The butter LONDON Dictionary

Aston   |  ˈastən  |  
As in Aston-Martin, the British super car made famous by James Bond in the 1964 film ‘Goldfinger’.

All Hail The Queen   |  all heyl the kween  |  
All Hail is used as an acclamation or welcome, as in "All Hail this gorgeous lacquer".

Artful Dodger   |   ahrt-fuh l doj-er  |  
The beloved Cockney pickpocket in Oliver Twist was known as "The Artful Dodger".

Big Smoke   |  big smōk  |  
The big smoke, an affectionate name for the city of London, due to heavy smog caused by Victorian chimney stacks and trains.

Blagger   |  blæɡ- er  |  
A person with a silver tongue; a charlatan

Blowing Raspberries   |   bloh-ing raz-ber-ee  |  
This term refers to the noise made when sticking ones tongue out and blowing, usually as a rude gesture to another person.

Bluey   |   bloo-e  |  
Vintage slang for a pornographic film. Ah, the good 'ol days.

Branwen’s Feather   |  bronwens ˈfeðər  |  
Branwen is a female raven belonging to the Queen of England. She currently resides at the Tower of London.

British Racing Green   |   brit-ish reys-ing green  |  
The international motor racing colour of Great Britain, this green used to be the standard paint colour on all Formula One racing cars in the days before sponsorship.

Bumster   |   buhm-ster  |  
British reference to ones "booty" or butt.

Chancer   |  ˈch ans(ə)r  |  
Brit slang for someone who is sleazy and fake, or tries to pick up women who are out of his league.

Cheeky Chops   |   chee-kee chops  |  
A term of endearments for someone who is saying things that are a bit naughty (usually a child).

Chimney Sweep   |  ˈ ch imnē swēp  |  
Chimney sweeps were often depicted in Victorian literature as heartless, abusive scoundrels.

Come to Bed Red   |  kəm toō bed red  |  
The sexiest red in history, by butter LONDON.

Dahling   |  ˈdä li ng   |  
Term of affection used between fashionistas.

Diamond Geezer   |  ˈdī(ə)mənd ˈgēzər  |  
A “diamond geezer” is what the Cockneys call a kind, helpful and reliable man; A gem of a man.

Disco Biscuit   |   ˈdiskō ˈbiskit  |  
A club term from the rave days of the early 90’s for a tablet of Ecstasy.

Dosh   |  dɒʃ  |  
Dosh is Brit slang for money or cash. “Can I have a bit of dosh, love? I fancy a kebab.”

Fash Pack   |  ˈfash pak  |  
Any group of British women who are truly slaves to fashion, or work for one of the top UK fashion magazines.

Frilly Knickers   |  ˈfrilē ˈnikərz  |  
A pair of ladies underpants adorned with ruffles.

Hen Party   |  hen ˈpärtē  |  
A British bachelorette party.

Henley Regatta   |  ˈhenlē riˈgatə  |  
A rowing race held every year on the river Thames, used primarily as an excuse for very rich Brits to get smashed on the riverbanks.

Hoorah Henri   |  hoō-ˈrä  |  
A posh young man, usually loud-spoken, narcissistic, and terribly, terribly English.

HRH   |  H-R-H   |  
The abbreviation for “Her Royal Highness”, (or Queen Liz).

Jaffa   |  ˈjäfə  |  
A type of seedless orange. Also Brit slang for an infertile man.

Knackered   |   nak-erd  |  
To be tired or exhausted. “Wow, you look knackered. What did you get up to last night?!”

Knees Up   |  nees uhp  |  
Brit slang for a drunken party.

La Moss   |  lä môs  |  
Adding the prefix “La” to anyone’s name implies that they are a diva. A Fashionista’s nickname for England’s most famous model.

Lady Muck   |  ley-dee muhk  |  
A derogatory term for an arrogant, conceited woman. A snob.

Macbeth   |  məkˈbeθ  |  
King of Scotland 1040–57. Also a play by William Shakespeare about the dangers of the lust for power and betrayal of friends. (Just like Keifer in ‘24’)

Marrow   |   mar-oh  |  
Hand mixed for the Vena Cava designers, who named it after the dark purple, rusty center of a bone.

Minger   |  ming-er  |  
British street slang for an ugly person. “Did you see that face? What a minger!”

Muggins   |   muhg-inz  |  
A fool or idiot (an especially ironic way of referring to oneself).

No More Waity, Katie   |  noh mohr weyt key-tee  |  
One day my prince will come and I will wrap him around my tiny, sparkling finger.

Old Blighty   |  ōld ˈblītē  |  
An informal and typically affectionate term for Britain, chiefly used by soldiers in World War I, and World War II.

Pearly Queen   |   pur-lee kween  |  
A Pearly Queen is a woman dressed in a traditional Cockney costume covered in mother-of-pearl buttons.

Pillar Box Red   |  ˈpilər bäks red  |  
Large, cylindrical public mailboxes only seen in Britain, which are always painted a specific shade of red.

Pink Ribbon   |  ping k ˈribən  |  
A modern icon that symbolizes breast cancer awareness.

Primrose Hill Picnic   |  ˈprimˌrōz hil ˈpikˌnik  |  
Primrose Hill is a famous park in North West London frequented by rock stars, yummy mummies, actors, and paparazzi.

Queen Vic   |  kwēn vik  |  
Beloved monarch, responsible for many of London’s most beautiful landmarks. (Also the name of about 3,000 English pubs).

Rosie Lee   |   roh-zee lee   |  
Cockney Rhyming slang for a cup of tea. “Put the kettle on Love, I fancy a Rosie Lee.”

Royal Navy   |   ˈroiəl ney-vee   |  
The Royal Navy is the oldest of the British armed services and played a key part in establishing the British Empire.

Saucy Jack   |  ˈsôsē jak  |  
Nickname for Jack the Ripper, as coined in the legendary film, ‘This Is Spinal Tap’.

Scoundrel   |  skoun-druh l  |  
An unprincipled, dishonorable person, villain, or scamp. Your ex-boyfriend, your builder, and your boss rolled into one.

Slapper   |   slap- er   |  
Brit-speak for ”slut”.

Snog   |  sn-og   |  
To kiss passionately or "make out".

Tea with the Queen   |  tē wiθðə kwēn  |  
A highly prestigious invitation extended to important and boring members of the British public.

Thames   |  temz  |  
The often mispronounced river that runs through London. It’s “Tims”, you crazy Yanks!

The Full Monty   |  ðē foŏl ˈmäntē  |  
British slang for being naked.

The Old Bill   |  ðē old bill  |  
Brit slang for the police, also known as "coppers"

Toff   |  tof  |  
A slightly derogatory name for a member of the British upper class.

Tramp Stamp   |  tramp stamp  |  
A tattoo on the small of a woman’s back, whose presence signifies that she is “easy”.

Trout Pout   |  trout - pout  |  
Cruel slang for a woman who has “overdone” the collagen in her lips, leaving her with a rather fishy face.

Union Jack Black   |  ˈyoōnyən jak blak  |  
The Union Jack is the name for the United Kingdom’s flag.

Victoriana   |  vik-tawr-ee-an-uh   |  
Things reminiscent of the Victorian era, such as corsets, top hats and Syphilis.

Wallis   |  wol-is  |  
In honour of the Saucy Yank who ran away with the king's heart.

West End Wonderland   |  west end ˈwəndərˌland  |  
London’s answer to “Broadway” in NYC, where hopeful starlets alight from buses and straight into strip clubs.

Yummy Mummy   |  ˈyəmē ˈməmē  |  
Brit slang for impossibly slim, beautiful, “stay-at-home mums”.