United Kingdom Slang Words

  United Kingdom Slang

A Cockney Rhyming Slang Dictionary - Listed from English to slang, with explanations of the slang, and searchable (via Google).
Cockney Rhyming Slang from London and the United Kingdom - With slang to normal English, and normal English to slang indexing, and a number of top ten indexes.
Dictionary of English Slang and Colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom - A monster online dictionary of the rich colourful language we call slang... all from a British perspective, with new slang added every month. If you are unable to immediately find the term you are looking for, try the slang search. A short essay giving an outline of the parameters of this dictionary and brief information on slang can be accessed on the introduction page.
Durham & Tyneside Dialect Wordlists - Extensive listing of vocabulary in the area at different times, drawn from public dictionaries and glossaries and published texts.
The English to American Dictionary - "As a Scot who's spent some time in the USA working and on holiday, I have discovered a bewildering array of words which are in common use on our side of the pond and invariably mean nothing at all or something exceedingly rude on the other. I once noted down about fifteen of them and that afternoon formulated them into this dictionary. Since then the dictionary has thrived (well, fed) on contributions from readers and one day may be a half-decent reference."
Estuary English - Estuary English is a name given to the form(s) of English widely spoken in and around London and, more generally, in the southeast of England - along the river Thames and its estuary. On this website is brought together as many documents as possible that relate to Estuary English, as a convenient resource for the many interested enquirers.
Glesga Glossary - Local Scottish English slang from Glasglow.
A Glossary of Lancashire Words as Spoken in Mawdesley - This Glossary is confined to words used in Mawdesley. Dialect varies slightly from village to village also the tones.
Irish Abroad Slang - General Irish slang, and slang from the Dublin, Cork, Galway, Midlands, Limerick, and GAA regions.
The New Geordie Dictionary - More slang from the Tyneside region of northeast England.
Romanichal Word List - Glossary of Romany British slang.
Talk Tidy - the Online Home of Wenglish - Dictionary of Wales English dialect.
United Kingdom English for the American Novice - "The items in this dictionary were collected while I lived in the United Kingdom from 1981 to 1983. The work is no longer maintained and so contains dated references to people of the time. The definitions are my interpretation of explanations from Brits with whom I came in contact and hence may not be complete or even totally accurate."
The Updated GonMad Cumbrian Dictionary - Dictionary for the Cumbrian dialect.
User-Compiled List of North-East Dialect - This list is compiled from information sent in by visitors to the www.pitmatic.co.uk website. It covers therefore both the most popular words in use, and some local rarities. Extra terms, fuller definitions and comments are all welcome.
whoohoo.co.uk - The British Dialect Translator - Very entertaining site, with dialect translation engines for Cockney Rhyming Slang, Irish, Scouse, Yorkshire Chicken Run, Brummie, Geordie, Scottie, plus translation engines for "Jolly Well Spoken" English, and the argot of Ali G.
The Yorkshire Dialect Dictionary - Dictionary of the Yorkshire dialect.