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Slang Definitions

We give you the slang. You give us the common English meaning.
All answers are a SINGLE WORD
This is mostly American slang
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First submittedSeptember 21, 2012
Last updatedJune 11, 2015
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Slang
Hint
Meaning
Spud
Food
Potato
Blow
Drug
Cocaine
Idiot Box
Object
Television
John
Place
Bathroom
Slammer
Place
Jail
Spook
Occupation
Spy
Knocked Up
Personal State
Pregnant
Joe
Beverage
Coffee
Shades
Attire
Sunglasses
Ice
Mineral
Diamond
Slang
Hint
Meaning
Firebug
Type of Criminal
Arsonist
Noggin
Body Part
Head
Beemer
Brand Name
BMW
Buy the Farm
Verb
Die
In the Buff
Personal State
Naked
Nada
Amount
Nothing
Blotto
Personal State
Drunk
Barf
Verb
Vomit
Forty Winks
Activity
Nap
The Five-0
Group of People
Police
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level 28
Nov 13, 2012
Good quiz. Boob tube is an american slang for TV. I have heard it for 36 years.
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level 40
Nov 14, 2012
Nada is not slang, it's Spanish for nothing.
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level 63
Jun 11, 2015
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
I was going to say the same thing. It is a borrowed word (from Spanish, obviously), not slang.
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level 20
Nov 15, 2012
you should think about including "pyromaniac" to the arsonist one.
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level 63
Jun 25, 2015
A pyromaniac is just someone who likes fire. They don't necessarily commit crimes.
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level 62
Jun 30, 2015
It also means pyromaniac: Synonyms for firebug noun, person who sets fires arsonist, incendiary, pyromaniac
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
Nor is it slang.
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level 55
Nov 7, 2013
private investigator and cop aren't acceptable?
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level ∞
Jun 11, 2015
No, a cop is not the same as a spy.
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level 83
Jan 30, 2014
The diamond clue tripped me up for a while because ice (as in frozen water), an inorganic, crystalized, ordered solid, is considered a mineral in its own right. So I spent a minute trying 'frozen water' etc, thinking the QM was trying to trick us.
Cursed by my own pedantry.
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level 72
May 28, 2014
20/21. Never heard of the 5-0.
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level 82
Jun 30, 2014
Got the 5-0 when trying to guess spook. -- What about "throw up" and "pyromaniac"?
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level 72
Dec 7, 2014
Accept "gaol" and "nil" as write-ins?
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level ∞
Jun 11, 2015
Gaol will work now.
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level 63
Feb 23, 2019
Gaol? Have you timed traveled and found yourself stuck here in the 21st century? Unfortunately you missed Marty and Doc Brown a few years back in 2015. But look for the schematics of a flux capacitor integrated into an automobile Delorean which is a type of horse carriage. I hope you find your way home soon!
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level 49
Jan 22, 2015
I have seen the word for BMW spelled Bimmer.. no idea where ti comes from of if it is said BEEMER.. I always assumed it was this way, but I have never owned a BMW so i dont know ;)
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level 29
Jun 30, 2015
20/20 only 2:48 left. Holla!!
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level 56
Jun 30, 2015
'blow' in the UK refers to cannabis / marajuana. Not heard the term 'firebug' but the answer was obvious
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level 77
Jun 30, 2015
I like how I can define one slang term with another slang term ("coke")
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level 59
Jun 30, 2015
this was fun, do another one!
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level 62
Jun 30, 2015
well pleased, I am not American, and I still got 14 right :)
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level 71
Jun 30, 2015
Television has been quite famously called "the boob tube" in the USA since I was a kid 50 years ago, it is not at all a new term. I can only guess those that find it odd are either very young or not from the US, meaning that it may be just an expression here and not worldwide. A Boob Tube as a Tube Top is something I certainly have never heard of in all MY years, making it likely a UK expression or an expression elsewhere. I'm just surprised because so many magazine articles and books (even book TITLES) refer to television as "The Boob Tube" - it's not particularly obscure.
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level 61
Jul 5, 2019
I usally know quite a bit of vocabulary and slang wether it is uk or us (I am often surprised that some english speakers have never heard of expressions I have heard of quite often, even more the case between UK and US, it seems there is zero exposure to the other party)

I dont recall ever hearing boob tube used for television though. What do boobs have to do with it? (Tube top I have heard of)

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level 44
Jul 2, 2015
What about detective for spook? Said no
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level 38
Oct 20, 2018
A detective would be a "gumshoe" or, if in private practice, a PI (Private Investigator). I have always heard of a "spook' as being slang for "Spy" (as in James Bond).
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level 44
Jul 2, 2015
Can you not accept arson for firebug?
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level 78
Feb 4, 2016
I tried Hawaiians for the Five-0, because I'm an idiot. Took me a minute to realize that Hawaii Five-0 referred to the police in Hawaii, not the Hawaiians themselves.
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level 76
Aug 14, 2018
According to Wikipedia, 5-0 was originally a reference to Hawaii being the 50th state. I don't know when it allegedly stopped referring to Hawaiian state police and started referring to police in general.
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level 4
Mar 28, 2016
Can they change barf to be able to put throw up or puked? Or are those slang too?
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level 15
May 24, 2016
idiot box- i like it lol
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level 29
Jul 23, 2016
I feel like puke and throw up should both be accepted for barf.
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level 59
Feb 23, 2019
I think Up Chuck and Blow Chunks should be acceptable
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level 40
Feb 23, 2019
The answer has to be 1 word.
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level 29
Dec 19, 2016
But Nada isnt slang, its literally Spanish for nothing.
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level 47
Apr 5, 2017
I got 9 (one a guess), and was surprised to see the ones I missed were so well known. I had never heard of any of them. Must be the generation gap
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level 44
Apr 25, 2018
Pyromaniac for arsonist?
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level 43
Aug 1, 2019
Good quiz -- albeit comically dated