British Slang: Can You Translate These Words from British English to English?

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British Slang: Can You Translate These Words from British English to English?
We all differ in the peculiarities of speech and pronunciation, whether between social groups or entire nationalities. For example, did you know that the British have their own slang, which not everyone can understand? Let's see if you can fit in with the cool kids of England!

If someone says "Oh' Crikey It's The Rozzers" who's arrived?

The police

A waiter

Royalty

Your parents

What does it mean to be “barmy?”

Crazy

Drunk

Hungry

Naked

What are you if you’re a “nutter?”

Soccer hooligan

Allergic to nuts

Big fan of Nutter Butters

Crazy

What does “bloody” mean?

Extremely

Spicy

Violent

Very rare

What does it mean to be “cheeky?”

Clean shaven

Overweight

Flippant

Full of food

What is a “cuppa?”

A cup of warm milk

Special occasion tea cups

A cup of tea

Biscuit served with tea

What is a “dab hand?”

Petty thief

Heavy handed with spices

Left handed

Someone particularly good at something

What does “gobsmacked” mean?

Astonished

Hit in a bar brawl

Really stupid

Broken hearted

Where do pedestrians cross the road?

Abbey Road

Pedi lane

Zebra crossing

The full stop

If you’re “minted” you are…

Extremely attractive

Rich

Fit

Recently graduated

What does “it’s monkeys outside” mean?

It’s raining hard

Lots of people are out

Planet of the Apes has become real

It’s crazy cold

What does “wanker” mean?

Pull a fast one

Take a break

Jerk

Walk the dog

What does “knackered” mean?

You are too drunk to drive

You flunked out of school

You are super tired

You are really ill

What does it mean to be “up the duff?”

Lazy

On the golf course

Pregnant

Broke

If you are drinking “plonk” what are you drinking?

Cheap wine

Whiskey

Cough syrup

Milk

Being called a “damp squib” suggests you are?

Crashing a party

A total failure

Super fly

Too drunk to drive

What does “dodgy” mean?

Excellent dancer

Quick on your feet

Not so bright

Slightly off/Suspect

If you are “skint” what are you?

Broke

Dumb

Drunk

Pregnant

What is a “kerfuffle?”

A way of serving tea with lemon and honey

A recess in a television show

A small argument

A kind of pastry

If you’re “chuffed” you are feeling…

Ignored

Tired

Ill

Pleased

If someone tells you to “bugger off” they….

Want your team to lose

Want you to taste the food

Want you to leave

Love you

What does it mean to “be on the pull?”

Cooking a curry

Trying to get someone to come home with you

Trying to walk a dog

Needing to get wisdom teeth out

What does it mean to “throw a spanner in the works?”

Go to the potty

Change your phone company

Make a mistake

Divide up the bill

What does it mean to be “legless?”

Asleep

Really drunk

Stuck in traffic

Out of shape

What does “cheers” mean?

Thanks!

Next round is on you!

I know you!

Back off buddy!

If you are “skiving off” what are you doing?

Faking sick to skip out on something

Lying around feeling sorry for yourself

Sleeping off a hangover

Talking trash about someone

What’s a “hen party?”

Bachelor party

Knitting with friends

Tailgating before a monarch’s wedding

Bachelorette

When you are “snookered” you are.…

Broken hearted

Playing billiards

Tired

Out of luck

What are you if you are “starkers?”

Crazy

Drunk

Naked

Streaking on a footy pitch

What is happening when someone “takes the piss?”

Urinating in public

Flunking an exam

Taking out the trash

Making fun of another person

What does it mean to “lose the plot?”

Jump up and down excitedly

Become very angry

Get evicted

Not be able to follow a TV show

What does it mean to be “daft?”

Foolish

Drunk

Crazy

Brilliant

Where might someone typically go if they were feeling “randy?”

Doctor

Library

Dentist

Pub at closing time

If you have an exam coming up, what should you be doing?

Stealing the answers

Revising

Pleading for leniency

Scrumping

What are you feeling if you’re “gutted?”

Very sad

Very embarrassed

Very hungry

Very angry

What does it mean to “cock” something up?

Throw it back

Screw it up

Seal it up tightly

Flirt with it

What sporting equipment do you need to play “footy?”

Soccer ball

Basketball

Rugby ball

Helmet, pads, football

What would you describe as “scrummy?”

An unpleasant odor

A strong rugby side

A well-prepared dessert

A really strong cough medicine

What does “bollocks” mean?

That is crazy talk

I’m annoyed right now

Don’t start with me

All of the above

Not a Slang Person

You are not very fond of slang and jargon, perhaps you even prefer to speak in literary English. Still, this is the language of Shakespeare, there is no need to distort words and phrases. Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Good Knowledge

You are not very fond of slang and jargon, but you know these words and can use them in the appropriate situation. They help to diversify the speech, but still you are used to the usual phrases that are clear to everyone. Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Slang Expert

You love slang and jargon so much that you could make a dictionary for those who are not familiar with these words. You use them all the time. And even if the people around you don't understand, you don't care, because their problem is that they are behind the times. Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!