Slangs





Slangs are the expressions which are used in their most informal usages.Slang is language at its most informal, using expressions that many would consider to be grammatically imperfect and sometimes rude. Slang often used within small social groups where it can help draw and keep the group together. It changes very quickly in English.

Cockney Rhyming Slangs are the specialised forms of slangs used in the East of London. This kind of Slang is a kind of antilanguage where words are replaced by phrases that rhyme (sound the same): North and south = mouth Adam and Eve = believe Sometimes, the last word is dropped.

Slangs beginning with G :



Gaff : (UK) Your gaff is your home.

Gaff : (UK) A gaff is a mistake or error.

Gaffer : (UK) The gaffer is the boss.

Gaffle : (USA) If someone gaffles you, they cheat you.

Gaft : (USA) To gaft is to steal.

Gallie : (UK) A gallie is a casual girlfriend. ('Gally' is an alternative spelling.)

Gallis : (UK) A gallis is a man who is sexually promiscuous.

Gammy : (UK) If a part of the body is gammy, it is injured or infected.

Gander : (UK) If you have a gander at something, you look at it.

Gas guzzler : Humvees, SUVs, nations and people that consume far too much fuel are gas guzzlers.

Gaybob : (USA) A gaybob is an idiot.

Gaydar : If someone has gaydar, they can sense whether someone is gay (gay + radar).

Gearhead : (USA) A gearhead is a person who is crazy about cars.

Get a life : This is used to suggest that someone or a statement is boring or unoriginal, though it has become a cliche itself.

Get a little on the side : It means to cheat on someone in matters of love.'They were married, but she thought he was getting a little on the side.'

Get canned : If you get canned, you are sacked from your job.

Get dibbled : (UK) If you get dibbled, you get arrested or hassled by the police. (The name comes from Officer dibble, the police officer in the 'Top Cat' cartoon)

Get hosed : (USA) If you get hosed, you are rejected or refused something.

Get off your backside : This is used to tell someone who is lazy that they should make an effort and do something.

Get the chair : If someone gets the chair, they are sentenced to die in the electric chair.

Ghit : A ghit is a Google hit. (Written English mostly)

Give someone air : (UK) If you give someone air, you ignore them.

Give the dog a bone : If you give the dog a bone, you have sex with a woman.

Give you lip : If someone gives you lip, they are rude and show disrespect.

Glitch : If something has a glitch, it has a fault, especially computers and software.

Glitzy : If something is glitzy, it is stylish, fashionable and ostentatious.

Gluey : (UK) Someone who sniffs glue or solvents is a gluey.

Gnashers : Gnashers are teeth.

Go ballistic : (UK) If someone goes ballistic, they get extremely angry.

Go bitchcakes : If someone goes bitchcakes, they lose their temper.

Go on the bash : (Scot) When people go on the bash, they go drinking.

Go postal : (USA) If someone goes postal, they turn violent at work, especially when they shoot other workers. It is a reference to the American postal service where there have been a number of cases of people killing other workers in fits of rage.

Gob : (UK) A person's gob is their mouth. If they have a big gob, they talk too much or talk indiscreetly.

Gob : (UK) If someone falls over, they gob.

Gob : To gob is to spit.

Gobshite : (UK) A gobshite is a person who talks rubbish. [gob (mouth) + shite (shit)

God botherer : (UK) A God botherer is a Christian, especially an evangelical one.

God squad : (UK) Evangelical Christians are the God squad.

Gofer : A gofer is a person whose job involves fetching things and running errands. (It comes from 'go for' because they have to go for things.)

Gone : If someone is gone, they are so intoxicated they can't understand what's happening around them.

Good on ya, mate : This means 'well done' or 'good job'; often used sarcastically.

Good shutness : You can say this when you're glad to be rid of something or someone.

Goof : (USA) A goof is a fool. Goof : If you goof, you make a mistake or do something wrong.

Gooner : (UK) A Gooner is a supporter of the football team Arsenal.

Gopping : (UK) Something's that disgusting or shocking is gopping.

Grass : (UK) A grass is a police informer. It can also be used as a verb.

Greasy spoon : (UK) A greasy spoon is a cafe or cheap restaurant that serves predominantly fried food like British breakfasts.

Grep : (UK) If something is grep, it is unpleasant.

Grief : If someone gives you grief, they make trouble for you or bother you.

Grievous : (UK) If something's grievous, it's really bad.

Grime : (UK) Grime is a UK form of hip-hop.

Grody : (USA) If something's grody, it's unpleasant or disgusting.

Grub : (UK) Grub is food.

Grundies : (UK) Grundies are men's underwear.

Grunt : (USA) A grunt is a foot soldier.

Gutted : If you're gutted, you are very disappointed or hurt.



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