Scotland Slang Words

Words I Hear In Scotland

On my phone I have been collecting words I hear in Scotland. I note down the words I hear from guys I work with. I thought, what good is it if I am the only one who can see them?

Here they are!

Man on the moon


I cannae find my man on the moon!

Where ye feh?

Where are you from


To shake

He woudne wake up so I gave him a shoogle



Ten a penny

Very common

Donald Duck


It may work, it may not. It’s just your donald duck

Mony a mickle maks a muckle

Many small things will make a big thing

letting in


I’m buying new boots, these ones a letting in!

None of yon

none of them

Yin a ooo

one of us

Are ya yin a ooo?

Coo’s come helm

Cows come home

I’ll be in there until the cooo’s come hem!

Jungle gym


It’s a bit long, give a it a jungle gym


Dolly dimple


He’s a wee bit dolly dimple



It sticks like a skitter to a stone

Baw hair

A single pubic hair

Often used as a unit of measurement, “youre out by a baw hair”

Billy bold


Oh crap it’s Billy Bold today!

The boiled bean

The Queen



Pap doon the flairs

Install the flooring boards

Scooby Doo


I dinnae have a scooby what that guy’s name is

Jack Jones


I am working all on my jack jones today


Lady (married or not)

I bought my coffee from the wifey with the red hair



Good morning hen

Gregory Pecs

Spectacles, glasses

I cannae read, pass me ma gregory pecs

Doin ma heid in

Driving me crazy
Argh that noise is doin ma heid in

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