British slang is informal language used and originating in the United Kingdom. Slang is used in informal spoken English only. It should not be used in formal contexts.

Below is a short list of words you may hear while visiting the United Kingdom.

Word
Expression
MeaningExample
bangersSausages“Great! This pub serves bangers and mash! (mashed potatoes)”
blimey!Surprise, anger, etc.
(God blind me!)
Blimey! Did you see that explosion!”
blokeMan, guy.“I heard some blokes talking about that at the pub.”
Bob’s your uncle!That’s it. There you go. Voila!“Add some grated cheese, pop it in the oven for 10  mn and Bob’s your uncle!
chuffedPleased, delighted.“Mum was really chuffed with her present.”
dodgyUnreliable; of questionable quality“Be careful – the back wheel looks a bit dodgy.
fancyLike someone or something.“Do you fancy a pint?”
“I think Alex fancies Julie.”
fiver/tennerFive pounds / ten pounds.“I bought it for a fiver/a tenner.”
gobsmackedAmazed, astounded“I was gobsmacked when I saw the old man drive off in a sports car!”
grubFood“I’m hungry. Let’s get some grub.”
kip1) sleep/a place to sleep
2) dirty or sordid place
1) I need a little kip before we head off.”
2) Your room is a kip. I want you to clean it now!”
knackeredExtremely tired“You look knackered.  What have you been doing!”
mateFriend or companion“We’ve been mates since our school days.”
nicked1) Stolen
2) Arrested
1) Hey! My bike’s been nicked!
2) The police nicked him for speeding.
on tickOn credit“He never saves any money – always buys on tick.”
pissed
plastered
Drunk or intoxicated“He was already pissed/plastered when he arrived at the party.”
ta!Thank youTa love! That’s just what I need.”
quidOne pound“The ticket costs a quid.”
wickedCool, fantasticLook at that dress! It’s wicked! I love it!”
wonkyUnsteady; not straight or level.“Don’t sit on that chair. It’s a bit wonky.