Vo’kspeech Wordlist Supplement

Below is the glossary from Norman Rogers' seminal work Wessex Dialect (Moonraker Press, 1979), reproduced with the kind permission of the author's estate. The glossary appears in a slightly abridged and simplified form, both to make it easier to sort the reverse glossary, and so as not to hurt sales should the book ever be reprinted.

-vraksensuffix -wrack
AbbnWeft
AbearvBear
Afear'dadjAfraid
Aforeprep/advBefore
AggvHack
AglonnHaw (berry)
AhmoonCow, child's word for
Airy MousenBat (mammal)
All-a-HohadjLop-sided
AllemangadjMixed up
AlleynMarble, alabaster
Amper (1)nTumour
Amper (2)nBoil
Amper (3)nBlister
AmperyadjPimply
AnewstadvNearly
Anunt (1)prep Opposite
Anunt (2)prep Beside
AnywhenadvAny time
Apple BeenWasp
Apple DranenWasp
Apple DronenWasp
ApronnPig fat used for wrapping faggots
Aps (1)nAspen
Aps (2)nBoil
ArgvArgue
ArrishnStubble
Arse Smart (1)nRedleg
Arse Smart (2)nWater-Pepper
A-SamadjAjar
AshardadjAjar
Ashen Faggot NightnChristmas Eve
AstoreintYou know?
Avear'dadjAfraid
AvelinadjSilly
AyeadvYes
Bache (1)nHill
Bache (2)nValley
Back HandedadjLeft-Handed
BackfriendnHangnail
Badger-PiedadjSandy-Coloured
BaitnFood
Bait (1)vReplenish fire
Bait (2)vMend fishing nets
BakernWoodlouse
BamsnGaiters
BannisnStickleback
BannisticklenStickleback
BannutnWalnut
BargevBelch
BarkennFarmyard
BarmnYeast
BatternEmbankment, railway
BavinsnFirewood
BeatnessnFatigue
BecallvScold
BedbindnBindweed
Beet (1)vReplenish fire
Beet (2)vMend fishing nets
BeetlenMallet
BelkvBelch
BellockvBellow
Bellowed OutadjExhausted
Belve vBellow (of cattle)
BetwitvTease
BidevStay
Bird KeepingvProtecting crops from birds
Bird StarvingvProtecting crops from birds
Bird's EyenGermander Speedwell
BitbatnBat (mammal)
BivervQuiver
BlackbobnBeetle
BladdernBlister
BlankernSpark
BlarevBellow (of cattle)
Blatch (1)nSoot
Blatch (2)adjSooty
Blatch (3)vBlacken
Bleeding HeartnWallflower
BlindhousenDrunk tank
Blue-VinniedadjBlue-Veined (of cheese)
BlunderstoneadjClumsy
BlusterousadjWindy
BobbishadjHealthy
Boke (1)vBelch
Boke (2)vRetch
BonnynFire, indoor
BoosingnCowshed
BottomnValley
BrandsnFreckles
BraveadjHealthy
Bray (1)vNeigh
Bray (2)vScour cloth
BreakvTear
BrickleadjBrittle
BricklyadjBrittle
BrizevPress
BruckleadjBrittle
BrucklyadjBrittle
BuccanScarecrow
BullyragvScold
BungersomeadjAwkward
BuntvButt (of animall)
Burny BakevBurn Turf
Burny BeatvBurn Turf
BusnEar
BussockvCough
ButtnPaddock
Button Short, aadjFeeble-minded
ButtynWorkmate
CabbyadjSticky
CaddlevQuarrel
CaddlesomeadjUncertain (of weather)
CaddlingadjUncertain (of weather)
Cady (1)nRunt
Cady (2)nHat
CallynSweet
Cam HandedadjLeft-Handed
CarriagenIrrigation channel in water-meadow
Catch (1)vCongeal
Catch (2)vBegin to freeze (of water)
CatchyadjUncertain (of weather)
CatpolenTadpole
Caul fatnPig fat used for wrapping faggots
CavingsnChaff
CavvyadjSilly
ChacklevGossip
ChainnWarp (weaving)
ChamvChew
ChambernBedroom
CharmnChatter of birds
Chatter MagnGossip
ChermnChatter of birds
ChildnGirl
ChildagsnChilblains
ChilvernEwe lamb
Chilver HognEwe under two years old
ChimpnPotato shoot
Chuckle-HeadedadjFoolish
ChumpnLog
ClabbyadjSticky
ClackersnClappers (for bird scaring)
ClamnFootbridge
ClammernFootbridge
ClattedadjTangled
ClattyadjTangled
ClausenadjFlagged (of floor)
ClavelnMantlepiece
ClavynMantlepiece
ClaynMarble, clay
CleatyadjSticky
CleeveadjSteep
ClickadjLeft-Handed
Clicky-HandedadjLeft-Handed
ClidenGoose-Grass
ClineyadjUnwell
ClinkernIcicle
ClinkerbellnIcicle
Clit adjMatted
ClitesnGoose-Grass
ClittyadjTangled
CliversnGoose-Grass
CloamnEarthenware
CloamenadjEarthenware
ClumbersomeadjAwkward
Clumble FistedadjClumsy
ClumpervStumble
ClynGoose-Grass
CocklebellnIcicle
Colly CownLadybird
ComicaladjAwkward
ConigrenWarren, rabbit
ConkerbellnIcicle
Coocky-HandedadjLeft-Handed
CosterilnBottle taken into fields by workers
CouchvSit
Coupy (1)nChicken
Coupy (2)vCrouch
Coupy-EggnEgg
Cow ClatnCowpat
CowflopnCowslip
CowslopnCowslip
CratchnHayrick
CribnSnack
CroogernWoodlouse
CroupyvCrouch
Croupy DownvCrouch
CrustnSnack
Cunny-HandedadjLeft-Handed
CuttynWren
DacknRunt
DaddocknWood, rotten
DaddockyadjRotten
DaggernIcicle
DaggledadjExhausted
DagglernIcicle
DagletnIcicle
DallpignRunt
Dap (1)vBounce (ball)
Dap (2)vGo
Dap (3)vBrand sheep
Daps (1)nPlimsolls
Daps (2)nImage (as in "the spitting image of")
DarlingnRunt
DarrelnRunt
DeddickienRomani
Delirious TremornDelirium Tremens
DenshirevBurn Turf
DevonshirevBurn Turf
DewbitnEarly morning snack
DigglevGrow abundantly
DigglesnLoads
DillnShaft of cart
DillernShaft Horse
DillingnRunt
DillynDuck (children's word)
DimmetnTwilight
DimpseynTwilight
DisremembervForget
DoddervBewilder
Dogsmouth (1)nAntirrhinum, Wild
Dogsmouth (2)nYellow Toadflax
DorrelnRunt
DoutvExtinguish
DrangnAlleyway
DrawnnDrain in water-meadow
DripplenSide (of wagon)
DrocknDrain under road
DrongnAlleyway
DrungnAlleyway
DrythnDrought
DubvThrow
DuddekinnLavatory
DuddervBewilder
DudmannScarecrow
DumbeladjStupid
DummeladjStupid
DummocknCow
DunchadjDeaf
DunchedadjCramped
DunnekinnLavatory
DunnicknLavatory
DunnyadjDeaf
DurnnDoor Jamb
DustmannSandman (in nursery tales)
DykenLavatory
EassnEarthworm
EddernHazel wand used to keep hedge in place
EgglenHaw
EggletnHaw
EglonnHaw
ElmnBundle of thatching straw
EmmetnAnt
EmptvEmpty
Empting CloamvGetting drunk
ErdingnRed dye
ErrishnStubble field
EthernHazel wand used to keep hedge in place
EttlenNettle
EvetnNewt
EvilnDung fork
FaggotnBundle
FairynWeasel
Fancy MannLover, male
FantaignFluster
FennyadjMouldy
FewstervFester
FignRaisin
Filler (1)nShaft Horse
Filler (2)nShaft of cart
FirknSmall object
Fitch (1)nPolecat
Fitch (2)vFlick
FitchewnPolecat
FitchynPolecat
FlabbernEat greedily
FlakenHurdle
Flam NewadjBrand New
Flame NewadjBrand New
FlarenPig fat used for wrapping faggots
FlasknClothes basket
FlaynPig fat used for wrapping faggots
FleadnPig fat used for wrapping faggots
FlecknPig fat
FleetnUrine
FlicknPig fat
FlitmousenBat (mammal)
FlittermousenBat (mammal)
Floating MeadownWater Meadow
FlumpvFlop down (eg into chair)
FoggernCowman
ForespurnHock of pork
Frame (1)n Carcase of chicken
Frame (2)nSkeleton
FroaredadjCold
FuddeckvFidget
FurmitynFrumenty
GaitnMannerism
GallervFrighten
GallowvFrighten
GallyvFrighten
GammyadjSticky
Gammy-HandedadjLeft-Handed
GapesnatchnFool
Gauge BricknBrick put in oven to show by change of colour when food is ready
GawknClumsy person
GayadjHealthy
GeminiintJiminy!
GibblenSpring onion
GinvBegin
Gipsy NutnHaw
GladdigoasternWoodlouse
Glutch (1)vSwallow
Glutch (2)vBelch
GoatvStook
GogglevDrink avidly
Golden ChainnLaburnum
GolkvDrink avidly
GrainnTine of pitchfork
Gramfer (1)nGrandfather
Gramfer (2)nWoodlouse
GrammernGrandmother
Grave nScrap of meat left over when fat has been rendered
GravelwindnBindweed
GreetsnTea leaves, used
GrignSmall object
GrigglenApple, small
GriskinnPork loin
GroundlilynBindweed
GroundsnTea leaves, used
GroutsnTea leaves, used
GrutsnTea leaves, used
GuddlevDrink avidly
GugglevDrink avidly
GulletnPuddle
GussnSaddle girth
HacklevCough
HagnHaw
HagagnHaw
HairifnGoose-Grass
HallegenDisorder
HalsenHazel
HamnWater Meadow
HandpatadvWithin reach
Handyprep Near
HangenOffal
HarledadjTangled
Harvest RownShrew
HaskvCough
HatchnHay, line of
HawberrynHaw
HazzledadjChapped
HeavevSweat
HeddlenWire separating warp threads in loom
HeftvTest for weight
Hen and ChickennLondon Pride (flower)
HengenOffal
Hen-ToedadjPigeon-Toed
HilevStook
HiltnSow, young
HindnBailiff
HodmadodnScarecrow
HoosetnRough Music
HoozledadjHoarse
HorchvButt (of cattle)
HoundnWagon, front of
HousewallahnHouse-dweller
HowkvRoot (of pig)
HuckvHook
HummocknCow
Hunch (1)nHunk
Hunch (2)vButt (of cattle)
HusbirdnWhore's brood (insult)
IcecandlenIcicle
IcedagglenIcicle
IceletnIcicle
IcybellnIcicle
IssnEarthworm
JibbernHorse, restless
JimminyintGemini, by
Joey (1)nRunt
Joey (2)nThreepenny bit
Jonnickadv/intHonestly
JumbliesnSweets
KeckvRetch
KnapnHillock
KnickyadjHealthy
KnotlingnChitterling
Lady CownLadybird
Lagged OutadjExhausted
LatterlammasnJudgement Day
Latterlamsical (1)adjUnpunctual
Latterlamsical (2)adjProcrastinating
LattyprackadjParalytic
LawrencenIdleness, personification of
LearadjHungry
LearyadjHungry
LeasevGlean
Lew adjWarm
LewthnWarmth
Lew-WarmadjLukewarm
LewzenPigsty
Lich-PathnChurchyard Path
LimbernShaft of cart
LinepostnClothes post
LinhaynCartshed
LippingadjWet (of weather)
LissomadjLively (of child)
ListnSelvedge of woven cloth
LittonnChurchyard
LiversicknHangnail
LollupvIdle
London YorksnStraps to keep bottoms of trousers from trailing in mud
LookseevLook
LopvIdle
LouchvSlouch
Love an' IdolsnPansy, Wild
Love-A-LidonPansy, Wild
Loving IdolsnPansy, Wild
Lug (1)n30¼ square yards
Lug (2)n5½ yards
Lych GatenChurchyard Gate
MagvPrattle
MaggernGossip
MaidnGirl
MaidennGirl
MainadvVery
MammetnScarecrow
Marlborough-HandedadjLeft-Handed
MaundnBasket
MawkinnScarecrow
MayberrynHaw
MazedadjMad
MazzardnHair
MegrimsnMigraine
MidstaynThreshing floor
MidsteadnThreshing floor
MiffvTake offence
MillardnMiller
MinintMind
MindvRemember
MokusnDonkey
MootnTree stump
MopnTuft of grass
MorenTree stump
MouchvForage
MousesnapnMousetrap
MownRick
MowyardnRickyard
MungevChew
MurflesnFreckles
NailspringnHangnail
NammetnLunch
Nan?intPardon?
NapkneedadjKnock-Kneed
NealdnNeedle
NessocknDonkey
Nestle-BirdnRunt
Nestle-DrashnRunt
Nestle-DrishnRunt
Nestle-DrudgenRunt
Nestle-TripenRunt
NiddixknNeck
Niddy-NoddynDelirium Tremens
NimpingangnWhitlow
NirrupnDonkey
NitnNor yet
NothervTrembling
Nuffin-IdolsnPansy, Wild
NunchnLunch
NurknRunt
NuttervWhinny
Nuzzle-BirdnRunt
Nuzzle-DrashnRunt
Nuzzle-DrishnRunt
Nuzzle-DrudgenRunt
Nuzzle-TripenRunt
Oaksey LilynSnake's Head Fritillary
OavesnEaves
OozedadjHoarse
OozlevWheeze
OpewaynPassageway
Overrightprep Opposite
Pair of TrucksnHandbarrow
PakenHand
PanenPalm (of hand)
PanternynPantry
ParkyadjChilly
ParrocknPaddock
PasmetnParsnip
PeartadjImpertinent
PeepshownFlowers, pressed
PelchvButt (of cattle)
PiddlenPaddock
PigberrynHaw
PighalenHaw
PigmeatnPork from mature pig
PigshellnHaw
PinenCowshed
PinswellnBoil
Pin-ToedadjPigeon-Toed
PissabednDandelion
Pitch (1)nHill, steep
Pitch (2)vSettle (of snow)
PitchpolladjHead over Heels
PithnCrumb
Plat (1)nPaddock
Plat (2)nPlain
PlimvSwell
PlocknLog
Plough BottlenBottle taken into fields by workers
PlumpnPump
PogvPierce
PoggernDibber
PoheadnTadpole
PokenStomach (of calf)
PooknHaystack
PoppynSweet (children's word)
PotnWheelbarrow
PrailnThree playing cards of same value
ProngnPitchfork
PudnHand (children's word)
PuddynHand (children's word)
PuffsnFirewood
PuggledadjStupid
Pumple-FootedadjClub-Footed
PurdlevHurtle
PurredadjRotten
PurreyedadjRotten
PuttnWheelbarrow
PuzzivantnFluster
QuailawaynStye
Quarn/vQuarry
QuatvSquat
QuillnBobbin
QuiltvSwallow
QuilternThroat
QuirkvComplain
RaftyadjRancid (of bacon)
RamblernPotato
RamesnSkeleton
RanglevRamble (of climbing plant)
Rantn/vTear
RastyadjRancid (of bacon)
Ravel-BacknHangnail
ReamnCream
Reap-HooknSickle
Rear-MousenBat (mammal)
ReddlenRed dye
Reed-BindnBindweed
RollernLine of hay waiting to be pooked
RoughadjUnwell
RoweyadjRough
Ruddern/vSieve
RustyadjRancid (of bacon)
RutchyadjRancid (of bacon)
SailnSpar of hurdle, upright
SarvFeed animals
Scagn/vTear
ScallywapnBarber
ScatnShower (of rain)
ScautervHurtle
Scoochy-HandedadjLeft-Handed
ScothnChink
ScrabblevHurry
Scram-HandedadjLeft-Handed
ScrammedadjFrozen
ScrammishadjClumsy
Scrammy adjClumsy
Scrammy-HandedadjLeft-Handed
ScrewelnShrew
ScrobblevCreep
ScroopvCreak
Scrow-LeggedadjBow-Legged
ScrumpvCrunch
ScudnShower (of rain)
ScugnSquirrel
ScuggynSquirrel
ScurfnDandruff
SegnUrine
SettlyadjRotten (of eggs)
SettyadjRotten (of eggs)
ShacklevHurry
ShardnGap (in hedge)
SharpnShaft (of cart)
Shear-CropnShrew
ShekelnSickle
SherrynShrew
ShipponnCowshed
ShirpvWhittle
ShitabednDandelion
ShitsacknOak-Apple
Shitsack DaynOak-Apple Day
Shoot (1)nGuttering
Shoot (2)nWeft
ShrammedadjFrozen
ShrigglevScrump
ShrimpyadjCold
Shro-CrotchnShrew
ShuantadjSmooth
ShudderedadjCold
ShuttleadjActive (of children)
SignUrine
SinknDrain
Skiffle-HandedadjLeft-Handed
Skiffy-HandedadjLeft-Handed
SkillinnCowshed
SkillingnCowshed
SkingernMiser
Skivvy-HandedadjLeft-Handed
SlammocknSlattern
SlobbervGuzzle
SloomvDawdle
SlubnMud, wet
SmaamvMuddy
SmarmvMuddy
SmatchnTaste
SmeechnSmoke
SmeechnSoot
Snail CreepernGathering on smock
SnowellnChunk
Sobbing WetadjSoaking Wet
SoceintFriends (as a form of address)
SolenPlough, Wooden
SomewhenadvSometime
SpecklesnFreckles
SpicknThatching Spar
SpilenVegetable matter found in wool
SplashvWeave hedge
SplatnPaddock
SprayedadjChapped
SpringdagnChilblain
SproddlevBow (of legs)
Spun OutadjExhausted
Spunned OutadjExhausted
SpurdlevMuckspread
SpurlvMuckspread
SquailvThrow stick
SquailernThrowing stick
Squat (1)vCrush
Squat (2)vDent
SqueakernRunt
Squiffy-HandedadjLeft-Handed
SquinnyvSquint
Squippy-HandedadjLeft-Handed
SquishyadjSwampy
SquittlevWhittle
Squiver-HandedadjLeft-Handed
Squivver-HandedadjLeft-Handed
SqwugnSquirrel
SrammedadjFrozen
St Fifer's DancenSt Vitus Dance
St Viper's DancenSt Vitus Dance
StalenHandle
StarvedadjFrozen
SteartnFastening
StickvStook
Sticky ButtonsnGoose-Grass
StitchvStook
StockvStook
StogsnGaiters
StonernMarble, stone
StowellnTree stump
StradsnKnee straps
StricklenCorn measure
StritchnCorn measure
StroilnCouch Grass
StuggyadjBoggy
SuantadjSmooth
SullnPlough, Wooden
SullynPlough, Wooden
SummerfacenFreckles
SummerfoldsnFreckles
SummermouldsnFreckles
SweetheartsnGoose-Grass
TacknShelf
TacklenFood
TaffledadjTangled
TailnSkirt
TalletnHayloft
TazzledadjTangled
TeartadjSore
TeftvTest for weight
ThillnShaft (of cart)
ThillernShaft Horse
ThirdleadjHungry
ThirladjHungry
ThreshelsnFlail
ThripplenSide of wagon
TippetnUp Jenkins
Tisty-TostynCowslip
TizzickvWheeze
TollvEntice
TomahawknAdze
Tommy nFood
Tommy HackernAdze
TomtoddynTadpole
TousernApron, coarse
TrigvProp up
TrinnStomach (of calf)
TroughnSink, kitchen
TrucklevRoll
TrucklesnDroppings
TrullennLane
TunnChimney
TundishnFunnel
TundlevPour (of chimney smoke)
TunigarnFunnel
TunnelnFunnel
TurdstoolnCowpat
TurmetnTurnip
TuttynFlower
TwitvTease
UckvHook
UcklenIdiot
UrgevRetch
VampvStrut
VarvFarrow
VeernFurrow
Veer OutvMark out furrows with plough
VinnynMould
VorspurnHock of pork
Vorus-NorusadjBrazen
VosselnStake of hurdle
VreathevWreathe
WakenLine of hay waiting to be pooked
WallishadjUnwell
WallownLine of hay waiting to be pooked
WallowishadjUnwell
WallynLine of hay waiting to be pooked
WantnMole (animal)
WatchetadjWet-footed
Watty-HandedadjLeft-Handed
WeatheadjPliable
WenchnGirl
WentnTeasel, worn
WetchetadjWet-footed
WeyintWhoa
WhippencenSwingle-trees of plough
White-LiveredadjSickly
WhitemouthnThrush (disease)
WhivervQuiver
WhizbirdnWhore's brood (insult)
Wicker (1)nEar
Wicker (2)vNeigh
WilligognMerry-Go-Round
WillowindnBindweed
WimvWinnow
WimblenHand brace
WinkervNeigh
WisknStye
WistnStye
WithynWillow
WithywindnBindweed
WordlenWorld
Yes Smart (1)nRedleg
Yes Smart (2)nWater-Pepper
YewcumsnHiccups
YopvScold
YorksnStraps to keep bottoms of trousers from trailing in mud
ZiltnSalting Trough
ZozzledadjDrunk