Did you know that all these words are of Romany - And not of English origin?

Bar - 'stone' in Romani, but used to mean a pound coin Chav - a member of a youth subculture, from chav/chavo the Romany word for boy Chor - to steal, from the Romani word meaning the same Cosh - a weapon, truncheon, baton, from the Romani word cosht, meaning stick Cushty - easy, good, fine, from the... show more Bar - 'stone' in Romani, but used to mean a pound coin

Chav - a member of a youth subculture, from chav/chavo the Romany word for boy

Chor - to steal, from the Romani word meaning the same

Cosh - a weapon, truncheon, baton, from the Romani word cosht, meaning stick

Cushty - easy, good, fine, from the Romani word kusht/kushti

Dinlo - idiot, either from the Romani word "dilo" meaning fool, or "dinilo" meaning crazy.

Jell - to go, from the Romani word "jall" meaning the same thing

Lollipop - a type of candy, from the Romani "loli phabai", meaning red apple

Moosh - colloquial meaning a man, a bloke, from Romani mush meaning man.

Nark - a police informer, from nāk/nose

Pal - a friend, from the Romani word phral, meaning brother

Ratley - a female, from the Romani word "rakli" meaning the same

Shiv - an improvised knife or similar weapon, from the Romani word Chiv/Shiv meaning the same thing

Skip - waste collecting container like on building sites - from Romani word skip meaning basket

Togs - clothes, from the Romani word togs meaning clothes

Mort - Means women, Romani for woman and mother

Gavver - police office, Romani for police officer

Dordy - Romani word used instead of cor

Gibberish - Means to talking nonsense. From the Romani word Jib, meaning tongue as well as language

Muller - Means to beat, hurt or kill in English. Means to die in Romani.

Corey - Male genitals, Romani for the same thing

Parni - Urine, Romani for water

Jank - Bad, Romani for poo
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