Isle of Wight Words

Isle of Wight words were first documents by W.H. Long in his 1886 book “A dictionary of the Isle of Wight dialect”.

We have 200 Isle of Wight words defined, pronounced and many of them illustrated.

The Dollymops sing about and discuss Isle of Wight words

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Hear more about the history of Isle of Wight words tonight at the Riverside Centre

Monday, 7th January, 2013 8:01am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Words: Maggotty

Isle of Wight Words: Maggotty

Maggotty: To be whimsical, crotchety or fond of experiments

Monday, 21st February, 2011 11:46am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Words: Zwingel

Isle of Wight Words: Zwingel

Zwingel defined

Monday, 17th January, 2011 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Words: Harpun

Isle of Wight Words: Harpun

Harpun defined

Thursday, 4th November, 2010 1:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Words: Squitters

Isle of Wight Words: Squitters

Squitters defined

Thursday, 1st July, 2010 2:45pm

By Rachael Brooks with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Words: Bizzum

Isle of Wight Words: Bizzum

Bizzum defined

Wednesday, 30th June, 2010 11:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Words: Shouto

Isle of Wight Words: Shouto

Shouto defined

Monday, 28th June, 2010 4:21pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Words: Rongs

Isle of Wight Words: Rongs

Rongs defined

Friday, 25th June, 2010 12:05pm

By Rachael Brooks

Isle of Wight Words: Crumpbacked

Isle of Wight Words: Crumpbacked

Crumpbacked defined

Wednesday, 23rd June, 2010 12:13pm

By Rachael Brooks

Isle of Wight Words: Skitterways

Isle of Wight Words: Skitterways

Skitterways defined

Monday, 21st June, 2010 11:49am

By Rachael Brooks

Isle of Wight Words: Gooatish

Isle of Wight Words: Gooatish

Gooatish defined

Friday, 18th June, 2010 12:28pm

By Rachael Brooks

Isle of Wight Words: Hugger-Mugger

Isle of Wight Words: Hugger-Mugger

Hugger-mugger defined

Wednesday, 16th June, 2010 1:23pm

By Rachael Brooks with one comment