British Slang for Woman (12 Examples)

We compiled a list of British slang terms for women. Be careful since there are some nasty examples in this article. 

British Slang For Woman (in Alphabetical Order)

Bint

Meaning:

  • (Noun) An offensive and vulgar slang for women, especially prostitutes or those with promiscuous activities. 
  • Example: Being sexually active does not mean that you are a bint. It is healthy to be casual and live life in what way you want as long as you are safe. 

Bird

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Primarily British, “bird” is used to refer to a young woman or girl. 
  • Example: You birds must always keep safe. You never know what people around you might be trying to pull. 

Bonnie

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Chiefly Scottish slang for an attractive female or woman. Sometimes used in Australia. 
  • Example: My daughter is a big Bonnie. She is the most beautiful in my eyes, right after her mother. 

Carlin

Meaning:

  • (Noun)  Used in the UK as somewhat derogatory slang for an old and nasty woman. 
  • Example: The nice old lady down the street was called Carlin by the kids just because of her worn-out clothes. 

Covess

Meaning:

  • (Noun) An archaic British slang that is the equivalent of “cove” for women. This means that it is a generally neutral term for adult females.
  • Example: The covess was strict about her policies but she was a helpful landlady. 

Ginch

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This vulgar slang originally referred to “vagina.” However, some have used this taboo term to refer to a woman, primarily as some object or sexual partner.
  • Example: You keep treating the ladies as your ginches. You are sick and in need of some attitude adjustment. 

Gooseberry Pudding

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A Cockney rhyming slang for “woman.”
  • Example: Hey, Gooseberry Pudding! You forgot your purse at the cafe!

Hen

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A term of affection by the Scottish people for the ladies. It acts similarly to “sweetheart.”
  • Example: That sweet hen protected her kids and did the best she could to provide for them after his husband left. Show some respect. 

Mort

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Another obsolete UK slang for female. It primarily was popularized by thieves in their codes. 
  • Example: The mort was always attacked by the dog. It’s a good thing that the owner was able to hold the leash well. 

Old Dear

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A British slang used for older women, usually grandmothers, who appears to be always confused or dazed.
  • Example: She is an old dear. She might be dosing sometimes but she often is reminiscing about her departed husband. 

Polone

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Another Cockney rhyming slang for woman. 
  • Example: The brave Polone in the village led the rebellion against the power-hungry king. She became a hero commemorated by everyone. 

Sheila

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Derived from a popular girl’s name, the Irish use this as slang for a woman. It is also used in Australia. 
  • Example: My Sheilas are going to be great people and I am going to support them at every step. 

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