Archbishop of Canterbury
The head of the Church of England
birch
A bundle of twigs used for beating
blancmange
A wobbly dessert made with flavoured milk and cornflour
bookmaker
Someone who runs a betting shop
borstal
A famously harsh prison
Bovril
A drink made of concentrated beef essence
breeches
Old-fashioned short trousers, usually worn by men
brogues
Shoes with a swirly pattern pressed into the leather, usually worn by men
cicada
A large bug with transparent wings. The males make chirping noises at night
crummy
Rubbish
diddled
Cheated
Gorgon
A mythical monster with snakes for hair who had the power to turn anyone who looked at her to stone
gormless
Silly or stupid
nitwit
Idiot
off her rocker
Mad
Ovaltine
A malted chocolate drink
peroxide
A strong bleach used for dying hair
prodigy
A person with exceptional talents
sawdust
The dust that comes from sawing wood
skulduggery
Bad and secret deeds
smock
A loose garment a bit like a shirt and gathered at the top
snippet
A small scrap
The Chokey
A closet lined with spikes in which Miss Trunchbull places disobedient students
tigress
A female tiger
tuppence
Two pence
welts
Ridges on the skin