English Georgia, United States


Neologism USED Frequently BY Gen Z & Gen Alpha

The term skibidi is a reference to the abomination that is Skibidi Toilet, a 2023 YouTube animated series/meme. The general consensus is that skibidi is an adjective with erratic meaning. Based on the show, it may mean "bad" or "evil".

"That's so skibidi! That's so fanum tax!" "Grow the hell up, boy."

English United States

only in Ohio

Expression USED On Occasion BY Mostly Americans

A reference to the hellish condition of the United States, although applicable anywhere.

"Bro, how is the United States $34.5T in debt?" "Only in Ohio, dawg."

English United States


Slang USED Very frequently BY Gen Z

Can be used as an exclamation, expressing shock, typically in reaction to seeing a large butt, most likely an abbreviation of "God damn", or as a noun, for a woman who is voluptuous and has a large butt.

"Gyatt!" "Hey man, that's my mom."

English United States


Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY teenagers

"Swagé" is a slang term often used by American youths to describe a state of mind or an aura that combines calmness, collectedness, with an extremely cool and hip demeanor. It can refer to a person, thing, or event that exudes an effortless style and confidence, conveying a sense of uniqueness and appeal that sets them apart in a positive and trendy manner. This term encapsulates the essence of being untroubled and self-assured while also being at the forefront of contemporary trends and social appeal. The term "swagé" does not have a direct literal translation because it is a slang term combining the concepts of "swag" which implies style or coolness, and an embellished ending that could imply a sense of elegance or sophistication. However, if we were to create a "literal" translation based on the intended meaning provided earlier, it would be something like "elegant coolness" or "sophisticated swagger." This attempts to convey the original sense of a calm, collected, and extremely cool or hip state.

"Did you see Maya at the party last night? She walked in with such swagé, owning the room without even trying. Everyone was drawn to her vibe." "The concert last night was the definition of swagé. From the chill vibe to the cutting-edge music, everything was perfectly curated to give off an effortlessly cool atmosphere."

English United States


Neologism USED Very frequently BY tiktok people

To have "rizz" means to be charismatic or romantically attractive.

"damn, that guy has rizz. every girl wants to be with him"

English United States

I love this for you

Expression USED Frequently BY office workers, millenials

Used by the person you're talking to when they don't care or disapprove of what you're saying, but don't want to explicitly say so.

"I tried a new yoga class this weekend, the instructor was great and I'm really really liking the flow." "I love this for you!"

English United States

short bus

Expression USED Frequently BY Everybody

American school children are picked up for school on yellow buses. Most children travel on long buses. Short buses are used to pick up smaller groups, usually children with special needs or who attend special classes. The implication is that a "short bus" is for troublesome or low-intelligence individuals.

"That dude clearly got here on the short bus."

English | Pittsburghese Pittsburgh, United States


Word USED Frequently BY People who grew up in Pittsburgh

Much like, "y'all" or "youse guys," it is a pronoun used when referring to a group of people.

"Yinz watch 'at game last night?"

English Chicago, United States


Word USED Frequently BY Everybody, but mostly seasoned parkers

The practice of placing objects in the space where one parks one's car on the street to prevent or deter another car from parking in the spot while one's car is elsewhere. In parts of the city where most of the available parking is on the street, this became a common practice during winter, as people who spent time and energy shoveling the snow around their parked cars didn't want someone else to then take advantage of it. Most point to severe blizzards in the late 1960s/early 1970s as the origin of this practice, though the term "dibs" referring to it is considered to have started with a Chicago Tribune Columnist in 1999. Chicago City Code officially identifies the practice as illegal, though enforcement is often inconsistent. Residents' opinions on the practice are often polarized and disagreements have at times led to acts of vandalism and/or violence between offended parties. Similar practices have been observed in Pittsburgh ("Parking Chair"), Baltimore (same), Boston ("Space Saving"), and Philadelphia ("Savesies").

"Don't park there, Tony. See that old toilet? Someone's got dibs on that spot, and it'd be unwise to provoke someone who can lift an object that heavy all by themself."


English United States

shark week

Expression USED In the past BY Young males

Euphemism for menstrual period.

"She's in a bad mood, it must be shark week!"

English East Coast, United States

on the biatny

Standard Phrase USED On Rare Occasion BY Americans

Describes something in relation to another object that is diagonally across from something

"Their house is on the biatny from The Smith’s place."

English United States


Slang USED On Occasion BY Young people


"He's got girls hanging all over him because he's got serious rizz."

English United States


Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

Taking a raincheck means politely declining an offer, with the implication another attempt will be made at a later time.

"You like to come over for tv and pasta time?" "Sorry buddy, I'll have to take a raincheck."

English United States

I can't breathe

Reference USED Very frequently BY People fighting for justice

A phrase used in connection to the recent murder of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25th, 2020 after a police officer in Minneapolis pinned him down by kneeling on his neck for nearly eight minutes. During the incident, which was captured on video, Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying "I can't breathe."


Confirmed by 23 people

English United States

We're gonna need a bigger boat

Reference USED Rarely BY Some people

Reference to the 1975 shark movie Jaws. Is used when current resources aren't enough to handle the situation that is about to come.

"I heard more than 100 people are coming to the party tonight" "Damn, we're gonna need a bigger boat"

Confirmed by 16 people

English United States

struggle bus

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used to indicate a situation is difficult, someone is struggling, not having a good time or not doing well. Usually used in a phrase such as "riding the struggle bus", "driving the struggle bus", or "on the struggle bus".

"Class today was a real struggle bus."

English United States

razz someone's berries

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

To impress someone. Refers to the word 'raspberry'.

"I'm gonna bake her a cake, I am sure that'll razz her berries"

Confirmed by 2 people


English United States

It's like walking out of a phone booth after sand papering a wild cat's ass

Expression USED On Very Rare Occasion BY Some People

To describe something that you do or do not want to do. This expression is used to describe a difficult situation. You can imagine being in a phone booth which is an enclosed, small space. Trying to sand-paper a wild cat's ass would be difficult in this small space. They may scratch and attack you. This is not a situation you want to find yourself in.

"Hey, bob! How was the weekend with your ex-wife?" "It was like walking out of a phone booth after sand-papering a bobcat's ass" or "I would rather sand-paper a bobcat's ass in a phone booth than spend time with her again".

English The South, United States

nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

Used to describe someone who is nervous. The imagery is that a cat with a long tail would be in constant danger of having its tail crushed under the moving chairs in a room full of rocking chairs

“Did you get to see her before she gets on stage?” “Yes, she’s nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but I think she’ll be great.”

Confirmed by 2 people


English United States

talking peanuts

Expression USED In the past BY People from the countryside

Refer to something of cheap or low value. If something is surprisingly inexpensive, you could say "it's peanuts." Or if you're working for a very low wage, you could say "You're working for peanuts." Peanuts are a very cheap item in this context.

"It's going to cost $40 for all 5 of you to go." "That's $8 a person. You're talking peanuts at that point."