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Slang words beginning with B. Select a slang term for more details.


a good-looking young woman

balls (1) vulgar!!


balls (2)

courage, fortitude

bastard offensive!

an unpleasant, despicable person


tired, exhausted, weary

beat box American English

to create rhythmic percussive sounds with your mouth, especially when accompanying rhymes or rapping

beat it

go away


a conflict with someone; a complaint against someone


dishonest, corrupt


a pretty, but empty-headed, young lady


to talk too much and carelessly reveal a secret


a knife

blast (1) American English

a great experience, a very enjoyable time

blast (2)

to strongly reprimand (v.) | a strong reprimand (n.)

blast (3) British English

an exclamation expressing annoyance or anger

bling American English

flashy jewellery worn to create the impression of wealth


an online diary, journal or commentary (n.) | to write an online diary, journal or commentary (v.)

bloody British and Australian English offensive!

an intensifying expletive used before an adjective, adverb or noun; very, really; total, complete

blow (1)

to waste something, such as money or an opportunity

blow (2) American English



alcohol, liquor

bottom offensive!

a man who takes the passive role in gay or homosexual sex


an opportunity for advancement in one's career, a lucky turn of events

bugger (1) British and Australian English vulgar!!

a disliked or pitiful person, usually a man

bugger (2) vulgar!!

an expletive used to express anger or frustration

bugger (3) taboo!!!

to perform anal intercourse

bugger off offensive!

to go away

bugger up offensive!

to ruin, spoil, mess up

bull dyke American and Australian English offensive!

a lesbian (see note below) who is very manly in appearance and behaviour

bullshit | bull offensive!

nonsense; something that's not true


to be charged with a criminal offence

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