British Slang

British Slang: 60 Awesome British Slang Words and Phrases You Should Know

British Slang!!! If you are a traveler, especially an American visiting Britain, you should brush up on some of the local slang. Below is a list of awesome British slang words and phrases that you need to study.

British Slang

Here’s a list of 60 commonly used British slang words and phrases that you will hear when visiting England.

  • Cock-up – Screwup
  • Brilliant – Wonderful
  • Bollocks – Balls
  • Fit bird – Attractive woman
  • Hoover – Vaccum
  • Trolley – Shopping cart
  • Ponce – Poser
  • Skive – Lazy or avoid doing something
  • Fit bloke – Attractive man
  • Diary – Calendar
  • Know your opinion – Knowledgeable
  • Mate – Pal
  • LooBathroom
  • Kip – Sleep or nap
  • Chips – French fries
  • Off-license – Liquor store
  • It’s monkeys outside – It is very cold
  • Easy peasy – Easy
  • Burn – Bult
  • Dishy – Attractive man
  • Bee’s Knees – Awesome
  • Plastered – Drunk
  • PissedIntoxicated
  • Wonky – Not right
  • Chav – White trash
  • Ring – To phone
  • Rubbish – Garbage of “That’s crap!”
  • Honking – Vomiting
  • Stag Night – Bachelor Party
  • Bloke – A man
  • Wicked – Cool!
  • Blinding – Excellent
  • Ace – Cool!
  • Blimey! – Surprise, anger,… (God blind me)
  • Bangers – Sausage
  • Plonker – Idiot
  • Shag – Screw
  • ScrummyDelicious
  • Bugger all – Nothing at all
  • Gutted – Devastated
  • Sick – Cool
  • Blighty – Britain
  • Minging – Disgusting
  • Posh – High-class
  • Give you a bell – Call you
  • Nice one – Messed up
  • Tad – Little bit
  • Tenner – £10
  • Bloody – Used for emphasis
  • Chuffed – Proud
  • Fiver – £5
  • Have a gander – Look
  • Lost the Plot – Gone Crazy
  • Fit – Hot
  • Toff – Upper-class person
  • Skive – Play hookey
  • Fancy – Like something or someone
  • Grub – Food
  • Quid – £ (one pound)
  • Sorted – Arranged

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British Slang Words and Phrases You Should Know British Slang

Commonly used British Slang Words

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Most of these are ok. However there are a few problems. “Vaccum” is not an English word – it’s spelt “vacuum”. What is a “bult”? I’ve never heard of this word but see https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bult … I’m sure this is not the meaning intended here. If you Love English and you want to teach it to others, you should check before you post.

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‘skive’ appears twice
‘toff’ is mostly out-dated, or now very jocular