A dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms
back  T  abbreviations used in the dictionary  home

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


 
24/7 Noun. All the time. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ta! Exclam. Thank you! {Informal}
tab Noun. 1. Abb. of tablet. Drug culture expression.
2. A cigarette.
3. Ear. See 'tab-hang'. [dialect]
tab-end Noun. A cigarette butt.
tab-hang Verb. To eavesdrop. Heard as tab'ang. E.g."Stop tabhanging, and get on with your homework." See 'tab'. [Northern use/dialect?]
table-ender Noun. An act of copulation on or at a table.
tackle Noun. The male genitals. Implying their usefulness as equipment to complete a task. Cf. 'wedding tackle.'
tacky Adj. Of poor taste, lacking style. {Informal}
tactical chunder Noun. A bout of vomiting, self-administered to enable one to drink more alcohol. A pun on the expression tactical blunder. See 'chunder'.
tadger Noun. A penis. Usually affectionate usage. Cf. 'todger'. [1950s]
taffled Adj. Tangled. [Dialect. North Lincolnshire/Humberside use]
Taffy Noun. A Welsh person. Can be offensive. Derived either from the Welsh Dafydd, an equivalent name for David, or the River Taff. Also abbreviated to Taff.
tag Noun. A pseudonym or other identifying mark used as a signature by a graffitti artist.
tagnuts Noun. Faecal remnants that adhere to anal hairs.
Taig Noun. A Roman Catholic, as used by Protestants, mainly in Northern Ireland. Also Teague, Teig. Usually offens.
tailor-made Noun. A factory produced cigarette, as opposed to a hand-rolled cigarette.
taint Noun. The perineum. Something of a pun, because it aint the anus, and it aint the vagina or balls.
take a chill pill Vrb phrs. To relax. See 'chill pill'.
take a dive Vrb phrs. To feign a foul or knockdown in sports.
take a hand to someone Vrb phrs. To tease, ridicule. Also make a hand. [Irish use]
take a hike Vrb phrs. To depart. Usually a demand by someone.
take a pop at (someone) Vrb phrs. To verbally or physically attack (someone). Also phrased as 'have a pop at (someone)'.
take a running jump! Exclam. A dismissive rebuff.
takeaway Noun. Of food, a take out, fast food. {Informal}
take it easy Vrb phrs. 1. Goodbye, a parting salutation.
2. Relax, don't get stressed.
take it up the arse/ass Vrb phrs. To be on the receiving end of anal sex. E.g."He took it up the arse and couldn't sit down for three days after."
take five Verb. Have a brief rest or respite from one's current activities.
take (someone) to the cleaners Vrb phrs. To swindle someone of their money or possessions.
take the biscuit Vrb phrs. To beat all competition, to take all the honours, usually said ironically or with surprise. {Informal}
take the Michael (out of someone) Vrb phrs. To make fun, tease, satirize. From 'take the mickey'. E.g."I dont like John, he's always taking the Michael out of me."
take the mickey (out of someone) Vrb phrs. To tease, to ridicule. Also shortened to take the mick. An abbreviated form of the Cockney rhyming slang take the mickey bliss, meaning 'take the piss'. E.g."Stop taking the mickey out of Billy, he's very sensitive and you're upsetting him." Cf. 'take the Michael' and 'extract the Michael'. [1930s]
take the piss Vrb phrs. 1. To ridicule, to tease, to make fun off. Cf. 'extract the urine'.
2. To take advantage of, to exploit. E.g."Just because they like looking after their grand children, doesn't mean you can dump the kids on them every weekend whilst you go out clubbing. That's just taking the piss."
talent Noun. An attractive person or persons.
talk out of one's arse Vrb phrs. To talk nonsense. E.g."You're talking out of your arse if you think you can beat the British champion at chess."
talk the hind leg off a donkey Vrb phrs. To talk incessantly. {Informal}
tally-ho! Exclam. Goodbye, a cheerful parting salutation.
tallywhacker Noun. Penis.
tandoori two-step Noun. Having diarrhoea and an upset stomach.
tank Verb. To travel rapidly, to charge at great speed. E.g."We tanked it up from London, just in time to watch the football match."
tanked (up) Adj. Drunk and in a state rowdiness. E.g."He was tanked up on strong cheap cider and looking for a fight." [Early 1900s]
tanorexia Noun. An obsession with unnatural skin tanning. A pun on anorexia nervosa, and originally used by psychologists and dermatologist's. Also the adjective tanorexic, being characterized by having an extremely unnatural skin tan.
tap off Verb. To seduce a sexually desirable person.
tapped Adj. Insane or a mentally unstable. From doolally tap. Cf. 'doolally'.
ta-ra! Exclam. Goodbye! Cf. 'ta-ta'. [Welsh/Midlands/Northern use, 1950s] {Informal}
tara-a-bit! Exclam. Goodbye! Also t'ra a bit and other possible spelling variations. [Birmingham/West Midlands use]
tart Noun. 1. A prostitute or promiscuous woman. The often unisexual nature of contemporary slang ensures the phrase is now applied to promiscuous males. Derog.
2. Derog. and offensive term for women. Derived from the Cockney rhyming slang jam tart meaning sweetheart.
3. An objectionable person; often used affectionately or playfully.
4. A person who will prostitute their abilities or themselves for any amount of gain.
(the) Tartan Army Noun. Collectively, the supporters of the Scottish national football team.
tart fuel Noun. Sweet, ready-mixed fruit drinks containing alcohol. Commonly believed to be mainly consumed by women who would become morally loose after an excessive consumption, consequently becoming 'tarts'. Cf. 'alcopop' and 'bitch piss'.
tart up Verb. To smarten up. {Informal}
tash Noun. Abb. of moustache. {Informal}
...tastic Suffix. Added to words to imbue a sense of unexpected excellence. E.g."She took me back to her room and we had a sextastic night."
tasty Adj. Attractive.
tat Noun. 1. Rubbish, junk. Abb. of tatty. E.g."You can't wear that old cardigan, it's tat." {Informal}
2. Abb. of tattoo.
ta-ta! Exclam. Goodbye! Cf. 'ta-ra'. [Early 1900s] {Informal}
taters Noun. Potatoes. A corruption of the word potatoes. {Informal}
Adj. Cold. From the Cockney rhyming slang taters in the mould (potatoes in the mould). E.g."It's a bit taters in hear. Shall I light the fire?"
tatties Noun. Potatoes. Often heard in neeps and tatties (swede/turnip and potatoes). [Scottish use]
tax Verb. To rob a person in public by the use of, or threat of aggression, to extort, to mug. A euphemism attempting to obscure the aggressive nature of such an assault. Came to prominence during the early 1990s.
t'd off Adj. Angry, annoyed.
tea-bagging Noun. The oral manipulation and sucking of testicles during sex; a tea-bagger being a person who indulges in said activity.
tealeaf Noun. Thief. Cockney rhyming slang.
tear-arse about / around Verb. To hurry about, hinting at frantic haste. E.g."I've been tear-arsing about from one meeting to the next and without a break all day."
tear-jerker Noun. A film or story likely to be over sentimental and promote tearful emotions. {Informal}
tea towel holder Noun. The anus.
technicolour yawn Noun. An act of vomiting. Jocular usage. [Orig Aust. 1960s]
techno Noun. A type of electronically created dance music.
teenth Noun. Drug parlance for a sixteenth of an ounce.
telephone numbers Noun. Very large amounts, usually applied to money. E.g."So what price are you going to charge for the full service? Are you talking telephone numbers?"
tell someone where to get off Vrb phrs. An angry rebuke at someone's interference. E.g."If she mentions my acne once more I'll tell her where to get off.'
telly Noun. Television. {Informal}
ten-foot Noun. A narrow alleyway behind a row of homes. From its width being 10 feet in diameter. [East Yorks/Hull use]
tenner Noun. A ten-pound (sterling) monetary note. {Informal}
tex mex Noun. Marijuana. [Probably orig. U.S.]
Thames trout Noun. A lump of excrement. From when the River Thames was very poluted. [Mainly London use]
thang Noun. Thing.
thanks a bunch! Exclam. An ironic thank you very much.
thanks for nothing! Exclam. An exclamation of annoyance at someone's unhelpfulness.
thatch Noun. Pubic hair.
that's the stuff Phrs. Said as an approval of a thing done or said. {Informal}
thick as a brick Phrs. Very stupid.
thick as pig shit Phrs. Very stupid. Also thick as pig shit.
thick as shit in the neck of a bottle Phrs. Very stupid
thick as two short planks Phrs. Very stupid.
thick ear Noun. A slap around the head, often used as an idle threat. E.g. "If you don't come down here and do the washing up, I'll give you a thick ear." {Informal}
thicko Noun. An stupid, unintelligent person. Derog.
thingy-ma-bob Noun. A something whose name escapes one. Also a thing-ma-jig. Cf. 'oojah'. {Informal}
this arvo Phrs. This afternoon. [Orig. Aust.]
this avvy Phrs. This afternoon. E.g."I'm off up town this avvy. Do you fancy coming along?"
thissen Pron. Yourself (thyself). [Yorks/Lancs use. Dialect]
Thora (Hird) * Noun. A lump of excrement.
Verb. To defecate. E.g."I wouldn't go in the toilet if I was you, I've just had a Thora."
* Rhyming slang on 'turd'. Thora Hird, veteran British actress, died in 2003.
thrap Verb. To masturbate
Noun. An act of masturbation. E.g."He's in his bedroom, having a good long thrap over a new porn mag."
thrape Verb. 1. To hit, to beat, to thrash. [Midlands use/Dialect?]
2. Usually of vehicles, to race, to go at speed. E.g."I thraped the car up the motorway and arrived in record time." [Midlands use]
thrash Noun. A type of fast raw rock music derived from 'punk'.
thrash metal Noun. Similar to 'thrash' but having a more 'heavy-metal' slant.
threads Noun. Clothes.
threepenny bits Noun. Women's breasts. Rhyming slang on 'tits'. Also thrupenny bits. Cf. 'thrups'.
three sheets to the wind Phrs. Drunk, very intoxicated. E.g."She was three sheets to the wind and still downing gin and tonics quicker than they could pour them."
threesome Noun. An act of sex between three people, a menage a trois.
throat yogurt Noun. Semen. Also spelt throat yoghurt.
throne Noun. The lavatory, the toilet.
throw Verb. 1. To vomit. A shortening of 'throw up'.
2. To intentionally or by one's own foolishness, lose a game. {Informal}
throw a benny Vrb phrs. Have a tantrum, a fit of anger. E.g."If you don't want to see Ted throwing a benny, then don't drop litter on the street."
throw an eppy Vrb phrs. Have a fit of anger. Derived from epilectic fit. See 'eppy'. E.g."After losing the final game of the season he threw an eppy and resigned from the team management."
throw a sickie Vrb phrs. Falsely claim to be ill, usually to avoid work.
throw a whitey Vrb phrs. To feel like vomiting, derived from the action of losing all the colour in one's face prior to being sick.
throw a wobbly Vrb phrs. Become very angry. Also throw a wobbler and chuck a wobbly. E.g." He threw a wobbly when he found her having sex with the plumber on the kitchen floor."
throw up Verb. To vomit. {Informal}
thrupenny bits Noun. See 'threepenny bits'.
Thrupenny Bits - also the title of The Hampton Cobbler's original, cheeky and addictive punk rock football song.
thrups Noun. Women's breasts. Shortening of thrupenny bits, rhyming slang on 'tits'. See 'threepenny bits'.
thrutch Verb. To fidget, to be restless. E.g."I got no sleep at all with you thrutching about all night." [Northern use /Dialect?]
thunderthighs Noun. 1. A person with fat or very bulky legs, usually applied to women.
2. Fat or large legs.
thunderbox Noun. A toilet.
tick Noun. 1. Credit. Often heard in the phrase on tick. E.g."I can never save money, so always buy electrical goods on tick." {Informal}
2. A moment, a second. E.g."I'll be with you in a tick." {Informal}
tickled pink Adj. Very pleased.
tick off Verb. To reprimand, to tell off. E.g."If you keep ticking me off then I'll go home early and then you'll be sorry." {Informal}
ticked off Adj. Angry, annoyed.
tickety-boo Adj. Fine, all right, in order. E.g."Yes indeed, everything is just tickety-boo, I've never felt better."
ticking off Noun. A reprimand. E.g."I got a right ticking off from the headmaster, and he's going to tell my mum aswell." See 'tick off' (verb)
tiddly Adj. 1. A little drunk. {Informal}
2. Small. {Informal}
tidy Adj. Good, satisfactory. Common use in Wales. E.g."It was a tidy party, but I've got a terrible hangover now."
tight Adj. 1. To be frugal or not generous. {Informal}
2. Drunk. {Informal}
tight-arse Noun. A mean, selfishly frugal person.
tight-arsed Adj. Mean, stingy.
tight as a duck's arse Phrs. Miserly, very mean. Cf. 'tight as a gnat's chuff'.
tight as a gnat's chuff Phrs. Extremely frugal, very miserly. See 'chuff'.
tightwad Noun. A miserly person, a mean person.
Tim Noun. A supporter of Celtic Football Club, a Glasgwegian based team with a Catholic following, hence Tim also referring to Catholics. Cf. 'hun'. [Mainly Glasgow use]
time Noun. A prison sentence. Serving one's time, or doing time.
(the) time of the month Noun. A euphemism for a woman's menstrual cycle.
tin bath Noun. A laugh, often in the sense of ridiculing, hence often heard as "you're having a tin bath mate!", meaning "you're having me on and can't be serious". Cockney rhyming slang, from Cockney's pronunciation of bath as barf, so rhyming with laugh (pronounced larf). [London use]
tinkle Noun. 1. An act of urination. Much accepted expression, less vulgar than 'widdle.' [Orig. U.S.]
2. A phone-call. E.g."I'll give you a tinkle at the weekend." {Informal}.
tinnie Noun. A can of beer. [Orig. Aust.]
tip Noun. 1. A style, manner. E.g."That tune was very much on an operatic tip."
2. An untidy place, a mess. E.g."Will you tidy your bedroom please, it's a right tip and there's dirty clothes still on the floor from two weeks ago."
tip it down Verb. To rain heavily. E.g."It's been tipping it down for 40 days and nights."
tip off Verb. To give information secretly.
Noun. An act of revealing secret information.
tired and emotional Adj. Euphemism for being very drunk.
tit Noun. 1. A woman's breast, usually applied in the plural, as tits.
2. An imbecile, an objectionable person.
3. A push-button. E.g."Come on, hurry! Push the tit, we're running out of time - fire evrything we've got at them!" [Orig. Military use]
tit about / around Verb. To waste time, to mess about. E.g."Stop titting around and get on with your work."
tit boring Adj. Very boring, tedious.
titch Noun. A nickname for a small person.
titchy Adj. Tiny, small, insignificant. {Informal}
titfer Noun. A hat. Cockney rhyming slang from tit for tat.
tit-head Noun. An idiot, a despicable person.
tits-up Adj. See 'go tits-up'.
tit wank Noun. A form of masturbation whereby the penis is sandwiched and rubbed between a female's breasts (See 'tit'). Cf. 'soapy tit wank'.
tizzy Noun. A confused, flustered state. E.g."She was all emotional and in a tizzy." {Informal}.
toast Verb. To sing one's own lyrics over a vocaless backing track. From reggae and originating in the West Indies.
toby jug Noun. A fool, a gullible person. Rhyming slang on 'mug'. See 'mug'.
tod Noun. See 'on one's tod'.
toddle off Verb. To casually leave. {Informal}.
todger Noun. A penis. A variation on 'tadger'.
todger dodger Noun. A lesbian. From, avoiding (dodges) contact with the penis (todger). See 'todger'.
to do Noun. A fuss, a fracas. {Informal}.
toe-jam Noun. The dirt that collects between one's toes.
toe-job Noun. An act of licking/sucking a person's toes, usually for sexual gratification.
toe-rag Noun. A contemptible or worthless person. From the cloth that was worn around one's feet as a sock, usually by vagrants. [Mid 1800s]
toff Noun. A member of the wealthy upper classes.
toffee-nosed Adj. Snobbish. Derog.
togger Noun. Football. Generally adolescent/juvenile use.
togs Noun. Clothes. {Informal}
toilet Noun. A thing or place that is considered dirty, squalid or unkempt. E.g."Have you seen the state of Pete's kitchen? I'm not going to his for dinner, it's a toilet."
toke Verb. To smoke a 'joint', or marijuana cigarette.
Noun. A drag on a cigarette or 'joint'.
toley Noun. A lump of excrement. Also spelt toly and tolli. [Orig. Scottish]
tom Noun. 1. A prostitute. A London term nationally known due to its use on police dramas such as The Bill.
2. Jewellery. From the rhyming slang, Tom Foolery.
Verb. To work as a prostitute.
Tom and Dick Noun. Sick. Rhyming slang.
Tom, Dick and Harry Noun. Anybody, any person regardless of specifics. E.g."Next time lock the door! Any Tom, Dick and Harry could have walked in here and stolen my money."
tommies Noun. Tomatoes.
tomming

Noun. 1. Out seeking sex, being sexually promiscuous.
2. Working as a prostitute.

tommy Noun. 1. Tomato. E.g."You know what this salad is lacking? Tommies! "
2. A British soldier, usually a private. {Informal}
tommy K Noun. Tomato ketchup.
tommy-rot Noun. Nonsense, rubbish. E.g."Don't believe a thing he says, he's talking absolute tommy-rot!"
tommy sauce Noun. Tomato ketchup.
tommy (tank) Noun. An act of masturbation. Rhyming slang on 'wank'.
tomtit Noun. An act of defecation. From the rhyming slang for 'shit'.
ton Noun. The figure of one hundred, usually applied to the speed of 100 mph or a sum of 100.
tongue Verb. To perform cunnilingus.
tonk

Verb. 1. To hit or kick hard. E.g."He tonked the football into the opposition's half of the pitch."
2. To have sexual intercourse.
3. To travel with speed and power. E.g."I'm going to tonk it up the motorway tonight so that I can get to Newcastle before morning."
Adj. Big, large. [Mainly London use]

tonking Noun. A thorough beating, a severe defeat. E.g."The England team gave Germany a good tonking - final score 5-1."
tonky Noun. A condom. [Merseyside use]
tonsil hockey Noun. Passionate, deep kissing. Cf. 'tonsil tennis'.
tonsil tennis Noun. Passionate, deep kissing. Cf. 'tonsil hockey'.
toodle-oo ! Exclam. Goodbye! {Informal}
tool Noun. 1. A penis, implying its supposed usefulness. [1200s]
2. An idiot, a contemptible person.
tool-up Verb. To arm oneself, usually with a gun.
tooled up Adj. Armed, carrying weapons.
Toon Army Noun. Collectively the supporters of Newcastle United Football Club. Toon meaning town in the Geordie dalect. See 'Geordie'.
too right! Exclam. I agree! An exclamation of aggreement.
toot Verb. Originally to snort drugs but now also smoking.
Noun. 1. The inhalation, via the nose, of an illicit powdered drug, such as cocaine.
2. A smoke.
3. Rubbish, junk, trash.
4. Nonsense, drivel, gibberish.
toothing Noun. Sex between strangers, after having been arranged via the mobile phone (cell phone) using Bluetooth technology.
tootsies Noun. Toes.
top Verb. To kill. E.g."He took a full bottle of pain-killers and topped himself."
Adj. Excellent, 'sorted'. [Orig. Manchester use]
top banana Noun. The leading person, the boss. [Orig. U.S.]
top bollocks Noun. A woman's breasts.
top dog Noun. The leader, boss.
top one Adj. Excellent, expressing that something is the best.
topper Noun. An exceptional thing or person. Dated expression.
top totty Noun. Very attractive woman, or women.
top whack Phrs. The maximum price or rate. Cf.'full whack'. {Informal}
torch Verb. To set alight.
tortoise Noun. See 'have a tortoise'.
tosh Adj. Rubbish, nonsense. {Informal}.
toss Noun. 1. Rubbish, nonsense. E.g."That play was toss, we should have gone to the cinema instead."
2. An act of masturbation.
Verb. To masturbate.
tossbag Noun. A contemptible or worthless person.
tosser Noun. An idiot, a contemptible person. Also, occasionally spelt tossa.
tossing Adj. An intensifier. E.g."I'm not doing the tossing washing up, it's your turn!"
toss off Verb. To masturbate. Term applied to males. E.g."He's been tossing himself off for last 2 hours, whilst watching Miss World." [1700s]
toss-pot Noun. Mildly offensive name for an idiot or contemptible person. Often heard used affectionately.
total Verb. To wreck, usually with reference to a vehicle. E.g."That's the third car I've totalled this year, and I wasn't speeding this time." [Orig. U.S.]
totally hatstand Adj. Crazy, mad, insane. Adaptation of 'completely hatstand' from Viz comic. Cf. 'completely hatstand' and 'hatstand'.
to the max Phrs. Totally, completely, to the limit.
totty Noun. Sexually alluring female or females, also applied, these days, to males. Originally a term for a prostitute in late 1800s. E.g."There was plenty of totty at the party."
touching cloth Phrs. Have an urgent need defecate.
touch up Verb. To sexually molest, to grope. E.g."The priest has been touching up the choir boys again."
tough! Adj. Short for tough luck!, a sarcastic and bitter exclamation.
tough cookie Noun. A strong unyielding person.
tough guy Noun. A particularly hard and unyielding male, scared of little and acting so.
tough nut Noun. A difficult or obstinate person.
tough shit! Exclam. Hard luck! Often expressed with irony. Cf. 'hard-shit'.
tough titty! Exclam. Hard luck! Cf. 'tough shit'.
towel-head Noun. An Arab, from the headwear worn by Arabs in the Middle East. Also towelhead. Offens and derog.
town bike Noun. A promiscuous woman from the local district. Cf. 'bike'. Derog.
townie Noun. A person, usually young, who typically wears casual, brand-name sportswear, such as Nike, Addidas and Reebok etc Usually associated with town/city dwellers. Also towny. Mainly derog.
toyboy Noun. A woman's evidently younger male lover.
tracky Noun. Tracksuit. E.g."Can I borrow your tracky bottoms? Mine are in the wash." {Informal}
Tracy Noun. A disparaging name for a female considered to be working class, unintelligent, vulgarly dressed and generally below the social standards acceptable to the user of the phrase. Frequently heard used in conjunction with 'Sharon'. See 'Sharon and Tracy'. Derog.
trade Noun. 1. A sexual partner or collective term for such. [Gay use]
2. A prostitutes term for their sexual partners as business.
tradesman's entrance Noun. The anus, the back passage. Traditionally tradesman delivered their goods or services via the backdoor, not the main entrance as used by paying customers.
trainspotter Noun. Generally a usually intelligent but particularly anally retentive person; the person may be obsessed with trivia or have a keen interest in collecting particular objects or data, such as trainspotting, stamp collecting etc. Originates from the much ridiculed hobby of rail enthusiasts, trainspotting, the viewing and taking note of trains from station platforms. The expression was popular on the club scene at which a trainspotter will be seen watching DJ's, spotting which tracks are played and gleaning knowledge on the music for future reference. Derog. Cf 'anorak' and 'nerd'.
tramlines Noun. The scars created by the constant injection of illicit drugs.
tramp stamp Noun. A tattoo at the base of the back. Cf. 'slag tag'. [Orig. U.S.]
trannie Noun. 1. A cross-dresser, usually male wearing female attire, and adopting feminine characteristics. Abb. of transvestite. Cf. 'tv'.
2. A transexual.
3. A transistor radio. [1960s]
4. A Ford transit van. Also tranny.
tranklements Noun. Miscellaneous items. [Midlands use]
tranks Noun. Tranquillizers.
trap off Verb. To attain a liason with a sexually desirable person. Also just phrased as trap.
trap Noun. 1. The mouth. E.g."Shut your trap you noisy bugger."
2. A toilet cubicle, when in a public lavatory. Often numbered, such as trap one, trap two etc, depending where in the order they are.
trashed Adj. 1. Worn-out.
2. Very intoxicated by drink or drugs and consequently worse for wear. [Orig. U.S.]
treacle Noun. An affectionate term of address, more prevalent in London.
treader Noun. A bicycle.
tree hugger Noun. An environmentalist, a green activist.
trick Noun. 1. A prostitutes client.
2. A casual sexual encounter. [Mainly gay use]
trick cyclist Noun. A pun on psychiatrist.
triffic ! Exclam. Excellent! A contraction of terrific.
triffid Noun. Any large or sprawling plant, usually a house plant. From The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.
trip Noun. 1. The time spent under the influence of a hallucinatory drug such as LSD. {Informal}.
2. A 'tab' of LSD.
Verb. To hallucinate on LSD or other hallucinogen.
triphop Noun. Variety of dance music that draws its influences from 'hip-hop' and 'house', but being deeper and a little more orientated towards listening.
trippy Adj. Of or like the experiences and qualities felt under the influence of hallucinogens.
trog Noun. An ugly, uncouth person. Derived from troglodyte.
troll Noun. An ugly person, usually referring to a woman.
trolley dolly Noun. An airline flight attendant, mainly applied to females. Mainly derog.
trolleyed Adj. Very intoxicated by drink or drugs. An extension of 'off one's trolley'.
trolleys Noun. Underwear, specifically knickers and underpants. [1950s]
tromboning Noun. A sexual act performed on a male, whereby the partner orally stimulates the males anus from behind, whilst masturbating the male's penis.
tromp Verb. To trudge, to walk. E.g."I'm worn out, having tromped around the shops for the last 6 hours."
trots Noun. Having diarrhoea. The origins are quite apparent, the need to hurry to the toilet with sickness. Cf. `runs'.
trouble and strife Noun. Wife. Cockney rhyming slang.
trough Verb. To eat. The imagery is of eating like an animal.
trouser Verb. To pocket. E.g."Chris trousered all his winnings and left the casino with no chance to win back their losses."
trouser cough Noun. An emmision of intestinal gases from the anus, a 'fart'.
(the) trouser department Noun. The male genitals.
trousered Adj. Drunk, or very intoxicated.
trousers Adj. Nonsense, gibberish.
trouser snake Noun. Euphemism for the penis. A shortening of 'one-eyed trouser-snake'.
trouser tent Noun. A penile erection, when visible beneath clothing.
trout Noun. An unattractive woman, often prefixed with old. Derog.
trump Verb. To break wind from the anus, to 'fart'. E.g."There's a disgusting smell in here. Has someone trumped?"
Noun. 1. An act of breaking wind.
2. The resulting smell of having broke wind from the anus, a 'fart'.
trumpton Noun. The fire brigade. After the children's UK television programme of the same name, circa 1960s. [Police use]
T.T.F.N. Abb. Ta ta for now. Goodbye for now. See 'ta-ta'.
tubby Noun. A fat person, often of short stature. Not necessarily derogatory.
tube Noun. A contemptible or idiotic person. [Scottish use]
tub of lard Noun. A fat person. Cf. 'lardarse'. Derog.
tuck Noun. Food. {Informal}
tuck in Verb. To eat, usually with enthusiasm. E.g."To start the day I love tucking into a full English breakfast." {Informal}
tuck shop Noun. A confectioners, a sweet shop. Children's expression.
tug Noun. An act of male masturbation.
tummy banana Noun. A penis. Juvenile expression.
tumshie Noun. A turnip. [Scottish use]
tuned to the moon Phrs. Of a person, crazy, eccentric. [Scottish use]
tup Verb. 1. To have sexual intercourse.
2. To headbutt. E.g."He said my girlfriend looked like Quasimodo, so I tupped him." [Wigan use]
turd Noun. 1. A lump of faeces. Derived from the Anglo-Saxon tord. [1000s]
2. A contemptible person. E.g."That new bloke in accounts is a right turd, fawning all over the receptionist."
turd burglar Noun. A homosexual male. Derog./Offens.
turd fish Noun. A lump of faecal excrement, when viewed floating in water.
turf Noun. The area felt to belong to a person or gang.
turf out Verb. To expel a thing or a person, to throw out. E.g."Haven't you turfed out that broken chair yet?" {Informal}
turkey Noun. A stupid or idiotic person. [Orig. U.S. 1940s]
turnip Noun. 1. An idiot.
2. The head.
turn-off Verb. To disgust.
Noun. A thing that is disgusting.
turn-on Verb. To excite, often sexually.
Noun. Something that excites.
turn over Verb. To rob by ransacking a premises. E.g."The library got turned over at the weekend and three computers got stolen."
turtle's head Noun. See 'have a turtle's head'.
tut Noun. Rubbish, nonsense. E.g."Whatever he told you about me is just a load of tut." or "I think we need to clear up all this tut before your parents arrive."
TV Noun. Abb. of transvestite. Cf. 'trannie'.
twag Verb. To play traunt. E.g."No wonder he failed his exams, he's been twagging for most of the last year." [Hull/Lincolnshire use]
twannock Noun. An idiot, an objectionable person. [Yorkshire use]
twat Noun. 1. The female genitals. [1600s]
2. A contemptible person, an idiot.
Verb. To hit, to thump. E.g."I twatted him before he had chance to twat me."
twat face Noun. A contemptible person.
twatfaced Adj. Intoxicated with alcohol or drugs.
twatted Adj. Very intoxicated due to alcohol or drugs.
twatting Adj./Adv. A general intensifier. E.g."You wouldn't twatting believe the colour of her car, it's pink and it matches her hair."
twentyfour-seven Noun. All the time. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
twernt Noun. Anatomically, the area between the genitals and the anus. Derived from the expression "if it twernt there your guts would fall out".
twerp Noun. An imbecile, a fool. Fairly inoffensive term. Also twirp.
twig Verb. To understand, to realise. E.g."Once I saw the look on her face I twigged it was a joke." {Informal}
twilight zone Noun. The term phrased in recognition of a bizarre occurrence. Taken from the title of the U.S. television mystery sci-fi series of the same name. Often used in conjunction with a vocal rendition of the theme tune, to add emphasis.
twine on Verb. To rant, talk incessantly. E.g."Stop twining on and get on with your job, we've a deadline to make."
twinkle Noun. A term of endearment or form of address.
twinnie Noun. Affectionate term for a twin.
twirly Noun. A senior citizen, or OAP (old age pensioner). Originally bus driver's slang, from supposed senior citizen's regular attempts at using their cheap off-peak journey passes before the permitted off-peak hour, and therefore being "too early" (a verbal corruption of). E.g."How can I keep the bus on schedule when at every bus stop I have to refuse all the twirlies." Also twearly, twearlies.
twisting Noun. A telling off, a scolding, a reprimand.
twit Noun. An idiot. Patronising and derogatory but often jocular.
twitchell Noun. A narrow alleyway. [Nottinghamshire use]
twitcher Noun. A bird watcher, an ornithologist.
twittern Noun. An alleyway. [Sussex use]
two and eight Noun. State, or condition. Cockney rhyming slang. E.g."He was in a right two and eight, having drunk 12 pints of lager in 3 hours."
two bob bit Noun. An act of defecation. Rhyming slang on 'shit'. In pre-decimal currency, a 'bob' was slang for a shilling (5 pence), and a 'two bob bit' being a two shilling coin, usually called a Florin. See 'bob' (noun).
TWOC Acronym. Taking WithOut Consent. Originally and usually applied to the stealing of vehicles. Originates from the proliferation of car theft in the UK during the 1990s.
two cans short of a picnic Phrs. Of a person, eccentric, insane.
twocker Noun. A person who steals vehicles. Also spelt twoc-er. See 'TWOC'.
two finger salute Noun. The insulting hand gesture which involves raising the hand with two fingers extended vertically. See 'two fingers'.
two fingers Noun. The insulting gesture of the V-sign using two fingers. Cf. 'finger' (noun 2).
twonk Noun. A fool, idiot.
two sandwiches short of a picnic Phrs. Eccentric, insane, odd. Also phrased as one sandwich short of a picnic.
two's (up) !

Exclam. Said to put claim on a share of something, often a drink or cigarette.
Noun. Second opportunity to have a turn with something. E.g."Can I have two's on your cigarette?"

two ticks Noun. A short time, a couple of moments. See 'tick'.
two-time Verb. To be unfaithful to one's partner. E.g."He's been two-timing on his girlfriend for the last 6 months."
twunt Noun. An idiot, a fool. A combination of the words 'twat' and 'cunt'. [1990s]
tyke Noun. 1. A person from Yorkshire, England.
2. A mischevious person, used in good humour.

Load images to use site links or use text links below. z y x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h news links top g f e abbreviations used back bibliography introduction d submit slang c b a home search



A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
*
home · news · introduction · bibliography · site banners · submit slang · abbreviations used · search the site
slang links · other links · copyright · privacy policy · frames version · buy slang books

rule.gif (161 bytes)

COPYRIGHT of the dictionary and all graphics belong to Ted Duckworth 1996-2014. All rights reserved.