A Clockwork Orange

by: Anthony Burgess

Nadsat Glossary

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