English commonly used slang

Have you ever heard your English native speaking friends saying some strange words that you cannot look them up in the dictionary? Well, it is when they are using slang – the real-life everyday language. Check out the list of some English commonly used slang below to understand your friends better.


Hangover: the headache in the morning after a heavy drinking night

I get a terrible hangover due to the reunion party last night.


(Source: i.telegraph.co.uk)

Busted: get caught doing something bad

He was busted stealing a bike yesterday.

Dump (to dump somebody): to break up with somebody

“Why does she look so upset?”

“Her boyfriend dumped her last night.”

In no time: Very soon.

He’ll arrive at the airport in no time.

Crush (to have a crush on somebody):  to be attracted to somebody/ to held a romantic feeling for somebody

She has been having a crush on him for three years.


(Source: romanceways.com)

Hooked (to be hooked on something): addicted to something

I’m totally hooked on that new TV show.

Screw up: do something badly/ make a mistake

He screwed up all the group project this time.

Weirdo: an eccentric person

The new student transferred to our class is really a weirdo.

Chicken: coward

“He didn’t say anything seeing his girlfriend goes out with another guy.”

“Well, he is such a chicken.”

Nuts: crazy

“You are so nuts thinking I will go to the haunted house with you.”

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