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Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About 

Elise Hennigan
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Updated June 14, 2019 269.5k votes 12.7k voters 559.6k views 66 items

List Rules Only words & phrases that were popular in mainstream American youth culture in the 1990s. Vote on your favorites.

If you grew up in the 1990s, odds are that in between playing Pogs or watching reruns of 90210, you were telling your mom to "talk to the hand" and that her cooking was Da Bomb... Not! Looking back, slang from the 90s involved giving people a lot of attitude and tricking them. (Sike!) The best 90s slang are the words that you and your friends said all the time, but you would never be caught dead saying these days. This list of the best slang from the 90s and most awesome 90s lingo will really take you back. 

Even though words like "rad" and "anyways" are still said today by some, they are considered slang of the 90s because of their prominence in pop culture at the time. A lot of top 90s slang words like "Whatever!" and "Cut. It. Out" trickled down from movies and TV shows (hello, Clueless and Full House).

Some 90s jargon came directly from songs that were popular at the time, like "Scrubs" and "Whoomp, There It Is." Read this list to reacquaint yourself with popular 90s slang words and vote on your favorites. If there are great 90s slang sayings/words that you remember that are not on the list, go ahead and add them too. Okay nineties folks, late!

See also: The Most Annoying Words of 2015.
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Whatever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whatever
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Loser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Loser
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My Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
My Bad
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Alrighty Then is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Alrighty Then
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Take a Chill Pill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Take a Chill Pill
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No Duh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
No Duh
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Lame is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
DreHerron added
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Sike is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Sike
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Anyways is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Anyways
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...not is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
...not
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Wazzup! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Wazzup!
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Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Talk to the Hand
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Get a Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Get a Life
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WHATCHAMACALLIT Candy Ba... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
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Oh. My. GOD. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Oh. My. GOD.
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Oh Snap! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Oh Snap!
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Biatch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Biatch
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Cool Beans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cool Beans
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Oh No She Didn't! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Oh No She Didn't!
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Don't Go There is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Don't Go There
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Mmm Hmm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AmandaRoseLorance added Mmm Hmm
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Peace Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Peace Out
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As If! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
james.villarruel added As If!
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I Know is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added I Know
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Booyah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Booyah