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English Slang





This dictionary is a comprehensive and in-depth look at all the slang, vulgarisms, curses, and insults, plus idioms, expressions, and a lot more, available in English. As always with slang, be careful using what you hear; it may not work quite the way you expect.

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D
n. Detroit (used with "the")

D.J.
n. disc jockey. 1. That station's got the best D.J. in the business.

da bomb
n. something fantastic or wonderful. 1. Our party was da bomb.

daffy
adj. mildly eccentric; silly

daft
n. foolish; silly

dagwood
n. huge sandwich

daisy cutter
n. bomb (BLU-82, 15,000 lbs.) that burns away everything on the ground when detonated at a few feet about ground level

damage
n. cost; amount of a bill

dame
n. woman (old term but still occasionally in use)

damn
v. curse; doom. 1. Damn you. How could you do that?

damn it
idiom. oh no; oh dear; uh-ho (a strong expression of surprise or frustration). 1. Damn it. I lost my car keys.

damn it to all hell
idiom. oh no; oh dear; uh-ho (a strong expression of surprise or frustration). 1. Aw, damn it to all hell. My car was stolen.

damned
adj. irritating; annoying; frustrating. 1. That damned cat won't do anything I say.

darn
exclam. damn (used in place of damn to express anger or frustration)

DD
abbr. designated driver

DDK
abbr. designated drunk

dead
adj. quiet; nothing happening; lifeless

dead
adv. extremely; totally; completely (used with adjectives to give emphasis). 1. You're dead wrong about that.

dead meat
n. dead person (usually made in threat form)

dead president
n. paper money (U.S.)

deck
v. knock someone to the ground

deejay
n. disc jockey

deep pockets
n. a person with a lot of money. 1. They've got deep pockets, so it's not a waste of money for them.

def
adj. cool; nice; excellent

def
adj. cool; wonderful; terrific

deli
adj. of or like a delicatessen

deli
n. delicatessen. 1. I'm going to the deli for a sandwich. Anyone want anything?

delish
adj. delicious (abbreviated form)

delts
n. deltoid muscles (shoulder muscles)

delts
n. deltoid muscles, particularly when well developed

demi-veg
n. quasi-vegetarian; part-time vegetarian

desk jockey
n. person who works at a desk in an office

deuce
n. 2.5 ton truck; medium-sized truck for cargo (from “deuce and a half”)

deuce and a half
n. 2.5 ton truck; medium-sized truck for cargo

diamond in the rough
idiom. person with unrealized potential or future possibilities

diarrhea of the mouth
n. alleged medical condition when someone speaks excessively

dicey
adj. risky; difficult; tricky

dick
n. detective

dick
n. dumb person (usually a man)

dick
n. nothing; nothing at all

dick
n. penis

dick
n. the penis

dick
v. have sexual intercourse with a woman

dick around
v. waste time; mess around

dickhead
n. stupid person

diddly-shit
n. nothing at all; worthless; useless

diddly-squat
n. nothing; nothing at all

diddly-squat
n. nothing; nothing at all. 1. You don't know diddly-squat about this.

dig
v. comprehend; understand; appreciate

digs
n. home

dike
n. lesbian

dimple
n. dent in a car

ding
v. dent; damage; bump into (something)

ding-dong
n. dumb person (male or female)

ding-dong
n. penis

dipshit
adj; stupid; dumb; obnoxious

dipshit
n. jerk; twit; oaf

dipstick
n. jerk; twit; oaf

dirt
n. scandal; story with sordid details

dirt
n. worthless, pathetic people

dish
n. sexually appealing woman

dishy
adj. sexy; sexually appealing (said of women)

ditch
v. get rid of; abandon (somebody or something). 1. Oh, just ditch him. No one wants him anyway.

ditsy
adj. spacey; flakey; absentminded person

ditzy
adj. spacey; flakey; absentminded person

ditzy
n. person who is spacey, flakey, or absentminded (usually applied to women)

DNR
abbr. do not resuscitate (in case of cardiac arrest or other systemic failure). 1. There's a DNR order on his chart.

do
n. hairdo; hairstyle

do
n. party; event

do
v. serve a particular purpose well

do
v. have sexual relations

do a job on
v. destroy; ruin; harm (somebody or something)

do a number on
v. betray; deceive (somebody or something)

do lunch
v. eat lunch with another person. 1. Let's do lunch sometime. It'll be fun.

doc-in-a-box
n. a small emergency medical clinic. 1. He injured his finger and got it stiched at a doc-in-a-box.

doctor shopping
n. practice of going from doctor to doctor to obtain prescriptions for pharmaceuticals

dodgy
adj. dangerous; risky

dodgy
adj. dishonest. 1. Seems a bit dodgy to me, that guy.

dodgy
adj. unreliable or poor (quality)

dog
v. berate; criticize (someone)

dog
v. pursue; stalk; track (someone). 1. Stop dogging me. Leave alone.

dog
n. ugly woman

dog days
n. very hot, sunny days in August

dog meat
n. dead person (usually made in threat form)

doggie bag
n. a small container of food leftover from a meal at a restaurant. 1. I'll take home the rest in a doggie bag.

doggie bag
n. bag or container for leftovers in a restaurant so they can be eaten at home

doggy bag
n. bag or container for leftovers in a restaurant so they can be eaten at home

d'oh
exclam. damn; shit; ouch (popularized in "The Simpsons"). 1. Don't say "d'oh". You sound like Homer Simpson. Alternative spelling: duh

doll
n. woman (old term but still occasionally in use)

dome of obedience
n. helmet made of Kevlar

Dominoid
n. person who works at Domino's Pizza

donorcycle
n. motorcyle to medical practitioners, so called because of the high rate of death caused by riding on them, which results in organs available for donation

doo
n. hairdo; hairstyle

doo-doo
n. dung; feces; shit

doofus
n. jerk; twit; oaf

dope
n. dumb person

dope
n. gossip; news; information. 1. It's time for the straight dope. No more lies.

dope
n. drugs, especially marijuana or heroin

dork
n. worthless, dumb person

dorkette
n. female dork; dumb, incompetent woman

dorky
adj. weird; strange; unappealing

dosh
n. money; cash

double dipper
n. person who receives compensation inappropriately from two sources

douche bag
n. horrible, retched person

dough
n. money; cash. 1. Where'd you get the dough to pay for that TV?

down
adj. finished; done

down
adj. in a losing position; having the lesser score

down
v. eat or drink rapidly

down and out
adj. having no money or place to live; in the gutter

downer
n. a disappointing, depressing event or situation

downer
n. depressants

DQ
abbr. Dairy Queen

drag
adj. dull, annoying person

drag
n. puff of a cigarette

drag
n. something boring, dull, unentertaining, or uninteresting

drag
n. women's clothes, when worn by men

drag
v. inhale or puff on a cigarette

dragster
n. car for drag racing

drat
exclam. darn (used in place of damn to express anger or frustration)

dreck
n. dirt; feces; crap; garbage

drink
v. use gasoline (said of cars)

drop
v. knock someone to the ground

drop the ball
v. blunder; fail

druggie
n. drug user; drug abuser

duby
n. marijuana Alternative spelling: dooby, doobie

dude
n. male friend; guy (also used to address a man)

dullard
n. dumb, idiotic person

dumb-ass
adj. dumb; stupid; idiotic

dumb-ass
n. dumb, idiotic person

dumbfuck
n. stupid, idiotic person

dummy
n. dumb, idiotic person

dump
n. act of moving one's bowels

dump on
v. criticize or scold somebody

dupe
n. target for deception, lying, or a con

dupe
v. fool, trick, or swindle somebody

dust
v. win by a large margin

dust
n. cocaine

dust
n. PCP

dust-up
n. fight; conflict. 1. I had a little dust-up with my boss yesterday.

dweeb
n. very hardworking student

dyke
n. lesbian

dynamite
adj. good; great; excellent (not used much anymore)


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