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American Slang Collection Slang is not so safe to use, but you’d better understand it.

· airhead: stupid person. · “Believe it or not, he is really an airhead!”

· amigo: friend (from Spanish). · “I met many amigos tonight.”

· ammunition: toilet paper. · “Help! We’re completely out of ammunition!”

· antifreeze: alcohol. · “I’m going to need a lot of antifreeze tonight!”

· armpit: dirty, unappealing place. · “This cheap motel is an absolute armpit!”

· ass [offensive] (1): backside. · “I fell on my ass on the ski slopes.”

· ass (2): an unworthy and hated person. · “I cannot be friends when you act like an ass.”

· awesome: great and impressive. · “It is truly awesome here!”

· baby boomer: a person born from the end of the Second World War until the early 1960s. · “Bill Clinton was born in 1961, so he’s considered a baby boomer.”

· ball (1): a fun time. · “I really had a ball in the party last night.”

· ball [offensive] (2): a testicle. · “After getting kicked in the balls, his voice seemed much higher.”

· bang (1): a very powerful thing. · “Disneyland is really a bang!”

· bang (2): a powerful effect. · “Japanese sake really has a bang!”

· barf (1): vomit. · “My dog barfed all over the carpet.”

· barf (2): vomit. · “Don’t step on the barf!”

· barf-out: a displeasing person or affair. · “That restaurant was a real barf-out.”

· bazillion: an infinite number of something. · “Has Dennis really taught a bazillion students?”

· B-ball: basketball. · “Do you wanna play b-ball with me?”

· beans: money. · “I’ve worked for this company for ten years, but I still don’t have beans.”

· beat: tired. · “I’m really beat because I was awake all night.”

· beemer: a BMW. · “He wants to buy a beemer when he makes more money.”

· biggie: something important. · "I was hoping to get my homework completed, but it’s no biggie. "

· biker: a motorcycle rider. · “Mike used to be a biker until he got into a serious motorcycle accident.”

· bitch [offensive] (1): a very unpleasant woman. · “My boss can be such a bitch sometimes.”

· bitch [offensive] (2): complain. · “Stop bitching and finish your homework!”

· bitchy [offensive]: moody. · “I like him, even though he can be really bitchy.”

· bod: body. · “Stalone has a great bod!”

· bonkers; go bonkers: crazy. · “If you works too hard, you must go bonkers!”

· booboo: a mistake. · “I made a booboo on the last question of the exam.”

· boob tube: television. · “Benjamin is always in front of the boob tube.”

· booze: alcohol. · “The party was fun, even though there wasn’t any booze.”

· boss: excellent; great. · “He’s always totally boss!”

· bread: money. · “Can I borrow some bread?”

· brew (1): coffee. · “Every morning I need a fresh cup of brew.”

· brew (2): beer. · “Do you want another brew, dude?”

· brewski: beer. · “I love drinking brewskies!”

· B.S.: bullshit; lies. · “I’m tired of listening to your B.S.”

· bull: bullshit; lie. · “That’s a bunch of bull!”

· bullshit [offensive]: lie; dishonesty. · “I don’t like people that bullshit me”

· buns [possibly offensive]: the rear end; buttocks. · “Don’t stare at my buns!”

· bushed: extremely tired. · “I’m completely bushed.”

· butt: the buttocks. · “Stop sitting on your butt and help me wash the dishes!”

· catch some rays: get some sunshine. · “Let’s go to the beach and catch some rays.”

· cheesy: cheap; outmoded. · “Why are you wearing such cheesy clothes?”

· chicken: coward. · “Don’t be such a chicken!”

· cool: excellent; superb. · “He is no cool!”

· cooler, the: jail. · “If you drink and drive, you’ll end up spending time in the cooler.”

· couch potato: a person who watches too much television. · “Why did I have to marry such a couch potato?”

· crap [offensive] (1): something worthless. · “My furniture is a bunch of cheap crap.”

· crap [offensive] (2): excrement. · “Yuck! I stepped on dog crap!”

· crap [offensive] (3): falsehoods and lies. · “I’ve had enough of your crap.”

· deck: to hit someone. · “His wife almost decked him when he returned home with lipstick on his shirt.”

· dicey: unpredictable; risky. · “Gambling is a dicey occupation.”

· dinero: money (from Spanish). · “I wish I had more dinero!”

· dirt: extremely bad person. · “My ex-boyfriend was dirt.”

· dirty: offensive; pornographic. · “Stop looking at the pictures in that dirty magazine!”

· dorky: strange; peculiar. · “If you keep acting so dorky, you’ll never get a girlfriend!”

· dude: a male. · “That’s really cool, dude!”

· dynamite: powerful; excellent. · “The speaker gave a dynamite presentation.”

· dinosaur: something old fashioned or out of date. · “I’d love to surf the Net, but unfortunately my computer is a dinosaur.”

· el cheapo: something cheap. · “Since I don’t make much money, I always purchase the el cheapo brand.”

· evil: great; excellent. · “Your car is really evil!”

· eyeball: to stare long and hard at someone or something. · “Bartlett eyeballed his daughter’s new boyfriend.”

· eyepopper: something or someone visibly astounding. · “Wow, that girl is truly an eyepopper!”

· fab: fabulous. · “His claim is really fab!”

· face-off: confrontation. · “I think it’s time we had a face-off.”

· fart [offensive]: to expel intestinal gas. · “It’s embarrassing to fart on the first date.”

· fender-bender: small accident. · “This morning I had a fender-bender on the Ventura Freeway.”

· flaky: unpredictable. · “I waited four hours for my flaky friend to show up.”

· flashback: sudden memory. · “In Little Tokyo I had a flashback to my days living in Japan.”

· flick: movie. · “Let’s go out tonight and watch a flick.”

· fox: attractive, alluring person. · “Is it true that Marian is a fox?”

· freebie: something that does not cost money. · “My trip to New York was a freebie.”

· French kiss [possibly offensive]: kissing with the tongue. · “Berea’s dog is always trying to French kiss her!”

· geek: someone who works too hard, is more intelligent than usual, and is slightly unattractive. · “Bill Gates is kind of a geek.”

· get it: to understand something. · “Sorry, but I just don’t get it.”

· get naked [possibly offensive]: to completely relax and have a good time. · “Let’s get naked tonight!”

· glitch: flaw. · “There must be a glitch in this softwware.”

· go bananas: go slightly mad. · “This project is causing me to go bananas!”

· gomer: a dumb person. · “Stop acting like a gomer!”

· goof (1): a silly and foolish person. · “What a goof you are!”

· goof (2): make a mistake. · I really goofed on the test today."

· goof off (1): waste time. · “Stop goofing off and help me clean the house!”

· goof-off (2): someone who wastes time and isn’t serious. · “A goof-off never does well in school”

· goof up: make a mistake. · “Oh no! I really goofed up!”

· goofy: silly. · “Kids always make me feel goofy!”

· grabbers: hands. · “Have you washed your grabbers, Benjamin?”

· grand: one thousand dollars. · “He’s making over a hundred grand a year!”

· grass: marijuana. · “Have you ever smoked grass?”

· grub: food. · “Where’s the grub?!”

· grubby: not clean. · “I always feel grubby in the morning.”

· grungy: unclean and stinky. · “He’s always grungy!”

· gut: a person’s stomach; belly. · “Look at him, he must be getting a big gut!”

· guts (1): courage. · “It took a lot of guts to ask his boss for a raise.”

· guts (2): the nature of something. · “Let’s get to the guts of the program!”

· hairy: difficult; dangerous. · “The steep and windy road was really hairy.”

· hang a left: make a left turn. · “Hang a left at the next corner.”

· hang a right: make a right turn. · “Hang a right at the next corner.”

· head: toilet. · “I really need to use the head!”

· hep: sensible; informed. · “He is really the heppest man in this town.”

· hickey: a love bite on the skin. · “Wow! Is that a hickey on your neck?”

· hip: sensible; informed. · “He really tries hard to be hip.”

· hooker [possibly offensive]: prostitute. · “You’ll find a lot of hookers in the red light district.”

· horny [possibly offensive]: sexually stimulated; in the mood for sex. · "Red wine seems to make my boyfriend horny. "

· hot (1): popular. · “Brad Pitt is really hot now.”

· hot (2): sexy. · “Wow! Cindy Crawford is really hot!”

· humungous: really big. · “American supermarkets are humungous.”

· hungries, to have: be hungry. · “I don’t know about you, but I’ve got the hungries.”

· hyper: overly excited. · “Children often get hyper when they are tired.”

· icky: unpleasant. · “The food is really icky in the school cafeteria.”

· I.D.: identification. · “If you want to order a beer, you’ll need your I.D.”

· I’m outta here: I’m leaving; I’m departing. · “Sorry, but I’m outta here, dude.”

· in: fashionable. · “Ray-Ban sunglasses are really in now.”

· ivories: teeth. · “Tom Cruise has really beautiful ivories.”

· jack around [possibly offensive]: waste time. · “Will you please stop jacking around?”

· jam, in a (1): trouble. · “If you’re in a jam, I promise to help you.”

· jam (2): improvise (musically). · “I’d love to jam with Bon Jovi!”

· jamming, to be : going well. · “The party is really jamming!”

· jerk: stupid or annoying person. · “How could you go out with such a jerk?”

· jillion: an immense number. · “Do you really have a jillion problems?”

· jock: someone good at sports. · “I’ve never been much of a jock.”

· john: toilet. · “Where’s the john?”

· K (k): a thousand. · “I could retire with 100 K (k)!”

· kick back: relax and enjoy. · “I wish I could kick back at the beach today.”

· kick off: die. · “My dog finally kicked off.”

· killer: something exceptional or great. · “Wow, your boyfriend is killer!”

· knock: condemn. · “Don’t knock it unless you’ve tried it.”

· knockout: beautiful woman; handsome man. · “Benjamin is already a knockout!”

· kook: peculiar person. · “Stop acting like a kook!”

· laid back: relaxed; calm. · “I always feel laid back at the beach.”

· lame: incompetent. · “He is totally lame in the bed.”

· lip: cheeky talk. · “My students are always giving me lip!”

· loser: a bungling and worthless person. · “Why are you dating such a loser?”

· love handles: excess fat around the waist. · “Is it possible for Marple to lose his love handles?”

· luck out: to be lucky or fortunate. · “You really luck out by visiting Tom’s home!”

· make waves: cause problems. · “Teachers don’t like students to make waves.”

· max, to the : maximum. · “I’m happy to the max.”

· mega: big. · “American restaurants serve mega portions of food.”

· megabucks: a large amount of money. · “It takes megabucks to live in Japan.”

· mellow: relaxed. · “I’m feeling very mellow this evening.”

· mickey-mouse: unimportant; time-wasting. · “I’m sick of this mickey-mouse job.”

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