#USSlang: American slang (21)

  1. Gyp. Meaning: to swindle or to cheat.
    • Example:
      • “I can’t believe it! Matt gypped me out of a slice of pizza!”
  2. Amp down. Meaning: to calm down.
    • Example:
      • “Dean, you need to amp down. We can’t find the keys if you don’t!”
  3. Baloney. Meaning: nonsense.
    • Example:
      • “Stop talking! That’s a lot of baloney and we know it!”
  4. Earful. Meaning: a lot of gossip.
    • Example:
      • “Franda really likes to give me earful about her classmates.”
  5. In the soup. Meaning: in trouble.
    • Example:
      • “You’ll get in the soup if you don’t go home now, Luke.”
  6. Java. Meaning: coffee.
    • Example:
      • “I’d like to have a cup of Java, please.”
  7. Max out. Meaning: to go to the limit.
    • Example:
      • “She’s maxed out at my work and needs to rest.”

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, June 20, 2013

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