Most Commonly Used British and American Slang Words and Their Meanings
ace — very good — He’s an ace reporter who always gets a good story.
action — excitement — Do you know where the action is in this town?
airhead — a stupid person — My sister’s boyfriend is an airhead.
all wet — completely wrong — Your ideas about politics are all wet.
all-nighter — studying all night — I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter.
ammo — ammunition — The gun was useless after the killer ran out of ammo.
antifreeze — alcohol — I really need some antifreeze in me on cold days like this.
armpit — undesirable place — This entire town is really an armpit.
ass — backside — She fell on her ass on the ice skating rink.
ass — obnoxious person — Sometimes you act like such an ass.
awesome — great — What an awesome sunset today.
babe — girl — Look at the babe next to that tree over there.
babes — girls — We can check out the babes at the park.
baby boomer — born in the 1950s or 1960s — I think that she is a baby boomer.
bad — good — Wow, that movie was really bad.
ball — great time — We really had a ball at the party.
balls — testicles — He got hit in the balls during the game.
bang — great time — Going to Las Vegas is a real bang.
bang — strong effect — Japanese wasabi has a real bang.
barf — vomit — He had to barf because he drank too much alcohol.
barf-out — disappointment — That movie was a real barf-out.
bashed — crushed — The boat was bashed beyond recognition.
bazillion — infinite number — She can eat a bazillion cookies.
B-ball — basketball — After school, let’s play some B-ball.
beans — small amount of money — I like this company but they pay beans.
beat — exhausted — After working all day I am really beat.
beemer — BMW — He just bought a new beemer to drive to work in.
bench — not allowed to play -He was benched during the basketball playoffs.
bent — angry — It’s OK. Don’t get so bent.
big guns -powerful people — The president brought two big guns to the meeting.
big mouth -talk too much -Shut up! You really have a big mouth.
big stink -big issue -The citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station.
biker -motorcycle rider -He decided to talk to the biker.
bitch — mean and unpleasant woman -I really don’t like working with that bitch.