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What are the most common slang words used in everyday?


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I got this list from the "Top Ten" website (linked below)

Ten Most Overused Slang Terms:

  • Word (as in Word Up)
  • Dat (used instead of that)
  • Shorty (Shawty)
  • Like (like, you, like, use it, like, too much)
  • Hootie (who even uses this term?)
  • Noob (n00b)
  • Dawg (dog)
  • Duh
  • Homie (for friend)
  • Baller (I've never even hear this one)

However, an English professor actually did a study in 2007 where she counted the times certain words were used in popular movies and TV shows - here's her list:

Ten Most Common Slang Terms:

  1. Dude
  2. Cool
  3. Hot or Hottie
  4. Whatever
  5. Chick
  6. Freak or Freak Out
  7. Buddy
  8. Awesome
  9. Nuts
  10. TIE - between "crap" and "it sucks"