Top Ten British Slang Words and TermsEveryone enjoys putting on a British accent to make them sound pish posh, but it’s not just the accent, or the presence of tea that makes you British. There are many slang terms, some of which mean a different thing, that are fun to say and easy to use, and they are quite present in British pop culture, like the Harry Potter book series and movies. But which slang word is the best? And if you don’t know what they mean, I included a little definition in the comments for each of these words. Just a fun list.
Oy mate, your list is bloody brilliant innit? I am however gobsmacked that the word "bullocks" isn't number 1. Other than that daft choice, you're a good bloke and your lists leave me right chuffed!
This list is just, purely, purely, brilliant. Sloth21, you're bloody brilliant!
Bloody brilliant mate!
This is the one that British people always use, so it should be first. My soccer coaches, most of them have British accents and are from Scotland or England, and the only word on here they ever use it mate. So it should be first!
Mate means buddy, or pals, and it's a very common British slang word.
This means, well, an idiot. "git" definitely used a lot in the book series Harry Potter, so you should know it by now.
SLIMY GIT! I am gonna use this at my American school because nobody knows what it means.
Basically another word for "guy", but usually just someone completely ordinary, clueless, or innocent.
Bloke, Rubbish and Mate are commonly used in Australia too.
Oh, I love all the words on this list! It's so hard to choose one! But I have chosen this because it just sounds so british! "Knackered" It just really sounds british! So fun to say!
Exhausted because of something. Ex. "I'm knackered after that workout!"
This, obviously, means something bad. "That's Rubbish!" Or "I'm rubbish at this sport" could be phrases used with this word.
Oh I hear this word all the time I just didn't think it was considered slang.
I didn't know this was considered slang.
An expression of surprise, an exclamation. The British way of say, "God!", "Woah", "Odin's Beard", etc. You've probably been exposed to this in movies or TV shows.
This word is just really fun to say. It's kind of like rubbish, so it means something is bad, a lie, or unfair.
Gobsmacked means that you are so surprised that it needs a whole new word.
A british slang for calling something foolish or stupid. Oops I mean, schtewpid.
Being proud of something: "I was right chuffed that I aced that test".