- What is a gaff in Scotland?
- What is a melt in British slang?
- What does Fanny’s your aunt mean?
- Why is gaff slang for House?
- What is a gaff and when is it used?
- What does still mean in slang?
- What does craic mean in Irish?
- What does bait slang mean?
- What is Kit and Kaboodle mean?
- Why do we say Bloody Nora?
- Why do they say Bob’s your uncle?
- What is a gaff party?
- What does ride mean in Ireland?
What is a gaff in Scotland?
Gaff (Gah-f) A gaff is relatively new as the dictionary of Scottish words go.
It means a house party thrown by a kid when their parents are out.
Here is the Scottish comedian, Kevin Bridges, talking about an empty..
What is a melt in British slang?
Melt in the villa is commonly used as a noun (melty, if you need an adjective) and is defined as someone acting soppy toward their crush. On Love Island if someone describes you as a melt, it’s usually because they think you’re being over-the-top or pathetic.
What does Fanny’s your aunt mean?
My Aunt Fanny! There would appear to be an inconsistency in the expression “Bob’s your uncle and Fanny’s your aunt” if the above two meanings are applied, the first phrase meaning everything is fine, settled; the second that it is unbelievable, untrue.
Why is gaff slang for House?
Then there’s the British slang meaning of gaff for the place where one lives (“come round my gaff for a coffee”), which is almost certainly derived from the use of gaff in the eighteenth-century to mean a fair, and later a cheap music-hall or theatre (as in the infamous penny gaff) and which probably comes from the …
What is a gaff and when is it used?
In fishing, a gaff is a pole with a sharp hook on the end that is used to stab a large fish and then lift the fish into the boat or onto shore. Ideally, the hook is placed under the backbone. Gaffs are used when the weight of the fish exceeds the breaking point of the fishing line or the fishing pole.
What does still mean in slang?
Styll sounds like “still” but it means you agree or it’s true. It’s like the 80’s saying, “word.”
What does craic mean in Irish?
Craic – A very popular word used by the Irish is ‘Craic’; pronounced ‘crack’. It’s a direct translation from the Irish language and means fun. It is used to ask how things are going, what is the vibe like, or if something is good fun.
What does bait slang mean?
BAIT means “Obvious or Axiomatic”. The word BAIT is commonly used when describing a sexually appealing person who is obviously flaunting their attractiveness.
What is Kit and Kaboodle mean?
It commonly turns up in the whole caboodle, meaning “the whole lot”. It’s recorded in the US from the middle of the nineteenth century. It’s probable that the word was originally boodle, with the phrase being the whole kit and boodle, but that the initial sound “k” was added to boodle for euphony.
Why do we say Bloody Nora?
In the normal Cockney manner, the final ‘g’ and the opening ‘h’ were dropped to produce something that sounded like “flamin-orror” and that in turn over the years became “Flamin’ Nora!”…or “Bloody Nora” as a stronger alternative. So Nora wasn’t a person at all but the result of an accent.
Why do they say Bob’s your uncle?
“Bob’s your uncle” is a phrase commonly used in Ireland, United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries that means “and there it is” or “and there you have it”. Typically, someone says it to conclude a set of simple instructions or when a result is reached. The meaning is similar to that of the French expression “et voilà!”
What is a gaff party?
In Ireland, the word ‘gaff’ means ‘house’. The term ‘free gaff’ is often used by teenagers to describe the situation when their parents go away for a night, usually meaning there will be a party. Using ‘gaff’ to mean house is apparently also common in Scotland, parts of England and Wales.
What does ride mean in Ireland?
Ride in Ireland DOES NOT mean sitting in a car, or hopping up on a pony. It means hopping up on a person, or that you think they are attractive enough to be hopped up on. It means sex. SEX.