American English
This page is about the slang term ill.

Meaning: good, excellent

For example:

  • The new Neo album is ill, man!

  • Corrie's new jacket is ill. Where can I get one?

Note: This usage is fairly obscure U.S. teen slang and it's not widely known or understood in the larger community.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

I heard some kids saying the new Batman movie was ill. This means they think it's

a. good

b. bad

c. sick

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Contributor: Matt Errey