BLACK COUNTRY DIALECT C - F (A selection of reference Words, Terms & Spellings)
Cuff a cough
Cutherin' to huddle together, Cuddling?
Dahb Daub, smear
Dare-cent Dare not
Day did not, eg "I day see 'im comin"
Desay dare say, very likely
Dishle cup of tea
Ditherin' meaning to shiver with cold, or to hesitate.
Dock to stop or hold back wages
Doe do not, reply to question "I doe"
Dollop large quantity, usually of food
Donny hand (children's word) Possibly a corruption from the French "Donnez" to give.
Dowl down, soft hair on the face
Duck evade, dodge
Dun Do, as in "What dun yo want?"
he, pronoun used to describe the husband or household head
Ess'ole Fireplace. I think this may be a corruption of 'ash hole'
Faggots Black Country dish made from pig's organs, onion, sage, bread crumbs
Fettle excellent condition
Fittle Food, victuals
Fizzog the Face
Flirter Catapult usually made from elastic (rubber) bands
Fode Fold or enclosure. A back yard to a house
Foggy First : When children were playing games the first child to shout out Foggy
Went first/had first pick, then the next child would have to shout out Secky.
Franzy Irritable, particularly fretful children
Frit Frightened, eg "doe be frit"