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Browsing page 19 of words meaning British, UK slang (list of) (193 words total)

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wag

noun

  • acronym of "wild-assed guess". Contrast with "swag" (scientific wild-assed guess).

    Last edited on Jun 16 2010. Submitted by Kyle C. on Apr 05 2005.

  • acronym for "wives and girlfriends." Used in the British tabloid press in reference to wives and girlfriends of football (soccer) players.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    Citation from article title, The Daily Mail (UK), 7 September 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Sep 07 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 12 2008.

verb - transitive

  • to not attend school or work, without permission.
    Me and my mates are gonna wag school tomorrow.

    Last edited on Sep 07 2010. Submitted by cassy c. from Darwin, NT, Australia on Jul 12 2002.

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wally

  • To be nerd, geek or loser.
    He's such a wally.

    Last edited on Jan 23 1998. Submitted by H. P. from Toronto, ON, Canada on Jan 23 1998.

  • dork.
    What a wally.

    Last edited on Jun 27 1998. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 27 1998.

  • A person who's company is found to be undesirable or uninspiring.
    Don't invite him, he's such a Wally.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Xander J. from Cambridge, MA, USA on Jan 06 2000.

  • an idiot. British slang.

    Last edited on Jun 04 2010. Submitted by nick a. on Apr 06 2004.

  • originally pronounced as in valley in place of origin Glasgow, before being distorted by Londoners especially who believed the Scots were actually saying the male name 'Wally', it relates to a tenement stairway, a 'close', that was tiled 'a wally close' pronounced as in valley, and where the more well-off families lived, and who kept their children from playing with the 'roughs' with the consequence that lack of 'playing out' led to less well co-ordinated (less socially skilled as well, therefore) people, 'wallies' (as in valleys).

    Last edited on May 08 2011. Submitted by Zip Dee from Cardiff, UK on Jan 13 2011.

noun

  • a silly, goofy person.
    He's such a wally that he always buys his shoes the wrong size because he thinks it makes him more attractive to women.

    Last edited on May 31 2004. Submitted by Matthew R. from Blackpool, United Kingdom on May 31 2004.

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wedge

adjective

  • epic.
    Wow, that is wedge!
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Jul 29 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on May 10 2012.

noun - uncountable

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well

adverb

  • "very".
    That was a well good match.
                                                                                                                                                                   

    Citation from "Episode 3", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                        

    Citation from "Episode 5", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 5 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 20 2012. Submitted by Sam B. from Cors Fochno, Llangynfelyn, Ceredigion SY24 5, UK on Oct 21 2004.

  • "greatly". UK.
                                                                                                                          

    Citation from "Episode 1", Little Britain (TV, 2004), Season 2 Episode 1 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 14 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 14 2010.

verb - intransitive

  • to lie.
    He's wellin'.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to lie.

    Last edited on Aug 21 2012. Submitted by Beenkie from St Louis, MO, USA on Nov 13 1998.

  • to trip or act stupid. East coast US slang.

    Last edited on Apr 09 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 09 2013.

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whinge

verb

  • to whine. Derogatory. British.
    She never stops whingeing.
    She never stops whinging.
    Poms didn't whinge.

    Last edited on Apr 25 2013. Submitted by Lisa B from UK on Jul 09 1998.

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who hit John

  • alcohol.

    Last edited on Jan 11 2008. Submitted by Pat P. from Broken Arrow, OK, USA on Jan 11 2008.

  • also "who shot John." comes from an old British children's game and made its way into the British military as a term used when people are arguing and pointing the finger at others when trying to get themselves out of a bind. Nixon and Bush both used the phrase that way by saying something to the effect of, "I'm not going to play a game of Who Shot John in this situation" as in I'm not going to play the blame game.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Pat P. from Broken Arrow, OK, USA on Jan 11 2008.

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