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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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habu
n. pilot of the SR-71

habu
n. SR-71 (also called the Blackbird) aircraft

hack
n. cough

hack
n. author or writer who creates material (often of low quality) to order. 1. He's just a hack and can't really write well.

hack
n. taxi; taxicab

had
adj. deceived; cheated; swindled

hairy
adj. risky; difficult; tricky

half-assed
adj. awkward; inefficient; useless

half-pint
n. very short, usually slender peson (typically male)

halvsies
adj. two people each paying for half of something (often a meal)

hammer
n. accelerator pedal in a vehicle

hammy
n. hamstring(s). 1. I pulled a hammy while running away from that mugger.

hand job
n. sexual stimulation of a penis

hang a left
v. make a left turn

hang a right
v. make a right turn

hang five
v. surf while standing towrd the front of the board

hang it
exclam. damn it; darn it (said to express frustration or exsaperation)

hang loose
v. be cool; relax; be calm

hang ten
v. surf while standing towrd the front of the board

hang tough
v. maintain one's ideas or attitudes

hang-up
n. problem; obsessoin; concern(s)

hard up
adj. desperate for company, attention, or affection. 1. He's hard up for work these days and doesn't have any money.

hard-on
n. erection (penile)

hard-pressed
adj. difficult; under pressure; with difficulty. 1. I'd be hard pressed to loan you any money because I've got so little.

hardware
n. weapons; guns

harsh
adj. rude; cruel

has-been
n. person who used to be famous or popular but is now almost forgotten

hate somebody's guts
v. hate somebody with a passion

haul ass
v. move quickly out of a location

haul asss
v. hurry out of a place. 1. Time to haul ass out of here before the cops show up.

have a crush on
v. have feelings of love, romantic desire, or sexual attraction (usually among teenagers)

have a go (at)
idiom. attempt; give a try

have a row
v. have an argument, dispite, or angry discussion

have a shit-fit
v. have an angry fit, a temper tantrum

have been had
v. have been cheated, deceived, or fooled

have it together
v. be organized physically and mentally; be in a good position or situation

have legs
idiom. able to sustain popularity (said of movies, books, and other media)

have shit for brains
v. be extremely dumb

have the hots
v. be romantically or sexually attracted to or aroused by somebody

have to fly
v. have to depart immediately

head
n. person

head
n. toilet; bathroom; restroom

head spoon
n. mess sergeant

heap
n. old, unreliable vehicle (usually a car) in poor condition

heavy
adj. serious; important; significant

heavy
n. bad guy; antagonist; villain

hellhole
n. a dangerous (often hot) place

hep
adj. informed; up to date; current

herd cats
v. do the impossible

here's the deal
v. here is the idea, plan, or situation

hero
n. sandwich made with Italian bread sliced lengthwise, filled with cold cuts, cheese, and vegetables

hick
n. person from a small, rural town and possessing little education or manners

hickey
n. love bit; mark on skin from biting or sucking

hicksville
n. small, rural town where people with little education or manners live

hicky
n. love bit; mark on skin from biting or sucking

high
adj. very pleased, amused, happy, or euphoric

high
adj. intoxicated from alcohol or drugs

high five
n. two people striking the palms of their raised hands together as a form of agreement or greeting

hillbilly
n. Often used as an insult and racial slur against White folks who live in the country.

hillbilly armor
n. improved armor for vehicles made from scavenged metal

hip
adj. informed; up to date; current

history
n. something or somebody that is no longer relevant

hit
n. success; something approved of or highly regarded

hit the books
v. study or review school material diligently

hit the bricks
v. begin walking

hit the fan
v. become a scandal; become known to the public

hit the pavement
v. begin walking

hit the sack
v. go to bed; get in bed

ho
n. prostitute; whore

hoagie
n. sandwich made with Italian bread sliced lengthwise, filled with cold cuts, cheese, and vegetables

hoe
n. prostitute; whore

hog
v. use all of; use a great deal of; take up most or all of something. 1. Don't hog all the pizza. I want some too.

hog
n. motorcyle

hoi polloi
n. common people; everyday people

hole up
v. hide; conceal oneself

holy shit
exclam. a strong expression of surprise, fear, or disbelief. 1. Holy shit! I don't believe it.

home run
n. act of sexual intercourse (used as a way to mark "progress in sex, especially among youth)

homeboy
n. good male friend

homegirl
n. good female friend

homes
n. neighbor; companion

homey
n. good friend. 1. My homies all think I look good in black.

homo
n. homosexual (typically male)

honcho
n. boss; leader

honker
n. nose

honker
n. nose, esp. a large nose

honker
n. the nose (often a large nose). 1. Check out that guy's honker. It's enormous.

honkers
n. woman's breasts (usually large or otherwise remarkable)

honkey
adj. of or pertaining to white (Caucasian) behavior, ideas, etc.

honkey
n. white (Caucasian)

honkie
adj. of or pertaining to white (Caucasian) behavior, ideas, etc.

honkie
n. white (Caucasian)

hooch
n. simple housing, from hut to barracks

hood
n. hoodlum; thief; criminal

hood
n. neighborhood; immediate area where one lives

hood
n. neighborhood; inner-city neighborhood or area controlled by a gang

hooked
adj. addicted

hooker
n. prostitute; whore

hoops
n. basketball

hoops
n. basketball (the game, not the ball itself)

hoot
adj. fun; amusing; entertaining. 1. That party was a hoot, totally fun.

hoot
n. something humourous; joke

hoot
v. boo; make catcalls

hoot
v. laughly loudly and deeply

hooters
n. a woman's breasts (jocular and offensive; used almost exclusively by men); name of a restaurant where the waitresses tend to have large breast and wear tight T-shirts. 1. Get a load of her hooters.

hopped up
adj. under the influence of drugs

horny
adj. sexually aroused; wanting sexual activity

horse hockey
n. horse dung; horse feces; nonsense

horse's ass
n. obnoxious, dumb person

horseshit
n. nonsense; rubbish; foolish talk or ideas. 1. Don't give me any horseshit.

hose
v. cheat, lie, or deceive somebody

hose
n. penis

hoser
n. idiot; moron; dumb person

hot
adj. angry; upset

hot
adj. famous; well-known

hot
adj. regularly winning at gambling

hot
adj. stolen; wanted by the authorities

hot
adj. sexy (for women in particular)

hot car
n. stolen vehicle

hot item
adj. item that sells rapidly or successfully

hot item
n. romantically involved couple

hot number
n. sexually appealing person (usually a woman)

hot number
n. sexy, appealing person (usually a woman)

hot pants
n. pants that make a woman look sexually appealing (usually tight)

hot shit
n. pesron (usually male) who believes he is great

hot tot
n. preadolescent girl who dresses and behaves in a shallow, sexual manner

hot under the collar
adj. angry; upset

hotdog
v. show up; perform difficult and spectacular moves (in skiing)

hottie
n. sexy, appealing person (usually a woman)

howl
n. something amusing or entertaining

howler
n. amusing, large error

hump
v. have sexual relations

hump day
n. Wednesday (so called because it is the middle of the week)

hungry
adj. ambitious; eager for success and willing to work hard for it

hunk
n. physically attractive, handsome male

hunk of ass
n. potential partner for sex (usually a woman)

hunk of tail
n. potential partner for sex (usually a woman)

hurl
v. throw up; vomit

hurting
adj. in great pain

hush puppy
n. cornmeal dumpling that is deep fried

hustle
n. plan for making money (usually through deception)

hustle
v. act quickly; rush; hurry

hustle
v. make efforts (usually with one's own abilities) to earn money

hustler
n. pool hall gambler

hustler
n. swindler; someone who deceives people out of money

hyped
adj. exaggerated; promoted inaccurately

hyped
adj. stimulated; excited; eager

hyper
adj. excited; eager

hyper
n. person who is easily or frequently very excited or active


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