General English



  • noun the male genitals as visible through tight clothing. The term was inspired by the pop musician and impresario Bob Geldof. The female counterpart is Paula.
  • verb to have sex (with). This fairly inoffensive term, heard among American adolescents, began to be used by younger speakers in Scotland and the north of England in the late 1990s. Like many similar terms (boff, biff, etc.) it probably derives from the use of the same word (in this case in British dialect) to denote a jab or punch.