GLOSSARY OF GANG SLANG
[ 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?"
[ 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"
[ sh-anc ]
A shank is another word for a knife. "To shank someone" means to stab.
"I'm gonna shank this guy up!"
[ 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"
[ 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"
[ 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"
[ 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?"
[ 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"
[ y-oot ]
A yout is a definition for a young person. Normally age 16 or under.
"This yout knows nothing about shotting"
[ 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"
[ 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."
[ 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."
[ 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."
[ 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"