Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

American Slang

Most use slang in America

airhead stupid person. "believe it or not, he can sometimes act like an airhead!"
action excitement. do you know where the action is in this town?
amigo friend (from spanish). "i met many amigos at he's ."
ammunition toilet paper. "help! we're completely out of ammunition!"
antifreeze alcohol."i'm going to need a lot of antifreeze tonight!"
armpit dirty, unappealing place."this cheap motel is an absolute armpit!"
all wet completely wrong.all your ideas are all wet.
ass backside."i fell on my ass on the ski slopes."
ass an unworthy and hated person."i cannot be friends when you act like an ass."
awesome great and impressive."he's is truly awesome!"
ball a fun time. "i really had a ball in he's class."
ball a testicle."after getting kicked in the balls, his voice seemed much higher."
bang a very powerful thing. "disneyland is really a bang!"
bang a powerful effect. "japanese sake really has a bang!"
barf vomit. "my dog barfed all over the carpet."
barf vomit. "don't step on the barf!"
barf-out a displeasing person or affair. "that restaurant was a real barf-out."
bazillion an infinite number of something. "has dennis really taught a bazillion students?"
beans money. "i've worked for this company for ten years, but i still don't have beans."
bench taken out of game. he was benched during the basketball playoffs.
bent angry. it's ok. don't get so bent.
big stink big issue. the citizens made a big stink about the new nuclear power station.
blow lost. he blow all his money gambling.
blow a fuse lose temper. hey don't blow a fuse.
blow one's cool be angry. hey don't blow your cool
bomb bad. the movie was a bomb.
bombed intoxicated. the driver of the car was bombed.
break it up stop. break it up or i call the police.
blimp fat person. i always seem to have a blimp sit beside me.
big guns powerful people. the president brought two big guns in the meeting.
big mouth talk to much. shut up. you really have a big mouth.
bent out of shape be upset. don't go so bent out of shape.
beat tired. "i'm really beat because i was awake all night."
beemer a bmw. "he wants to buy a beemer when he makes more money."
biggie something important. "i was hoping to get my homework completed, but it's no biggie. "
biker a motorcycle rider. "he used to be a biker until he got into a serious motorcycle accident.
bitch a very unpleasant woman."my boss can be such a bitch sometimes."
bitch complain. "stop bitching and finish your homework!"
bitchy moody. "i like my friend steve, even though he can be really bitchy."
bod body. "stalone has a great bod!"
bonkers go bonkers
booboo a mistake. "i made a booboo on the last question of the exam."
boob tube television. "benjamin is always in front of the boob tube."
booze alcohol. "the party was fun, even though there wasn't any booze."
boss excellent; great. "he's is totally boss!"
bread money. "can i borrow some bread?"
brew coffee. "every morning he needs a fresh cup of brew."
brew beer. "do you want another brew, dude?"
brewski beer. "i love drinking brewskies!"
b.s. bullshit; lies. "i'm tired of listening to your b.s."
bull bullshit; lie. "that's a bunch of bull!"
bullshit lie; dishonesty. "i don't like people that bullshit me"
bummed depressed. i was really bummed when i heard the news.
bummer bad experience. my trip to new york was a bummer.
bust failure. the whole idea was a bust.
buns the rear end; buttocks. "don't stare at my buns!"
bushed extremely tired. "i'm completely bushed."
butt the buttocks. "stop sitting on your butt and help me wash the dishes!"
call prediction. the weatherman made a good call about when the storm would come. 
can bathroom
catch some z's catch some sleep. i need to catch some z's before i go on my trip.
chintzy cheap. that really was a chintzy present you got him.
clip cheat. watch out or they will clip you at that bar.
chow down eat a lot. i need to find a place to chow down
clunker old car. i can't go on a date in that clunker.
cold fish dull. my date for the dance was a cold fish.
collar arrest. i knew they would collar the robber sooner or later.
come up for air take a break. he has to come up for air or he will die from exhaustion.
catch some rays get some sunshine. "let's go to the beach and catch some rays."
cheesy cheap; outmoded. "why are you wearing such cheesy clothes?"
chicken coward. "don't be such a chicken!"
cool excellent; superb. "he's is totally cool!"
con deceive. don't try to con me.
cop stole. how did you get the road sign? i copped it
cooler, the jail. "if you drink and drive, you'll end up spending time in the cooler."
couch potato a person who watches too much television. "why did i have to marry such a couch potato?"
cram study hard. i need more time to cram for the test.
cream beat. our team creamed them badly.
croak die. i feel like i am going to croak.
cushy easy. he has a really cushy job.
crap something worthless. "my furniture is a bunch of cheap crap."
crap excrement. "yuck! i stepped on dog crap!"
crap falsehoods and lies. "i've had enough of your crap."
deck to hit someone. "his wife almost decked him when he returned home with lipstick on his shirt."
dicey unpredictable; risky. "gambling is a dicey occupation."
dinero money (from spanish). "i wish i had more dinero!"
dirt extremely bad person. "my ex-boyfriend was dirt."
dirty offensive; pornographic. "stop looking at the pictures in that dirty magazine!"
dorky strange; peculiar. "if you keep acting so dorky, you'll never get a girlfriend!"
deck knockdown. he was decked in the fight.
deep pockets rich. her boyfriend has deep pockets.
do a snow job on decieve. don't try to do a snow job on me.
down drink quickly. let's go to a bar and down a few beers.
drag boring. doing homework on the weekend is a drag.
dope stupid person. he is such a dope.
dude a male. "that's really cool, dude!"
dynamite powerful; excellent. "he gave a dynamite presentation."
dinosaur something old fashioned or out of date."i'd love to surf the net, but unfortunately my computer is a dinosaur."
el cheapo something cheap. "since i don't make much money, i always purchase the el cheapo brand."
evil great; excellent. "your car is really evil!"
eat bothering. the problem is really eating away at me.
earful a lot of gossip. my grandmother gave me an earful about the neighborhood.
easy mark easy target. the japanese are an easy mark because they usually carry cash.
eyeball to stare long and hard at someone or something."he eyeballed his daughter's new boyfriend."
eyepopper something or someone visibly astounding. "wow, that girl is truly an eyepopper!"
far-out great. this music is really far-out.
fab fabulous. "he's is really fab!"
face-off confrontation. "i think it's time we had a face-off."
fender-bender small accident. "this morning i had a fender-bender on the ventura freeway."
flaky unreliable. he is too flaky to do the work.
flip out lost control. he flipped out when he heard that his mother had been killed.
flashback sudden memory. "in little tokyo i had a flashback to my days living in japan."
flick movie. "let's go out tonight and watch a flick."
fox attractive, alluring person. "is it true that he is a fox?"
freebie something that does not cost money. "my trip to new york was a freebie."
french kiss kissing with the tongue. "he's dog is always trying to french kiss him!"
geek works too hard, intelligent, slightly unattractive. "bill gates is kind of a geek."
get it to understand something. "sorry, but i just don't get it."
get naked to completely relax and have a good time. "let's get naked tonight!"
glitch flaw. "there must be a glitch in this softwware."
get into something getting interested. i got into gardening in high school
get with it hurry up. if you don't get with it, we will never finish this work.
go bananas go slightly mad. "this project is causing me to go bananas!"
gomer a dumb person. "stop acting like a gomer!"
goof a silly and foolish person. "what a goof you are!"
goof make a mistake. i really goofed on the test today."
goof off waste time. "stop goofing off and help me clean the house!"
goof-off someone who wastes time and isn't serious. "a goof-off never does well in school"
goof up make a mistake. "oh no! i really goofed up!"
goofy silly. "kids always make me feel goofy!"
glitzy fashionable. this is a pretty glitzy hotel to be staying in.
gourd head. use your gourd to figure out what is happening.
gravy easy money. this job is pure gravy.
groovy pleasant. this music is groovy.
grabbers hands. "have you washed your grabbers, benjamin?"
grand one thousand dollars. "he's making over a hundred grand a year!"
grass marijuana. "have you ever smoked grass?"
grub food. "where's the grub?!"
grubby not clean. "i always feel grubby in the morning."
grungy unclean and stinky. "grungy people are not allowed in he's house!"
gut a person's stomach; belly. "he is getting a big gut because he loves chocolate ice cream and beer!"
guts courage. "it took a lot of guts to ask his boss for a raise."
guts the nature of something. "let's get to the guts of he sperling!"
hairy difficult; dangerous. "the steep and windy road was really hairy."
hang a left make a left/right. "hang a left/right at the next corner."
head toilet. "i really need to use the head!"
hang it up quit. i have decided to hang up my teaching job.
hang loose relax. just hang loose for another few days.
hang tough stick. we need to hang tough on our decision.
have a buzz on slightly intoxicated. i had a buzz on after the third martini.
have good vibes have a good feeling. i have good vibes about our new secretary.
have it all together fell mentally all there. recently i don't have it all together.
heave vomit. i heaved up on the floor.
hip-shooter always talking without thinking. he is such a hip-shooter.
hole up hide. i had to hole up for three days because the police were looking for me.
huffy angry. i will do it soon so please don't get huffy.
hyped excited. the fans were all hyped up for the football game.
hyper over excited. don't get hyper about what she told you. you know it isn't true.
hep sensible; informed. "she's a really hep student."
hickey a love bite on the skin. "wow! is that a hickey on your neck?"
hip sensible; informed. "he really tries hard to be hip."
hooker prostitute. "you'll find a lot of hookers in the red light district."
horny sexually stimulated; in the mood for sex. "red wine seems to make my boyfriend horny. "
hot popular. "brad pitt is really hot now."
hot sexy. "wow! cindy crawford is really hot!"
humungous really big. "american supermarkets are humungous."
hungries, to have be hungry. "i don't know about you, but i've got the hungries."
hyper overly excited. "children often get hyper when they are tired."
icky unpleasant. "the food is really icky in the school cafeteria."
in fashionable. "ray-ban sunglasses are really in now."
ivories teeth. "tom cruise has really beautiful ivories."
intense serious. this is a very intense situation we are discussing.
jack around waste time. "will you please stop jacking around?"
jam trouble. "if you're in a jam, i promise to help you."
jamming, to be  going well. "he's is really jamming!"
jerk stupid or annoying person. "how could you go out with such a jerk?"
junkie drug adddict. sam is a junkie
just off the boat naïve. he acts like he is just off the boat.
kick enjoy. i get a kick out of watching him paint.
klutz stupid and clumsy person. he is a real klutz.
jillion an immense number. "do you really have a jillion problems?"
jock someone good at sports. "i've never been much of a jock."
john toilet. "where's the john?"
k (k) a thousand. "i could retire with 100 k (k)!"
kick back relax and enjoy. "i wish i could kick back at the beach today."
kick off die. "my dog finally kicked off."
killer something exceptional or great. "wow, your boyfriend is killer!"
knock critisize. "don't knock it unless you've tried it."
knuckle sandwich punch in the mouth. shut up or i'll give you a knuckle sandwich.
knockout beautiful woman; handsome man. "benjamin is already a knockout!"
kook peculiar person. "stop acting like a kook!"
laid back relaxed; calm. "i always feel laid back at the beach."
lame incompetent. "he is really lame when is comes to fixing his car."
lip cheeky talk. "my students are always giving me lip!"
loser useless and annoying person. john is a loser.
loser a bungling and worthless person. "why are you dating such a loser?"
love handles excess fat around the waist. "is it possible for he to lose his love handles?"
luck out to be lucky or fortunate. "you really luck out by visiting he's !"
make waves cause problems. "teachers don't like students to make waves."
max, to the  maximum. "i'm happy to the max."
mean plays well. he plays a mean violin.
meltdown total collapse. there has been a meltdown in the relationship between my parents and me.
move on someone pickup and seduce i am going to try to move on sarah next saturday
mega big. "american restaurants serve mega portions of food."
mush nonsense. that is total mush and you know it.
nip quick drink. he took a nip out of the bottle.
nick arrested. the police nicked the shoplifter as he was leaving the store.
nark drug police. watch out for the narks in the airport.
megabucks a large amount of money. "it takes megabucks to live in japan."
no sweat no problem. it's no sweat to have the report in to you by monday.
mellow relaxed. "i'm feeling very mellow this evening."
mickey-mouse unimportant; time-wasting. "i'm sick of this mickey-mouse job."
monkey bite a kiss that leaves a mark on the skin. "i don't want any monkey bites tonight, okay?"
munch out to eat voraciously. "let's munch out on a large pizza!"
nada nothing (from spanish)."i know nada about politics."
neat cool; great. "isn't my new car neat?"
noid someone that's paranoid. "why are you so noid?"
nuke destroy; delete. "sorry, but i accidentally nuked your e-mail message."
nuke cook something in the microwave oven. "can you nuke this frozen pizza for me?"
nut odd or crazy person. "why are you always acting like a nut?"
nut someone passionate about something. "i'm a nut about computers."
nuts testicles. "don't ever kick me in the nuts."
okay decent."my boss is an okay person."
pad someone's home. "can i sleep at your pad tonight?"
party celebrate. "let's party tonight!"
party animal someone that loves parties. "he has been known to sometimes be a party animal."
paws hands. "get your paws off me!"
peanuts very little money. "i love my job, but the pay is peanuts."
pee to urinate. "i always have to pee after drinking beer."
pickled drunk. "he got pickled on vodka."
pig out eat too much ."he is famous for pigging out on chocolate ice cream."
pain in the neck annoying. my wife's best friend is a pain in the neck.
pig eat too much. he is a pig at parties.
pooped out quit.he pooped out after we started to do the hard work.
pop hit. shut up or i will pop you.
piss to urinate. "my dog pissed on me!"
prod reminder. can you give me a gentle prod next week so i won't forget?
pissed angry; upset. "i'm really pissed (off) at you."
psyched up mentally ready. the players are really psyched up for the game on friday.
put the moves on seduce. you should give up trying to put the moves on her. she is married.
plastered drunk. "why does he always get plastered?"
poop, the knowledge; information. "what's the poop on michael jackson?"
poop defecation; shit. "be careful not to step on dog poop."
poop out get tired and quit. "i got pooped out after spending eight hours at disneyland."
pot toilet. "who's on the pot?"
pot marijuana. "it's easy to buy pot in the big city."
pro someone who's good at something; professional. "she's really a pro at golf."
psycho crazy person. "stay away from that psycho!"
puke vomit. "alcohol makes some people puke."
pumped (up) excited. "i'm really pumped (up) about he's !"
puss the face. "my girlfriend slapped me right on the puss."
quarterback leader. "he is the quarterback of he's ."
quick and dirty done fast, but not well. "the mechanic did a quick and dirty repair on my car."
racket noise. "small kids can make a lot of racket."
racket something that's dishonest or deceptive. "the tobacco industry is quite a racket."
racket an occupation. "i've been in the  racket for fourteen years."
rank give someone a difficult time. "she's always ranking her teacher."
rat a despicable person. "i thought i loved you, but now i know you're really a rat."
razz annoy someone. "will you please stop razzing me?"
rack bed. i have to hit the rack by ten or i'll be tired in the morning.
rack out sleep. i am going to rack out for two hours.
rear buttocks. "he fell on his rear."
riot, a  something or someone very funny. "jim carrey is a riot!"
rip off stealing. "someone ripped off my car."
rip off fraud. "i paid $10,000 for my computer. what a rip off!"
rocking great; excellent. "he's class is really rocking!"
rubbish nonsense; not true. "that rumor is a bunch of rubbish."
rug rat a child. "he has a couple of rug rats at home."
rug wig. is that a rug on his head?
runs, the diarrhea. "oh no! i've got the runs!"
scarf to eat fast. "i can easily scarf an entire banana split."
screw up to make a mistake. "i screwed up on the driving test, so i didn't pass."
screw-up a person who makes a mistake. "why are you such a screw-up?"
scum a despicable individual. "don't hang around with that kind of scum."
shades sunglasses. "those are really cool shades!"
shoot some hoops play basketball. "let's shoot some hoops!"
silks clothing. "those are really awesome silks!"
smarts intelligence. "it takes a lot of smarts to become a doctor."
shot down disagree with. everyone shot down my idea at first, but later agreed that it was a good idea.
smurfbrain a dumb or stupid person. "stop acting like a smurfbrain!"
smoke eater firemen. my father is a smoke eater.
spook frightened.the cows were spooked by the howling of the wolves.
snookered cheated. "i got snookered into buying swamp land in florida."
sofa spud a person who watches too much television. "i'm usually a sofa spud on sunday."
solid really good; cool. "he's is totally solid!"
solid consecutive. "it's been raining for seven solid days."
specs eyeglasses. "i didn't know that you wore specs."
sack go go bed. when did you hit the sack last night?
split to leave. "let's split from here now."
spunk spirit. "she might be small, but she's got a lot of spunk."
stoned drunk from drugs or alcohol. "i'm really stoned (out), dude!"
spud potatoes. do you want rice or spuds for dinner?
square old fashioned. my father looks square in his jacket.
sucker deceive. don't be a sucker.
street smart knowledgeable about city life. "since he is from los angeles, he's very street smart."
suck to be bad and unacceptable. "that song really sucks!"
technicolor yawn, to do a  vomit. "my dog just did a technicolor yawn all over the carpet!"
thou thousand. "i need to borrow a hundred thou."
tool around drive around. i don't want to tool around all night. it is time to go home.
threads clothing. "my wife spent $900 on new threads."
ticker ) the heart. "my grandfather has a bad ticker."
ticker a watch. "wow! that's a really cool ticker!"
tints sunglasses. "you have to wear tints in california."
totally really; completely. "that's totally awesome, dude!"
to the max maximum. "i studied to the max."
turkey failure; flop. "thank goodness that he's is not a turkey!"
turkey dumb person. "turkeys are not allowed to work for this company."
turn-off something that repulses a person. "bad breath is a real turn-off."
umpteen many; countless. "i've asked you umpteen times to show me the money!"
up happy and cheerful. he has been up ever since he met his new girlfriend.
up for grabs avaialble. this is a sale. everything is up for grabs.
unlax relax. "he needs to definitely unlax with his family."
upchuck vomit. "she got sick and upchucked three times."
uptight nervous; anxious. "why are you so uptight?"
vanilla plain. "she drives a vanilla car."
veg out relax and do nothing. i want to veg out in front of the television this evening.
vanilla caucasian. "the midwest is too vanilla for me."
wad roll of money. "it's dangerous to carry a big wad in your pocket."
wasted killed. "a lot of people get wasted in the streets of new york."
wheels car; motorcycle. "if you want to live in los angeles, you've got to get some wheels"
whitebread plain; boring. he's is definitely not whitebread!"
whiz someone who shows a special talent for something. "einstein was a whiz in physics."
wired alert. i am really wired after drinking five cups of coffee.
wussy weak person. don't be such a wussy all the time. say what you are thinking.
whiz to urinate. "i really have to take a whiz."
wimpy weak. "don't be so wimpy!"
winks, get some sleep. "i really need to get some winks"
yank bother; harass. "stop yanking me, okay?"
yank a yankee; an american. "he is a yank."
zero an unimportant person. "if you don't work hard, you'll end up a zero."
zapped exhausted.i am too zapped to help you right now.
zip nothing. "i don't know zip about you."
zip energy; vigor. "i need something that will give me more zip. "
zit pimple; acne. "teens often have a lot of zits."
Created by: vics_cell



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards