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

Spoon

I cannae find my man on the moon!


Where ye feh?

Where are you from


Shoogle

To shake

He woudne wake up so I gave him a shoogle


Oxksters

Armpits


Ten a penny

Very common


Donald Duck

Luck

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

Leaking

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

Trim

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


 

Dolly dimple

Simple

He’s a wee bit dolly dimple


Skitters

Diarrhea

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

Cold

Oh crap it’s Billy Bold today!


The boiled bean

The Queen


Greeting

Crying


Pap doon the flairs

Install the flooring boards


Scooby Doo

Clue

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


Jack Jones

Alone

I am working all on my jack jones today


Wifey

Lady (married or not)

I bought my coffee from the wifey with the red hair


Hen

Lady

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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