back shift
day shift (Northumbrian mining term)
bagie
turnip (Geordie Norhumbrian)
baysie
hop-scotch (Geordie Northumbrian)
blanchies
blanch leeks
bob
shilling in pre-decimal coinage
bone to pick
reason for an argument
booling
running or rolling (Geordie Northumbrian)
bray
beat (Geordie Northumbrian)
canny
good, nice (Geordie Northumbrian)
caser
case ball; old-style leather football encasing a rubber bladder
champion (as in, 'It's champion, that')
very good, or healthy (North of England expression)
chucks
children's game: throwing, catching, picking up to five small wooden cubes
chuffed
pleased
clart (as in 'a right clart')
a lot of bother, fuss (Geordie Northumbrian)
clarts
mud (Geordie Northumbrian)
cuddy (as in the game 'mount the cuddy')
donkey (Geordie Northumbrian)
dabber
flat stone used for hopscotch (Geordie Northumbrian)
dob in
inform on (Geordie Northumbrian)
don't give a monkey's
don't care, not bothered
eleven-plus
school examination to select for entry into grammar school
first foot
first person through the doorway at New Year
fore shift
early morning shift (Northumbrian mining term)
gaffer
boss (Geordie Northumbrian)
Geordie
dialect expressions of native Tynesiders (usually extended also to Northumbrians)
gliff
shock (Geordie Northumbrian)
gob
mouth
hadaway
'Get away' or 'Get off with you' (Geordie Northumbrian)
half a dollar
two shillings and sixpence in pre-decimal coinage
hoi (or 'hoy')
throw (Geordie Northumbrian)
Holy Rollers
members of the Roman Catholic church
honkers
squatting down (Geordie Northumbrian)
honking
stinking
housey-housey
bingo game
howay
'come on' (Geordie Northumbrian)
jacksy
jumper or waistcoat (Geordie Northumbrian)
jammy
blessed with good luck
Jerries
Germans (wartime expression; usually referring to German soldiers)
loony bin
asylum
loony bin (derogatory)
mental hospital, asylum
make a mint
make a lot of money
make on
pretend (Geordie Northumbrian)
marrer (sometimes, 'marra')
work mate (Geordie Northumbrian)
messages
shopping errands (Geordie Northumbrian)
Miners' Fortnight
Annual summer holiday for miners in the North East of England
muckle
big (Geordie Northumbrian)
nick
steal
nick off
run off (often as an imperative, 'Go away')
nowt
nothing (general use in Northern England)
on the hoy
heavy drinking of alcohol (Geordie Northumbrian)
on the mooch
wandering aimlessly, in hope of excitement
penker
small steel ball, used in the game of marbles (Geordie Northumbrian)
pinny
pinafore, apron
plodging
paddling (Geordie Northumbrian)
raking the streets
roaming the streets, looking for mischief
shuggy
rock to and fro in the arms (Geordie Northumbrian)
shuggy boats
swing boats (Geordie Northumbrian)
skitting
making fun of (Geordie Northumbrian)
slash
make water, piss
sneck
latch of a gate (also, nose)
spakker
spastic (used as a term of derision)
spoach
pry (Geordie Northumbrian)
spuggie
sparrow (Geordie Northumbrian)
squashy-in-the-corner
children's game, pushing in a line against a buttress of a wall
sussed
worked out
tab
cigarette (Geordie Northumbrian)
tanner
sixpence in pre-decimal coinage
Tarza
Tarzan rope
teapot lid
a type of playground roundabout
Teddy boy
1950s British youth showing his love of rock 'n' roll with his quiff and Edwardian style dress
the guy
In this context, a dummy representing Guy Fawkes, one of the leaders of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
the shows
travelling fair (Geordie Northumbrian)
tig, tiggie
the game of tag (Geordie Northumbrian)
tosser
term of disparagement (tosspot; wanker)
twatting
beating
two-ballie (or 'two-bally)
children's game usually played by girls, bouncing two balls off a wall (Geordie Northumbrian)
welly (as a verb)
kick
wiliks
whelks (Geordie Northumbrian)