What Is A Neek?
- 1 Is neek a rude word?
- 2 What is a neeky slang?
- 3 What is the British word for nerd?
- 3.1 Why are nerdy guys so cute?
- 3.2 How do you say bad in Roadman?
- 3.3 What is the slang for Roadman girl?
- 3.4 What is an example of a neek?
- 3.5 What are nitties UK slang?
- 3.6 What is the British slang for hot guy?
Is neek a rude word?
‘Neek’ is a derogatory term used to describe someone who is seen as a ‘nerd’ or ‘geek,’ and is often used to insult someone for being uncool or unathletic.
What is being a neek?
A nerd is thought to be a highly intelligent person who has a singular passion about an academic pursuit. They tend to be either socially inept or asocial.
What is a neek in Roadman slang?
4. What does Neek mean? – Neek means a nerd or a geek.
What is a neeky slang?
Neeky (comparative more neeky, superlative most neeky) (slang, derogatory) Resembling or characteristic of a neek; nerdy or geeky.
What is OK in UK slang?
Hunky-dory : Use this to describe when something is OK, cool, normal or ‘all good.’ (‘Everything is hunky-dory over here!’)
What is messy slang for UK?
Shambles – If something is a shambles it is chaotic or a real mess.
What is the British word for nerd?
What do the British mean when they call somebody an “anorak”? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk
- What do the British mean when they call somebody an “anorak”?
- Peter Post, Boston USA
- It is a term of mild abuse directed almost exclusively at men. Such men are usually obsessively interested in an obscure subject and/or activity – the archetypal one being trainspotting. Such activities often require the participant to spend hours out of doors doing not much and occasionally writing something in a little book. Hence, such people often wear anorak because they are (a) cheap (b) practical (c) have lots of pockets for flasks, notebooks, pencils, other pencils etc. Obsessive participation in such activities into later life is often regarded with derision by soi-disant normal people, whereas in fact it has actually been linked to a mild form of autism.
- Simon Blake, Shrewsbury England
- An ‘Anorak’ is the name given to someone who has an obsession with a particular hobby i.e. football statistics, trainspotting etc. I presume that the word itself derives from the rows of sad looking people standing every weekend and evening in the rain at the train station in their anoraks with their thermos flasks of tea while they tick off the numbers of trains as they go past.
- Jon Wereik, Welwyn, Herts UK
- The nearest equivalent non-British slang term might be “nerd”. An anorak is literally a hooded waterproof coat, and the slang term was originally applied to trainspotters – people whose hobby is hanging around railway stations, monitoring the arrivals/departures of various trains and writing down their serial numbers in little notebooks. I swear there are such people, and their hobby requires them to wear suitably draught-proof clothing. By extension it has become applied to anyone with an obsessive interest in a subject that is too technical or boring for anyone else to know much about. By the way, the title of the film Trainspotters is a reference to the interest the characters had in the traffic up and down the lines in their arms!
- Leo Hickey, Barking UK
- It is a disparaging term for someone who goes trainspotting, can tell you when each episode of Star Trek was originally broadcast, and has no friends other than fellow ‘anoraks’. This is their chosen outergarment, whatever the weather, and they always still live with their mothers. They can quote ‘Red Dwarf’ scripts vebatim, and know all the boring and unimportant stuff about how computers work. Will that do?
- Jonathan, Lancaster UK
- To clarify, an anorak is a waterproof jacket, typically with a hood, of a kind originally used in polar regions.(derived from Greenland Eskimo ‘anoraq’) These garments found favour with those pursuing outdoor activities, most noticeably ‘trainspotting’ (collecting railroad train numbers)and during the 1980’s it became a general derogatory term for an obsessive person with similar unfashionable and largely solitary interests. The modern day trainspotter is an altogether more sophisticated creature, most likely to be found wearing a Polyester microfibre mountaineer’s jacket which boasts excellent wicking properties, a waterproof laminate skin and big enough pockets for voice activated dictation machine and a pair of high quality German binoculars. However, the epithet still applies and if anything, is more appropriate than ever.
- John Midknight, Harrow UK
- It’s due to the type of coat worn by trainspotters whilst they scribble frantically into their notebooks on the end of cold, lonely railway platforms. The appeal of trainspotting is a mystery to most of us so if someone hints at rather too much statistical knowledge of something mundane or trivial, the epithet “anorak” is jofully applied. I suppose the american “nerd” is an equivalent.
- Austin Fisher, Auckland New Zealand
- The term “Anorak” refers to anyone who is obsessed with a hobby to the point of fanatacism. It comes from trainspotters (a term that can be freely substituted for anorak) who traditionally wear anoraks to keep toasty while noting down train numbers on windy platforms.
- Dan Whaley, Amsterdam Netherlands
- “Anoraks” are coat-like garments that (according to a rather cruel stereotype) train-spotters are seen to favour as they stand at the end of railway station platforms noting down the train numbers that pass by. The term “Anorak” has evolved to mean a person who partakes of what may be seen as rather a odd hobby or subject.
- Matt Jones, Croydon UK
- An “anorak” is someone who is either very knowledgeable or interested in a subject. The subject is usually one which would not interest other people – e.g. trainspotting, science fiction etc. The term comes from the deeply unfashionable plastic anoraks of the 70s and 80s, which supposedly people who obsess about such subjects would wear. (Since they’re into “sensible” clothes and not fashion).
- Rick Webber, London Uk
- The term anorak is used to describe someone who has an avid interest or expertise in something most people would either find boring (train spotting) or is very complex such as quantum physics.
- John Ness, Glasgow Scotland
- An anorak is a derogatory term meaning the anal retentive accumulation of miniscule, arcane, and quite often useless bits of information. I believe it was used first around the indie music scene of the mid eighties. The item in question refers to the preferred clothing of those followers of that great British pastime – trainspotting. Knowledge for knowledge’s sake, if ever there was.
- John, New York USA
- These answers are getting me worried. As a child in Melbourne (where I didn’t need an anorak), I kept what I called my “tram collection”, a list of numbers from 1 to 1200 that I used to carry around with me in my mother’s car. Does anyone know where I can get help?
- Andrew Leslie, Stuttgart Germany
- I don’t believe it.only one day on the site and 10 people fell for this question.10 anoraks.
- Matthew, London
- The first use, to the best of my knowledge, was due to the waterproof clothing worn by the people who would charter small boats to see the offshore pirate radio stations that were moored off the Essex coast. The presenters would look out of the studio window and talk to their listeners about the latest boat load of anoraks coming towards the ship.
- Mark Morton, Leeds UK
- As a nerd, permit me to comment on comparing “anorak” with “nerd”. In American slang an “anorak” would be properly known as a “geek” rather than a nerd. In short, a nerd is a geek with some social skills. Bill Gates was notorious for his unwashed hair, eyeglasses held together with tape, and for having “virtual dates” (he and another would go to the same dinner and movie in DIFFERENT CITIES, then discuss this over email). Now, Gates has an attractive wife (also a nerd), gives billions to charity and built a house like God would if God could afford it. Gates used to be a geek, now he’s a nerd. Ralph Nader is a geek, Al Gore is a nerd.
- David Dreaming Bear, Horsethief Canyon, California USA
- Anorak is a term of abuse applied to trainspotters because of the clothes they wear when pursuing their supposedly pointless hobby. The people who enjoy giving such abuse often have much more thrilling and fulfilling interests such as milling around with crowds of semi-drunk hooligans all wearing identical multi-coloured scarves while watching overpaid prima donnas trying to propel a plasticised pig-bladder substitute in between two sticks.
- Mike Baldwin, Waltham Cross England
Just out of interest I did a survey of a randomly selected group of Notes & Queries participants and categorised them into anoraks and non-anoraks based on a sophisticated questionnaire. The proportion that were anoraks turned out to be significantly higher than that of the general population at a p level of Roger Humphry, Inverness Scotland
- To support Mark Morton’s point, this is from www.offshoreradio.co.uk Andy Archer is the only DJ to have worked offshore in the sixties, seventies and eighties.Andy has been credited with inventing the term anorak to describe an enthusiastic, if slightly obsessive, fan. It dates from 1973 or 74 when four boat loads of listeners went out on an excursion to visit the three radio ships then anchored off the Dutch coast. On Radio Caroline it was decided that they would mark the occasion by presenting a programme not from inside the studio as normal but from out on the deck to give the fans something to see. It was a chilly day and the visitors had sensibly wrapped up warm against the elements. The listeners heard Andy say that he was delighted that so many anoraks had come out to see the ship. From this one, off-the-cuff, remark, thousands of enthusiasts across Europe came to be known as anoraks and a new example of modern English usage was born.
- Pete Watt, Twickenham
- To make the anorak/geek/nerd thing even more difficult, here on the East Coast, it’s generally accepted that geeks are nerds with social skills, not vice versa. So I suppose that my tech-head husband is a geek in the eastern USA, a nerd in the western USA, & doesn’t qualify as an anorak in the UK.
- Karen Abbott, New Jersey USA
- Do people who compulsively read and submit to N&Q qualify as “anoraks?”
- Mark, Heidelberg Germany
- The answer is: of course, geeks. pathetic, arn’t they? no one in the U.S spots trains.ours are much more intense, usually bordering on insanity or C.O. disorder. I personally count patterns of flashing lights (turn signals, traffic lite changes, ect.)
- charles nelson, detroit, michigan. usa
- Charley, I spot trains! I go to the station, and spot trains. It’s actually quite fun. And I have been called an anorak by my Brit friend. I don’t take it as too much of an insult, although it’s meant to be one. Then again, I take geek and nerd as compliments as well. To use the definition in a britspeak dictionary, “A socialy inept person, obsessed with a hobby or intrest. Has little or no fashion sense, and errs towards eccentricy.”
- Jen, New Jersey USA
- Eddie Stobart lorry spotters.
- Matt Hill, Wednesbury, UK
- Reading the replies above it has become clear to me that a train spotter who stands at the centre of a warm platform while the wind is not blowing is not, in fact, an anorak.
- Dave, Swindon, UK
- Having a boyfriend who enjoys trainspotting I would say that he is considerably more interesting than many men who can’t be dragged away from the TV or games machines.
- Sue, Essex, UK
- The term also applies to people who can recite the correct order for the reading of the shipping forecast.
- Hamish McSmall, Dundee Scotland
- I recall from my university days that a geek was defined as a circus perfomer who bit the heads off of live chickens. Part of the great American circus and freak show traditions of my land. (although these traditions were doubtlessly inherited from superior European cultures.)
- PeterR, New York US
- I am a builder with an obsession for astronomy and space science related subject’s my friends and family often call my an anorak. I am proud to be a member of this exclusive lifestyle, and would like some ideas for 2008 anorak color’s.
- Craig Evans, Barry Wales, UK
- Anoraks, Nerds and Geeks have something in common However Nerds interests tend to be ‘intellectually based’ thus they can recite the complete works of shakespeare tell you the date they were written. Can solve the most complicated mathematical problems etc. Thus Alan Turing is a typical Nerd. Geeks tend to be more technically based and interested in things like science fiction Anoraks tend to pursue outdoor hobbies such as train spotting bird watching and so forth. The things that bind them are their complete lack of anything to do with fashionable interests and a general lack of social awareness.
- Chris, Edinburgh United Kingdom
- We all seem to be getting on the wrong bus hear they are more than just “sad old men standing on a platform”. In the hobby you have photographers that can be seen all over and ‘Bashers’ – people that ride the trains. I mean, I am a trainspotter. I don’t hang around a station and I do not own a note book but I am still a trainspotter. Get you facts right before answering questions please.
- Adam Jackson, Nuneaton, England
- Reading the above, I’ve guessed that you can be an anorak without trainspotting and without actually wearing or owning an anorak, but can you be a geek if you have only the interest but not the technical skills?
- Kay Rivera, Philippines
- My name is John, and I’m a,Trainspotter. I have an black anorak with a brown furry collar which I wear most autumn/winter/spring days. I always carry a black notebook and a pencil (pens run out). During my lunchbreaks I’m usually to be found on a railway bridge near where I work. If I finish work on time you’ll see me either at the station car park or at another bridge. I will always have my camera with me in case I see an ‘interesting train’. My current aim is to photograph all Class 66 locomotives. I have few friends – work colleagues yes – but few friends. Weekends are split between my gorgeous lady (she’s lovely) – who lives some distance away – and an early start to view a visiting charter train in the area or just the run of the mill freights of the former GW main line between London and Birmingham. Evenings I’m monitoring the ‘gen’ web-sites to see what trains are running where and planning how I can juggle my time to maximise my rail viewing pleasure. I cause none harm, and yet I am ridiculed. I’ve been a rail enthusiast, trainspotter or ferro-equinologist, and yes, an anorak for over 45 years and will continue for many years to come. The railway scene changes – the days of steam are but a memory – a vivid memory but just a memory. Beeching’s Axe fell and decimated our iron roads. The demise of the ill-fated diesel classes of the 1955 Modernisation plan was long ago. And our beloved Westerns, Whistlers, Peaks, and of course Deltics exist only as museum pieces – albeit finely preserved and living examples. And now in the seemingly never ending stream of 66’s we nevertheless derive as much pleasure as ever. DRS, Freightliner, EWS, Metronet, Shanks – all different liveries powering different trains. We still love ’em. And always will!! My name is John, AND I’M A TRAINSPOTTER – A PROUD TRAINSPOTTER !!!!!!!!!!!!
- John, Oxford UK
- All of the above sound a lot like my husband and 13 year old son. My wonderful husband is obsessed with the 2nd World War and my gorgeous son is vey heavily into anything that has wheels and is fast, in particular Ferraris, Lamborghinis,etc. They have both been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of Autism. Social skills not so good, obsessive interest in one particular subject area, fashion sense- total lack of interest. Bill Gates has some of these traits, so I believe it’s not an entirely negative thing to have.
- Ineke, Brisbane, Australia
- Supporting answers from Mark Morton and Pete Watt, the term “anorak” was originally created by “pirate” offshore radio DJs in the early 70’s, who used the term widely on the air to describe the boatloads of fans who used to visit the ships. I quote: He made a complete description of how the word Â‘AnorakÂ’ came in use originally in the Offshore Radio World. ItÂ’s Andy Archer who wants to comment on this: Â‘ I just like to correct you on one point about “anoraks”. We originally called “anoraks” the “anorak and Acne Brigade, because all of the fans that waited for us on the quay at Scheveningen seemed to wear anoraks and a lot of them had acne. Later we shortened it to “anoraks”. The meaning has since expanded to include anyone with similar traits to these original obsessive fans. (Train Spotters, etc).
- Keith, Costa Calida, Spain
- Anorak = my son. He collects door numbers.
- Paul Boswell, Widnes, England
- Closely related to this is the word ‘anoraknaphobia’. Nothing to do with a fear of spiders, but a term for the collective derision that our dumbed down culture has for anyone who is interested in anything or knows about something in detail (other than Premier League Football or TV reality shows).
- Mike Hyde, Solihull, UK
- Can we look at this slightly diferently. Are anoraks necessary in the battle against ‘dumbing down’? What if we said that being an anorak wasn’t confined to a particular garment or lack of fashion awareness (whatever that means?)nor the pursuit of a hobby but was a state of mind or being that made others think you were a bit of a loner. Don’t we all need to be a bit of an anorak from time to time and stare out to sea?
- David, Eastbourne, Britain
- Why pick on the train spotter, my friend was a Plane spotter in the 70’s + 80’s and discovered numerous interest facts about the different types of planes while acquiring the autographs of international singing stars like #demos rusos on the back of a bus schedule so there are advantages of being an anorak
- GERRY, THURLES IRELAND
- I notice another contributor said that Trainspotting can (not always) be a mild form of autism. I just caught a train from Exeter, and a lad was not only trainspotting, he was speaking loudly along with the platform announcers announcements, and my first reaction was “that’s Aspergers if ever I saw it”. The link between transpotting and autism hadn’t crossed my mind before. And please no one read this as offensive, or a generalisation, it’s just an observation.
- John Davis, Plymouth UK
- I can definitely confirm that the first usage of the term “Anorak” was used aboard the “Mi Amigo” off Holland in the second coming of Radio Caroline. It is credited to Andy Archer, but was probably actually in use amongst the Offshore Radio Community before then. I know this because I am one. http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk
- Steve Rowlandson, Warwick, UK
- An anorak is basically a pretty decent insult. For example, I have a friend called Josh, who appears to display anorak tendencies from time to time. Thus for, I often label him an anorak.E.g. Josh: “I challenge you to a game of chess.” Me: “Erm. why?” Josh: “Because I feel that we will tesselate nicely within the chess community” Me: “Mate, you’re a bleeding anorak”. As you can see from the above example, when “anorak” is used in the correct context, it is a blinding vituperation. The use of the word often fills the “insulter” with a delectable sense of satisfaction and achievement. Meanwhile, the “insulted” is left red-faced and dejected. So next time you feel someone you know is inclining towards the “anorak” school of thought, be sure to bedazzle them with this classic British insult.
- Jacob Swatton, Grantham UK
- Please keep in mind, Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism are, clinically, incipient stages of a Psychopathic personality disorder, JMcA.
- Jacke McAllister, New York New York
- The term ‘anorak’ is a mark of separation and used by those sad critics who stumble through life, unable to find an interest outside of their dreary work-bound existence. Anorak refers to a person who has developed a fringe interest which nearly always had it’s origins in childhood and is no less useless than the crossword, jig-saw puzzle, TV soap addiction or a marriage vow. Get a life. Get an interest!.
- P.Wood, Derby UK
- A weatherproof coat or colloquially, someone who has a hobby that isn’t deemed ‘cool’ by some idiotic comedian or the media. Work this out: Knowledge of computer workings = anorak Sports stats knowledge = cool Train Spotter = anorak Football programme collector = cool Ham radio enthusiast = anorak Facebook user = cool Watching birds/wildlife = anorak Reality TV Watcher = cool Stamp/chess/sewing/etc. club meeting = anoraks Drunked night out with possible fight = cool Sensless or what. Live and let live. The mild mannered interests that people undertake are seen as boring, nerdy, anorakious but the loud, garish, boisterous, offensive, dangerous pastimes are seen as cool!! Stupid rules made up by a stupid minority of people in the media. Anyone who thinks these people are ‘anoraks’ are the boring and ignorant ones.
- Joe, Pembroke Dock Wales
- In my city, anorak coats are worn by elderly “senior citizens” who receive discounted passes for public transportation and so are seen outside at all times, in all weathers. Typically accompanied by white tube socks, athletic sneakers (what Brits call “trainers”) and a canvas tote bag from Walgreens.
- Contrary Mary, Chicago, US
- @Jacke McAllister: Being an aspie/autie is not the same as being a psychopath, at all. Please get your facts right, stuff like this causes people who are on the autistic spectrum a lot of grief.
- Emma, UK
: What do the British mean when they call somebody an “anorak”? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk
Why are nerdy guys so cute?
Nerdy Guys Are Smart –
Nerdy guys tend to be highly intelligent and have a depth of knowledge about their interests. He’s got a lot of unique perspectives and insights that will intrigue you and pique your intellect. It’s likely that a mental connection will be the initial reason you find him attractive.
- In a study conducted in Melbourne, findings showed no link between myopia and typical nerdy personality traits like introversion and conscientiousness.
- Intelligence is not equitable with introversion and shyness.
- In fact, it’s suggested that the common misperception that intelligent people have nerdy personalities results in the perception that people with glasses are geeky.
Why do nerds wear glasses?
A Nation Wearing Spectacles: Are We All Nerds? What comes to mind when you think of a ‘nerd’? The stereotypical image of an awkward whiz pushing up a pair of spectacles sliding down his or her nose, buried in a book may arise. It’s hard to imagine a nerd without glasses. The perception played out in TV shows and movies for years that spectacle wearers are bookish and introverted has carried over to real life.
But are people who wear glasses really more likely to be nerds or is this just a myth? It turns out that this idea may have some basis in science. Glasses are often worn to correct a condition called myopia, or short-sightedness. Myopia can be blamed on the fact that people are spending less time outside and more time reading, writing and using technology, which is viewed as typical nerd behaviour.
And there is some consolation for glasses-wearers – myopia has been linked to higher intelligence or IQ, according to at least ten studies done. The link between myopia and nerdiness seems to be well-established, until personality factors are brought into the picture.
But in Singapore, where myopia rates are sky-high, wearing spectacles is often viewed as an indicator of how hardworking you are! It is normal for glasses-wearing students to be deemed as “bookish” or “studious”. The trade-off between clear vision and working hard in school seems to be an accepted fact of life – the strain you put on your eyes is a result of the countless hours spent on your books and work.
- However, our health is of utmost importance.
- The development of myopia should be of high concern and not viewed as a “normal side-effect” of working hard.
- By 2050, almost half of the world’s population, or 5 billion people, will have,
- Approximately 1 in 5 of those with myopia will develop high myopia, which can lead to sight-threatening conditions such as retinal detachments and glaucoma.
Failing to address this problem early, can increase your risk of developing this more severe form of myopia. This may not even be necessary if the onset of myopia is slowed. To manage myopia, children need to spend more time outside from an early age, and have regular and timely comprehensive eye tests by trained eye professionals.
- To encourage this, our Singapore-based health tech company has developed, an application that helps parents manage their children’s screen time.
- Outdoor activity can be encouraged during family bonding time, by keeping track and controlling your child’s device usage, whether they are “nerds” or not.
To coincide with the recent launch of our brand-new smart For all the parents reading this, many of you may Our Cultural Emphasis on Education The cornerstone of the traditional Look up, and look around you: How many people wearing : A Nation Wearing Spectacles: Are We All Nerds?
How do you say bad in Roadman?
Master a roadman’s vocabulary and your teenager might be easier to understand | Vanessa Thorpe W hen a “roadman” (a streetwise young person) out for a stroll trips over a kerb and temporarily loses his composure, possibly dropping his iPhone, you might hear his companion cry out: “Oh.
Peak for you!” To those over 30, it sounds a strange reaction. The “peak” of what, exactly? Embarrassment? In fact, these days this is a heartfelt commiseration, as readers familiar with current street slang will have recognised. For “peak” now means bad and, specifically, a “random” bit of bad luck, and any, or rebellious teenager (are there other kinds?), understands this.
Just like the word “sick”, which switched from meaning ill to something extremely good some while ago, “peak” has changed sides. It is a journey from negative to positive, and vice versa, that has worthy historical tradition. The words “terrific” and “awesome”, after all, both started out more bad than good.
- While we are in the “hood”, it might be worth noting other recent street coinages that can confuse parents.
- Spellings, of course, are not important, but if something is “bate” it is obvious and should not have been done, or said.
- And if something is “long”, it was not worth the effort, while the word “bare” is now used as an intensifier, rather like the Scottish use of “pure”, as in “pure pish”.
So any teenager reading this by accident, for example, would consider it a bare long way of describing something totally bate. I should be “prang”, or scared, I know, about venturing into territory so clearly demarcated by age and probably also by region.
What is the slang for Roadman girl?
Some of the most common words and phrases in roadman slang include ‘mandem’ (a group of friends or associates), ‘peng’ (attractive), ‘wagwan’ (what’s going on), ‘bare’ (a lot of something), ‘bruv’ (brother), ‘ting’ (a girl or woman), ‘roadman’ (someone who is street-smart or tough), ‘dun know’ (I understand or agree),
What is a yute UK?
/juːt/ young people : He’s a comedian who claims to be the voice of British yute. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases. Young people.
What is an example of a neek?
Here are some example sentences using the word neek: ‘That guy over there, he’s a real neek. He’s obsessed with maths and physics, and he never goes to any parties.’ ‘Hopefully by going to the gym and finding a girlfriend I can stop giving the impression I’m a neek.’
What are nitties UK slang?
Nitty (comparative nittier or more nitty, superlative nittiest or most nitty) (archaic, also figurative) Full of nits. synonym ▲quotations ▼ Synonym: lousy. (chiefly Britain, slang) Foolish, inane. synonyms ▲quotations ▼ Synonyms: dumb, idiotic; see also Thesaurus:stupid, Thesaurus:foolish.
What is a konch slang?
(often initial capital letter)Slang: Sometimes Disparaging. a term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of the Florida Keys. a term used to refer to a Bahamian.
What is the slang for OK in Gen Z?
Gen Z slang explained – If you’re an older colleague who doesn’t understand Gen Z speak, here’s a quick primer on some common Gen Z terms for you, so that you can communicate effectively. Related
- Glow-up: Think of this term as a way of describing how someone improved from where they used to be.
- Slay: This word means to do something well or to do a good job.
- Bet: Bet is a way of saying “yes” or “OK” or “it’s on.”
Vibing: Gen Z is big on vibes. Vibing describes a generic positive feeling that someone has about something.
- Stan: This word is synonymous with supporting something.
- Sus: Short-hand for suspicious.
- Facts: This word is a way of saying that something is true.
Simp: A term for someone who admires another person. It’s usually used in a derogatory way to imply someone is paying weird amounts of attention to another person. Slaps: If someone says that something “slaps,” they mean that it is really good. Understood the assignment: If someone tells you that you “understood the assignment,” that means that you did something well and understood what you are supposed to do.
- Tea: Refers to gossip aka spilling the tea.
- Valid: This is a word that people use to express that something is understandable.
- W or L: This is shorthand for “win” as in a good thing or “loss” as in a bad thing.
- Big yikes: This is a way of saying something is bad.
- Basic: This word is typically used adjectivally in connection with a person who is being described as unoriginal.
Ghost: This word is often used in dating. It means to stop talking to someone without telling the person that you are doing that. Main character: This means that someone is the center of attention. It’s often used reflexively, not descriptively. Hits different: This means that something is received in a positive and unique way.
What is the British slang for hot guy?
‘ Bev ‘ means a ‘handsome man.’
How do you say girl in British slang?
‘Lass’ or ‘lassie’ is another word for ‘girl’. This is mainly in the north of England and Scotland. ‘Lad’ is another word for boy.
What is poorly in British slang?
If someone is poorly, they are ill. Synonyms: ill, sick, ailing, unwell More Synonyms of poorly.
What are British called in slang?
Brit. Brit is a commonly used term in the United States, the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere, shortened from ‘Briton’ or ‘Britisher’.
What is the British slang for uncultured people?
Yob is slang in the United Kingdom for a loutish, uncultured person. In Australia, the word yobbo is more frequently used, with a similar although slightly less negative meaning.
How do you use neek in a sentence?
Noun She craned her neck to see what was going on. A giraffe is an animal with a very long neck, He broke his neck in the accident. He likes T-shirts with round necks, He grabbed the neck of the bottle. Verb The young lovers necked on the park bench. They were necking in the corner of the room. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Sep.2023 On the morning of Aug.30, Harwood Heights Ill., police officers found the woman unresponsive with a zip tie around her neck, — Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 8 Sep.2023 Evaluation in the tunnel, while still on the spine board, was negative relative to a neck injury, neurological injury or concussion. — Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 7 Sep.2023 Once outside, the two men caught up to Bonner and one of them put a gun to his neck, the complaint said. — Chris Ramirez, Journal Sentinel, 7 Sep.2023 Before entering private practice, Dr. Lee dedicated 18 years of his life learning everything there is to know about human anatomy from the neck up. — Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 7 Sep.2023 The hat has a UPF 50+ rating and features a 3-inch brim and 6-inch neck cape to shield against the sun’s rays. — Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug.2023 Our tester found that the formula did an especially great job at lightening dark spots, softening skin, and lessening the appearance of fine neck lines. — Kayla Blanton, Health, 29 Aug.2023 Getting a hold of it is now usually a two-person job necessitating a rope slung over its neck, — Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug.2023 At Christmastime, Klansmen dressed as Santa Claus and puritanical vigilantes smashed speakeasies and harassed young men and women found necking in their cars. — Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 7 June 2023 The 7mm-08 is just the 308 Win. necked down. — Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 11 Apr.2023 Made of flexible raffia, J.Crew’s best-selling wide-brim hat nails the classic, semi-floppy sun hat look while being totally functional, too — the brim gave my face and neck full sun coverage. — Kayla Becker, Travel + Leisure, 6 Mar.2023 Fonda, Tomlin, Field and Moreno chatted about everything from the aging process to neck problems to sports stats after the screening. — Malina Saval, Variety, 7 Jan.2023 Non-electric scalp massagers can be used when applying shampoo or conditioner, while electronic models are typically used outside of the shower, and can often be used on your feet or neck too. — Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 14 Dec.2022 The rookie fifth-round pick played 40 defensive snaps in his NFL debut despite having missed the entire spring, training camp and preseason to neck surgery. — Dallas News, 16 Nov.2022 If your loved on has been experiencing back or neck pain due to their old mattress, a mattress topper may be the perfect gift. — Deirdre Mundorf, Discover Magazine, 16 Nov.2021 Relieve back and neck pain and improve your posture. — Mark Stock, Men’s Health, 22 Nov.2022 See More These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘neck.’ Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.