Dictionary of Playground Slang (Online)

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anal assassin


Source: circa 2000, UK (Scot)
anal blowage

A fart

Source: circa current, CAN
anal crusader


Source: circa 1970's, UK

Placing ones face into the butt cheeks of another and orally stimulating the anus with the tongue.

Source: circa 1980's, USA

Descriptor for something thought to be 'not right' or 'bad'. Used like "Oh damn thats anal"

Source: circa 2002 UK (Scot)

Brothers, sisters or any other small kids that keep you from getting out with your mates.

Source: circa 1970's, AUS

Money (held in pocket).

Source: AR
andy french factor

This is what it was called in David Baddiel's school, as described in The Mary Whitehouse Experience, but the practice is pretty much universal. The Andy French factor is a factor of 10 by which, when you are telling of your sexual encounters, you can multiply the number of said encounters. You can also exaggerate the nature of your encounters. e.g. If your sexual history consists of one dry kiss (don't laugh, everyone's history was that once, if you go back far enough), the Andy French factor allows you to claim you have had 10 encounters, at least one of those involving sex. If you remember your 0-times table from school, you will note that if you haven't done anything, the Andy French factor means you have to admit to it, as 0 times 10 is 0

Source: circa 1990's, UK

Transvestite and possibly homosexual. Used as "You pulled an andymac. Thats gross man!".

Source: circa 2002, USA


Source: circa 1960's+. USA
ankle biters

Small kids

See also: rugrats, yukkers
Source: circa 1990's, AUS

Small child.

See also: yukker, rugrat
Source: AUS

An unpopular person who's social skills are only marginally above zero and who wears clothes that were out of fashion before they were made. Is quite often ugly and covered with acne.

Can often be seen on weekends hanging around train stations with otehr nerdy types writing down train numbers.

Source: circa 1980's, UK
antec sohigh

Spelling may be incorrect. Originally the name of an old Polish resident of the contributors home town. A certified loony, he was always drunk and babbling to himself crazily. It became used in the town as a name for anyone acting foolishly, or to insult someone you thought was a jerk. Still used by older residents who remember back far enough.

Source: circa 1965, AUS
ants in the pants

To squirm when seated as if one was being tickled. Rather than 'ants' these unfortunate people often suffered from worms, fleas, cooties or whatever. The treatment for the condition was to not to associate with them, to point fingers at them and yell insults whenever possible.

Source: circa archaic, UK

Unstylish, unfashionable, old-fashioned. Possibly worn by meffs or povvos. e.g. "Dem kecks are dead antwacky!", Contributor thinks this was in use before his era as his mother used to use it.

Source: circa 1970 - 80's, UK (NW)
anything man

Name adopted by twats when playing ‘superheroes’ in the playground. Most kids would be an officially licensed character from film, tv or comics (Superman, Spiderman etc.) Yet, there was always one wanker who chose to be ANYTHING MAN. This would give the kid access to any super power he wanted and at will, thus rendering the game redundant before it began. It's also interesting to note that when someone declared he wanted to be Batman, there was always some clever git who would launch into some diatribe about how Batman didn't have any actual superpowers, and if anything was more like a detective than a true superhero.

Source: circa 1980's, UK (Mid)

To go mad or to get angry.

Source: circa 1970's, UK (E)

Equipment used for P.E or gym class. Ok not really slang - but has anyone used it with that meaning since leaving school?? AUS

Source: circa 1950's, UK, AUS
apple catchers

Derogatory term for someone wearing unflattering big underwear. Example: 'that fat old trout had a pair of frilly apple catchers on'. This is a term used in Herefordshire term (west country) and probably comes from this area having a large number of orchards for cider making. Contributor says it must be a old term as his dad and his mates use it and the kids in school used it at school and continue the tradition to this day.

Source: circa archaic, UK (W)