American Slang! Slang refers to words, phrases and uses that are regarded as very informal and often restricted to the special context or peculiar to a specified profession class…
- Bail — Intransitive verb for leaving abruptly.
- Feeling blue; have the blues — A feeling of depression or sadness.
- A buck — Slang term for a the American dollar.
- By the skin of (my/your/his/her) teeth — just barely.
- Creep (n.) — An unpleasantly weird/strange person.
- Couch Potato — A lazy person who spends the bulk of their time engaged in things that can be done while sitting on a couch.
- Cram — To study feverishly before an exam typically done after neglecting to study consistently.
- Crash — To abruptly fall asleep, or to show up without an invitation.
- Down to earth — And adjective for practicality and lack of pretense.
- Drive up the wall — To irritate.
- For Real — A proclamation of honesty.
- Going Dutch — When each person, usually in a dating scenario, pays for his/her own meal.
- The cold shoulder — A metaphor for deliberately ignoring someone.
- Give a ring — To call someone on the telephone.
- Hyped (adj.) — A very excited state.
- Hang out — To casually gather together or spend time with someone in a social manner.
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- All to cock
(Or all a-cock) Unsatisfactory, mixed up.
1. The buttocks.
2. Someone who acts in a manner which is incompetent or otherwise disapproved of.
- Arse about face
Back to front.
- Arse around
Mess around or waste time (17th century).
1. The anus.
2. General derogatory term.
- Arse bandit
homosexual (offensive, derogatory).
- Arse over tit
Head over heels, to fall over or take a tumble.
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- Fam – The friends you are closest to
- Finna – Going to/about to, short for “fixing to”
- Goals – What you’re trying to do or be like, the ultimate goal
- GOAT – Greatest of all time
- Gucci – Good, cool
- High-key – People say high key when they are about to say something they want everyone to know about
- Hundo P – 100 percent, confirming something
- I can’t even – When you are so overwhelmed you can’t comprehend something
- I’m weak – That was funny
- It’s lit – It’s cool, it’s awesome
- Kek – To laugh out loud
- Low-key – People say low key when they are about to say something they don’t want everyone to know about
- On fleek, on point – Nailed it
- Peep – To take a look at something
- RT – Retweet, when you agree with something someone says
- Salty – Bitter about something
- Savage – Badass
- Ship – Short for relationship, if you “ship” two people, you want them to make it as a couple
- Sips tea – To mind one’s own business
- Skurt – Go away or leave
- Smash – To have casual sex
- Straight fire – Hot/trendy
- Squad – Your group of friends
- Sus – Suspect, when something is shady
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