Language Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About  

Elise Hennigan
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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

2
3,740 1,033
Loser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Loser

3
4,149 948
My Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
My Bad

4
3,537 1,316
Alrighty Then is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Alrighty Then

5
3,244 1,296
No Duh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
No Duh

6
3,031 1,210
Anyways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Anyways

7
2,960 1,400
Take a Chill Pill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Take a Chill Pill

8
2,584 931
Lame is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
DreHerron added

9
2,961 1,405
...not is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
...not

10
2,896 1,403
Wazzup! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Wazzup!

11
2,865 1,388
Sike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Sike

12
2,497 1,519
As If! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
james.villarruel added As If!

13
2,828 1,400
Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Talk to the Hand

14
2,680 1,367
Biatch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Biatch

15
2,034 1,141
Mmm Hmm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AmandaRoseLorance added Mmm Hmm

16
2,235 1,035
Oh. My. GOD. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Oh. My. GOD.

17
2,827 1,366
Cool Beans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cool Beans

18
2,441 1,120
Get a Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Get a Life

19
2,264 1,431
All That and a Bag of Chips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
All That and a Bag of Chips

20
2,391 1,079
WHATCHAMACALLIT Candy Bar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GiovannaVargas added

21
2,385 1,228
Oh No She Didn't! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Oh No She Didn't!

22
2,194 1,261
Don't Go There is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Don't Go There

23
2,578 1,216
Oh Snap! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Oh Snap!

24
1,821 959
I Know is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added I Know

25
2,067 1,160
Peace Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Peace Out

26
1,453 770
Yo Mama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
rob-earley added Yo Mama

27
2,233 1,191
Booyah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Booyah

28
2,061 1,281
Da Bomb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Da Bomb

29
2,151 1,218
You Go Girl! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
You Go Girl!

30
2,085 1,327
That's My Name, Don't Wear It ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
That's My Name, Don't Wear It Out!

31
2,129 1,122
A'ight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
A'ight

32
1,342 958
Whoa! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Lauren Slocum added

33
1,808 1,308
Let's Bounce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Let's Bounce

34
1,402 998
Fo' Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
jordanandasia added Fo' Real

35
1,634 1,466
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda

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1,663 1,344
Whoomp There It Is is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whoomp There It Is

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473 225
Aw Hell Naw! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AishaI added Aw Hell Naw!

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1,268 1,039
Nooooooooo! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Nooooooooo!

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1,403 1,370
Whack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whack

40
1,250 1,133
Cowabunga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
teddybear1029 added

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1,331 1,473
Hooptie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Delapitated added Hooptie

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401 211
Dork is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
ElieMjs94 added Dork

from Ed, Edd n Eddy

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1,474 1,408
Shwing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Shwing

44
1,488 1,440
Cut. It. Out. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cut. It. Out.

45
1,285 1,338
Rad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Rad

46
1,430 1,417
Homeslice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Homeslice

47
238 117
Suck It! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
jdveraser added Suck It!

48
944 1,173
Oh You Didn't Know? is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GarrettEdwardSpears added Oh You Didn't Know?

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1,296 1,406
Crib is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Crib

50
1,098 1,279
Hella Cool is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
CraigNykiel added Hella Cool