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 R :



Rack : A woman's breasts are her rack, especially if they are large.

Radge : (UK) If someone's radge, they are mad or uncontrollable.

Radgee : (UK) A radgee is a badly-behaved child.

RAF : (UK) RAF stands for 'rough as fuck' and is used for a particularly ugly or uncouth person, usually a woman.

Ragbag : (UK) A ragbag is a selection of things that haven't been chosen systematically.

Rammed : (UK) If a place, especially a pub or bar, is rammed, it is very crowded.

Rank : (UK) Something or someone that is rank is disgusting or ugly.

Rat-arsed : (UK) If someone is rat-arsed, they are very drunk.

Rat-faced : (UK) If someone is rat-faced, they are very drunk.

Rat-run : A rat-run is a residential road that is used by many drivers as it is a convenient route and avoids traffic.

Ratboy : A ratboy is an unpleasant, shifty young male criminal with pale skin resulting from too much fast food,

Ratfink : A womanising and untrustworthy gentleman is a ratfink.

Ratted : (UK) If someone is ratted, they are very drunk.

Rattle : If something rattles you, it annoys you or makes you angry.

Rattling : (UK) If a drug addict's rattling, they are experiencing the painful effects of withdrawal.

Ratty : (UK) If someone is in a bad mood, they are ratty.


Re-entry : Re-entry is a term for returning to sobriety after taking LSD or other hallucinogenic drug.

Rear gunner : A rear gunner is a gay.

Redneck : A redneck is a poor white person from the southern United States, especially rural areas.

Reefer : 'Reefer' is a term for a cannabis cigarette.

Repo man : A repo man's job is to repossess goods where the purchaser hasn't kept up with the payments.

Riff : A riff is a regular sequence of notes or chords, usually when played on a guitar.

Righteous : If something's righteous, it's top quality.

Rim : Rimming someone is performing analingus.

Rim fest : When people are excessively sycophantic towards someone or something, it is a rim fest.

Robert's your father's brother : (UK) Same meaning as Bob's your Uncle - so well known in the UK that this is often now used in place of the original idiom. This idiom means that something will be successful: Just tell him that I gave you his name and Bob's your uncle/Robert's your father's brother- he'll help you.

Rock star : (UK) A rock star is a crack addict, as crack comes in 'rocks'.

Rookie : A rookie is someone who is new to something or has just joined an organisation.

Rort : (AU) If someone rorts you, they defraud you or rip you off.

Rort : (USA) If someone gets rorted, they consume a lot of drugs or alcohol.

Roust : (USA) If the police harass or beat up people, they roust them.


Rozzer : (UK) 'Rozzer' is a slang term for the police (It can be used in the singular or plural): They got busted by the rozzers.

Rubber-necking : When drivers slow down to look at an accident or something unusual, they are rubber-necking.

Rug : (UK) A rug is a wig.



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