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The Latest Words • February 2015
AlphaDictionary is constantly adding to its Historical Dictionary of American Slang. We now have over 3000 carefully selected, carefully researched words from English slang going back to 16th century England, slang brought to the America by our ancestors. Our Historical Dictionary of American Slang will tell you the meaning of a slang word, its grammatical category, give an example and the approximate decade in which it was introduced. You can search for a word, a meaning (look at all the ways we have said "leave" over the centuries), or a decade. Just type in the decade you are interested in (e.g. 1950) and the dictionary will tell you all the slang terms introduced during the 50s! Great for authors writing period pieces. You can also test your slang to see which decade it places you in with our Slinging Slang quiz.
Word POS Definition Example Year
gasbag n A pompous person. That old gasbag never stops tallking. 1840
gimcrack n A geegaw, knick-knack Her house was filled with cheap gimcracks. 1630
gobbledygook n Nonsense. That old gasbag talks nothing but gobbledygook. 1940
gobsmack v To astound. Claire Voyant gobsmacked us when she predicted the outcome of the election. 1980
goody-goody n A prude. Charity Ball is such a goody-goody she would never do that. 1870
goody-goody (two shoes) adj Sanctimonious. Sheryl never attended church because she disliked the goody-goody sermonizing. 1780
higgledy-piggledy adv In total disorder. He does everything higgledy-piggledy. 1590
hijinks n Mischievous merry-making. What sort of hijinks have you kids been up to? 1700
kiss off v Leave, dismiss, kill Why don't you just kiss off if you don't want to work. 1930
lunkhead n A stupid or foolish person. Watch out, lunkhead! You'll spill it! 1880
meathead n A stupid or foolish person. Henry is such a meathead he thinks Paris is the capital of Germany. 1860
muttonhead n A stupid or foolish person. Muttonhead? If brains were dynamite, he couldn't blow the wax out of his ears. 1800
numbskull n A stupid or foolish person. What kind of numbskull would try to sell an electric fork? 1690
pinhead n A stupid or foolish person. That pinhead paid $50 for a pair of pliers. 1890
scream n A very, very good time. Hardy Pardy's reception was a scream; I really enjoyed myself. 1880
skeedaddle v Leave, go away. I'd better skeedaddle, if I want to make it to work on time. 1860
skinflint n A cheapskate. Owen Cash is such a skinflint, he cuts up sheets for napkins. 1690
stewed adj Drunk. Jack Daniels was so stewed last night, he went to the wrong house. 1730
hornswoggle v To cheat, deceive. I've been hornswoggled! This isn't an original Picasso! 1820
malarkey n Nonsense. All that malarkey about Paris Hilton and me isn't true. 1920
mumbo-jumbo n Nonsense. To sell me a car, he fed me some mumbo-jumbo about its previous owner being John Gotti. 1730
poppycock n Nonsense. All that talk about me and George Clooney is pure poppycock! 1850
twaddle n Nonsense. He came up with some twaddle that convinced a bank to loan him the money. 1780
hocus-pocus n Trickery. Hermione came up with some hocus-pocus to make her books show a profit. 1640
hogwash n Nonsense. All that bragging about how much money he has is pure hogwash. 1870
ironclad adj Airtight, unempeachable Max had an ironclad alibi for his whereabouts on the night in question. 1830
jiggery-pokery n Deceitful trickery. Robin Banks did some jiggery-pokery to make his books show a profit. 1890
kiddo int Slang for "kid". Look, kiddo, I ain't doing anything illegal. 1900
knuckle sandwich np A fist. If you don't want a knuckle sandwich, you'll take back what you just said. 1970