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French 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, that appear in everday French. If you like modern French films, rap, or other forms of entertainment, you'll find many of the words and phrases used in here. As always with slang, be careful using what you hear; it may not work quite the way you expect.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


ta gueule
idiom. shut up

ta mère dans un kinder
idiom. your mama

taf, taffe
n.m/f. job; work

tafiole
n.m/f. wimp, wuss

taré, -e
n.m/f. idiot, twit

tarin
n.m. nose

tarlouse
n. gay (n.b.: very pejorative)

tas
n.m. heaps; tons; lots

tatanes
n.f.pl. shoes (n.b.: dogs, sneaks, and other slangy English equivalents exist)

tchatcher
v. talk idly; chitter chatter; chat

téloche
n.f. television; TV; boob tube

tendre l'oreille à
idiom. listen intently; listen closely

tendre un piège
idiom. set a trap

tenir à
idiom. insist on

tenir compte
idiom. be aware; notice

tenir la jambe
idiom. keep someone from leaving by continuing to talk (lit.: to hold the leg)

tenir la jambe à qqn
idiom. bore someone to death; corner someone

tenir le coup
idiom. survive; last; hold out,

tenir le haut du pavé
idiom. be one of the upper crust; travel in the best company

tenir lieu (de)
idiom. take the place of; serve as

tenir parole
idiom. keep one’s word

tenir tête à
idiom. hold firm against

terre à terre
idiom. down to earth, matter of fact, mundane, prosaic

terrible
adj. great, neat, cool

tête de pioche
idiom. blockhead

texto
n.m. text message

thune
n.f. money; cash (n.b.: previously, a 5-france piece)

tifs
n.m.pl. hair

tignasse
n.f. hair

timbré
adj. nuts; crazy; loony

tiré par les cheveux
idiom. far-fetched

tirer
v. steal; swipe

tirer d’affaire à qqn
idiom. pull someone through something

tirer la langue
idiom. mock someone (lit.: stick out the tongue)

tirer la tronche
idiom. sulk; make a face

tirer les marrons du feu
idiom. be used as a dupe or a tool

tirer les plans sur la comète
idiom. count one's chickens before they've hatched (lit.: draw up plans on the comet)

tirer les sonnettes
idiom. network; put the word out about something

tirer les vers du nez à qqn
idiom. worm information out of someone

tirer les vers du nez 
idiom. make someone talk; question someone

tirer une tronche de trios mètres de long
idiom. sulk; sulk a lot

tissu de bêtises
idiom. nonsense

to peux toujours crever
idiom. get stuffed

tomber amoureuse de
idiom. fall in love with

tomber dans les pommes
idiom. faint

tomber dans l'oubli
idiom. be forgotten; fade from memory

tomber des nues
idiom. be completely taken aback (lit.: fall from the clouds)

tomber des nues
idiom. fall off one’s chair; be completely taken aback

tomber en panne
idiom. break down; fail. 1. Mon nouvel appareil photo est tombé en panne.

tomber la chemise
idiom. have fun; get down to it

tomber les quatre fers en l’air
idiom. fall flat on one’s back

tomber mal
idiom. go badly; be not good

tomber sur la tête
idiom. be nuts; be crazy

tomber sur qqn
idiom. bump into someone

tomber sur un os
idiom. hit a snag

tombeur
n.m. seducer

tope-la
idiom. deal!

topo
n.m. report; brief talk

toqué
adj. nuts; crazy; loony

torché
adj. drunk

torcher 
v. botch; botch up; make a mess of

torchon 
n.m. rag (newspaper)

toubib
n.m. doctor, physician (from the Arabic word for doctor: tabib)

toucher à sa fin
idiom. draw to a close

tour à tour
idiom. alternately

tourner autour du pot
idiom. beat around the bush (lit.: circle around the pot)

tourner la page de
idiom. move on from

tout à coup
idiom. suddenly, all at once

tout à fait
idiom. at all; in effect

tout à l’heure
idiom. just now, in a minute

tout arrive
idiom. anythng’s possible

tout de suite
idiom. immediately; right now. 1. Ils veulent tout et tout de suite.

tout d'u coup
idiom. suddenly. 1. Elle pris son parti tout d'un coup.

tout est fini entre nous
idiom. we're finished; we're through; it's all over between us

tout le monde
idiom. everyone

toutou
n.m. dog, doggie

trafiquer
v. fix; rig; fake

tralala
n.m. fuss, frills

travail de cochon 
idiom. messy job (not in the sense of employment)

très à cheval
idiom. be a stickler for

trié sur le volet
idiom. hand-picked

trombine
n.f. face; mug

tromblon
n.m. rifle

trop fort
idiom. cool; super; way cool

trou
n.m. joint, dive, horrible place

trou de balle
idiom. asshole; anus

trouduc
n.m. asshole

truc
n.m. trick, means

truquer
v. fix; rig; fake

tu as le nez dessus 
idiom. it’s right under your nose

tu t'écrases
idiom. shut up

tu va voir de quel bois je me chauffe
idiom. you wait or you're gonna see what I'm made of

tube
n.m. great success

tuer le veau gras
idiom. kill the fatted calf

tuer les mouches à quinze pas
idiom. have bad breath

turluter
v. fellate; go down on

type
n.m. guy


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