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Yorkshire Dialect Words and Phrases
 

Dialect word

Meaning

Origin

Example

‘ack

roof 

.

.

‘appen

perhaps

.

.

‘eck

hell

Hercules

"by ‘eck"

‘ey up

look out, be careful

old Norse

.

‘utch up

make more room (when sat together)

..

.

addle

earn

. .

a'gate

about

old Norse

.

allus

always

.

  
a' te are you? art thou?  

back end

autumn

.

b'aht

without

.

.

bait

snack

old Norse

.

band

rope, string

old Norse

.

beck

stream , brook

old Norse

.

belt

hit, thrash

.

.

bray

hit, thrash

.

.

britches

trousers, knickers

.

.

callin’

talking or gossiping

.

.

capped

surprised

.

"A’m fair capped wi'im"

causey

pavement

.

.

champion

excellent

.

.

chuffed

very exited

.

.

coil ‘oil

coal shed or cellar

.

.

courtin’

going out with

.

.

faffin’

messing about

.

"stop faffin’"

fettle

make

.

.

flaggin’

getting tired

.

.

flags

regular flat paving stones

old Norse

.

flayed

afraid

.

.

flit

move house

old Norse

.

flummox

confuse, puzzle

.

.

frame

get a move on

.

"frame thissen"

fratch

quarrel

.

.

gaffer

boss

.

.

gainest

nearest

.

.

ginnel

narrow passageway

old Norse

.

gip

retch

.

.

gradley

grand

.

.

kayli

sherbert

.

.

kaylied

drunk

.

.

laik

play

old Norse

 

lig

lie down

old Norse

lig i’bed

list rug (also rag/peg rugs)

Thick rugs made from old coats and clothes cut up into pieces about 1" x 6", threaded through a hessian backing

origin of 'list'

 

.

loosin’

ending, finishing OR clock or watch running late

.

"loosin’ time" - finishing time

lop

flea

.

.

lug

pull or tug, a knot or tangle in hair

old Norse

.

lug ‘oil

ear hole

.

.

mashin’

a brew of tea

.

.

maungy

spoilt or peevish

.

.

midden

outside toilet (usually earth closet) dungheap, rubbish tip

old Norse

.

middlin’

moderate, average

.

.

mind

watch out for

.

.

mun

must, will

old Norse

.

nobbut

only

nothing but

.

nowt

nothing

.

.

'ow do how do you do?    

owt

anything

.

.

parky

chilly, cold

.

.

pawse

kick

.

.

peff

gentle cough

.

.

pikelet

crumpet

.

.

playin’ pop

telling someone off

.

.

pop

lemonade

.

.

rack

judgement by eye of accuracy of lengths etc

.

"by t’rack o’th’eye"

real

good or outstanding

.

.

reckon

think

old Norse

"what dus’t a reckon?"

reight

very

.

.

reyck

reach

.

.

rive

tear up or split

old Norse

.

shuft up

make more room (when sat together)

.

.

silin’

raining heavily

old Norse

"it’s silin’ down"

sithe

look out

see thee

.

skrike

scream loudly

old Norse

"stop skrikin’"

slart

splash

.

.

slop

one leg of a pair of trousers or knickers

 

 
smittle to catch   "don't smittle me wi' tha' cawld"

sneck

iron door latch or nose

.

"keep tha’ sneck aat of it"

snicket

narrow passageway

.

.

spell

splinter of wood in the skin

old Norse

.

spanish liquorice    
spanish juice liquorice pieces melted in water    

spice

sweets

.

.

stalled

out of patience, fed up

.

"Ah’m fair stalled"

starved

cold

.

.

suited

pleased

.

.

sup up

drink up

.

.

think on

remember

.

.

thissen

yourself

.

.

thoile

to be unwilling to pay, not getting value for money

old Norse

"A’ can’t thoile payin’ £20 for that!"

throng

very busy

old Norse

.

Tyke

Yorkshireman, woman or dog - not always complimentary

.

"‘ee's a reight tyke"

underdrawin' loft (in a house)   "pur i'thup i underdrawin" = put it up in the loft

wa’

worse

.d

"it's wa’ n’ that" = it's worse than that

wang

throw

.

.

wark

ache

.

"

winteredge

wooden clothes horse

winter equivalent of drying clothes on hedges during summer

.

Dialect phrase Meaning

a reight bobby dazzler

a good looking girl

a reight gud sooart

a really kind person

Ah wor fair starved

I really was cold

allus at t’ last push up

always at the last moment

goin’ dahn t’ nick

ill and not going to get better

livin’ tally / ower t’ brush

living together as man and wife but not married

popped ‘is cloggs

died

put wood i’th’oil

close the door

tek a good likeness

be very photogenic