General English


  • noun an act of urination. A coy, humorous or childish expression, in common use since the 1920s.
  • noun a telephone call. This colloquial usage was inspired by the thin, slow ringing of early telephones.
  • noun money, cash, wealth. A working-class term heard especially in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
  • verb to urinate. A childish, coy or humorous euphemism which has been in widespread use since the 1920s, although it probably originated earlier as an echoic nursery term.