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?”
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?
- 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.”
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”.
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…?”
Term used to call someone a redneck ie “Dude that guy was a bama.”
Has it going on..
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.
n. phonetic variant of “bitch,” usu. used as a term of endearment toward someone you’re too macho to address more politely
n. someone over whom you have pretty much complete control. Recalls sadomasochistic B&D meaning and/or prison sodomy.
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”
Wearing nice jewelry
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!
Money, “I need 7 bones for the movie.”
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!”
To leave “lets bounce”
Bacically means bad “That movie was brutal dogg”
Same as trippin’, Freaking out. “Man you’s buggin the otha night dawg.”
- Buzz Hype
Awesome, amazing, not boring
- Buzz Kill
Money, cash, etc.
Means “chick” or “girl”. i.e. “Hey what’s up chica?”
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
It means that you doing O.K., or your fine.
House, apartment, dorm, dwelling
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
adjective. Describes how awesome something is. Used frequently in the Phish parking lots. Ex. “Those are some dank nugs!!!”
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.
Synonomous with fly, cool, etc. Ex. “Yo, those shoes are dope, girl!”
I down with that. Like “That sounds good to me”
Reveresed spelling of the word “buds” which is another slang form for WEED
20 inch rims on a car.
noun. used for male or female.
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.
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
Excl. euphemism for “f**k.” May have gained popularity on radio sports talk host Jim Rome’s show.
For your information. “FYI< i don’t care”
adj. An idiot; A phrase coined by “Beavis & Butt-Head” in the early 90’s.
he/she looks real good, like “that guy is fine”
Another term for “kissing ass to someone”
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”)
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”
a slightly nicer term for fu**ing. i.e. “he’s a freakin idiot!”
original, cool, nice, “the shit”
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”
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.
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.
It means sort of like saying “really.” i.e. “she was hella pissed!”
- Hey Fats
Phrase, means “Hey what’s up buddy”
having sex, “let me hit it from behind”
- Home Skillet
meaning your friend or anyone you may wont it to be meaning!
- Hooch or Hoochie
- How’s it hangin’?
Expr. informal greeting, as in “How are you?”
- I Got The Pasties
My mouth is dry
- I’m gone
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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?!”)
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”
To like extremly, “Dude, he jocks my shit!” “I jock him hard!”
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.
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
an insert in sentences when no other word is available
Verb,Messing around, acting crazy
One who enters electronic chat rooms without making a contribution.
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.
Word used for mother f*cker
1) Verb. To change into something else
- Murk, or Murkin’
To act crazy or wild out
- My Bad!
1)Expr. My mistake
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.
Really Cool or Amazing “Nice Dude!”
- Not So Much
“umm…try again” “not cool” lame or bad idea
stands for “original gangsta”; see old school
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)
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
1) Adjective. Cool, awesome, your hip or pretty hot and tempting.
A girl that most guys hate; golddigger
Term used to describe a cop or police man
Cool, “tight”,really good…or “to be pimpin” as in clothing..
someone who is cheating on their significant other
- Po Po
Noun. Term used for police
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.”
not, just kidding; used at the end of a sentence “yea i did all my homework. psyche!!”
A women’s private parts
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
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!”
1) Verb. To make someone angry. eg. “Back off, I’m getting hella salty”
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.”)
A guy who thinks he’s fine, which is also known as a busta.He still lives with his mom and is always broke.
1) Adj. Being unfair or wrong
Someone who acts cool with you, but really isn’t.