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Slang

28 Teen 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

ace (1)

very skillful, very good at something

awesome

amazing, impressive, really cool

blast (1) American English

a great experience, a very enjoyable time

cheesy | cheesey

of very low quality; not stylish or tasteful

crush

a strong feeling of love or infatuation for someone

dork American English Offensive

a socially awkward person

dweeb American English Offensive

a studious but socially inept person

emo

a style of music and fashion that developed among American teens in the early 21st century

gnarly

extreme (in either a good or bad sense)

goof off | goof around American English

waste time, play around

goofy

silly or harmlessly eccentric

gross

disgusting, very unpleasant

hang | hang out

to spend time with

hickey American English

a mark on the neck or face caused by a lover biting or sucking the skin, a love bite

hooky | hookey American English

(in phrase play hooky) to stay away from school or work without permission

ill American English

good, excellent

jack (1) American English

to steal

janky American English

poorly made, of low quality

jerk Offensive

a stupid person

lame

bad, weak, of poor quality

make out American English

to hug and kiss, possibly with some petting

mega

very big; extremely

nerd Offensive

a studious person with few social skills

rock

to be great, excellent

suck | it sucks

be very bad

totally

very, really

zit

pimple

zonked | zonked out (2) American English

exhausted, very tired

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