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

rabbit on British English

to talk for a long time, esp. about things that aren't important

racket (1)

loud noise that lasts a long time

racket (2)

a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money

rap (1) American and Australian English

to talk together in a relaxed way (v.) | a relaxed talk (n.)

rap (2)

to recite lyrics over a rhythmic beat

rap sheet American English

a criminal record


a horrible, nasty person

Rats! American English

an exclamation that expresses mild annoyance


to upset or unnerve, to make someone feel nervous

ratty (1) American and Australian English

in poor condition; worn or damaged because of continuous use

ratty (2)

easily annoyed or upset, irritable


complete, utter; very, extremely

redneck American English offensive!

a lower-class white person from a rural background


place for treating addiction


to tease someone in a friendly way


a good-natured tease


a very entertaining event or person

rip-off (1)

charging too much for something

rip-off (2)

a low-quality imitation or an unauthorised copy

ripped (1)

to have well-defined muscles

ripped (2) American and Australian English

intoxicated, drunk, drugged


luxurious, high-class, expensive


to be great, excellent

rock bottom

the lowest possible level, a low-point in someone's life

rubber American English

a condom

rubbish British English

to make very negative comments, to strongly criticise


a man's hairpiece, a toupee

run down

(as in to run somebody/something down) to criticize unfairly or cruelly


a serious argument or problem with someone


(as in the runs) a case of diarrhea

Contributor: Matt Errey