15 Slang Words You Should Probably Be Using

Plain ol’ English gets boring every once in a while. Spice up your lingo with these slang words from other countries and tune in to American Gypsies, premiering July 17 at 9pm only on National Geographic Channel. posted on

1.

Origin: New Zealand
Meaning: Something broken or not working

2.

Origin: Egypt
Meaning: A really hot girl

3.

Origin: France
Meaning: Wine, especially cheap wine

4.

Origin: South Africa
Meaning: A bad hangover

5.

Origin: Brazil
Meaning: Used the same way as “dude”. It literally means “face”.

6.

Origin: Romania
Meaning: To come/to go

7.

Origin: Cuba
Meaning: Idiot, jackass

8.

Origin: Romani
Meaning: The boss

9.

Origin: Netherlands
Meaning: Bad guy, villain

10.

Origin: China (Cantonese)
Meaning: Oh no/Oy Vey

11.

Origin: Germany
Meaning: Awesome

12.

Origin: Philippines
Meaning: Body odor

13.

Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Excrement, or something equally disgusting.

14.

Origin: Romani
Meaning: Female companion, wife

15.

Origin: Italian
Meaning: A know-it-all

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