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GLOSSARY OF GANG SLANG

wagwan

[ wag-wan ]

Wagwan is a way to say "What's going on?". The term is also used as a greeting. 

"wagwan bruv, where you been?"

bando

[ ban-do ]

A bando is an individuals home used by drug dealers, as a base to commit criminal activity from.

"meet me back at the bando"

shank

[ sh-anc ]

A shank is another word for a knife. "To shank someone" means to stab. 

"I'm gonna shank this guy up!"

g pack

[ gee-pack ]

A g-pack is a term which refers to a quantity of drugs amounting to £1,000 in value. The drugs are usually split into individual £10 wraps.

"I need to sell this g-pack"

shotter

[ shot-er ]

A shotter is usually a young teenager or lower level gang member who work on the streets dealing drugs on behalf of the gang leader.

"I shot drugs to the customers"

cuckooing

[ cuck-ooing ]

Cuckooing is a method used by a County Lines gang, to forcefully take over the home of a vulnerable person to use as their base.

"This individual has been cuckooed"

crepes

[ cr-eps ]

Crepes are slang for trainers. Another word often used to refer to trainers is "bumpers".

"bruv, what d'yer think of my new crepes?"

strap

[ st-rap ]

A strap or 'piece' refers to a gun. Usually a pistol of some sort.

"I'm taking the strap out to roll up on the next man"

yout

[ y-oot ]

A yout is a definition for a young person. Normally age 16 or under.

"This yout knows nothing about shotting"

elder

[ el-derr ]

An elder is a definition for an older person. An elder will refer to a yout, and a yout will refer to the elder.

"Listen up yout, you need to respect your elders"

clout

[ cl-owt ]

Clout is a term used to define an individual who has a higher level of respect and influence over others.

"Don't cause that guy any trouble, he's got more clout than you."

savvy

[ sa-vey ]

Savvy is a word used to describe someone who is switched on, with equal levels of street sense and business sense.

"You gotta make sure you're savvy enough to work on my line."

consignment

[ con-siyn-ment ]

On consignment is a term used when a drug dealer is given drugs to sell on a loan-type basis. Rather than paying for the drugs up front, the supplier is paid once the drugs have been sold.

"I'm getting an ounce on consignment."

BOOKY

[ boo-kee ]

This stands for something or someone considered strange/out of the ordinary. If something or someone is considered booky- be wary

"Yo, he's lookin all booky- man's thinks undercover fed"

 
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