Slang Words: List of 100 Common Slang Words & Phrases You Need to Know! 1

Slang Words: List of 100 Common Slang Words & Phrases You Need to Know!

Slang Words! Slang words are defined as the words and phrases used informally in any language. Following is a list of 100 English slang words that are commonly used today. Most of them are American slang words and phrases.

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List of  100 English slang words and phrases with their meanings and examples:

  • Eye-popping – fantastic, astonishing

The New York Times had an eye-popping article this morning.

  • Chicken –  a coward

You’re a chicken, Tom!

  • Con – Swindle

He tried to con me out of $20.

  • Couch potato – people who watching T.V all day

You are such a couch potato on weekends.

  • Ball – a good time

We had a ball at the party last night.

  • Bazillion – uncountable number/ a very big number

We gets a bazillion followers everyday on Facebook fan page.

  • Croak – to die

She married a millionaire just about to croak.

  • Neat – excellent

Your house is always so neat – how do you manage it with three children?

  • Nuts – crazy, mad

She’s beautiful. I’m nuts about her.

  • Big guns – powerful, influenced people

Jed wanted to impress a Harvard professor and some other big guns.

  • Dynamite – great, awesome

That teenager singer is really dynamite!

I bet Sue gave you an earful when you got home.

  • Bitch – complain/ gossip about something

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

  • Bonkers – mad/ insane

The man must be bonkers to take such a risk.

  • Break – chance/ opportunity

Never give a sucker an even break.

  • Bummed – sad or disappointed

I was really bummed out that there were no tickets left.

  • Cheesy – cheap, outdated

We went to some cheesy bar in Baltimore.

  • Cruising – going at a high speed
We fly at a cruising speed of 500 mph.
  • Cushy – comfortably easy

It’s a cushy life for the rich.

  • Deck – hit some on the face

Do that again and I’ll deck you.

  • Deep pockets – having a lot of money

They’re looking for someone with deep pockets to pay for the research.

  • Dinosaur – something or someone is very old

The Health Service has become a dinosaur. It needs radical reform if it is to survive.

  • Airhead – a foolish/ dumb person

Boy, that salesman was the biggest airhead I’ve ever seen.

  • Eyeball – look at, look over.

Challenge him, eyeball him, intimidate him.

  • Fender-bender – a minor accident/collision between two vehicles

Another time I missed a date because I got into a fender-bender on the way there.

  • Idiot box – the television

Phil has been staring at the idiot box all afternoon.

  • Icky – unpleasant or annoying

What is this icky old stuff?

  • Jam – trouble

How are we going to get ourselves out of this jam?

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Slang Words: List of 100 Common Slang Words & Phrases You Need to Know!

  • Hang out -spend time together in a place frequently

We often used to hang out in supermarkets.

  • All-nighter – study all night

I pulled an all-nighter last night.

  • Ditch – leave, abandon something

Let’s ditch school today.

  • Flicks – films/ movies

What’s on at the flicks this week?

  • Freebie – something that is free

All the journalists were given a freebie lunch.

  • Gig – work, job

I had got totally pissed and had to do a gig that night.

  • Guts – courage or boldness

Barbara hasn’t got the guts to leave her mother.

  • Go bananas – go crazy

Love is making you go bananas!

  • Goof off – Wasting time, not doing anything in particular

He’s been goofing off at school.

  • Grand – thousand dollars

He lives in a grand house.

  • Heave – vomit

The smell of the fish made me/my stomach heave.

  • Hot – attractive

You look so hot in that dress!

  • Hustle – leave hurriedly

I love the hustle and bustle of the marketplace.

  • Glitch – defect or problem

This minor glitch has turned into a big problem for the airline.

  • Jock – someone who plays a sport

She is a jock from a family of jocks, articulate only in that special, odd way that coaches are articulate.

  • John – toilet

I need to meet John, r-i-g-h-t n-o-w!

  • Junkie – a drug addict

His son was a junkie, the kid OD’d a year ago.

  • Grub – food

Get yourself some grub and come and sit down.

  • Peanuts – very little money

He gets paid peanuts for doing that job.

  • Rocking – great, awesome

He had a rocking performance!

  • Shades – sunglasses

She was dressed in muted shades of blue.

  • Sucks – awful or unacceptable

Life sucks, but worth fighting for.

  • Meltdown – the completely breaking down

The stock market crash might lead to financial meltdown.

  • Mickey mouse – something that does not make sense

It’s only a Mickey Mouse job.

  • Oddball – weird, unusual person

The new boss is a bit of an oddball.

  • Pissed off – extremely annoyed
I’m pissed off with the way they’ve treated me.
  •  Zero – an unimportant person

He is a zero in his family.

I applied some pimple cream on the big zit on my face.

  • Crap – worthless thing or a lie

You’re talking a load of crap!

  • Crash – sleep

I just want to crash out on the sofa.

  • Crash – break into/ attempt to get in somewhere

Last night, a thief crashed my house. Luckily, He was arrested by the polices.

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Slang Words: List of 100 Common Slang Words & Phrases You Need to Know!

  • Quarterback – lead or initiative

The Carolina Panthers were playing with a backup quarterback.

  • Beemer – a BMW car

He’s got a new beemer, what a rich man!

  • Quick buck – Easy getting money

I need to make a quick buck without much effort.

  • K – A thousand of a currency

It costs 10k.

  • Kick back – relax

Kick back, make yourself at home.

  • Raw – new and inexperienced

Raw meat must be kept separate from cooked meat.

  • Razz – annoy

The pupils are razzing the teacher.

  • Umpteen – incalculable

We’ve been there umpteen times and she still can’t remember the way.

  • Whiz – Be talented at something

Apparently, he is a whiz at thank – you notes!

  • Wimp – a cowardly person

Don’t be such a wimp.

  • Up – Feeling cheerful or in good spirits

She feels up and down all day.

  • Vibes – atmosphere or feelings

I have good vibes about this contract.

  • Wheels – a car

I’ve got a new wheels on my birthday.

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Dr Abubakar Zaki
Dr Abubakar Zaki
1 year ago

Educative and entertaining for non native speakers.

Dimitar Gavrailov
Dimitar Gavrailov
10 months ago

Slang is a part of a speech and part of the culture of a nation; not regular, not recommendable, yet in some existence. So it has to be considered.

Hamza
Hamza
3 months ago

It was really great

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