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American Slang: List of 25 Essential American Slang You Shouldn’t Miss!

American Slang: List of 25 Essential American Slang You Shouldn’t Miss!

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American Slang! In this lesson, you will learn a list 25 essential American slang words and phrases you might need to use in your daily life to sound like a native speaker.

American Slang

List of American Slang Words

List of 25 American slang you need to know:

1. Awesome

  • Meaning: Awesome means something is wonderful or amazing
  • Example: They had an awesome task ahead.

2. Cool

  • Meaning: great or fantastic
  • Example: You’re so cool!

3. Dude

  • Meaning: guy
  • Example: Hey, dude, what’s up?

4. Beat

  • Meaning: to win
  • Example: You were born to beat!

5. To Hang Out

  • Meaning: spend some time together
  • Example: I am not going to hang out with him anymore because he is sleazy.

6. Wheels

  • Meaning: a car
  • Example:  He got some really nice wheels for his 18th birthday.

7. Hot

  • Meaning: attractive
  • Example: She’ so hot in that dress!

8. Go banana

  • Meaning: go crazy
  • Example: I will go bananas if my team wins the championship!

9. To Have a Crush

  • Meaning: you’re attracted to somebody and would like them to be more than just your friend.
  • Example: It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone – but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

10. Kicks

  • Meaning: shoes
  • Example: I’ve got new kicks, are they nice?

11. My bad

  • Meaning: my mistake
  • Example: Sorry, it’s my bad to leave you alone at the party.

12. Boo

  • Meaning: boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Example: She is my boo.

13. Creeper

  • Meaning: a weird person
  • Example: He is talking to a goose, such a creeper!

14. Ex

  • Meaning: old boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Example: He’s different from my ex.

15. Hooked

  • Meaning: you’re addicted to something and you can’t get enough
  • Example: I got hooked on TV when I was sick.

16. Sick

  • Meaning: Cool
  • Example: You’re so sick!

17. Ripped

  • Meaning: torn
  • Example: The flags had been ripped in two.

18. Dunno

  • Meaning: I don’t know
  • Example: I dunno what you are talking about.

19. Keep it real

  • Meaning: be yourself
  • Example: Keep it real! I believe you can do it!

20. Bro

  • Meaning: friend
  • Example: Hey bro, what’re you doing?

21. Pro

  • Meaning: Professional
  • Example: She’s a real pro.

22. Croak

  • Meaning: to die
  • Example: She was croaked in the age of 45.

23. Dope

  • Meaning: stupid person
  • Example: You’re a dope!

24. Crash

  • Meaning: sleep
  • Example: She was crashing at a friend’s house after the party.

25. Gig

  • Meaning: job or work
  • Example: She makes a bundle at her current gig.

26. Chicken

  • Meaning: cowardly
  • Example: “He’s too much of a chicken to try that jump!” Tim said snidely.

27. Idiot box

  • Meaning: the television
  • Example: He spends too much time indoors in front of the idiot box.

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Saturday 18th of November 2023

Thanks Bro, It's a cool lesson that I ever had.


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Great. Thank you so much.


Monday 3rd of June 2019

Same as previous comment wanna learn how to use it not just know the meaning.


Thursday 6th of June 2019

What’s you need bro. I’ll help you.


Wednesday 29th of May 2019

thanks, it's useful lesson but we need these slang words in sentences for more understand.