AbbreviationsOED=Oxford English Dictionary AmE=American English BrE=British English
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Index of entries
I have done multiple entries on many terms (for example, “queue”). Generally, the one linked to below is the first entry. To see all of them, use the search function in the column to the right. Advert Advisor Afters Aggro A proper Argle bargle; argie bargie A right Arse Amongst Athletics Baby bump Backbencher Barman Bent Bespoke Bin Bits Bloody Bob’s Your Uncle Bog standard Bollocks Bonkers Book (verb) Boxing Day Brilliant Browned Off Bugger Bum Bumbershoot By-election Call on (a phone number) Called Can’t be arsed Car park Chat show Chat up Cheeky Cheeky Nando’s Cheers Chokka Clever Cock-up A coffee Collect Cookery Covers band Crap Crapper Crisps Cuppa Cuttings Da Dab hand Daft DIY Directly Divisive Do (verb; food) Dodgy Done and dusted Drinks Early days Effing Erm European date format Expiry Date Faff Fancy Fiddly; fiddly bits Fingers crossed Fishmonger Flat Follow-on Footballisms Fortnight From strength to strength Fug Full credit to Fully Full stop Gallimaufry Gap year Get on with (a person) Ginger Glottal stop Go missing Gobshite Gobsmacked Gobstopping Good on (a person) Gormless Greengrocer Grey Grotty Had got Hang on Hard cheese Have a look Have a quiet word Have (someone) on Hoover Hullo In future In hospital Inverted commas Jack the lad Jiggery-pokery Journey Journo Jumble sale Keen Kerfuffle (Piece of) kit Kitted out Knacker’s, knackered, etc. Knickers in a twist Knock-on effects Laddish Larking, larky A laugh Lie-in Logical punctuation The long game Long list Lost the plot Loo Mad Main Make a hash Man with a van; white van man Mate Maths Mewling quim Minder Mobile Mum Nappies Negotiate (U.K. Residents) Negotiate (U.S. Residents) Nick Nil No joy No worries Nonstarter Not by a long chalk Note Nutter Offer Oi Omnishambles On about On holiday On lead One-off On offer On the back foot On the day On the up and up Opening hours Over the moon Panto Pants Peckish The penny dropped Pictures A piece of cake A pint Pip Plaster Plonk Po-faced Poo Posh Presenter Pulling Punch above one’s weight Punter’s chance Quality Queue Range Red Nose Day Ring Roundabout Row Rubbish Run-up Sacked Saviour Scenario (pronunciation) Scrum Secateurs Sell-by date Shag Shambolic Shite Short-listed Silly season Sit for (an exam) Skint Small beer Snarky Snog Sorry? Sort of Sort out Spanner in the works Spoilt Spoilt (or spoiled) for choice Spot on Sport Spotty Square brackets Stag do Starter Sticky wicket Stockist Straight away Streets ahead Stroke Stroppy Suss out Sweets Take a decision Taking the piss Takeaway Telly Th-fronting (pronunciation) Thank you very much, indeed Tick Tin Toff Too clever by half Top oneself Top up Trainers Trousers Turn up Twee Two a penny (At) university University students Veg Vet Wait for it Weds. Wanker Well played, sir! Whilst Wazzock xx Year on year … Years on (Some number of) years’ time Yoghurt Zed