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The Letterkenny and Letterkenny Problems dialogue makes extensive use of slang, including many words and phrases from ice hockey or general Canadian or rural usage.

Glossary: - 0–9 A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T U V W XYZ

GlossaryEdit

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This list focuses on terms used by multiple characters or on multiple occasions. See separate sections for terms related to sex, drugs, or gym terms.

0–9 Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
5-hole The space between a goalie's legs Hockey slang. The areas the goalie must cover are numbered: Glove side high is 1, glove side low is 2, stick side high is 3, stick side low is 4, leaving the 5 hole.
10 Ply How 'soft' someone is—5 times as much as 2 ply toilet paper Source

A Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Airball An attempt at a joke or conversational topic that falls flat. From an attempted shot in basketball in which the ball misses so badly it does not hit either the rim, net, or backboard—nothing but air.
All-dressed chips Potato chips flavored with barbecue, ketchup, sour cream and onion, and salt and vinegar. Popular in Canada
Appy Appetizer, i.e. a small course served before the main course at a meal (appies then nappies)
Apple Assist, i.e. a pass that leads to a goal (one geno, one apple, one tilly) Hockey slang

B Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Bar down, Bardownski An impressive hockey shot where the puck hits the bottom of the crossbar and shoots down into the net, often sounding a ping in the process (biscuits top titties bar downskis) Hockey slang
Barn The hockey arena Hockey slang, a holdover from when minor league and community rinks resembled actual barns on farms
Beaking Trash talking; steady insults directed at opposing players to unnerve or distract them; instigating a verbal altercation Hockey slang. The term "beaking" is more common in Western Canada, "chirping" in Eastern Canada.
Beauty, beaut, beautician Term of endearment for a talented and well-liked hockey player (registered beautician) Hockey slang
Big city slams Sexual prospect (slam) from the city. Typically used by Hockey Players
Big shoots, big shooter Someone trying too hard (you sure you know what you're signing up for there, big shooter?)
Billet Staying with a host family when traveling during the season, common in junior hockey, the billet mom being the host mother and billet sisters her daughters Hockey slang
Biscuit Puck Hockey slang
Boat Championship
Bomber A very large marijuana joint, also see Cannon (been hoovering bombers and rips) Also see Drugs

C Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Caesar Cocktail made from Clamato (or other caesar mix of tomato juice and clam broth), vodka, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, served on the rocks. More popular than Bloody Marys in Canada
Calvins Jeans (heck, you wouldn't mind a quick heads-up from a guy who's about to steam press his Calvins) Popularized by a controversial 1980 Calvin Klein advertising campaign featuring a 15-year-old Brooke Shields who says "Do you know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."
Cannon A very large joint (you've been smoking one-gram cannons this whole time)
Celly Celebration after a goal (wheel, snipe, celly) Hockey slang
Cheddar, Cheese, Top Cheddar, etc. The top of the net, or a shot that goes in the goal off or right below the crossbar Hockey slang
Chel, Chelly Console video game EA Sports NHL, or playing it (but do you rip Chel? 'Cause we will rip Chel)
Chirping Trash talking; steady insults directed at opposing players to unnerve or distract them (yeah, it's your mom's favourite chirp, too, buddy) Hockey slang. The term Beaking is more common in western Canada, chirping in eastern Canada.
Chorin' Doing farm chores (gotta do some chorin')
Clapper, clap bomb A fast slap shot (just blast clappers at the hash marks at the fuckin' plug tendy of ours.) Hockey slang
Coast to coast To skate a puck all the way from one end of the ice to the other (take it coast-to-coast) Hockey slang
Could ya let the paint dry a wee bit there, eh? In "The Battle for Bonnie McMurray" (S3E5 4:12) Daryl, Dan, and Katy express interest in dating Bonnie McMurray. Wayne cautions them that although she may be of legal age, perhaps she is too young and they should wait before pursuing her.
Crush To consume or execute voraciously (we're gonna crush a couple sandos before, too) Akin to other youth slang evoking extreme or violent action like kill or take down

D Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Dangles Skilled stick-handling on the ice, and by extension elsewhere; refers to dangling the puck in front to distract players from body movements during maneuvering.

dirty dangles are even more impressive moves

Hockey slang
Darts Cigarettes (dime a dart)
Dinger A single portion of oral tobacco, also lipper, chaw, pull, hogger, dang-er, hammer (none of these dunces ever had a dinger?). Also, a single hit of cocaine; thus, dick dinger is a line of cocaine snorted from an erect penis.
Donnybrook Brawl; a fight involving more than two people, where serious bodily harm occurs (we find the skids and have that fuckin' donnybrook, buddy) Source
De-gens Degenerates Source
Dip a cigarette or joint dipped in PCP (eating zoomers and taking mad dips) Drug slang. The more common meaning of smokeless tobacco consumed by holding between the gums and lips has not appeared on the show, although the hockey players are known to dip.
Donkey juice A cocktail improvised from whatever leftover liquor and mixers are available, also known as donkey punch or jungle juice (donkey juice'll make ya spit). The alcohol is chosen for its alcoholic content, not its taste, hence this term overlaps with drinks that may be known variously as hairy buffalo, trashcan punch, Purple Jesus, and so on
Dust To leave, to be absent from, etc.; to leave nothing but dust (the boys are supposed to have just dusted praccy)
Duster A benchwarmer, a player who sits and collects dust
Donk To mess around, or act like an ass (I could donk all day boys)

E Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Electric lettuce Marijuana (but you haven't smoked the electric lettuce since grade eight) Source Also see Drugs

F Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Feed the ducks To masturbate (you seen the new Miley Cyrus video at your friend's house, and you're pretty sure he went upstairs to feed the ducks.) Also see Sex
Ferda "For the Boys," doing something for the team
Flow Long hair that "flows" out of the helmet (sickest flow, bro)

G Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Gainer A back flip done while moving forward someone's gonna pull a full gainer down the stairs From the term used in acrobatics and diving for a reverse rotation while moving forward
Gains Increase in muscle mass (our gains have to eclipse general team gains, buddy) Gym slang
Geno Goal (one geno tonight, but no W ferda) Hockey slang
Get after it Stop wasting time; get to the point; stop talking and start doing, hurry up, etc.
Give your balls a tug As in "grow a pair" and "man up". Referring to a young boy's testicles dropping when they reach puberty. Shoresy's catchphrase. Also from the first episode "Give your balls a tug, make sure they're still attached."
Gordie Howe Hat Trick When a player scores a goal, gets an assist, and gets in a fight all in one game, i.e. one geno, one apple, one tilly Hockey slang
Great day for hay Dry, sunny weather, the kind that helps cut hay dry easily in the field
Gus N' Bru A fictional brand of Canadian rye whisky, preferred by the Hicks for hard drinking. The label features dogs presumably named Gus and Bruno. Unlike Puppers Premium lager, Gus N' Bru has not been brought to market.
Gutty To be rude or unpleasant to someone
Grocery stick a player that sits on the bench the whole game between the forwards and defense, acting like a separator like the checkout line at the store.

H Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Headmanning Passing the puck forward to an attacking teammate (head man's still gonna be there when you catch up)
Hoover To snort a drug, or perhaps Fun Dip (I've hoovered schneef off of Jann Arden's charcuterie board.) From the sense of sucking something up like a Hoover vacuum cleaner
Horn Penis (I seen Stewart's horn) Also see Penis terms
Hundy P, Hundo P One hundred percent (appys a hundy P, boys) Source

I Edit

J Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Jill strap A pelvic protector, an undergarment designed to protect female genitalia (her Jill-strap's got more skid marks than a runaway truck lane on a coastal mountain highway). By analogy to jockstrap, although a jockstrap only provides protection if used with a cup

K Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
King Cobra Coil A big poop

L Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Lacrosstitute A female whose interest in lacrosse is primarily based on her interest in lacrosse players (whereas hockey players have puck bunnies, lacrosse players have lacrosstitutes).
Laneway A driveway, a road leading up to a house, or group of houses.
Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs (it must be like "A Boy at the Leafs' Camp.") Never "leaves"
Leg Day A workout that engages leg muscles, including running, leg presses, etc., usually to help keep leg muscles proportionate to the other muscles developed in bodybuilding. Some bodybuilders prefer to skip Leg Day so that their upper body will appear particularly large and muscular in proportion to their legs; Reilly, Jonsey, Dax and Ron are frequent skippers of Leg Day and have even developed a social networking site for Leg Day skippers to hook up.
Legion The Royal Canadian Legion, a veterans organization for former members of the Canadian military, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and other police. Most towns in Canada have a branch, and most branches have a meeting hall often used as a community centre (Well, everybody knows the cheapest beers are at the Ukrainian Center, with the Legion being a close second.) Although often mentioned, neither the local hall nor any of its members have been depicted on the show.
Les douches de campagne Les Hiques term for degens from upcountry; a more literal translation would be "idiots from the countryside." Douche is a borrowing of the English insult douchebag, as the normal meaning of douche in French is "shower."
Lights lamp The "lamp" refers to the flashing red light and siren behind the the goal that go off when a goal is scored. To "light lamp" is therefore to score, and by extension to enjoy success. (kid lights lamp. hashtag lamp life) Hockey slang

M Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Mitt, mitts A player's gloves or hands, thus silky mitts are skilled hands and dropping the mitts is removing gloves to start a fight. A female player's mitt may refer to her vulva (your mitt has more spiderwebs than a No Doubt set list); "gash" is also frequently employed by the Letterkenny Shamrockettes. Hockey slang
Mix a batch To masturbate (if a fella has "Keep Calm Chive On" on his t-shirt he's likely mixed a batch 4-6 times today) Also see Sex

N Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Nappy A nap (appies then nappies) Source
Native Flu Faking illness to avoid playing a game at the Rez. Many Native teams were known for their toughness and the sheer brutality of their game. (Fever. Body aches. Nausea. All symptoms fraidy-cats fake to get out of playing the natives.
Noooooooooooo-ah! Self-explanatory expressing of extreme disappointment, specifically distinguished from a mere “No!”

O Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Oh bother Understated expression of discomfort or acknowledgement of something going wrong
Op Shop Thrift store https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=op%20shop

P Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Pantene Pro A skilled player with "silky smooth" moves (we love being the biggest Pantene pros in the league, but we want some wins) From advertising for Pantene shampoo
Pert near Pretty near, almost (was down 'Pulco pertnear every winter) Source
Pheasant A useless hockey player, one who is nothing but a target
PIM "Penalty Infraction Minutes," nowadays known as "penalty minutes," a measure of the total time a player or a team spends in the penalty box for game infractions. Hockey slang
Pitter patter Short for pitter patter, let's get at her: stop wasting time; get to the point; hurry up, etc.
Plug A useless player, one which sits like a plug (I snowed our plug tendy no less than nine times) Hockey slang
Plus-minus A hockey statistic that compares goals scored versus opponent goals scored when a player is on the ice (all-time leaders in points, PIMs, and plus-minus) Hockey slang
Praccy Hockey practice (like, I'm just gonna praccy like a donkey) Source
Puck bunny A female whose interest in hockey is primarily based on her interest in hockey players (whereas musicians have groupies, hockey players have puck bunnies) Hockey slang
Pump the brakes A call to slow down or take things down a notch
Puppers A type of beer popular in Letterkenny (get this guy a fuckin' Puppers) Puppers was entirely fictional, but Stack Brewing released an authorized lager in summer 2017. Available in Ontario and for a limited time in 2019 in Alberta.
Pylon A slow player who is skated around, much like a practice pylon Hockey slang

Q Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes

R Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
The Rez The native (First Nations) reserve (reservation in the USA) See The Rez
Rip From bong rip or rip a line, to snort drugs; to do something with intensity (just rippin' bent over rear delt raise with head on bench); to go out for an excursion or adventure
Rippers Strippers, or a strip club
Roadie Road trip for an away game (big roadie to the big city this weekend, Schmelt) Hockey slang
Rocket A sexually attractive woman; a hottie (whose billet sister's a fuckin' rocket, boys?)

S Edit

 
Phrase Meaning Notes
Sally A weak or fearful person; a sissy (slammed the sally)
Sally Anne The Salvation Army, or a thrift shop operated by the Salvation Army (you can get a glove for free at the Sally Ann.)
Sando Sandwich (but you love crushin' sandos, bro) Source
Sauce A saucer pass. A touch pass that involves floating the puck over an opposing player's stick like a flying saucer before landing on the ice just before the blade of a teammate's stick. (Sauce me a sauce pass and I'll sauce you a stretch ass) Hockey slang
Scheddy Schedule (I don't give a shit about the scheddy)
Schmelt A rookie on the hockey team, especially a poor-performing or disliked one (talk is for schmelts, you little bitch) Hockey slang
Schneef Cocaine or uncut caffeine powder for snorting (I hoovered up a bit of the schneef in my day). Usually pronounced with a long e (as in "three") but sometimes with a short e (as in "left"). Also see Drugs
Scoots Diarrhea (my farmhand just texted me and said he's got the scoots)
Scrap Fight
Ship Championship
Shirt tucker Skid term of disparagement for the Hicks
Show, The Show National Hockey League (NHL) Hockey slang
Sled Another word for snowmobile
Snapper Vagina or vulva (This place is about to be crawling with snapper) Akin to many somewhat menacing words like snatch and fly trap. Also see Sex
Snappy Photograph (gotta crack a snappy for the winstagram, buddy)
Snipe A particularly difficult or satisfying goal (wheel, snipe, celly); by extension, any difficult or impressive score; by further extension, "snipe" or "sniper" might refer to a very attractive woman. A swipey snipey is a hookup arranged through Tinder or similar dating app. Hockey slang
Snow Intentionally stopping in front of the goalie so that your skates spray ice shavings ("snow") (I snowed our plug tendy no less than nine times)
Sort yourself out An admonition to someone making poor choices to figure out what they should be doing.
Spare parts Term of derision for someone speaking or acting contemptuously. (You're spare parts, aren't ya bud?)
Spit To vomit (that's pertnear the whole point of donkey juice. Like, you know you'll have a spit.)
Spitter A receptable for tobacco spit, especially an improvised one such as an empty drink bottle (hold my spitter).
Suey 1. a suicide pass, i.e. an up-ice pass where the receiver must look behind himself toward the passer, thus leaving him vulnerable to a check from the opposing team up-ice (just tossing mad sueys up the middle, bro). 2. suicide sprint, an exercise where you run or skate between two points, also known as a ladder sprint.
Squeezer A handjob Also see Sex
Sweater Hockey jersey (sweaters never touch the floor) Hockey slang

T Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Takedown Crude term for a sexual conquest.
Tape-to-tape A crisp stick-to-stick pass, i.e. direct from the hockey tape on one stick to the other. (not sure what a tape-to-taper is anymore, buddy) Hockey slang
Tarp Shirt (sheddin' tarp, boys)
Tendy Hockey goaltender Hockey slang
Texas-sized 10-4 Firm agreement or acknowledgment, i.e. a 10-4 as big as Texas 10-4 or Roger is a common public safety radio code in North America for affirmative or acknowledged
Throwing hip Having sex (You throwing a lot of hip lately?) See Sex
Tilly, tilt A fight among hockey players (we want to score goals but we just end up tillying with boys) Hockey slang
Tilly Time A fight might break out on the ice; something bad will happen. Hockey slang; Source
Toe-curling Having sex, having an orgasm (wouldn't say no to a bit of toe-curlin') See Sex
Tunnel buddies Men who have had sex with the same woman, on different occasions. Hockey slang; Source. The term "Eskimo brothers" is more common in the U.S., but "Eskimo" is considered racially insensitive in Canada.

U Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Under the Dose Under the Influence, Intoxicated

V Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
vender bender when a dispute between you (the buyer) and the seller breaks out.(So is this gonna be some sorta vender bender)

W Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
W A win (the boys'll get the mental W, we'll get the scoreboard W.)
Wheel Strong/fast skating (as in wheel, snipe, celly), or picking up women

alt. putting on the wheels

Hockey slang

XYZ Edit

Phrase Meaning Notes
Yew! An interjection denoting excitement or being caught off-guard Popularized by and most frequently attributed to Scottie Wallis
Yonny Open like an open net (don't want to fan on a yonny cage, buddy)
Zoomer Magic mushrooms (eating zoomers and taking mad dips) See Drugs

SynonymsEdit

Nicknames, euphemisms, or alternative terms that have been used on Letterkenny; many of these terms have been mentioned only once, in passing.

DrugsEdit

  • Anabolic steroids - A-bombs, anti-hero, gear, gym candy, juice, roids, sauce
  • Cocaine - booger sugar, devil's dandruff, nose beers, schneef, stripper salt, uptown
  • GHB - G
  • Marijuana - assassin of youth, dank, dutch, electric lettuce, johnny red-eye, keef, pot
  • MDMA - the beans, bombers, dancin' shoes, disco biscuits, E, e-bombs, ecstasy, hug drug, (don't say) molly, roly-poly
  • Magic mushrooms - boomers, cracker stackers, simple simon, zoomers
  • Methamphetamines - the beans, bombers, meth
  • Ritalin - rits

SexEdit

  • Copulation – take down, throwing hip, toe-curling
  • Erection - boner, home wrecker, lap rocket, red rocket
  • Fellatio - blowie, blowjob
  • Heterosexual (male) – clam slammer
  • Homosexual (male) – backdoor bandit, bum bumper, Donald Trump of rump, donut puncher, knob jockey, Oklahomo, pipe fitter, rear admiral, uphill gardener
  • Masturbation (female solo) – Flicking bean, diddle my skittle
  • Masturbation (male solo) – batching (from "mixing a batch"), beating the bishop, dishonourable discharge, distributing free literature, feeding the ducks, feeding the geese, firing wristers, hand-to-gland combat, making a bald man puke, mixing a batch, playing five-on-one, playing one-man couch hockey in the dark, pulling your horn
  • Masturbation (mutual) – glover, handjob, handy, squeezer
  • Orgasm – toe-curling
  • Penis – bobby dangler, chutney ferret, custard slinger, dink, disco stick, friendly weapon, ground squirrel, hard drive/floppy disk, hollow point, horn, impaler, joystick, love muscle, middle stump, PhD, sticky grenade, pork sword, WMD.
  • Vagina - box, furry cup, snapper, front bum, mitt

OtherEdit

  • Flatulence - air biscuit, ass flapper, colon bowling, rectal turbulence, steam pressing your Calvins

Gym TermsEdit

Based on descriptions at BodyBuilding.com

  • Advanced alternate air bike ab roll – an abdominal exercise involving lying on ground on one's back with legs performing a cycling motion and head and shoulders lifted into a crunch position, bringing the right elbow to the left knee and left elbow to the right knee in succession.
  • Advanced kettlebell windmill – a core exercise in which a kettlebell is held above the lifter's head; the lifter lowers the body to one side, keeping the kettlebell locked out and overhead, then returns to the starting position.
  • Alternate dumbbell bicep curl – a bicep exercise in which the lifter curls a dumbbell while rotating it at the elbow until the back of the hand is facing outwards, then lowers and twists to return, continuing with the other arm.
  • Alternate one-arm dumbbell preacher curl – a bicep curl with the upper arm rested on a preacher bench.
  • Animal Stak – a body building supplement.
  • Anti-gravity press – a shoulder exercise performed with the lifter prone on an incline bench, with chest and hips on the pad, holding weights with an overhand grip; the weight is reverse curled to bring the weights to the chest, then press out in front of the head, keeping the arms parallel to the ground throughout the mvoement, hence the "anti-gravity" in the name.
  • Barbell half-squat - a squat done with a barbell in which the lifter bends about halfway down, remaining above parallel (i.e. the position where the thighs are parallel to the floor).
  • Bent over rear delt raise with head on bench – a shoulder exercise in which the lifter bends over and rests his or her head, commonly on an incline bench, then lifts dumbbells to the side with arms extended until the arms are parallel to the floor, then lowers them again.
  • Bent press barbell side bend – a bent press in which a barbell is held at shoulder height, then maintained as the body is bent to one side and returned.
  • Burpee box jump – a lower body plyometric in which the athlete jumps onto a box or step with both feet, then off again, then does a burpee
  • Cable hammer curls with rope attachment – a bicep exercise in which the standing lifter curls using a rope attached to a low pulley.
  • Cable rope overhead tricep extension – a tricep exercise using a pulley machine, in which the lifter, facing away from the pulley, grips the handle and holds it above his or her head, then slowly lowers it behind the head.
  • Close grip EZ bar curl with band - a bicep exercise performed standing, with the EZ curl bar attached to a fixture using an elastic band.
  • Concentration curl – a bicep exercise in which the lifter, seated on a bench, curls a dumbbell from between the legs until it is shoulder level, keeping the upper arm stationary, then returns it.
  • Cross body hammer curl - a bicep and forearm exercise in which the lifter, standing with dumbbells at each side, curls a dumbbell to the opposite side of the chest from the arm in which it is held and returns it, then doing the same with the other arm.
  • Drop sets – a strength training regimen in which the amount of weight lifted is gradually dropped with each set, allowing the lifter to complete more reps.
  • Forced rep – a term for a rep completed with the assistance of a spotter. The spotter lifts an increasing percentage of the weight in later reps, allowing the lifter to complete the set.
  • Judo flip – a core exercise using a cable machine, in which the cable is held over the shoulder and pulled by bending around, as if performing a judo flip.
  • Kettlebell sumo deadlift – a leg exercise in which the lifter starts in a sumo stance, with legs wide apart, and deadlifts the kettlebell from the ground to waist level.
  • Lying close grip bar curl on high pulley – a bicep exercise done on a pulley machine in which the lifter, reclining on a bench, curls the bar down towards the head.
  • One arm cable curl – A standing bicep curl using the cable machine.
  • Plyometrics - exercises designed to develop bursts of muscle power, most often taking the form of various types of jumps
  • Rollout incline heel touch – an incline heel touch is a core exercise lying on an incline with legs raised and bent, touching the right hand to the right knee, then the left hand to the left knee.
  • Russian cable twist – a core exercise using a cable machine and Swiss ball, in which the lifter reclines on the ball perpendicular to the cable, then rotates the body to pull the cable with both hands/
  • Sandbell slam – a plyometric in which a Sandbell is lifted up over the head, then slammed down to the ground.
  • Skull crusher – a.k.a. lying triceps extension, in which the lifter reclines on a bench with the head hanging just off the top, holds the weights (or handle) overhand above the head with arms bent, and extends the arms to work the tricep group.
  • Standing dumbbell reverse spider curl – An arm and shoulder exercise where the dumbbells are reverse curled while the lifter is leaned on a preacher bench, instead of an incline bench.
  • Standing one-arm bicep curl over incline bench – a bicep curl done standing behind an incline bench with the upper arm rested against it, palm facing up.
  • Standing V-bar pushdowns – see V-Bar tricep pushdown.
  • Superset – a strength training regimen in which the lifter moves from one exercise to another without resting in between.
  • Swiss ball jackknife – a core exercise in which the lifter starts in the pushup position with legs resting on a Swiss ball (a.k.a. exercise ball, balance ball); then bends the legs, rolling the ball inward until the thighs touch the abdomen; then extends again.
  • Two-arm barbell wide grip preacher curl - a curl performed at a preacher bench with the arms gripping the barbell wider than the shoulders.
  • V-Bar tricep pushdown – a tricep pushdown performed with a V-bar; the lifter stands in front of the high pulley machine, grips the V-bar overhand, and pushes down on the bar, then returns it, keeping the upper arms stationary.

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