REGISTER FREE
Resources -> Improve English Vocabulary -> Slang

Slang

Slangs are defined as the words and phrases used informally in any language. These expressions are usually formed and gain popularity locally before becoming accepted in informal speech all over. A problem with keeping track of slangs is that new additions are being made to the slang language on a daily basis. Here is a list of 100 slangs that are commonly used today -

  1. Airhead - A foolish or dumb person

She is such an airhead she keeps forgetting to get her books.

  1. All-Nighter - Studying all night usually before an exam or test

They were wandering dazed in school after pulling an all-nighter.

  1. Ball - A good time

The kids had a ball at the party.

  1. Bazillion - Used to indicate an uncountable number or a very big number

She gets a bazillion friend requests everyday on Facebook.

  1. Beemer - A BMW car

He kept driving around the block to show off his new beemer.

  1. Big Guns - People who have influence, are powerful

She knew it was time to call in the big guns when he refused to cooperate.

  1. Bitch - Complain or moan or gossip about something

Whenever the girls get together they find something to bitch about.

  1. Bonkers - Being mad or insane

He has gone bonkers since he got to know about the test.

  1. Break - Opportunity or chance

The band got a break when they performed on a T.V. show.

  1. Bummed - Sad or disappointed

Everyone was super bummed when the concert was cancelled.

  1. Cheesy - Outdated or overused, sometimes cheap as well

She was tired of hearing cheesy pick-up lines.

  1. Chicken - A name called to a coward

“He’s too much of a chicken to try that jump!” Tim said snidely.

  1. Con - Swindle

He was convinced the bank was trying to con him of his money.

  1. Couch Potato - Someone who does nothing but watch T.V. all day

Ever since he lost his job, he’s turned into a complete couch potato.

  1. Crap - Something that is worthless or a lie

His promises to change were all crap.

  1. Crash - To sleep over at someone’s house

She was crashing at a friend’s house after the party.

  1. Crash - Break into a place or attempt to get in somewhere

The plan to crash the party was foiled by the heavy security.

  1. Croak - To die

The old man croaked sometime in the night.

  1. Cruising - In a car, going at a high speed

They were cruising around town when they spotted the ghost.

  1. Cushy - Comfortably easy

She had a cushy job as the floor manager.

  1. Deck - Hit some on the face

He decked Tom a good one when he insulted him.

  1. Deep Pockets - Someone who has a lot of money; a good source of money

His father has really deep pockets and spoils him terribly.

  1. Dinosaur - Something or someone who is very old

Her computer is a total dinosaur.

  1. Dough - Money or cash

“I lent her some dough last week!” He cried.

  1. Ditch - Abandon something or leave

She has a reputation for ditching plans at the last minute.

  1. Dynamite - Awesome or great

That was a dynamite dinner at the new restaurant.

  1. Earful - Scolding or reprimanding

They both got an earful from their mother.

  1. Eyeball - Look and admire

All the girls were eyeballing the exchange student.

  1. Eye Popper - Astonishing or fantastic

The display for the store was an eye-popping success.

  1. Fender-Bender - A minor accident or collision between two vehicles

He had to give his car into repairs because of the fender bender.

  1. Flicks - Movies or films

She went to the flicks with her best friends.

  1. Freebie - Something that you got for free

The company was giving freebies to promote the product.

  1. Gig - Job or work

She makes a bundle at her current gig.

  1. Glitch - Some kind of defect or problem

There was a technical glitch with the sound system.

  1. Go Bananas - Go crazy

The kids went bananas when school was cancelled because of the storm.

  1. Goof Off - Wasting time, not doing anything in particular

He decided to stop goofing off and study in his final year.

  1. Grand - A thousand

He made 20 grand at his old job.

  1. Gross Out - A very bad time

The event was a gross out, nobody turned up!

  1. Grub - Food

They went to the diner to get some grub after the game.

  1. Guts - Courage or boldness

He finally worked up the guts to ask her to the prom.

  1. Hang out - Frequently spend time together in a place

The group usually hung out at the abandoned farm.

  1. Heave - Vomit

“Uh-oh I need to heave!” She said before disappearing into the toilet.

  1. Hot - Attractive, popular or sexy

The office was buzzing because of the hot new intern.

  1. Hustle - Leave hurriedly

We need to hustle or we’ll miss the train.

  1. Idiot Box - The television

He spends too much time indoors in front of the idiot box.

  1. Icky - Unpleasant or annoying

She wrinkled her nose at the icky mess in the kitchen.

  1. In - Currently fashionable

Stripes are in for summer this year.

  1. Jam - Being in trouble or playing music together

They got into a jam with the police while having a jam session.

  1. Jock - Someone who plays a sport

He was a lifelong basketball jock.

  1. John - Toilet

“Where’s the john?” He asked

  1. Joint - A bar or a pub

It was the most happening joint in the city.

  1. Junkie - Someone who is a drug addict

Liam became a junkie in college.

  1. K - A thousand of a currency

The guide demanded 5K before he’d take them back to the hotel.

  1. Kegger - A party where beer is the predominant drink

Her parents grounded her when they found out about the kegger.

  1. Kick Back - Relax

He needed a holiday to just kick back and unwind.

  1. Knuckle Sandwich - A punch aimed at the mouth

Dina served him a knuckle sandwich for insulting her friend.

  1. Lame - Something not up to the mark

That was such a lame ghost story.

  1. Line - An untrue story or excuse

I have heard that line one too many times.

  1. Lip - Talking disrespectfully

The student was suspended for giving lip to the principal.

  1. Meltdown - The complete breaking down of something

The politics of the country are in a state of complete meltdown.

  1. Mickey Mouse - Something that does not make sense

The entire episode was a sort of mickey mouse for the authorities.

  1. Neat - Good or excellent

“That was a really neat film.” She said

  1. Nuts - Crazy, mad

You must be nuts to try that climb.

  1. Oddball - Unusual or weird person

It was a good neighbourhood with the exception of a few oddball neighbours.

  1. Pad - A place where a person lives

Aidan has an awesome bachelor pad in the city.

  1. Peanuts - Very little money

She got that vintage jacket for peanuts from the garage sale.

  1. Pissed Off - Very annoyed

She was pissed off at him for being late.

  1. Pit Stop - Stopping to use the bathroom while travelling by road

They took a small pit stop before continuing along the road.

  1. Plastic - Any kind of card used for electronic transactions

She only had plastics, all her cash was spent.

  1. Poop - Excrement

They had to watch out for dog poop while jogging.

  1. Quarterback -Lead or initiative

He decided to quarterback the meeting and got straight to the point.

  1. Quick Buck - Easy gotten money

He is forever looking for ways to make a quick buck.

  1. Raw - New and inexperienced

The interns were raw so they needed constant supervision.

  1. Razz - Annoy or tease

He often razzed his younger brother.

  1. Repo - Repossess something due to non-payment of a loan

The bank will repo his house unless he pays soon.

  1. Rocking - Great, awesome

She had a rocking time at soccer camp.

  1. Rug Rat - A small child or toddler

They left the rug-rats at home with the baby-sitter.

  1. Scarf Down - Eat quickly or hurriedly

He just had enough time to scarf down a toast before the bus came.

  1. Shades - Sunglasses

She was forever buying new shades from the mall.

  1. Shot - Try something

“Here let me have a shot at that.” He offered.

  1. Smashed - Highly inebriated

They all got smashed at her birthday party.

  1. Straight - Honest or upfront

Give it to me straight, doctor! What’s wrong with me?

  1. Sucks - When something is awful or unacceptable

The cafeteria price hike just sucks.

  1. Threads - Clothes

He really needed to get some new threads before moving away.

  1. Totalled - For cars completely wrecked or crashed

He has totalled 4 cars in as many years.

  1. Umpteen - Incalculable

“I’ve told you umpteen times to clean this room.” His mother scolded.

  1. Up - Feeling cheerful or in good spirits

I’ve been feeling up ever since the summer started.

  1. Veg Out - Do absolutely nothing at all, relax

She really needed to veg out with a good book this weekend

  1. Vibes - General atmosphere or feelings

He was getting some weird vibes from the room.

  1. Wad - An amount of money held together by a rubber band or staple

He pulled out a wad of bills and placed them on the table.

  1. Wheels - A way to refer to a car

He got some really nice wheels for his 18th birthday.

  1. Whiz - Being very talented at something

She was a whiz at computer programming.

  1. Wimp - A cowardly person

He was a wimp who was scared of his own shadow.

  1. Yakety-Yak - Chatter about general things

She was always yakety-yakking on the phone with someone or the other.

  1. Yes-Man - Person who always agrees with those in authority

He was tired of all the yes-men who surrounded him.

  1. Yuck - Disgusting or bad

Yuck! I hate that medicine.” He cried angrily.

  1. Zapped - Exhausted or tired

He was totally zapped from running around all day.

  1. Zero - An unimportant person

In her eyes, he was a zero.

  1. Zit - Pimple

She screamed when she saw the zit on her nose.

  1. Zonked Out - Fall asleep quickly and deeply

He zonked out as soon as he hit the bed.