Naval Slang India to Lima


Lantern Swinger

Ickies Any foreign currency
Irish Pendant Poorly secured line or hanging lanyard


Jack Sailor and also Union Flag
Jack Dusty A supply rating
Jack me Tickler A know all sailor. Been there done it type.
Jackproof Robust piece of equipment or kit
Jack Strop A bellicose rating
Jacksie Anus
J.A.F.O. Just another f*****g observer
J.A.M.T.F. Just another mouth to feed
Jagos Mansion RN Barracks, Devonport, HMS Drake
Jan/Janner West Country rating
Jaunty/Joss/Jossman Master at Arms
J.B. Johore Bharu (near Singapore)
Jig-a-jig Brothel visit
Jimmy/Jimmy the one First Lieutenant
Jockanese Scots accent


Keks Underpants - see dung hampers
Killick Leading hand
‘kin ‘ell! Abbreviated expostulation
Kipper Two faced b*****d with no guts
Kit muster Formal inspection of kit
Knacker crackers Beefy female thighs
Knobber Homosexual
Knuckle Hit somebody with fist
Knuckle bosun Punchy matelot
Kytai (sounds KyeTie) Transvestite (He-She) see Bugis Street
Kye Cocoa made from grated dark unsweetened chocolate


Larboard Original word for Port (left) side of ship
Lash-up Generous hospitality also makeshift arrangements
Laughing gear Mouth
Lazy lob Partial erection
Lead on MacDick Undiscriminating fornicator (see Fanny rat)
Lee side Sheltered side
Liberty Boat Small vessel used to take Jack ashore & return him
Libertymen Jack proceeding ashore (usually at a designated time)
Lifebuoy ghost Sentry at aft end of ship when underway
Lightweight Someone with a cushy number onboard
Lined up On a disciplinary charge
Lob on An erection
Lower Deck lawyer A Jack me Tickler always quoting rules and regulations

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