(A selection of reference Words, Terms & Spellings)

Trussen        to trust
Tummy         a snack, especially a collier's mid-morning snack
Tunky            a fat pig, eg "As fat as a tunky"

Unitick          Uniform
Unkyoothe    uncouth

Volve              valve

Waggin            Playing truant from School
Wag Mon         The council official employed to round up errant children who were "Waggin" Wammel        A mongrel dog,   comes from the Anglo-Saxon/Old English "hwaemelec"
Wassin             Throat. "Get it down yer wassin" From the Old English "wasend" meaning gullet.
Weege              which
Weem               We are. Eg. "Weem gooin out tonight" - We're going out tonight.
Welly                nearly, eg "Welly clemmed to jeth"
Wench              girl, still commonly used by parents towards daughters.
                         From the Anglo-Saxon "Wencel" meaning child
Wenching         One of the most enjoyable pastimes of young men.
                         The act of flirting, charming and pursuing wenches.
Werrit                worry
Whimsey           pit head winding gear
Wick                  Nerves - as in 'Yow'm gerrin' on me wick.'
Wik                    week or weak
Woa                   won't, eg Yow woa
Wooly                whole, often of a brick : "A wooly 'un"
Wool                  will, eg Yow wool
Wommuck         to eat fast "He wommucked that up like he was starvin!"
Wurse or Wuss    worse
Wum                     home. "I'm gooin' wum"

Yamp(e)y              Useless, hopeless (as in "He's a yampy player”)
Yawle or Yaup      bawl, shout or cry loudly
Yed                       head
Yo(w)                    you Yoewer    your

Zowk                   yelp, cry out
Zad                      the letter Z

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