Beginning with ‘C’: How many of these Lincolnshire words do you know?

Forget the well-known classic Lincolnshire words, if you dig a little deeper there’s a whole dictionary of Yellowbelly phrases.

Lincolnshire has lost a lot of its great dialect over time from its Anglo Saxon roots, mainly because of the agriculture in the county.

Here’s our third instalment of our Lincolnshire words feature and your chance to test your lingo with phrases beginning with ‘C’.

How many do you know?

  1. Cadge
  2. Chip
  3. Cho’ch
  4. Clotty
  5. Clouts
  6. Coldrick
  7. Coos
  8. Cot
  9. Crappely 
  10. Croodle

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Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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Answers:

  1. Cadge- to carry
  2. Chip- to squabble/ quarrel
  3. Cho’ch- church
  4. Clotty- to speak or act foolish
  5. Clouts- working clothes, rag or cloth
  6. Coldrick- to describe someone who doesn’t like the cold
  7. Coos- cows
  8. Cot- caught
  9. Crappely- lame 
  10. Croodle- to nestle or snuggle

How many did you get right?


All words and definitions taken from Lindsey Bourne’s Lincolnshire Dialect book.