Dictionary of Playground Slang (Online)

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la, lah
n.

Mate, friend e.g. "Alright la?", "Got a spare fag la?". Another possibility sent in was that Liverpudlians used it cos they could never be arsed pronouncing words correctly and it actually means 'lad' (boy).

This was submitted via Singapore (apparently), and another posibility suggested is that "lah" could be a diminutive of "love" or 'lad' (see above).

Source: Sing., UK (NW)
lace
012

To beat, hit, strike repeatedly.

See also: bray
Source: circa 1980s, UK(NE)
ladgefull
n.

"Oh my god you're so Ladgefull" - Emabarasing, more so than when your mum gets her hankie out, spits on it and wipes your face in front of all your mates. Also may be shortend to Ladge "Thats soooo Ladge", From Cumbria - I think well It was used in MY playground, yes MINE as in I was the ruler of all the walls!.

(ed: contribution quoted verbatim.... No-one argues with the ruler!)

Source: circa 1980 - 1984, UK (M)
ladgin
n.

Used to describe something quite unfashionable. i.e. 'Those shoes are ladgin!' and 'he's really ladgin'. Ginger people were often referred to as Ladginners. Got quite trendy in usage - so much so that when the contributor was in the the first year, the fifth years opened a tuck shop called Ladgin Chow. No idea where the term came from, but it has a faint 'chinese' air about it.

(ed: Anyone got any ideas?)

Source: circa 1990's, UK
lag anyone
colloq.

Question shouted when seeking a partner to play marbles.

Source: circa 1980 - 1984, UK (M)
lairy
n.

Flashy and trivial, showing off.

Source: AUS
lamp
n.

To hit, e.g. "He lamped me a treat after I slagged off his bint!!".

Source: UK (Wal.)
langer
n.

Penis. Used mostly as insult, e.g. "You fucking langer!".

Source: circa current, EIRE
langered
adj.

Very drunk.

See also: bolloxed, ossified, sloshed, pissed
Source: UK
larapin
adj.

Delicious. Used as "My steak was really larapin!".

Source: circa 1970's +, UK
lard arse
adj.

Description of a grossly overweight person.

Source: circa 2004, UK
lard the rails
colloq.

Run urgently, (usu) away (ed: sounds like Telly Tubby stuff!). Usually, this cry was heard in the midst of dubious activity, (often from a lookout) in the event of being caught. The term, I'm told, derived from the rather curious epidemic of Urban Aggressive Street Manoeuvring, which began around 1994-5? The idea was that, if lacking a skateboard, punters could use their feet to negotiate tricky obstacles (ramps, poles, benches, etc) in a stylish way. When attempting railslides in this way, it was common knowledge that rubbing a little pig fat on the appropriate rail would make the trick much faster, and more impressive overall. So, for a speedy getaway.... lard the rails!

Source: circa 1990's, UK
larry
n.

Effeminate or homosexual person.

lash
n.

Out raging, a wild night out drinking and chasing totty. e.g. "on the lash".

See also: lash
later
colloq.

Substitute for goodbye. Alternative to 'see ya'.

Source: circa 2000, USA
laughing at the grass
colloq.

To vomit. Often the barfing of the 'morning-after-a-night's-out-drinking. Similar to the "multi-cultural yawn".

Source: circa current, AUS
lay a line on
012

A guy's about to lay a line on a woman, he doesn't need you refreshing his peanuts.

(ed: no idea what this is about but couldn't stop laughing - what *is* it??)

Source: circa 1990's, USA
leafy
n.

When using a computer game called "Gauntlet" the word was used to describe "plentiful" or "a plentiful supply of", it fell into general useage in Watford in the playground in 1984-5. Sentence would run along the lines of "Leafy, potions, treasures and keys".

Source: UK (M)
leak (taking a ...)
012

Urinating.

Source: UK
leeg
n.

Bad, unfavourable; e.g. "You are SO leeg!".

Source: UK (W)