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31 Slang Words beginning with A

Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people.

These are English slang words beginning with the letter A. Click on a slang term for example sentences, notes, origins, quizzes and answers.


Abo Australian English Taboo

an Australian Aborigine, Aboriginal, koori


a total failure


abdominal or stomach muscles

ace (1)

very skillful, very good at something

ace (2)

to easily pass an exam or a test


the potent hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD

action (1)

important or exciting activity

action (2)

sexual activity


administrator, administration, person or department that runs an organisation

afters British English

dessert, sweet dish eaten after the main course of a meal

aggro British English

aggressive, violent


slang contraction of "is not", "are not", "am not", "have not" and "has not"

airhead American English Offensive

a silly, stupid person


overly idealistic, lacking down-to-earth common sense

alky | alkie | alchy Offensive

an alcoholic



ankle-biter American and Australian English

a child

antsy American and Australian English

restless, impatient, unsettled

ape | apeshit

(in phrases go ape and go apeshit) wild excitement or great anger


a computer software application


a very unpleasant place

arse | ass (1) Vulgar

backside, bottom, buttocks

arse | ass (2) Vulgar

a stupid person, a stubborn fool

arse-licking British and Australian English Taboo

saying nice things to someone in order to get something from them

arsehole | asshole Taboo

a selfish, unpleasant, obnoxious person

arty | artsy

displaying an interest in the arts or high culture

ass-kisser American English Taboo

someone who says nice things to someone in order to get something from them

Aussie Australian English

Australian, Australia


amazing, impressive, really cool

axe | ax (1)

to dismiss someone from a job (v.) | dismissal from a job (n.)

axe | ax (2)

a musical instrument, esp. a jazz musician's guitar, trumpet or saxophone

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