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
3,742 1,035
Loser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Loser

3
4,151 949
My Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
My Bad

4
3,541 1,317
Alrighty Then is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Alrighty Then

5
3,247 1,297
No Duh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
No Duh

6
3,034 1,210
Anyways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Anyways

7
2,963 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
2,586 932
Lame is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
DreHerron added

9
2,963 1,406
...not is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
...not

10
2,899 1,404
Wazzup! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Wazzup!

11
2,867 1,389
Sike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Sike

12
2,499 1,520
As If! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
james.villarruel added As If!

13
2,830 1,401
Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Talk to the Hand

14
2,681 1,368
Biatch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Biatch

15
2,035 1,142
Mmm Hmm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AmandaRoseLorance added Mmm Hmm

16
2,236 1,038
Oh. My. GOD. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Oh. My. GOD.

17
2,830 1,366
Cool Beans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cool Beans

18
2,442 1,121
Get a Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Get a Life

19
2,268 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
2,392 1,080
WHATCHAMACALLIT Candy Bar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GiovannaVargas added

21
2,387 1,229
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 1,263
Don't Go There is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Don't Go There

23
2,579 1,217
Oh Snap! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Oh Snap!

24
1,823 960
I Know is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added I Know

25
2,068 1,161
Peace Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Peace Out

26
1,454 771
Yo Mama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
rob-earley added Yo Mama

27
2,236 1,191
Booyah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Booyah

28
2,062 1,282
Da Bomb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Da Bomb

29
2,152 1,219
You Go Girl! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
You Go Girl!

30
2,086 1,328
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
2,131 1,123
A'ight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
A'ight

32
1,342 959
Whoa! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Lauren Slocum added

33
1,809 1,309
Let's Bounce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Let's Bounce

34
1,403 999
Fo' Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
jordanandasia added Fo' Real

35
1,635 1,467
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda

36
1,665 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

37
473 226
Aw Hell Naw! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AishaI added Aw Hell Naw!

38
1,268 1,040
Nooooooooo! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Nooooooooo!

39
1,404 1,371
Whack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whack

40
1,252 1,133
Cowabunga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
teddybear1029 added

41
1,331 1,475
Hooptie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Delapitated added Hooptie

42
401 212
Dork is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
ElieMjs94 added Dork

from Ed, Edd n Eddy

43
1,474 1,409
Shwing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Shwing

44
1,488 1,441
Cut. It. Out. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cut. It. Out.

45
1,286 1,339
Rad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Rad

46
1,432 1,418
Homeslice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Homeslice

47
238 118
Suck It! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
jdveraser added Suck It!

48
944 1,174
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?

49
1,297 1,407
Crib is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Crib

50
1,099 1,280
Hella Cool is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
CraigNykiel added Hella Cool