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COMMON SLANG WORDS

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COMMON SLANG WORDS

COMMON SLANG WORDS

COMMON SLANG WORDS | Slang words are not part of our daily routine English Language speaking,writing,listening and reading. Actually these English Common slang words add flavor to your writing,speaking,reading and listening skills and they tell the audience how much you have taste of your English language.Learn them by heart and practice these common slang words as otherwise you have to ask others and learning slang words with their meaning makes a man fluent English.

Common Slang Words List

  1. Dekko –Common Slang Words- To have a look at something.
  2. Dear –Common Slang Words- If something is dear it means it is expensive. I thought Texan insurance was dear.
  3. Dicky –Common Slang Words- Dicky rhymes with sicky and means you feel sick.
  4. Do one’s nut —Common Slang Words- To become enraged. Presumably a reference to doing an impression of a madman (nut). “I gave him the news, and a he did his nut.)
  5. Damp Squib —Common Slang Words- Something that fails on all counts. Reference to small explosive charges that fail when wet.
  6. Doofer —Common Slang Words- An unnamed object. Thing, thingamajig, whatchamacallit.
  7. Dead-Common Slang Words-Overwhelmed, unable to keep up. — “I have two finals and a full work day tomorrow. I’m dead.”
  8. Diddle –Common Slang Words- To rip someone off or to con someone is to diddle them. When you visit England, check your change to make sure you haven’t been diddled!
  9. Dim –Common Slang Words- A dim person is stupid or thick or a dimwit. Dimwit – Someone a bit on the dim side.
  10. Dishy –Common Slang Words- If someone is a bit of a dish or a bit dishy it means they are attractive or good looking.
  11. DIY –Common Slang Words- This is short for do it yourself and applies not just to the DIY-Common Slang Words- stores but also to anything that you need to do yourself. For example, if we get really bad service in a restaurant (oh, you noticed!) then we might ask the waiter if it is a DIY restaurant – just to wind them up.
  12. Do –Common Slang Words- A party. You would go to a do if you were going to a party in the UK.
  13. Do –Common Slang Words- If you drive along a motorway in the wrong lane the police will do you. You could then tell your friends that you have been done by the police. Prosecute is another word for it!
  14. Doddle –Common Slang Words- Something that is a doddle is a cinch, it’s easy. Unlike ordering water in Texas with an English accent, which is definitely not a doddle!
  15. Dodgy –Common Slang Words- If someone or something is a bit dodgy, it is not to be trusted. Dodgy food should be thrown away at home, or sent back in a restaurant. Dodgy people are best avoided. You never know what they are up to. Dodgy goods may have been nicked. When visiting Miami I was advised by some English chums that certain areas were a bit dodgy and should be avoided!
  16. Dog’s bollocks –Common Slang Words- You would say that something really fantastic was the dog’s bollocks. Comes from the fact that a dog’s bollocks are so fantastic that he can’t stop licking them! Nice huh? Often shortened to just “The dog’s”.
  17. Dog’s dinner –Common Slang Words- If you make a real mess of something it might be described as a real dog’s dinner. A bit like some joint Anglo-American approaches to Eastern Europe for example!
  18. Donkey’s years –Common Slang Words- Someone said to me the other day that they hadn’t seen me for donkey’s years. It means they hadn’t seen me for ages.
  19. Drop a clanger –Common Slang Words- When I asked a large lady on the tube if she would like my seat since she was so obviously pregnant, she took the seat then told me she was fat, not pregnant! Boy did I drop a clanger. You might make a gaffe. Either way it was horrendously embarrassing, especially as half the people on the tube had heard me!
  20. DM –Common Slang Words- Direct Message
  21. ELI5 –Common Slang Words- Explain Like I’m 5
  22. Earwig —Common Slang Words- To eavesdrop.
  23. Eating Irons —Common Slang Words- Cutlery, eating utensils.
  24. esque —Common Slang Words-We’ll be honest, “esque” threw us for a loop. Until we looked at data from our users, we had no idea this was such a common suffix! If you haven’t seen words like “Kafkaesque” or “statuesque” before,
  25. Easy Peasy –Common Slang Words- A childish term for something very easy. You might say it’s a snap.
  26. Engaged –slang words 2017– When you ring someone and they are already on the phone you will get the engaged tone. In other words, they will be engaged. You would say you get the busy signal or the line is busy.
  27. Excuse me –slang words 2016– This is a great one! It’s what kids are taught to say when they belch in public. We are also taught to say “pardon me” if we fart out loud. Unfortunately in American “excuse me” means you are encroaching in someone’s personal space and you say “pardon me” when you don’t hear someone properly. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that actually Americans are not belching and farting all the time.
  28. FML –slang words 2015– F*** My Life
  29. Full of beans – slang words for weed-This means to have loads of energy. It is a polite way of saying that a child is a maniac. I was often described as being full of beans as a kid and now it is my wife’s way of telling me to keep still when she is trying to get to sleep. Strangely the same expression in some parts of the US means that you are exaggerating or talking bollocks!
  30. Flog –slang words examples– To Flog something is to sell it. It also means to beat something with a whip, but when your wife tells you she flogged the old TV it is more likely she has sold it than beaten it (hopefully!).
  31. Fluke –5 slang words with their definitions– If something great happened to you by chance that would be a fluke. When I was a kid my Mum lost her engagement ring on the beach and only realised half way home. We went back to the spot and she found it in the sand. That was a fluke.
  32. Flutter –dictionary of slang words– I like to have a flutter on the horses. It means to have a bet, usually a small one by someone who is not a serious gambler.
  33. Faff –slang words and meaning– To faff is to dither or to fanny around. If we procrastinated when getting ready for bed, as kids, our Dad use tell us we were faffing around.
  34. Fagged –a list of slang words– If you are too lazy or tired to do something you could say “I can’t be fagged”. It means you can’t be Bothered.
  35. Fagging –slang words in the dictionary– Fagging is the practice of making new boys at boarding schools into slaves for the older boys. If you are fagging for an older boy you might find yourself running his bath, cleanslang words 2014ing his shoes or performing more undesirable tasks.
  36. Fancy –slang words 2014– If you fancy something then it means you desire it. There are two basic forms in common use – food and people. If you fancy a cake for example it means you like the look of it and you want to eat it. If you see someone of (hopefully) the opposite sex then you might fancy them if you liked the look of them and wanted to get to know them a little better!!!
  37. Fanny –slang words quotes– This is the word for a woman’s front bits! One doesn’t normally talk about anyone’s fanny as it is a bit rude. You certainly don’t have a fanny pack, or smack people on their fannys – you would get arrested for that! Careful use of this word in the UK is advised!
  38. Fanny around –slang words not to use in writing– I’m always telling people to stop fannying around and get on with it. It means to procrastinate. Drives me mad!
  39. Fiddle sticks –slang words used today– I have an old Aunt who is much too well mannered to swear. So when the need arises for a swear word, she will substitute “fiddle sticks”.
  40. Filch –slang words and phrases 2016– To filch is to steal or pilfer. The origin is apparently unknown.
  41. Fit – Fit is a word that I have heard a lot recently – it seems to be making a comeback. A fitbird means a girl who is pretty good looking or tasty! A fit bloke would be the male equivalent.
  42. Fortnight – Two weeks. Comes from an abbreviation of “fourteen nights”. Hence terms like “I’m off for a fortnights holiday” meaning “I am going on a two week vacation”.
  43. Fruity – If someone is feeling fruity then they are feeling frisky. Watch out!
  44. Full monty – Since the movie has come out of the same name I have heard some odd Texan descriptions of what the full monty means. It really has nothing to do with taking your clothes off. It just means the whole thing or going the whole way. That’s it. Clearly when applied to stripping it means not stopping at your underwear! The origins of the expression are still under discussion. There are many theories but no conclusive evidence at the moment.
  45. FTFY – Fixed That For You
  46. Facepalm – Short for “Ugh, idiot.”
  47. For Real — A proclamation of honesty.
  48. Fortnight — Very common British slang term for a period of two weeks.
  49. Fence — n. A person who deals in stolen property. v. To pawn off stolen property to a buyer.
  50. Fam: A group of close friends. — “I’m going to hang with the fam tonight at the tailgate party.”
  51. Freakin—The first written instance of “freaking” (presumably the precursor to “freakin”) was in the seventeenth century,
  52. The Fuzz — The Police.
  53. Gaffer — Boss, foreman, or employer.
  54. Goat—-Current usage is actually a compliment, as this is now an acronym that stands for “greatest of all time.” — “I don’t care what you say, because Tom Brady is the goat.”
  55. Gutted — A state of extreme despair.
  56. Go to Spare — To become angry, frustrated, distressed, or enraged.
  57. Going Dutch — When each person, usually in a dating scenario, pays for his/her own meal.
  58. The cold shoulder — A metaphor for deliberately ignoring someone.
  59. Give a ring — To call someone on the telephone.
  60. Goolies – If you have been kicked in the goolies, your eyes would be watering and you would be clutching your balls!
  61. Gormless – A gormless person is someone who has absolutely no clue. You would sayclueless. It is also shortened so you could say someone is a total gorm or completely gormy.
  62. Grem – The form of gob meaning to spit something out. e.g. Did you see him grem? Yuck. Usually associated with that ghastly noise as the content of the lungs are coughed into the mouth before gremming can take place. Grem is also the word that describes the green lump that is created in the process. You might call it hacking up a hacker.
  63. Grub – Food. Similar to nosh. I remember my Dad calling “grub’s up”, when dinner was ready as a kid. A grub is also an insect larva. Not usually eaten in England. Actually is available in some Australian restaurants!
  64. Gutted – If someone is really upset by something they might say that they were gutted. Like when you are told that you have just failed your driving test!
  65. Get stuffed! – Even politer way to tell someone to get lost is to tell them to get stuffed. However, this is still not a nice thing to say to someone.
  66. Getting off – This seems to be the objective of most teenagers on a big night out.
  67. Getting off with someone means making out or snoggingh them.
  68. Give us a bell – This simply means call me. You often hear people use the word “us” to mean “me”.
  69. Gagging – Desperate, in a fat slaggy kind of a way. Not nice.
  70. Gallivanting – The dictionary says “to gad about”, which probably doesn’t help much! It meansfooling around or horseplay.
  71. Gander – When I was a kid, my Dad often used to go off for a gander when we were visiting a new town or village. It means to look around.
  72. Gen – Gen means information. If you have the gen then you know what is going on.
  73. Gen up – To research a subject or to get some information.
  74. Get lost! – Politely translated as go away, this is really a mild way of telling someone to f*** off!
  75. Gobsmacked – Amazed. Your gob is your mouth and if you smack your gob, it would be out of amazement.
  76. Good value – This is short for good value for money. It means something is a good deal.
  77. Hyped (adj.) — A very excited state.
  78. Horses for courses – This is a common saying that means each to his own. What suits one person might be horrible for someone else. If my Dad was trying to understand why my brother had wanted to get his ear pierced he might say “Oh well, it’s horses for courses I suppose”!
  79. How’s your father? – This is a very old term for sex which plays on our apparent British sensitivity. Rather than saying the actual “sex” word you could refer to having a bit of How’s your Father, instead – nudge, nudge, wink, wink. The sort of old fashioned saying dragged up by Austin Powers.
  80. Hump – If you have got the hump it means you are in a mood. If you are having a hump, it means you are having sex. Care is advised when you try using these words for the first time. It could be embarrassing!
  81. Hunky-dory – My English dictionary tells me that hunky-dory means excellent. We would generally use it to mean that everything is cool and groovy, on plan, no worries and generally going well.
  82. Haggle – To haggle is to argue or negotiate over a price. Most people that wangle stuff are usually quite good at haggling. I just learnt that in the USA you dicker over a price, particularly for used cars!
  83. Hard – After your 20 pints of lager, the curry or the doner, your average 20 year old feels hard. Since his male organ has no chance of working at this stage, hard clearly refers to something else – it means he is ready to fight anything or anybody or to take on any bet. This is the time to make fun of drunken lads by betting them they can’t jump off the end of the pier, hang on to the back of a bus etc.
  84. Hanky panky – Hanky panky – or “slap and tickle” as some older folks call it – would bemaking out in America.
  85. Hard lines – This is another way of saying hard luck or bad luck.
    Hash – The thing you call a pound sign! Before you ask, yes it is also something you smoke – see wacky backy. Also to make a real hash of something means you really screwed it up.
  86. Have – This one used to wind me up a treat in Texas. When we were in restaurants with friends, they would say to the waiter something like “Can I get a refill”. And the waiter would go and get them a refill. No no no – that’s completely wrong. It’s “Can I HAVE a refill”. Not GET! If you say “Can I GET a refill” in the UK, the waiter will give you a funny look and tell you where to go and GET it – yourself!
  87. Healthy – Healthful. I’m not really sure if this is slang or whether the American use of healthful is the real alternative to the English “healthy”. We talk about a healthy lifestyle and about healthy food. I never heard anyone say smoking was “unhealthful” in the US but I suppose that must exist too!
  88. Her Majesty’s pleasure – When visiting England, try to avoid being detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure. This means being put in prison with no release date!
  89. Hiya – Short for hi there, this is a friendly way of saying hello.
  90. humour. It is obviously different and is mainly based on irony, sarcasm and an in-built desire to “take the piss”. This has nothing to do with urine, but simply means making fun of someone.
  91. Honking – Honking is being sick or throwing up. Presumably this is a problem in New York where there are signs on the streets that say “No Honking”.
  92. Headdesk: Supreme frustration
  93. HIFW: How I Felt When
  94. Hang out — To casually gather together or spend time with someone in a social manner.
  95. Hard Cheese — An expression of bad luck.
  96. Honk — To vomit.
  97. Idiot box — A television set.
  98. Ivories — Teeth, piano keys, or dice.
  99. Insta- According to our users, “insta” isn’t quite its own slang word yet. Instead, it’s a beloved prefix meaning “instant” that has produced dozens of Frankensteined terms like “insta-death” and “insta-fam.” Since the launch of Instagram in 2010,
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