ESSENTIAL WORLD ENGLISH SLANG
airhead: stupid person.
ace: excellent, great.
Adam and Eve – Rhyming Slang for ‘believe’
aggro – short for aggravation or violence
amber fluid : beer
anorak – geek, nerd.
apples and pears – Rhyming Slang for ‘stairs’.
armpit: dirty, unappealing place.
arse / ass [slightly offensive] (1): backside.
arse / ass (2): an unworthy person.
arse about/arsing about – to fool around
arse-about-face: something that is in a mess or crooked
arseholed: very drunk
arvo : afternoon
Aussie : Australian
awesome: great and impressive.
backhander (1): a payment given, normally in a secretive fashion.
backhander (2): hit someone.
ball (1): a fun time.
ball [slightly offensive] (2): a testicle.
ballistic – to go mad with rage
bang [slightly offensive](1): to make love
bang (2): a powerful effect.
banged up – to be put in prison.
bangers – another name for sausages.
barbie : barbecue, grill.
barf (1): vomit.
barmy – a foolish person, mad.
barney – row, violent argument.
beast [offensive] – an ugly woman.
beemer: a BMW.
bent (1): a ‘gay man’
bent (2): ‘stolen’.
biggie: something important.
biker: a motorcycle rider.
bikkie : biscuit
bimbo – a young woman considered sexually attractive but of limited intelligence.
bird – woman/girl/girlfriend
bitch [offensive] (1): a very unpleasant woman.
bitch [offensive] (2): complain.
bitchy [slightly offensive]: moody.
bitzer : mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that!).
bladdered – very drunk
blag – a robbery
bloke – man
blotto – ‘very drunk’
blue (1) – XXX; dirty, hot, steamy, pornographic
blue (2): domestic fight or row.
bluey – pornographic film
boat race – Rhyming Slang for ‘face’.
bonkers; go bonkers: crazy.
bonzer : great.
booboo: a mistake.
bovver – trouble, usually fighting.
boozer (1): a pub
boozer (2): someone who likes alcohol.
Brahms and Liszt – Rhyming Slang for ‘pissed‘ (drunk).
brass monkeys – cold weather
brew (1): tea or coffee.
brew (2): beer.
brill – short for ‘brilliant’.
bull: bullshit; lie.
bullshit [offensive]: lie; dishonesty.
bugger – a mild form of abuse or an exclamation.
bunk-off – to be absent without permission
bunk-up – to make love.
bushed: extremely tired.
butt: the buttocks, bottom.
cabbage – someone who is a bit slow or stupid
cakehole – mouth..
catch some rays: get some sunshine.
char / cha – tea.
cheesy: cheap; lacking in good taste.
chook : a chicken
chuck up: vomit
chuck a sickie : take the day off sick from work when you’re perfectly healthy.
ciggy – slang for cigarette.
cock and bull story – a rubbish story, nonsense.
(to) cop it – to die, to get into trouble.
cool: excellent; superb.
cooler, the: gaol; jail; prison
couch potato: a person who watches too much television.
cozzie : swimming costume
cranky : in a bad mood, angry.
crap [slightly offensive] (1): something worthless.
crap [offensive] (2): excrement.
crap [slightly offensive] (3): falsehoods and lies.
crikey – an expression of astonishment.
crust – money / wage.
cushy – easy.
dead cert – something that is definite.
deck: to hit someone.
dicey: unpredictable; risky.
dickhead [slightly offensive] – an idiot, fool.
dill : an idiot.
ding-dong – argument or fight.
dipstick – idiot, fool.
dirt: extremely bad person.
dirty: offensive; pornographic.
div/divvy – stupid or slow person.
doodle – something thats easy / no problem.
dodgy – dubious person or thing.
dog [offensive] – an ugly girl.
done over – beaten up
dope – a slow or stupid person.
doobry – a nonsensical word used when you forget the name of something
dorky: strange; peculiar.
dosh – money.
dosser – down-and-out, tramp.
down under : Australia and New Zealand.
Drongo : a dope, stupid person.
dude: a male.
dump [slightly offensive] – to defecate.
dyke [offensive] – lesbian.
dynamite: powerful; excellent.
dinosaur: something out of date or old fashioned.
earbashing : nagging, non-stop chatter.
evil: great; excellent.
eyeball: to stare long and hard at someone or something.
eyepopper: something or someone visibly astounding.
fag [offensive] (1): homosexual
fag (2): cigarette
family jewels – Rhyming Slang for testicles.
far out – splendid.
fart [offensive] (1): an escape of gas from the bowels.
fart [slightly offensive] (2): an unpleasant person
fat head – an idiot or dull person.
fender-bender: small accident.
filth [offensive] – the police.
fit – sexually attractive.
five finger discount – shoplifting.
flashback: sudden memory.
flick (1): film; movie.
flick (2): to give something or somebody the flick is to get rid of it or him/her
floating : intoxicated
floozie – a mistress or girlfriend.
flommox – confuse
flutter – a bet (on horse racing or football)
footie – Abbreviated form for football.
for crying out loud ! – a expression of frustration or anger.
forty winks – a short sleep or nap.
fox: attractive, alluring person.
freebie: something that does not cost money.
French kiss : kissing with the tongue.
full monty – ‘the whole lot’, everything.
full-on – powerful, with maximum effort.
funny farm – mental hospital or institution.
funny money – counterfeit money.
gaff – house or flat.
gander – to look at.
geek: an unattractive person who works too hard.
get it: to understand something.
gobshite [offensive] – someone who talks rubbish all the time.
go bananas: go slightly mad.
good onya : good for you, well done
goof (1): make a mistake.
goof (2): a silly and foolish person.
goof off: waste time.
goof up: make a mistake.
Gordon Bennet – an exclamation.
grand: one thousand dollars.
greaser – slang name for a 1950’s style man.
grog : alcohol, beer.
grubby: not clean.
grungy: unclean and stinky.
gut: a person’s stomach; belly.
gyno – gynaecologist
hacked off – fed up, annoyed.
hairy: difficult; dangerous.
ham-fisted – clumsy.
hammered – drunk.
handcuffs: an engagement ring or wedding ring
hang a left: make a left turn.
hang a right: make a right turn.
headcase – mad
hep: sensible; informed.
her (‘er) indoors – wife, girlfriend.
hickey: a love bite on the skin.
hip: sensible; informed.
hole in the wall – a cashpoint machine or bankomat.
hoo-ha – trouble; commotion.
horny: in the mood for sex, sexually stimulated;.
hot (1): sexy.
hottie : hot water bottle
huff – bad mood.
humungous: really big.
hump (1) – to have sex.
hump (2) – bad mood.
hyper: overly excited.
iffy – dubious, doubtful.
I’m outta here: I’m leaving; I’m departing.
jack around: waste time.
jam (1): trouble.
jam (2): improvise (musically).
jamming, to be : going well.
jammy – lucky.
jerk: stupid or annoying person.
jock: someone good at sports.
K : a thousand.
keep your hair on – “keep calm”.
kick back: relax and enjoy.
kick the bucket: die.
kip – sleep.
knackered – exhausted.
knees up – party.
knock: condemn, criticise.
knockout: beautiful woman; handsome man.
knock back : refusal (noun), refuse (transitive verb)
kook: peculiar person.
kraut [slightly offensive] – German
laid back: relaxed; calm.
lairy – loud, brash.
legless – very drunk.
limp wristed – a gay man.
lip: cheeky talk.
loaded – someone with a lot of money.
loo : toilet
loser: a bungling and worthless person.
lost the plot – crazy/mad.
love handles: excess fat around the waist.
luvverly jubberly – wonderful, great, all is well.
make waves: cause problems.
malarkey – nonsense.
mate – friend
max, to the : maximum.
megabucks: a large amount of money.
mickey-mouse: unimportant; time-wasting.
minger [offensive] – an unattractive person (usually female).
mongrel : despicable person
moonie [offensive!] – to show one’s bottom (arse) to unsuspecting onlookers.
moose [offensive] – an ugly girl.
mozzie : mosquito
mug : a gullible person.
naff – something which is cheap and nasty.
naff off – a milder version off fu*k off.
nancy (nancy boy) – a homosexual.
nark – a police informer.
narked – to be annoyed.
neat: cool; great.
nick – to steal.
nipper – a small child.
no-hoper – somebody who’ll never do well
nosh – food.
not cricket – not normal or correct.
not all there – someone who is stupid, not bright intellectually
not half! – cetainly, for sure.
not the full quid – someone who is stupid, not bright intellectually.
nuke (1): nuclear weapon.
nuke (2): destroy; delete.
nuke (3): cook something in the microwave oven.
nut (1): odd or crazy person.
nut (2): someone passionate about something.
nutter – crazy person.
nuts [slightly offensive]: testicles.
nutty – eccentric.
off your face – to be very drunk.
out of your tree – crazy, drunk or stoned.
pad: someone’s home.
pants (1) – an exclamation of frustration.
pants (2) – bad or rubbish.
party animal: someone that loves parties.
peanuts: very little money.
pee: to urinate.
pig out: eat too much.
pigs ear: to make a mistake with something.
piss [slightly offensive] – to urinate.
pissed – drunk.
pissed (off): angry; upset.
piss-head – a habitual drinker or alcoholic.
piss-up – a big drinking session.
plank – an idiot.
plonker – an idiot
pad: someone’s home.
plonk (1) : cheap wine
plonk (2): sit down – as in “plonk your arse down there”.
poop [offensive]: defecation; shit.
poop out: get tired and quit.
postie : postman
prezzy : present, gift
pro – someone who’s good at something; professional.
psycho: crazy person.
pumped (up): excited.
queer [slightly offensive] – a homosexual.
rabbit – talk.
racket (1): noise.
racket (2): an occupation.
racket (3): something that’s dishonest or deceptive.
rat: a despicable person.
rat-arsed – drunk.
rear (end): buttocks.
(a) riot – something or someone very funny.
rip off (1): stealing.
rip off (2): fraud.
ripper : great, fantastic
rocking: great; excellent.
roll up – a hand rolled cigarette.
rosie lee – tea
rubbish: nonsense; not true.
ruck – a fight.
rug – wig, toupee.
rug rat: a child.
rum – odd, strange.
runs, the: diarrhoea.
scoff: to eat.
screw up: to make a mistake.
screw-up: a person who makes a mistake.
scum (offensive] – a despicable individual.
shades – sunglasses.
shag [slightly offensive] – to make love.
shagged-out – to feel tired.
shed-load – a huge amount.
shite – milder variation of the word shit.
shitfaced [slightly offensive] – very drunk.
shithead [slightly offensive]: a stupid, impolite person.
skint – to have no money
skosh – a little bit.
slapper [offensive] – a loose or easy woman.
smeghead – an idiot.
snog – to kiss
snookered: cheated, stuck.
solid (1): really good; cool.
solid (2): consecutive.
split: to leave.
spunk [offensive] (1): semen
spunk (2): spirit.
spunk (3): an attractive man.
stoned: drunk from drugs or alcohol.
stunner – a very good looking woman.
street smart: knowledgeable about city life.
strewth : exclamation
(I’ll be) stuffed : expression of surprise
suck: to be bad and unacceptable.
sunnies : sunglasses
swagman : tramp
sweet – excellent, cool.
ta – thanks.
tacky – something of poor taste or style.
tanked (up) – to get very drunk.
tea leaf – Rhyming Slang for thief.
telly – television.
thick as shit [offensive]- very stupid.
thick as two short planks [offensive] – very stupid.
thingo : Wadjamacallit, thingummy, whatsit, something you don’t know the name of!
ticker (1): the heart.
ticker (2): a watch.
tiddly – slightly drunk.
toss-pot [slightly offensive] – idiot.
totally: really; completely.
to the max: maximum.
troll – an ugly girl.
(the) trots – diarrhoea.
trouble and strife – Rhyming Slang for ‘wife’.
trout [offensive] – unattractive woman
turkey (1): failure; flop.
turkey (2): dumb person.
turn-off: something that repulses a person.
umpteen: many; countless.
up for it – to be willing to have a good time.
up the duff – to be pregnant.
Uncle Tom Cobley and all – a phrase meaning ‘everyone’.
uptight: nervous; anxious.
veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
wad: a lot of money.
wanker – an idiot or an unpleasant person.
weed (1): marijuana.
weed (2): someone who is weak.
wheels: car; motorcycle.
whiz: someone who shows a special talent for something.
wicked – excellent, cool.
wimp: weak; feeble.
wind up – to tease.
wuss : coward
x-rated – pornographic.
yabber : talk (a lot)
Yank: an American.
yob – a horrible or uncouth young man.
zeds – sleep.
zero – an unimportant person.
zilch – nothing
zip (1) -nothing.
zip (2) – energy; vigor.
zip it – shut up.
zit: pimple; acne.
= Hey (English meaning)
= Này (Vietnamese meaning)
B: Hey, man. What’re you doing?
= Xin chào
A: Yo, Joe!. What’ve you been doing?
B: Nothing much. I got a new job.
A: Hey, man.
B: Hi, what’s up?
= Hi, brother = Hi, friend
= Chào anh bạn
A: Hey, bro.
B: Yo, Joe. You’re late.
A: Only 30 minutes.
How’s it hanging?
= How are you doing?
= Bạn có khoẻ không?
A: Hey. How’s it hanging?
B: Not bad.
= How is it going? = How are you?
= Bạn có khỏe không?
A: Hey, man. Howsit?
B: Pretty good.
= What’s up?
= Có chuyện gì vậy?
B: Nothing much. How’s your girlfriend?
A: She’s okay.
How does it?
= How is everything going?
= Mọi việc thế nào?
A: Hi, Sam. How goes it?
B: Pretty good.
= How’s everything?
= Mọi việc sao rồi?
A: Hey, buddy. What’s cooking?
B: Not much.
– bread basket = stomach
– buddy = friend
– hunkey dorey = great!
– sweet = cool = good, nice
Ngoài ra còn có speech deductions, mọi người dùng để nói nhanh.
Howya gonna do it? = How are you going to do it?
How ’bout cha? = How about you?
See ya = See you ( khi nói giống như là see-ah sometimes iamyou nghe thành “sear”)
Whacha doin’? = What are you doing?
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= Xin chúc mừng
A: You look happy.
B: I am. I found a job.
_ My bad
= my fault
= Lỗi của tôi đấy
A: Oh, no! The flashlight is dying.
B: My bad. I should have bought new batteries.
A: It’s not your fault.
_ Thanks a mill
= thanks a lot
= thanks a million
A: Here’s your wallet. I found it in the park.
B: Thanks a mill.
A: No problem.
LỜI CHÀO TẠM BIỆT
A: It’s getting late. I’d better to go.
B: Just one more drink.
A: Not for me. Adios.
_ Be cool
= Take it easy
A: I’ve got to go now.
A: Yeah, my girlfriend’s waiting for me.
B: Be cool.
_ Bye now
= Good-bye for now= Bye for now
A: Let’s meet here in 3 hours.
A: Bye now.
_ See ya
= See you
A: Where are you going?
B: I’m going home. I’m tired.
A: See ya.
A: Let’s have Chinese
B: I’m not in the mood for Chinese. What about Italian?
A: Can you pick meup at 7:00?
A: Don’t be late.
B: I won’t.
Ao you want to go mountain climbing with us?
A: It’ll be fun.
B: I hate mountain climbing.