GLOSSARY OF NADSAT LANGUAGE

Words that do not appear to be of Russian origin are distinguised by asterisks. (For help with Russian, I am indebted to the kidness of my colleague Nora Montesinos and a numberof correspondents.)

*appy polly loggy

: apology
baboochka : old woman
*baddiwad : bad
bezoomy : mad
biblo : library
bitva : battle
Bog : God
bolnoy : sick
bolshy : big , great
brat, bratty : brother
bratchny : bastard
britva : razor
brooka : belly
brosay : to throw
bugatty : rich
cal : feces
*cancer : cigarette
cantora : office
carman : pocket
chai : tea
*charles, charlie : chaplain
chasha : cup
chasso : guard
cheena : woman
chest : to wash
chelloveck : person, man, fellow
chepooka : nonsense
choodessny : wonderful
*chumble : to mumble
clop : to knock
cluve : beak
collocoll : bell
*crack : to break up or "bust"
*crarck : to yowl?
crast : to steal or rob; robbery
creech : to shout or scream
*cutter : money
dama : lady
ded : old man
deng : money
devotchka : girl
dobby : good
*dook : trace, ghost
domy : house
dorogoy : dear, valuable
dratsing : fighting
*drencrom : drug
droog : friend
*dung : to defecate
dva : two
eegra : game
eemya : name
*eggiweg : egg
*filly : to play or fool with
*firegold : drink
*fist : to punch
*flip : wild?
forella : "trout"
gazetta : newspaper
*golly : bit of money
goloss : voice
goober : lip
gooly : to walk
gorlo : throat
govoreet : to speak or talk
grahzny : dirty
grazzy : soiled
gromly : loud
groody : breast
gruppa : group
*guff : guffaw
gulliver : head
*guttiwuts : guts
*hen-korm : chickenfeed
*horn : to cry out
horrorshow : good, well
*in-out in-out : copulation
interessovat : to interest
itty : to go
*jammiwam : jam
jeezny : life
kartoffel : potato
keeshkas : guts
kleb : bread
klootch : key
knopka : button
kopat : to "dig"
koshka : cat
kot : tomcat
krovvy : blood
kupet : to buy
lapa : paw
lewdies : people
*lighter : crone?
litso : face
lomtick : piece, bit
loveted : caught
lubbilubbing : making love
*lucious glory : hair
malchick : boy
malenky : little, tiny
maslo : butter
merzky : filthy
messel : thought, fancy
mesto : place
millicent : policeman
minoota : minute
molodoy : young
moloko : milk
moodge : man
morder : snout
*mounch : snack
mozg : brain
nachinat : to begin
nadmenny : arrogant
nadsat : teenage
nagoy : naked
*nazz : fool
neezhnies : underpants
nochy : nights
noga : foot, leg
nozh : knife
nuking : smelling
oddy knocky : lonesome
odin : one
okno : window
oobivat : to kill
ookadeet : to leave
ooko : ear
oomny : brain
oozhassny : terrible
oozy : chain
osoosh : to wipe
otchkies : eyeglasses
*pan-handle : erection
*pee and em : parents
peet : to drink
pischcha : food
platch : to cry
platties : clothes
pletcho : shoulder
plenny : prisoner
pleak : splash
*plosh : to splash
plott : body
podooshka : pillow
pol : sex
polezny : useful
*polyclef : skeleton key
pony : to understand
poogly : frightened
pooshka : "cannon"
prestoopnik : criminal
privodeet : to lead somewhere
*pretty polly : money
prod : to produce
ptitsa : "chick"
pyahnitsa : drunk
rabbit : work, job
radosty : joy
raskazz : story
rassoodock : mind
raz : time
razdraz : upset
razrez : to rip, ripping
rook, rooker : hand, arm
rot : mouth
rozz : policeman
sabog : shoe
sakar : sugar
sammy : generous
*sarky : sarastic
scoteena : "cow"
shaika : gang
*sharp : female
sharries : buttocks
shest : barrier
*shilarny : concern
*shive : slice
shiyah : neck
shlem : helmet
*shlaga : club
shlapa : hat
shoom : noise
shoot : fool
*sinny : cinema
skazat : to say
*skolliwoll : school
skorry : quick, quickly
skriking : scratching
skvat : to grab
sladky : sweet
sloochat : to happen
sloosh, slooshy : to hear, to listen
slovo : word
smeck : laugh
smot : to look
sneety : dream
*snoutie : tobacco?
*snuff it : to die
sobirat : to pick up
*sod : to fornicate, fornicator
soomka : "bag"
soviet : advice, order
spat : to sleep
spatchka : sleep
*splodge, splosh : splash
*spoogy : terrified
*Staja : State Jail
starry : ancient
strack : horror
*synthemesc : drug
tally : waist
*tashtook : handkerchief
*tass : cup
tolchock : to hit or push; blow, beating
toofles : slippers
tree : three
vareet : to "cook up"
*vaysay : washroom
veck : (see Chelloveck)
*vellocet : drug
veshch : thing
viddy : to see or look
voloss : hair
von : smell
vred : hole
*yahoodies : Jews
yabzick : tongue
*yarbles : testicles
yeckate : to drive
*warble : song
zammechat : remarkable
zasnoot : sleep
zheena : wife
zoobies : teeth
zvonock : bellpull
zvook : sound

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