British Slang

For people outside of the UK even the word ‘slang’, might be unusual, so to clarify, ‘slang’ refers to the casual use of words that have been newly created and are usually spoken only by select groups of people.

Slang in Britain flourishes, from North to South or East to West you’ll find an interesting mix of English and regional dialects, sometimes heavily influenced by international culture (heighted by internet culture).

You can easily find yourself puzzled by the quick retorts of youth, or the savvy lingo expressed by the professional and even by the old pensioners outdated observations.

Thankfully, we’ve devised a guide to popular slang, the following table reveals the meaning behind the words:


This is by no means a complete list as there are thousands and thousands of slang words in the UK. You will probably pick up many of them yourself whilst you stay here.

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