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Slang

30 Slang Words beginning with S

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 S. Click on a slang term for example sentences, notes, origins, quizzes and answers.

Slang

sack (1)

to fire someone from a job, to dismiss

sack (2)

a bed

savvy

awareness of how to succeed in competitive pursuits such as politics or business

sax

saxophone

scam

a scheme to get money dishonestly

scarper British English

to run away

screw (1) Vulgar

to have sexual intercourse (v.) | sexual intercourse (n.)

screw (2)

to cheat or swindle someone

screw (3)

an exclamation used to express anger

screw up

to make a serious mistake

scum | scumbag

a worthless or very disliked person

shades

sunglasses

shaft

to treat someone badly or unfairly

sharp

well-dressed

shit (1) Vulgar

faeces (n.) | to excrete faeces (v.)

shit (2) Offensive

an exclamation that can express annoyance, unpleasant surprise, frustration, pain, etc.

shit (3) Offensive

nonsense, lies, misinformation

shitfaced Offensive

very drunk or very intoxicated

shithole Offensive

an extremely dirty, rundown place

shitload Offensive

a large amount or number

shitty Offensive

awful, terrible, unpleasant

shot

an attempt, a try, a turn

sickie British and Australian English

a day taken off work after calling in sick when one is actually well

sicko

a deranged or perverted person

smart-arse British English Offensive

a person who's annoying because they try to show how clever and knowledgeable they are (n.) | having an annoying way of trying to seem clever (adj.)

smart-ass American English Offensive

a person who's annoying because they try to show how clever and knowledgeable they are (n.) | having an annoying way of trying to seem clever (adj.)

straight

heterosexual, not gay

stuck-up

showing an attitude of superiority and snobbish pride

suck | it sucks

be very bad

sucker

a person who is easily cheated because they believe everything they're told

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