ESL Web Directory

Slang and Colloquialisms



Australian Word Map

Word Map is mapping Australian regionalisms - words, phrases or expressions used by particular language groups. Add your regionalism or search to see what others have contributed.

Dictionary of Playground slang

This dictionary is home to words known as "Playground Slang". It began simply as a collection of "slang" children used in school to describe their world. Over time the collection has expanded to carry nearly 3,000 terms including colloquialisms and idioms etc.

Hardboiled Slang

A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang

Kiwi Web

Words and expressions commonly used in New Zealand with their equivalent definition. Many words and phrases listed here are common to both New Zealand, Great Britain and Australia, and I suspect their true origins are now somewhat confused, however, it is designed as a helpful insight to folk from the USA who often don't understand what we are talking about!

Mob Speak

A Glossary of Mafia slang

New Zealand Slang

List of New Zealand slang created from a mixture of Moari and modified English words.

Online Slang Dictionary!

Though Webster publishes a slang dictionary, it could potentially take years for a new word or phrase to enter its pages. Now, with the power of the Internet, it can be in a dictionary in a matter of hours. This page depends entirely on your contributions. Click on the "Submit" tab to submit slang words or phrases you've heard. Read with caution. This dictionary has been written as tastefully as possible, but some language might be offensive to some readers.

Pig Latin

Pig Latin is a twist of English for people who want to be silly, or for kids who don't want their parents to know what they're talking about.

Polari- British Gay Slang

Polari (also seen as 'Palare') is a gay slang language, common in the 1960s when gays had more need of a private slang.


Glossary of Jamaican Reggae-Rasta words, expressions, and slang.

Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with your definitions. Define your world.

Word Spy

This Web site is devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases. These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other recorded sources.