General English


  • A large wild herbivore, Alces americana, from the north of Canada. The membrane around the muscles gives the flesh a gamey flavour and should be removed before cooking. Marinating is recommended.


  • adjective unpleasant, boring, ugly. The adjectival usage postdates the noun.
  • adjective excellent. In this sense the word was recorded in South Wales in 2000.
  • noun an ugly or unattractive female. A vogue term, in use among British adolescents in the later 1990s, which has been defined as ‘someone who looks disgusting and smells’.