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English slang and informal vocabulary

Informal and colloquial English is a must for all of you who want to know more than just a few basic English phrases. So if you want be a guru in English language, phrases and vocabulary from your textbooks are not enough anymore. You also have to understand and know how to use English idioms and slang expressions. Most of all, you should understand the meaning of cool and modern phrases frequently used by young people.

Slang words and phrases from movies

This list summarizes slang phrases and words and their definitions. These expressions are used among teenagers on the streets of big cities in USA, England or Canada. Therefore this list contains a lot of quotes from action and gangster movies. That means you will find here also some coarse and profane language, so be prepared 🙂

Phrases and terms in this list will be useful, if you:

1. want to understand English and American slang
2. want to watch your favorite action movies in English
3. want to be able to speak English like a pro
4. want to teach others how to sound more cool in English




If you watch Hollywood movies and TV shows, or if you play video games, these phrases and terms will surely help you to better understand your action heroes.

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– Urban and street slang

URBAN AND STREET SLANG: (101 terms)
spookeccentric person
to be cool (with somebody)not having any problem (with somebody)
to textto send an SMS message via cell phone
junkillicit drugs (such as heroine, cocaine)
straightheterosexual person
to dig somethingto like something
color up (slang)in casino, to change lower denominated chips for higher denominated chips
to hitto deal a card
jabberto talk quickly
cut outto leave in a hurry
fire upto start the engine
jabbertalk quickly, babbling talk
to have ballsto have courage
mookstupid person
screw around withto play with emotions in a negative way
to dig (something)to like something
final scorethe last successful robbery
cash inin casino, to change chips for cash
peelersstrippers
cerebral studhighly intelligent man
greenrookie, greenhorn
squeeze out to push somebody out from a position in order to get someone's benefits
to yellto scream, to speak with loud voice
cooninsulting term for a black person
grease (somebody)slang term for killing somebody
chickpretty girl
crappoor, terrible, low quality (slang)
beat downto attack physically
bookwormperson who is always studying or reading books
cablecable television
scrubcancel and leave (informal)
go nutsto go crazy
let (somebody) off the hookto forgive, relieve or to free somebody from the responsibility
bitch (about something)complain aggressively and excessively
rip offto rob, to steal
buddyfriend
hell of a lothuge amount of something
hanky-pankyimmoral, indecent and dishonest behavior
crankyirritated
put up withto endure negative experience
color outin casino, to change lower denominated chips for higher denominated chips, color up
hustlefraudulent scheme to make money
way to goused when something is the way it should be, expressing approval
screw upto make a terrible mistake causing the things go wrong
awkwardclumsy, embarrassing person
limoshort term for limousine, large luxurious car
to kickto die
busterinformal term for addressing a man
bullshitstupid talk
to bugto bother or annoy somebody
eat (somebody’s) head offto attack verbally (slang)
ringerperson who is cheating in a competition
thugyoung man who frequently engages in fights
big fishimportant person
to take to rob, to steal
moron stupid person (slang)
to crushto squeeze (money from something or someone)
bitch (about something)complain aggressively and excessively
keep on leashto control someone strictly
shut upbe quiet
bloodyarchaic adjective similar to damn
crackerpoor white man in Southern US
stuck-uparrogant, snobbish
conningperforming scams or fraud
cornyembarrassing, stupid,dull
to barfto vomit, to puke
to off (somebody)to kill somebody
spout offto talk about something in a very boring and annoying way
to be cool (with somebody)not having any problem (with somebody)
to compto give for free as a promotional gift
man upto develop characteristics typical for man, such as courage, decisiveness
scamswindle, fraud
sack upto gather courage or energy for a difficult task
grandthousand dollars (slang)
cutshare of profit
weirdstrange, bizarre
glowingextremely positive
hackydisgusting, filthy, dirty
geekeccentric or odd person
to dupeto trick someone to believe in something that is not true
gookinsulting term for a Asian person
dingbatstupid person
beat downsphysical attacks
loadedrich
dorkstupid guy
slap aroundhit someone's face with a palm
to popto have a drink
hagugly or hysterical older woman (negative)
blow offto ignore (slang)
old baggrumpy old woman
blown away to be amazed, impressed
to have gutsto have a courage for some task
takeamount won
filthydirty, disgusting
whopperbig exaggerated lie
dimeten cents
goofballfoolish or stupid person (usually male)
press the buttonto make woman excited (slang)
lockdownprison with high level of security
dissecting the eyeto watch something with an extreme interest (slang)
machismoessence of masculine behavior

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