American School Slang Expression: Vocabulary W                     [back]



1. (adj) Bad; terrible.  [Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia; University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR; Grand Valley University, Grand Rapids, MI; SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; Midland College, Midland, TX; University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC]   That song is totally wack. 2. (adj) Cool.  If you're so wack, why don't you have a date. [University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR] 3. (v) To beat your meat; to jack off; to masturbate (male).  He was wacking in the can. [University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR] 4. (v) To hit someone. He almost wacked her when she called him a player. [University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR]

waffler (n)


Waffler a person who always switches from bi to straight every single time you turn around. That boy is a waffler! [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1998]

walk of shame (n)


When a guy or girl walks home after hooking up with someone- usually done in the daylight, so everyone sees that they are wearing the same clothes they had on the night before and that they are alone. I saw Carrie doing the walk of shame from Greg's house this morning. [Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999; University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1998]

walking on sunshine (phr)


Really happy about something; in love (or really deep like). She's been walking on sunshine since he asked her out. [Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA]

wang (wanger) (n)


An unsuccessful person; a fool; a loser. Anyone who attends University of Flordia is a wang. The gators football team are a bunch or wangers. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1998]



1.  (n) {offensive}  A person who thinks they are cool but they really ain't shit. He's such a wank; he thinks all the girls are in love with him. [Luther College, Decorah, IA]   2. {slightly offensive} (verb) To masturbate. I had to wank she walked in in that dress. [University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales]

wasted (adj)


Intoxicated and happy. I've been partying all night. I'm wasted! [William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 1998]

watch grease (v)


To masterbate. He's just been watching grease since she dumped him. [Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH; Kent State University, Kent, OH; Pittsburgh Art Institute, Pittsburgh, PA]



1. (v) To have sex.   So have you waxed yet? [Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA] 2. (n) Sex. Wanna a little wax? [Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA]

wazzup? (greeting)


Hi; what's up?  Dude, wazzup? [University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; University of Florida,  Gainesville, FL; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

weak (adj)


1. Unbelievable.  He got an A? That's weak. 2. Surprised.  I was so weak when you showed up at her house. 3. Funny. That guy is so weak; he always makes me laugh. [Bennet College; Greensboro, NC] 

wear (one) low (v)


To bother someone; to get on somebody's nerves. Chris is wearin' me low asking me for my phone number. [Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 1998]

wench (n)


Derogatory term for a woman; synonymous with slut, bitch, ho. She's nuthin' but a wench. [Glamorgan University, Pontypridd, Wales]

whacked (adj)


Really wasted -- usually on drugs. Man, I was whacked last night. [West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1999]

whas up? (phr)


Hey, how you doing? Hello, glad to see you. What's going on? What are you about to get into? Whas up, G? Hey girl whas up with that boy of yours? [University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1998]

What are you saying for today? (phr)


What are you up to? What are you doing? Hey man, what are you saying for today? - Ah not much, just chillin back in the hood! [Seneca College, Toronto, Canada, 1998]

What the fro? (phr)


What is going on here? Some guy bumped into me and I spilled juice all over my new dress, so I exclaimed, "What the fro?!" [SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 1998]

What up, Big Cuz? (greeting)


Greeting. What's going on? What up, Big Cuz? Where ya been? [University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR]

What's the (da) dealio (phr) (What's da dilly? What the dilly? What da dilly yo? What da dealy)


What's the deal? What's going on? E.g., What's da dilly, son? What's da dilly yo! [West Humber, Toronto, Canada, 1998; North Carolina A&T, Greensboro, NC, 1998; Penn State, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998; Franklin College, Franklin, IN, 1998; [William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 1998; Elmira College, Elmira, NY; Sydney, Australia;  State University of New York, Oneonta, NY]

what's his (her) face (voc)


Used in place of a name for someone whose name you don't know. You have to go talk to what's his face about your application. [Montreat College, Montreat, NC, 1998]

What's the haps on the craps? (greeting)


What's happening?  Yo, G, what's the haps on the craps? [Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL]

What's your damage?! (phr)


What the hell is wrong with you? Why are you trippin'? What's your damage?! [Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, 1998]

whatever (int)


It's a catchall word. Is used as a dismissive - the equivalent of "no comment", in exasperation (when someone has given up or almost given up), and in indignation. Is pretty much always used in response to a comment or something that's happened but is sometimes just filler. Dan broke up with me yesterday. He said I was too clingy. -Whatever! Wasn't our project due at noon? -Whatever. [Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999; Cal Poly Pomona,Pomona, CA, 1997]

whatever's clever (phr)


Whatever is the easiest or more convient. Dana, should we go workout first or go to the cafe and grub? Response: Whatever's clever. It really doesn't matter to me. [Clarion University, Clarion, PA, 1999]

whateves (int)


Another word used for whatever. He said he would call me, but whateves.[University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1999]



1. (v) To err, mess up, lose, perform poorly. I really whiffed on that job interview. 2. (int) Expression indicating that one has erred or performed poorly. He asked out that girl, but totally got turned down. Whiff! [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1998]



1. (n) Automobile (especially a very nice one). Yo son, I got the hot whip for a grand! [University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1999; Lincoln University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1998; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ] 2. (int) Exclamation of surprise (like damn) Whip! You really surprised me with that haircut! [University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL]   

whipped (adj)


1. When a guy lets his girl tell him what to do all the time and doesn't have any backbone. Joe's out celebrating his 5-week anniversary. Damn is that boy whipped. [Indiana University, South Bend, IN, 1998] 2. Having too much sex. He's been whipped since he started dating her. [Boston University, Boston MA]

white hat (n)


1. A college-type guy who wears a white hat (with college logo), amongst other articles of clothing such as a plaid shirt and khakis. This bar is full of white hats. [Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1998] 2. (n; adj )A member of a fraternity or a wannabe greek. Don't mess with those white hats. This is such a white hat bar. [University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Urbana, IL, 1999]

white squall (n)


Really nasty weather outside. Just look outside - it's white squall out there! [Willamette University, Salem, OR, 1999]

whomp (v)


To beat; to hit. If you don't shut up, I'm gonna whomp you. [Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD]

whoop ass (whup ass) (adj)


1. Very good; awesome; cool. That ride was whoop ass! [Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, 1998] 2. (v) To defeat someone or something. I'm gonna whup ass on you. [Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK]  3. (v) To be rowdy. Finals are over; let's whup ass! 4. (n) Defeat. Our team suffered a real whoop ass yesterday. [Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK]  5.  (n) Rowdiness.  There's too much whoop ass in here; I can't study. (can be reversed as ass whup)  [Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK]

whoopty fucking doo (int)


Heavily sarcastic that's great! They've got tuna casserole tonight. Aren't you psyched? -Whoopty fucking doo! [Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999]

whore bag {vulgar} (n)


A girl who sleeps around. Nicci is a whore bag. [D.U.C.K-DuBois, PA, 1998]

Whudumup? (phr)


What is going on? Whudumup, dude? [Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1998]



1. (adj) Very good; awesome; unbelievable; with great power/impact. That was a wicked trick you did on that bike! [Florida State University, Panama City Beach, FL, 1998; Providence College, Providence, RI, 1999] 2. (adv) Very.  [University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1999]

wicked bad (adj)


Very good; extremely cool. That flick was wicked bad! [University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1998]

wicked doughnut (n)


A 360 spin with your car. Man she pulled a wicked doughnut in the parking lot yesterday! [Gordon College, Glouchester, MA, 1998]

wife-beater (wifebeata) (n)


A man's sleeveless undershirt, generally tight fitting. Look, that guy's wearing a wife- beater and jeans. [Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 1998; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA]

wig (wig out) (v)


To overreact; to respond emotionally; to go crazy; to become very upset.  I was wiggin' out when I found out I had a flat tire at midnight. Stop wiggin'; you've still got a month to find a new apartment. [University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1998; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA]

wigger (n)


A white person who tries too act black. Seth Green in "Can't Hardly Wait" acted like a total wigger. [Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA, 1999]

wiggity-wack (adj)


Overwhelmingly bad. That food was wiggity-wack! [Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia]

wired (adj)


Very excited; very psyched. Are you ready to go out? I'm wired. [Monash, Melbourne, Australia, 1998]

with a quickness (phr)


Fast, hurriedly, A.S.A.P.. I just spilled my drink. Get me a towel with a quickness. [University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL]

woochow! (int)


Said with great enthusiasm, often very loud, to proclaim one's excitement or happyness! Woochow! I got an A! [Feather River College, Quincy, CA, 1998]

wool (n)


Attractive women. I heard there's gonna be a lot of wool at the party tonight. [Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 1998]

woopty-woo (int)


Exclamation when something good has happened. Our final has been cancelled? Woopty-woo! [Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN]

word (werd) (int)


1. What's up? How are you? Word, g, where you been? [Keene State College, Keene, NH, 1998; SUNY, Brockport, Brockport, NY, 1998] 2. I agree. Someone says, "That was an amazing concert!" You say, "Word!" [Keene State College, Keene, NH, 1998; MacMurry College, Jacksonville, IL; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

word up (phr)


1. What's going on? 2. How are you? 3. Give the vital information on a certain person, place, thing or event. Hey, give me the word up on how Joe is doing? [Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1998]

wrecked (adj)


1. High on drugs (usually pot). Damn, you shoulda seen me, I was sooo wrecked last night! [UA&P, Manila, Philippines, 1998] 2. ntoxicated. They had three kegs and everyone got fully wrecked. [SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY]

wrenched (adj)


Intoxicated; wasted; drunk outta yo' mind. She was so wrenched she couldn't even find the john. [Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA]

wuk (n)


Sexual intercourse. That girl needs a good wuk. [University of Luton, England, 1998]

Wu-Tang style (phr)


Particularily excellent; memorable; remarkable. That boy was dancing Wu-Tang style! [Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 1999; University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha, WI, 1999]

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