Slang to English letter N

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Naff
Bad, poor quality (Polari)

Nancyboy
A gay or effeminate man (Everybody)

Nang
Good (Street slang)
'That's propa nang you get me?'

Nanti
Not or no (Polari)

Nark

Alternatives
Annoy (Street slang)
'You're really Narking me off today.'

Nark

Alternatives
One who tells on another to the Police. (London)
'He's a Copper's Nark'

Nark

Alternatives
To inform the police or authorities (London)

National Handbag
Dole (Polari)

Nawpins
Perks (Yorkshire)

Ned
An uncultured, low-class person (Street slang)

Neet
One who is "not in education, employment or training" (Everybody)

Nesh
Cold; insult against a person who feels the cold too much (Yorkshire)
'What are you doing with your coat and scarf on, you nesh sod! It's lovely and warm!'

Netty
Toilet (Scotland)
'Gannin tae the netty'

Nick
To steal (Everybody)
'That block just tried to Nick my wallet'

Nifty

Alternatives
50 pounds (Everybody)

Ninepence to a shilling
Slow, backward (Don't know)
'He's a bit ninepence to the shilling.'

Nipplerash
Stupid or annoying person (Everybody)

Nishta
Nothing or no. (Polari)

Nits
Head lice (Everybody)

No Flies On Me
Innocent; having an alibi (Everybody)
'They can't arrest me, I've got an alibi - there's no flies on me'

Nobody's Business
Very much. (Everybody)
'That car is backfiring like nobody's business.'

Nonce
One who is a paedophile or takes an unhealthy sexual interest in children (Everybody)

Nookie
Sexual intercourse. (Everybody)

Norks
Breasts (Everybody)

Nosebag
Food (Everybody)
'Let's go down the caff and get some nosebag.'

Nosh
Food (Street slang)

Not on Your Nelly
Never (Everybody)
'Give up football? Not on your Nelly!'

Nowt
Nothing (Yorkshire)

Nuddy
Nude (Everybody)
'He was watering his flowers in the nuddy'

Nugget
1 pound (Everybody)

Numpty
Stupid, silly person. (Everybody)
'Don't use your mobile while you're driving you numpty!'

Nut
Head (London)
'You're doing my nut in'

Nutjob
Crazy person (Don't know)

Nutter
Crazy person (Everybody)

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