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British Slang Words You Should Know

Added by Tomasz H. 2 February 2015 in category: English, Lexicon

Mate

An informal way of saying friend.

e.g. She's my best mate.

 

Taking the mickey

Making fun of something.

e.g. Are you taking the mickey out of my new shoes?

 

A brew

A cup of tea.

e.g. I will make you a brew.

 

Cheers

Thanks, but you can also use it when you make a toast.

e.g. I've bought you a drink. Cheers, mate.

 

Gobsmacked

To be really shocked.

e.g. He was gobsmacked when he heard of the redundancies.

 

Barmy

Crazy or mad.

e.g. Not another one of his barmy ideas!

 

Gutted

Really upset or disappointed.

e.g. He was gutted when she finished the relationship.

 

Knackered

Very tired, exhausted.

e.g. I'm too knackered to go out this evening.

 

Shambles

Disorganized, a mess.

e.g. Our economy is in a shambles.

 

Cracking/Smashing

Really good.

e.g. He looks smashing in his suit.

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