Incredible ’90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About

Even though words like “rad” and “anyways” are still said today by some, they are considered slang of the 90s because of their prominence in pop culture at the time. A lot of top 90s slang words like “Whatever!” and “Cut. It. Out” trickled down from movies and TV shows (hello, Clueless and Full House).

Some 90s jargon came directly from songs that were popular at the time, like “Scrubs” and “Whoomp, There It Is.” Read this list to reacquaint yourself with popular 90s slang words and vote on your favorites. If there are great 90s slang sayings/words that you remember that are not on the list, go ahead and add them too. Okay nineties folks, late!

  • ‘Dip’ or ‘Let’s Dip
    verb…To leave. ex. ‘Hang up the phone and let’s dip.’or…’See you guys later, we have to dip.’
  • ‘Sup, b?
    Phrase, short for “what’s up my bitch?”
  • …with
    Adv. along, short for “with you,” “with me,” etc. Example: “I can’t go. I still have homework to do.” “Just bring it with” or “We’re going to the mall. Wanna go?” “Well, if you stop by the Gap, I’ll come with.”
  • Ah girl
    What’s up girl?
  • Aiight
    Alright, Okay
  • All That
    Eexpression. That which has everyone’s attention (usu. said to people who pretend to be such)
  • All that and a bag a chips
    Means “I’m the best and then some.”
  • All…
    As in “I’m all” or “She was all…” A replacement for the term “like”. Usually seems to mean “says” or “said”. “He was all, ‘Are you mad at me?’ and I was all ‘No way, what are you talking about?’
  • As if!
    1) Excl. Yeah right! Phrase immortalized by Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless”.
  • Atari
    A term used among electronic musicians and some ravers to describe horrid DJs. The term used when referring to a bad, or mindless DJ’s sound. “That DJ is such an Atari”.
  • Back In The Day
    expression. back in the days of…, ’90s version of “When I was…” or “Remember when…?”
  • Bama
    Term used to call someone a redneck ie “Dude that guy was a bama.”
  • Bangin’/Slammin’
    Has it going on..
  • Beans
    money…ussually dollars. Let me borrow 2 beans for the soda.
  • Beards/Chinny/Chinny rack on
    False, bullshit. Said when you don’t believe someone. Usually accompanied by scratching the chin.
  • Beeotch
    n. phonetic variant of “bitch,” usu. used as a term of endearment toward someone you’re too macho to address more politely
  • Bitch
    n. someone over whom you have pretty much complete control. Recalls sadomasochistic B&D meaning and/or prison sodomy.
  • Blazed
    If you ask someone “Yo, wanna go get blazed?” You are asking them if they want to go smoke weed. Or already high “Man, I’m blazed”
  • Bling-Bling
    Wearing nice jewelry
  • Blood
    noun.it means freind, or homeboy. Typically men use it to refer to each other. i.e. “what’s up blood?”
  • The Bomb
    1) Adj. Par excellence! Out of this world!
  • Bones
    Money, “I need 7 bones for the movie.”
  • Bonus/bargain
    Sarcasm generally used in the UK, meaning “Oh for god sake”
  • Boo Ya!
    a phrase of exlaimation after you’ve done something fly; or meaining “Ya bitch in yo face!”; often used after a “yo mamma” joke…”Yo mamma so fat she smoke turkey after sex! BOO YA!”
  • Bounce
    To leave “lets bounce”
  • Brutal
    Bacically means bad “That movie was brutal dogg”
  • Bugg’n
    Same as trippin’, Freaking out. “Man you’s buggin the otha night dawg.”
  • Bunk
    Crazy, messed-up…
  • Buzz Hype
    Awesome, amazing, not boring
  • Buzz Kill
    Boring
  • CHA-CHING!!!
    Costly
  • Cheddar
    Money, cash, etc.
  • Chica
    Means “chick” or “girl”. i.e. “Hey what’s up chica?”
  • Chick-Flick
    n. any movie that has none of the following: graphic violence, full frontal female nudity (necessarily), a high-speed chase, or sight gags. Essentially, movies that stereotypically apply only to women, such as “The English Patient.”
  • Chill Out
    Calm down, take it easy
  • Chillin’
    It means that you doing O.K., or your fine.
  • Crib
    House, apartment, dorm, dwelling
  • Crunk
    hyped up , bout it , excited
  • Cuttin’ Glass
    When someone’s nipples are hard fromt the cold, it is assumed that their nipples are so hard they could cut glass. When “cuttin’ glass”, it means that…your nipples are very hard.
  • Damn Skippy
    That’s right
  • Dank
    adjective. Describes how awesome something is. Used frequently in the Phish parking lots. Ex. “Those are some dank nugs!!!”
  • Dawg
    another meaning for a friend, an acquaintance…”What up Dawg!”
  • Dead Presidents
    Slang term for money (reference to pictures of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin et.al. on paper or coined currency).
  • Don’t go there!
    Someone has just hit a touchy subject and the other person doesn’t appreciate them getting in their business.
  • Dope
    Synonomous with fly, cool, etc. Ex. “Yo, those shoes are dope, girl!”
  • Dope
    Great
  • Down
    I down with that. Like “That sounds good to me”
  • Dubs
    Reveresed spelling of the word “buds” which is another slang form for WEED
  • Dubs
    20 inch rims on a car.
  • Dude
    noun. used for male or female.
  • Dude!
    used at the beginning of an exclamation or a question. i.e. “Dude! Look at that hot guy!” or “Dude, have you seen my bag?” can be used for male or female.
  • Duh!!
    Didn’t you know that?
  • Eat my shorts!
    “Screw you!” or “Go to hell!” used by the cartoon boy Bart Simpson in Matt Groening’s “The Simpsons”
  • Evita Like
    1) Adj. Snobby
  • F-bomb
    Excl. euphemism for “f**k.” May have gained popularity on radio sports talk host Jim Rome’s show.
  • FYI
    For your information. “FYI< i don’t care”
  • Fart-Knocker
    adj. An idiot; A phrase coined by “Beavis & Butt-Head” in the early 90’s.
  • Fine
    he/she looks real good, like “that guy is fine”
  • Flawsen
    Another term for “kissing ass to someone”
  • Fly
    Fly: meaning cool, good, fun, etc. used mostly in the mid 90’s, when the word “phat” was especially popular. (exp-“that dance was sooo fly”)
  • Fool
    Sounds like foo’. A dummy. ex: “Let’s go fool.”
  • Freak out
    Go crazy, get really mad, i.e. “he freaked out when I told him”
  • Freakin’
    a slightly nicer term for fu**ing. i.e. “he’s a freakin idiot!”
  • Fresh
    original, cool, nice, “the shit”
  • Gank
    To steal. I ganked these shoes from the mall.
  • Get Over It
    Get Over It means exactly wat it sez – “Get Over It!”. To tell someone to get over it is to point out that they are over-reacting to a situation or thing or is telling them that they need to shut up- e.g. “I can’t belive I spilt cola on my new shirt!” “Get over it”
  • Get a Room!
    Excl. What you say to two or more people whose public displays of affection seem too inappropriate or risque. (i.e., make what you’re doing private, not so public)
  • Gettin Jiggy
    verb. Can mean either dancing or putting the move on a member of the opposite sex. Popularized by the Will Smith song “Getting Jiggy With It”
  • Ghetto
    adj. unflattering, as in cheap.
  • Giddy Up!
    A remark which might be said whilst eyeing up an attractive person.
  • Going Postal
    1) Excl. Going crazy. Refers to the trend of some postal workers becoming violent.
  • Good to go
    all set, in order, ready to go, etc.
  • Grind-age
    1) Noun. Food
  • Hard / Hard nut / Tough nut
    A tough guy. “He thinks he’s a Tough nut”
  • Heady Nuggets
    Description of very good weed.
  • Hella
    It means sort of like saying “really.” i.e. “she was hella pissed!”
  • Hey Fats
    Phrase, means “Hey what’s up buddy”
  • Hit
    having sex, “let me hit it from behind”
  • Home Skillet
    meaning your friend or anyone you may wont it to be meaning!
  • Homey/Homeslice
    n. buddy
  • Hooch or Hoochie
    A slut
  • How’s it hangin’?
    Expr. informal greeting, as in “How are you?”
  • I Got The Pasties
    My mouth is dry
  • I’m gone
    Bye
  • IPO
    The quickest way to get rich in 99–Initial Public Offering!
  • Ice
    jewelry with diamonds in it
  • It’s Cashed
    Means it’s gone. it’s done
  • It’s all good
    meaning it’s ok. ex:”i’m sorry i couldn’t hook you up!” “oh, don’t worry, it’s all good!”
  • It’s go time!
    1) Excl. It’s time to fight, you’ve pushed me too far, etc. (a.k.a. “bring it on!” or “you want a piece of me?!”)
  • Jack
    verb) to steal something. i.e. “my car got jacked” or “don’t jack my stuff”
  • Jack you up
    To beat the crap out of someone. i.e. “I’m gonna jack you up”
  • Jock
    To like extremly, “Dude, he jocks my shit!” “I jock him hard!”
  • Junk
    noun One of two words in the world which applies as a substitute to every single noun in the English language. The other word being “shit.” It is used liberally in any/all conversations. Example: “Damn, man, did you see that junk yesterday? Man, I was all up IN that junk! That junk was TIGHT”
  • Know what I mean
    (UK) said in the strongest Manchester accent you could muster in the style of Oasis’s Liam Gallagher. Used at the end of a statement to get people to agree with you.
  • Larey
    Out of order, used when someone has committed a foux pas. “He stole my wallet, that guy is so larey”, “He stole my wallet, that was not on”
  • Lay Off
    Means to stop whatever it is you’re doing. You want to lay off the potty mouth!
  • Let Me Bang
    Let us have sex
  • Let’s Bone Out
    Meaning “let’s go” .
  • Let’s roll
    Let’s leave.
  • Like
    an insert in sentences when no other word is available
  • Lunchn’
    Verb,Messing around, acting crazy
  • Lurker
    One who enters electronic chat rooms without making a contribution.
  • Mad
    adj: very; a lot; soooooo; shows extremism; Example: That dessert was MAD good. I have to pay MAD bills
  • Man, I’m Slammin
    Meaning I’m doing good today
  • Man, that is clean.
    That is righteous.
  • Mofo
    Word used for mother f*cker
  • Morph
    1) Verb. To change into something else
  • Murk, or Murkin’
    To act crazy or wild out
  • My Bad!
    1)Expr. My mistake
  • NOT! 
    Adverb. Used as a function word to stand for the negative of a preceding group of words “‘Episode I, the Phantom Menace’ was great… NOT”. Origin stems from the Waynes World film.
  • Nice!
    Really Cool or Amazing “Nice Dude!”
  • Not So Much
    “umm…try again” “not cool” lame or bad idea
  • O.G.
    stands for “original gangsta”; see old school
  • OMG
    means Oh MY God…
  • Off the Heasy
    1) Adj. Otherwise known as off the hook; unbelieveable or different
  • Oh My God!
    A sign of disgust, such as “ohmygod why is she wearing that.” or a sign of excitement such as “ohmygod guess what?!”
  • Oh snap..
    oh yeah, thats right
  • Old School
    adj./adv. old-fashioned, of the old style, etc. Usually a term of respect for the past greats of whatever discipline you’re talking about (e.g., Do it old school like Elvis)
  • Oogly
    As in very ugly. “She’s so ugly, she’s OOgly” popular in the eastcoast since around 1997
  • Open up a can of whoop-ass
    Excl. to kick one’s butt, you’re in trouble now, etc.
  • Peace out
    Bye
  • Phat!
    1) Adjective. Cool, awesome, your hip or pretty hot and tempting.
  • Pigeon
    A girl that most guys hate; golddigger
  • Piggy
    Term used to describe a cop or police man
  • Pimpin’
    Cool, “tight”,really good…or “to be pimpin” as in clothing..
  • Playa
    someone who is cheating on their significant other
  • Po Po
    Noun. Term used for police
  • Props
    Kudos, credit. “I hate Dallas, but you gotta give Aikman his props.” Often used with “Mad” (“Mad props for this website, Beeotch!”). Origin: from “proper respect.”
  • Psyche
    not, just kidding; used at the end of a sentence “yea i did all my homework. psyche!!”
  • Punani
    A women’s private parts
  • Punked
    v. To be proven wrong; dissed; to be capped on. “That fool got punked on!”
  • Quit Icing My Grill 
    Phrase used when someone gets in your face and speaks to make you look bad
  • Rolling
    verb. Feeling the effects of MDMA (E, X, Ecstacy). Example: Damn, you are rolling your brains out!
  • Rolling or Tripping “face”
    Feeling the effects of MDMA or LSD, so that it is visible to others. “You’re rolling face!”
  • Salty
    1) Verb. To make someone angry. eg. “Back off, I’m getting hella salty”
  • Score!
    You got something you wanted or you did really good at something. (ie. “Score!, i got 80% on my math test.” Or ” Score!, Jeff said he’d go to the prom with me.”)
  • Scrub
    A guy who thinks he’s fine, which is also known as a busta.He still lives with his mom and is always broke.
  • Shady
    1) Adj. Being unfair or wrong
  • Shady
    Someone who acts cool with you, but really isn’t.