The Top 15 Slang Words of the 90’s

The 90’s were filled with a world of possibilities from the burgeoning internet to grunge and everything in between. The decade had some truly interesting slang words and terms that looking back now may bring on nostalgia, embarrassment and a laugh or two. With a decade full of possibilities, free speech and alternative rock, what slang words were all the rage?

1. Da Bomb! – Used as a reference of how something was really cool. I.e. “That last episode of Friends was da bomb!”

2. As If! – Made trendy by the popular 90’s movie Clueless, this term was used to show extraordinary disbelief and a lack of interest. I.e. “He wants me to go out with him… as if!”

3. Whatever! – Another Clueless creation, this word was used when showing an extreme lack of interest and a way to end a conversation. I.e. “I don’t want to talk about this anymore, okay… whatever!”

4. Tight – This slang word was used to show how great something was. I.e. “That new movie was tight, man!”

5. Trippin’ – Used as a way to show that someone was overly critical or crazy. I.e. “Man, she was straight trippin’.”

6. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda – Made popular by the TV show Seinfeld, the term was used to make a long story short. I.e. “We went on that one date last Friday and yadda, yadda, yadda… I never heard from him again.”

7. Aiiight – Used to show that something was OK or cool. “That aiiight, we’re good.”

8. Boo Ya! – Used as a way to show excite when you’ve done something awesome. I.e. “I just got a new job… Boo ya!”

9. Chillin’ – This slang word was used when referring to taking it easy or that you were fine. I.e. “I’m just sitting by the pool just chillin’, man.”

10. Dope – Used to say that something was great or interesting. “Those Keds are dope, man!”

11. Fly – Meaning that something was cool, good, fun, etc. I.e. “That episode of In Living Color was fly, yo!”

12. Yo! – A way to say hello. “Johnny, yo!”

13. My Bad – This slang term was used to show guilt, an error on your part, etc. “Awe man, was that your sandwich… my bad!”

14. Whoop, There It Is – Used to show that something was there even when other weren’t aware of it or to show accomplishment of a task done. I.e. “Just did my homework for the weekend, whoop, there it is!”

15. Diss – To show a lack of respect for something or someone. “Did you just diss my sister, man?”

Comments

See you on the flip side!

A favorite of mine that means 'See you later/soon.'

Swoosh

swoosh

swoosh

swoosh

dont forget

don't forget "wattage of a zippo"

All that and a bag of chips

#1 should be all that and a bag of chips.

As if. Lol.

As if. Lol.

I gotcha

I understand, I get it!

It is what it is

Nothing more or nothing less, that's it!

Awesome

This is an awesome site

you missed too many words

you missed too many words

What about . . .

gettin' ghost or get ghost. Means to leave a place in a hurry and typically unnoticed.

Yo yo yo

Nice page

Slang words

Alot of slang words are used and reused decade after decade. Bomb was also used in the 70's I guess it was kind of like today's epic.

"Chillin'"is from the '80s

"Chillin'"is from the '80s and so is "yo". Their popularity just carried over into the '90s. "Booya" might have started in the '90s, but it didn't get really popular until the '00s or even the '10s. Strangely, "trippin'" was popular in the '60s & '70s. A classmate of mine was telling a story and used "trippin'", but it was the mid '80s so everyone made fun of her for using such an old term!

Booya

You're right, except for "booya", which was definitely more popular in the early 90s than now. I don't know where you live where people still say "booya", but I don't think I've heard anyone say it in real life since about 1993.

forgot something

you forgot "raise the roof"

Timelock

I use every single one of these phrases today. Is that weird for a 2000's kid to say?

Nah every one does it, your

Nah every one does it, your not alone

Cool

This is really cool

YEAH

NO KIDDING

Chillin is 100% 80's...

Chillin is an 80's slang term. I vividly remember hearing it in the early 80's in Indianapolis. A kid on my bus stop used it and I asked him what it meant. He described correctly (to relax) to me and a group of other kids.

SIKE

I still say it!

Siked

Siked

what do you mean?huh cool

what do you mean?huh cool

Love them

lol bring bk them times in the 90's the words I always said most was trippin,my bad,boo yah, chillin, tight, yo,fly,aiiight, watever, and da bomb. I still say half of those words today.

soulja

soulja biiiilly

BOYEEE

BOYEEE

You missed a

You missed a few:

awesome
rad
not!

Rad and awesome are from the

Rad and awesome are from the 80s

lmaoo

That's shizz is dopee mann

(:

i love this lol

ha

That's great, I graduated in '92 and used every one of these many times, except for "as if".

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