Some Popular SLANG words, And The Year They Came Out.

The Most Popular Slang the Year You Were Born

Like fashion, slang changes with the times. A word that seems current one year can feel wildly dated as time goes on. (Just think of how weird it would be to say something is “da bomb” in 2017.) With the help of the Oxford English Dictionary and a few other archival resources, we’ve rounded up the slang words that defined every year. Though some words really reflect their time period, you might be surprised by how old some of our go-to slang actually is.

 

Here are some highlights:

1927: It Girl

1932: Burp

1938: Fave

1943: Duh

1945: Doh!

1951: Nerd

1955: Cool

1961: Bratty

1967: Freak Flag

1970: Dorky

1978: Pig-Out

1980: Frizzy

1989: Trash Talk

1991: Tighty Whiteys

1993: Da Bomb

1996: Whatever

2000: Whassup

2004: Muffin Top

2005: Fo Shizzle/ Fo Sheezy

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