10 must-know expressions of British slang

If you are a preparing for your trip to England, or you are a writer whose work is set against a British-esque backdrop, this article is meant for your reading! Why? Because it lists out some wicked cool common pieces of British slang. Have a look!

Mate (noun)

“Mate” is used to call a friend, usually a close friend.

Example: I hung out with some mates last night.

Bugger All (noun)

“Bugger all” is a more vulgar way to say “nothing at all.”

Example: I have bugger all to say to him.

Gutted (adjective)

To be “gutted” means to be extremely upset.

Example: She was gutted after her crush rejected her.

10 must-know expressions of British slang -Car Park

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Car Park (noun)

“Car park” is a British term referring to a parking lot.

Example: I left my car in the car park before going home last night

Hunky-Dory (adjective)

“Hunky-Dory” is used to describe a situation in which everything is okay, cool and going well.

Example: “Don’t worry, mate! Everything is hunky-dory.

Starkers (adverb)

“Starkers” refers to a state of being completely naked.

Example: He was standing starkers in the middle of his house when his parents came home from their vacation.

Tickety-Boo (Adjective)

When people say “tickety-boo”, it means that everything is going great.

Example: “It has been a while since our last meet. How’s everything?” “Tickety-boo, mate!”

10 must-know expressions of British slang -Tickety-Boo

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Blow off (verb)

To “blow off” means to fart. Usually, people say: “Who blew off?” – meaning “who farted?”

Minted (adjective)

If a person is “minted,” he is extremely rich.

Example: She’s young, beautiful and minted.

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