BLACK COUNTRY DIALECT G - K (A selection of reference Words, Terms & Spellings)
Gaffer master, employer, perhaps husband
Gamgee Cotton Wool. From its inventor Dr. Samuel Gamgee, who originally called it
"gamgee-tissue." Dr. Gamgee was born in Birmingham.
Gammitin playing the fool
Gamp Umbrella (after a Dickensian character named Mrs Gamp who always carried a large black umbrella)
Ganzy guernsey, jumper, cardigan
Garn Go on
Gawby a simpleton
Gawk an ill dressed person, or to stare, eg "Who am yow gawkin' at ?"
Gawp open mouthed, staring
Gleed or Glede a cinder.
Gob to spit, or the mouth itself, eg "Shut yer gob" or "'Er's got a right gob on 'er"
Gobiron Mouth Organ/Harmonica
Goo go, eg "Am yow gooin' ter the flics?" = Are you going to the Pictures? (Cinema)
Graunch "To suck a boiled sweet and rattle it in ones teeth" for example "...'ark at 'er,
' ers 'avin a grate with that sweet - graunchin' it."
Haiver something big, eg "It's a real haiver"
Hoss road The street. "Get out the hoss road!" = Get out of the way!
Halfender a brick
Ivver-ovver hesitate, eg "Stop yer ivverin' an' ovverin' an' get on wi'it"
Jack squalin hour Early morning. ‘He was out cootin till jack squalin hour’
Jeth (jed) death (dead)
Jiffy brief moment, eg "E woe be a jiffy"
Joobus suspicious, dubious
Kay-li Sherbet powder (confectionery)
Kell the lining around a faggot
Kissa the face