Category Archives: slang

#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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#UKSlang: UK slang (8)

  1. Minted (adj.) Meaning: wealthy
    • Example:
      • “Many girls want to be Liam’s friend because he is minted now.”
  2. Collywobbles (n.) Meaning: a feeling of nervousness/discomfort in the stomach
    • Example:
      • “I got a case of the collywobbles before I met Zayn.”
  3. Gabby (adj.) Meaning: talkative.
    • Example:
      • “Harry is a gabby person. The media loves him.”
  4. Miffed (adj.) Meaning: upset/offended/peeved
    • Example:
      • “Niall was miffed when the media was making fun of him.”
  5. Knackered (adj.) Meaning: exhausted
    • Example:
      • “Payne is knackered after having a party last night.”
  6. Earwig (v.) Meaning: to eavesdrop
    • Example:
      • “Horan opens the window to earwig on the conversation outside.”
  7. Flicks (n.) Meaning: the cinema
    • Example:
      • “Tonight, Louis is going to the flicks with his family.”
  8. Peckish (adj.) Meaning: hungry
    • Example:
      • “Tomlinson is peckish after finishing his rehearsal.”

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, October 06, 2013

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#USSlang: American slang (22)

  1. Bash (n.) Meaning: party.
    • Example:
      • “Hey, look! I got an invitation to Josh’s bash tonight.”
  2. Crib (n.) Meaning: house or place of residence.
    • Example:
      • “You have to go to Monti’s crib. He has a great stereo system in there.”
  3. Dicey (adj.) Meaning: risky or dangerous.
    • Example:
      • “Frank is a black belt in taekwondo, so getting into a fight with him is very dicey.”
  4. Glitzy (adj.) Meaning: fashionable; flashy or glittery.
    • Example:
      • “Stacey is wearing a glitzy gown on her wedding day.”
  5. Honcho (n.) Meaning: a leader, a boss, a chief.
    • Example:
      • “Scott was in the honcho‘s office because he just made a serious mistake.”
  6. Hyped (adj.) Meaning: really excited.
    • Example:
      • “Samantha is so hyped about the concert that she’s going to see tomorrow.”
  7. Iffy (adj.) Meaning: doubtful, uncertain.
    • Example:
      • “Becky’s political future seems iffy.”
  8. Klutz (n.) Meaning: a stupid and clumsy person.
    • Example:
      • “Tanya is a real klutz. She can’t finish all the tasks which are given to her.”

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, October 13 , 2013

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#NZSlang (1)

Hi, fellas! Did you know that New Zealand (Kiwi = NZ people) also has a lot of slang words?  Kiwis have tons of unique slang words (from NZ phrases & words, also a few Maori words).

Let’s find out some of those, shall we?

  1. Kia ora: it means ‘hello’ in Maori.
  2. Jandals: it refers to what Aussies like to call ‘thongs’. It means ‘sandals’.
  3. Tomato sauce: ketchup. Don’t try asking for ketchup. You will be met with alien looks. :D
  4. Cuzzie: any close friend or relative. It doesn’t strictly mean a cousin.
  5. Choice, bro!: choice is a very versatile word in MZ meaning anything from ok, cool, I agree, I understand, etc.
  6. Hooray: a casual way of saying goodbye. So, don’t get offended when someone says it when you’re leaving a group of people.
  7. Box of birds: a standard answer to the inquiry “How are you?”. Box of birds’ also signifies that the speaker is happy or in rude health.
  8. Buttie: sandwich made from buttered bread.
  9. Pakeha: coined initially by early Maori to describe non-indigenous New Zealanders.
  10. Fush and chups: fish and chips are a kiwi favorite cooked at the local ‘takeaways’.

So, have you ever been to New Zealand and heard some of those words, fellas?

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on June 28, 2013

#UKSlang: UK slang (7)

  1. Do. Meaning: party.
    • Example:
      • “Let’s go to a do!”
  2. Jimmy riddle (or just ‘jimyy’ for short). Meaning: take a pee.
    • Example:
      • “Excuse me, I so need a jimmy riddle!”
  3. Taking the piss. Meaning: making fun of someone.
    • Example:
      • “No, you’re not fat. I was just taking the piss.”
  4. Bespoke. Meaning: custom made, just for you.
    • Example:
      • “You can go to the shop over there for bespoke clothing.”
  5. Bung. Meaning: throw it.
    • Example:
      • “Hey, bung me my keys, please.”
  6. Chinwag. Meaning: a sit-down conversation between close friends.
    • Example:
      • “I’m going to have a bit of chinwag with my friends.”
  7. Nosh. Meaning: snack or light meal.
    • Example:
      • “I’m hungry. Let’s go and find some nosh.”
  8. Up the duff. Meaning: pregnant.
    • Example:
      • “After 3 years of marriage, finally my sister is up the duff.”
  9. Full monty. Meaning: the whole thing.
    • Example:
      • “The dinner was magnificent, with a champagne, four-course dinner, and a band – the full monty.”
  10. Flog. Meaning: sell.
    • Example:
      • “I want to flog my mobile phone. Are you interested?”

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, May 3, 2013

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#USSlang: American slang (20)

  1. Ditch. Meaning: leave, meninggalkan.
    • Example:
      • “Someone ditched a red porche by the cliff last night. Police found coccaine in the trunk.”
  2. Easy mark. Meaning: likely victim, sasaran kejahatan.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t wear so many gold. They’ll only make you an easy mark for robberies.”
  3. Gourd. Meaning: head, kepala, akal sehat.
    • Example:
      • “You really need to use your gourd to figure out what women want.”
  4. Hit. Meaning: success, keberhasilan.
    • Example:
      • “Sherina’s KAKAO TALK advertisement definitely made a great hit. Everybody seem to like it.”
  5. Mean. Meaning: perform well, dilakukan dengan baik atau luar biasa.
    • Example:
      • “My mom cooks some mean rendang. You should definitely try some.”
  6. Line. Meaning: story, cerita, ucapan, alasan.
    • Example:
      • “When are you going to change? I’ve heard that line a million times.”
  7. Nut. Meaning: crazy person, orang gila.
    • Meaning:
      • “I suggest you don’t go near him. I think he’s a nut.”
  8. Rathole. Meaning: run down place, tempat kumuh atau tidak layak tinggal.
    • Example:
      • “When are you going to be able to move out of that rathole?”
  9. Schmuck. Meaning: jerk, bajingan.
    • Example:
      • Who’s that guy?

      • Oh he’s nobody. He’s just a random schmuck from old time.

  10. Rack. Meaning: bed, tempat tidur.
    • Meaning:
      • “I have to hit the rack soon or I’ll be tired in the morning.”

Now that you have 10 more slang words in your repertoire, it’s time to put them to practice. Make your own example and leave comment below :)

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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#AUSSlang: Australian slang related to time

  1. Arvo. Meaning: afternoon.
    • Example:
      • Let’s have a meeting in this arvo.
  2. Evo. Meaning: evening.
    • Example:
      • Naomi just got the news on her parents’ accident in this evo
  3. Satdee. Meaning: Saturday.
    • Example:
      • Erin and Navid will have a lunch on Satdee.
  4. Sundee. Meaning: Sunday.
    • Example:
      • On this Sundee, Adrianna will come as a guest in Elen DeGeneres Show. 
  5. Yonks. Meaning: a long period of time.
    • Example:
      • Annie and Dixon haven’t seen their parents in yonks. 
  6. Ron. Meaning: later on.
    • Example:
      • Silver will turn off the phone and light the fireplace ron. 
  7. Smoko. Meaning: a break which include having something to eat and drink, and a cigarette if you are allowed to.
    • Example:
      • In this meeting, smoko will be at 4 PM.
  8. Sickie. Meaning: a day off work by calling in sick when you don’t feel like working and want to do other things.
    • Example:
      • Ivy promises to her boss that she’ll never take another sickie from work.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, February 03, 2013

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#AusSlang: Australian slang related to clothing

  1. Clobber. Meaning: clothing.
    • Example:
      • “Jean Grey’s cabinet is filled with a load of new clobber.”
  2. Cardie. Meaning: cardigan.
    • Example:
      • “Ororo likes to wear cardie for her daily outfit.”
  3. Tweeds or strides. Meaning: trousers, pants.
    • Example:
      • “Logan was smartly dressed in a shirt, black tweeds, and boots.”
  4. Stubbies. Meaning: shorts.
    • Example:
      • “A pair of stubbies and T-shirt is Pyro’s favorite outfit in the summer time.”
  5. Cozzie or togs. Meaning: swimsuit.
    • Example:
      • “Rogue just has been told that she doesn’t need to pack a cozzie.”
  6. Brolly. Meaning: umbrella.
    • Example:
      • “Phoenix always brings brolly in her bag, even when the sun shines so bright.”
  7. Sandshoes. Meaning: joggers, sneakers, trainers.
    • Example:
      • “Magneto just bought two pairs of sandshoes, one in blue-white and one in black-red.”
  8. Sunnies. Meaning: sunglasses.
    • Example:
      • “One thing which Kitty never forgets to bring when she leaves the house is a pair of sunnies.”
  9. Lippy. Meaning: lipstick.
    • Example:
      • “Mystique’s favorite colour of lippy is blue.”
  10. Tats. Meaning: tattoo.
    • Example:
      • “Nightcrawler always has a tats made on his body right after he makes a mistake.”

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, January 27, 2013

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#AUSSlang: Rhyming slang (2)

A while back, we shared an article on some Australian rhyming slang. What’s rhyming slang? As previously mentioned in #AUSSlang: Rhyming slang, rhyming slang is a type of slang in which a word is replaced by words or phrases they rhyme with.

Let’s talk more about them in this article. Now, here are more examples of rhyming slang:

  1. Johnny Horner.  Meaning: corner.
    • Example:
      • Betty is reading her new book on the Johnny Horner.
  2. Dodge and shirk. Meaning: work.
    • Example:
      • A: Hey, where is Amanda?

      • D: Amanda is off to dodge and shirk.

  3. Frog and toad. Meaning: road.
    • Example:
      • Wilhemina, you can meet Daniel tomorrow morning because he has to hit the frog and toad now.
  4. Mud pies. Meaning: eyes.
    • Example:
      • Alexis is beautiful because she has big mud pies.
  5. Smash and grab. Meaning: cab.
    • Example:
      • Would you mind calling the smash and grab, Justin?

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, March 24 , 2013

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#AUSSlang: Rhyming slang

Rhyming slang is a type of slang in which a word is replaced by words or phrases they rhyme with. In this post, we will share some rhyming slang you would likely find in Australia.

  1. Steak and kidney. Meaning: Sydney.
    • Example:
      • In this holiday, Rachel will go to steak and kidney alone. 
  2. Brave and bold. Meaning: cold.
    • Example:
      • Tonight is really brave and cold. Do you feel it too, Joey? 
  3. Blood blister. Meaning: sister.
    • Example:
      • Is your blood blister at home, Julie? Chandler needs to see her now. 
  4. Captain Cook. Meaning: look.
    • Example:
      • Hey, Phoebe! Try to take a Captain Cook the view. It’s so good. 
  5. Curry and rice. Meaning: price.
    • Example:
      • Monica, would you mind asking the curry and rice to the sales girl? 
  6. Dog and bone. Meaning: phone.
    • Example:
      • Gunther, please pick up the dog and bone. I’m still in the kitchen.
  7. Grim and gory. Meaning: story.
    • Example:
      • Janice and Mike have a great grim and gory from their journey to Tibet.
  8. Kitchen sink. Meaning: drink.
    • Example:
      • Do you want me to refill your kitchen sink, Sir? 
  9. Lemon squash. Meaning: wash.
    • Example:
      • Frank, I think your car needs a lemon squash. It looks so dirty. 
  10. Nail and screws. Meaning: news.
    • Example:
      • Do you get any nail and screws about Susan? She’s been missing for a week. 

Those are some examples on rhyming slang. They sound interesting, right? Try using them in your daily conversation, fellas. :) 

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, March 10, 2013

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#USSlang: American slang (16) – Slang related to food

  1. Grub. Meaning: food.
    • Example:
      • “Are you hungry? Let’s grab some grub!”
  2. Cup O’ Joe. Meaning: coffee.
    • Example:
      • “I have to have a cup o’ Joe in morning or I’ll get so sleepy for my morning class.”
  3. Grinder. Meaning: long sandwich.
    • Example:
      • “Have you tried the new fish grinder? It’s my Mom’s favorite.”
  4. Lay off. Meaning: stop eating so much food.
    • Example:
      • “My boyfriend is gaining weight. Guess he should lay off the fast food.”
  5. Veggie. Meaning: vegetable.
    • Example:
      • “Gerard really loves veggie burger. I told him to be a vegetarian.”
  6. Wolf down. Meaning: to eat very quickly.
    • Example:
      • “Ray wolfed down five burgers and still asked his mother to buy him more.”
  7. Have a bite. Meaning: taste the food.
    • Example:
      • “The spaghetti is so delicious. Have a bite, Mike.”
  8. Grab a bite to eat. Meaning: get something to eat.
    • Example:
      • “Why don’t we grab a bite to eat on our way home? I’m so hungry.”

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, January 7, 2013

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#UKSlang: UK Slang (6)

  1. Best of British. Meaning: good luck.
    • Example:
      • “You’ll have an exam tomorrow? Best of British for you!”
  2. Blinkered. Meaning: unwilling to understand other people or themselves.
    • Example:
      • “He’s very blinkered in his outlook.”
  3. Brill. Meaning: brilliant.
    • Example:
      • “You have to watch this film- it’s brill!”
  4. Cracking. Meaning: extremely good.
    • Example:
      • “Dani scored with a cracking shot into the back of the goal.”
  5. Pass out. Meaning: leave college.
    • Example:
      • “I passed out in 2012 from a State University.”
  6. Engaged. Meaning: busy.
    • Example:
      • “I’ve tried to call you for many times but the line was engaged.”
  7. Easy peasy. Meaning: very easy.
    • Example:
      • “The exam is easy peasy.”
  8. Give us a bell. Meaning: call me.
    • Example:
      • “This is my new number. Give us a bell.”
  9. Gormless. Meaning: clueless.
    • Example:
      • “Andy looked very gormless yesterday.”

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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#USSlang: American slang (15)

  1. Pig out. Meaning: to eat a lot, makan dalam jumlah banyak secara rakus.
    • Example:
      • “It is finally done! Let’s go to the restaurant and pig out.”
  2. Rathole. Meaning: run down place, tempat kumuh, tempat yang tidak layak.
    • Example:
      • “When are you going to be able to move out of that rathole?”
  3. Steamed up. Meaning: angry, marah, naik darah.
    • Example:
      • “You really need to control your anger. Don’t get steamed up so easily.”
  4. Up for grab. Meaning: available, tersedia dan boleh dipilih.
    • Example:
      • “Everything is up for grab. Choose whichever you like.”
  5. Put the moves on. Meaning: seduce, merayu, mendekati.
    • Example:
      • “You should give up trying to put the moves on her. She is married.”
  6. Straight. Meaning: honest, jujur, berterus terang.

    • Example:
      • “Don’t waste my time! I want you to give me a straight answer.”
  7. Puke. Meaning: vomit, muntah.

    • Example:
      • “Where’s the nearest loo? I feel like I am going to puke.”
  8. No sweat. Meaning: no problem, bukan masalah.

    • Example:
      • “It’s no sweat to have the report in to you by Monday.”
  9. Make waves. Meaning: cause trouble, mengakibatkan masalah/keributan.

    • Example:
      • “Try not to make waves around the office.”
  10. Laid-back. Meaning: calm and relaxed, bersikap santai.

    • Example:
      • “You need to be more laid-back. Let’s go have some fun. ;)”

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, January 5, 2013

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#UKSlang: UK slang (5)

  1. Lose the plot. Meaning: to behave in a strange or silly way.
    • Example:
      • “I can’t believe Dean did that. He must be losing the plot.”
  2. Head banger. Meaning: a fan of rock music.
    • Example:
      • “Mia’s a head banger. She always goes to her favorite band’s gigs every week.”
  3. Adam and Eve. Meaning: believe.
    • Example:
      • “I don’t Adam and Eve it. It’s not true that Dan is my sister’s boyfriend.”
  4. Apples and pears. Meaning: stairs.
    • Example:
      • “Radit sprained his ankles when she fell down the apples and pears yesterday.”
  5. Cop it. Meaning: to be punished because you’ve done something wrong.
    • Example:
      • “You’ll cop it if your parents find out you’ve stealing.”
  6. Five fingers discount. Meaning: shoplifting.
    • Example:
      • “He was charged with five fingers discount last month.”
  7. Get the nod. Meaning: get the permission.
    • Example:
      • “You’ll need to get the nod from your parents if you want to attend summer camp.”
  8. Gutted. Meaning: extremely disappointed and unhappy.
    • Example:
      • “Gerard was gutted when Mikey broke his guitars.”
  9. Chivvy on. Meaning: ask someone to do something they don’t want to do.
    • Example:
      • “I had to chivvy my brother on doing his homework.”
  10. Hard stop. Meaning: deadline.
    • Example:
      • “I haven’t slept for two days because I have a hard stop for my proposal tomorrow at 7 a.m.”

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, December 27, 2012

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#UKSlang: Clothing

  1. Balaclava. Meaning: topeng kain atau biasa kita kenal sebagai masker maling. In US, it’s called ‘ski mask.’ ‘Balaclava’ is a closely fitting covering for the head and neck, usually made from wool.
  2. Cardie. Meaning: kardigan, jaket rajut. In US, it’s cardigan.
  3. Cozzy. Meaning: baju renang. ‘Cozzy’ is a piece of clothing that women wear for swimming.
  4. Dinner Jacket. Meaning: pakaian resmi pria. ‘Dinner jacket’ is a man’s black or white jacket worn at formal social events, usually in the evening, with matching trousers and a bow tie.
  5. Dressing gown. Meaning: jubah. ‘Dressing gown’ is a long loose piece of clothing, like a coat, which you wear informally inside the house.
  6. Dungarees. Meaning: celana terusan atau baju kodok atau baju bengkel. ‘Dungarees’ is a pair of trousers with an extra piece of cloth that covers the chest and is held in place by a strap over each shoulder.
  7. Frock. Meaning: gaun. ‘Frock’ is a piece of clothing for women or girls which covers the top half of the body and hangs down over the legs.
  8. Jersey/ jumper/ pullover. Meaning: baju hangat. ‘Jersey/jumper/pullover’ is clothing made from wool which covers the upper part of the body and the arms, which does not open at the front.
  9. Muffler. Meaning: syal/selendang. ‘Muffler’ is a strip, square or triangle of cloth, worn around the neck, head or shoulders to keep you warm or to make you look attractive.
  10. Pants. Meaning: celana dalam. ‘Pants’ is a piece of underwear covering the area between the waist and the tops of the legs.
  11. Polo neck. Meaning: baju berleher tinggi. ‘Polo neck’ is a high round collar that folds over on itself and covers the neck.
  12. Trainers/ pumps. Meaning: sepatu olahraga. ‘Trainers/pumps’ are types of light comfortable shoes that are suitable for playing sport.
  13. Suspender. Meaning: tali untuk menahan stoking. ‘Suspender’ is a type of button that fastens onto a woman’s stockings to hold them up.
  14. Trousers. Meaning: celana panjang. ‘Trousers’ is a piece of clothing that covers the lower part of the body from the waist to the feet.
  15. Vest. Meaning: kaos dalam. ‘Vest’ is a type of underwear, which covers the upper part of the body and which is worn for extra warmth.
  16. Waistcoat. Meaning: rompi. ‘Waistcoast’ is a piece of clothing that covers the upper body but not the arms and usually has buttons down the front, worn over a shirt.
  17. Wellies. Meaning: sepatu bot. ‘Wellies’ is a waterproof boot that reaches almost to the knee.

Compiled and writtten by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday. September 5,  2012

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#USSlang: American slang (14)

  1. Dirty. Meaning: obscene, offensive, tidak senonoh, menyinggung perasaan.
    • Example:
      • “Mind your dirty mouth! I don’t have a dirty mind like yours.”
  2. Ditch. Meaning: leave, meninggalkan.
    • Example:
      • “He’s no longer with Allie. She ditched him for a rich mogul.”
  3. Do a snow job on (someone). Meaning: deceive, membohongi, memberi janji palsu.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t try to do a snow job on me. You’re up to no good.”
  4. Dope. Meaning: stupid person, orang bodoh atau dungu.
    • Example:
      • “He is such a dope. He didn’t read the sign and pulled the door.”
    • @pskbd: dope has two meanings actually. the another one is cool. ex: Such a dope song! :)
    • @anie_1225: aahh, so dope can be a fool person, I think dope is just refers to kind of drugs like narcotic
  5. Down. Meaning: drink quickly, minum dgn cepat, menenggak.
    • Example:
      • “She’s downed 5 glasses of martini in the last hour. She’ll pass out soon.”
  6. Gig. Meaning: job, show, pekerjaan, pertunjukan.
    • Example:
      • “Patty could meet them on Wednesday. She had an interpreting gig.”
  7. Get it. Meaning: understand, mengerti, paham.
    • Example:
      • “Okay. Okay. I get it. I’ll give whatever you want. Just don’t touch my baby!”
  8. Go. Meaning: try, kesempatan untuk mencoba.
    • Example:
      • “Lemme have a go. I might do better than you.”
  9. Gross. Meaning: disgusting, menjijikan.
    • Example:
      • “Stop it! Picking your nose is really a gross habit.”
  10. Goof up. Meaning: made a serious mistake, membuat kesalahan, mengacau.
    • Example:
      • “I really goofed up when I painted my room green.”

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, December 15, 2012

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#USSlang #EngQuiz: American slang (13)

DYK fellas, we don’t always have to know one particular (new) word to understand a whole sentence that we read/heard.
Pay attention to the context and take a guess, you might get your answer right. If your guess is wrong, you’ve discovered a new word!

Now, read the following questions and guess the meaning of the slangs in brackets.

  1. What an (awesome) sunset. It is the most amazing and romantic time of the day.
  2. The boat was (bashed) beyond recognition. I’ve told you it’s too old to survive the storm.
  3. He was (benched) during the playoffs. He couldn’t do anything to go back into the game.
  4. The president brought two (big guns) to the meeting. He hoped they could give some insight.
  5. Calm down. Don’t (blow your cool). He’s so not worth your time.
  6. I’m going to lie on the beach and (catch some rays). I’m going to get tanned.
  7. A lucky (break) helped him get the job. He wouldn’t get it if he didn’t bump into his ex-wife.
  8. The whole idea was a (bust). The month long of hard work was all for nothing.
  9. I knew they would (collar) the robber sooner or later. Well, thank God he’s behind bars now.
  10. He has to (come up for air) or he’ll die from exhaustion. Perhaps his work is too hard for him.
  11. I need to (catch some Z’s) before I go on my trip. It’s too risky to drive in with heavy lids.
  12. He has a really (cushy) job. I would love to have his job.
  13. Lets get the bill and find out the (damage). I’m sure it’ll bust your dad’s credit card.
  14. My best friend gave me an (earful) about her colleagues. She just couldn’t keep things to herself.
  15. I need some (dough) before I can go shopping. Let’s go to the ATM before we start our spree.


  1. Great
  2. Crushed
  3. Taken out of the game
  4. Powerful people
  5. Become angry
  6. Get some sunshine
  7. Opportunity
  8. Failure
  9. Arrest
  10. Take a break
  11. Get some sleep
  12. Easy
  13. Cost
  14. A lot of gossips
  15. Money

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, November 10, 2012

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#USSlang #EngQAs: American slang (12)


Do you know what ‘cool’ means, fellas? This word actually has several meanings. Here they are:

  1. Cool (adj.) Meaning: very good, excellent, interesting, fun.
    • Example:
      • “The movie was so cool!”
  2. Cool (adj.) Meaning: calm, relaxed.
    • Example:
      • “Everybody likes him because he’s cool.”
  3. Cool (adj.) Meaning: fashionable.
    • Example:
      • “The dress is so cool, I wanna have it.”
  4. Cool (adj.) Meaning: okay.
    • Example:
      • Do you mind if we use your place?

      • Yeah, I’m cool with it.

  5. Cool (interjection) Meaning: ‘cool’ can be used as an interjection (kata seru).
    • Example:
      • Oh my God, I finally won the lottery!

      • Cool!

  6. Cool (v.) Meaning: to chill, relax. (usually used in “-ing” form).
    • Example:
      • What are you up to?

      • Nothing, just coolin‘.

Extra note:

“Do u know what is ‘kewl’?” – @K_Leovir

Admin:kewl’ is another way of spelling ‘cool’ and it has the same meaning as ‘cool.’


Have you noticed that many people now use ‘bro’ to call each other? Do you know what ‘bro’ mean? Here’s the answer…

  1. Bro (n.) Meaning: the real meaning of ‘bro’ would be ‘brother,’ your sibling/actual brother.
    • Example:
      • “This is my bro, Alex.”
  2. Bro (n.) Meaning: also short for ‘brother,’ meaning friend.
    • Example:
      • “Hey bro, what’s up?”

More slang words

  1. Yeah right (interjection) Meaning: an expression of disbelief or doubt.
    • Example:
      • I will concentrate on studying tonight.

      • Yeah right.

  2. Nope (interjection) Meaning: has the same meaning as “no”.
    • Example:
      • Do you think he’ll come?

      • Nope, I don’t think so.

  3. Dunno. Meaning: a contraction for “I don’t know”.
    • Example:
      • Have you seen my pen?

      • Nope, I dunno where it is.

  4. Nice (adj.) Meaning: cool, very good, excellent.
    • Example:
      • The Biology test has been cancelled.

      • Nice!

  5. Whatever (interjection) Meaning: it means “I don’t care” or “yeah right” (for sarcasm).
    • Example:
      • I told you, the gossip is true!

      • Whatever.

  6. No worries. Meaning: no problem, not a problem, no big deal, don’t worry about it.’
    • Example:
      • I’m sorry for that.

      • No worries.

  7. Yeah, ya (interjection) Meaning: both mean ‘yes.’
    • Example:
      • Are you coming?

      • Ya.

  8. Ya. Meaning: can also mean ‘you’ or ‘your.’
    • Example:
      • I’ve got something for ya.

      • Ya iPhone? How nice!

  9. As if (interjection) Meaning: to say that whatever talked about is impossible or very unlikely.
    • Example:
      • She’ll surely say yes.

      • As if!

  10. Geez, jeez (interjection) Meaning: a general exclamation; from ‘Jesus.’
    • Example:
      • You mean so much to me.

      • Geez, thanks.

  11. Hell no (interjection) Meaning: a more empathetic form of ‘no.’
    • Example:
      • Will you be my girlfriend?

      • Hell no, I won’t.

  12. Yikes (interjection) Meaning: to express surprise (when shocked), discovery, worry, fear.
    • Example:
      • “The exam is in two days. Yikes!”
  13. Holy mother of God (interjection): to express amazement or alarm.
    • Example:
      • “Holy mother of God, this thing is awesome!”

Slang Q&As

1. As if

“As if, bukankah bermakna seolah-olah, e.g., ‘You act as if you know all things.'” – @Alfin_only


Admin: correct. “as if” is the short form. Read this.

2. IDK

min kalo idk ap?‘ – @Anie6891


“I don’t know” – @aldeanp

3. Hell yeah

“Kalo Hell Yeah itu apa ya min kira2?” – @balerinaa


“Kebalikannya hell no.” – @anggraenidevi

“Yes definitely.” – @Dee_Viina

4. TBH and SMH

“do you know what are tbh and smh means?” – @meisyrizka


“tbh = to be honest = kalau boleh jujur/ sejujurnya. smh = shake my head = (semacem ga percaya/ga nerima) :) cmiiw.” – @zikyunggg

5. Dayum

“Kalo ‘dayum’ apa ya.” – @zikyunggg


“Dayum: Damn.” – @rismasofri

6. Pmsl, tsk, sfm, odg

“kalo pmsl, tsk, sfm, odg ??” – @alunanku


“kalo Tsk itu ‘ckckckck'” – @YusepArdiani

“PMSL=pissing myself laughing, tsk=just expression of sound just like “ck”, SFM=some fckin moron, ODG=oh dear god” – @ki_war

“pmsl = pissing my self lauging, odg = oh dear god, sfm = so fcking much, tsk = similar w/ ‘duh'” – @___brainless

7. Cut you

“kalo “cut you” itu naon?? Serimg banget di film.” – @kisinje_II


“like ur gonna get stabbed but its most likey being sarcastic.” – @dimas_soedopo

8. Kewl

“How to pronounce “kewl”?” – @ZahriMaya


Admin: how to pronounce “cool” or “kewl” (same pronunciation) click cool (Cambridge Dictionary).

9. Lego

“wht about lego?” – @yohanaeny


“Let’s go.” – @farizanr

10. Imma

“Klo imma apaan min?” – @LutfiWong


Admin: “I’m going to”.

11. Meme

klo maksudnya phone, ‘y u no cooperate’ apa ya?” – @RizkyWahyu


“That’s “meme” not slang “Y U NO” Guy.” – @Derpamoto

“phone y(why) u(you) no cooperate = hp, kok lu ga mau kerjasama ?” – @emerald_love

12. YOLO

kalo yolo itu singkatan dari apa ya? sering liat di bio akun2 orang luar….” – @nuzeldaa


“YOLO = You Only Live Once.” – @dian_r_h

13. Stupid hoe

“what about “stupid hoe”?” – @gomadryi


“Oops. Ga sopan artinya. ‘stupid bi*ch'” – @AriAGafur

“Nicki Minaj’s .nope,it’s like slut or badgirl” – @ziiarch

14. Dope, FML, YOLO

“Min, what’s dope, fml & yolo? And what are those words use for?” – @OhItsVynn


“dope mirip sama amazing. Fml = fck my life.” – @dhikachu13

“fml f*ck my life. Misalnya ‘I have a lot of homework. Fml.'” – @dhrif143



15. LMS

“lms?” – @yohanaeny


“Like my status” – @imamurza

16. Jelly

“kalo jelly = jealous itu termasuk US atau British slang min?” – @lintaarchie


Admin: US I guess. Any other opinions?

More slang words from fellas:

“Yay (agreement), Nay (disagreement). Eg: “We’re going to watch Morrissey and John Mayer tonight, nay or yay?” – @YektiTriana

“Gimme aka Give Me. ‘Gimme a cigarette'” – @sofyanlich

“Lemme ( Let Me ) lemme know bout that !” – @muthiakharisma

“I used to watch in MV/movie making: “That’s a wrap”, meaning the work’s complete.” – @LV_Ayuningtyas

‘Wutta’ means ‘what a’ e.g. ‘Wutta beautiful nite!'” – @tianovita

“Slicey (adjective): #UKSlang for extremely cool, sexy, hot or awesome. E.g: “what a slicey beast.” – @rossiirianti

“lmao = laughing my a*s off” – @firda1899

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, September 2, 2012

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