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List compiled by Alf Sterling on his website Hartlepool Slang

"acky - dirty"
"afor-yer - l am before you"
"anyroads - anyhow"
"appelun - go stealing apples"
"barmpot - crazy man"
"a-berrer - l better"
"berns - babies"
"r-we-gunna-avver-blackun - are we going to the pub for beer straight from work"
"blaked - drunk"
"blogged - choked up"
"bonny-lad - mate or friend, hello friend, as, hello bonny lad"
"booler - bike wheel and stick"
"brarmer - good one"
"braze'nt-fond - cheeky"
"bulldogs - prodestants"
"bullets or kets - sweets"
"ar-carner-kept-it - l cannot have kept it"
"cathy cats - people from catholic schools"
"chawed - pinched 2
"doant-chew-us - do not mess me around"
"chucky - bought on the never never, or a money loan"
"clammen - [very hungry"
"coal-line - marker scratched the in sand, in front of seacoal patch being left by the tide; it gives you sole rights, to all seacoal left, in front of line towards the sea; many a battle fought over this line being moved further back or side by the oppos, {enemy}"
"coss - because"
"cozzy, cossy - swimming costume"
"deak - have a look"
"dearwannabirrermechuddy - would you like a piece of my chewing gum"
"stop clacken yer chuddy - stop making noises while eating your chewing gum"
"clag/claggun/claggy - stick it together or sticky"
"doan clart on - do not mess about"
"clarty - muddy or difficult"
"clemmy - stone or brick"
"gizza- croggy - ride on a bike crossbar
"dishclowt - dish cloth for washing up" "dogger- small crab, or tab end, cigarette end"
"i-dunno - l do not know"
"erry-up-or-ow-e - hurry up" "eye-yer - hello"
"feggy - first"
"foy - smell or stink"
"gadgy - man"
"gal-o-wer - horse
"gallerwer - horse"
"ganzy - sweater or top"
"arl-gerrit-foyyer - l will get it for you"
"gawkey - ugly"
"gerrus-a-narf - get me half a beer"
"givowwer - stop doing it"
"gizzit-ear, etc - give it to me"
"gizzer, giz,etc - give me"
"giz-arf - give me half of it"
"giz-a tab - give me a cigarette"
"gleg - have a look"
"arm-goan wiyyer - l am going with you"
"impittent - cheeky"
"Itchy bay"
"canny-jagga-coal - large lorry load,or barrow, of seacoal"
"kelp - money"
"kets - sweets"
"owwer lass - my wife "
"lag - wee-wee"
"loggy - butterfly, or butterloggy"
"loppy - have head lice"
"lukker the moy on im [ or er] - look at their face"
"mafted - very hot and sweaty"
"manky - bad or smelly"
"mebeees - maybe"
"meck - make"
"did-yer-meck-out - how did you do"
"minging - smelly, not very good"
"mop-ed - moped"
"dead morky - not very nice"
"mortul - drunk"
"mott - throw a-penny; two meanings, I will only accept this one"
"musker or billy musker - police"
"nipper or tab end - end of cigarette"
"nithered - cold"
"nor-i-av-nowt - no i have'nt any money"
"nor-no-lowwer - no i have'nt any money"
"ow- e- well - come with me"
"owt - any thing"
"owway - come with me"
"pagg-edd - worn out- no good"
"pagger - give someone a battering"
"pancrack - on the social security"
"pap - not very nice"
"pittle down - rain"
"pog-up - help lift someone"
"purrit-down ,or in, or away, or teer - put it down"
"rajjed - not a full shilling or daft"
"me-belly"s-riften - my stomach is aching"
"rully, rolly - cart for horse"
"sandys, sannys - sandshoes"
"scran - food"
"seeyer-rafter - see you later"
"seggy - second"
"shan - no good"
"slavver - cheek, or, never shut up, slavver on"
"snagger, tungie - turnip"
"snaggerun - turnip collecting"
"your snork - nose"
"spelk - splinter in your finger"
"sporny - lucky" "summet - something"
"tan-tobies - rag and bone men or gipsies"
"tar-ree-wagger - old rope that is soaked in creosote"
"tay-tee - potatoe"
"thuv went - they have gone"
"tirrar - bye-bye"
"well-eye - of course"
"Wers-yewer-lass...shees went out"
"werks - where you work"
"wermee - wriggle about"
"werrit - person who worrys"
"woller - barmy or rough person"
"wotsuplike - what is the matter"
"wotsamarrer-like [wiyyer, etc] - what is the matter
"werk - work"
"wers-me-yat-at - where is my hat"
"yeller - yellow"
"yuse-lot - all of you"

"All these pages are just for a bit of fun [not to be taken serious]" Alf Sterling Hartlepool