Stop muckin’ about or there’s gonna be barney… (huh?) Need a little help understanding the Law & Order: UK lingo? Check out our glossary and add new words to your vocabulary!

Barney  - Trouble; a fight
Bird - Girl
Bloke - Guy
Car park - Parking lot
Caravan - Trailer
Coppers - Cops; police
Cot - Crib
Dodgy - Suspicious
Flat - Apartment
Flog - Sell
Gaff - House; home
Go spare - Get very angry
Guv (guv-nor) - Boss
Holdall - Bag
Kip - Sleep
Letting agency - Rental Agency
Lezzer - Lesbian
Lorry - Truck
Minger - Ugly
Mobile - Cell phone
Neither use nor ornament - Neither useful nor aesthetically pleasing
Nicked - Arrested (he got nicked); Stole (she nicked my telly)
Old bill - Police
Playpark - Playground
Pissed - Drunk
Punch-up - A fight
Put (someone) on the dock - Put on trial
Quid - Money, British pounds
Ring (I’ll ring you) - Call (I’ll call you)
Rough sleeper - Homeless person
Stitched up - Set up
Telly - TV
Tippex - White Out
Tube - Subway
Veg - Vegetables

Police Lingo

DS  - Detective Sergeant
DI - Detective Inspector
ABH - Accidental Bodily Harm
GBH - Grievous Bodily Harm
SOCO - Scene of Crime Officer