American slang words 2020!
American Slangs in English
What is a Slang? American slang words 2020
Slang is a very informal language or some specific words used by a particular group of people. You’ll usually hear slang spoken more often than you’ll see it put in writing, though emails and texts often contain many conversational slang words. Though slang sometimes gets a bad rap for being inappropriate or incorrect, it’s also highly creative and shows that the English language is constantly evolving over time. Let’s dive into 30 examples of slang words from the 1920s to today. American slang words 2020
Slang Words List
Up ( happy cheerful)
Lee has been up ever since he met his new teacher.
Meaning happy and cheerful
Up for grabs
This is a sale. Everything is up for grabs.
I want to veg out in front of the television this evening.
Meaning relax and do nothing American slang words 2020
He really gives off good vibes.
He knew zip about running the company.
Do you want rice or spuds for dinner?
My father looks square in his jacket.
Don’t get so steamed up over the issue.
This whole operation stinks.
Meaning is repulsive
I want you to give me a straight answer.
Meaning honest American slang words 2020
I am really stressed by all the recent world events.
Don’t be a sucker.
Meaning be deceived
Take a hike
I am tired of all your complaining. Take a hike.
He was taken for all his money at the casino.
Meaning cheated out of
Taking care of business
I have been taking care of business.
Meaning doing what I have to do
Those look like expensive threads he is wearing.
Meaning clothes American slang words 2020
I don’t want to tool around all night. It is time to go home.
Meaning drive around
My car was totaled in the accident with the garbage truck.
Meaning completely wrecked
Run out of gas
The politician ran out of gas during the campaign.
Meaning lost interest or momentum
When did you hit the sack last night?
Meaning go to bed
Don’t lose your money in some kind of scam.
Since he hadn’t eaten in a week, he scarfed down everything on his plate.
Meaning ate quickly
What a stupid schmuck.
If you screw around all day at this work, you will have to come back again.
Meaning waste time
If you screw up one more time, I will fire you.
Meaning make a mistake
He is very sharp with numbers
I’ll give the puzzle another shot.
Everyone shot down my idea at first, but later agreed that it was a good idea.
Meaning disagreed with
The police threw them both in the slammer.
Try not to get smashed at the beer party.
My father is a smoke eater.
It is time to split and go see the movie.
The cows were spooked by the howling of the wolves.
We need to sit down and rap about a few things.
Meaning talk about
When are you going to be able to move out of that rathole?
Meaning run down place
The raw office workers were not getting much done.
Ream someone out
The boss really reamed him out for his bad report.
Meaning got angry with him
Your idea is really red hot.
Hey, don’t repo my car. I will pay next week.
The circus was really rinky-dink.
The comedy program was a real riot.
That driver is a road hog.
Meaning takes up too much of the road
Would you like your whiskey on the rocks?
Meaning with ice American slang words 2020
We have had a rough time this winter.
Meaning hard time
Is that a rug on his head?
My sister has three rug rats.
My wife rules the house.
Run off at the mouth
He is always running off at the mouth.
Meaning talking too much
Pop for something
It is my turn to pop for the doughnuts.
He is really a pro at his work.
Can you give me a gentle prod next week so I won’t forget?
The players are really psyched up for the game on Friday.
Meaning mentally ready
She is a psycho. She should be in a hospital.
Meaning mentally ill
I feel like I am going to puke.
I am going to push off now.
Put the moves on
You should give up trying to put the moves on her. She is married.
It was an elaborate put-on which I almost believed.
Who is going to quarterback the meeting?
I need to make a quick buck.
Meaning some easy money
I have to hit the rack by ten or i’ll be tired in the morning.
I am going to rack out for two hours.
There sure was a lot of racket outside last night.
I can’t believe we still get this same old rag.
Have you found a pad yet?
Meaning a place to live
Pain in the neck American slang words 2020
My wife’s best friend is a pain in the neck.
My office is filled with paper-pushers.
Meaning bureaucratic office workers
You’re too old to be a party animal.
Meaning love parties
We need to party-hearty because we just got a raise in salary.
Get your paws off of my body.
I am not going to work for peanuts.
Meaning practically no money
He gets pickled after only one beer.
Piece of cake
Working on a computer for me is a piece of cake.
Meaning easy to do
He is a pig at parties.
Meaning eats too much
Let’s go to the restaurant and pig out.
Meaning eat a lot or overeat
Let’s make a pit stop at the next rest area.
Meaning stop and go to the bathroom
He drinks too much and is always plastered on the weekend.
He pooped out after we started to do the hard work.
Shut up or I will pop you.
You need to mellow out and enjoy life.
Meaning calm down and relax
There has been a meltdown in the relationship between my parents and me.
Meaning total collapse
The homework the teacher gave us was mickey mouse.
Meaning nonsense and a waste of time
Move on someone
I am going to try to move on Sarah next Saturday.
Meaning pick up and seduce
That is total mush and you know it.
Watch out for the narks in the airport.
Meaning drug police
That was a neat idea that you had.
There are too many negatives about the company merger.
Meaning bad things
The police nicked the shoplifter as he was leaving the store.
He took a nip out of the bottle.
Meaning a quick drink
It’s no sweat to have the report in to you by Monday.
Meaning no problem
I’ll nuke our dinner in a few minutes.
Meaning heat up in the microwave
Does that attack plane have any nukes?
Meaning nuclear weapons
I think that he is a nut.
Meaning crazy person American slang words 2020
You are completely nuts if you think I will go with you.
Don’t knock it if you can’t do it any better.
My dog gets knocked up once a year.
Who was that knockout I saw you with last Friday?
Meaning stunning person
Shut up or i’ll give you a knuckle sandwich.
Meaning punch in the mouth
Watch out for all the kooks in this neighborhood.
Meaning strange people
You need to be more laid-back.
Meaning calm and relaxed
That is really a lame excuse.
Meaning an inadequate
I have heard that line a million times.
John is a loser.
Meaning annoying and useless
I exercise every day, but I can’t get rid of these love handles.
Meaning rolls of fat around my stomach
Try not to make waves around the office.
Meaning cause trouble
I am maxed out at my work and need to rest.
He plays a mean violin.
Meaning performs well on
I have mega amounts of tomatoes in my garden this summer.
He made megabucks when he sold his company.
Meaning a lot of money
They are really in deep with each other.
Meaning deeply involved
In the bag
Everything is in the bag. There is nothing to worry about.
This is a very intense situation we are discussing.
I am glad you got yourself out of that jam.
Jerk someone around
Recently it seems like everyone is jerking me around.
Meaning wasting my time and causing me trouble
My roommate is a jock for the basketball team.
Meaning an athlete
The john really smells.
Where is the closest joint to here.
Meaning cheap bar
He is good at rolling joints.
Meaning marijuana cigarettes
Sam is a junkie.
Meaning drug addict
Just off the boat
He acts like he is just off the boat.
Keep one’s cool
He kept his cool when his house burned down.
Meaning remained calm
I hear there is a kegger at John’s house tonight.
Meaning beer party
I get a kick out of watching him paint.
He is a real klutz.
Meaning stupid and clumsy person
The teenagers look high to me.
Meaning intoxicated on drugs or alcohol
He is such a hip-shooter.
Meaning always talking without thinking
I don’t have any idea where my old boyfriend is. He’s history.
Meaning something in the past
Your proposal was a hit with the boss.
I had to hole up for three days because the police were looking for me.
The honcho says that we are going to have to give up two days of our vacation.
Her clothes make her look like a hooker.
The police stopped them because they thought the car was hot.
I will do it soon so please don’t get huffy.
If you are not hungry, you won’t get ahead in the business.
Meaning eager to make money
If you don’t hustle, we will be late again.
Meaning hurry up
The fans were all hyped up for the football game.
Don’t get hyper about what she told you. You know it isn’t true.
Meaning over excited
Can you show me some I.D. please?
The tie you are wearing is really in.
Those clothes are too grubby to wear to the party.
Meaning unclean and untidy
That is a really grungy jacket.
He got shot in the gut.
The gut issue is about what we are going to do now.
It takes a lot of guts to give the boss your true opinion.
That was a hairy plane trip. I am glad the storm is over.
Put the hammer to the floor or we will be late for the wedding.
Hang it up
I have decided to hang up my teaching job.
Just hang loose for another few days.
We need to hang tough on our decision.
Meaning stick with
The police were surprised by all the hardware the gang members had.
Have a buzz on American slang words 2020
I had a buzz on after the third martini.
Meaning was slightly intoxicated
Have good vibes
I have good vibes about our new secretary.
Meaning feel good about
Have it all together
Recently I don’t have it all together.
Meaning feel mentally all there.
I heaved up on the floor.
This is a pretty glitzy hotel to be staying in.
Let me have a go at solving the problem.
I am going to go bananas if I don’t have a vacation soon.
Meaning go crazy
What is going down?
I am really a goof at times.
I really goofed up when I painted my room green.
Meaning made a serious mistake
You are always acting goofy these days.
Use your gourd to figure out what is happening.
His salary is twenty grand.
Meaning thousand dollars
Lots of students smoke grass in the dormitory.
This job is pure gravy.
Meaning easy money
This music is groovy.
Picking your nose is really a gross habit.
The party was a gross-out.
Meaning digusting time
Where is the best place to get some grub around here?
This music is really far-out.
The addict needs another fix.
Meaning dose of drugs
He is too flaky to do the work.
At the wedding he had a flashback of his old girlfriend.
I haven’t seen a flick in a long time.
He flipped out when he heard that his mother had been killed.
Meaning lost control
What kind of music do you have on the flip side of the tape?
Meaning other side
His older sister is a fox.
Meaning very attractive
She is a foxy lady.
The pillow was a freebie
Meaning a free thing
Get into something
I got into gardening in high school.
Meaning became seriously interested in
I listened to the joke twice, but I still don’t get it.
Get with it
If you don’t get with it, we will never finish this work.
Meaning hurry up
I have a gig on Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00.
I’ll ditch my younger brother with my grandmother.
Do a snow job on
Don’t try to do a snow job on me.
He is such a dope.
Meaning stupid person
There are a lot of dope dealers around here.
He is such a dork.
Meaning strange person
Dough American slang words 2020
I need some dough before I can go Christmas shopping.
Let’s go to a bar and down a few beers.
Meaning drink quickly
Doing homework on the weekend is a drag.
This drink is really dynamite.
Meaning powerful; great
My grandmother gave me an earful about the neighborhood.
Meaning a lot of gossip
He is a couch potato.
Meaning lazy person
Crack open a bottle
Let’s crack open a bottle for his birthday.
I need more time to cram for the test.
Meaning study hard
Our team creamed them badly.
I feel like I am going to croak.
The skier was cruising down the hill
Meaning going very fast
He put the cuffs on the killer.
He has a really cushy job.
Could you cut my whiskey with a little water?
It is late. I have to cut out.
Lets get the bill and find out the damage.
This disco is really dead tonight.
He was decked in the fight.
Meaning knocked down
Her boyfriend has deep pockets.
Meaning is a good source of money
Since the weather is a little dicey, I won’t go today.
Catch some z’s
I need to catch some Z’s before I go on my trip.
Meaning get some sleep
That is really a cheesy looking outfit.
Don’t be a chicken.
That really was a chintzy present you got him.
I need to find a place to chow down.
Meaning eat a lot
Watch out or they will clip you at that bar.
I can’t go on a date in that clunker.
Meaning old car
My date for the dance was a cold fish.
Don’t try to con me.
This is a really cool place to work.
Things should cool down in a day or two.
Meaning calm down
How did you get the road sign? I copped it.
If you make another boo-boo like that, you won’t have a job.
I promised to bring two bottles of booze to the party.
I need some bread to pay for my car.
A lucky break helped him get the job.
Break it up
Break it up, or I will call the police.
I was really bummed after I heard the news.
My trip to New York was a bummer.
Meaning bad experience
The whole idea was a bust.
If you don’t slow down, you’re going to buy it in a car accident.
The weatherman made a good call about when the storm would come.
Do you know where the can is?
My motorcycle’s carb is out of adjustment.
Catch some rays
I’m going to lie on the beach and catch some rays.
Meaning get some sunshine.
It’s OK. Don’t get so bent.
Bent out of shape
Don’t get so bent out of shape.
Meaning become upset
The president brought two big guns to the meeting.
Meaning powerful people
Shut up! You really have a big mouth.
Meaning talk too much
The citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station.
Meaning big issue
He carried a ten inch blade with him.
I always seem to have a blimp sitting next to me when I travel.
Meaning very fat person
I’m going to blow out of here now.
He blew all his money gambling.
Blow a fuse
Hey, don’t blow a fuse.
Meaning loses your temper.
Blow one’s cool
Calm down. Don’t blow your cool.
Meaning becomes angry
I was blown away by his donation of a million dollars.
Meaning greatly impressed
The movie was a bomb.
The driver of the car was bombed.
I think I am going bonkers.
He’s an ace reporter.
Meaning very good
Do you know where the action is in this town?
My sister’s boyfriend is a real airhead.
Meaning stupid person
Your ideas about politics are all wet.
Meaning completely wrong
I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter.
Meaning after studying all night.
The gun was useless after the killer ran out of ammo.
I really need some antifreeze in me on cold days like this.
Wow, that was really a bad movie.
He barfed all over the seat of the airplane.
The boat was bashed beyond recognition.
After working all day I am really beat.
He just bought a new Beemer to drive to work in.
Meaning B.M.W. car
He was benched during the basketball playoffs.
Meaning taken out of the game
Infographics American slang words 2020
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