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oats

Noun. 1. Sperm, with regard to being seeds. Used in phrases such as sow one's oats, which essentially alludes to procreation but at its most basic to having to sexual intercourse.
2. Sex. The informal phrase get ones oats meaning to have sex. E.g."You look a bit happy! Did you get your oats last night?"

odd-fish Noun. An eccentric or unusual person.
odds Noun. Loose change. Probably short for odds and sods. [Merseyside use]
odds and sods Noun. Bits and pieces, miscellaneous items.
offer someone out Vrb phrs. To challenge someone to a fight.
off it Phrs. See 'off one's head'.
off one's box Phrs. 1. Intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. E.g."I was so off my box last night that when my brother walked in the room I didn't recognise him." Cf. 'out of one's box'.
2. Out of one's mind, crazy.
off one's chump Phrs. 1. Very intoxicated, by alcohol or drugs.
2. Insane, crazy. See 'chump'. E.g."He's off his chump if he thinks I'm going to let him run off with my wife!"
off one's face Phrs. Very intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Cf. 'out of one's face'.
off one's head Phrs. 1. Insane, mad.
2. To be extremely intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
off one's rocker Phrs. Insane, crazy.
off one's tits Phrs. Very drunk or intoxicated with drugs.
off one's tree Phrs. 1. Insane, mad.
2. To be extremely intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
off one's trolley Phrs. 1. Crazy, insane. Late 1800s. [Orig. U.S.]
2. Very intoxicated.
off the hook Phrs. Exceptionally good, cool, wonderful.
offy Noun. A shop that sells alcohol. An abbreviated form of off licence. Also spelt offie.
oggin Noun. 1. Sea. [Navy use]
2. Water. [Navy use]
Oh my giddy aunt! Exclam. A mild exclamation of surprise.
...oholic Suffix. A suffix added to emphasise the nature of a person with regard to one of their obsessive or compulsive qualities, taken from the commonly used alcoholic. Terms such as chocoholic and sexoholic are frequently heard. E.g."It's pointless calling for Jim before midday, he's a sleepoholic."
oik Noun. An unsophisticated, uncultured and objectionable person. Derog.
oil painting Noun. An attractive thing. Usually in the negative as 'no oil painting'. See 'no oil painting'.
oily Noun. A cigarette. From the rhyming slang 'oily rag', meaning 'fag'.
oi oi savaloy ! Exclam. 1. A greeting or attention seeking exclamation. Cockney? [Mainly London use]
2. Used to get attention. [Mainly London use]
o.j. Noun. Abb. of orange juice. [Orig. U.S.]
old bag Noun. An disagreeable, elderly woman. Derog.
old banger Noun. A delapidated old car.
old bean Noun. A form of address. E.g."Hello old bean, how are you today?"
(the) old bill Noun. The police. Often shortened to 'the bill'. [1950s]
old boiler Noun. 1. An unnattractive woman. Derog.
2. Wife. Derog.
old boot Noun. An objectionable, aging, unattractive woman. See 'boot'. Derog.
old chap Noun. Affectionate term for one's penis. Cf 'old fellow', 'old man', 'lad'.
old cock Noun. Affectionate term of address for a man. Also 'old cocker'.
old cocker Noun. A form of address, usually for a man. Occasionally shortened to 'cocker'.
old fart Noun. An elderly, old fashioned and tedious person. Derog. See 'fart'.
old fellow Noun. Affectionate term for one's penis. Cf 'old chap', 'old man', 'lad'.
old fruit Noun. A term of address.
old hat Adj. Old fashioned.
old lady Noun. Mother, girlfriend or wife.
old man Noun. 1. Father, boyfriend or husband.
2. Affectionate term for one's penis. Cf 'old chap', 'old fellow', 'lad'.
Oliver (Twist) Noun. Fist. Rhyming slang. E.g."Put up your Olivers and let's sort this once and for all."
Adj. Drunk. Rhyming slang for 'pissed'. See 'pissed'.
on Adj. Euphemism for the menstrual cycle. E.g."No! I don't want sex tonight, I'm on. OK?"
on a mission Phrs. Seeking a good time.
on a promise Phrs. To have been promised sexual intercourse by someone, usually one's partner.
once-over Noun. An inspection, a quick look over something or someone. E.g. "I was giving it the once over when the phone rang."
one-eyed trouser-snake Noun. The penis. Often shortened to 'trouser snake'.
one for the road Noun. A final alcoholic drink before setting off on one's journey.
one in the departure lounge Noun. In need of an act of defecation. E.g."Stop the car! I need the toilet, I've got one in the departure lounge."
one-night stand Noun. A brief sexual fling.
one-off Adj. Occurring only once. E.g."This is a one-off model, a concept car made by the same team who designed the Lotus Elite."
Noun.
A singular occurrence of an activity, or production of a thing. E.g."This party is a one-off, as we can't afford to have another one this year."
one over the eight Phrs. Drunk, intoxicated by alcohol. E.g."Can someone get a taxi for Alex, he's had one over the eight and needs to go home now."
one sandwich short of a picnic Phrs. Eccentric, insane, odd. Also as two sandwiches short of a picnic.
...one's tits off Phrs. An addition to certain verbs to add emphasis. E.g."I laughed my tits off when I saw his new haircut, it was ridiculous!"
on one Phrs. Acting in a slightly crazed way. E.g."I'm going home. Andy's on one and he's annoying me."
on one's billy (tod) Phrs. On one's own. E.g."He was like an excited puppy when I visited, having spent the whole weekend on his billy tod."
on one's Jack Phrs. Alone. Rhyming slang from Jack Jones. See 'Jack (Jones)'.
on one's tod Phrs. Alone. Rhyming slang from Tod Sloan, the name of an American jockey.
on the batter Phrs. Drinking alcohol, or having a drinking session. [Orig. Irish?]
on the blink Phrs. Of machinery, or technology, not working efficiently or temporarily out of order.
on the blob Phrs. Menstruating.
on the broo Phrs. Unemployed, claiming unemployment benefits. Also on the burroo. [Scottish use]
on the cadge Phrs. Begging. {Informal}
on the dole Phrs. Receiving social security benefits. {Informal}
on the drip Phrs. Paying by installments, on hire purchase. Cf. 'on the never never'.
on the fiddle Phrs. In the process of cheating, or defrauding. See 'fiddle'.
on the game Phrs. Working as a prostitute. [Mid 1900s]
on the hit Phrs. Getting drunk. Abb. of 'on the hit and miss', rhyming slang for 'on the piss'.
on the hobble Phrs. Working without declaring one's income when in receipt of social benefits. [South Wales use]
on the hoy Phrs. Out getting drunk with friends. [North-east use]
on the job Phrs. Having sexual intercourse.
on the lash Phrs. Out getting drunk. E.g."We're on the lash tonight lads, so bring plenty of cash."
on the never never Phrs. Paying by installments, on hire purchase. Cf. 'on the drip'.
on the Pat and Mick Phrs. Taking time off work due to sickness. Rhyming slang for on the sick. See 'Pat and Mick'.
on the piss Phrs. Getting drunk. E.g."He's got a hangover after going out on the piss last night."
on the pull Phrs. Seeking a partner for sexual intimacies. E.g." We're off on the pull tonight, so have a bath and wear your best suit."
on the Q.T. Phrs. On the quiet, secretly.
on the rag Phrs. Menstruating.
on the razz / razzle Phrs. Indulging in alcohol, partying, generally having a good time. A shortening of on the razzle-dazzle. E.g."I'm buying a new shirt; we're off out on the razzle tonight."
on the rob Phrs. The act of thieving. E.g."You don't want to employ him! He's just like his older brother, always on the rob."
on the scrounge Phrs. Seeking to obtain something at the expense of or through the generosity of others. E.g."Keep out of the way of Steve, he's on the scrounge for some cash." {Informal}
on the take Phrs. Open to bribery, receiving bribes.
on the tap Phrs. Meaning the same as 'on the pull'. See also 'tap off'.
on the wagon Phrs. Teetotal, abstaining from alcohol.
on your bike! Exclam. Go away!
oojah Noun. A 'what's its name ?', a thing whose name has been forgotten. Often extended with other humorous additions, e.g. "An oojah ma bob", or "An oojah ma thingy."
oose Noun. Fluff. [Scottish use]
order of the boot Noun. Dismissal. E.g."I can't afford to go out tonight, my boss gave me the order of the boot yesterday."
oscar Adv. Later. Rhyming slang on Oscar Slater. [Glasgow use]
O.T.T. Phrs. Abb. of Over The Top, meaning excessive, beyond that which is acceptable.
our kid Noun. 1. One's younger brother or sister. {Informal}
2. Affectionate term for a friend. {Informal}
out Adj. Openly living as a homosexual. See 'closet.'
Verb. To declare publicly the homosexuality of someone. Very popular direct-action of the 'Gay' community in the 1990s, in an attempt to bring a higher profile to homosexuality.
out of it Phrs. Very intoxicated with alcohol or drugs.
out of one's head Phrs. 1. Mad, crazy.
2. Intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Cf. 'off one's head'.
out of one's box /tree Phrs. See 'off of one's box'.
out of order Adj. Of a person or their behaviour, unfair, unacceptable, or wrong. E.g."Did you see that girl screaming at her mum in the church? She was well out of order."
out of puff Phrs. Out of breath. {Informal}
out on one's arse Phrs. Thrown out, discarded without further consideration. E.g."Any more noise during the ballet performance and you'll all be out on your arse."
out on the town Phrs. An evening indulging in the nightlife of a town or city. {Informal}
outtie Noun. A navel, belly button, that protrudes. Cf. 'innie'.
out to lunch Phrs. A euphemism for insane, or crazy. {Informal}
over my dead body! Exclam. There is no way that I will let that happen! An emphatic rejection.
over the shoulder boulder holder Noun. A brassiere, bra. Jocular usage. Cf. 'boulder holder'.
over the top Phrs. Extremely exaggerated, outrageous, beyond a joke. Cf. O.T.T. {Informal}
ow do! Exclam. Hello! How do you do! [Northern use]
owt Pron. Anything. E.g."Is there owt on TV worth watching?" [Northern dialect]
oxo (cube) Noun. The London underground transport system. Rhyming slang on the underground's common name, the Tube. [London use]
oxygen thief Noun. An elderly person. Derog.

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