Slang is fun. It is a synonym for city’s culture and the life out there. If there is something that can express the sarcastic nature of the city then it is this dialect called Slang. It is a mirror to one’s rooted expressions, involved meanings, the subtle mantle of humor, and the native stratum. Wherever you go, whoever you meet; the officials, students, literates, illiterates. In all the genre of people, you will see that indigenous nature disbursed so naturally that it will burst out without the self- acknowledgment. Like every place in the world, Newyork is also rich in slang words and the urban slang terms. Which are those slang words of NewYork? Come, let us find out.
As it is widely known that NewYorkers are greatly influenced by the hip-hop culture, the language has certainly taken that color. These are some of the popular slang words of NewYork and you are not a true NewYorker if you haven’t heard these. Wanna check?
Popular Slang Words of NewYork
If you think that Cop is a word for Police officer then you are right but in NYC, Cop has a different meaning. It is a NY Slang for the word Buy.
‘I’m thinking to cop this dress. What you say?’
Spaz is a slang word used in NY when someone gets violent very badly. An uncontrollable kind of situation.
‘She spazzed out on her husband for no reason last night.’
No, it’s not the feel of craving for water. If you act desperate in NewYork then you are thirsty in NewYork. It’s a Slangggg.
‘Dude, What happened? Why are you acting so thirsty?’
No, it is not an Ass which is dead. Dead Ass is a very serious slang word of NY which means to act very seriously.
‘ He was a dead ass when I saw him.’
If any Newyorker comes to you and calls you a son then please don’t die of a shock. Son is a slang word of Newyork which means a good friend. It is just an another word like Dude, Bro, Buddy etc.
‘Sam is my good Son.’
In India, Tight is a slang word which means to get heavily drunk. Very interestingly Tight in Newyork means to be upset. Synonymously, when a person is upset then he boozes more. Logically India and Newyork are united by this word Tight.
‘I was tight yesterday. My Dog wasn’t well.’
Brick is not that rectangular block made of sun-dried clay. It simply means to be very cold and extreme freezing.
‘I’m feeling so brick. Please turn off the AC.’
If an ice costs 1000$ then you are definitely in NY or with a NewYorker. Ice is another slang word which means Jewelry.
‘It costs me 1000$ to get an ice on your neck.’
A rooted NY slang word used to describe a back-stabber.
‘I told you. He’s such a Grimey.’
I don’t what Sus really means but in NY it means Shady or False. A short form of Suspect or Suspicious.
‘The girl who’s sitting next to you looks like a mad sus.’
If you find the word ‘Mad’ being used in every of the Newyorker’s phrase then definitely they are not mad. Mad is just an alternative word they used for the word ‘Very.’
‘That movie is mad Good.’
Beef is a very interesting slang word of NY which means to have a fight or hold a grudge. ‘Did you guys have beef?’
‘I didn’t knew that you had Beef with John at Club last night.’
If you find something very interesting and cool stuff in NY then just say it is Wavy Bro. Yes, Wavy is a slang used to describe something that is nice and cool.
‘That Brand New Audi looks so Wavy on the roads.’
Catch these hands / Throw these hands
It is a phrase used in NewYork to initiate a fight.
‘If this continues then I have to catch these hands.’
So, these were some of the popular slang words of NewYork. If you know any then please contribute your words in the comments below.
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