American Slang: 321 Fun Examples | Texas, New York Slang & More (2022)

Have you been watching YouTube in your free time to learn English andimprove your English comprehension? Understand most of the vocabulary and grammar? But what about all of those slang terms coming from American TV shows, movies, songs and podcasts?

If you’re a little puzzled, you’re not alone. With 50 states in America, each with its own demographics, personality and culture, casual speech in American dialect is an intriguing linguistic study in itself.

From New York, to California, Louisiana to Hawaii (and so much more!), read on for an exploration of fascinating, common, odd, rare and unique American slang.

Why you need to know American slang

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In the United States, people from all walks of life use slang. Grandparents might use it to better communicate with their grandchildren. Different groups of people might feel comfortable using slang within their social circles, or even use it to deliberately confuse outsiders for fun. Influencers and aspiring influencers may try to connect with audiences by sending Tweets, or making Instagram reels.

Indeed, new phrases and words continue to get added to the American lexicon – that is, the vocabulary – due to poignant events over the course of the country’s history, and changing demographics. It can be difficult even for people from the United States to keep up, especially for those who wisely avoid using social media.

However, knowing a few American colloquialisms will help you:

  • Better understand American culture
  • Communicate more freely, expressively and openly - especially in the United States
  • Prevent language misunderstandings
  • Increase your fluency and ability to comprehend andspeak American English conversationally

General American slang

Developed over time and greatly influenced by immigration patterns, media, and current events, here are some American slang words that will entertain you - ormaybe evenmake youblush.

American slang words

HobnobSocialize with people of an artificially higher status
AirheadSilly/foolish person
CringeReally embarrassing
CopiumFake drug to help twitch users deal with loss/failure
SimpPerson who does too much for who he/she likes
CramStudy like crazy
CrashSleep/pass out
Dms’Direct messages
Dead(Such as in a restaurant or bar) no one’s there
SteezEffortless style
A-GameOne’s best
Oops! When someone messes up
DudeA guy
YuppieYoung urban professional, white-collar worker
White-CollarHigh-salary job that doesn’t involve manual labor, such as accountants and lawyers
Blue-CollarJobs focused on manual labor, such as farmers and miners
WokeAware of potential injustices
LitDrunk, or superb
SwoleVery muscular
SaltyJealous (of someone)
SnatchedNice and cool
Yeet!Expression of excitement
Yikes!No way! It can’t be!
FinstaFake/Private Instagram account
Periodt.End of discussion (for example, what a parent would say to the child)
FlexShow off
Low-keyModest, something you don’t want emphasized
SlayExcel at, win at
ShookEmotionally bothered/shaken
CurveRejecting someone’s advances (e.g. from a classmate)
StanObsessive fan
TurntIntoxicated, energized
BaeA best friend/loved one
FleekReally good, stylish
CheugyOut of style
EmoOverly angsty/emotional
E-Girl/E-BoyAn emo girl/boy
SnackSomeone who’s attractive
WigThat’s so cool!
LewkSomeone’s personal style
SickCool, great
BombReally good, tasty
BoujeeFancy and extravagant
FinnaI am going to
GhostSuddenly start ignoring
HypebeastSomeone who only wants to be popular
WA win
LA loss
HipPopular, trendy
LemonBad person
BabeAttractive woman, your significant other
ExFormer girlfriend or boyfriend
WhizA smart person
DumpEnd a relationship
Jonesing (For)Really want something
WackBad, not cool
ScoreGet what you want
Corny(Things like movies and jokes) silly
Cheesy(Things like movies and jokes) silly
Yas!(Celebratory) yes!

Popular American slang phrases

Every country -- and even multiple places within many countries – have their own versions of slang. In the U.S, not only do we have words and phrases that are popular nationwide, but we also have terms that are local to states or regions.

Before we can learn how to talk like we’re from Brooklyn or Chicago, let’s see what works with people from around the country.

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Slang phraseEnglish meaning
In the bagA certainty (usually for something that you want, like in sports or a contest)
Once in a blue moonRarely
You betYou’re welcome
I don’t buy thatI don’t believe you
That’s radThat’s cool
Never mindLet’s change the subject
Keep in touch(When leaving someone) Let’s stay in contact
I can’t even!I can’t tolerate that anymore!
No biggieNot a problem
No big dealNot a problem
No sweatNot a problem
Show upGo to, do better than someone
Have a crush (on someone)Like someone, want to ask someone out on a date
Get hitchedGet married
Tie the knotGet married
I’m beatI’m tired
Get under one’s skinAnnoy
A turn offSomething you don’t like about someone/somewhere
Couch potatoSomeone who’s always watching tv
Party animalSomeone who is always partying
Hang outSpend time with people
It suckedIt was bad
I’m gameI can join you/I will do it
I’m downI can join you/I will do it
I’m inI can join you/I will do it
Have a blastHaving a great time
Get firedLose one’s job
Hit the booksStudy
Rip (someone) offOvercharge
Ride shotgunSit in the front passenger seat
The bombExcellent
Have dibs onMake a claim on/to
Suck upWin someone’s approval by being servile
Kiss assWin someone’s approval by being servile
Fresh meatNew target for humiliation
Loose cannonSomeone dangerously uncontrollable
Pass the buckMake someone else responsible
My badMy mistake
Take for grantedAssume
Hit the roadLeave (to go somewhere)
Go dutchEvery person pays for their own food/drinks
Hit the spot(Said after food/drink) Really satisfying
Wrap upFinish doing something
Are you kidding me?Phrase to represent excitement/frustration
Around the clockAll the time, 24 hours a day, 7 seven days a week
Take a rain checkDo at a later time
What’s up?How are you? How’s it going?
You’re telling me!I know!
All-earsHas your undivided attention
All-nighterStaying up all night to do homework/chat with friends
I’m babyI’m innocent/cute
Glow upA makeover (transformed from ugly to less ugly)
Open up pandora’s boxCause/start trouble/problems
In the zonePerforming as well as or better than one can
Tune outStop paying attention
Armchair CEOOffering expertise on
something in which the speaker lacks
Off the hookFreed from blame
Off the chainReally good
Bye, FeliciaSaid when you’re done with a conversation. Meaning “that’s it. I’m done.”
(To) aceExcel at (a test)
(To) nailExcel at (a test, a race)
(To) screw overCheat or exploit someone
Amped upFilled with enthusiasm/energy
On pointRelevant and appropriate, really good
No capNot lying
Straight fireTrendy
Spill the tea/spill the beansShare the gossip/secret
Netflix and chillWatch Netflix and have sex
Big madReally angry
Diamond handsTaking a major financial risk
Fauci ouchieCOVID-19 vaccine
Cancel cultureOnline shaming/embarrassment of someone due to their views

Region-specific American slang

New York slang words and phrases

New York and New York City have a bounty of their own subcultures and language. And New York slang is an enthralling part of that rich cultural tapestry.

Keep an ear out for some of these expressions and phrases from “The Big Apple” in popular music, television and cinema.

Want more? We've written a whole article specific to NYC slang here.

New York slangMeaning
GrillAngrily stare at someone
Real talkUsed to get someone’s attention to talk about something serious
Frontin’Pretending to be skilled to impress others
Dead-AssSerious about something
TightStylish, cool
RatchetA woman who has made some bad lifestyle choices
SchmearLots of cream cheese
PiePizza (pie)
StoopSteps in front of a building
DumbReally, very
GothamNickname for New York City (from Batman)
BodegaSmall neighborhood shop
CopBuy, feel (inappropriately)
Buggin’Acting crazy
Wylin’/Wildin’Acting crazy
SnuffHit/punch, drugs
SchlepImpatiently going between places
Regular coffeeCoffee made with cream and sugar
Have beefHave a problem with/want to fight with someone

Californian slang words and phrases

Californian slang is a diverse assortment of more colorful vocabulary, complete with its own personality. We've listed a few fun examples below, but you can find a gigantic rad comprehensive Californian slang list here.

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Californian slangMeaning
Are you down?Want to do it/join us?
NoHoNorth Hollywood
SigAlertTraffic alert/warning
Yeah noNo
SoCalSouthern California
NorCalNorthern California
GnarlyGood or bad (depends on the context)
HyphyOverly excited
Outta pocketInappropriate
SlapsReally good (music)
YadadameanDo you know what I mean?
PhubbingIgnoring someone by using their phone
Stealth modeSecret
Three commas clubBillionaires
UnicornA start-up valued at over $1 billion
Zombie moodStaring at one’s phone

Texas slang words and phrases

You’ll notice a lot of abbreviations here, which is all part of the fun of learning how to speak Texas slang.


Texas slangMeaning
Fixin’ toAbout to do
Bless your heartUsed either to show sympathy, or to soften an insult
Might couldMaybe
All hat, no cattleSomeone who is arrogant Without anything to show for it
Corn-fedBig/fat (describing people)
Dag gum it!Darn it!/damn it!
All git-outThe (for example, best/worst) most extreme of something
Pitch a hissy fitThrow a tantrum/act up
Come hell or high water(Do something) at any cost, no matter if you get injured/make enemies
Whole 'nutherEntirely different situation
(Wp/down) Yonder(Over) there, (down) there (describing a location)

Florida slang words and phrases

If Ponce de León had discovered the Fountain of Youth in 1513, Florida would have had something worthwhile to discuss. For now, it’s really just a place that’s 90 miles to Cuba.

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Florida slangMeaning
AcerePal, friend, buddy
BihA person or a thing
DaleHurry up
Florida bathSwimming in the pool (as opposed to taking a shower)
Florida Happy MealSomething for the adults, like liquor or cigarettes
Florida ManSomeone who shows bizarre or stupid behavior
JitReferring to someone younger than the speaker
Pub subSandwich from Publix supermarket chain
Parked in GoofyWhen you park your car in the further away parking lot

Hawaiian slang words and phrases

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the backgrounds of Don Ho or Duke Kahanamoku, check some of this interesting Hawaiian slang out.

Hawaiian slangMeaning
ManapuaPork bun
AlohaHello, goodbye
Da Kine“The kind,” representing a person, place, or something abstract
HapaSomeone whose ancestry is partially Pacific Islander or East Asian
HaoleA non-native Hawaiian, generally a caucasian person
MahaloThank you
Shoots!O.K.!, Understood!

Louisiana slang words and phrases

French Creole and Catholicism greatly influenced the creation of Louisiana slang. Plus, they’ve got some of the best eats in the country.

Louisiana slangMeaning
Pinch the tail and suck the headHow you eat crawfish
Po’boyBaguette sandwich
DressedThe way you want your po’boy made
Laissez les bon temps rouler
(lay-ZEH leh BAWN taw ROO-leh)
“Let the good times roll”, something said before you’re about to celebrate
Throw me somethin’What many Mardi Gras attendees say to people on parade floats, when they want souvenirs like beads or necklaces
Holy Trinity(In Cajun cooking) onions, bell peppers, celery
Cher(My) love, (my) dear
SnoballFinely shaved ice with sugar syrup
How’s ya mama an’ them?How are your mother and your family?
EnvieA desire to eat something
ParishLouisiana equivalent of county
Gris grisA voodoo term used in jest (for example, “do as your parents tell you, or they might put the gris gris on you”)
LagniappeLittle gift, little extra something

New Jersey slang words and phrases

The “Garden State” has a unique flair to its informal and colloquial words and expressions. We’ve listed a few New Jersey slang favorites.

New Jersey slangMeaning
Down the shoreTo the beach (Jersey shore)
Disco friesFrench fries covered in cheese and gravy
Fat sandwichA sandwich that includes almost everything on the menu
Hit the MACGo to an ATM to take money out
HoagieSandwich on a baguette
ExitGiving directions based on a highway/turnpike exit
BennySomeone from Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark, or New York City, invariably causing trouble in the rest of the state
ShoobieSomeone from South Jersey, invariably causing trouble in the rest of the state
J’eet yet?Did you eat yet?
SPKSalt, pepper, ketchup
Jersey slideQuickly going from the leftmost lane to the exit (which is on the right)
Cabbage nightThe night before Halloween when some kid are very mischievous
PineySomeone who lives in the Pine Barrens, a rustic part of the southern coast of the state
TwentyregularcashIn New Jersey they don’t pump their own gas, so to get $20 of gas, this phrase is said
The BossNew Jersey-born musician Bruce Springsteen
Pork rollA sandwich made with New Jersey’s own Taylor ham
RipperDeep-fried hot dog with a slit down the middle
The CityDepending on which part of New Jersey you’re in, it’s either New York City or Philadelphia

Chicago slang words and phrases

Brush up on your Chicago slang and you’ll soon be able to understand what your new Chicago friends are saying, without any awkward silences or misinterpretations.

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Chicago slangMeaning
FrunchroomEntertainment space
PopSoft drink, soda
GoesPast/present-tense of “say”
Da“The” (for example, “da bears”)
The lakeLake Michigan, with which Chicago shares a coastline
The beanThe Anish Kapoor sculpture, formally known as Cloud Gate, in Millennium Park
The “l”Elevated train in downtown Chicago
PrairieVacant lot
GrabowskiBlue-collar hard-working type of person
LSDLakeshore Drive (along Lake Michigan)
A coupleA few
YousIndicates that the speaker is talking to everyone (not just one person)
GrachkiGarage key

Other American slang from more regions

SlangPlace where it’s usedEnglish meaning
Water icePhiladelphia, southern New JerseyShaved ice, sugar, and flavored syrup (a summer treat)
You guysVariousYou all
SnowbirdsVariousDescribing people from colder states who live in warmer states during the winter
WawaPennsylvania, southern New JerseyA convenience store chain
Y’allVarious Southern statesYou all
CattywampusVarious Southern statesSomething that is crooked or not right
BailVariousLeave in a hurry
No AccountVarious southern statesSomething broken/worthless
WickedNew EnglandReally, very
Throwing shadeVariousShowing disapproval for someone without necessarily saying it
Shut up!VariousBe quiet!
Down-to-earthVariousSomeone authentic and humble
Salt-of-the-earthVariousSomeone upright and modest

American slang FAQs

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I. What are some American text slang abbreviations?

Text slangMeaning
TbhTo be honest
HmuHit me up
LmkLet me know
SmhShake my head
PsaPublic service announcement
WbuWhat about you?
CD9Can’t talk; parents are here!
OOMFOne of my friends/one of my followers (e.g. on social media)
wthWhat the hell?
LMIRLLet’s meet in real life
SOBSon of a bitch
GOATGreatest of all time
BAEBefore anyone else
FOMOFear of missing out
CEOChief executive officer
TFWThat feeling when
OMGOh my god
ASAPAs soon as possible
FYIFor your information
LOLLaugh out loud
RSVP“repondez, s’il vous plait”-- please respond
SOSignificant other
j/kJust kidding

II. What is some American slang for money?

  • Greenbacks
  • Scratch
  • Skrilla
  • Dough
  • Coin
  • Greens
  • Dead Presidents
  • Plata
  • Bucks
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Wampum
  • Pesos

III. What is some other need-to-know New York lingo?

  • Subway (referring to the metro train)
  • Van Wyck (the highway that goes to JFK airport)
  • AirTrain (light rail connecting the subway and JFK airport)
  • Hot 97 (97.1FM a rap radio station)
  • Flushing (Chinatown)
  • Upstate (possibly the most controversial, since it can define anyone from north of the New York City border, although upstate has also meant north of Westchester)
  • BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway)

Bonus tips for learning American English slang

Watch a lot of diverse programs catering to many different demographics

Try combining NPR (National Public Radio), sitcoms, Vimeo, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and other social media for greater breadth.

Practice with friends, family, and coworkers, basically whenever you have the chance

There’s never any shame in trying to learn. Making mistakes is part of maturing.

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From the North to the South, East to West, now that you’ve been exposed to a breadth of slang terms and phrases from around the United States of America, aren’t you amped up to share your newfound knowledge with friends and family?

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What are some NY slangs? ›

40 Slang Words From New York
  • Grill (v.) - to stare at someone in a judgmental or angry way; to look at another person for a long period of time. ...
  • Kid/Son (n.) - ...
  • Real Talk (phr.) - ...
  • Guap/Cake/Cheese (n.) - ...
  • Mad (adj.) ...
  • Frontin' (ger.) - ...
  • Dead-ass (adj.) - ...
  • Whip (n.) -
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What are the top 10 slang words 2022? ›

10 English slang terms you need to know in 2022
  1. Cheugy. This word (pronounced choo-gee) has swooped in to replace old fan-favorite “basic”. ...
  2. Rent free. Can't stop thinking about someone? ...
  3. Vibe check. Is someone acting shady or negative? ...
  4. Main character. ...
  5. Caught in 4k. ...
  6. Understood the assignment. ...
  7. Bussin' ...
  8. The blueprint.
5 Jan 2022

How do New Yorkers talk? ›

Speaking like a New Yorker is less about what you say, and more about how you say it. New Yorkers are known for being direct, opinionated and confident. They are also known for talking a lot, and talking loudly. Speak quickly and succinctly.

How do New Yorkers say cool? ›

New Yorkers use the word “lit” when something is cool or awesome. For example, this list is Lit!

What are some cool slangs? ›

Fire - Hot, trendy, amazing, or on point (formerly "straight fire") GOAT - "Greatest of All Time" Go Off - A phrase said to encourage someone to continue, usually when they're ranting about something (can also be sarcastic, as in, "but go off, I guess") Gucci - Good, cool, or going well.

What words do gangsters say? ›

Some of the most popular ganger slang words of the 20s included:
  • bean shooter - a gun.
  • beef - a problem or complaint.
  • blow one down - to kill someone.
  • bop - to kill.
  • bruno - an enforcer; gangster tough guy.
  • bump - to kill.
  • button man - a hit man; killer for hire.
  • can opener - safecracker.

What are some 80's slang words? ›

1980s Slang Words And Phrases
  • Gag me with a spoon! Meaning: That's disgusting! ...
  • Gnarly. Meaning: amazing, awesome; or, disgusting. ...
  • Eat my shorts! Meaning: a crude remark to tell someone to go away, stop bothering you, etc. ...
  • Homeboy, homegirl, homebuddy, etc. ...
  • Veg out. ...
  • Wannabe. ...
  • Where's the beef?
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What are slang words easy? ›

Slang refers to a type of language that's too informal to use in certain situations. You can tell a word or phrase is slang when it becomes uncool to use it after a while — like "groovy" or "far out." Often, slang terms are considered vulgar or offensive to use in polite conversation.

How does Gen Z say cool? ›

In Gen Z slang term, “fire” means something is really amazing or cool. They also use it to express excitement or point out a new trend within their culture.

What's a 49 slang? ›

49: An informal social celebration at an Indian gathering such as a powwow. 49in': Partying at a 49.

What is a 20 in slang? ›

What's your 20? is part of a system of radio codes called 10-codes. They developed in the late 1930s when police squads began using two-way radio to communicate. One was 10-20, meaning “location.” Asking What's your 20? emerged as a way to seek another's whereabouts.

What is a 550 in slang? ›

550" refers to a civilian, that is someone who is neither a Bloods nor a. rival gang member; d. " 999" or "Triple 9" refers to cooperating with law enforcement; e. "

How do New Yorkers say hot? ›

In the Big Apple, when something is on fire, amazing, or fun, a New Yorker will describe it as “lit”.

How do New Yorkers say mad? ›

General NYC Slang
New York slangMeaning
MadVery; really
PieOne whole pizza
Yerrr/YurrrAn exuberant “yes”
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How do New Yorkers say water? ›

Water is pronounced "waw-tuh"

New Yorkers drop the "R" here.

What does B mean in NY slang? ›

It's meant with affection, so if it's offered to you, you. If you hear it from folk educated at NYC public schools, it is short for “Brother or “Bro.” Often it's used in answers to questions or comments as “Naw, B.” or “Yeah, B.” You May also hear “Son” or “Cuz” or “Primo” used the same way.

What is a famous New York saying? ›

Some More New York City Quotes. “The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendor that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach.” “Whoever is born in New York is ill-equipped to deal with any other city: all other cities seem, at best, a mistake, and, at worst, a fraud.

What does K mean in NYC slang? ›

The abbreviation K is typically used as a way of shortening the abbreviation "OK" (meaning "Okay") still further. As with "Okay," the use of K indicates acceptance, agreement, approval, or acknowledgment.

What is a 30 slang? ›

Meaning. 30. The End (sign of completion at the end of a news story)

How can I talk like Gen Z? ›

How to Speak Gen Z & 10 words that are lit rn!
  1. Lit – current word used to describe things that are “really awesome, really cool”
  2. Rn – used in texting and on social media to say "right now".
  3. All g – common phrase used to communicate something is "all good".
  4. Salty – used to describe when someone is moody.
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What does 🅿 mean in slang? ›

What does 🅿️ mean? 🅿️ doesn't actually mean anything, it's just an emoji that Gunna is using to promote his new song Pushin P. In his bio, he has the words “CAPITAL 🅿️” and he often uses the emoji in his captions too. Essentially, every time he writes something with the letter 'p' in it, he replaces it with 🅿️.

What is a female gangster called? ›

A gun moll or gangster moll or gangster's moll is the female companion of a male professional criminal. "Gun" was British slang for thief, derived from Yiddish ganef, from the Hebrew gannāb (גנב). "Moll" is also used as a euphemism for a woman prostitute.

What is a Blinky? ›

blinky (plural blinkies) (photography) in digital photography, a flashing pixel. Blinkies visually indicate the areas of a photograph where the exposure is beyond the range of the film.

What are some 1930s slang words? ›

149 Results 1930-1930
  • all nerves. ( np ) Tense, nervous. ...
  • all-nighter. ( n ) A restaurant that stays open all night. ...
  • bananas. ( adj ) Crazy, insane. ...
  • bang. ( n ) Fun, pleasure. ...
  • bash. ( n ) A try, an attempt. ...
  • beat all. ( vp ) Be outrageous. ...
  • behind the 8 ball. ( pp ) In trouble; disliked by someone. ...
  • bent. ( adj ) Upset, angry.

What are some 70's slang words? ›

70s Slang to Describe Experiences
  • bummer - too bad.
  • copacetic - alright; no problem.
  • down with - okay with.
  • fake me out - trick me.
  • flat leaver - ditch someone to hang out with someone cooler.
  • gimme some skin - low five.
  • hertz donut - informal contraction of "hurts, don't it?"
  • jeepers creepers - oh my gosh.

What are some 1940s slang words? ›

Examples of 1940s Slang for People
  • ace - a person with a high level of expertise.
  • anchor clanker - a sailor.
  • broad - a woman.
  • chicken - a person who is a coward.
  • chrome dome - a bald man.
  • cold fish - boring person; someone who isn't very responsive.
  • cookie - a girl who is cute.
  • crack up - to burst out laughing.

What does 🤟 mean in slang? ›

🤟 I Love You Gesture emoji

It comes in a range of skin tones. It's used to express affection … but is also used when people are trying to find the sign of the horns 🤘instead (oops).

What is the most used slang? ›

The most well-known slang words and phrases in America are “ghosted,” “salty,” and “on point.” 58% of Americans don't know what the 'Rona' means. 66% of parents are annoyed by slang, compared to 46% of people without children.

What are the new slang words for 2022? ›

21 Slang Words That Should Still Be Cool To Use In 2022
  • On Fleek.
  • Buggin'
  • Trippin'
  • Illin'
  • Word.
  • Poppin'
  • Bomb.
  • Flava.
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What does BOP mean in texting? ›

“Bop” is an online slang term that means “a good song.” People use it in social media posts and text messages to describe a song they strongly enjoyed.

What is a Boujee girl? ›

Boujee refers to a materialistic person. Boujee is an internet slang term that refers to people who enjoy their riches. Home.

What does Sheesh mean in slang? ›

used to express disappointment, annoyance, or surprise.

What does 1174 mean in slang? ›

1174 is leetspeak for "Meet in person at." It is typically used in text messages to discreetly refer to the place where the sender and recipient(s) will meet together to party. 1174 is often used by teenagers to covertly communicate about party plans in case a parent or other authority figure sees the conversation.

What does 120 mean in slang? ›

120 means "LOL! (101! = 5! = 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120)".

What is a 99 in slang? ›

"Parent Stopped Watching (see also 9)" is the most common definition for 99 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. 99. Definition: Parent Stopped Watching (see also 9)

What does 520 mean in slang? ›

Well, 520 is homophonic to “I love you” in Chinese! In fact, the 20th of May (520) is pronounced (wǔ èr líng)which sound very similar to 我爱你(wǒ ài nǐ)I love you, that is why the 20th (and 21st) have been labeled as the Internet Valentine's Day(网络情人节).

What does 220 mean in slang? ›

220 means "Second to None." 220 is commonly used in internet chat forums and text speak to mean "Second to None," which is an idiom meaning "The Best" , "Peerless" or "Unequalled." Whilst typically used with positive connotations, 220 can also be used negatively.

What does 400 mean in slang? ›

the Four Hundred US the most exclusive or affluent social clique in a particular place. Slang. Emoji. Acronyms.

What does 031 mean? ›

United Blood Nation factions are identified by the local telephone area code. Gang graffiti often includes the letter "C" crossed out, the abbreviation "CK" (for "Crip Killer"), the number "031", the letter "S" crossed out (as "Slobs" is an offensive nickname for Bloods).

What does 305 mean in slang? ›

Miami is the 305 because that's the city's original area code. Everybody who was anybody in Miami had a 305 number. Flipper had a 305 number even though he couldn't technically dial because, you know, flippers. Scarface had one, too.

What does 121 mean in slang? ›

121 means "One-to-One." 121 is commonly used for brevity in chat rooms or on social-media sites when someone wishes to initiate a conversation or meeting between themselves and one other person.

What is NYT slang? ›

"New York Times" is the most common definition for NYT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

What is JFK slang? ›

JFK means "Just For Kicks." JFK is typically used as an excuse to rationalize why a task or an activity was undertaken. Many teenagers may justify reckless or impulsive behavior by claiming it was "Just for Kicks."

What does NY BSF mean? ›

BSF is textspeak and internet slang for best friend.

What is the slang word for girlfriend? ›

Ladyfriend: May refer to one's girlfriend, or to a female friend with benefits. Girlfy: Slang abbreviation of “girlfriend”. My better half: Slang for boyfriend/girlfriend or wife/husband. Old lady: Slang term for girlfriend or wife, often used by construction or farmer types as a more “manly”/”macho” term.

What do New Yorkers say weird? ›

  • New Yorkers use "cray-ahns" to color. ...
  • It's pronounced "sear-up" ...
  • If you pronounce the words "merry," "marry," and "Mary" in three different ways, you're likely from New York. ...
  • New Yorkers will have "caw-fee" in the morning. ...
  • Water is pronounced "waw-tuh" ...
  • New Yorkers will ask for a piece of "chaw-clet"
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What does GG mean in New York? ›

Means "Good Game", and indicates one of two things: Either it was truly a good, fairly played and close match, or one team got slaughtered. Used as an insult. Either in the aformentioned way, or used to insult someone who has preformed an incredibly stupid act. I hope this helps Andi =)

What does BMS mean in New York slang? ›

BMS is an internet acronym for “broke my scale,” used in support of a user, often a woman, posting a picture of herself and asking for a numerical rating from her online followers.

What does JK mean? ›

(Internet slang, text messaging) Initialism of just kidding.

What is FSU in slang? ›

"Friends Stand United" is the most common definition for FSU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

What does JSU mean slang? ›

JSU means "Just Shut Up."

What does BSD mean in text? ›

Blind, Stupid and Desperate. BSD.

What does BBSF mean on Snapchat? ›

Meaning. BBSF. Big Best Sisters Forever. showing only Slang/Internet Slang definitions (show all 6 definitions)

What does BSM mean on Snapchat? ›

Bitter Sweet Memories. showing only Slang/Internet Slang definitions (show all 67 definitions) Note: We have 250 other definitions for BSM in our Acronym Attic.


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