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17 British Slang Terms Americans Should Start Using Immediately

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Definition: A messed up situation
How to use it: “The VMAs were a total balls-up.”

2.

Definition: Drinking heavily; going out for the purpose of drinking heavily
How to use it: “LiLo admitted she went on the piss pre-rehab.”

3.

Definition: Being a loud mouth and/or offensive
How to use it: “Bill Maher can be kind of gobby.”

4.

Definition: Penis
How to use it: “Did you see Alexander Skarsgard’s todger on True Blood?!”

5.

Definition: A rear end
How to use it: “Chris Brown is a total arse.”

6.

Definition: Testicles or something useless or of poor quality
How to use it: “Ben Affleck being cast as Batman is a load of bollocks!”

7.

Description: Extremely drunk
How to use it: “Did you hear that David Cassidy was arrested for a DUI? Apparently he was legless.”

8.

Definition: Exhausted
How to use it: “I was knackered after a weekend at Coachella.”

9.

Definition: Upset or offended
How to use it: “It was so stupid when Taylor Swift was miffed at Amy Poehler and Tina Fey making fun of her.”

10.

Definition: A disparaging term for cheap wine, especially cheap red wine.
How to use it: “Girls, a new episode of the Bachelorette is on tonight. I’ll print out the rules of the drinking game, you bring the plonk.”

11.

Definition: Sexual intercourse
How to use it: “I hear it’s possible Mindy Kaling and James Franco may have a little rumpy pumpy on The Mindy Project this season.”

12.

Definition: To fall head over heels
How to use it: “I’ll never forget when Jennifer Lawrence fell arse over tit at the Oscars.”

13.

Definition: An idiot
How to use it: “Ryan Lochte is such a wazzock.”

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Definition: Sexually attractive
How to use it: “Ryan Gosling is fit.”

15.

Definition: An upset stomach or feeling of acute nervousness
How To Use It: “Before I met Harry Styles I got a serious case of the collywobbles.”

16.

Definition: To be wealthy
How to use it: “Bieber can buy whatever car he wants. He’s minted.”

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Definition: Nonsense
How to use it: “People being angry about Miley at the VMAs is such tosh.”

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