Posted by: minhanhtran80 | 2009/10/14

ESSENTIAL WORLD ENGLISH SLANG

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.

beans: money.

beast [offensive] – an ugly woman.

beat: tired.

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’.

bod: body.

bonkers; go bonkers: crazy.

bonzer : great.

booboo: a mistake.

bovver – trouble, usually fighting.

booze: alcohol.

boozer (1): a pub

boozer (2): someone who likes alcohol.

Brahms and Liszt – Rhyming Slang for ‘pissed‘ (drunk).

brass monkeys – cold weather

bread: money.

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.

chicken: coward.

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.

fab: fabulous.

face-off: confrontation.

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.

flaky: unpredictable.

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.

glitch: flaw.

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.

goofy: silly.

Gordon Bennet – an exclamation.

grand: one thousand dollars.

grass: marijuana.

greaser – slang name for a 1950’s style man.

grog : alcohol, beer.

grub: food.

grubby: not clean.

grungy: unclean and stinky.

gut: a person’s stomach; belly.

guts: courage.

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.

hooker: prostitute.

horny:  in the mood for sex, sexually stimulated;.

hot (1):  sexy.

hot (2):popular.

hottie : hot water bottle

huff – bad mood.

humungous: really big.

hump (1) – to have sex.

hump (2) – bad mood.

hyper: overly excited.

icky: unpleasant.

I.D.: identification.

iffy – dubious, doubtful.

I’m outta here: I’m leaving; I’m departing.

in: fashionable.

ivories: teeth.

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.

lame: incompetent.

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.

mega: big.

megabucks: a large amount of money.

mellow: relaxed.

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: celebrate.

party animal: someone that loves parties.

paws: hands.

peanuts: very little money.

pee: to urinate.

pickled: drunk.

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.

plastered: drunk.

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

pot: marijuana.

prezzy : present, gift

pro – someone who’s good at something; professional.

psycho: crazy person.

puke: vomit.

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.

specs: eyeglasses.

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!

thou: thousand.

threads: clothing.

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.

wasted: killed.

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.

wimpy: weak.

wind up – to tease.

winks: sleep.

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.

A-yo (Slang)
= Hey (English meaning)
= Này (Vietnamese meaning)
Ex:
A: A-yo.
B: Hey, man. What’re you doing?

Yo!
= Hello.
= Xin chào

EX:
A: Yo, Joe!. What’ve you been doing?
B: Nothing much. I got a new job.

Hey, man.
= Hello.
= Chào.

EX:
A: Hey, man.
B: Hi, what’s up?

Hey, bro
= Hi, brother = Hi, friend
= Chào anh bạn

EX:
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?

EX:
A: Hey. How’s it hanging?
B: Not bad.

Howsit?
= How is it going? = How are you?
= Bạn có khỏe không?

EX:
A: Hey, man. Howsit?
B: Pretty good.

Wassup?
= What’s up?
= Có chuyện gì vậy?

EX:
A: Wassup?
B: Nothing much. How’s your girlfriend?
A: She’s okay.

How does it?
= How is everything going?
= Mọi việc thế nào?

EX:
A: Hi, Sam. How goes it?
B: Pretty good.

What’s cooking?
= How’s everything?
= Mọi việc sao rồi?

EX:
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?
(Theo lehongphong.net và www.englishclubvietnam.com)

Congrats!
= congratulations!
= Xin chúc mừng

EX:
A: You look happy.
B: I am. I found a job.
A: Congrats!

_ My bad
= my fault
= Lỗi của tôi đấy

EX:
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

EX:
A: Here’s your wallet. I found it in the park.
B: Thanks a mill.
A: No problem.

LỜI CHÀO TẠM BIỆT

_ Adios
= Good-bye

EX:
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

EX:
A: I’ve got to go now.
B: Already?
A: Yeah, my girlfriend’s waiting for me.
B: Be cool.

_ Bye now
= Good-bye for now= Bye for now

EX:
A: Let’s meet here in 3 hours.
B: Okay.
A: Bye now.

_ See ya
= See you

EX:
A: Where are you going?
B: I’m going home. I’m tired.
A: See ya.

_ Cool
= Okay

EX:
A: Let’s have Chinese
B: I’m not in the mood for Chinese. What about Italian?
A: Cool

_ Gotcha
= Okay

EX:
A: Can you pick meup at 7:00?
B: Gotcha.
A: Don’t be late.
B: I won’t.

_ Nope
= No

EX:
Ao you want to go mountain climbing with us?
B: Nope.
A: It’ll be fun.
B: I hate mountain climbing.


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