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Black Country dialect
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Use the alphabet links below to have a look at a selection of words that typify the Black Country accent.
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G - K
Black Country word
Meaning
  
G 
GabGossip
GaffaBoss
GainMeaning the opposite of standard English 'ungainly'. "Someone who walked with a limp would be described as being 'not very gain on his feet'. Someone who was skilled at something would be described, for example, as 'a gain chap'. These were expressions used by my father who came from Pensnett." (contributor; Angela Mocroft)
GannitGreedy eater
GawkLook
GawpMouth open
GelGirl
GidGiven
GleedsEmbers in a coal fire
GobMouth
Goose gogA gooseberry
GorritGot it
Grorty DickGroaty Pudding
GuzzlinDrinking fast
GooinGoing
Gizzit ereGive it to me
Gray Pays un BairconGrey Peas and Bacon, the traditional Black Country dish
GrizzleTo cry pathetically
  
H 
HeavyGood or nice
HisnHis
HossHorse
  
I 
I guh ter BloxwichWell, I never! (contributor; Denise Thwaites)
InklinHint
'IsHis
  
J 
Jack SqualerSwift (the bird) (contributor; Mark Round)
JammyLucky
JimmuckinShaking
JedDead
  
K 
Kalied(Kay - lied) Drunk
KerfuffleFuss
KetchCatch
KiddieKidderminster
Kite off (to)To run away
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