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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.

Slang

Abo Australian English Taboo

an Australian Aborigine, Aboriginal, koori

abortion

a total failure

abs

abdominal or stomach muscles

ace (1)

very skillful, very good at something

ace (2)

to easily pass an exam or a test

acid

the potent hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD

action (1)

important or exciting activity

action (2)

sexual activity

admin

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

ain't

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

airhead American English Offensive

a silly, stupid person

airy-fairy

overly idealistic, lacking down-to-earth common sense

alky | alkie | alchy Offensive

an alcoholic

ammo

ammunition

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

app

a computer software application

armpit

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

awesome

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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