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Slang

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

Abo Australian English Taboo

an Australian Aborigine, Aboriginal, koori

abs

abdominal or stomach muscles

admin

administrator, administration, person or department that runs an organisation

aggro British English

aggressive, violent

alky | alkie | alchy Offensive

an alcoholic

ammo

ammunition

app

a computer software application

Aussie Australian English

Australian, Australia

coke

cocaine

fab

fabulous, wonderful

hood (1) American English

a neighbourhood, especially in a poor, urban area

ID

identification; a document that identifies someone, like a driver's licence or a passport

indie

rock music not released by major music labels

info

information

intro

introduction

KO | kayo

a knockout, especially in boxing (n.) | to knock someone out, usually with a punch (v.)

lab

laboratory

lav British English

toilet, lavatory

legit

legal; conforming to rules or regulations

lez | lezzy | lezzo Offensive

lesbian, gay woman

limo

limousine

mag

a magazine

max

the most that's possible, at the most

memo

a written message or note, usually in business

mo

moment

narc | nark

a narcotics officer, a police officer working in drug trade suppression

OD

to take an overdose of a drug

Q and A

a question and answer session or exchange

QC

quality control; the methods used to ensure a product is of the required quality

quad (1) British English

an open space between buildings, usually at a school or a university

quad (2)

a quadruplet, one of four babies born together from the same mother

quads

quadriceps; large muscles in the upper legs

quant

a quantitative analyst; a person who performs quantitative analysis

rehab

place for treating addiction

sax

saxophone

turps Australian English

alcohol, alcoholic drinks

ump

umpire

uni

university

ute Australian English

a pickup truck

vac (1) British English

vacation, holiday

vac (2)

a vacuum cleaner (n.) | to clean with a vacuum cleaner (v.)

veggy | veggie (1)

a vegetable

veggy | veggie (2)

a vegetarian

vet American and Australian English

veteran; someone who was in the armed forces during a war

vibe | vibes

feelings coming from a person, a place or a thing

vocab

vocabulary

whiz | wiz

someone with great talent or skill

Xmas

an abbreviation of "Christmas"

zine

a cheaply produced magazine, usually related to music or the arts

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