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A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

Nadsat Glossary

Study Questions & Essay Topics

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A
Appy-polly loggies -  apologies
B
Baboochka -  old woman
Bezoomny -  crazy
Bitva -  battle
Bog -  God
Bolshy -  big
Bratty, brat -  brother
Britva -  razor
C
Cal -  shit
Cancer -  cigarette
Cantora -  room
Carman -  pocket
Chasha -  cup
Chasso -  guard
Cheena -  woman
To cheest -  to wash
Chelloveck -  man, gentleman
Chepooka -  nonsense
Collocoll -  bell
To crast -  to steal
To creech -  to scream
Cutter -  money
D
Deng -  money
Devotchka -  girl
Dobby -  good
Domy -  house
To drats -  to fight
Droog, droogie -  friend
E
Eemya -  name
Eggiweg -  egg
F
To filly -  to play
Forella -  lady, woman
G
Glaz, glazzy -  eye, nipple (in context)
Gloopy -  stupid
Golly -  coin
Goloss -  voice
Goober -  lip
To gooly -  to go
Gorlo -  throat
To govoreet -  to talk, speak
Grahzny -  dirty
Grazzy -  dirty
Gromky -  loud
Groody -  breast
Gulliver -  head
Guff -  laugh
H
Hen-korm -  pocket change
Horrorshow -  good
Hound-and-horny -  common
I
Interessovated -  interested
To itty -  to go
J
Jammiwam -  jam, jelly
Jeezny -  life
K
Kleb -  bread
Klootch -  key
Kopat -  understand
Koshka -  cat
Krovvy -  blood
To kupet -  to buy
L
Lewdies -  people
Lighter -  drinker
Litso -  face
Lomtick -  piece
To lovet -  to catch
To lubbilub -  to kiss
M
Malchick -  boy
Malenky -  little
Maslo -  butter
Messel -  idea
Mesto -  place
Millicent -  policeman
Molodoy -  young
Moloko -  milk
Moodge -  man, husband
Mounch -  food
Mozg -  brain
N
Nadsat -  teen
Nagoy -  naked
Neezhnies -  panties
Nochy -  night
Noga -  foot, leg
Nosh -  knife
O
Oddy knocky -  alone
Okno -  window
To ookadeet -  to leave
Ooko -  ear
Oomny -  smart
Oozy -  chain
To osoosh -  to wipe
Otchkies -  glasses
P
To peet -  to drink
Pischa -  food
To platch -  to cry
Platties -  clothes
Pletcho -  shoulder
Plot -  body
Pol -  sex
To pony -  to understand
Poogly -  frightened
Pooshka -  pistol
Prestoopnick -  degenerate
Pretty polly -  money
To prod -  to produce
Ptitsa -  woman
Pyahnitsa -  drunk
R
To rabbit -  to work
Radosty -  joy
Rassoodock -  mind
Raz -  time
Razdraz -  angry
Razrez -  anger
To razrez -  to tear
Rooker -  hand or arm
Rot -  mouth
Rozz -  policeman
S
Sabog -  shoe
Sarky -  sarcastic
Shaika -  gang
Sharp -  woman
Sharries -  (expletive to be used with “kiss my –”)
Shest -  barrier
Shilarny -  interest
Shlaga -  club, cudgel
Shlapa -  hat
Shlem -  helmet
Shoom -  noise
Shoomny -  noisy
Shoot -  fool
Sinny -  cinema
To skazat -  to say
Skolliwol -  school
Skorry -  fast
To skvat -  to snatch
Sladky -  sweet
To sloochat -  to happen
To slooshy -  to hear
Slovo -  word
To smeck -  laugh
To smot -  to see
Sneety -  dream
Snoutie -  mucus coming from the nose
To sobirat -  to pick up
To spat with -  to have sex with
Spatchka -  sleep
Starry -  old
T
Tashtook -  handkerchief
To tolchock -  to hit
Twenty-to-one -  gang violence
U
Ultra-violence -  rape
V
What was vareeting -  what was up
Veck -  man, guy
Veshch -  thing
To viddy -  to see
Voloss -  hair
Von -  smell
To vred -  to injure
Y
Yahma -  hole
Yahzick -  tongue
Yarbles -  testicles, bollocks
To yeckat -  to drive
Z
Zheena -  wife
Zlook -  ring, sound
Zooby -  tooth

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laaaamwe

by Chuck-Norris, September 12, 2012

time machine is boooring

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So yeah.

by ThatGenericUsername, November 29, 2012

Just wanted to say thank you for the post of the Nasdat dictionary. The language of the story was a bit overwhelming at some points, though this helped me pull through. I'd also like to mention the explanations under the "Important Quotes" were a very interesting read. If anyone reads this comment, I'd recommend them a read for a potential boost in the understanding of the subliminal contexts of Burgess's story.

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Horrorshow

by ilotaatoli, November 04, 2013

I don't think I saw anything about the importance of this word anywhere in the guide, but it's a very loaded word. If you think about most of the other slang Alex uses, they tend to be Russian influenced, but this one isn't. Throughout the story, the meaning of this word changes to the reader: in the beginning, the way the teens use "horrorshow" for something positive leads the reader on to how violent they are. As you move into part two of the book however, you realize that "horrorshow" also alludes to the ultra violent films that Alex is f... Read more

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