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rabbit Verb. To talk, often unceasingly. Abb. rhyming slang, from Rabbit and Pork. E.g."Stop rabbitting and get on with your work." {Informal}
rack Noun. The female breasts, usually when large. [Orig. U.S.]
racked off Adj. Upset, angry. [Orig. Aust.]
rad Adj. Excellent, wonderful. Often an exclamation of approval. From radical. [Orig. U.S. 1970s]
radge Adj. Insane, crazy. Cf. 'radgie'. [Scottish /Cumbria /North-east use]
Noun An psychotic, unscrupulous, and devious person. [Scottish use]
radge pot Noun. An idiot, a crazy person. Also radgepot. [Scottish use]
radgie Adj. Crazy. Also radgey. [Scottish /Cumbria /North-east use]
radgie gadgie Noun. A crazy man. See 'gadge'.
radio rental(s) Adj. Mental, crazy, mad. Rhyming slang.
rag Verb. 1. To tease, annoy, torment. E.g."She's been ragging me about my stupid mistake all day."
2. Of vehicles or machinery, to push to the limits of use, to abuse. E.g."I got a speeding ticket yesterday when I was stopped for ragging my beaten up old Fiat at 120."
Noun. A newspaper.
rag head Noun. An arab, Sikh, or other race, religion or culture that traditionally wears cloth headwear. Offens.
raging Adj. Great, immense, extreme. E.g."I had a raging headache last night so went to bed early".
rag it Verb. Push to the limits. Usually applied to driving a vehicle. E.g."I wouldn't buy a second hand hire car as you don't know who's ragged it."
rags Noun. Clothes. See 'rag trade'.
rag trade Noun. The garment industry.
rag week Noun. The period of menstruation.
rainbow kiss Noun. Cunnilingus when performed on a menstruating woman.
rain stair rods Vrb phrs. To rain very heavily.
ralph Verb. To vomit.
ram it! Exclam. An exclamation of dismissal. Often extended to ram it up your arse! or ram it up your ass! [Orig. U.S.]
rammed Adj. Very crowded, busy. E.g."It was an awful night, the club was so rammed we couldn't find space to dance."
rammy Adj. Vile, unsavoury, rotten.
ram-raid Noun. The act of using a vehicle to smash into a property so as to steal the goods, often a jewellers. Also ramraid.
Verb. To do a ram-raid.
random Adj. Cool, excellent, great.
randy Adj. Sexually excited, lustful. {Informal}
randy-arsed Adj. Lustful, easily sexually aroused.
rank Adj. Disgusting, ugly. E.g." His flat is rank and stinks of sweaty socks."
rap Noun. The blame. E.g. "I'll not take the rap for everybody, it's not fair."
rare Adj. Good, excellent. E.g."We had a rare time at the party last night. The best for a long time."
rare as hen's teeth Phrs. Very uncommon, non-existent.
rare as rocking horse shit Phrs. Very uncommon, non-existent.
rasclat Noun. A contemptible person. Meaning arse cloth. Also ras clat. [Orig W.I.. Mainly Black use]
raspberry Noun. A flatulent imitative sound made with the lips and tongue, either expressing derision or used humourously for its rude associated qualities. From the rhyming slang raspberry tart meaning 'fart'. {Informal}
raspberry (ripple) Noun. 1. A cripple. Rhyming slang. Derog.
2. A nipple. Rhyming slang.
rat-arsed Adj. Very drunk.
ratbag Noun. A contemptible or objectionable person, a devious schemer. [Orig. Aust./N.Z.]
rat-faced Adj. Meaning the same as 'rat-arsed'.
ratfink Noun. An objectionable person. Also rat fink. [Orig. U.S.]
rather! Exclam. I agree! I accept! {Informal}
rat on Verb. To inform on, betray. E.g."You won't make many friends if you spend your time ratting on people to the police."
rat race Noun. A way of life that involves a competitive struggle for wealth, power and status, typical of modern society. E.g."So I hear you moved to the city and joined the rat race." {Informal}
ratshit Noun. Nonsense, rubbish. E.g."In my opinion it all went to ratshit when we sold our star player."
rats with furry tails Noun. Squirrels.
rats with wings Noun. Pigeons. From being considered vermin, like rats.
ratted Adj. Drunk.
rattle Noun. A bout of drug withdrawal symptoms. [Northern use?]
rattling Adj. Suffering from the physical effects of drug withdrawal. Also on the rattle. [Northern use?]
ratty Adj. Irritable. {Informal}
rave Noun. A large organised dance music party featuring performances by DJ's and often involving drug taking. The term originated in the 1950s and since the late 1980s in Britain has become synonymous with electronic music such as the house and techno dance scene.
Verb. To party in the manner by which a 'rave' (noun) became known.
raving Adj. The act of going to a 'rave'.
raver Noun. A person who enthusiastically parties. {Informal}
2. A person who frequents a 'rave' (noun).
ravey Adj. In the manner of a 'rave'.
razzle Noun. A good time, a pleasurable spree. An abbreviation of razzle-dazzle. Cf. 'on the razz'.
reach-around Noun. An act of masturbation done from behind by a sexual partner.
readies Noun. Money. Usually cash as opposed to cheques or credit cards.
ream (out) Verb. To penetrate the anus with the tongue or penis. [Orig. U.S.]
ream Adj. Good, excellent. [Mid 1800s]
recce Noun. A look or assessment with the aim of gathering information. Abb. form of reconnaissance. [Orig. military] {Informal}
Verb. To look or explore. Abb. form of reconnoitre. E.g."I'm going into town to recce whether there's any sign of the police after last night's disturbance." {Informal}
reckon Verb. To consider, to suppose, to think likely. E.g."I reckon if we set off early, at 6am, we should get there before lunchtime." {Informal}
redneck Noun. A bigoted, narrow-minded person, typically from the countryside. Originally a term for a ruralised bigot. Derog. [Orig. U.S.]
Red Sea pedestrian Noun. A jew. Offens.
reefer Noun. A marijuana or cannabis cigarette. Dated and rarely used seriously. [Orig. U.S. 1920s]
reet Adj. Alright, correct, OK. Dialect or mispronounciation of right.
Reg (Varney) Noun. Pakistani. Cockney rhyming slang. Reg Varney, actor and comedian, best known for his role as Stan Butler in the U.K. sitcom On The Buses between 1969-1973. Offens?
rellies Noun. Relatives. E.g."I'm afraid we can't come over this evening, Zoe's rellies are visiting."
rent-boy Noun. A young homosexual male prostitute. {Informal}
rents Noun. Abb. of parents. E.g."The rents are coming over this evening to meet my fiancee."
result! Exclam. An exclamation expressing a successful outcome.
resting bitch face Noun. The inadvertent facial expression that makes a person appear to be scowling, angry or irritated despite being relaxed and unengaged with anything. Also abbreviated to RBF.
retard Noun. A mentally retarded person, and by extension used as a general insult.
riah Noun. Hair. Backslang originating from Polari, consequently heard mainly on the Gay scene.
rib Verb. To tease, make fun of. E.g."He was ribbing me all evening about my dancing." {Informal}
rice queen Noun. A gay male who prefers asian partners.
Richard * Noun. 1. A lump of faecal matter. Richard the Third, rhyming slang on 'turd'.
2. Third. A third class university degree qualification.
* Richard III, king of England between 1483-1485 and the last king of the House of York and of the Plantagenet dynasty.
ricker Noun. The anus.
riddle Noun. An act of urination. A shortening of 'jimmy riddle', the rhyming slang for 'piddle'. Cf. 'widdle'.
ride Noun. 1. An act of sexual intercourse.
2. A woman/man viewed as a sexual partner. E.g."He's a good ride, even when he's drunk." [Orig. Irish]
Verb. To have sex.
ridic Adj. Abb. of ridiculous. E.g."Don't be ridic. You've more chance of winning the lottery than getting a date with him."
rifle range Noun. Loose change. Rhyming slang.
right Adj. Used as an intensifier. E.g."I made a right mess of that." {Informal}
Adv. Very. E.g."I'm right glad to hear that you two are friends again." {Informal}
right Charlie Noun. An idiot. From the cockney rhyming slang Charlie Ronce meaning 'ponce' or Charlie Hunt, meaning 'cunt' (3). E.g."You made me look a right Charlie when you told everyone about me getting so drunk last night."
(a) right one Noun. A foolish or eccentric person. {Informal}
rim Verb. To stimulate and penetrate a persons anus with the tongue for sexual pleasure.
rim job Noun. The act of using one's tongue to stimulate a persons anus, for sexual pleasure.
ring Noun. The anus. Cf. 'ring-piece'.
ringer Noun. 1. A second hand car made to appear in much better quality than it is.
2. A person with high skills brought into a sports team for a game or competition.
ring-piece Noun. The anus. Cf. 'ring'.
ring-sting Noun. Soreness of the anus, due to diarrhoea.
ring-stinger Noun. A hot and spicy curry. One, that on digestion, may cause looseness of the bowels and diarrhoea. See 'ring'.
ringtum Noun. The anus. Also as rington.
rinse Verb. 1. To overdo, overplay, exploit. E.g."It may be a classic but that tune's been rinsed, play something new will you?" [Orig W.I./Black use]
2. As rinse it, to go for it, to enjoy, to party.
3. Of a D.J., to rinse or rinse out, may mean to play a good set. E.g."Magnus' set at the club was rinsed out last night" [Orig W.I./Black use]
4. In sport, to thoroughly defeat or beat an opponent. E.g."We rinsed them in both legs of the semi-final."
* A term heard within the black originated music scene of the UK, such as jungle; seems to have multiple but contradictory meanings and uses, many of which are not yet listed. (Apologies for the lack of clarity offered with this word and any definition errors; advice on use and meanings welcome Ed/Author)
rip-off Verb. To con, to swindle. {Informal}
Noun. 1. A con trick, a act of deception. {Informal}
2. An illicit copy. E.g."Dont buy any computer software from that market stall, it's all ripped off."
3. An unreasonably priced commodity or service. From the feeling that one if being deceived. E.g."Those Versace jeans are a rip-off. You should try buying clothes from the market."
ripped Adj. Drunk, intoxicated. Cf. 'ripped to the tits'. [Orig. U.S.]
ripped to the tits Adj. Very drunk. Cf. 'ripped'.
rip the piss Vrb phrs. 1. To ridicule, to tease, to make fun off. Cf. 'take the piss'
2. To take unfair advantage of, to exploit.
rispeck (!) Verb./Exclam. To hold someone or something in high esteem. An alternative spelling of respect. Also respeck. [Orig. W.I./UK Black]
rispeck due Phrs. An expression that gives due notification of respect upon someone or something. Also respeck due. - respect due. [Orig. W.I./UK Black]
rivet counter Noun. A model railway enthusiast who thinks they know everything about railways and modelling. Derog.
roach Noun. The filter of a cannabis /marijuana cigarette (a 'joint') made from waste cardboard; as opposed to in the U.S. where it refers plainly to a butt of a 'joint'.
Verb. To make a 'joint' filter. E.g."Own up, who's roached the cover of my new Iain Banks novel."
roadman Noun. A popular, confident and fashionable young male, typically one who listens to street music, such as rap or grime, is streetwise and will take and deal drugs. Also as road man.
road apple Noun. Horse manure, when found on streets.
roaring Adj. Used to add positive emphasis, and expressing unqualified, wholeheartedness. Frequently heard in roaring success. {Informal}
Adv. An intensifier, extremely, very. Often heard in the phrase roaring drunk.

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roasting Noun. 1. Sexual intercourse usually between at least two males and a female, although it could involve all males, in which there is an act of double penetration. Abb. of spit roasting. See spit roast.
2. Strong criticism, or verbal abuse. Frequently to give someone a roasting. E.g."He gave the kids a good roasting and grounded them for 2 weeks."
robber's dog Noun. Heard in expressions such as 'face like a robber's dog' and 'off like a robber's dog' and 'rough as a robber's dog'.
Robert's your mother's brother Phrs. Expressing that something was easily achieved, or done quickly and simply. A witty variation on 'bob's your uncle'.
rock Noun. 1. Freebased cocaine, 'crack' (noun 1). From its physical appearence. [Orig. U.S.]
2. A precious stone, usually a diamond. [Orig. U.S.]
rocket up the arse/backside Phrs. What someone needs to get them moving, motivated or working. E.g."He needs a rocket up the backside to get him out of bed in the morning."
rocket science Noun. Something difficult to understand. Usually heard in the opposite context of "it's not rocket science", meaning something is simple and easily understood, or "you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand". E.g."Come on, hurry up! Changing a car tyre isn't rocket science." {Informal}
rocking horse * Noun. 1. Sauce as in ketchup, the condiment.
2. Sauce as in cheek, impudence.
* Rhyming slang on sauce.
rocking horse shit Noun. A thing that is very uncommon or non-existent. Usually heard in the expression 'rare as rocking horse shit'.
rock'n'roll Noun. Social security benefits, commonly called 'dole' in U.K.. Cockney rhyming slang on 'dole'.
roger Verb. To have sexual intercourse. E.g."The window cleaner was happy rogering his customers after cleaning their windows." [Mid 1600s]
rogering Noun. An act of sexual intercourse. E.g."I'd give her a good rogering anytime she likes." [Late 1700s]
roister doister Noun. 1. A cheery and boisterous person.
2. An affectionate term of address. Popularized by the UK sitcom Blackadder.
roll-up Verb. To make a cigarette by hand.
Noun. A handrolled cigarette.
rollick Verb. To reprimand, chastise. Often heard pronounced as rollock.
rollicking Noun. A reprimand , a telling off. E.g."She gave him a good rollicking but when he still carried on being naughty she sent him to his room."
Adj./Adv. Extremely, used as an intensifier. E.g."We had a rollicking good time at the party."
rollie Noun. A handrolled cigarette.
ronk Noun. A bad smell. [Mainly Northern use]
Verb. To smell badly. E.g."Hold your nose when you go in the boy's bedroom, it ronks in there." [Mainly Northern use]
ronson Noun. The anus. Rhyming slang on ronson lighter, meaning 'shiter'.
roofie Noun. The drug Rohypnol, a powerful sedative, occ. used as a date-rape drug. Often in the plural as roofies. [Orig. U.S.]
root Verb. 1. To have sexual intercourse.
2. To cheer on or support a person or group of people, frequently within competitive sports. Usually followed by for. E.g."Which team are you rooting for?" {Informal}
ropey * Adj. 1. Suspicious, dubious. E.g."She seems like such a nice girl, but she has some really ropey looking boyfriends."
2. Of poor quality, mediocre. {Informal}
* Also ropy.
Rosie Lee Noun. Tea (the drink). Cockney rhyming slang. Also spelt Rosy Lee.
Rosie Palm and her five sisters Noun. The hand when employed for masturbation. Usually preceded by dating or spending time with. Also Rosy Palm and her five sisters. E.g."I've been single for 6 months now, so have spent some time with Rosie palm and her five sisters." Cf. 'Madam Palm and her five sisters'.
rot Noun. Nonsense. E.g."Don't talk rot! What you've just said is total nonsense."
rotter Noun. An unpleasant person, someone who does unpleasant things, an objectionable person. {Informal}
rouf Noun. The number four. Backslang. Often representing 4-1 odds in tic-tac betting slang.
rough Noun. A person for a bit of easy sex but below one's usual standard. Frequently as a bit of rough.
Adj. 1. Of circumstances, unpleasant, difficult. E.g."It's going to get a bit rough over the next year." {Informal}
2. Unwell, tired, sick, often due to having a hangover. E.g."I've been up all night drinking and it's safe to say I feel rough." {Informal}
3. Of a person, unpleasant, course or ugly. E.g."Mmmm, I'm not sure if I want another date, he's a bit rough."
rough as a badger's arse /bum Phrs. 1. Very coarse, bristly. Also, when applied to a person, uncouth and objectionable. [Late 1800s]
2. Unwell, sick. "
rough as robber's dog Phrs. Of a person, unpleasant, coarse, or ugly.
rough-it Verb. To live without all the usual pleasures and amenities.
rough on Phrs. Unfair on, unpleasant for, difficult for (someone). E.g."It's a bit rough on her after losing both her parents in the same month." {Informal}
Roundhead Noun. 1. A circumcised penis.
2. A male with a circumcised penis. Cf. 'Cavalier'.
round the bend Phrs. Insane, crazy. {Informal}
round the houses Noun. Trousers. Rhyming slang.
round the twist Phrs. Insane, crazy. {Informal}
roving eyes Noun. Having a propensity for viewing others sexually when already in a stable sexual relationship. E.g."I don't know how she puts up with him, he's got roving eyes."
row Noun. 1. A noisy quarrel. {Informal}
2. A loud noise. {Informal}
Verb. To have a noisy quarrel. E.g."The neighbours have been rowing all night and I haven't slept for all the noise." {Informal}
royal Adj. A general intensifier, frequently used in terms such as a royal fuck-up, a royal balls-up, a royal shagging.
rozzer Noun. A policeman/woman. [1880s]
rub-a-dub Noun. A public house. Rhyming slang, on pub.
rubber cheque Noun. A monetary cheque (check) that isn't honoured by the writer's bank, consequently bouncing back to the issuer.
rubbered Adj. Drunk, intoxicated. [Irish use?]
rubber johnny Noun. A condom. E.g."I think we should pack plenty of rubber johnnies this holiday." Cf. 'johnny'.
rubberneck Verb. To stare inquisitively, to gawp. Derived from the rarely used noun rubbernecker. [Orig. U.S. Late 1800s] {Informal}
rubbish Verb. To criticize, to reject as totally worthless. E.g."Ever since I started this job he's just rubbished all my ideas." {Informal}
Adj. Worthless, useless. E.g."She's a rubbish singer with no range, in fact she sounds like a strangled pig." {Informal}
rub-off Verb. To sexually excite by manual stimulation of the genitals, to masturbate. E.g."His wife caught him rubbing himself off whilst having a bath."
rub-up Verb. Meaning the same as 'rub-off'.
Ruby (Murray) Noun. Curry. Cockney rhyming slang. Ruby Murray, a Belfast born singer, popular in 1950s. E.g."I'm starving! Let's go for a Ruby."
ruck Noun. The heaving energetic mass of dancing bodies synonymous with 'punk' and 'thrash metal' gigs.
1. To dance in the manner of a 'ruck' (noun).
2. A fight or quarrel. {Informal}
rude boy Noun. A young male, tough, style conscious and with plenty of attitude. [Orig. W.I.]
rude girl Noun. Female version of 'rude boy'.
ruddy Adj./Adv. An intensifier. Euphemism for 'bloody'. E.g."The ruddy car won't start again!"
ruddy-hell! Exclam. An exclamation of surprise, frustration or anger.
ruddy-Nora! Exclam. An exclamation of anger or surprise. Cf. 'flaming Nora!'
rude Adj./Adv. Sexual. See 'rude bits'.
rude bits Noun. A euphemism for the genitals. E.g."Getting a cricket ball in the rude bits is seriously painful."
rug Noun. A wig.
rug muncher Noun. A lesbian. Derog.
rug rat Noun. A young child. [Orig. U.S.]
ruined Adj. Drunk, intoxicated with alcohol.
...rules /rules OK Phrs. Accompanying a name, signifies that they are the best. E.g."Frankie rules OK"
rum Adj. Strange, odd, peculiar. E.g."That new kid's a bit rum, he's always talking to himself." {Informal}
rumble Verb. To discover, to find out. E.g."She rumbled me when she overheard my conversation on the phone."
rum go Noun. A surprising event. {Informal}
rumpy-pumpy Noun. Sexual intercourse. Jocular use.
run of the mill Phrs. Ordinary. E.g."That book you lent me was run of the mill but at least it kept me busy for the day."
runs Noun. Diarrhoea.
runt Noun. An objectionable, small person. From runt meaning the smallest or weakest in a litter of animals.
Rupert Noun. An officer in the armed forces. [Military use]
rush Noun. 1. A surge of pleasurable feelings from taking drugs.
2. The surging onset of the effects of a drug, occasionally including queasiness.
Verb. To feel a 'rush' (noun).
rust-bucket Noun. A dilapidated rusty old car, or vehicle.
rusty bullet hole Noun. The anus.
rusty sheriff's badge Noun. The anus.
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