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

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

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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!

  • Earful – scolding / reprimanding

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  • Cheesy – cheap, outdated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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  • 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.

  • Loli – young female with a childlike appearance

This might sound weird, but I am a loli lover!

  • 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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  • 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.

  • UwU – a reaction to something cute

Bf: I love you bae  Gf: Aww Ily UwU

  • 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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Wednesday 29th of March 2023

It's hot, cushy & neat i like it

Bella- Mae

Monday 3rd of October 2022

Proper slang/ street slang words -

Capin - Stop lying Beggin it - wanting it, going on about it Flames - Police about Bea - A blokes best girl 'G' - Mate Bookie - weird, strange but funny Patent - sorted Lit - wicked, its good Peng - fit, sexy “Allow it”: stop it; forget it. Blang - steal something Ends - where you grew up

Bella- Mae

Monday 3rd of October 2022

Defiantly needs updating all this slang is well out of date and some has been around since I was at school (I'm 35). I'm quite gutted it's not 2022 up to date as this was exactly the type of thing I was looking for! A chart list with loads of words 🙁😕. Words like ‘capin’ ‘Bae’ ‘lit’ ‘bookie’ ‘G’ ‘my man’ ‘B’ ‘Pe’z’ is the up to date slang.


Sunday 24th of July 2022

Also- The word, "cool", can mean: trendy, popular, fun, and very good, and etc..

Mike Scum

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Quite dope list, but there're some of the definitions that are not fit for the examples given, e.g. with "hustle"