Rude Scottish words added to Oxford English Dictionary | UK News


A Scottish insult describing someone as a scrotum is among the latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Bawbag – slang for ball bag – is among more than 650 new words, senses and subentries added to the famous compendium.

Other newly included Scottish words include bam, bampot and bamstick, which mean someone who is foolish, annoying, obnoxious, belligerent or disruptive.

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Some of the new additions to the dictionary are fruitier than others

A tube – also spelt choob – is a “stupid or contemptible person; an idiot”, and is frequently used as a “disparaging form of address”, the dictionary says.

Roaster means an “obnoxious, annoying, or otherwise objectionable person; an idiot”, according to its definition.

More than 1,400 definitions have been added in the latest dictionary update
Hundreds of new words, senses and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Sprag is not dissimilar – meaning a person with an “arrogant, swaggering manner; a boaster, a braggart”.

There is also bowfing, which means foul-smelling – and fantoosh, meaning fancy, showy or flashy. It is often used “disparagingly, implying ostentation or pretentiousness”.

Geggie means a person’s mouth – used to tell someone to “shut your geggie”.

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No, friends, ‘tube’ has nothing to do with the London Underground

Rooked means swindled or fleeced.

Bidie-in – someone’s cohabiting partner, is also new, as is jotter, which means to get one’s jotters and be dismissed from work.

'Puggle' - the term for a pug/beagle cross - is another new entry
‘Puggle’ – the term for a pug/beagle cross – is another new entry

Away from Scotland, more universal additions include hir and zir, which are used as alternative pronouns to him, his or her, and peoplekind an alternative to mankind.

Misgender, misgendered or misgendering is when someone is addressed using a pronoun they do not identify with.

And for dog lovers there is dorgi – a cross between a dachshund and a corgi – and puggle, a pug and beagle cross.


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