Do you know what a ‘homechicken’ is? Or are you a ‘Johnny No Stars’? Did the class bully give you a ‘nuggy’ or a ‘beano’ in the school yard? If you want to recall the irreverent expressions of your school days, or simply feel frustrated on the sidelines of an exclusive speech community, you may need to improve your slang! From the widely acceptable to the taboo, here’s a great opportunity to widen your vocabulary. Maybe you’d secretly like to know what a ‘mudmuncher’ is, or a ‘fire pie’? The answers are here, and many, many more.Adapted from a hugely popular cult website, The Dictionary of Playground Slang is the essential tool to help you recapture the cruel, bizarre - and often highly obscene - world of the playground.
Chris Lewis is the editor of the online dictionary of playground slang. He was bought up in the UK but now lives in Australia.
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IntroductionA through Z Listing of Terms and their MeaningsA Compendium of Playground Games