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psychedelic (adj) of or related to a mental state characterized by a profound sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes accompanied by severe perceptual distortion, hallucinations, or extreme feelings of euphoria or despair. see acid.rap (v,n) to talk, conversation. More recently used to name a category of music where words are spoken, rather than sung.San Francisco (n) worldwide center of hippie activity and general weirdness.scene (n) place, situation, or circumstances.sock it to me (phrase) let me have it.spaced out (adj) dazed, not alert.split (v) to leave, depart.square (adj) old-fashioned, not aware of new thinking and customs. (n) one who is square.system, the (n) the system of laws, governance, and justice. see \"establishment, the\".tie dye (v) a method of coloring clothing where the article of clothing is tied in knots, then dying it to produce an abstract pattern. (n) an article of clothing dyed in this manner.trip (n) an unusual experience. (v) to have an unusual experience.turn on (v) to become enlightened to new ways of thinking or experiencing reality.uptight (adj) concerned about maintaining set ways of thinking and doing things.

  • Dictionary of modern British slang

    These phrases are in everyday use around most of Britain.

    Phrase Meaning

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    99 a popular style of ice cream, usually

    ordered with a \'flake\'

    \'A\' levels exams taken at age 18

    abso-bloody-lutely a more definite form of \'absolutely\'

    afters dessert

    aggro trouble; violence

    all broke up on holiday, usually from school

    all of a twitter very nervous or apprehensive

    aluminium aluminum

    arse bottom, or ass

    arse bandit a homosexual

    arse over tit to fall head over heels

    arse about playing around, being silly

    e.g. \"stop arsing about!\"

    artic an articulated lorry; a bick truck

    Aussie an Australian

    backhander a bribe

    bag an unattractive or elderly woman

    balderdash rubbish; nonsense

    balls-up a mess; a confusion

    banger (1) an old car; (2) a sausage

    barking mad crazy

    batty dotty; crazy

    beak magistrate

    beehive a tall hairstyle

    bees knees something really good

    beetle crusher a boot; a foot

    behind bottom; buttocks

    berk a stupid person

    e.g. \"you silly berk\"

    bevvy a drink

    bit of fluff a pretty young single woman

    bill, the police, sometimes called \"the old bill\"

    binge a drinking bout

    bin liner garbage bag

    bin men garbage collectors

    bint a rough girl

    biro a ballpoint pen

    bit of alright something highly satisfactory

    black maria a police van

    black pudding a sausage like food made from

    - pigs blood

    - oats

    - fat

    black sheep of the family a relative who gets into trouble with the

    police

    blag a robbery; to rob

    blagger a robber

    Blighty England

    blimey ! an expression of surprise

    blob a contraceptive

    blotto drunk

    blower telephone

    blow your own trumpet to brag; to boast

    blubber to cry

    bobby dazzler a remarkable person or thing

    bog a toilet, a washroom

    bollock naked stark naked

    bollocks testicles

    bonce head

    bonk to copulate

    bonnet hood of a car

    bookie betting shop owner

    boot trunk of a car

    boracic penniless

    bosch a derogative term for germans

    bovver trouble

    bovver boot a heavy boot, possibly with a toe cap and laces

    quite often worn by skinheads

    bovver boy a hooligan; a troublemaker

    brass monkey weather cold, taken from the phrase, \"it\'s cold enough

    to freeze the balls off a brass monkey\"

    breakdown van a tow truck

    brickie a bricklayer

    brill ! short form of brilliant, meaning fantastic

    brolly an umbrella

    browned off bored; fed up

    Brummy a native of Birmingham

    bubble and squeak fried cabbage and potatoes

    bubbly champagne

    bugger all nothing; very little

    bumf toilet paper

    this led to \'bumf\' being used for superfluous

    papers, letters etc.

    bumming a fag requesting a cigarette

    e.g. \"Can I bum a fag from you mate ?\"

    Note: This has a VERY different meaning

    in the U.S.

    bunch of fives a fist

    \"button it !\" \"be quiet !\"

    caff a cafe

    cake hole a person\'s mouth

    cardy abbreviation of cardigan

    champers champagne

    char tea; a domestic worker

    cheeky monkey a rude person

    cheesed off bored; fed up

    chin chin a drinking toast

    chippy a fish and chip shop; a carpenter

    chokey prison

    chuffed very pleased or proud

    clapped out worn out, broken

    clappers to go very fast; to work hard

    e.g. That car goes like the clappers !

    e.g. I have to work like the clappers

    to finish it by lunchtime !

    clickety click 66 in bingo calling

    clink prison

    clinker somebody who is outstanding

    clobber clothing

    clodhopper a clumsy person

    clogger a soccer player who tackles heavily

    clot a fool

    cloth-ears a person with a poor sense of hearing

    cobblers testicles; rubbish

    cock and bull a story with very little truth in it

    cock up to ruin something

    e.g. \"it was a real cock-up\"


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