10 Words Sound Like British Slang

10 British Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

British slang words can be tricky to get the hang of. Sure, it’s technically English, but it can sound like a different language. Arriving to the UK without a grasp of the lingo can be confusing, especially if English isn’t your native language.

British slang is so much more than just an accent. Different regions across the country have different slang words, but there are a lot of phrases that people use across the entire region. Should you be “gutted” if someone calls you a “tosser”? The answer is yes, as you’ll see why below.

Here’s a list of 10 commonly used British slang words in England. You’ll be speaking like a local in no time.

10 common British slang words

1. Bloke = guy

“Do you know that bloke from school?”

British slang

2. Bird = girlfriend/girl

“Going away for the weekend with my bird”

Bird = girlfriend/girl

3. Chuffed = very pleased/happy

“I’m chuffed I don’t have to work tomorrow”

Chuffed = very pleased/happy

4. Pissed = drunk

“I was so pissed last night”

Pissed = drunk

5. Tosser = a pr*ck

“He’s an absolute tosser”

Tosser = a pr*ck

6. Gutted = devastated

“You gutted your team lost?”

Gutted = devastated Slang

7. Chockablock = very busy/packed

“The Tube was chockablock this morning”

Chockablock = very busy/packed Slang

8. Knackered = very tired

“I was knackered all day today”

Knackered = very tired Slang

9. Plastered = drunk

“Don’t get too plastered tonight”

Plastered = drunk

10. Snog = kiss

“Giz a snog, love?”

British slang

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