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daks n. underdaks, underpants Aus.

dap n. 1) training shoe or plimsoll. 2) beating consisting of one or more blows to the buttocks with this. UK (Wa)

dags n. 1) the small (sometimes large) solid lumps of manure hanging from a sheeps wool around their rear ends where their droppings have fouled it.pieces 2) an excessively annoying or unpleasant person. cf. winnets, arsenuts, cleggs, klingons AUS

dangleberries n. The little bits of dried jobbie hanging on to your bumfluff. c.f. dags, winnets, etc. UK (Scot)

dank n. marajuana USA

dappy, dippy adj. stupid or incompetent UK (W), (SE)

day-bugs n. A 'Daybug' was a pupil at a boarding school who lived locally and did not reside in the school, officially referred to as a 'Dayboy'. They were usually seen as lazy, demotivated, and always going home early. UK

day-go n. derog At a boarding school, a person who lived locally and did not reside at the school. This was considered a humorous alternative to the official "day boy" since the word "daigo" was a derogatory term for certain non English speaking immigrants in that period. cf. day-bugs circa. 1950's - 60's AUS (Qu)

deacon n. derog. An excessively stupid or unpleasant person. f. JOEY DEACON, elderly man suffering from cerebral palsy regularly featured on television 1980-85. cf. joey, spack, spaz

dead leg n. An act of playground punishment administered by various means with the purpose of numbing the victims leg and rendering him or her unable to walk normally.

dee-bee n. Term used where ever a group of lads would congregate and only one had any cigarettes. As soon as this lad lit or "sparked up" his cigarette, the others would vie for a Dee-Bee meanng "Decent Butt" if you were unable to secure Dee Bee, you would then have to appeal for Dee-Dee-Bee and so on. It was also used to demonstrate your place in the hierarchy, if you ended with the lip-burning soogy last drag which was more often than not mainly filter, it was a sure sign that you were not the most popular or hardest member of the group. circa. 1980's UK (MW)

dee-bo n. (1) Acknowlegement someone has delivered a telling insult or response. e.g. "Can I have some of that candy?" Response: "When pigs fly!" Bystander: "DEE-BO".
(2). Sports trash talk: exclamation after stealing the ball, rejecting a shot, etc.
circa. Jan 2000 USA (Seat.)

deefer n. School prefect. Probably mutated rhyming slang f. deefer = defect = prefect

deeks n. To see something: eg "Give us a deeks at that eh!" circa. 1990's UK (NE)

defo n. abbreviation of definitely UK

deke n. Similar use as 'duck, i.e. to dodge or feint, to avoid, e.g. "He had to deke" f. originally a hockey term. CAN

Delhi-belly n. case of the runs caused by on over indulgence of spices (such as chilli) in Indian Restaurants UK (W)

desert wellies n. sandals UK (NE)

dess n. alternative local dialect name for "pence" in South Yorkshire, e.g. 10p = 10 dess etc. circa. 1985 - date, UK (NE)

derbrain adj. "excessively stupid person". Insult usually combined with pushing your tongue between your lower lip and teeth (as with "spazmo" etc) and making an "eeerrrrrr" sound (easier to do than describe) (ed: true... it works!) circa. 1970-80 UK (SW)

derbenny adj. Derbenny is interchangeable with derbrain It may have something to do with Benny of Crossroads being such a twat and thus a good thing to call someone. circa. 1978-81 UK (SW)

deutz n. forgetful, stupid, idiot, dope, as in "You forgot didn't you, duetz?" USA

diamond back n. An expensive and highly desirable model of BMX bicycle circa. 1983 UK

dibs n. Shouting this word is laying claim to something; the last cookie, the best seat, the right to go first in a game. cf. shotgun US

dibble n. The police. Members of the local constabulary are called this because of the character (Officer Dibble) out of the Hanna Barbera cartoon Top Cat. Note, the term is always in the singular form no matter how many officers are about to do whatever they are about to do. For example, "The shit hit the fans after we won against Millwall. Loads of dibble all over Rusholme. They really piled in when the Millwall firms started torching the Tandooris in Rusholme and hitting women. I saw this dibble take this Millwall knuckle-dragger* and fucking almost mashed his nose out the back of his fucking head. I was pissing me sides**."

*Knuckle-dragger = person who's physical and intellectual configuration bears a striking resemblance to that of the lower apes - i.e. most Millwall fans.
**pissing me sides = laughing rather a lot.
(ed: Milwall fans - please don't blame me - I only report the stuff...)
US

dickhead n. a stupid person, or one behaving stupidly

dickup n. a shout: translates into "Attention, attention; a teacher is approaching. Extinguish your cigarettes immediately." Usually accompanied by teacher nickname, e.g. "Dick up, Crogger!" UK (SE)

dickies n. head lice cf. nits UK (NE)

dickie head n. child suffering from head lice cf. nitty nora UK (NE)

dick skinner n. The hands of someone who takes a piss but doesn't wash their hands, UK (NE)

dicksplash adj. Person of diminished intelligence or capability. e.g.applied to a person who performs an act incorrectly. cf. Joey, spazmo etc UK

dickstring adj. someone stupid and deserving of contempt. USA

diddly squat n. (1) ignorance i.e. "He doesn't know diddly squat about (whatever). (2) the results of the excretion of bodily wastes whilst "squatting" i.e. piss or shit. (both meanings commonly used in the U.S.A. - which explains the use in (1)) US

Digby adj. Peculiar to Exeter area: used in same way as "Joey Deacon", Digby was a hospital for the mentally ill (since turned into a new housing development) on the outskirts of Exeter. When it was still a hospital (with a high rate of patients wandering off and being found confused in people's back gardens), the word "Digby" was used in a similar way to "Joey" (same era) by schoolkids in the surrounding schools. c.f. Joey Deacon, spaz etc. UK (SW)

dill-hole n. (1) male urethrta, hole in penis (2) insult (i.e. calling someone a prick) USA

dillio adj. ugly; esp of women USA

dimmock n. A person whose behaviour suggested some sort of mental imbalance. cf. mentler

ding n. a particularly stupid person, divvy cf. div UK (NE)

dingers adj. Describes someone a bit strange. Fairly affectionate., Nickname for the rather eccentric Edward Lynden Bell deriving obviously from his surname. The Leys School, Cambridge. UK (SE)

dingle berry n. 1) Piece of excrement that sticks stubbornly to the buttock and/or buttock hairs. 2) an excessively stupid or unpleasant person.

dink n. Synonym for penis or prick; common derogatory comment about someone such as "He's a dink", circa. 1960's Note: California said to have used "dick" at that time and apparently still does. USA (Minn.)

dink v. to give someone a ride on your bike along with you AUS

dinky-di adj. correct, good, favourable. c.f. dinkum AUS

dinky, dink (1) n. (2) v. 1) small, cute neat thing. Named after Dinky toys supposed to be the best of their kind. (2) to transport a second person on a bicycle, usually while the person is seated at the front of the bicycle, on the handle-bars or "side-saddle" on the cross bar. (1). UK (2) Aus.

dinkum n. good, reliable honest. When used with "Fair", it can be a query regarding authenticity, e.g. "Is that fair dinkum??". AU

Dinosaur Egg n. A large and long lasting form of gob-stopper packaged in a box. cf. watermelon

dipping v. Selection process determining who was/wasn't 'it', prior to a game of tug/tag/whatever. The participants would put their feet in a circle and someone would point in turn whilst reciting a short rhyme, moving round the circle with each word, or syllable, depending on the rhyme or, often, the dipper's fancy. eg.

"Ip-dip cow shit
hanging on the line wind blew
shit flew
out pops...
you."

In this case, the owner of the 14th foot pointed to would be removed from the circle and the process repeated until only one was left and they were 'it'(nb. 'on the' counted for only one move, for some reason) An alternative ending was:

"..out pops...
Y.O.U.
are
it!"

There were numerous rhymes and variations, which would inevitably result in disagreements, especially in the case of the latter version of the above rhyme. . UK (NE)

dip, dipshit n. 1) an excessively stupid or unpleasant person. 2) a way of deciding who is "it". Person shouts "dip". Any number of rhymes follow until one person fails to rhyme... that person is "it".

dipstick adj. daft person. Similar to divvy cf. divvy UK (NW)

dirtbag n. calling someone a dirtbag was calling them the scum of the earth

dirtbox n. the rectum, usu. as a target for a nob artist

dirk, derk, durk adj. Dirk was used in exactly the same was as knob is this these days, i.e. "You stupid dirk!" Used when you didn't have time or energy to pronounce all the sylables in longer more insulting words (which were probably a bit gay and not at all insulting really - well for 5-8 year olds that is) you would call them a dirk. UK (Wa)

diss n. contraction of disrespect, i.e. to make fun of, to insult or be rude to f. Blach American English US

ditch n. be absent from school without permission c.f. slam off, truant (play), mitch, bunk off skive off USA

div, divvy, divot n. derog. An excessively stupid or unpleasant person. f. clod or divot of turf or earth

dob, dob in v. to "tell tales, report misdemenours to teachers, parents or police AUS

dobber n. (1) a glass marble of around 25mm in diameter, and so around twice the size of the more usual sized variety. (2) a condom (term popularly used in Leicester and Surrounds. 3) In the Derby area of the UK during the 50's and 60's this was the popular name for a catapult - does this suggest that the folks in Leicester were hard put to find elastic for their weapons? cf. (1) alley bomper, tenner; (2) dunky, blob circa. mid 1980's UK

dobby n. variation of tag/tig etc complete with "dobby-off-ground" (safe on a wall) and "dobby scarecrow" (anyone captured had to stand arms out - legs apart) cf. tig, tag etc UK (NE)

dode n. penis. circa. 1990's USA

dodgy n. 1) an act, or possession, that was of doubtful legality 2) pornographic magazines. 3) avoidable UK (M)

Dodgy Yox n. Cross-eyed. Apparantly derived from something said by the contributors father when he saw a boy called Mark Didd (formally Collen) whose eye pointed away from his gaze. Also called him Boss-eyed or Bock-eyed for a while. c.f. boss eyed USA

dods n. penny sweets circa. 1980's UK (NE)

dog (1) n. (1) a surprisingly unattractive woman (2) Something totally poor, crap. When used round NorthWest, UK., it was rarely, if ever, used with regard to women - which is surprising. (2) circa. 1980's UK (NW), S> Afric

dog (2) v. To "dog it" was to abscond from school for the day - or however long took your fancy. A day would often begin with friends asking each other if they were "dogging" it today. Sometimes people larger than you forced you to dog it with them (just in case anyone thought they were unpopular...) Whilst doing so, you were often chased by a man from the local council education dept. (the "dogger man") who happened to have some advantage over you as you were on foot, and he was in his "dogger van". Used in West of Scotland - Lanarkshire. UK (Scot)

dog, doggy (3) v. to have sex; usually vaginal (occ. anal) but effected whilst the female is in a kneeling position. Also seen in the form "Doing it doggy fashion". UK

dogs bollocks n. the best, top of the range (of almost anything), e.g. "That pint was the dog's bollocks eh??" UK

dog chocolate n. dog shit cf. crumbles It circa. 1990's

dog end n. what's left of a cigarette after most has been smoked cf. fag UK (W)

dog pile n. Yelled out joyfully, this term causes any child, especially boys, to look about, see who's down, and pile on top of them. Frequently occurred in casual football games, but happend any time a person went to the ground. c.f. pile on UK

Doha Bunnies n. rats: e.g. "I just saw another Doha Bunny" f. It is actually illegal in Qatar to say the country contains rats. Qatar

doing a loony v. person taunted so much they retaliate violently cf. chuck a mental, cop the strop

doley adj. someone who's only means of subsistence is the money paid to them by the state to avoid hardship because they are unable or unwilling to work. The obvious trappings of p