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Cumbrian Dialect / Glossary

United Kingdom [UK]

Source: GonMad Cumbrian Dictionary (www.gonmad.co.uk)

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    Ff

  • Fettle- (noun. fettul) Condition

  • Fizzog- (noun. fizz-ogg) Face.

  • Flaiten- (adj. flaytun) frightened

  • Foily- (adj. foylee) smelly

  • Frey- (prep. fray) from

  • Gg

  • Gadgee- (noun. gadjee) Man or bloke

  • Gammy- (adj. gammeey) rotten rancid festering

  • Gan- (verb. gan) To go

  • Ganzee- (noun. gan-zee)Jacket

  • Gattered- (adj. gattud) Drunk

  • Gay- (adj. gay) very

  • Gen- (noun. jen) gossip information.

  • Gia- (noun. jee-ah) posterior

  • Giz- (verb. gizz) give me.

  • Gizzasec- (phrase. gizz-ah-seck) wait a moment.

  • Glem- (noun. glem) a look.

  • Gowk- (noun. gowk) ugly bloke.

  • Grotch- (verb. grotsh) to spit.

  • Grotts- (noun. grotts) underpants.

  • Hh

  • Hesta- (phrase. hesturr) Have you?

  • Hikey Dykey- (noun. iykey dykey) This game is the ultimate in 'yat lowpin'

  • Hoor- (noun. hoo-ur) Lady of questionable repute

  • Horney- (noun. hor-nee) Policeman

  • Hoy- (verb. hoy) to throw

  • Jj

  • Jam Eater- (noun. jam eeter) Resident of Whitehaven/Workington. Offensive.

  • Jewkle- (noun. djoowkel) dog

  • Jipped- (verb. jipt) To be ripped off conned.

  • Jousey- (adj. jow-see) lucky.

  • Jye- (adj. jiyee) not straight.

  • Kk

  • Kaleyed- (adj. kayl-iyd) drunk

  • Kecks- (noun. kecks) Trousers

  • Kessen- (adj. kessun) prostate

  • Knock 'N' Nash- (noun. nocken nash)Nock 'n' Run

  • Ll

  • L'al- (adj. larl) small

  • Ladgeful- (adj. ladjfull) embarassing

  • Lamp- (verb. lamp) To hit

  • Lashed- (adj. lasht) drunk

  • Lecky- (noun. lekky) Electricity

  • Like- (suffix. liyk) You see !

  • Lonnin- (noun. lonnin) lane country road.

  • Lowie- (noun. la-weey) money.

  • Lowie Cowie- (noun. la-weey ca-wee) cash point

  • Lowp- (verb. lowp) Jump

  • Mm

  • Maff- (pronoun. maff) something that has been made a mess of.

  • Mannar- (noun. mannahr) fat women/girl

  • Marra- (pronoun. marra) mate

  • Mask- (noun. mask) face.

  • Me- 1.(pronoun. mee) my.

  • Me- 2.(pronoun. mee) me

  • Mell- (noun. mell) large hammer sledge hammer

  • Mind- (verb. miynd) to remember

  • Mott- (noun. mott) girl or woman.

  • Moy- (noun. moy) mouth.

  • Mush- (noun. mush) face specifically mouth.

  • Nn

  • Napper- (noun. napper) head

  • Nash- (verb. nash) to run.

  • Neb- (noun. neb) nose

  • Netty- (noun. nettee) toilet

  • Nix- (pronoun. nicks) nothing

  • Nobbut knee high 'til a goose- (phrase. nobbutt nee hiy till a goows) person of diminutive stature


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