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Browsing page 4 of words meaning British, UK slang (list of) (193 words total)

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butters

adjective

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char

noun - uncountable

  • tea. Chiefly British.
                                                                                                                                      

    Citation from Night At The Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh, 1951; paperback edition Jove 1977: chapter 1 section ii pg 22) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    Meaning: nothing like a cup of tea when you're feeling discouraged or disheartened.

    Last edited on May 31 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 14 2011.

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chav

noun

  • a member of a British subculture characterized by low- or middle-class youths with characteristics such as wearing athletic clothing, Burberry brand clothing, and gold chains, listening to rap music, driving low-end but "souped up" automobiles, and engaging in drunken and other crass behavior. Also called "townies" and "yobs".
    A bunch of chavs went and wrecked a couple of cars down our road.
                                                

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    His Gucci cap and bag makes him look like a chav.

    Last edited on Apr 20 2013. Submitted by Ned on Oct 10 2004.

origin

  • From "charver" or "charva".

    Last edited on Jan 19 2012. Submitted by Robbie G. from Stroud, Hampshire, UK on Feb 13 2006.

  • Folk etymology: from "Council Housed And Violent" - allegedly shorthand used by police when dealing with unruly persons.

    Last edited on May 05 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 17 2010.

  • Possibly of Romani origin, from several similar-sounding words relating to children.

    Last edited on Feb 18 2011. Submitted by Jim from Maidstone, Kent, UK on Feb 05 2011.

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chawner

noun

  • an obese, long-term welfare recipient.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2010. Submitted by Lord Pleco from Canberra ACT, Australia on Aug 16 2010.

  • originally an obese, long-term welfare recipient but now more commonly applied to any very obese person. Male or female, often with connotations of stupidity, laziness, poor personal hygiene.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Dick Wright-Upham from Wellington, New Zealand on Nov 17 2010.

origin

  • Named after a British family who earned notoriety due to their condition.
                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                            

    Citation from "Family who are 'too fat to work' say 22,000 pounds worth of benefits is not enough", The Telegraph, Urmee Khan, 17 Mar 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 15 2010.

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cheers

  • either "goodbye" or "thank you" or "good luck."
    Cheers, mate.

    Last edited on Jun 21 2013. Submitted by Moo from Santa Cruz, CA, USA on Mar 02 1999.

  • Heard in New Zealand and the UK (and Australia?), but is becoming an increasingly global word. Now often used by Internet posters in closings, to sound worldly and friendly, though they may never actually use it while speaking.

    Last edited on Mar 02 1999. Submitted by Moo from Santa Cruz, CA, USA on Mar 02 1999.

  • Usually a British term or phrase. A friendly good-bye. Can be a closing to a conversation or visit.
    I'm off, cheers!

    Last edited on Jul 25 2011. Submitted by Victoria S. from San Francisco, CA, USA on Apr 03 2002.

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chip butty

noun

  • a sandwich made with butter and chips (British fries made from chunkier slices of potato then their American cousins) bought from the fish and chip shop.

    Last edited on Aug 20 2012. Submitted by Matthew R. from Blackpool, United Kingdom on May 31 2004.

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