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GLOSSARY: A
Yorkshire term Definition
allus always
'appen maybe, possibly e.g. "I'll 'appen that's it" for "that's possibly true"
aye yes


GLOSSARY: B
Yorkshire term Definition
backend Autumn
bad 'un no good
badly not in a good state of health, i.e.'How's Martha?', 'She's badly.'
baggin packed lunch
bagsey childhood term, i.e. 'bagsey my turn!'
bairn child
bait/ bait box snack/ packed lunch
bap bread bun
bazzerking relaxing/ telling off (?)
beck brook
beefin(g), blubberin(g) crying
be reight it'll be alright
berg mountain
best y' do see that you do
black bright, black as't face o' spades very dirty
bog toilet
bonce head
bonny pretty
brant steep e.g. "'tis a brant hill"
bracken ferns
bray/braying beating e.g. "you'll get a good braying" or "I'll bray you"
breadcake bread roll or bap
butty sandwich


GLOSSARY: C
Yorkshire term Definition
cack-handed left-handed, clumsy
carr marsh
chat fir cone
chelpin' talking
childer children
chippy, chip 'ole fish and chip shop
chuckin(g) your guts up being sick
chuddy chewing gum
chuffed pleased, excited
clarty dirty, muddy, sticky
clemmy stone (of a size you might throw)
clout cloth or slap
cludger toilet (in Knaresborough)
coal 'ole, coyle oyle coal cellar Listen to our Yorkshire dialect expert's poem 'Down in't coyle oyle'
coit/cooat coat
croggy riding on the cross-bar of a bicycle


GLOSSARY: D
Yorkshire term Definition
daft as a brush stupid
dale valley
delve dig
dowly dull, gloomy, misty day
down't (road) down the (road)
drinkings mid-morning snack farm workers took to work
dursn't daren't


GLOSSARY: E
Yorkshire term Definition
'ead head
eeh by gum oh my God


GLOSSARY: F
Yorkshire term Definition
faffing messing about
fair t' middlin fair, in the middle
famished hungry, starving
fast stuck
fell moor
fettle to tidy/mend
flaggin(g) tired, worn out
flayed, flaysome scared, scary
flippin 'eck (flipping heck) exclamation of shock and surprise
flitin' moving house
flower term of endearment
flummoxed confused
foss/ force waterfall
fowl bird
friggin' a curse
frozzed referring to face or fingers being very cold


GLOSSARY: G
Yorkshire term Definition
gaffer the boss
gander look at
garth yard
gear

items, things

gill stream
ginnell alleyway
gi' over give over, stop it
giz, gizza, gizzyer give, give us, give your
goffs smells horrible
goodies sweets
good 'un good one
goosegog gooseberry
gormless stupid
gripe garden rake
guff fart
gunna, gonna going to


GLOSSARY: H
Yorkshire term Definition
hell fire! goodness me!


GLOSSARY: I
Yorkshire term Definition
in a bit bye
in't in the


GLOSSARY: J
Yorkshire term Definition
jammy very lucky
jiggered very tired


GLOSSARY: K
Yorkshire term Definition
khali sherbert
kegs trousers/underwear
kiddin(g) telling a fib, joking


GLOSSARY: L
Yorkshire term Definition
lake, laikin(g), larking play (i.e. "Is your Lesley coming out to lake?"), playing
lass girl/young woman/wife
lavvy toilet
leg throw
v. (to have a) lem on to be angry, moody (like having a 'monk on')
lowence snack whilst working, especially for farmers
lug, lug'ole ear


GLOSSARY: M
Yorkshire term Definition
maffin' hot and clammy weather
(I'm) mafted (I'm) hot
manky not nice, unpleasant
mardy moody, sulky, stroppy
mester mister
middin' muck heap
middlin(g) ok, average
minging horrible, unpleasant
mithered, mitherin(g)

irritated with something, as in "stop mitherin' me" is "stop bothering/irritating me".

v. (to have a) monk on to be grumpy, to have a sulky face
missen My self e.g. "I'll do it missen"


GLOSSARY: N
Yorkshire term Definition
narky moody, sulky, stroppy, (mardy)
n'arn now then
neb nose
nesh cold. Often exclaimation that an individual is 'soft' for feeling the cold or term of mild abuse e.g. "nesh southerners!"
nithered very cold
not back'ard at comin' for'ard (not backward at coming forward) pushy person
nouse sense
nowt/ nout nothing
now then hello


GLOSSARY: O
Yorkshire term Definition
oh aye?! oh really?!
'ow do how are you, hello
owt anything


GLOSSARY: P
Yorkshire term Definition
pack it in stop it
paggered knackered e.g. "I'm completely paggered" or "I've just paggered my dad's car"
parkin ginger cake made with oats
pikelet crumpet
playin(g) pop to tell of/ get angry with
plother mud
pop fizzy drink
pot washin'

washing up

pudgy fat or chubby person
put wood in'th oyle shut the door


GLOSSARY: Q
Yorkshire term Definition


GLOSSARY: R
Yorkshire term Definition
radged Angry
ratty grumpy/gross
(it) reeks (it) smells horrible
reet right
Rum'n Cheeky/bit of a character e.g. "He's a rum'n"


GLOSSARY: S
Yorkshire term Definition
sam/ sam up collect together/ tidy away
sarnies sandwiches
Scotch yows ewes
scran food
seethee do you see? (often used at the end of a sentence)
sh' in't in she isn't in
shoon, shooin

shoes

side/ side the pots clear/ clear the table
siling down raining heavily
sithee goodbye (see thee)
(have a) skeg (have a) look
skell over fall over, tip over
skip ship
skrike cry, scream
slape slippery
snap food
snicket small alleyway or footpath
spanish licqourice - apparently because Spanish monks bought a licquorice tree to Rievaulx Abbey
spelk, spell splinter
spice sweets See our interview with a dialect expert
spoggs sweets
sprog child
spuggy sparrow
starved/starves really cold (not 'hungry' as you might expect) or makes cold eg: "Milk starves my tea"
sten stone
stor great
strand shore
summat something
sup drink



GLOSSARY: T
Yorkshire term Definition
ta thanks
tarra bye
tek take
thee, tha you
thissen yourself
thorpe hamlet
threp a blow or a kick
thwaite clearing

Tyke

Yorkshire person


GLOSSARY: U
Yorkshire term Definition
un one
up-skelled upset, knocked over, spilled


GLOSSARY: V
Yorkshire term Definition
vexed angry


GLOSSARY: W
Yorkshire term Definition
waint won't
watter water
while until e.g. "I'm working while seven"
wick alive or lively


GLOSSARY: X
Yorkshire term Definition


GLOSSARY: Y
Yorkshire term Definition
ya, yan one
yam home
yat hot
yonder over there
yune oven


GLOSSARY: Z
Yorkshire term Definition


OTHER YORKSHIRE PHRASES
Yorkshire phrase Definition
'appy as a pig in muck very happy, content with oneself
arse over tit head over tail
couldn't organise a p*** up in a brewery/ couldn't organise a set of fat bobbies badly organised, can't do anything right
look frinint ye look in front of you (i.e. when walking)
more brass na brains more money than sense
near as makes n'matter close enough
neither use nor ornament expression of disapproval; useless
not enough room to swing a cat very small room, cramped
a Scarborough Warning bad behaviour that will result in a punishment, i.e. "You better watch it, you're on a Scarborough warning young lady".
s*** with sugar on over-elaborate, posh food
that ladgin buewer chored me pack up that unattractive girl I don't like very much has stolen my packed lunch
that's a threp in't steans that's a blow/ kick in the... (shins?)
well, I'll go to't foot of't stairs/ I'll go to our house expression of amazement
were ya born in a barn? you've left the door open: close it!
where's it at? where is it?

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