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adj. [BrE] [dial.]
esquerp / sorrut?? Any better ideas?
I've been meaning to add this word for a while now but kept forgetting. Having just finished watching the Australian Open and had my ritual snigger at the superbly named American player Mardy Fish, I thought now was the time.
Here is a really interesting article about the word I found on line:
The suggestion as to the word's origins is fascinating. Gill, Max, Robin, purely out of interest, are you familiar with this word? I was wondering if it really is confined to use in the Midlands as I first heard it at University in the North-West of England from the mouth of a friend from Dorset. James says he feels like he's known it forever but then again he's spent so long around me he now subconsciously thinks 'why aye man' is an acceptable way of agreeing with a suggestion and that 'haway' is a standard way of saying 'let's go'