10 commonly used slang words used in English

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Choose the appropriate slang words(s) for the given blanks in the sentences.

The fact that you _____________ makes you a liability to the company


Her graduation speech was really ___________


Working out for 2 hours at the gym gets you ___________


I would strongly advise you to not date someone who is (an/a) ___________


It’s time to _____________.  This place is really scary


You have to get up early tomorrow.  Go and _____________


I colored my living room black-I really ___________


Don’t be so __________, good things still await your destiny


This guy __________ all day and no work ever gets done


She __________ ever since she started badmouthing her friends in the neighborhood


Let’s ___________ before the cops come.


Why do you have to be such a ________________ when I’m trying to get some work done?


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 What are slang words ?

Slangs are nothing but Informal words or expressions that are used in the spoken rather than in the written English.  As they are strictly informal, you might want to use them mostly with friends, colleagues or people close to you.  You’ll want to refrain from using slangs with your boss, teachers or elders.  It is important to also know that slangs are not unique words.  They are, however, derived from other common English words or maybe other slangs too.

 Let’s take a look at some interesting slangs you can use on an everyday basis:

1. To blow out of here-

Meaning : To leave or exit

Example Sentence : I decided to blow out of the theater because the movie was so boring.

2. Pain in the neck

Meaning :  Some one who is very annoying

Example Sentence : My little brother can be a real pain in the neck with his constant questioning.

3. Zapped out

Meaning : To be completely tired or exhausted

Example Sentence : I was zapped out after a long day at work.

4. Catch some Z’s

Meaning : To get some sleep or rest

Example Sentence : I need to catch some Z’s before my next flight which is due in 7 hours time.

5. To screw around

Meaning : To waste productive time

Example Sentence :You’ll be fired if you screw around all the time.

6. Far out

Meaning : Something that is really great ( especially music)

Example Sentence :The music played at the concert tonight was far out.

7. Goof up

Meaning : To make a serious mistake

Example Sentence : I goofed up by painting my hair purple.

8. Make waves

Meaning : To cause trouble

Example Sentence :The politician’s controversial speech made waves around town.

9. Bummed

Meaning : To be depressed or sad.

Example Sentence : I was bummed on hearing the news about the recently hit recession in the country.

10. Airhead

Meaning : Someone who is stuipd (person)

Example Sentence : My sister’s boyfriend is an airhead.


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