Dictionary of Playground Slang (Online)

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Generally means there could be nothing bigger than, more than, etc. 'big time', 'majorly', 'to the maximum capacity'.

"Did you see Christine today? She looks like a hottie O'America!!!"
"I need to go to the bathroom O'America!"
"That weed got me high, O'America!!!"
Source: circa current, USA
off the chain

Good, fun, cool, usually used to describe social get-togethers e.g. "His party was off the chain!"

Source: circa 1990's UK
off the hook

interesting, surprising

Source: circa current, USA

Phrase used for those tripping on magic mushrooms. Those who were "off-their-face" could be easily spotted by others who partook in similar drug taking through some strange unspoken awareness. Alternately they could be spotted by anyone when they fall backwards off their chair in Biology Class and get taken to hospital to have their stomach pumped e.g. Gareth at Sandbach Skool, thereafter known to friends as "Mushy".

See also: magics
Source: UK (SE)
offy, offie

Straight forward abbreviation of 'off license', or 'bottle shop as they’re called in Australia.

Source: circa 1950's onwards

Somethng nasty but ficticious that boys caught off girls by kissing or touching them...similar to "the lurgie".

See also: lurgy
Source: UK (NW)

This is more of a chant than a word. When there was a playground fight, the audience would gather round in a circle chanting 'oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...' until there was a breakthrough in the fight or it was broken up. I have no idea why we did it I know others have told me that 'fight-fight-fight' is more traditional., It may be a Scottish thing.

(ed: entered verbatim)

Source: UK (Scot.)

Member of the 'lower classes' of the UK - especially anyone not English - e.g. one who tends to pronounce an 'i' sound as 'oi'.

See also: lurgy
Source: UK
old lady

Mother, wife, defacto partner, or even 'boyfriend' if you're in prison.

Source: circa 1950's - to date, UK, USA
old school

Outdated, obselete. Used as "The Atari 2600 is really old school."

Source: circa 1950's, UK
om, om-ertz

Contraction of a contraction of 'homosexual'. Contributor explains it as follows: "By the time I was at school (started primary in 86) 'hom' was out of use and had been bastardised to 'om'(I'm fairly sure that 'hom' must be its origin, but its a cross with 'orrr') and was used when another person had done something really bad/said a rude word or whatever and was an expression of shock - "ooooooommmmmm, I'm telling!". The 'I'm telling' was rarely absent from the phrase.

(ed: this seems remarkably similar in form to another entry 'Ah'mer! I'm Telling off you' - I wonder if they're the same thing?) Then a new generation of the word was born in roughly 1990/1. My stepsister and brother were playing with the kids of a family friend, one of whom was called Thomas. Thomas did something wrong and my stepsister came out with 'Ohmas Thomas, I'm telling'. they started using 'omas' at school and now its common in schools across Bolton, usually pronounced 'om-erz',".

Source: circa 1990's. UK (Mid)
on the tiles (a night ...)

To be out very late at night. Usually indicates a night of drunken debauchery - or at claims of drunken debauchery.

on your jack, on your todd

It means on your own. Used to take the mick out of someone who hasn't got any mates i.e "Ha ha! On your jack!".

Source: circa 1940's onwards, UK (S)
one in the departure lounge

An urgent physical call requiring immediate defection.

See also: turtles head
Source: UK
One off Eight?

Say it quickly and you'll understand this cryptic question to which one either replied "7" and got a kicking, or "No, I don't one-off-eight cos you're soft."

The witty retort to this latter response was "Ha! You can't even count to 7!" before running away at speed. One- off-eight = wanna-fight, see?

one off the wrist

Masturbating quickly. Used as in "His mother caught him in the bath having one off the wrist"

Source: circa 1960's UK
onion booty
Refers to the 'booty', i,e, rear end of a female (usu.) which a male finds so intensly attractive tears of joy form in his eyes.
Source: circa 1997, USA

Insult used towards a girl.

Source: circa 2000's, USA

Direct lifting from the German Uber. Used to mean very, really or big, i.e. "Ooober dork." meaning 'super dork', or "Oober freaky." meaning 'super freaky'.

Source: circa 1960's - to date, USA

Cigarette Probably from "tube" (reversed) an old term for a cigarette common in southern England.

Source: UK (Scot.)