Yorkshire Slang

The Yorkshire Dictionary

Every region has its own dialect and slang, so an insiders view of a region should include some form of guide to these language changes; much like a guide abroad would contain useful phrases, a regional insider’s insert that aims to encourage tourism and in depth exploration into different cultures within the UK, should have a similar guide in each issue.

Aye – Yes

Brew – Tea

Ey up – Greeting, hello

Flaggin’ – Getting tired

Gi’oer – Give over

Mardy – Grumpy/upset/moody

Nowt – Nothing

Owt – Anything

Rest – Alright (Be Reyt, it will be alright)

Sen – Self

Summat – Something

Thissen – Yourself

Tha – You

Water – Water



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