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Just a list of British slang terms that I’ve been working on for some time.
Of course, I could go on all day with localizations, but I think this covers the bigger ones.

Am I missing any?

  1. Tosser – Idiot
  2. Cock-Up – Screw up
  3. Bloody – Damn(ed)
  4. give you a bell – Call you
  5. Blimey! – My goodness
  6. Wanker – Idiot
  7. Gutted – Devastated
  8. Bespoke – Custom Made
  9. Chuffed – Proud
  10. Fancy – Like
  11. Sod off – Piss off
  12. Lost the plot – Gone crazy
  13. Fortnight – Two weeks
  14. Sorted – Arranged
  15. Hoover – Vacuum cleaner
  16. Kip – Sleep or nap
  17. Bee’s Knees – Awesome
  18. Know your onions – Knowledgable
  19. Dodgy – Suspicious
  20. Wonky – Not right
  21. Wicked! – Cool
  22. Whinge – Whine
  23. Tad – Little bit
  24. Tenner – £10
  25. Fiver – £5
  26. Skive – Lazy, skipping, or avoiding something
  27. Toff – Upper-class person
  28. Punter – Customer or prostitute’s “client”
  29. Scouser – Someone from Liverpool
  30. Quid – £ (a British Pound)
  31. Taking the piss – Screwing around, or making fun of
  32. Pissed – drunk
  33. Loo – Toilet
  34. Nicked – Stolen
  35. Nutter – Crazy person
  36. Knackered – Tired
  37. Gobsmacked – Amazed or taken aback.
  38. Dog’s Bollocks – Awesome
  39. Chap – Male or friend
  40. Bugger – Jerk
  41. Bog roll – toilet paper
  42. Bob’s your uncle – There you go
  43. Anti-clockwse – Counter Clockwise
  44. C of E – Church of England
  45. Pants – Underwear, panties, or briefs
  46. Throw a spanner in the works – screw up, or intentionally screw up
  47. Zed – “Z” (“zee”)
  48. Absobloodylootely – (emphatic) yes!
  49. Nosh – Food
  50. One off – One time
  51. Shambles – Mess, bad shape, or gone wrong
  52. Arse-over-tit (or “A over T”) – Fall over
  53. Brilliant (or Brill) – great
  54. Dogs Dinner – Nicely dressed, or a mess
  55. Up for it – Willing to have sex
  56. On the pull – Looking for sex
  57. Made redundant – Fired from a job
  58. Easy Peasy – Easy
  59. See a man about a dog – Make a deal or use the bathroom
  60. Up the duff – Pregnant
  61. DIY – Do it yourself (home improvements)
  62. Chat Up – to flirt
  63. Fit – Hot or good looking
  64. Arse – Ass
  65. Strawberry Creams – Breasts
  66. Shag – to have sex with
  67. Gentleman Sausage – Penis
  68. Twigs and Berries – Male genitalia
  69. Fanny – Female genitalia
  70. Bollocks – Male genitalia
  71. Ponse (Ponce) – A poser or someone pretending to be more than they actually are
  72. Don’t get your knickers in a twist – Don’t get worked up
  73. The Telly – The television
  74. Bangers – sausage (not sausage patties)
  75. Chips – French fries
  76. Daft Cow – Idiot (used for female)
  77. Do – a party or event
  78. Uni – College/University
  79. Starkers – Naked
  80. Smeg – Term use in Red Dwarf
  81. Anorak – a person with a nerdy interest in something
  82. Bits ‘n bobs – various, often small items
  83. Her Majesty’s Pleasure – to go to prison
  84. Horses for Courses – Won’t work for someone else
  85. Plastered – drunk
  86. Meat and two veg – Male genitalia
  87. Knob head – idiot
  88. Knob – male genitalia (also a candy on the Isle of Man)
  89. Chav – White Trash
  90. It’s Monkeys outside (freeze the balls off a brass monkey) – It’s cold outside
  91. Stag Night – Batchelor party
  92. Ace – Cool!
  93. Plonker – Idiot
  94. Blighty – Britain
  95. Rubbish – Garbage or “that’s crap”
  96. Doolally Tat – to lose one’s mind
  97. Bonkers – Weird, crazy, or strange
  98. Barmy – Weird, crazy, or strange
  99. Wodge – scrunched/crumpled up piece of something
  100. Poppycock – purposefully misspeaking, exagerrating, lying, “a load of crap”
  101. Bleedin Taters – very cold
  102. Sweaties – People (usually men) from Scotland. Sweaty Socks – Scots.

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