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Lesson 17 - Slang Words and Phrases



LESSON OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this lesson is to increase the vocabulary of the students, increasing their knowledge of slang words and words in common usage in everyday conversation.




A - Z of common slang words:


airhead: stupid person.  "He can sometimes act like an airhead!" 

amigo: friend (from Spanish).  "I met many amigos on holiday." 

ass (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. "The holiday was truly awesome!" 

ball (1): a fun time. "I really had a ball at the party." 

ball (2): a testicle. "After getting kicked in the balls, his voice seemed much higher." 

bang: a very powerful thing. "Disneyland is really a bang!" 

barf: vomit. "My dog barfed all over the carpet." 

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 car. "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. "He used to be a biker until he got into a serious motorcycle accident." 

bitch (1): a very unpleasant woman. "My boss can be such a bitch sometimes." 

bitch (2): complain. "Stop bitching and finish your homework!" 

bitchy: moody. "I like my friend, even though he can be really bitchy." 

bod: body. "He/She has a great bod!" 

bonkers: go bonkers: crazy. "If he works too hard, he sometimes goes slightly bonkers!" 

booboo: a mistake. "I made a booboo on the last question of the exam." 

booze: alcohol. "The party was fun, even though there wasn't any booze." 

boss: excellent; great. "The party is totally boss!" 

bread: money. "Can I borrow some bread?" 

brew (1): coffee. "Every morning he needs a fresh cup of brew." 

brew (2): beer. "Do you want another brew, dude?" 

bull: bullshit; lie. "That's a bunch of bull!" 

bullshit: lie; dishonesty. "I don't like people that bullshit me" 

bushed: extremely tired. "I'm completely bushed." 

butt: the buttocks. "Stop sitting on your butt and help me wash the dishes!" 

cheesy: cheap; outmoded. "Why are you wearing such cheesy clothes?" 

cool: excellent; superb. "This is totally cool!" 

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

crap (1): something worthless. "My furniture is a bunch of cheap crap." 

crap (2): excrement. "Yuck! I stepped on dog crap!" 

crap (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." 

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!" 

dinosaur: something old 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!" 

fab: fabulous. "That is really fab!" 

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." 

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

French kiss: kissing with the tongue. "She is always trying to French kiss him!" 

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

get it: to understand something. "Sorry, but I just don't get it." 

get naked: 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!" 

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 up: make a mistake. "Oh no! I really goofed up!" 

goofy: silly. "Kids always make me feel goofy!" 

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." 

guts: courage. "It took a lot of guts to ask his boss for a raise." 

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: prostitute. "You'll find a lot of hookers in the red light district." 

horny: sexually stimulated; in the mood for sex. "Red wine seems to make my boyfriend horny."

hot (1): popular. "He is really hot now." 

hot (2): sexy. "Wow! she is really hot!" 

humungous: really big. "American supermarkets are humungous." 

hyper: overly excited. "Children often get hyper when they are tired." 

icky: unpleasant. "The food is really icky in the school cafeteria." 

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." 

jam (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!" 

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

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." 

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. "She is a knockout!" 

laid back: relaxed; calm. "I always feel laid back at the beach." 

lame: incompetent. "Dave is really lame when is comes to fixing his car." 

lip: cheeky talk. "My students are always giving me lip!" 

loser: a bungling and worthless person. "Why are you dating such a loser?" 

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." 

neat: cool; great. "Isn't my new car neat?" 

nuke (1): nuclear weapon. "This world had too many nukes." 

nuke (2): destroy; delete. "Sorry, but I accidentally nuked your e-mail message." 

nuke (3): cook something in the microwave oven. "Can you nuke this frozen pizza for me?" 

nut (1): odd or crazy person. "Why are you always acting like a nut?" 

nut (2): someone passionate about something. "I'm a nut about computers." 

nuts: testicles. "Don't ever kick me in the nuts." 

okay: decent. "My boss is an okay person." 

OK: decent. "He is an ok person." 

pad: someone's home. "Can I sleep at your pad tonight?" 

party: celebrate. "Let's party tonight!" 

party animal: someone that loves parties. "He has been known to sometimes be a party animal." 

paws: hands. "Get your paws off me!" 

peanuts: very little money. "I love my job, but the pay is peanuts." 

pee: to urinate. "I always have to pee after drinking beer." 

piss: to urinate. "My dog pissed on me!" 

pissed off: angry; upset. "I'm really pissed off with you." 

plastered: drunk. "Why does he always get plastered?" 

pot: marijuana. "It's easy to buy pot in the big city." 

pro: someone who's good at something; professional. "She's really a pro at golf." 

psycho: crazy person. "Stay away from that psycho!" 

puke: vomit. "Alcohol makes some people puke." 

quick and dirty: done fast, but not well. "The mechanic did a quick and dirty repair on my car." 

racket (1): noise. "Small kids can make a lot of racket." 

racket (2): something that's dishonest or deceptive. "The Tobacco Industry is quite a racket." 

racket (3): an occupation. "I've been in this racket for fourteen years." 

rat: a despicable person. "I thought I loved you, but now I know you're really a rat." 

rear: buttocks. "Dave fell on his rear (end)." 

riot, a : something or someone very funny. "Jim Carrey is a riot!" 

rip off (1): stealing. "Someone ripped off my car." 

rip off (2): fraud. "I paid $10,000 for my computer. What a rip off!" 

rocking: great; excellent. "This class is really rocking!" 

rug rat: a child. "He has a couple of rug rats at home." 

screw up: to make a mistake. "I screwed up on the driving test, so I didn't pass." 

screw-up: a person who makes a mistake. "Why are you such a screw-up?" 

scum: a despicable individual. "Don't hang around with that kind of scum." 

shades: sunglasses. "Those are really cool shades!" 

shoot some hoops: play basketball. "Let's shoot some hoops!" 

silks: clothing. "Those are really awesome silks!" 

solid (1): really good; cool. "This is totally solid!" 

solid (2): consecutive. "It's been raining for seven solid days." 

specs: eyeglasses. "I didn't know that you wore specs." 

split: to leave. "Let's split from here now." 

stoned (out): drunk from drugs or alcohol. "I'm really stoned (out), dude!" 

suck: to be bad and unacceptable. "That song really sucks!" 

thou: thousand. "I need to borrow a hundred thou." 

threads: clothing. "My wife spent $900 on new threads." 

ticker (1): the heart. "My grandfather has a bad ticker." 

ticker (2): a watch. "Wow! That's a really cool ticker!" 

totally: really; completely. "That's totally awesome, dude!" 

umpteen: many; countless. "I've asked you umpteen times to show me the money!" 

uptight: nervous; anxious. "Why are you so uptight?" 

vanilla (1): plain. "She drives a vanilla car." 

vanilla (2): Caucasian. "The Midwest is too vanilla for me." 

wad: roll of money. "It's dangerous to carry a big wad in your pocket." 

wasted: killed. "A lot of people get wasted in the streets of New York." 

wheels: car; motorcycle. "If you want to live in Los Angeles, you've got to get some wheels" 

whiz (1): someone who shows a special talent for something. "Einstein was a whiz in Physics." 

whiz (2): to urinate. "I really have to take a whiz." 

wimpy: weak. "Don't be so wimpy!" 

winks, get some: sleep. "I really need to get some winks" 

yank (1): bother; harass. "Stop yanking me, okay?" 

Yank (2): a Yankee; an American. "He is a Yank." 

zip: nothing. "I don't know zip about you." 

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