English | Yorkshire Yorkshire, United Kingdom

siling it down

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Just a local way in Yorkshire and the North East of England to talk about heavy rainfall.

"It's siling it down out there."


English United States


Slang USED Very frequently BY Teens

(adj.) • Short for “legitimate”. Used like “cool.” Meaning new, exciting, in fashion, etc.

"Your coat is legit”

Confirmed by 13 people


English United States


Slang USED Frequently BY Teens

(adj.) • Used the same way as “cool.”

“Did you see my new AirPods?” “Dude! Those are so dope!”

Confirmed by 13 people

English North West England, United Kingdom


Slang USED Very frequently BY Young People

(adj.) • The word 'sound' has two uses and meanings in English slang. The first is as an adjective, to describe a person as cool and/or easy to get on with. The second is as an affirmation, like 'alright' or 'yes, of course'.

"Have you met Josh?" "Yeah, he's well sound." "Is it okay if we get there at about 8pm?" "Yeah, sound, no worries."

Confirmed by 9 people


English Lancashire , England

ey up

Expression USED Frequently BY Most People

Commonly used as a greeting.

“Ey up! How’s things?”

Confirmed by 7 people


English United Kingdom

It's looking a bit black over Bill's mother's

Idiom USED Frequently BY Older Generations

When dark clouds appear on the horizon, signalling that it's about to rain. The "Bill" in question is usually said to be William Shakespeare, but sometimes Kaiser Wilhelm.

"It's looking a bit black over Bill's mother's... I bet it'll rain."



English Midlands, United Kingdom

round the Wrekin

Expression USED Frequently BY older Midlanders

Slang for going the long way around, based on "the Wrekin", a large hill in east Shropshire, England.

"Sorry I'm late. I got on the wrong bus and it took me round the Wrekin!"



English Wales


Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • A close, Welsh hug.

“Come here and give me a cwtch before you go.”

Confirmed by 3 people

English New York, United States

in the street

Slang USED Very frequently BY ex inmates

It's slang for "in the free world", "out of prison".

"Now that I've been in the street for 7 years, I've accomplished many things."

English Greendale, United States

streets ahead

Reference USED On Occasion BY people at Greendale Community College

If you have to ask, you're streets behind.

Pierce: "Abed, your social skills aren't exactly streets ahead."

Confirmed by 8 people

English United States


Word USED Very frequently BY Some People

(n.) • Word used for people who refuse to wear a mask during the corona crisis.

"Anti-maskers are not welcome in this establishment."

Confirmed by 16 people

English Minnesota, United States

cool beans!

Expression USED In the past BY Almost Everyone

It's a way of saying that something is great.

"See you at my place at 3pm?" "Cool beans!"

English English speaking countries


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."


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


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."


English United Kingdom


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


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




English United Kingdom


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."