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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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laid-back
adj. relaxed; at ease; unrufffled

lame
adj. inadequate; incompetent

lard ass
n. fat person, especially when the person has large buttocks

later
n. good-bye

lats
n. back muscles (i.e.: latissimus dorsi). 1. Nice lats on that guy. He must work out a lot.

laundry list
n. list of tasks to be done

lay a guilt trip on
v. berate; criticize (somebody)

lay a guilt trip on
v. try to make somebody feel guilt or remorse about something

leadfoot
n. person who drives at high speed

legs
n. ground soldiers; unit that is neither mechanized nor airborne

lemon
n. bad car, usually new and with mechanical problems. 1. So what's with the new lemon law? Does it really protect consumers from bad cars?

lemon law
n. legal requirements giving buyers of a lemon a means to resolve any problems

lid
n. eyelid

lifer
n. career military person

like I care
idiom. I am not interested at all (used to indicate that something does not matter)

line
n. story; argument; explanation

lip
n. rebuttal; argument; back talk

liquid bread
n. beer

little shit
n. dumb, unimportant person

livin' large
idiom. wealthy; rich. 1. He's livin' large since his song went gold.

LMAO
abbr. laughing my ass off

LOL
abbr. little old lady. 1. There's one LOL coming into the ER in five minutes.

LOL
abbr. laughing out loud

loo
n. toilet; bathroom; restroom

look at what the cat dragged in
idiom. see who just arrived (said in frustration or with sarcastic overtones)

looney
adj. crazy; nuts; insane

looney
n. mentally unstable person

loonie
adj. crazy; nuts; insane

loonie
n. mentally unstable person

loony
adj. crazy; nuts; insane

loony
n. mentally unstable person

loose cannon
n. blabbermouth; someone who says too much, often at the wrong time

lose one's lunch
v. vomit; throw up

loser
n. incompetent, undesirable person

love handles
n. roll of fat around the abdomen (usually said about men)

low rent
adj. unappealing and low cost

lowlife
n. unappealing, unreliable, cruel person

lox
abbr. liquid oxygen

LSD
n. lysergic acid diethylamide

LSHITIWMP
abbr. laughing so hard I think I wet my pants

LT
n. second lieutenant. 1. Ask the LT if we have to do this.

luck out
v. be lucky; be fortunate

lurker
n. person who reads but does not participate in an online news group or forum


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