g."What better reason to get jugged up than at a party." [Orig. U.S.]
juice Noun. 1. Petrol, fuel for engines.
2. Electricity. E.g."My Ipod's run out of juice, can I borrow your charger?"
jumbly Noun. 1. A jumble sale, a rummage sale (U.S.).
2. The unwanted goods and possessions which are sold at a jumble sale.
jumped up Adj. Arrogant. {Informal}
jungle bunny Noun. A black person. Derog./Offens.
junk Noun. Nonsense, rubbish. Frequently as talking junk. E.g."Everything he's said for the last hour has been junk." {Informal}
2. Heroin, the drug. Sometimes any narcotic drug. [Orig. U.S.]
junkie Noun. 1. A heroin addict. Also as junky.
2. Now more frequently used for anyone with any addiction. E.g."Have you seen the size of his record collection? He truly is a vinyl junky."
(have) junk in the trunk Noun. Usually of women, having large curvaceous buttocks, and frequently seen as an attractive feature.
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