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Slang

17 Black & Urban Slang Words

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.

Slang

beat box American English

to create rhythmic percussive sounds with your mouth, especially when accompanying rhymes or rapping

bling American English

flashy jewellery worn to create the impression of wealth

chill | chill out

to relax and take it easy

da bomb American English

excellent, extremely good

dis | diss American English

to show disrespect to someone by saying or doing something insulting

funky (1)

fashionable in an unusual and striking way

funky (2)

having strong dance rhythms

hang | hang out

to spend time with

hip

trendy, stylish, fashionable among young people

honky American English Offensive

a derogatory term in black American slang for a white person

hood (1) American English

a neighbourhood, especially in a poor, urban area

hoops American English

the game of basketball

pimp (2) | pimp out American English

to customize or renovate something; to make something flashier or more appealing

rap (2)

to recite lyrics over a rhythmic beat

thick (2) American English

full-figured without appearing overweight

threads American English

clothes

Yo! American English

a greeting, like "Hey!"

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