Dictionary of Slang Words: Vocabulary Building

Slangs are very informal or specific words that are especially used by a particular group of people and more common in spoken English. In this book, you will study and learn various common slang words, cockney rhyming slangs and internet slangs Sample This: 01 -- aardvark [n.] -- (British Slang) hard work, unpleasant tasks 02 -- abbess [n.] -- (British Slang) a woman who runs a brothel 03 -- about done [adj.] -- (British Slang) completed or finished 04 -- about right [adj.] -- (British Slang) Slightly drunk 05 -- absotively (adv.) -- (American Slang) absolutely, positively 06 -- AC/DC [adj.] -- bisexual 07 -- acid [n.] -- LSD ((Lysergic acid diethylamide) an illegal drug that affects people’s minds and causes them to see and hear things that are not really there 08 -- action [n.] -- (American Slang) the state of feeling excited 09 -- antifreeze [n.] -- (American Slang) liquor 10 -- aries [n.] -- heroin, a drug that has strong side effects 11 -- ashes [n.] -- cannabis or marijuana 12 -- aunt Mary [n.] -- cannabis or marijuana 13 -- axe [n.] -- musical instrument, especially a guitar or saxophone 14 -- axeman [n.] -- a man who plays a musical instrument, especially a guitar or saxophone 15 -- axle grease [n.] -- (British Slang) a bribe || (American Slang) butter SLANGS -- IDIOMS 01 -- a bit of all right (British Slang) -- a person that you think is very attractive in a physical way 02 -- a bit of rough (British Slang) -- a man from a low social class who has a physical relationship with a woman of a higher social class 03 -- a cold day in hell -- the time of occurrence of an event that will never happen 04 -- a grape on the business (Australian Slang) -- a person whose presence spoils things for others COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG Rhyming slang works by taking a usual or common word and using a rhyming phrase of two or three words to replace it. The second or the last word in the rhyming phrase rhymes with the usual or common word. For instance, we can use the rhyming phrase ‘apples and pears’ in place of a common word ‘stairs’ Apples and Pears -- Stairs You can say “Apples and pears are a key part of the home.” [instead of “Stairs are a key part of the home.”] Note: Sometimes, the last word is dropped in common speech. So, you can also say, “Apples are a key part of the home.” (We dropped “and pears” from the above sentence.) Cockney Rhyming slang Cockney is a dialect of the English language. Cockney Rhyming slang is believed to have originated in the mid-19th century in the East End of London. Traditionally, a cockney is someone who lives in the East End of London. INTERNET SLANGS [Most Internet slangs are a short form of phrases but often they cannot be pronounced,] 121 -- One to One 2day -- Today 2moro -- Tomorrow 2nite -- Tonight 4EAE -- For Ever and Ever

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