easy, pleasasnt - from an Urdu (originally Persian)word 'khwshi' meaning 'happiness' or 'ease'. Came into English directly from India via British Army slang of the early 20th Century. Not to be confused with kushti
which comes into English from Romany
He sits on his arse all day, a real cushy number.
filth, dirt, German word first used by James Joyce in Ulysses
well rehearsed patter of salesperson or advocate of particular cause (1896), to gamble (1882), to play music (1870) also Spieler meaning a gambling club
don't give me that spiel
informer, someone who has got their nose into your business. Romany word 'naak' means nose. Not to be confused with the later American word with similar meaning which is an abbreviation for 'Narcotics Agent'
A coppers's nark
prison. romany word 'staripen', an immovable thing or place from which you cannot move, ultimately connecterd to the word 'stasis'
he's doing stir
to steal or a thief. Romany word 'te chorel' to steal. see also chor
. Used in pockets all over the UK where chav
s are descended from Romany Gypsies. (e.g., recently heard in Chatham, Kent)
he's a bleeding chore, he's always choring from shops
to hit with the fist. Romany word for 'five'. To give someone a bunch of fives. Not to be confused with the word 'punch' meaning a drink with five ingredients, which is not a Romany word, but a Hindi word. The Hindi for 'five' is 'paanch'.