Home » Dictionary » delo


 n.— «Billingsgate regular, she is well accustomed to the robust banter of the stallholders as well as their own private fish-merchant slang (“Delo,” for example, means anything that’s bad or ought to be thrown away).» —“Fish and tips” by Christopher Middleton Telegraph (U.K.) Feb. 4, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Tiger Tail (episode #1540)

You may have a favorite word in English, but what about your favorite in another language? The Spanish term ojalá is especially handy for expressing hopefulness and derives from Arabic for “God willing.” In Trinidad, if you want to ask...

Clever Clogs (episode #1539)

Ribbon fall. Gallery forest. You won’t find terms like these in most dictionaries, but they and hundreds like them are discussed by famous writers in the book Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape. The book is an intriguing collection...