BLACK COUNTRY DIALECT T - Z
(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"
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.
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.
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
Yo(w) you Yoewer your
Zowk yelp, cry out
Zad the letter Z