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A’gate– meaning ‘get on your way’, ‘be off with you’. “Get a’gate or tha’ll be late fur school”
Ah’m– meaning I am. “Ah’m off t’ bog.”
Allus– meaning always. “I allus wash behind me ears.”
‘appen – meaning perhaps. “I’ll ‘appen that’s true.”
‘appin– meaning bed sheets.
Arse/arse end– meaning posterior, back of something, bottom. Originating in old Norse dialect. “She looks like the arse end of a donkey”. 2. Used to describe a person behaving stupidly. “You’re such an arse at times.”
Aye– meaning yes. “Aye lass, I’ll be down for tea in ten.”
Ba’ht– meaning without. “On Ilkey Moor bah’t at” (without a hat).
Back end– meaning Autumn. “We’re waiting ‘til back end to go away.”
Bagsy– meaning to claim something for yourself. “Bagsy me in the front seat” (of the car).
Bairn– meaning child. “The poor bairn needs a nap.”
Be reight– meaning it’ll be okay. “Don’t worry about her, she’ll be reight.”
Beck– meaning a stream or brook. “We’re off fur a swim in’t beck.”
Bed side table, drawers and wardrobe– Meaning you’ve eaten too much.
Beefin’– meaning crying. “Stop beefin’ you big baby.”
Belt– meaning hit. “Shut up or I’ll belt yer!”
Berk– Meaning idiot. “He’s a reet berk”.
Black bright– meaning very dirty. “He was black bright when he got in from footie.”
Black Leg– Meaning someone who wont join in the strike.
Bog– meaning toilet. “I’m off t’ bog.”
Bogeyed– Meaning half asleep.
Boits. – Meaning shoes or boots.
Braunging– Meaning bragging or boasting.
Bray– meaning to hit someone. “I’m gonna bray you!”
Brew– a cup of tea. Preferably Yorkshire tea. “Pour us a brew will yer love?”
Buint over– meaning pregnant.
Button– meaning nose.
Butty– meaning sandwich. “Ooh I think I’ll have a nice spam and egg butty for me breakfast.”
By his/her/their sen– meaning he/she/they are on their own.
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