Dictionary of Slang Words: Vocabulary Building (Paperback)
Slangs are very informal or specific words that are especially used by a particular group of people and are more common in spoken English. In this book, you will study and learn various common slang words, cockney rhyming slangs and Internet slangs ----- Sample This: 01 -- aardvark n.] -- (British Slang) hard work, unpleasant tasks; 02 -- abbess n.] -- (British Slang) a woman who runs a brothel; 03 -- about done adj.] -- (British Slang) completed or finished; 04 -- about right adj.] -- (British Slang) Slightly drunk; 05 -- absotively (adv.) -- (American Slang) absolutely, positively; 06 -- AC/DC adj.] -- bisexual; 07 -- acid n.] -- LSD ((Lysergic acid diethylamide) an illegal drug that affects people's minds and causes them to see and hear things that are not really there; 08 -- action n.] -- (American Slang) the state of feeling excited; 09 -- antifreeze n.] -- (American Slang) liquor; 10 -- aries n.] -- heroin, a drug that has strong side effects; 11 -- ashes n.] -- cannabis or marijuana; 12 -- aunt Mary n.] -- cannabis or marijuana; 13 -- ax (axe) n.] -- musical instrument, especially a guitar or saxophone; 14 -- axeman n.] -- a man who plays a musical instrument, especially a guitar or saxophone; 15 -- axle grease n.] -- (British Slang) a bribe ----- (American Slang) butter ----- SLANGS - IDIOMS -- 01 -- a bit of all right (British Slang) -- a person that you think is very attractive in a physical way; 02 -- a bit of rough (British Slang) -- a man from a low social class who has a physical relationship with a woman of a higher social class; 03 -- a cold day in hell -- the time of occurrence of an event that will never happen; 04 -- a grape on the business (Australian Slang) -- a person whose presence spoils things for others ----- COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG -- Rhyming slang works by taking a usual or common word and using a rhyming phrase of two or three words to replace it. The second or the last word in the rhyming phrase rhymes with the usual or common word. For instance, we can use the rhyming phrase 'apples and pears' in place of a common word 'stairs' -- Apples and Pears - Stairs -- You can say "Apples and pears are a key part of the home." instead of "Stairs are a key part of the home."] Note: Sometimes, the last word is dropped in common speech. So, you can also say, "Apples are a key part of the home." (We dropped "and pears" from the above sentence.) Cockney Rhyming slang Cockney is a dialect of the English language. Cockney Rhyming slang is believed to have originated in the mid-19th century in the East End of London. Traditionally, a cockney is someone who lives in the East End of London. INTERNET SLANGS Most Internet slangs are a short form of phrases but often they cannot be pronounced, ] 121 -- One to One; 2day -- Today; 2moro -- Tomorrow; 2nite -- Tonight; 4EAE -- For Ever and Ever.