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.

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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