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Buttie: A slang term used in the UK to describe a sandwich, often made with bread and a filling such as meat, cheese, or vegetables.

Leftovers: Refers to food that remains uneaten after a meal, often saved and eaten later as a snack or meal.

Peckish: Feeling slightly hungry, often used in the context of wanting a light snack or small meal.

Hollow: Refers to something that is empty or lacking in substance or depth, often used to describe a feeling or sensation.

Brekkie: A slang term used in the UK and Australia to describe breakfast.

Yummy: Refers to something that is delicious or enjoyable to eat, often used in the context of food or cooking.

Moreish: Refers to something that is so delicious or enjoyable that one wants to keep eating more of it.

Stodgy: Refers to food that is heavy or dense, often causing a feeling of fullness or lethargy.

Gannet: A bird known for its voracious appetite, often used in the UK as a slang term to describe someone who eats a lot or quickly.

Guzzle: To drink or consume something quickly and in large quantities, often used in reference to alcohol or other beverages.

I’m starving Judy.

You always are. Have a buttie or some of yesterday’s leftovers, because we are not eating for 2 hours.

Do you mean the curry? I can nuke it in the microwave. It’s funny, I always get peckish after playing football with Ed junior.

Is he hungry too?

No. He took some tuck with him. I also gave him some money, because he wants to go to the chippy or that greasy spoon on the high street with his mates.

What! He won’t be hungry later.

Are you joking? He’s got hollow legs that boy.

That’s true. He had a full-English for brekkie, than grabbed a handful of bickies before he left the house.

Those ones you made yesterday? They were very yummy. Moreish too.

You two polished those off quickly, didn’t you.

You know what we are like Judy. If there is any nosh in the kitchen, we’ll scoff it down.

But you had a pie and spud for lunch. Wasn’t that stodgy enough.

Yes, but not enough sugar my dear. You know we are both sweet-toothed.

But you had an ice cream for afters.

That was just to cool us down.

Well, don’t eat anything this afternoon, because we’ve been invited for a barbie at the neighbours this evening.

Really? I thought we were having spag bol. I was looking forward to it.

The way you and Ed junior gulp it down like a couple of gannets, I’m glad we don’t have to see it again today.

You make us sound like a couple of greedy pigs. We aren’t that bad, are we?

You both could be better. So please think about that this evening, when you are served bangers.

Oh yes, the last time we were there, we had an eating competition and we both guzzled down.

That’s not going to happen again this evening! Otherwise the pair of you can make your own grub for a week.

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Slang - Food

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Foodie (n) – A gourmet consumer or cooking enthusiast

Bridget is such a foodie. She is always trying out new recipes.


Junk food (n) – Unsophisticated food of a perceived low nutritional value

My son eats too much junk food. I’d like him to eat more fruit.


Afters (n) – Dessert

What’s for afters Mum? I’m still hungry.


Bangers (n)– Sausages

Bangers for dinner this evening. My favourite.


Barbie (n) – Barbecue

Shall I put another steak on the barbie?


Bickie (n) – Biscuit

Take a few bickies with you, in case you get hungry.


Bite (n) – A small meal to eat on the go.

We can grab a bite on the way to the concert.


Blowout (n) – A very large meal

We are celebrating Janet’s birthday. We are going to have a blowout.


BLT (n) – Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich

Can I have a BLT please?


Brekkie (n) – Breakfast

Brekkie is the most important meal of the day.


Brew up (n) – Cup of tea

It’s time for a break. I’ve made you a brew up.


Buttie (n) Sandwich

I love eating chip butties. Unhealthy, but tasty.


Chippy (n) – Fish and chip takeaway

Can you go to the chippy and get our dinner?


Chips (n) – Potato fries

I think it’s okay to eat chicken and chips with your fingers.


Chocoholic (n)
My wife is a chocoholic. She can’t get enough chocolate.


Chow down (vb) – To eat

Chow down on this delicious curry.


Chow (n) – Food

Dad has gone to get some chow. We had nothing in the fridge.


Deli (n) – Delicatessen

I love the tasty bagels they serve at the deli on the corner.


Dig in (vb) – Start the meal

Come on! Dig in, otherwise it’ll get cold.


Doggie bag (n) – A small bag provided on request by a restaurant for customers to carry home leftovers of a meal

Would you like me to pack what you haven’t eaten in a doggie bag?


Eatery (n) – A place to eat

That is one of the best eateries in this town.


Elevenses (n) – A short break to eat and drink at 11am

We’ve worked hard all morning. It’s time for elevenses.


Full-English – Cooked breakfast of meat, egg, baked beans and toast.

When you eat a full-English in this cafe, you are full until the evening time.


Fry up (vb) – To fry food in a pan or wok

I’m going to fry up some sliced potatoes to eat with the fish.


Fry-up (n) – A meal of mainly fried food

There is nothing better than a big fry up after a hard day’s work.


Gannet (n) – Greedy person

Slow down! You’re eating like a gannet.


Greasy spoon (n) – Cafe

Let’s go to the greasy spoon near the train station for a full-English.


Grub (n) – Food

Time for some grub. I’m so hungry.


Gulp down (vb) Eat very quickly

He gulped down the meal like he hadn’t eaten for days.


Guzzle (vb) – Eat very quickly

You will have to guzzle that down quickly. We haven’t got much time.


Hollow legs (exp) – The ability to eat a lot without showing any ill effects.

Ted has got hollow legs. He can eat and drink as much as he wants.


Leftovers (n) – Food not eaten from a meal

We have some leftovers from last night’s meal I can heat up.


Mash (n) Mashed potatoes

I think bangers and mash is my favourite meal


Moreish (adj) – Tasty food you want to eat more of

These sweets are so moreish. I could eat the whole packet.


Nosh (n) – Food

Did you bring any nosh? If not they sell stuff at the kiosk.


Nuke (vb) – To microwave food

I will nuke those pizzas we bought earlier. They’ll be cooked in 5 minutes.


Peckish (adj) – Feeling hungry

What time is dinner? I’m feeling peckish.


Pig (n) – Greedy person

What a greedy pig! He ate all the cake.


Pig out (vb) – To eat to excess

I’m ready to pig out. I haven’t eaten a big meal for days.


Pig-out (n) – To have a large meal

We had a pig-out last night. We ate everything we had in the cupboards.


Pigs in blanket (n) Sausages wrapped in bacon

One of the best things about Christmas is the pigs in blankets.


Polish off (vb) – To eat all the food on a plate

You may as well polish off the rest. It won’t keep until tomorrow.


Pud (n) – Pudding

Is there any Christmas pud left?


Sarnie (n) – Sandwich

I normally take a cheese sarnie to eat at work.


Scoff (vb) – To eat quickly

You scoffed down those biscuits very quickly.


Seconds (n) – A second serving of a meal

I’m still hungry. Can I have seconds?


Slap-up (n) – A very big meal

To celebrate getting your new job, let’s go out for a slap-up.


Spag bol (n) – Spaghetti Bolognese

Spag bol is my specialty meal. Everyone enjoys eating it.


Spread (n) – A lot of different food laid out.

The buffet at the wedding reception was the best spread I’ve ever seen.


Spud (n) – Potato

I always eat a meat pie with a baked spud when I watch football.

Starving (adj) – Very hungry

What’s for dinner? I’m starving.


Stodgy (adj) – Very filling food, normally starchy.

This bread is very stodgy, but at least you feel full afterwards.


Sweet tooth (n) – Sweet toothed (adj) – To have a strong liking for sweet food.

I love eating chocolate and lollipops. I have such a sweet tooth.


Tater, tattie (n) – Potato

Would you like a tattie with your pie?


Tuck (n) – Snack, normally for school

You’ve got a sandwich and a chocolate for your tuck. Your tuck box is on the table.


Tuck in (vb) – Start your meal

Tuck in! Otherwise your dinner will get cold.


Veggie (n) – A person who is vegetarian.

I gave up meat and became a veggie when I was at university.


Yummy (adj) – Very good tasting food

This chocolate and marshmallow cake is yummy.

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