Hello everybody!  Our #slang word of the day is ”Freebie”, which means “something you get for free”. Origin: 1940s (originally US) - an arbitrary formation from “free”.  #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hello everybody! Our #slang word of the day is ”Freebie”, which means “something you get for free”. Origin: 1940s (originally US) - an arbitrary formation from “free”. #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hi guys! Our #slang word of the day is ”Bicky”, which means “biscuit”.  The term is commonly used in the UK. Do you like bicky? #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hi guys! Our #slang word of the day is ”Bicky”, which means “biscuit”. The term is commonly used in the UK. Do you like bicky? #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hello everybody!  Our #slang word of the day is ”Afty”, which means “afternoon”.  Etymology: Diminutive with -y (aft- + -y.). 1960s; chiefly in "this afty". #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hello everybody! Our #slang word of the day is ”Afty”, which means “afternoon”. Etymology: Diminutive with -y (aft- + -y.). 1960s; chiefly in "this afty". #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hi there! Our #slang word of the day is ”Zillionaire”, which means “an extremely rich person”. #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hi there! Our #slang word of the day is ”Zillionaire”, which means “an extremely rich person”. #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hello guys!  Our #slang word of the day is ”Yawner”, which means “something that is very boring”.  Origin: This term means something unexciting or boring that induces yawning (as a book, sporting event, or performance). #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hello guys! Our #slang word of the day is ”Yawner”, which means “something that is very boring”. Origin: This term means something unexciting or boring that induces yawning (as a book, sporting event, or performance). #englishslang #english #learnenglish

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Learn English anywhere with our apps for iOS and Android! Try them now: 1. Go on learzing.com 2. On the website choose the topic you would like to learn (for example, "Slang"). 3. Download an app for iOS or Android. Or just search for "Phrasal Cards", "Idiom Land" or "Slang Cards" on the app store.

Hello guys!  Our #slang term of the day is ”Sitting duck”, which means “an easy target“. The term comes from hunting, where it is much easier to hit ducks when they are sitting on the water than when they are in flight. #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hello guys! Our #slang term of the day is ”Sitting duck”, which means “an easy target“. The term comes from hunting, where it is much easier to hit ducks when they are sitting on the water than when they are in flight. #englishslang #english #learnenglish

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Download our apps and learn English on your phone or tablet. Try it now: 1. Go on learzing.com 2. On the website choose the topic you would like to learn (for example, "Slang"). 3. Download an app for iOS or Android. Or just search for "Idiom Land", "Phrasal Cards" or "Slang Cards" on the app store.

Hi there! Do you have children in your family?  How do you call them in your language? We have a funny #slang word for today - ”Rug rat” (plural: rug rats), which means “a young child, a toddler“.  Its etymology is unknown - presumably from crawling on the floor. Date: ca. 1975. #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hi there! Do you have children in your family? How do you call them in your language? We have a funny #slang word for today - ”Rug rat” (plural: rug rats), which means “a young child, a toddler“. Its etymology is unknown - presumably from crawling on the floor. Date: ca. 1975. #englishslang #english #learnenglish

Hello guys!  Our #slang word of the day is ”Mug”, which means “a face“. That’s what we’ve found about its origin: "Mug" has been used as a noun to describe the face and as a verb of the word "grimace" since the 17th century. It most likely derives from "mugg," a Scandinavian word for a drinking vessel. In the 17th and 18th centuries, mugs were often decorated with cartoonishly-drawn human faces. This may have led to the use of "mug" as a synonym for an ugly face."

Hello guys! Our #slang word of the day is ”Mug”, which means “a face“. That’s what we’ve found about its origin: "Mug" has been used as a noun to describe the face and as a verb of the word "grimace" since the 17th century. It most likely derives from "mugg," a Scandinavian word for a drinking vessel. In the 17th and 18th centuries, mugs were often decorated with cartoonishly-drawn human faces. This may have led to the use of "mug" as a synonym for an ugly face."

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