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Slang

30 Slang Words beginning with U

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

Slang

ugg boots | ugh boots American and Australian English

soft sheepskin boots that originated in Australia

ump

umpire

umpteen

many, countless

Uncle Sam

the U.S.A., the U.S. government

uncool

not good, not acceptable, not fashionable

uncut

not circumcised

under the weather

ill, sick

under wraps

being kept secret, esp. a plan or new products

undies

pieces of underwear, esp. women's panties

unglued

mentally confused and emotionally strained

uni

university

unreal

very good; amazing

unstuck

(in phrase to come unstuck) to fail, to have plans not work as intended

up

full of positive feelings; hopeful

up against it

facing a personal or financial crisis

up for grabs

unclaimed and still available

up in arms

angry

up shit creek Vulgar

to be in a difficult situation with little chance of finding a solution

up the duff British and Australian English

pregnant

up time

time a computer system is operating

Up yours! Vulgar

an offensive insult

upbeat

bright, cheerful

upchuck American English

to vomit, throw up

upfront

honest, open

upper

a stimulant drug, a drug that stimulates the heart and the nervous system

uppity

conceited, arrogant, pretentious

uptight

tense, anxious

use

to take mind-altering drugs, especially those that are addictive like heroin, cocaine and amphetamines

user

a person who regularly takes mind-altering drugs

ute Australian English

a pickup truck

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