Slang to English letter D

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Dab Hand
Expert or adroit person (Everybody)
'He's a dab hand at repairing clocks'

Daft apath
Silly person (Yorkshire)
'You're as much use as a chocolate teapot you Daft Apath'

Dago
A Spanish, Italian or Portuguese person (Everybody)

Damage
Cost, price (Everybody)
'What's the damage mate?'

Dappy
Silly, disorganised, lacking concentration. (Street slang)

Dead Cert
Something that almost certain to happen (Everybody)
'My horse is a dead cert in the next race.'

Dead Meat
Person who is very likely to get beaten up (Everybody)
'The way John's carrying on with Mick's girlfriend - he's dead meat.'

Debag
To remove another person's trousers (bags) (Public school)
'Jonquil got a debagging in the dormitory'

Deep Joy
Sarcastic expression indicating tedium, ennui, or anything bad (Everybody)
'Got my first exam tomorrow - deep joy!'

Dekko
A look; a quick look (London)
'Take a dekko at my car, something's wrong with it.'

Delhi Belly
Stomach illness, especially after eating a bad curry, or visiting India (Everybody)

Desmond
A 2-2 degree result (School)
'I got a Desmond in History'

Dicksplash
Stupid or annoying person. (Everybody)

Dicky
Unwell; not working quite properly (London)
'I'm not coming out today. I feel dicky. '

Diddle
To con, rip-off (Everybody)
'He's just diddled me out of ten pounds!'

Diddly Squat
Nothing (Everybody)

Digital Detox
A period of time away from phones, computers, Facebook, Twitter etc (Everybody)

Digs
A home, especially very cheap/temporary rented accomodation (Everybody)
'Come back to my digs for a party!'

Dimbo
Stupid person (Everybody)

Dipstick
Daft, silly person (London)
'Rodney, you dipstick!'

Dirty Stop-Out
Person who stays out overnight having sex with another (Everybody)

Dirty Weekend
A weekend away for a couple, especially involving sex (Everybody)

Dish
Attractive man (Polari)

Dishy
Attractive, good-looking (Everybody)

Divorced His Ankles and Married His Knees
Trousers that are too short. (Everybody)

Divvy
Stupid (Everybody)
'You divvy idiot'

Dizzy
Silly, foolish (Polari)

Do
Party (Street slang)
'We're having a bit of a do this weekend.'

Do One
To go away (Manchester)
'Do one, will you? '

Do the Franky's
Leave (Don't know)
'It's time to do the Franky's.'

Do Your Nut
Get extremely angry, go crazy (Everybody)
'Your dad's gonna do his nut when he sees this mess.'

Doddle
Very easy. (Everybody)

Dodgy
Suspicious. Broken or nearly broken. (Everybody)
'My car's got dodgy brakes.'

Does What it Says on the Tin
Something that does exactly what it is supposed to (Everybody)

Dog
Ugly woman or girl (Everybody)

Dog and Bone

Alternatives
Phone (Cockney)

Dog Off
To annoy (London)
'Where's that funny noise coming from? It's really dogging me off!'

Dog’s Bollocks
Very good, superb (Everybody)
'Wow that curry was the dog's bollocks'

Dog’s Dinner
A mess (Everybody)
'What you look like? A right dog's dinner that's what!'

Dogging
To have sex in a public place with strangers (Everybody)
'There's a lay-by on the A24 where the dogging goes on every weekend.'

Doll
Girl (Don't know)

Dolly
Pretty, nice or attractive (Polari)

donkey
Stupid (Street slang)

Dosh
Money (Everybody)
'How much dosh did that car cost ya?'

Dosser
A homeless person (Everybody)

Douche Bag
General insult (Street slang)

Dough
Money (Everybody)
'How much dough have you got on you?'

Dozy
Silly, stupid (Everybody)
'You dozy prat.'

Drag
Clothes, especially women's clothing (Polari)

Draw a Line Under It
To bring a situation to a close. (Everybody)
'Andrew Mitchell should be allowed to draw a line under it and move on'

Dreckly
Some unspecified time in the future (Cornwall)
'I'll do that washing up Dreckly'

Droog
To walk, especially walk slowly (Everybody)
'Let's go for a droog around the shops'

Drop a Clanger
To make a mistake, especially a large mistake (Everybody)

Drop One
To fart (Everybody)
'Euww, who's dropped one?'

Drop the Kids Off at the Pool
Defecate (Everybody)
'I won't be a minute, I just gotta Drop the Kids Off at the Pool'

Drop Your Guts
To fart (Everybody)
'Aw, who's dropped their guts?'

Dross
Anything very bad; rubbish (Everybody)

drum
House or home (Everybody)
'See you later at my drum'

Ducks
General term of endearment, used amongst friends and strangers alike (Midlands)
'That'll be £4.39 please ducks'

Duff
Not very good; not working (Everybody)
'I don't know if your washing machine can be repaired madam, the motor looks duff to me.'

Dump
To defecate (Everybody)
'Just going off to take a dump'

Dunkirk Spirit
Indefatigability, strength in adversity (Everybody)
'Half our firm have been made redundant. But we've still got the Dunkirk Spirit'

Dylan
Stupid or annoying person (School)
'Stop flicking paper at me you Dylan!'

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