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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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T&A
abbr. tits and ass (in reference to women)

T.G.I.F.
abbr. Thank God it's Friday

T.S.
abbr. tough shit (i.e.: too bad; tough luck; rotten luck)

TAFN
abbr. that's all for now

tag
n. license plate or identification/registration stickers on a vehicle

TAH
abbr. take a hint

tailer trash
n. poor people who live in trailer parks

take a dump
v. defacate; move one's bowls

take a dump
v. move one's bowels; defacate

take a dump
v. move one's bowels; defacate

take a hike
idiom. leave; get out; go away

take a hike
v. leave; depart; get out

take a piss
v. urinate; pee

take a shit
v. defacate; move one's bowls. 1. God, do I have to take a shit? Where's the can?

take a shit
v. move one's bowels; defacate

take a stab at
idiom. attempt; give a try

take a walk
v. leave; depart; get out

take five
v. take a break for five minutes

take names
v. create a list of people who have behaved badly or illegally

take out
v. destroy or obliterate somebody or something

take out
v. go out with somebody; go on a date with somebody

take the piss
idiom. tease; mock; have fun at someone's expense

take up the slack
idiom. make up for a lack of time or effort due to other people

taken
adj. deceived; cheated; swindled

taking care of business
idiom. dealing with life, work, or similar matters

talking head
n. announcer or anchor on television (so called because often only the face and neck are visible)

tall in the saddle
adj. proud; pleased; self-satisfied

tank
v. drink excessively

tank
v. fail; perform poorly

tank up
v. drink excessively

tanked
adj. drunk; intoxicated

tanked up
adj. drunk; intoxicated

tap out
v. lose all one's money (often through gambling)

tapped
adj. broke; having no money

tapped
adj. tired; fatigued; exhausted

tapped out
adj. broke; having no money

tapped out
adj. tired; fatigued; exhausted

tater
n. potato

tawny
adj. good; nice; excellent

tchotchke
n. small item; trinket

tee off
v. upset or angery somebody

TEETH
abbr. tried everything else, try homeopathy

telly
n. television; TV. 1. Let's see what's on the telly tonight.

tenderfoot
n. person lacking experience or know-how (old expression no longer used much)

terp
n. interpreter for American forces in Iraq; interpreter in the military

thing
n. activity; undertaking (used after a noun to emphasize the particular nature of the noun or create a general idea about that noun). 1. It's a girl thing; you wouldn't understand.

third base
n. act of oral sex or finger sex (used as a way to mark "progress" in sex, especially among youth)

third wheel
n. additional or extra person who is not wanted

thou
n. one-thousand

thou
n. thousand (n.b.: the "th" is pronounced hard, as in "threw")

threads
n. clothes; clothing. 1. Nice threads! Going on a date?

throw one's cookies
v. throw up; vomit

thunder-thighs
n. fat or large thighs (usually on a woman)

TIA
abbr. thanks in advance

tick
n. minute; second

ticked
adj. upset; angry

ticked off
adj. upset; angry

ticker
n. heart

ticker
n. watch; time piece

ticket
n. license; driver's license. 1. "Ticket to Ride" (song title).

ticket
n. something needed for a particular purpose

tickle the ivories
v. play the piano

tiddly
adj. tipsy; slightly drunk

tight
adj. close; very friendly; on good terms. 1. Those two are very tight.

TIIC
abbr. the idiots in charge

time
exclam. stop; stop talking; cease

time out
exclam. stop; stop talking; cease

time to cruise
idiom. time to depart, leave, or go

tinnie
n. can of beer

tipple
n. alcoholic drink such as beer, wine, or liquor. 1. My favorite tipple? A bit of cognac.

tipple
v. drink alcohol regularly

tits
n. breasts (usually said of women)

TLA
abbr. three-letter acronym

to die for
adj. excellent; outstanding. 1. This cake is to die for.

toast
adj. in trouble; at risk of punishment

todger
n. penis; dick

toe jam
n. smelly gunk between toes on unwashed feet

tokus
n. buttocks; posterior

too … by half
adj. too much; excessively; extremely. 1. You are too crazy by half.

took
adj. deceived; cheated; swindled

tool
n. person who is easily exploited

tool
n. serious, dedicated student

tool
v. drive at high speed in a car

tool around
v. cruise or drive around in a car

tooth-to-tattoo ratio
n. visual inspection to determine mental status; a higher ratio (more teeth than tattoos) is better

top dog
n. leader; head of a group; powerful person in an organization

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

toss off
v. do something rapidly and with little attention to detail

toss one's cookies
v. throw up; vomit

toss one's lunch
v. throw up; vomit

toss one's tacos
v. throw up; vomit

totalled
adj. wrecked; demolished; destroyed

totally
adv. absolutely; completely; entirely

totally spent
adj. feeling adverse effects of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

tough out
v. endure; persist; persevere. 1. I know it's hard, but you've got to tough it out.

tough shit
idiom. too bad; tough luck; rotten luck

tough stick
n. patient whose veins make a blood draw difficult. 1. Druggies always make for tough sticks because their veins are shot.

train wreck
n. patient with multiple medical problems

trammeled
adj. drunk; intoxicated

tranny
n. transmission in a car

trash
n. person of little value

trash
v. damage; vandalize

trash
v. discard; throw away; get rid of

trashed
adj. drunk; intoxicated. 1. He was totally trashed after only four beers.

treadhead
n. tank driver or crewman; soldier whose specialty is armor

tree-hugging
v. pretentiously clean / pure

tribe
n. friends; relatives; family

trike
n. motorcyle with three wheels. 1. Nice trike. How fast does it go?
trip
n. time to be spent in jail; prison sentence

trip
n. weird, annoying person or experience

trippin'
adj. high on drugs

tri's
n. triceps (muscles on the back of the arm)

troll
n. ugly man or woman, often with a mean disposition

trounce
v. defeat somebody (often in a game or other contest)

trust me
exclam. believe me; really; honestly; for real

TTFN
abbr. ta-ta for now

TTYL
abbr. talk to you later

tub of lard
n. fat person, typically very fat

tube
n. ocean wave when breaking

tube
n. television set (not a flat panel screen though)

tube steak
n. hotdog

tubular
adj. good; nice; excellent

tuchus
n. buttocks; posterior

tude
n. poor attitude; troublesome disposition

tukkis
n. buttocks; posterior

tunes
n. music; records; CDs

turd
n. poop; feces

turd
n. horrible person

turf
v. transfer a patient to another service (usually to get the patient out of your service). 1. She got turfed up here from the ER, and now we're stuck with her.

turkey
n. failure; loss

turkey
n. dumb person

turn belly-up
v. die

turn belly-up
v. fail; perform poorly

turn turtle
v. turn over; flip over; capsize

turned on
adj. sexually excited or aroused

turnoff
n. something unappealing, unenjoyable, or disgusting

turps
n. turpentine

turtle
n. Kevlar helmet

tweak
v. make small adjustments

tweaking
n. drug-induced paranoia

tweeked
adj. drunk; intoxicated

twenty-four, seven
adj. all the time; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

twenty-four/seven (24/7)
adj. all the time; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

twenty-four/seven (24/7)
adj. all the time; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

twerp
n. small, annoying person

Twinkie
n. Asian person who adopts the lifestyle, attitudes, and such of White people

twirp
n. small, annoying person

twit
n. dumb, annoying person

twofer
n. two items for the price of one

two-time
v. cheat on a spouse or lover

two-time loser
n. confirmed failure

two-timer
n. somebody who cheats on a spouse or lover


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