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Nigerian Slangs by IAH(f): 3:07pm On Aug 10, 2005
Please tell us some Nigerian slangs you know...just for fun.
Remember to put the meaning of each slang.
I have a few...
Fashi - forget it 
Peche - chill out
Amebo - backbiter/rumour-monger also called Gbeborun
Woze - slap
Guck - 1. sleep 2. believe a lie
Gbe ja - run away
Runs - try to do things the bad way. (I don't think that's the correct meaning )
Baffs - designer wears
Bakassi/Ikebe - Booty
ITK - All those "overserious" students. ITK stands for I Too Know
Aro - funny person. (peculiar to OAU)
Akata - White man
Jand - UK
Yankee - US
Ajebutter - rich, spoilt kid
Awoof - Free things

Re: Nigerian Slangs by hotangel2(f): 9:20pm On Aug 10, 2005
I Love This Thread. Wetin-wat. When
I Get On My Pc I'll Write More.
Re: Nigerian Slangs by Seun(m): 12:20am On Aug 11, 2005
ikebe - backside
lepa - slim woman
urobo - fat-ish woman
Re: Nigerian Slangs by hotangel2(f): 3:35am On Aug 11, 2005
Carry go- get away.
E no go beta for you - you won't be successful.

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Re: Nigerian Slangs by mosiate(f): 9:34am On Aug 11, 2005
jeun soke-chop up
baba God-God
Re: Nigerian Slangs by hotangel2(f): 9:41am On Aug 11, 2005
Aje-pako -- poor kid.

Nna how far now? -hey how are u?
Una just land? -- Did you just get here?
Re: Nigerian Slangs by chairman: 11:18am On Aug 11, 2005
IAH, Carry go!
some are:
Which level- Whats up
Repper/ Kishi- Money
Fabu- Lie
Egunje_ Bribe
I forget my hand for im face- i slapped him
Ijebu/Akanchi- Stingy
Ebano- Original
Ote- Authentic
Fade/Waka/Step- Leave
Rascal- Roughen Up
Gadge- Sharp Clothes
Maga- Rough way of dressing
Set- Looking good
Mugu- Foolish
Re: Nigerian Slangs by dablessed(f): 11:55am On Aug 11, 2005
Wetin u dey yan? - what r u saying?

Kolo - "mad"

sowa? - "how're u?

Aristos - "sugar daddy"

Orobsy - " Fat person"

Lepa shandy - "skinny person"

Efiko - " Very studious"

OverZee - "over ambitious"

Bastifolly - " Very fat"

Bebescout - " Too forward"

Sharp up -" Be smart"
Re: Nigerian Slangs by lordimpaq(m): 11:57am On Aug 11, 2005
nice one

mud - die e.g. the guy don mud..

crash - sleep
lem - eat
chop - eat
gbabeski - yes

there are more....let me use the search engine of my brain
Re: Nigerian Slangs by NoShaking1(m): 1:46pm On Aug 11, 2005
Gba o - That's true
Chop chin - Ignore
No giri - No problem
"Toast" - Chat up a girl
Re: Nigerian Slangs by layi(m): 3:35pm On Aug 11, 2005
pai - die
No shaking - No problem
Bone-  ignore
wazo/shandi/faiba - 50/20/10naira
Teri si - get into trouble
show/happen - Expecting something from u
Serenren -  rubbish
Fi ohun le - brag/rabble
Oshe -  clog in your wheel
Efizi - effects (show off)
Enuf cowbell - bursty
Sin/shook - f*ck
Re: Nigerian Slangs by bolasho(m): 4:55pm On Aug 11, 2005
KEPT: Ke Po Ti (hope oga seun wont be mad at this)
Re: Nigerian Slangs by chairman: 6:05pm On Aug 11, 2005
Kolobi- claim anothers property as yours
Flenjor/flenge- Enjoy
Yawa don gas- Trouble
Kasala don burst- Trouble
Meguski- Fool
I nor send- I don't care
Gawa- Keep moving
Otondo- Mumu (Fool)
Ascari/Eke/Kelebe- Police Man
Chikala/Gboffo/gbeffe- Babe
Yarn- Talk
Mary J/Indo - Marijuana
gay- Cigarette
gism- phone
Kaban/Kabal- House
Kpoms/Ogbongidi/Ashana- Prostitute
Jab/Eshin- Car
Jalopy- Scrap Car
Owambe- Party
Gbedu- Music

And the latest slang in Lagos is EFREBOR- YOU GO WOUND OH[glow=red,2,300][/glow]- You'll get hurt.
Re: Nigerian Slangs by CimonJorr(m): 6:09pm On Aug 11, 2005

But you guys are getting a lot of ur spellings wrong... u're spelling them more line local lingua and not like slang-spelling...

What would be nice, would be if a dictionary could be compiled for this.. I've long been suggesting that the Lingua franca for the nation be "Pidgin English".. the only language truly spoken all over the country, even by our dear President.. And as we all know, all these slangs form a part of this.. Pidgin, that is.. wink
Re: Nigerian Slangs by dablessed(f): 6:23pm On Aug 11, 2005
cha cha - A brand new car

toksy B / Tokunboh - Second hand car
Re: Nigerian Slangs by hotangel2(f): 7:03pm On Aug 11, 2005
Gbosa -- praise.
you don kolo --- you r crazy.
Re: Nigerian Slangs by anugirl(f): 11:31am On Aug 12, 2005
nice 1  cheesy

atutupoyoyo- wowo/ ugly
makana / never mind
Re: Nigerian Slangs by IAH(f): 2:45pm On Aug 12, 2005
CimonJorr, if you are looking for a dictionary of Pidgin English, there's one here.
http://www.ngex.com/personalities/babawilly/dictionary/default.htm  cool
Re: Nigerian Slangs by hotangel2(f): 10:05pm On Aug 12, 2005
Thanks IAH.

Dat na question?: Rebuff to a silly question.
Dat one na grammar: That is not practical.
Dig am out: Fight e.g We two go dig am out.
Diopka: Elderly wise one.
Wahala: Trouble.
Wata and garri make eba: Rude reply to a question beginning with ‘What’. (haha) grin grin grin
Re: Nigerian Slangs by sholao(m): 5:55pm On Aug 16, 2005
You guys are craking me up!

Some of these slangs I need to know otherwise when i visit everyone will know I'm a

JJC- Johnny just come

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Re: Nigerian Slangs by Saintjoe(m): 8:38pm On Aug 16, 2005
i dey hail means am greeting

Aj city means Ajegule town

Danfo means Mini bus or 18/16 seater bus

Rake means Empty boasting

F.F.O means for food only

Palle/pupsi means Daddy/father

malle/ mumsi means Mummy/mother

My old man means my dad.

see level means wonderful

bros means brother

oju kokoro means greedy

ode/ olodo means illitrate

Re: Nigerian Slangs by klex(m): 10:13am On Aug 17, 2005
jedi jedi - pile
borantashi - aphrodisiac
jazz/juju - charms
Ayangba - loose girl
shalake - panel van
so kin so - coupe
eshin - car
esho - gold
ngige - small stout
odeku - big stout
pako - cabin biscuit
grub - provisions
garium/g - garri
he don sign - he is ready to die anytime
malt - maltina/malta guiness
waka about - aimless walking
ole - thief
ole - lazy person
igbo - marijuana
poundo - pounded yam
....more coming soon
Re: Nigerian Slangs by klex(m): 10:15am On Aug 17, 2005
FFF - fine from far but far from fine
oyinbo - white man
cora- lebanese/indian
....ill b back!
Re: Nigerian Slangs by IAH(f): 2:14pm On Aug 17, 2005
Klex, very funny!! grin grin grin
Re: Nigerian Slangs by laideo(f): 3:06pm On Aug 17, 2005
@klex....ur cracking me up!

here r a couple i know....

i can't shout - theres only so much i can do or m not going to stress myself

free me- quit bugging

hold yansh - jeans

opats- gibberish

na beans,na yam,na chips, na moi moi 4 mcdonalds- yeah right!


expo- illegaly gotten answers to exams

the co co- the main thing

parol - activity

Abeg make u put me down jare ,i no wear pant - leave me alone
Re: Nigerian Slangs by Saintjoe(m): 8:19pm On Aug 29, 2005
@ kelex thumb up, e be like say u be real Naija man, u freak me grin grin
Re: Nigerian Slangs by Latoya(f): 3:51am On Aug 30, 2005
This is interesting.i wish i culd say something.

Can i copy from the dictionary?
Re: Nigerian Slangs by Saintjoe(m): 9:56am On Aug 30, 2005
@layotola try and say something even u can carry ur encyclopedia grin
cos is really intresting
Re: Nigerian Slangs by Latoya(f): 10:24am On Aug 30, 2005
I dont know what is happening to my pidgin and nigerian languages.

i think i can try:
How u dey - how r u?

wetin - what
Re: Nigerian Slangs by IAH(f): 1:56pm On Aug 30, 2005
Igbo - Carryover
Pali - Certificate/Passport
Aristo - Sugar Daddy
Ayangba/Ashewo/Agarancha - Prostitute
Toosh - nice
Kirikiri - Prison
Amala - Cocaine
Re: Nigerian Slangs by bolasho(m): 3:51pm On Aug 30, 2005
bebe n lo - we are still at it.
file bee - Let it be
oka - police
congo - Chick
Aye o pa re/aye pa re ti ---Life goes on

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