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5 definitions by gieowermitherin

 
1.
1. Injunction meaning stop it. Particularly used to describe an action which the speaker finds annoying or irritating. Common in the north of England

2. Expression of amazement, upon being told some piece of information the speaker finds hard to believe. Common in the north of England
1. 'Give over hitting us, or I'll tell our mam!

2. 'Our Doreen's won t' pools? How much did she win? Give over! She never!
by gieowermitherin September 23, 2009
 
2.
A Northern English way of saying 'How are you?'; used informally to greet someone with whom the speaker is on familiar terms. A comprehensive answer referring to the belly in question is not required or expected.
'Eh up Eric, how's your belly off for spots?'
'Now then Arthur. Could be worse!'
by gieowermitherin September 23, 2009
 
3.
Injunction: stop it! Desist from an action which is causing annoyance to the speaker.

A more local dialect form of the phrase 'Give over'. Used in Northern England, particularly Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
'Gie ower 'itting me, or I'll tell our Mam!'
by gieowermitherin September 23, 2009
 
4.
Messing about, fumbling, mucking about: particularly used in the north of England in a derogatory way, to describe some action the speaker believes is not being done properly, or is being done to slowly and inefficiently.
Kevin, stop tarting about and give me that spanner, you knob head. I'll show you how it's done!
by gieowermitherin September 23, 2009
 
5.
Camp, demonstrative homosexual.
'Eric's a bit theatrical, I reckon'
'You mean he's a friend of dorothy?
'Yep. Backs to the wall.'
by gieowermitherin September 23, 2009