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Ragin': Very angry, irate, in a foul temper. From: Sally Kelly

 

Rake: To joke (Ach, sure I'm only rakin') From: Kirsty
Rake: A lot - 'I had a wile rake uh spuds the night' From: Brian

 

Raker: dissolute person, lacking moral restraint; person indulging in sensual pleasures or vices; a waster. for example, "He's a real raker!" From: Brian Lyness

 

Rakin': mucking about, fooling around 'stop rakin' about ya tube' From Mark

Rare: odd. From Brian

Rare: Raise (as in children).
'He's an ill-rared glipe, so he is.'

Rare (rear) up: "He rared up on us when he heard what happened." Display anger, as in 'eat the face off" From: Dominic Campbell

 

Rared on herrin's eyes - A person who's always hungry. From: Brian

 

Rattle: a prolonged drinking bout. 'He's been on the rattle since he won at the ponies'. From Kieran Kerr

 

Raver: Mate / Friend. From Jo


Readies. Money, ah can't go, ah havent the readies. From: John Maze

 

Recht - right as in OK also right as opposed to left. From Jen

 

Redd: Clear, tidy.

'Ah'm away til redd up the kitchen then ah'll redd out the garage.'
By extension, to use a laxative: 'I need a good reddin' out, so ah do.'

 

 

Redner: Blush - 'He tuk a redner'. From: Brian

 

Reekin - "Yer man's reekin" as in, "that man has a bad smell". From Tim Watt

 

Rench: Rinse.

'Ah'll just give the delph a wee rench.'

 

Rickle - To stack turf to dry (also noun) From: Brian

Dominic Campbell adds: Rickle is also used for people who are severely underweight. "He's badly failed now, just a rickle o'bones"

 

Rift: Belch.

'He let out a rift that rattled the windies.'

 

Rigout: your attire. ie "a jeez martin, thons a quare fancy rigout on ye". From: uubrey

 

Right: Adds emphasis to what you're saying.

'That's a right oul banger he's bought.'

'He made a right eejit of himself last night.'

 

 

Rightly: Intoxicated, merry.

 

Rip the back off: To engage in insulting, defamatory criticism of an individual. From: Sally Kelly

 

Rippin' : Furious, Mad. eg: "Yer da'll be rippin' when he hears what ye've done" From Dominic Campbell


Road: meaning way, path. "Get out of my road, wud ye?" or "What road are you going anyway?" From: Dominic Campbell

 

 

Roasted: very hot , as in "I'm clean roasted" From: Ken Kissick

 

Rockpiler - Rottweiler (overheard on a Citybus - wasn't it tarrible what thon rockpiler did to that wee chile's face?) From Mark

 

 


Rubbered
: Drunk, inebriated. From: Sally Kelly



Ruction: An altercation, noisy scene or drama. From: Sally Kelly
Ructions meaning trouble. 'There will be ructions when your morr finds out.' From: Des

 

 

Rumbly: Sly, disreputable, of questionable character/morals. From: Sally Kelly



Runion: Scrap of clothing/rag "He had not a runion on him!". From: Sally Kelly

 


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