Commonly-Used American Slang - Page 1

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ace
He's an ace reporter.

action
Do you know where the action is in this town?

airhead
My sister's boyfriend is a real airhead.

all wet
Your ideas about politics are all wet.

all-nighter
I almost fell asleep during the test after an all-nighter.

ammo
The gun was useless after the killer ran out of ammo.

antifreeze
I really need some antifreeze in me on cold days like this.

armpit
This town is really an armpit.

awesome
What an awesome sunset.

bad
Wow, that was really a bad movie.

barf
He barfed all over the seat of the airplane.

bashed
The boat was bashed beyond recognition.

beat
After working all day I am really beat.

beemer
He just bought a new beemer to drive to work in.

bench
He was benched during the basketball playoffs.
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