em 21 de Março de 2019
LIST OF ENGLISH SLANG WORDS AND PHRASES
List of 100 English Slang Words and Phrases with their Meanings and Examples
- Airhead – A foolish or dumb person
She is such an airhead she keeps forgetting to get her books.
- All-Nighter – Studying all night usually before an exam or test
They were wandering dazed in school after pulling an all-nighter.
- Ball – A good time
The kids had a ball at the party.
- Bazillion – Used to indicate an uncountable number or a very big number
She gets a bazillion friend requests everyday on Facebook.
- Beemer – A BMW car
He kept driving around the block to show off his new beemer.
- Big Guns – People who have influence, are powerful
She knew it was time to call in the big gunswhen he refused to cooperate.
- Bitch – Complain or moan or gossip about something
Whenever the girls get together they find something to bitch about.
- Bonkers – Being mad or insane
He has gone bonkers since he got to know about the test.
- Break – Opportunity or chance
The band got a break when they performed on a T.V. show.
- Bummed – Sad or disappointed
Everyone was super bummed when the concert was cancelled.
- Cheesy – Outdated or overused, sometimes cheap as well
She was tired of hearing cheesy pick-up lines.
- Chicken – A name called to a coward
“He’s too much of a chicken to try that jump!” Tim said snidely.
- Con – Swindle
He was convinced the bank was trying to con him of his money.
- 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.
- Crap – Something that is worthless or a lie
His promises to change were all crap.
- Crash – To sleep over at someone’s house
She was crashing at a friend’s house after the party.
- Crash – Break into a place or attempt to get in somewhere
The plan to crash the party was foiled by the heavy security.
- Croak – To die
The old man croaked sometime in the night.
- Cruising – In a car, going at a high speed
They were cruising around town when they spotted the ghost.
- Cushy – Comfortably easy
She had a cushy job as the floor manager.
- Deck – Hit some on the face
He decked Tom a good one when he insulted him.
- Deep Pockets – Someone who has a lot of money; a good source of money
His father has really deep pockets and spoils him terribly.
- Dinosaur – Something or someone who is very old
Her computer is a total dinosaur.
- Dough – Money or cash
“I lent her some dough last week!” He cried.
- Ditch – Abandon something or leave
She has a reputation for ditching plans at the last minute.
- Dynamite – Awesome or great
That was a dynamite dinner at the new restaurant.
- Earful – Scolding or reprimanding
They both got an earful from their mother.
- Eyeball – Look and admire
All the girls were eyeballing the exchange student.
- Eye Popper – Astonishing or fantastic
The display for the store was an eye-popping success.
- Fender-Bender – A minor accident or collision between two vehicles
He had to give his car into repairs because of the fender bender.
- Flicks – Movies or films
She went to the flicks with her best friends.
- Freebie – Something that you got for free
The company was giving freebies to promote the product.
- Gig – Job or work
She makes a bundle at her current gig.
- Glitch – Some kind of defect or problem
There was a technical glitch with the sound system.
- Go Bananas – Go crazy
The kids went bananas when school was cancelled because of the storm.
- Goof Off – Wasting time, not doing anything in particular
He decided to stop goofing off and study in his final year.
- Grand – A thousand
He made 20 grand at his old job.
- Gross Out – A very bad time
The event was a gross out, nobody turned up!
- Grub – Food
They went to the diner to get some grubafter the game.
- Guts – Courage or boldness
He finally worked up the guts to ask her to the prom.
- Hang out – Frequently spend time together in a place
The group usually hung out at the abandoned farm.
- Heave – Vomit
“Uh-oh I need to heave!” She said before disappearing into the toilet.
- Hot – Attractive, popular or sexy
The office was buzzing because of the hotnew intern.
- Hustle – Leave hurriedly
We need to hustle or we’ll miss the train.
- Idiot Box – The television
He spends too much time indoors in front of the idiot box.
- Icky – Unpleasant or annoying
She wrinkled her nose at the icky mess in the kitchen.
- In – Currently fashionable
Stripes are in for summer this year.
- Jam – Being in trouble or playing music together
They got into a jam with the police while having a jam session.
- Jock – Someone who plays a sport
He was a lifelong basketball jock.
- John – Toilet
“Where’s the john?” He asked
- Joint – A bar or a pub
It was the most happening joint in the city.
- Junkie – Someone who is a drug addict
Liam became a junkie in college.
- K – A thousand of a currency
The guide demanded 5K before he’d take them back to the hotel.
- Kegger – A party where beer is the predominant drink
Her parents grounded her when they found out about the kegger.
- Kick Back – Relax
He needed a holiday to just kick back and unwind.
- Knuckle Sandwich – A punch aimed at the mouth
Dina served him a knuckle sandwich for insulting her friend.
- Lame – Something not up to the mark
That was such a lame ghost story.
- Line – An untrue story or excuse
I have heard that line one too many times.
- Lip – Talking disrespectfully
The student was suspended for giving lip to the principal.
- Meltdown – The complete breaking down of something
The politics of the country are in a state of complete meltdown.
- Mickey Mouse – Something that does not make sense
The entire episode was a sort of mickey mouse for the authorities.
- Neat – Good or excellent
“That was a really neat film.” She said
- Nuts – Crazy, mad
You must be nuts to try that climb.
- Oddball – Unusual or weird person
It was a good neighbourhood with the exception of a few oddball neighbours.
- Pad – A place where a person lives
Aidan has an awesome bachelor pad in the city.
- Peanuts – Very little money
She got that vintage jacket for peanuts from the garage sale.
- Pissed Off – Very annoyed
She was pissed off at him for being late.
- Pit Stop – Stopping to use the bathroom while travelling by road
They took a small pit stop before continuing along the road.
- Plastic – Any kind of card used for electronic transactions
She only had plastics, all her cash was spent.
- Poop – Excrement
They had to watch out for dog poop while jogging.
- Quarterback -Lead or initiative
He decided to quarterback the meeting and got straight to the point.
- Quick Buck – Easy gotten money
He is forever looking for ways to make a quick buck.
- Raw – New and inexperienced
The interns were raw so they needed constant supervision.
- Razz – Annoy or tease
He often razzed his younger brother.
- Repo – Repossess something due to non-payment of a loan
The bank will repo his house unless he pays soon.
- Rocking – Great, awesome
She had a rocking time at soccer camp.
- Rug Rat – A small child or toddler
They left the rug-rats at home with the baby-sitter.
- Scarf Down – Eat quickly or hurriedly
He just had enough time to scarf down a toast before the bus came.
- Shades – Sunglasses
She was forever buying new shades from the mall.
- Shot – Try something
“Here let me have a shot at that.” He offered.
- Smashed – Highly inebriated
They all got smashed at her birthday party.
- Straight – Honest or upfront
Give it to me straight, doctor! What’s wrong with me?
- Sucks – When something is awful or unacceptable
The cafeteria price hike just sucks.
- Threads – Clothes
He really needed to get some new threadsbefore moving away.
- Totalled – For cars completely wrecked or crashed
He has totalled 4 cars in as many years.
- Umpteen – Incalculable
“I’ve told you umpteen times to clean this room.” His mother scolded.
- Up – Feeling cheerful or in good spirits
I’ve been feeling up ever since the summer started.
- Veg Out – Do absolutely nothing at all, relax
She really needed to veg out with a good book this weekend
- Vibes – General atmosphere or feelings
He was getting some weird vibes from the room.
- 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.
- Wheels – A way to refer to a car
He got some really nice wheels for his 18thbirthday.
- Whiz – Being very talented at something
She was a whiz at computer programming.
- Wimp – A cowardly person
He was a wimp who was scared of his own shadow.
- Yakety-Yak – Chatter about general things
She was always yakety-yakking on the phone with someone or the other.
- Yes-Man – Person who always agrees with those in authority
He was tired of all the yes-men who surrounded him.
- Yuck – Disgusting or bad
“Yuck! I hate that medicine.” He cried angrily.
- Zapped – Exhausted or tired
He was totally zapped from running around all day.
98. Zero – An unimportant person
In her eyes, he was a zero.
- Zit – Pimple
She screamed when she saw the zit on her nose.
- Zonked Out – Fall asleep quickly and deeply
He zonked out as soon as he hit the bed.