A Nadsat Glossary

by Scott McDonald,
with Elizabeth Cole, Andy Webb,
Kevin Faust, and Michael Wargula

Word Meaning Origins
Appypolly loggy Apology School boy speak
Baboochka Old woman Russian: babooshka/grandmother
Baddiwad Bad School boy speak
Banda Band Russian: banda/band, gang
Bezoomy Mad Russian: byezoomiyi/mad, insane
Biblio Library Russian: biblioteka/library
Bitva Battle Russian: bitva/battle
Bog God Russian: Bog/God
Bolnoy Sick Russian: bolnoy/sick
Bolshy Big Russian: bolshoy/big
Bratchny Bastard
Bratty Brother Russian: brat/brother
Britva Razor Russian: britva/razor
Brooko Belly Russian: bryukho/abdomen
Brosay Throw Russian: brosat/to throw
Bugatty Rich Russian: bogaty/wealthy
Cal Shit Russian: kal/excrement, faeces
Cancer Cigarette Standard slang term: ie. cancer stick
Cantora Office Russian: kontora/office
Carman Pocket Russian: karman/pocket
Chai Tea Russian: chai/tea
Charlie Chaplain/Priest Rhyming slang: Charlie Chaplin -> Chaplain
Chasha Cup Russian: chashka/cup
Chasso Guard Russian: chasovoy/sentry
Cheena Woman Russian: zhenshcheena/woman
Cheest Wash Russian: cheestit/to clean
Chelloveck Fellow Russian: chelovyek/person, man
Chepooka Nonsense Russian: chyepookha/nonsense
Choodessny Wonderful Russian: choodesniyi/miraculous
Chumble Mumble Invented slang: chatter + mumble (?)
Clop Knock Onomatopeia?
Cluve Beak Russian: klyuv/beak
Collocol Bell Russian: kolokol/bell
Crark Yowl Unknown
Crast Steal Russian: krast/steal
Creech Scream Russian: kreechat/scream
Cutter Money English Slang
Dama Lady Russian: dama/lady
Ded Old Man Russian: ded/grandfather
Deng Money Russian: dengi/money
Devotchka Girl Russian: devochka/girl
Dobby Good Russian: dobro/good
Domy House Russian: dom/house
Dook Ghost Gypsy: dook/magic
Dorogoy Valuable Russian: dorogoi/expensive, dear
Drat Fight Russian: drat/to tear to pieces, to kill
Drencrom A particular drug Invented slang:
Droog Friend Russian: droog/friend
Dva Two Russian: dva/two
Eegra Game Russian: igra/game
Eemya Name Russian: imya/name
Eggiweg Egg School boy speak
Em Mum Invented slang: 'M' from "Mama"
Fagged Tired English slang: tired
Filly Play Unknown
Firegold A particular drink Invented slang: Unknown
Forella Trout Russian: forel/trout
Gazetta Newspaper Russian: gazeta/newspaper
Glazz Eye Russian: glaz/eye
Gloopy Stupid Russian: glupiyi/foolish, stupid
Godman Priest Invented slang: 'man of God'
Golly Unit of Money Invented slang: related to 'lolly' (money)
Goloss Voice Russian: golos/voice
Goober Lip Russian: guba/lip
Gooly To Walk Russian: gulyat/to walk, stroll
Gorlo Throat Russian: gorlo/throat
Govoreet To speak or talk Russian: govorit/to speak, talk
Grazhny Dirty Russian: gryuzniyi/dirty
Grazzy Soiled Russian: gryuzniyi/dirty
Gromky Loud Russian: gromkii/loud
Groody Breast Russian: grud/breast
Gruppa Group Russian: gruppa/group
Guff Laugh Invented slang: short "guffaw"
Gulliver Head Russian: golova/head
Guttiwuts Guts School boy speak
Hen-korm Chickenfeed Invented slang: hen-corn
Horn To Cry Out Invented slang: sound a horn
Horrorshow Good, well Russian: khorosho/good
Hound-and-Horny corny Rhyming Slang: corny
In-out-in-out Sex Invented slang: obvious
Interessovat To interest Russian: interesovat/ to interest
Itty To go Russian: idti/to go
Jammiwam Jam School boy speak
Jeezny Life Russian: zhizn/life
Kartoffel Potatoes Russian: kartofel/potatoes
Keeshkas Guts Russian: kishka/intestines
Kleb Bread Russian: kleb/bread
Klootch Key Russian: klyuch/key
Knopka Button Russian: knopka/push-button
Kopat To Dig (Eng. idiom) Russian: kopat/to dig (a hole, ditch, etc)
Koshka Cat Russian: koshka/cat
Kot Tomcat Russian: kot/cat
Krovvy Blood Russian: krov/blood
Kupet To Buy Russian: kupit/to buy
Lapa Paw Russian: lapa/paw
Lewdies People Russian: lyudi/people
Lighter Crone (?) Invented slang: related to"blighter"?
Litso Face Russian: litso/face
Lomtick Slice Russian: lomtik/slice (of bread)
Loveted Caught Russian: lovit/to catch
Lubbilubbing Making love School boy speak
Luscious Glory Hair Rhyming Slang: upper story/hair
Malchick Boy Russian: malchik/boy
Malenky Little Russian: malyenkiyi/small
Maslo Butter Russian: maslo/butter
Merzky Filthy Russian: merzkiyi/loathsome, vile
Messel Thought Russian: misl/thought
Mesto Place Russian: mesto/place
Millicent Policeman Russian: militsiya/policeman
Minoota Minute Russian: minuta/minute
Molodoy Young Russian: molodoy/young
Moloko Milk Russian: moloko/milk
Moodge Man Russian: muzhchina/male human being
Morder Snout Russian: morda/snout
Mounch Snack Invented slang: munch?
Mozg Brain Russian: mozg/brain
Nachinat To Begin Russian: nachinat/to begin
Nadmenny Arrogant Russian: nadmenniyi/arrogant
Nadsat Teenage Russian: ending for numbers 11-19
Nagoy Naked Russian: nagoi/naked
Nazz Fool Russian: nazad/literally backwards (adv.)
Neezhnies Underpants Russian: nizhniyi/lower (adj.)
Nochy Night Russian: noch/night
Noga Foot Russian: noga/foot
Nozh Knife Russian: nozh/knife
Nuking (scent) Smelling (of perfume) Russian: nyukhat/to smell, take a whiff
Oddy-knocky Lonesome Russian: odinok/lonesome
Odin One Russian: odin/one
Okno Window Russian: okno/window
Oobivat To Kill Russian: ubivat/to kill
Ookadeet To leave Russian: ukhodit/to leave
Ooko Ear Russian: ukho/ear
Oomny Clever Russian: umniyi/clever
Oozhassny Terrible Russian: ukhasniyi/terrible
Oozy Chain Russian: uzh/snake (?)
Orange Man Malay: Orang (c.f. the Orang Utan ape)
Osoosh To Dry Russian: osushat/to dry
Otchkies Eyeglasses Russian: otchki/glasses
Pan-handle Erection Invented slang:
Pee Father Invented slang: 'P' from "Papa"
Peet To Drink Russian: pit/to drink
Pishcha Food Russian: pisha a kind of cereal (food)
Platch To Cry Russian: plakat/to cry
Platties Clothes Russian: platye/clothes
Plenny Prisoner Russian: plenniyi/prisoner
Plesk Splash Russian: pleskat/to splash
Pletcho Shoulder Russian: plecho/shoulder
Plott Flesh Russian: plot/flesh
Podooshka Pillow Russian: podushka/pillow
Pol Sex Russian: pol/sex (gender)
Polezny Useful Russian: polezniyi/useful
Polyclef Skeleton key English: poly/many + clef/key
Pony To understand Russian: ponimat/to understand
Poogly Scared Russian: pugat/ to frighten
Pooshka Gun Russian: pushka/cannon
Pop-disk Pop-music disc Invented slang
Prestoopnik Criminal Russian: prestupnik/criminal
Pretty Polly Money Rhyming slang: Derived from 'lolly' (money)
Privodeet To lead somewhere Russian: privodit/to lead (somewhere)
Prod To produce English slang: shortening of 'produce'
Ptitsa Girl Russian: ptitsa/bird
Pyahnitsa Drunk Russian: pyanitsa/a drunkard
Rabbit Work Russian: rabota/work
Radosty Joy Russian: radost/joy
Raskazz Story Russian: rasskaz/story
Rasoodock Mind Russian: rassudok/sanity, common sense
Raz Time Russian: raz/occasion
Razdrez Upset Russian: razdrazhat/to irritate
Razrez To Rip Russian: razrvat/to rip
Rooker Hand Russian: ruka/hand
Rot Mouth Russian: rot/mouth
Rozz Policeman Russian: rozha/ugly face or grimace
Sabog Shoe French: sabot/a type of shoe (?)
Sakar Sugar Russian: sakhar/sugar
Sammy Generous Russian: samoye/ the most
Sarky Sarcastic English slang: shortening of 'sarcastic'
Scoteena "Cow" Russian: skotina/colloquial: brute or beast
Shaika Gang Russian: shaika/band (as of thieves)
Sharp Female Invented slang: Unknown
Sharries Balls Russian: shariki/marbles
Shest Pole Russian: pole
Shilarny Concern Unknown
Shive Slice, cut English slang: shiv-a knife
Shiyah Neck Russian: shyeya/neck
Shlaga Club Unknown (related to 'slugger'?)
Shlapa Hat Russian: shlyupa/hat
Shlem Helmet Russian: shlem/helmet
Shoom Noise Russian: shum/noise
Shoot Fool (v.) Russian: shutit/to fool
Sinny Movies, film Invented slang: from cinema
Skazat To say Russian: skazat/to say
Skolliwoll School School boy speak
Skorry Quick, quickly Russian: skori/quick
Skriking Scratching Invented slang: strike + scratch
Skvat To Grab Russian: khvatat/to grab, snatch
Sladky Sweet Russian: sladkiyi/sweet
Sloochat To happen Russian: sluchatsya/to happen
Slooshy To listen, hear Russian: slushat/to hear
Slovo Word Russian: slovo/word
Smeck Laugh (n.) Russian: smekh/a laugh
Smot To look Russian: smotret/to look
Sneety Dream Russian: snitsya/to dream
Snoutie Tobacco, snuff Invented slang: related to snout?
Snuff It To Die English slang: to snuff is to kill
Sobirat To Pick Up Russian: sobirat/to gather (people)
Sod Bastard (idiom) English slang: from sodomite
Sodding Fucking (idiom) English slang: from sodomy
Soomka Woman Russian: sumka/bag
Soviet Advice, order Russian: sovyet/advice, council
Spat, spatchka Sleep Russian: spat/to sleep
Spoogy Terrified Russian: spugivat/to frighten
Staja State Jail Invented Slang: State + Jail
Starry Old, ancient Russian: stariyi/old
Strack Horror Russian: strakh/fear
Synthmesc A drug Invented slang: synthetic mescaline
Tally Waist Russian: taliya/waist
Tashtook Handkerchief German: Taschentuch/Hankerchief
Tass Cup French: tasse/cup
Tolchock To hit Russian: tolchok/a push, shove
Toofles Slippers Russian: tuflya/slipper
Tree Three Russian: tri/three
Vareet To "cook up" Russian: varit/to cook up
Vaysay Washroom, toilet French: W.C. (pron. vey-sey)/watercloset
Veck Guy Russian: chelovyek/person, man
Vellocet A drug Invented slang: Cocaine?
Veshch Thing Russian: vesh/thing
Viddy To see Russian: vidyet/to see
Voloss Hair Russian: volos/hair
Von Smell (n.) Russian: von/stench
Vred To Harm Russian: vred/to harm
Warble Song English: sing, a bird's song
Yahma Hole Russian: yama/hole, pit
Yahoody Jew Arabic
Yahzick Tongue Russian: yazik/tongue
Yarbles Balls, testicles Invented slang:
Yeckate To Drive Russian: echatz (pron: "yekatz")/to go
Zammechat Remarkable Russian: zamechatelniyi/remarkable
Zasnoot To Sleep Russian: zasnut/to fall asleep
Zheena Wife Russian: zhena/wife
Zoobies Teeth Russian: zubi/teeth
Zvonock Doorbell/Bellpull Russian: zvonok/doorbell
Zvook Sound Russian: zvuk/sound