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Top 10 most used British words! - Tony Wong - MapleRipplesStop whinging about being knackered, you prat!

1. Prat

Meaning: a stupid or foolish person

Example: Everyone who wears sunglasses in April is a prat.

2. Twee

Meaning: affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint

Example: Micmacs is a ramshackle and unbearably twee French comedy.

3. Knackered

Meaning: tired, exhausted

Example: Just went back from a whole long day of work, knackered now.

4. Jiggery-pokery

Meaning: dishonest or suspicious activity; nonsense

Example: Greece flouted EU rules on the limits to budget deficits; its national accounts were a moussaka of minced statistics, topped with a cheesy sauce of jiggery-pokery.

5. Plonk

Meaning: cheap or inferior wine

Example: Drinking premier cru wines at plonk prices.

6. Chunter

Meaning: to talk in a low inarticulate way; mutter

Example: Tell me about it. I was chuntering on last night about "padded" training bras.

7. Whinge

Meaning: to complain fretfully; whine

Example: I shall have one pint of beer less every time I'm in a pub, and I might occassionally whinge about the rises in the cost of living outstripping my wages.

8. Gormless

Meaning: lacking intelligence; stupid

Example: Gormless, unhelpful, and poorly trained shop staff create merry hell for customers.

9. Boffin

Meaning: a scientific expert and especially one involved in technological research

Example: Brain boffins at the university have made a great breakthrough.

10. Pukka  /?p?k?/

Meaning: genuine, authentic; first-class

Example: He's a pukka gent.
 
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