Appendix:Glossary of Scottish slang and jargon
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This is a glossary of Scots, Scots English dialect and jargon with their meanings and, where appropriate, an example of their use. It's worth noting that Scotland has 3 languages (English/Scots/Scottish Gaelic) and a collection of different dialects.
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- Ah - I.
- a' - all.
- a'body / aabody / abidy - everybody.
- aboot - about.
- aff - off ("Ye're aff yer heid!")
- Ah ken - I know.
- Ah wisna(e) - I was not.
- Ah wiz like - I said. (So the boss says tae me that Ah was lazy, an' Ah wiz like, "Naw, Ah am'nae!")
- Ah'm ur - I am.
- Ah'm urny / Ah'm no - I am not.
- an' aw - as well.
- and but - suffix indicating that the speaker has now finished talking. ("We went doon tae Largs for fish an' chips, and but.")
- Anno - I know.
- auld - old (as in "auld yin").
- aye - yes
- baccy - tobacco ("Can you lend me some baccy?")
- baffies - slippers.
- bahoochie / behouchie - bottom.
- bairn - baby (jist a wee bairn!) or small child (Eastern Scottish dialect).
- baltic - freezing cold ("Christ man, put the heating oan, it's baltic in here!").
- bam - a fool or simpleton (from acronym BAM i.e. "below-average mentality")
- bampot - an idiot, unhinged person.
- banana boat - used in an expression of disbelief when told a tall story or blatant untruth ("Dae ye think Ah came up the Clyde on a banana boat(?)")
- banger - a firework. Also, penis ("Away you 'n' chew mah banger(!)")
- Barkit - dirty/unclean. ("Oaft, ma shirt is pure barkit")
- barra - a small child. Also, an affectionate term for a younger person (A wee barra.)
- Barras - a market, started by Margaret McIver, joined for the initial use of wheel barrows/"barras" to sell things from, at the Barrowland in the east end of Glasgow.
- barry - excellent / fantastic ("That's pure barry!")
- bastart - bastard. Also, rarely, a peculiar term of endearment ("Awright Ted, ya wee bastart.")
- batter - to beat up ("I'll batter ye! 'mon then, ya dick!")
- bawbag - scrotum, pejorative ("That guy's a bawbag.")
- bawhair - a unit of measurement denoted by the thickness of a pubic hair.
- bawheid - ballhead, bald, empty-headed, stupid ("Oi, you, ya bawheid!")
- baws - testicles.
- bawsack - scrotum (ballsack in English.)
- belter - to be excellent, great, fantastic.
- ben - down or through, or a mountain.
- bevvy - alcoholic beverage ("Ye havin' a bevvy the nite?")
- bez - beer.
- bide - stay/live.
- Big Yin - Big One, used as a term of endearment towards older relatives or friends. Also, the affectionate nickname for Scottish comedian Billy Connolly.
- birl/burl - spin.
- bit - a place; usually referring to somebody's house ("Meet me at ma bit." "Ah'll come round tae your bit." "Am stayin' o'er at my da's bit the night.")
- bits - boots, steel-capped or rigger, worn on construction sites ("You'll hae te wear ya bits on site")
- bizzo - business (from an episode of TV series "Minder".)
- blootered - very drunk.
- boaby - penis
- bobby - police
- boak - dry heave/expression of disgust ("Pure gie'in' me the boak!")
- bob - a shilling, or 12 old pennies pre-decimilisation; 5 new pence.
- bobee, bawbee - one half-penny in auld money.
- boggin' - smelly, dirty ("That's boggin'!")
- bolt - go away ("Wanty bolt!")
- bonnie - handsome, pretty, beautiful.(Come follow the bonnet of Bonnie Dundee)
- boot - slatternly or ugly woman.
- bosie - cuddle.
- bowfin' - sick-making.
- The box - television set ("Whit's oan the box the night?")
- brae - a hill.
- brammer - term of endearment ("Aw, he's a wee brammer, so he is.")
- brand new - really good, can be used to refer to a person. ("See him? Aye he's brand new")
- braw - good looking, beautiful; really nice.
- breeks - trousers.
- brief - car.
- broon - brown.
- Bucky - short for "Buckfast", a tonic wine popular in the West of Scotland.
- buftie - Homosexual ("Aye, ah'm a fuckin' buftie! So?")
- buits - boots.
- bunker - table top / kitchen counter ("Make sure yeez clean aw along the bunker when yer finished!")
- burd - Girlfriend, or girls in general (huv ye seen the state ae thae burds!)
- burn - small river or stream ("Let's awa' up that burn.")
- but - conjunction sometimes used to end sentences, commonly in Inverclyde ("Ahm naw gaun, but!")
- cannae - can not.
- canny - smart ("He's a canny lad.") or to be wary, or careful ("Ca' canny, lassie!")
- chankin - cold ("It's chankin' the day!")
- chebs - tits.
- chib - to stab with a knife, or to headbutt.
- chief - alternative for 'mate', 'dude', 'fella', 'big yin'. ("Awrite chief, wur ye aff tae the night?")
- choochter - see teuchter.
- chookie - bird.
- choon - song (from "tune")
- chug - to masturbate ("He was having a chug on the bus.")
- chum - to accompany someone ("Goan chum me to the shop.")
- claes - clothes.
- clart - to apply too much of something.
- clarted - covered in (mud).
- clarty / clatty - dirty ("He picked his nose and ate it, the clarty bastard!")
- class - Something that is really good ("That's pure class min!")
- cauld - cold ("It's awfy cauld in here.")
- close - an alleyway or passage at the rear of houses. The passageway leading into a tenement building. Humid weather.
- cludgie - toilet, or lavatory, originally outdoors. ("Ah'm oan the cludgie!")
- clype - a tell-tale, a grass. Also, to hit someone or something.
- coarse / coorse - to bully or torment, or to be bad. To handle in a rough fashion.
- cooncil juice / cooncil pop - tap water
- coupon - face. ("Some coupon on him, eh?")
- cowk - to heave or throw up.
- cowp - to knock over. Also, a skip or landfill.
- craic (crack) - chat ("What's the craic?")
- cripple- to make someone fall over or do something clumsy ("Did you see me cripple Andrew yesterday?")
- crivens - an exclamation. (See also "Jings, crivens, and help mah boab!")
- cuddy - horse.
- cummoan - let's go,~~ please talk sense ~~ (vamos,. sp)
- cundie - drain.
- cuttin' - hanging out in a directionless manner. Not necessarily standing still. ("I've been cuttin' aboot the toon aa day!")
- da - father.
- dafty - silly, foolish person.
- dancin' - discotheque, nightclub (Ur ye gaun tae the dancin' the night?)
- dangleberry - small piece of stool hanging from the hair around the bum hole.
- dander/daunder/daunner - a walk ("Comin' fur a wee daunner doon yonder?")
- deh - don't (deh dae that.)
- deid - very; usually used with "pure" in front to describe something (That's pure deid brilliant!!!) or if someone has died (" The big yin is deid")
- di - word used for grandad
- diddy - did he? Also means an idiot ("Diddy go tae school?" "Wait! Ye left yur keys, ya diddy!")
- didnae - didn't ("Ah didnae dae that!")
- dingy - to ignore, abandon ("He's dingied us.")
- dinnae - don't ("Dinnae dae that!")
- dircht - to wipe or clean ("Dinnae dircht ya grunzy on yer heshin!")
- diteit - stupid.
- div - idiot.
- dobber - a fool/stupid person. Also means "dickhead" ("Whit ye daein', ya dobber?!")
- Dodo Manson - needing a poop.
- doggin' - Having sexual intercourse in the back of a car, usually with spectators ("Oh my God. They were doggin'!"). Also, skipping school ("I couldn't be bothered so ended up just doggin' it.")
- dolton - an idiot.
- doo - a pigeon.
- doon - down. ("Turn that doon! Wiv got a fuckin' can thief! TURN THAT DOON!")
- doonhamer - Someone from Dumfries. Got its name from towns more North than Dumfries because people from Dumfries would say, "Ah'm gaun doon hame."
- Doric - Scots dialect spoken in the North East.
- dowp - backside, bottom.
- dreich - damp, overcast, wet.
- drookit - soaking wet, drenched.
- dug - a dog.
- dunderheid - an idiot, a fool.
- dunno / dinnae ken - I don't know.
- dunt - nudge.
- Eccie/Eccies - Ecstasy (the drugs).
- Elizabeth / Lizzie - Slang for coffin dodger / old cunt (Lizzy's in a box, in a box! Lizzy's in a box)
- Edina / Embra - Edinburgh.
- eejit - idiot.
- een - eyes.
- eh - what? Or, can also mean 'yes'
- empty - the residents who live in the house are not present and people take advantage by having a party in the "empty" house. ("Ma granny's got an empty, 'moan up fur a swallae."). Normally teenagers having a party in their own house when parents are away involves drinking, which they would not be able to do with their friends if parents were around.
- erse - arse (doric)
- fae - from ("Far aboots you fae?")
- fag - a cigarette.
- fandan - (short for "Fancy Dan") an overconfident, fandango, pretentious idiot ("That guy's a pure fandan, by the way.")
- fanny - vagina, pejorative ("He's a wee fanny.")
- fannybaws - a term of ridicule, in some cases of endearment ("Ho, here fannybaws, geis a chip.")
- fash - fuss, worry ("Dinnae fash yersel'.")
- feart - to be scared, afeared (Ah'm feart o' the dark.")
- feck - fuck, ("In the name of feck, ser.")
- fer / fir / fur - for.
- fitba' - football.
- fit like? - how are you? (Dorric)
- fir wye? - why?
- flamer - a homosexual, from flaming homosexual.
- flap - to become overly upset or worked up about something, beyond what others see as necessary (" Dinnae flap! We'll find yer wellies!")
- fleg - fright, flag reference to over-exuberant British nationalism ("He's a dirty Flegger.")
- flit - move house.
- foond / fund/fin - found.
- footer - to twiddle and mess about with something (courtesy of Mrs A. A Munro).
- forrit - forward.
- fu' - full (of alcohol), drunk.
- fud - vagina (Ah booted her right in the fud, man!) usually used as a derogatory term ("What fud publishes on Wikipedia?"). The tail of a rabbit.
- funt - slightly less offensive merging of the f-word and the c-word, which you can say in front of older relatives and get away with. ("That funt pushed in front of me in the chip shop.")
- fuck up - shut up.
- fuck all - nothing
- gadge / gadgie - East coast term for a bloke (That gadge is mental.)
- gads - exclamation of disgust. Used in the South West (predominantly Ayrshire and North of Aberdeen.)
- gaff - house, or a house party (she's havin' a gaff the night.).
- gallus - gallous, bold, cheeky, or flashy.
- gammie - an injured body part (Cannae play, Ah've got a gammie leg.)
- gan - go.
- gaun yersel' - congratulations.
- gaun - going (Ah'm gaun hame), or, go on and (gaun shut the fuck up.)
- gantin' / gaggin' fer it - begging for (See her, she's pure gantin' fer sex.)
- gash - vagina, or poor (Hearts are gash at football.)
- gie's / geez - give me - (geez it.)
- geggy - mouth - (Shut yer geggy.)
- geks - glasses.
- gem - game/up for (Pronounced by properly enunciating the G ((Hard G)), unlike the term Gem meaning jewel)
- gey - very
- ginger - pop/fizzy drink/soda (typically referring to Irn-Bru.)
- gingin' (pronounced "ging-in") - disgusting (He wis spewin' his guts up (being sick), it was heavy gingin'!)
- glaikit - stupid looking (get that glakit look aff yer fizzog.)
- Glesgae - Glasgow, if not a local (typically East coast Scots) "Glesga" is more often used by West coast Scots.
- goat - got (Ah goat it right!)
- gonnae no dae that - please don't do that!
- gobble - blowjob, or to eat as if starving.
- gob - mouth (shut yer gob), or spit.
- gowpin' / lowpin' - sore body part/infested with lice - (My knee is gowpin'.) - (Her heid was pure lowpin'.)
- goon - idiot (You're a pure goon, man!)
- graftin' - to like someone (“are you graftin' Ben?”)
- grannied - didn't score a single point (I was grannied at pool tonight.)
- granda - grandfather.
- greet - to cry.
- groond / grund - ground.
- grunzy - your nose.
- gutties - rubber soled sand shoes or gym shoes, from Gutta-percha, the tree from which latex and rubber are derived.
- gunt - Hearts fan, portmanteau of Gorgie and Cunt.
- hackit - ugly.
- hame - home (am away hame.)
- Harry hoofter- rhyming slang for "poofter" a derogatory term for a homosexual man.
- hauf - half; a measure of whisky.
- hauf 'n' a hauf - a measure of whisky and a half pint of beer
- haver - silly talk, nonsense/gibberish (stap yer haverin'.)
- havnae - have not.
- haun - hand (watch ma haun.)
- haud / hud - hold, stop "wanty haud that?", "haud the bus" (stop right there.)
- haud yer wheesht - stop talking.
- haw - a quick saying to get someones attention, quicker than saying "hello". (Haw, stop ya bawbag!)
- heavy - used to emphasise, "heavy shite" = awful.
- hemmin - term to get someones attention, equivalent "excuse me sir" (Hemmin, fit like the day?)
- hen - term of endearment for a woman, equivalent to "love" or "darling" (How ye daein' the day, hen?)
- heid - head (Ah've got a sair heid.)
- hee haw - nothing/empty.
- heid-the-baw - an idiot.
- heshin / heshun - your sleeves.
- heavin' (hee-vin) - very busy (This pub is heavin', ye cannae get movin'.)
- hirplin - to walk with a limp. (She hirpled across to answer the door.)
- hoachin' - full.
- hochmagandy - fornication, sex.
- Hogmanay - New Year's Eve (Happy Hogmanay!)
- hole - sex/vagina (She's gettin' her hole the night fer definite.)
- honkin' - smelly/dirty (Your breath is honkin' by the way.)
- hoore - whore.
- hoora - slang term for "very" (That Buckfast was hoora good.)
- Hoarse - a horse (“get aff ur high hoarse”)
- hoose - house.
- hoot - what (Hoot are you talkin' aboot?)
- howfin' / howlin'/ hummin' - smelly.
- how? - why?
- how no'? - why not?
- howzitgoan - greetings (Howzitgoan pal? Huvnae seen ye in ages.)
- huddy - idiot, stupid, lame brain.
- Inna -As well (Are you gan ti the boozer inna?)
- Isna(e) - Is not
- Int it/Int it no? - Isn't it? (This place is brilliant, int it no?)
- jag/jab - injection/punch
- jaggies - stinging nettles. (Mind the jaggies dinnae git ya!)
- jaked - being in a state of drunkenness (I was jaked last night)
- jake(y) - a person who is addicted to class A drugs or alcohol, and lives a poor quality of life as consequence / A down-and-out, a tramp.
- jamp - past tense of jump (used mostly in the Highlands, especially the Black Isle).
- janny - janitor.
- jessie/jessy - wimp/big girl's blouse/effeminate or cowardly man (he's a big jessie)
- Jim Delahunt - sports pundit and former presenter of Scotsport, rhyming slang for "cunt", female genitalia
- Jings! - Wow!
- Jings, crivens, and help mah boab! - expression of surprise or admiration, from the internationally famous comics "Oor Wullie" and "The Broons" by Scottish publisher D.C. Thompson
- jobby - poo; plural form "jobbies"
- jobby jabber - a gay man (derogatory slur)
- jump in - children usually ask an adult to go into a shop and buy them (children, under 18) alcohol, term is commonly used in Ayrshire (Ask him for a jump in)
- kelpie - a mythical water creature resembling a horse. Also a set of twin sculptures called "The Kelpies".
- ken - to know
- kip - a nap
- knob - slang for penis, in particular knob-end; an irritating or contemptible person (Whit a knob man!)
- knapdarloch - a piece of faeces hanging from an animal's fur
- kimon - slang for cunt
- kip - sleep/nap (If yur tired, try fur a kip." "am away fir a kip man, shattered)
- kippy - left (He's kippy-handed.)
- kirk - church (I can't get pished? Is this some kind of kurk?)
- Keech - Scottish for faeces. Can be used in a sentence for someone who you think is talking rubbish or nonsense (Listen ya bam awa an' stop talkin keech.)
- Keek - to peep or look
- ket - An alternate term for Ketamine
- laddie - A boy or young man (Aye, laddie!)
- laldy - Attitude/Effort of great volume (ah gave it Laldy!)
- lamped - To be struck soundly with a fist (eg. Boab wiz gettin' on ma tits, so I lamped him)
- lassie - A girl or young woman
- lavvy - A lavatory (toilet) (Am gaun' tae the lavvy.)
- lecky - electricity - often used in reference to bills (she didn't pay her lecky this month)
- lifted - to be arrested by the police. (e.g. He wiz totally pished an' the polis lifted him)
- lip - cheek (Ony mair o' yer lip an ah’ll skelp yer dowp)
- Li'ah' - like that (An' ah wis li'ah')
- loaby - hallway, lobby, passageway
- loon - boy (Aberdeen dialect), idiot (elsewhere)
- loupin - very sore/infested with lice (My heid is loupin.) also means smelly.
- loused - Finished, tired or shattered (I'm loused)
- lugs - ears
- Mare's meat - A vigorous and forward act (He's in there like a marr's meat)
- Ma Kelly-Ann - term for the Mrs, me and Kelly-Ann did this, my Kelly-Ann said that, me and Kelly Ann had a good pumpin' last night etc etc.
- mad wae it (MWI) - comprehensively drunk
- magic - great/excellent (That's pure magic)
- mair - more
- maist - most
- malkied - (from Malky Fraser - Glaswegian rhyming slang for "razor") Initially to have been hit hard, or chibbed... blootered/drunk/wrecked (Heavy malkied last night, pal)
- maw - mum (Aye yer maw)
- mauchit/manky - very dirty (Your trousers are mauchit!! Ya manky bastard!)
- meltit/melted - to be off one's face, usually on drugs - (Ah was pure melted man!)
- mense - Great or other words, a shorter form of "immense"
- messages - shopping (Maw sent me fur messages last night)
- mental - Insane, wild (that party last night was pure mental.)
- mibay/mibbe - maybe.
- midden - Outdoors rubbish pile, tip "this room's a midden!"
- min/mannie - mate (aw'right, min?), or any adult male (That's the mannie I wis thinkin' of.)
- mince - rubbish/nonsense - (Dinnae talk mince)
- minger - A dirty/smelly/horrible person or ugly person
- mingin - horrible/dirty (Your bathroom is mingin, this drink tastes mingin)
- mink - an unhygienic person (You wee mink.)
- minted - rich/wealthy (Look at his motor, he must be minted.)
- minter - pejorative for an unattractive female ("She's a minter")
- Mokit - dirty
- Mon then - A challenge to fight (Fuckin' mon' then ya wee dick)
- the morn - tomorrow
- the morn's morn - tomorrow morning
- motor - a car (originates from "motor car") "his motor's pure minted man!", "jump in my motor, I'll gie ye a lift hame".
- muckle - large (I caught this muckle fish doon the burn the ither day).
- munter - ugly person (That lassy you were winchin' last night was a proper munter.)
- nae danger - no chance / no way / no bother
- knackered - tired/exhausted
- napper - head
- Nat King - another word for intercourse getting your hole (from nat king cole)
- Nat King Cole - intercourse, commonly nat king cole, hole (rhyming slang)
- naw - no
- naw he didnae - No he didn't. Some credit Scottish TV sitcom Still Game as the origin of this expression, but it's a lot older than Still Game has been on TV.
- ned - backronym for 'non-educated delinquent', hooligan, troublemaker. Derived from Edward, as in Teddy Boys.
- neebur- Neighbour
- nip - kiss (gonae give us a nip) or a single measure of an alcoholic spirit, often whisky (geez a nip wi' that pint will ye darlin' )
- neeps - Turnips (neeps an' tatties)
- nippin - stinging
- nippy - curt or sharp-tongued person; spicy or peppery food
- noggin - head
- nugget - a less than valuable lump of matter, may be something hanging off your shoe or your backside, may be a person (Who's that nugget?)
- numpty - an endearing term/lovable idiot. Shows friendly banter (Och, Jonathan! You're a right numpty)
- nut - head, or another term used for the word 'not'
- Och awa' an' dinna talk pish - You're talking a load of rubbish
- oan yer bike - go away
- oan yer trolley - go away
- Onit - term used when drinking alcoholic beverages
- Onybody or A'body - Anybody
- oose - dust ball, dust bunnie, cobweb
- oot - out
- ory or orey or oary - Vulgar, common, lacking in social graces. Perhaps from "ore" i.e. unrefined material. Word may be peculiar to Dundee.
- outwith Outside or beyond (he lives outwith the catchment area for the school. That is outwith the remit of the report.)
- oot yer nut - really drunk (mate, get hame yer oot yer nut.), off your head.
- oxters - armpits
- Pan - break or disfigure (pan the windaes in) Also a name for the toilet.
- Patter - Banter (yer patter's sweet pal)
- Panbread - dead
- Pap - a breast
- Paps - plural form for breast
- Papa - grandfather
- Park - field
- Patch - to ignore someone, stand them up, or not respond to their texts, calls etc. ("he's pure bin patchin me aw week")
- Pedro - Amazing (Aww sur, that is Pedro)
- Peebrusht - rectum (from an episode of Minder) Surely derived from 'Pibroch' for pipe?
- Peedie - small (yer nae haf peedie ya ken)
- Peely wally - looking pale and unwell
- Pie - a Scottish version of a chav, also used as a general derogatory word ("Yer a pie")
- Piece - a sandwich (A had a cheese an' tomata piece this efternoon)
- Pimps - easy (That exam was pure pimps)
- Pish - piss. Often used to mean "bad"
- Pished - drunk
- Pizza Crunch - a pizza deep-fried in batter. Popular delicacy.
- Plastered - drunk
- Poke - a paper bag, or to prod someone with your finger
- Polis - the police
- Poon/Poond/Poonds - Pound/Pounds (either coins or weight)
- Pooched - broken, fucked, useless. (I pooched my bird up the closie last night) used in anger or expression, mainly used by people from Angus or Fife
- Poptae - An alternative for knob goblin
- Puckle - a few of something (not necessarily 2)
- Pucklie - a small amount
- Puddock - a frog
- Pumped - sex
- Punny eccy (or simply "punny") - punishment exercises at school
- Pure - very, totally (she's pure no right.) used to emphasise something.
- Plab - The name for a large soft and watery pile of faeces probably most akin to cattle dung.
- quality - great/excellent (That film was quality.)
- quine or quinie - girl, young woman, (Aberdeen dialect)
- radge - Crazy, angry (he went totally radge)
- rat-arsed - Drunk (Lets get rat-arsed!)
- rank - disgusting
- Rebrov - Man of stature (that guy is pure Rebrov man)
- reekbeek - horrible, disgusting (That lassie is pure reekbeek)
- reid/reed - Red
- Reprobate - Unprincipled person, (Shut it, ya reprobate)
- roamin - Taking a walk (gone on the piss, no told the mrs an got lost)
- roaster - Someone who is making a complete cunt of themselves (Here, did ye see that roaster oan the X-Factor the other night?)
- rocket - a crazy or annoying person. General insult. ("bolt ya rocket")
- raging - Extremely angry; in a rage (you're pure raging, mate)
- Salt 'n' Sauce - what Edinburgh people put on their chips.
- Sannies - a pair of shoes , typically for sports. (sandshoe)
- sassenach - often used for an English person, Southerner, but more accurately it is someone born below the Highland Line.
- scaffies - bin men. Scavengers
- scheme - residential area, usually a council estate
- schule - school (pronounced "skull") (Ye no gaun' tae the schule the day?)
- scooby - clue, (no clue) From the 1970s American cartoon series "Scooby Doo" involving student detectives and a gormless Great Dane.
- scoobie - This spelling meaning is used instead of Subaru (Have ye seen Mikes new scoobie?)As above.
- score - Twenty pounds (currency)
- scramble - Scottish tradition at weddings where the groom throws small change out of the wedding car for local children to pick up.
- scran - food
- script - Plan, idea (What's the script?)
- scunnered - bored, fed up, exhausted
- scunner - one who pisses ye aff, also used when hurt yourself (oh ye scunner that hurt)
- session / sesh - a night out drinking (Me and the boys had a hoora session the other night) - This is also a term used in some parts of England and Northern Ireland.
- shan - a shame (that's shan as fuck, shan times) From Cant
- Shereen Nanjiani - a former newsreader and also rhyming slang for fanny, female genitalia (Ah booted her right in the Shereen Nanjiani).
- shin - shoes. Germanic, schoen
- shite - faeces.
- shitebag - a coward, someone who refuses a dare. ("You no gauny jump aff that bridge? Ahahah shitebag")
- shneeb - smoke.
- simmer - Calm down (That kant needs to simmer before he gets leathered)
- sink the link - engage in intercourse (Jim was sinkin' the link last night.) Link sausages as metaphor for male member.
- skelp - to smack or hit someone/thing (He telt me tae get ma tits oot so I skelped him) (I skelped ma heed oaf the heedboard)
- skelf - splinter (a just goat a skelf aff that piece o wood)
- skiddies - gentleman's undergarments with traces of last night's dinner
- skud - naked (Did ye see Jimmy? He was in the skud!)
- skyrocket - a particularly crazy person ("he's aff his nut, pure skyrocket man")
- sleekit - sly or untrustworthy (I widnae buy a car frae that sleekit bastard!)
- slitter - To dribble whilst eating (You better no slitter soup aw doon yer new jumper.)
- solid - hard, tough (I wouldnae say nowt tae him man, he's solid)
- sook - big softie (ya wee sook)
- snashters - sweets or goodies to eat.
- sneck/snecky, also shneck/shnecky (from the Gaelic Sneagaidh) - Inverness.
- snout - cigarette (example, "after this drink, you up for a snout?" "aye mate")
- sound - nice, cool or has a tendency to keep secrets well. Usually used in teens and preteens. ‘You’re proper sound, mate.’
- speccy - used to describe someone who wears glasses. ("Scuse me, mate! Is it true Glasgow's full of speccy bams?")
- spondoolyitis - a medical condition for talking shit
- spondoolies - money (as in, "Ye gaun tae the gemme the night?" "Naw." "Naw? How no'?" "Nae spondoolies")
- squint - not straight
- Squinty Bridge - colloquial name for a bridge in Glasgow between Finnieston and Govan, officially named the Clyde Arc so named as it is on a diagonal
- square go - a fair fight, one to one fight
- stay - live, as in to live in a geographical location.
- steamin - drunk
- Stoater - a beauty, the best of type
- stoor - dust. (Look at aw that stoor on the telly.)
- stovies - a Scottish delicacy usually made from stewed potatoes, fat, onions, meat and occasionally gravy.
- sup - small amount of liquid
- swally - to swallow, also means alcohol (Dae ye fancy gon fur a wee swally doon the pub?)
- swatch - Look (Gae us a swatch o yur fanny)
- swadge, swadging - To sit at a table, after eating, waiting for your 'second wind' so you can eat more (Nae more fir me, A'hm swadging)
- sweltering - roasting / boiling / very warm (it's absolutely sweltering today)
- swick - cheat
- tad - tiny bit (it's a tad small)
- tadger - yet another word for the male member (Next thing we knew, he'd whipped oot his tadger.)
- tae - to or, too (Going tae the game/ aye, and Stevie's coming tae)
- tait - a small amount of something (I'll only take a wee tait salt oan ma chips, no too much.)
- talking oot yer fanny flaps - lying
- tan - smash windows (I'm gonny tan yer windaes), or also a drink (Gonnae gies a tan ae yur juice?)
- tanned - to drink/drunk (I tant ten pints last night!) to vandalise (That hoose is gettin tanned)
- tap - to borrow money from someone (Can ah tap a tenner aff ye?)
- taps aff - (tops off) Sunbathing weather. In reality, any day when it isn't raining, particularly if the climate is suitable for outdoor Buckfast drinking.
- tassie - cup (especially one for whisky)
- tatties - potatoes
- tekul - good
- teuchter - someone that lives in the countryside, especially from the Highlands or Isles of Scotland
- that's a sin - what a shame
- toalie - jobby, shite, turd, crap, keech
- toaty - small/tiny
- toonser - someone from the city
- tube - an idiot/fool
- Turkish - a faeces (Gies the paper, ah'm away fur a turkish) from rhyming slang: 'Turkish Delight' - Shite
- twa - two
- twally - A person of lesser intellect
- Toorie - The purple head of the Spear Thistle (Scotland's national flower/emblem). This is also what the Highlanders call a penis.
- Tadger - Scottish name for a penis or can be used as a name for someone who behaves in an annoying manner (Get oot ma face ya tadger.)
- Troosers - trousers.
- wabbit - tired (I'm feeling awfy wabbit).
- wallap (pronounced "wa-lup") - to hit someone/something (Am gonnae wallap ye wan!) Can also mean to bang a body part (Ah pure wallaped ma heid aff that table!)
- wallaper (pronounced "wa-la-pur") - an insult, meaning idiot/moron/dick (He's a pure wallaper.) // Large (tha's ah wallaper ye goat there!)
- wan / ane - one (number or referring to an object person) "Wan table please." "Wit wan de ye want?" "Geez ane."
- wan - won (I wan the race.) Or referring to having 'one' (I'm having 'wan' of them days).
- wank - to masturbate or short for wanker (he's a wank)
- warmer - (pronounced "wahrmehr") another name for a fool, idiot.
- weapon - General insult. An annoying, disliked or foolish person. (he's a fuckin' weapon)
- wean - (pronounced "Wayne") the youngest of the family, sometimes the youngest sibling. Truncation of "wee ane" or little one. (give that to the wean!).
- wee - small
- wee yin- a person shorter or younger than you
- wee barra - Literally "Small fair haired child". Used as a term of endearment (generally boys)
- weegie - someone from Glasgow; from "Glaswegian"
- well - very "This band's well good." "Bed's well comfy."
- wench - A woman/female/girlfriend/wife. Derogatory term.
- We're a' Jock Tamson's bairns - we're all the same, we're all God's children.
- wha(e) - who
- wheesht - be quiet (haud yer wheesht)
- Whit - It means the same as 'what'.
- whit like? / Fit like? - How are you?
- Whitey - Throw up/be sick, usually from drinking too much alcohol (Am gonnae whitey)
- wifey - woman (usually referring to an older woman)
- winch - to French kiss someone (geez a winch.)
- Windae - Window.
- wit - what
- wur - our as in We took wur taps aff (took our tops off)
- winna/winnae/wouldnae - Will not / Would not. ("Wanna jump aff 'is roof lad?" "No, I winna dee at! Fuck yerself min!")
- yaks - eyes/ mouth
- yaldi - an expression of deep joy
- ye - all you / you
- yeez - you / you'se
- yellae - yellow
- yer - your
- yer maw - your mother
- yer da - your father (yer da sells avon)
- yin - one (the number, or referring to a person or object) "The big yin is oan his way." "Ye want the big yin aff the shelf?" "yin ir twa")
- yocker - a large, but still throwable, stone.
- yonks - years, a long time ago. (A havnae been there for yonks.)
- yuptae - What are you up to? (yuptae th' night ya bawbag?)
- zany - outstanding/crazy