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Slang/XYZ

Slang words beginning with X-Z. Select a slang term for more details.

xerox

to photocopy something

Xmas

an abbreviation of "Christmas"

XYZ American English

"code" said to alert someone that their zipper, or fly, is open

yahoo (1)

interjection expressing joy or excitement

yahoo (2)

a rude, loud, aggressive person

yakka Australian English

work, physical labour

yakuza

a Japanese criminal organisation, or a member of such an organisation

yank

to quickly pull something (v.) | a quick pull (n.)

Yankee | Yank offensive!

an American, a person from the United States of America

yap | yak | yack

to talk for too long and not say anything important or interesting

yawn

a dull, boring event or situation

yeah

yes

yellow

cowardly, not brave

yes-man

a person who always agrees with their employer

yid | Yid taboo!!!

an offensive, derogatory word meaning a Jewish person

Yikes!

interjection expressing surprise or shock

yips

(in phrase the yips) nervous tension that causes mistakes

Yo! American English

a greeting, like "Hey!"

yo-yo American English

a stupid or crazy person

yob | yobbo British English offensive!

an aggressive, impolite, crude person

yokel offensive!

a simple, poorly-educated person from the countryside

yonks

a very long time, ages

You bet! | You betcha!

yes (as in a strong positive response to a suggestion or an offer)

Yuck!

an expression of disgust

yucky

bad-tasting, not delicious

yummy

delicious

yuppie

a young professional with a high-paying job and an expensive lifestyle

zap (1)

to destroy, to obliterate

zap (2)

to use a laser, a taser, or to electrocute someone

zap (3) American English

to control an appliance like a TV with a hand-held device

zero

a worthless person, someone who's done nothing worthwhile in life

zilch

nothing, none, no

zine

a cheaply produced magazine, usually related to music or the arts

zing

energy, liveliness

zinger American English

a striking comment, an amusing remark

zip (1)

energy, vitality

zip (2) American and Australian English

nothing, zero

zit

pimple

zonk American English

to hit or punch someone

zonked | zonked out (1) American and Australian English

under the influence of drugs or alcohol

zonked | zonked out (2) American English

exhausted, very tired

Zs American English

sleep

Contributor: Matt Errey