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The condition of having no civilizing influences or refined culture; ignorance or crudity; savage violence or cruelty.
With their gun culture, Americans never really outgrew barbarism.
by AKACroatalin April 13, 2015
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Acronym for an English expression All Mouth And Trousers which is used to describe someone who is an inveterate bullshitter. Someone who talks a lot but is unable, unwilling or incapable of delivering on their promises.
The phrase originated in the North of England and refers to people who talk a lot (mouth) and wear showy clothes (trousers).
"Malcolm's telling everybody that he's working really hard and he's going to complete the new website today and it will get him a promotion!"
"Has he started it yet or is he too busy telling everyone about it?"
"No, he's still talking about it."
by AKACroatalin March 14, 2015
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Gowk (pronounced ɡaʊk) is a noun with a number of meanings. It is sometimes used to mean a cuckoo or an awkward, clumsy or stupid person. Apparently the word goes back to ancient German and could mean a bastard, simpleton, or fool, which gives its commonest usage namely an awkward or foolish person. There is also a third totally distinct meaning; in Geordie dialect it means an apple core.
“You passed your kid off as his? You fucking gowk!”
by AKACroatalin January 3, 2017
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US Army slang in common use during the Vietnam War but probably originated during the Korean War. The phrase has multiple meanings which are dependent on the inflexion used and can usually only be determined from the context of the conversation. Four of the commonest are:-
1 No shit? – Are you giving me the facts?
2 No shit! – I am telling you the absolute truth!
3 No shit. – Don’t give me any lies or evasions.
4 No shit? (A question but with an implicit sneer) – Why don’t you carry on stating the obvious, you dumb cocksucker?
“Get your gear together, Charlie’s had his ass kicked and we’ve got 24 hours in Saigon!”
No shit?”
“No shit!”
by AKACroatalin November 22, 2016
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It’s the way that New Yorkers pronounce New York, it surprised the hell out of me the first time I heard it. Interestingly, they believe that theirs is the correct pronunciation and that everyone else in the world has got it wrong; they make the most Londoncentric of Londoners seem positively open minded; they do to the American language what Americans do to English. Something else interesting is the temperature range; Summer temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), dropping to minus 4.4 degrees Celsius (21.4 degrees Fahrenheit)in Winter. Perhaps it is these extremes of temperature that make New York extremely dangerous; in London (population 8.3 – 8.6 million depending on who you believe) 2014 saw 93 murders, while New York (population 8.4 million) saw 328.
“Noo Yoik! That’s the place where things happen!”
“Yeah, like lots of murders. No thanks, you can keep it!”
by AKACroatalin March 8, 2016
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This is originally London slang and quite an old expression; its first recorded use is in 1838 in an English newspaper (The Era) where it was used to describe a uninterested or half-assed attempt at any sort of task or job. Gradually its use changed until, by the time The Era closed in 1939, it was used and still is used to describe a perfunctory wash, less thorough that even HF-AGBA, a BBA or an airplane bath.
Malcolm’s really stinking this morning, I don’t think he even bothered with a lick and a promise.
by AKACroatalin September 9, 2016
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Something that fascinates most men; it’s found in pairs on females and is another name for a breast, boob or tit. Although it can be used in the singular form it is usually used in the plural, Charlies.
Miranda’s lopsided, she’s got on Charlie bigger than the other!”
by AKACroatalin February 20, 2017
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