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AIRCRAFTMAN, n - the most junior rank in the RAF, equivalent to airman. AIRER, n - a collapsible apparatus for drying clothes outside. AIRING CUPBOARD, n - a warm closet, usually built around a hot water tank, where clothes that have been washed and partly dried can be dried completely. AIRY-FAIRY, adj (col) - fanciful, unrealistic, head-in-the-clouds. I'm sick of your airyfairy schemes to make money - just go out and find an honest job. ALDERMAN, n - until 1974, when the post was abolished, one of the senior members of a local council, elected by other councillors.

CHUCKER-OUT, n (col) - another name for a bouncer. CHUFFED, adj (col) - pleased, delighted. They were well chuffed at the size of the pay rise. CHUNDER, n & v (col) - vomit. CHUNKY, adj - of clothes, made of thick bulky material. CHUNTER ON, v - to mutter or grumble incessantly and meaninglessly. CHURN, n - a large container for milk. CID, n (abbr)- Criminal Investigation Department, the detective division of a police force. CIDER, n - an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples.

2. the honorary or titular head of a university. CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER, n - a minister of the crown, nominally appointed as representative of the Queen (who is Duchess of Lancaster), but in practice emA TO ZED, A TO ZEE CHESTERFIELD ployed on parliamentary work determined by the Prime Minister. CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, n - the senior finance minister in the British government, equivalent to the Secretary of the Treasury. CHANGEOVER, n - in sport, the exchange of ends (of a playing field) by two teams, usually at half time.

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