#USSlang: American slang

  1. 24/7. Meaning: all the time, always available, without a break.
    • Example:
      • The convenience store opens 24/7.
  2. Rookie. Meaning: a beginner; one who is new to a profession or field.
    • Example:
      • He’s a rookie in basketball.
  3. Not my cup of tea. Meaning: something not to your liking or you don’t like to do.
    • Example:
      • Art is not my cup of tea.
  4. Peace out. Meaning: a friendly way to say goodbye.
    • Example:
      • Peace out, guys. I’m logging out.
  5. Hit the road. Meaning: to leave; to go home.
    • Example:
      • It’s getting late, I’m gonna hit the road.
  6. Idiot box. Meaning: a television.
    • Example:
      • People usually waste their time staring at the idiot box the whole day.
  7. No-brainer. Meaning: something that is easy to do, requiring little effort.
    • Example:
      • Primary Maths is a no-brainer.
  8. Swag. Meaning: appearance, style, or the way he or she presents themselves.
    • Example:
      • Man, I love your swag!
  9. Screw up. Meaning: to make a major mistake.
    • Example:
      • He screwed up the whole relationship, so he ended up alone.
  10. Freak. Meaning: a social outcast or misfit; a strange person.
    • Example:
      • He has got no friends. What a freak.
  11. Gibberish. Meaning: speech that doesn’t make sense; nonsensical words and phrases.
    • Example:
      • Stop talking gibberish!


Compiled and written by @EnglishTips4U for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, June 18, 2011.


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