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10 informal English words for all occasions that are not in the dictionary

They say that it is impossible to consider yourself a language connoisseur until you master his slang. Zen.Yandex suggests to learn ten excellent - or, at least, effective - English words which can be used in an informal situation in the most different situations. And in the dictionary you will not find them.

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  • Thingamajig, doofer, whatchamacallit

Most likely, you know the word thing - a thing. Sometimes the slang word stuff is also used. But this is all boring. Because it is:

  • thingamajig
  • doofer
  • whatchamacallit (what you may call it - how is it there).

- whatshamacallit.
- I was in a restaurant and ordered a plate with shrimps and how are they ...

- What doesn't this doofer for?
- What is this figovin for?

  • Argy-bargy

The word can be used both as a verb and as a noun.

It means "quarrel, skirmish" or, accordingly, "quarrel, squabble."

- Don't argy-bargy with such dummies.
- Do not argue with such assholes.

- I couldn't think about it after this argy-bargy.
- I could not think of you after this quarrel.

  • Knes-up

Your knees are higher because the party starts! Unlike party, this word means some very informal party.

- It was the best knees-up I've ever been invited to.
- It was the best party to which I have ever been invited.

  • Skive

Dredge, shy away from duty, tinker, pretend to be a hose, skip - as you please.

- After that knees-up I had such a beastly hangover, so I decided to skive work.
- After that party, I had such a wild hangover that I decided to skip work.

  • Tosh, baloney, taradiddle, twaddle

This word is called either a lie, a lie. Or so they say when someone is full of nonsense, heresy, nonsense.

- Stop the baloney, Leslie.
“Stop talking nonsense, Leslie.”

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