28 BRITISH SLANG – literal meanings vs slang meanings

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I am going to list some slang words here that have a real dictionary meaning and also a slang meaning. Some don’t have any meaning at all in the dictionary and are purely made up words. Some of the literal meanings have some very interesting and often hilarious connections to the slang meanings….see if you can see any links here…So read and let me know if you agree or disagree:

  Slang word Slang meaning Literal meaning
1 Charlie – Idiot Informal  name for the male name ‘Charles’
2 Blimey! – My Goodness No literal meaning
3 Gutted – Devastated To take out the inside of an animal.
4 Chuffed – Proud No literal meaning
5 Fancy – Like Pretty and expensive
6 Sorted – Arranged Put into groups of likenesses
7 Kip – Sleep or nap No literal meaning
8 Dodgy – Suspicious Something that…

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