Wigan Dialect

Artarweet, here are some popular words in the Wigan dialect along with their pronouncinations and meanings.

Word Pronouncination Meaning

A

Alsithy Al-si-thi I'll see you - Goodbye
Anti An-ti Hasn't he
Anter An-ter Hasn't she
Arrers Arrers Darts
Artawreet Art-or-reet Are you alright? Are you OK?
Aster As-ter Have you?
Attowdim At-ow-dim I have told him
Avgotfot Av got fot Have got to
Aye Eye Yes

B

BabbiesYed Bab-biz-yed Suet steak pudding
Ballywarch Bally-warch Stomach ache
Barm Joes Barm Joes Barn cakes or bread rolls
Beltin Bel-tin Great or Super
Bidooin Bid-oo-in Hurry up
Binmon Bin-mon Refuse collector
Bint Bint Silly woman!
Bout Bout Without
Brast Brast Burst
Brunt Brunt Burnt
Buzztop Buzz-top Bus Stop

C

Cheer Cheer Chair
Clapowd Clap-owd Hold tight
Clod Clod Throw, eg. Clod us that cloth
Closit Clozzit Toilet
Cowd Cow-d Cold
Cozzy Cozzy Bathing costume
Cut Cut Canal

D

Dee Dee Die
Duster Duster Do you

E

Eight Eight Eat

F

Frikky Frikky Frightened
Fettle Fettle Fix, mend.

G

Garridge Garridge Garage
Gawpin Gaw-pin Staring - Looking
Gerrumonside Gerr-um-on-side Get them on side
Giuzit Gi-uz-it Give it to me

H

Hatayit Ha' tie it (she'd) have to have it

I

interfow int-er-fow Isn't she ugly
intit int-it Isn't it

J

Jackbit Jackbit Food
Jarmers Jar-mers Pyjamas
Jiggered Jiggered Tired out

K

Keck Keck to tip a load or to overbalance - The Keck, Council Refuse Dump
Klempt Klempt Very hungry

L

Lekkymon Lekki-mon Electricity meter reader

M

Maultdeerf Mault-dee-erf Stressed out / overworked
Moggy Moggy Insect
Moochin Moo-chin Being nosey (ie moochin about)
Moor Moo-er More
Munkon Munk on Sulking

N

Nou Nou (as in noun) No
Nowt Now-t Nothing

O

Onds Onds Hands
Owd Owd Old
Owdonabit Owd-on-abit Just a moment
Owtelse Owt-else Anything else
Owzthisel Owz-thi-sell How are you?
Owzeeno Ow-zee-no How does he know?

P

Papper Papper Paper
Petty Petty Toilet
Pow Pow Haircut
Prater Pray-ter Potato

R

Reet Reet Right

S

Satdi Sat-di Saturday
Showder Shou-der Shoulder
Skrike Skrike Cry
Slutch Slutch Mud
Slutchy Slutchy Muddy, dirty
Snotrag Snot-rag Handkerchief
Sowjer Sow-jer Soldier
Supitup Sup-it-up Drink it all

T

Thamaunt Tha-maunt You mustn't
Thawot Tha-wot Pardon?
Toerag Toe-rag Unworthy person
Towd T-owd Told
Tukkled Tuckled Ripped off

W

Weigh! Weigh! Stop
Wick Wick Week
Wom Wom Home
Wotthidooin Wot-thi-doo-in What are you doing?

Y

Yah Yah Yes
Yed Yed Head
Yedwarch Yed-warch Headache
Yonder Yon-der There (ie. oer yonder=over there)
Yonmon Yon-mon Him

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