• noun a feeble, lazy or disappointing person. This word has been used from the 1950s and may derive from an earlier armed-forces term ‘deadlegs’, meaning a cripple or someone who refuses to rise from bed.
  • noun a numb feeling in the leg following a kneeing in the thigh by an attacker
  • verb the action of kneeing someone in the thigh. A popular school playground tactic.