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Slang in American English - S

S 

 

Schmuk (Yiddish word used in English):
Fool, idiot.
That’s guy is such a schmuk.

 

Scorcher:
An extremely hot day.
It's a scorcher today...and every other day thanks to climate change. : (

 

Screw up:
Make a mistake.
I screwed up, ok? I’m sorry.

 

Second-guess:
Criticize or wonder about decisions after learning the results.
Managers can't spend time second-guessing themselves.

 

Selfie:
A photo you take of yourself.
People used to take pictures of other people, but now they just take selfies!  
The ultimate selfie!

Selfie stick:
A pole that attaches to a smart phone enabling users to take selfies. You probably already guessed that though!
Selfie sticks are pretty cheap (~$10), but I don't like them.

 

Snail mail:

Postal mail.
I love getting snail mail.

 

Snarky:

Sarcastic, irritable, cranky.
Snarky people are super annoying.


Space out:
Zone out. To day-dream and forget where you are or what you’re doing.
In class, sometimes it’s hard to focus; I often zone out on accident.


Split:
Leave.
I’m gonna split. See you guys later.


Split-up:
Break up.
She split-up with me because she’s moving to Australia.


Stash:
Hidden collection.
I stashed some food in my backpack before class.


Stick to (something):
Keep doing.
I’ll stick to my plan and go home after practice.


Straight:
Clear. Also heterosexual (not gay).
Give me a straight answer.
Why do you care if he’s straight or not?


Straight up:
Being honest.
Straight up, are you telling the truth? 


Strike up a conversation:
Start a conversation. 
It’s hard to strike up a conversation with a stranger.


Stuck up:
Overly proud of yourself.
She’s stuck up.


Stunner:
Attractive person.
She’s a real stunner.  


Sucker:
Someone who is easy to trick or deceive.
He’s a sucker when he’s around an attractive woman.

 
Sugar daddy or sugar mama:
A rich boyfriend or girlfriend who supports you.
Having a sugar daddy is bad decision-making.

 

Sup:
What's up?
Hey dude! Sup? 


Sweet:
Awesome, great, amazing.
That ride was sweet! Let’s get back in line! 


Sweet tooth:
Really enjoy candy, chocolate, etc.
The other night, I had a serious sweet tooth. 

 

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