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  • #10246
    Russian language manager D

    What does adulting mean?

    Adulting is an informal term to describe behavior that is seen as responsible and grown-up. This behavior often involves meeting the mundane demands of independent and professional

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  • #10247
    Russian language manager D

    What does ard mean?
    For those residing in Philadelphia, ard is slang for “alright.”
    For those living outside of the area, it just looks like a typo …

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  • #10255
    Lead Community Manager

    I have often heard and read of people using the slang “bae”; I thought it might have meant something like best friend or something like that and only recently learned it actually meant: A pet name that

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  • #10258
    Russian language manager D

    chuffed
    The word chuffed is British slang for “very pleased.”
    Chuffed may come from an old word, chuff, meaning “puffed up with fat,” apparently taken up in slang as early as the 1860s to imply a sense

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  • #10259
    Russian language manager D

    gutted
    If something greatly displeases you in British English, you might say you’re gutted. To American English ears, gutted calls to mind something many may indeed find displeasing: when the guts of an

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  • #10260
    Russian language manager D

    What does subtweet mean?
    A subtweet is a negative post, especially on Twitter, targeting a certain person without directly mentioning them or their username.

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    Portuguese Language Manager

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  • #10265
    Portuguese Language Manager

    Beat (Adjective)
    In normal terms, beat would be used as a verb meaning ‘to win’ (Boston Celtics beat New York Knicks) or ‘to hit’ (Paul, stop beating your brother) however, in slang it means he

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  • #10312
    Russian language manager D

    What does fye mean?
    Fye is a slang expression used to describe someone or something that is excellent or in a state of excitement.

    Example: “**** this new ciara is soooo fye”

    Fye, pronounced “fi-yuh,”

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  • #10313
    Russian language manager D

    What does je ne sais quoi mean?

    Je ne sais quoi literally means “I don’t know what” in French. The phrase was borrowed into English as an expression of a quality that makes something or someone attractive,

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    • #10375
      Lead Community Manager

      There are indeed many French words used in the English language! (and vice versa of course)

      After the Norman Conquest of 1066, Anglo-Norman (old French) became the language of the elite in the UK. For

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  • #10314
    Russian language manager D

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  • #10315
    Russian language manager D

    What does 143 mean?

    143 is code for I love you, especially used on pagers back in the 1990s.

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  • #10316
    Russian language manager D

    What does per se mean?

    Per se is a Latin phrase literally meaning “by itself.” It has the sense of “intrinsically,” or “in and of itself.” In everyday speech, it’s commonly used to distinguish between

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  • #10317
    Russian language manager D

    What does Q.E.D. mean?

    Q.E.D. is an acronym for the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, a fancy way to show off you just logically proved something.

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    Russian language manager D

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    Russian language manager D

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    • #10514
      Greek Language Manager

      Does it mean that birds are not smart?

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  • #10484
    Russian language manager D

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    Russian language manager D

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    • #10504
      Lead Community Manager

      Thank you for posting so many slang word examples! This is really fun to read about. I thought I knew the English language well, but we always find new things to learn!
      Do you, yourself, use any of these

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    • #12056
      Russian language manager D

      I don’t use much (English) slang words as I’m in the process of learning them 🙂

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  • #12057
    Russian language manager D

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    • #12164
      Greek Language Manager

      Hahaha, I really liked it 🙂

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  • #12137
    Russian language manager D

    Бабки

    Literal definition: grandmas

    Meaning: money

    The term бабки has two meanings in Russian—it can mean grandmas, from the word бабкa (grandma), but it’s also a slang term to describe

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    Lead Community Manager

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  • #12316
    Jeni Z

    Do it for the vine

    When someone has a sort of special talent or party trick, and you ask them to do it so you can capture it on camera.

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    Lead Community Manager

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  • #12374
    Jeni Z

    Flexin – it means to show off your new things or look. Often this applies to those who are not rich, but who seek to prove to everyone the opposite.

    Example: I can’t stand Mike, he’s always flexin

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  • #12402
    Jeni Z

    I OOP

    Can be playfully used to express shock, surprise or embarrassment.

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  • #12423
    Jeni Z

    SKIVE

    To be absent from work or school without permission.

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    Russian language manager D

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    Gaelle R

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  • #12618
    Greek Language Manager

    Examples of Portmanteau Slang
    Some slang terms are created by combining two words into one that has a new meaning. A new word created by combining portions of two existing words is called a portmanteau,

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  • #12647
    Jeni Z

    WHEXIT ➡️
    The act of leaving a Whatsapp group, usually because you are annoyed with other member/s. 😁

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  • #12694
    Greek Language Manager

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  • #12701
    Greek Language Manager

    Soem Greek slang words translated in English:

    Your fantasy does ****! (Η φαντασία σου οργιάζει!)
    Are you working me? (Με δουλεύεις;)
    I am not fighting her… (Δεν την

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  • #12713
    Russian language manager D

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    • #12757
      Greek Language Manager

      I watched this cartoon 🙂

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  • #12772
    Jeni Z

    SNOOP

    To look around a place secretly, in order to discover things or find out information about someone or something
    . 👀

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  • #12791
    Greek Language Manager

    1. Alter!
    This is one of my favourite German expressions. It can used to express surprise, informally greet someone or as an interjection.

    It’s a shortened version of the term, “Alter Schwede” which

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