English English speaking countries

loml

Acronym USED On Occasion BY Gen Z'ers

(n.) • An acronym for 'love of my life'. Often used on Instagram as a caption for a picture of your partner.

"Look at him. #loml"

English English speaking countries

to throw someone in at the deep end

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Most People

(v.) • To put someone into a new situation without enough preparation or introduction. Refers to the deep end of a swimming pool.

"They really threw me in at the deep end but I'm getting used to it now."

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English English speaking countries

baptism of fire

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Most People

Immediately having to cope with a stressful situation in order to improve.

"How was your first driving lesson?" "It was a bit of a baptism of fire but I enjoyed it."

English English speaking countries

hangry

Portmanteau USED On Occasion BY Most People

(adj.) • To be angry or irritated because of hunger.

"Can you hurry up? I'm starting to get hangry."

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English United Kingdom

#ClapForCarers

Hashtag USED In the past BY Most People

Hashtag used to express gratitude for NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Refers to the act of clapping outside your house at 8pm on a Thursday night.

"A special #ClapForCarers will take place at 5pm today as we say happy birthday to our precious NHS."

English Malaysia

banana

Name USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Used to refer to an English-educated Malaysian born Chinese person, who doesn’t have a good command of the Chinese language and can only speak English.

"Alex's grandparents find it hard to speak with him because he is a banana."

Confirmed by 6 people

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English United Kingdom

Oright?

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(Are you alright?) • A common and informal way to greet someone.

"Oright mate, how's it going?" "Yeah, not too bad, thanks."

Confirmed by 11 people

English United Kingdom

the Mrs

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • Used by men to refer to their partner. Does not necessarily mean they are married.

"Want to go for a beer tonight?" "I can't, I'm staying in with the Mrs."

English United Kingdom

got the morbs

Expression USED In the past BY Victorians in the 1880's

Used to describe temporary melancholia, coined from the word "morbid".

"I've got the morbs walking around this cemetery."

Confirmed by 2 people

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English English speaking countries

buy-cott

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY People Opposing Protests

(n.) • Going out of your way to buy from a certain brand that has been boycotted.

“I’ve been buying a lot of t-shirts as part of a buy-cott to save a local business from going under”

Confirmed by 7 people

English United Kingdom

innit

Interjection USED Frequently BY Young People

(interj.) • Contraction of the phrase "isn't it?". Used to express agreement and confirm something someone else has said.

"It's so cold today." "Innit."

English United Kingdom

famous last words

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

An ironic comment on an overconfident assertion that may later be proved wrong.

"I'll be perfectly fine going on my own!" "Famous last words!"

English United States

86

Slang USED On Occasion BY Bartenders

(v.) • Used in the service industry, particularly in bars, to describe an item that has run out, a person to be kicked out or to be refused service, or to lose your job. It can be used more loosely to refer to removing something.

“We just sold our last oyster dish, so 86 oysters for the rest of the night.” "The new guy's been 86'd. He wasn't right for the job."

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English Yorkshire, United Kingdom

mardy

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

(adj.) • Used to describe someone who is sulking or in a bad mood.

"I'd leave her alone, she's being mardy today."

English Manchester, United Kingdom

ginnel

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • Used to describe an alley or passageway between houses.

"I walked my dog through the ginnel to get to the park."

English Manchester , United Kingdom

chuffed

Word USED Frequently BY Some People

(adj.) • Used to express satisfaction and happiness.

"I'm chuffed with my new trainers".

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English United States

copaganda

Word USED On Occasion BY Antifacists

(n.) • Combination of the words “cop” and “propaganda”. Used for media that promotes the police and/or shows them in a positive light.

“Say what you want, but Paw Patrol is pure copaganda.”

Confirmed by 3 people

English United States

takes forever

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY everyone

When something is taking a very long time and you want to exaggerate that its been a very long time.

“Why is it taking forever for our food to come out?”

Confirmed by 12 people

English NY, United States

hits the spot

Idiom USED Very frequently BY everyone

when something is very satisfying and it's exactly what you needed in that moment. It mostly refers to food especially if you have a craving.

“That ice cream really hit the spot! I've been wanting some all week!”

Confirmed by 10 people

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English United States

to be beat

Slang USED Frequently BY teens

(v.) • To be beat means you're extremely tired that you need to sleep right now.

"Sorry, man, I'm so beat, I'm not going out tonight, I'm going right to bed!"

Confirmed by 10 people