#USSLANG: American slang (11)

  1. Airhead. Meaning: stupid person.
    • Example:
      • “My sister’s boyfriend is a real airhead.”
  2. All-nighter. Meaning: after studying all night.
    • Example:
      • “I felt sleepy during the test after an all-nighter.”
    • Also for work. Commonly paired with “pull”, to pull an all-nighter. – @miss_qiak
  3. Armpit. Meaning: undesirable place.
    • Example:
      • “My town is an armpit now.”
  4. Beat. Meaning: exhausted.
    • Example:
      • “I am really beat after working out on the afternoon.”
  5. Bread. Meaning: money.
    • Example:
      • “I need some bread to pay my study.”
  6. Bummed. Meaning: depressed.
    • Example:
      • “She was bummed after she knew the truth.”
  7. Can. Meaning: bathroom.
    • Example:
      • “Excuse me, do you know where the can is?”
  8. Couch potato. Meaning: lazy person.
    • Example:
      • “My brother is a couch potato.”
  9. Cream. Meaning: beat, defeat.
    • Example:
      • “M. Hasan and Bona S. creamed A. Cwalina and M. Logosz in Olympic Games 2012.”
  10. Dead. Meaning: quiet.
    • Example:
      • “This café is dead in the afternoon.”
  11. Drag. Meaning: boring.
    • Example:
      • “Can you change the channel? The show is drag.”
  12. Egghead. Meaning: An overly intellectual person; someone who thinks too much.
    • Example:
      • “William can’t order lunch without using an algebraic formula. What an egghead!”
  13. Fox. Meaning: very attractive.
    • Example:
      • “Jennifer Aniston is a fox.”
  14. Foxy. Meaning: sexy.
    • Example:
      • “Megan Fox is a foxy woman.”
  15. Freebie. Meaning: a free thing.
    • Example:
      • “This gadget is so expensive but luckily I get it as a freebie.”
  16. Grungy. Meaning: dirty.
    • Example:
      • “Your jacket is so grungy.”
  17. Hairy. Meaning: dangerous.
    • Example:
      • “That was a hairy plane trip. I am so glad the storm is over.”
  18. Hang it up. Meaning: quit.
    • Example:
      • “I have decided to hang up my football career.”
  19. On cloud nine. Meaning: extremely happy, elated.
    • Example:
      • “Lisa was on cloud nine after she got the job.”
  20. Zip. Meaning: nothing.
    • Example:
      • “The boss knew zip about running the company.”

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, August 4, 2012

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