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Slang

30 Slang Words beginning with W

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

Slang

wacko

crazy, insane, mad

wacky | whacky

strange or funny in a silly or bizarre way

wank Vulgar

to masturbate (v.) | an act of masturbation (n.)

wanker Offensive

an arrogant or pretentious person

wannabe

a person who wants to be the type of person they admire, or part of a group or class of people they admire

washed up | washed-up

having failed, having lost everything

wasted (1)

killed, murdered

wasted (2)

to be very intoxicated from the use of alcohol or drugs

wedgie | wedgy American and Australian English

The pulling of someone's pants up sharply from behind to wedge them in the crack of the buttocks.

weed

marijuana, cannabis

weedy

thin and physically weak

weirdo

a strange, eccentric or weird person

whack American English

to murder, esp. within the context of organised crime

whacked | whacked out

to be very tired, or very intoxicated from the use of alcohol or drugs

wheelie

the raising of the front wheel of a bicycle or a motorbike off the ground while riding

wheels

a car

whiz | wiz

someone with great talent or skill

whoopee

an interjection of great enjoyment or excitement

whopper (1)

something that is much bigger than the usual size

whopper (2)

a "big" lie

whopping | whopping great

extremely large, huge

whore Vulgar

a female prostitute

wicked British English

very good, excellent, outstanding

willies

(always in plural form the willies) a feeling of fear or strong apprehension

wimp

a weak, unassertive person

wog British English Taboo

an offensive, derogatory term for a person whose skin colour is not white

wop Taboo

a derogatory term for a person from southern Europe, especially an Italian

wrap-up

a summary of recent events

wreck

a person who's in very poor condition physically or mentally

wrecked

very drunk, very intoxicated

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