Word of the Moment: gopping
I went for a walk to Grantchester on Saturday with Sally in Norfolk. As we talked, she kept using a word I’d never heard before. I took it to mean horrible or distasteful from her usage. The word is gopping.
I had no idea where it came from, but from Sally’s background and a little googling, I have concluded she picked it up when she was in the WRAF and I was right about its meaning:
Something that is really horrible "That kebab was gopping, it made me ill"
Pronounced “goppin’” Army term for something that is disgusting – Can be used as a general observation; eg "tea was gopping tonight" or a specific assessment; eg "thanks sloppo, that chicken was goppin’"
Loosely related to other terms bandied around whenever the vomtechs (vomit-technicians) have been busy:
To be goppin’ is to run the risk of being called a ‘gopper’ or a Fez.
unspeakably awful, usually relates to food or drink
It doesn’t appear to be limited to the armed forces, however. The trusty Urban Dictionary has a few definitions of its own. For the sake of public decency, I’ll only give the first one:
something nasty, or horrible (see buche) "eww, thats a gopping buche you got there!"