Slangs - American

ace
He's an ace reporter.
very good 

action
Do you know where the action is in this town?
excitement 

airhead
My sister's boyfriend is a real airhead.
stupid person 

all wet
Your ideas about politics are all wet.
completely wrong 

all-nighter
I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter.
after studying all night. 

ammo
The gun was useless after the killer ran out of ammo.
ammunition 

antifreeze
I really need some antifreeze in me on cold days like this.
liquor 

armpit
This town is really an armpit.
undesirable place 

awesome
What an awesome sunset.
great 

bad 
That was a bad movie.
Intense

barf
He barfed all over the seat of the airplane.
vomited 

bashed
The boat was bashed beyond recognition.
crushed 

beat
After working all day I am really beat.
exhausted 

beemer
He just bought a new beemer to drive to work in.
B.M.W. car 

bench
He was benched during the basketball playoffs.
taken out of the game

bent
It's OK. Don't get so bent.
angry 

bent out of shape
Don't get so bent out of shape.
become upset 

big gun
The president brought two big guns to the meeting.
powerful people 

big mouth
Shut up! You really have a big mouth.
talk too much 

big stink
The citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station.
big issue 

blade
He carried a ten inch blade with him.
knife 

blimp
I always seem to have a blimp sitting next to me when I travel.
very fat person 

blow
I'm going to blow out of here now.
leave 

blow
He blew all his money gambling.
Meaninglost 

blow a fuse
Hey, don't blow a fuse.
lose your temper. 

blow one's cool
Calm down. Don't blow your cool.
become angry 

blown away
I was blown away by his donation of a million dollars.
greatly impressed 

bomb
The movie was a bomb.
bad 

bombed 
The driver of the car was bombed.
intoxicated 

bonkers
I think I am going bonkers.
gcrazy 

boo-boo
If you make another boo-boo like that, you won't have a job.
mistake 

booze
I promised to bring two bottles of booze to the party.
alcohol 

bread
I need some bread to pay for my car.
money 

break
A lucky break helped him get the job.
opportunity 

break it up
Break it up, or I will call the police.
stop 

bring-down
The news of the airplane crash was a bring-down.
depressing 

buck
Do you have a buck I can borrow?
dollar 

bummed
I was really bummed after I heard the news.
depressed 

bummer
My trip to New York was a bummer.
bad experience 

bust
The whole idea was a bust.
failure 

buy it
If you don't slow down, you're going to buy it in a car accident.
die 

call
The weatherman made a good call about when the storm would come. 
prediction 

can
Do you know where the can is?
bathroom 

carb
My motorcycle's carb is out of adjustment.
carburetor 

catch some rays
I'm going to lie on the beach and catch some rays.
get some sunshine. 

catch some Z's
I need to catch some Z's before I go on my trip.
get some sleep 

cheesy
That is really a cheesy looking outfit.
cheap 

chicken
Don't be a chicken.
coward 

chintzy
That really was a chintzy present you got him.
cheap 

chow down
I need to find a place to chow down.
eat a lot 

clip
Watch out or they will clip you at that bar.
cheat 

clunker
I can't go on a date in that clunker.
old car 

cold fish
My date for the dance was a cold fish.
dull 

collar
I knew they would collar the robber sooner or later.
arrest 

come up for air
He has to come up for air or he will die from exhaustion.
take a break 

con
Don't try to con me.
deceive 

cool
This is a really cool place to work.
good 

cool down
Things should cool down in a day or two.
calm down 

cop
How did you get the road sign? I copped it.
stole 

cop
The cop showed me his badge.
policeman

couch potato
He is a couch potato.
lazy person 

crack open a bottle
Let's crack open a bottle for his birthday.
open 

cram
I need more time to cram for the test.
study hard 

cream
Our team creamed them badly.
beat 

croak
I feel like I am going to croak.
die 

cruise
The skier was cruising down the hill
very fast 

cuffs
He put the cuffs on the killer.
handcuffs 

cushy
He has a really cushy job.
easy 

cut
Could you cut my whiskey with a little water?
dilute 

cut out
It is late. I have to cut out.
leave 

damage
Lets get the bill and find out the damage.
Meaningcost 

dead
This disco is really dead tonight.
Meaningquiet 

deck
He was decked in the fight.
Meaningknocked down 

deep pockets
Her boyfriend has deep pockets.
Meaningis a good source of money 

dicey
Since the weather is a little dicey, I won't go today.
Meaningchancy 

dirty
I hear that it's a dirty movie.
an obscene 

ditch
I'll ditch my younger brother with my grandmother.
leave 

do a snow job on
Don't try to do a snow job on me.
deceive 

dope
He is such a dope.
stupid person 

dope
There are a lot of dope dealers around here.
drug 

dork
He is such a dork.
strange person 

dough
I need some dough before I can go Christmas shopping.
money 

down
Let's go to a bar and down a few beers.
drink quickly 

drag
Doing homework on the weekend is a drag.
boring 

dynamite
This drink is really dynamite.
powerful; great 

earful
My grandmother gave me an earful about the neighborhood.
a lot of gossip 

easy mark
The Japanese are an easy mark because they usually carry cash.
likely victims 

eat
The problem is really eating away at me.
bothering 

excellent
That's excellent man.
fine 

face-off
The two sides were headed for a nasty face-off.
confrontation

far-out
This music is really far-out.
great 

fix
The addict needs another fix.
dose of drugs 

flaky
He is too flaky to do the work.
unreliable 

flashback
At the wedding he had a flashback of his old girlfriend.
remembered 

flick
I haven't seen a flick in a long time.
movie 

flip out
He flipped out when he heard that his mother had been killed.
lost control 

flip side
What kind of music do you have on the flip side of the tape?
other side 

fox
His older sister is a fox.
very attractive 

foxy
She is a foxy lady.
sexy 

freebie
The pillow was a freebie
free 

get into something
I got into gardening in high school.
became seriously interested in 

get it
I listened to the joke twice, but I still don't get it.
understand 

get with it
If you don't get with it, we will never finish this work.
hurry up 

gig
I have a gig on Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00.
job 

glitch
This computer program has a glitch.
defect

glitzy
This is a pretty glitzy hotel to be staying in.
fashionable 

go
Let me have a go at solving the problem.
try 

go bananas
I am going to go bananas if I don't have a vacation soon.
go crazy 

go down
What is going down?
happening 

goof
I am really a goof at times.
fool 

goof up
I really goofed up when I painted my room green.
made a serious mistake 

goofy
You are always acting goofy these days.
silly 

gourd
Use your gourd to figure out what is happening.
head 

grand
His salary is twenty grand.
thousand dollars 

grass
Lots of students smoke grass in the dormitory.
marijuana 

gravy
This job is pure gravy.
easy money 

groovy
This music is groovy.
pleasant 

gross
Picking your nose is really a gross habit.
disgusting 

gross-out
The party was a gross-out.
digusting time 

grub
Where is the best place to get some grub around here?
food 

grubby
Those clothes are too grubby to wear to the party.
unclean and untidy 

grungy
That is a really grungy jacket.
dirty 

gut
He got shot in the gut.
stomach

gut
The gut issue is about what we are going to do now.
basic 

guts
It takes a lot of guts to give the boss your true opinion.
courage 

hairy
That was a hairy plane trip. I am glad the storm is over.
dangerous 

hammer
Put the hammer to the floor or we will be late for the wedding.
accelerator 

hang it up
I have decided to hang up my teaching job.
quit 

hang loose
Just hang loose for another few days.
relax 

hang tough
We need to hang tough on our decision.
stick with 

hardware
The police were surprised by all the hardware the gang members had.
weapons 

have a buzz on
I had a buzz on after the third martini.
was slightly intoxicated 

have good vibes
I have good vibes about our new secretary.
feel good about 

have it all together
Recently I don't have it all together.
feel mentally all there. 

heave
I heaved up on the floor.
vomited 

high
The teenagers look high to me.
intoxicated on drugs or alcohol 

hip-shooter
He is such a hip-shooter.
always talking without thinking 

history
I don't have any idea where my old boyfriend is. He's history.
something in the past 

hit
Your proposal was a hit with the boss.
successful 

hole up
I had to hole up for three days because the police were looking for me.
hide 

honcho
The honcho says that we are going to have to give up two days of our vacation.
boss 

hooker
Her clothes make her look like a hooker.
prostitute 

hot
The police stopped them because they thought the car was hot.
stolen 

huffy
I will do it soon so please don't get huffy.
angry 

hungry
If you are not hungry, you won't get ahead in the business.
eager to make money 

hustle
If you don't hustle, we will be late again.
hurry up 

hyped
The fans were all hyped up for the football game.
excited 

hyper
Don't get hyper about what she told you. You know it isn't true.
over excited 

I.D.
Can you show me some I.D. please?
identification 

in
The tie you are wearing is really in.
fashionable 

in deep
They are really in deep with each other.
deeply involved 

in the bag
Everything is in the bag. There is nothing to worry about.
settled 

intense
This is a very intense situation we are discussing.
serious 

jam
I am glad you got yourself out of that jam.
trouble 

jerk someone around
Recently it seems like everyone is jerking me around.
wasting my time and causing me trouble 

jock
My roommate is a jock for the basketball team.
an athlete 

john
The john really smells.
bathroom 

joint
Where is the closest joint to here.
cheap bar 

joint
He is good at rolling joints.
marijuana cigarettes 

junkie
Sam is a junkie.
drug addict 

just off the boat
He acts like he is just off the boat.
naive 

keep one's cool
He kept his cool when his house burned down.
remained calm 

kegger
I hear there is a kegger at John's house tonight.
beer party 

kick
I get a kick out of watching him paint.
enjoy 

klutz
He is a real klutz.
stupid and clumsy person 

knock
Don't knock it if you can't do it any better.
criticize 

knocked up
My dog gets knocked up once a year.
pregnant 

knockout
Who was that knockout I saw you with last Friday?
stunning person 

knuckle sandwich
Shut up or I'll give you a knuckle sandwich.
punch in the mouth 

kook
Watch out for all the kooks in this neighborhood.
strange people 

laid-back
You need to be more laid-back.
calm and relaxed 

lame
That is really a lame excuse.
an inadequate 

line
I have heard that line a million times.
story 

loser
John is a loser.
annoying and useless 

love handles
I exercise every day, but I can't get rid of these love handles.
rolls of fat around my stomach 

make waves
Try not to make waves around the office.
cause trouble 

maxed out
I am maxed out at my work and need to rest.
exhausted 

mean
He plays a mean violin.
performs well on 

mega
I have mega amounts of tomatoes in my garden this summer.
large 

megabucks
He made megabucks when he sold his company.
a lot of money 

mellow
You need to mellow out and enjoy life.
calm down and relax 

meltdown
There has been a meltdown in the relationship between my parents and me.
total collapse 

mickey mouse
The homework the teacher gave us was mickey mouse.
nonsense and a waste of time 

move on someone
I am going to try to move on Sarah next Saturday.
pick up and seduce 

mush
That is total mush and you know it.
nonesense 

nark
Watch out for the narks in the airport.
drug police 

neat
That was a neat idea that you had.
good 

negative
There are too many negatives about the company merger.
bad things 

nick
The police nicked the shoplifter as he was leaving the store.
arrested 

nip
He took a nip out of the bottle.
a quick drink 

no sweat
It's no sweat to have the report in to you by Monday.
no problem 

nuke
I'll nuke our dinner in a few minutes.
heat up in the microwave 

nuke
Does that attack plane have any nukes?
nuclear weapons 

nut
I think that he is a nut.
crazy person 

nuts
You are completely nuts if you think I will go with you.
crazy 

pad
Have you found a pad yet?
a place to live 

pain in the neck
My wife's best friend is a pain in the neck.
annoying 

paper-pusher
My office is filled with paper-pushers.
bureaucratic office workers 

party animal
You're too old to be a party animal.
love parties 

party-hearty
We need to party-hearty because we just got a raise in salary.
celebrate 

paw
Get your paws off of my body.
hands 

peanuts
I am not going to work for peanuts.
practically no money 

pickled
He gets pickled after only one beer.
intoxicated 

piece of cake
Working on a computer for me is a piece of cake.
easy to do 

pig
He is a pig at parties.
eats too much 

pig out
Let's go to the restaurant and pig out.
eat a lot or overeat 

pit stop
Let's make a pit stop at the next rest area.
stop and go to the bathroom 

plastered
He drinks too much and is always plastered on the weekend.
intoxicated 

pooped out
He pooped out after we started to do the hard work.
quit 

pop
Shut up or I will pop you.
hit 

pop for something
It is my turn to pop for the doughnuts.
buy 

pro
He is really a pro at his work.
professional 

prod
Can you give me a gentle prod next week so I won't forget?
reminder 

psyched up
The players are really psyched up for the game on Friday.
mentally ready 

psycho
She is a psycho. She should be in a hospital.
mentally ill 

puke
I feel like I am going to puke.
vomit 

push off
I am going to push off now.
leave 

put the moves on
You should give up trying to put the moves on her. She is married.
seduce 

put-on
It was an elaborate put-on which I almost believed.
deception 

quarterback
Who is going to quarterback the meeting?
lead 

quick buck
I need to make a quick buck.
some easy money 

rack
I have to hit the rack by ten or I'll be tired in the morning.
bed 

rack out
I am going to rack out for two hours.
sleep 

racket
There sure was a lot of racket outside last night.
noise 

rag
I can't believe we still get this same old rag. 
newspaper 

rap
We need to sit down and rap about a few things.
talk about 

rathole
When are you going to be able to move out of that rathole?
run down place 

raw
The raw office workers were not getting much done.
new 

ream someone out
The boss really reamed him out for his bad report.
got angry with him 

red hot
Your idea is really red hot.
important 

repo
Hey, don't repo my car. I will pay next week.
repossess 

rinky-dink
The circus was really rinky-dink.
Meaning
riot
The comedy program was a real riot.
funny 

road hog
That driver is a road hog.
takes up too much of the road 

rocks
Would you like your whiskey on the rocks?
with ice 

rough time
We have had a rough time this winter.
hard time 

rug
Is that a rug on his head?
wig 

rug rat
My sister has three rug rats.
children 

rule
My wife rules the house.
dominates 

run off at the mouth
He is always running off at the mouth.
talking too much 

run out of gas
The politician ran out of gas during the campaign.
lost interest or momentum 

sack
When did you hit the sack last night?
go to bed 

scam
Don't lose your money in some kind of scam.
swindle 

scarf
Since he hadn't eaten in a week, he scarfed down everything on his plate.
ate quickly 

schmuck
What a stupid schmuck.
jerk 

screw around
If you screw around all day at this work, you will have to come back again.
waste time 

screw up
If you screw up one more time, I will fire you.
make a mistake 

sharp
He is very sharp with numbers
intelligent 

shot
I'll give the puzzle another shot.
try 

shot down
Everyone shot down my idea at first, but later agreed that it was a good idea.
disagreed with 

slammer
The police threw them both in the slammer.
jail 

smashed
Try not to get smashed at the beer party.
intoxicated 

smoke eater
My father is a smoke eater.
fireman 

split
It is time to split and go see the movie.
Meaningleave 

spook
The cows were spooked by the howling of the wolves.
frightened 

spud
Do you want rice or spuds for dinner?
potatoes 

square
My father looks square in his jacket.
old-fashioned 

steamed up
Don't get so steamed up over the issue.
angry 

stink
This whole operation stinks.
is repulsive 

straight
I want you to give me a straight answer.
honest 

stressed
I am really stressed by all the recent world events.
upset 

sucker
Don't be a sucker.
be deceived 

take a hike
I am tired of all your complaining. Take a hike.
leave 

taken
He was taken for all his money at the casino.
cheated out of 

taking care of business
I have been taking care of business.
doing what I have to do 

threads
Those look like expensive threads he is wearing.
clothes 

tool around
I don't want to tool around all night. It is time to go home.
drive around 

totaled
My car was totaled in the accident with the garbage truck.
completely wrecked 

up
He has been up ever since he met his new girlfriend.
happy and cheerful 

up for grabs
This is a sale. Everything is up for grabs.
available. 

veg out
I want to veg out in front of the television this evening.
relax and do nothing 

vibes
He really gives off good vibes.
feelings 

wad
You don't want to carry a wad like that with you in the big city.
bundle of money 

waste
After you waste him, throw the body in the river.
kill 

wheels
If you let me borrow your wheels, I'll go out and buy a pizza.
car 

whiz
He is a whiz at the computer.
talented person 

wired
I am really wired after drinking five cups of coffee.
alert 

wussy
Don't be such a wussy all the time. Say what you are thinking.
weak person 

yukky
This food tastes yukky
bad 

zapped
I am too zapped to help you right now.
exhausted 

zip
nothing

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