Nigerian Pidgin-English Nigeria

olosho

Slang USED Very frequently BY Male youth

Olosho (also ashana) is used as a synonym of harlot or sex worker. It is a slang only known to young males in reference to a female that sleeps about.

"Dat chikala nah olosho."

"That babe is a prostitute."

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 Georgia

skibidi

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

gyatt

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

swagé

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 Kingdom

at it like knives

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some people

1. To be exuberantly having sex. 2. To argue loudly (rarer) A slightly old-fashioned phrase.

"I could hear my neighbours at it like knives all night!"

alt

English United Kingdom

chocolate teapot

Expression USED Frequently BY Most people

Something or someone that is a of little practical use. Sometimes "fireguard" is substituted for "teapot".

"Rishi has made a mistake again. I swear he is about as useful as a chocolate teapot."

English United States

rizz

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 Edinburgh, Scotland

shan

Word USED On Occasion BY People from Edinburgh

1. Low quality, of poor standard. 2. Unfair, harsh.

"Your ma makes a shan breakfast." "The driver wouldn’t let me on the bus with my chips, how shan is that?"

English England

the dog's bollocks

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some people

A vulgar, somewhat blokish, expression for something or someone that is very good. The phrase dates back to at least the 1940s but is still in common (vulgar) use

"That new show is the dog's bollocks!"

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 United Kingdom

not as green as cabbage-looking

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some people

To not be as naive as someone appears. To be smarter or more intelligent than expected.

"They tried to hide the dent so I'd pay full price, but I'm not as green as I am cabbage-looking."

alt

English the internet

nem

Word USED On Occasion BY women on the internet

(noun) • Way to write the word "man" or "men" without being blocked.

"nem are trash"

Newfoundland english Canada

twack

Word USED Frequently BY Newfoundlanders

Verb, used to describe the act of shopping with the express intent of not buying anything.

"Come on b’y, let’s go twack ‘til dinner time."

English Canada

chummy

Slang USED On Rare Occasion BY Some people

A noun to be used in place of "thing"

"I forget what it's called, but pass me that chummy"

English Australia

arvo

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It is a time of day. Short for afternoon

"This arvo I will pick up the kids from school "

English Australia

sweet as

Expression USED Frequently BY Everybody

Means awesome or good, or a less aggressive form of f*** yeah!

“I just won $1000 on a scratcher.” “Sweet as!”

English Canada

double-double

Slang USED Frequently BY Canadians

(n.) • Common way to drink coffee in Canada. 2 cream and 2 sugar.

“Hi, can I order a double-double please?”

Confirmed by 2 people

æ

English New Mexico, USA

umbers

Slang USED On Rare Occasion BY Skaters, locals

It is usually used when you get caught doing something and/or hear about gossip. Skaters use it when someone gets caught by the cops. Locals use it as a reaction to gossip.

*after hearing about a skater friend getting caught by the cops* "Umbers, you got caught by the cops." *after hearing some gossip* "Umbers!"