Culture 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
4,050 1,135
Loser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Loser

3
4,486 1,047
My Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
My Bad

4
3,812 1,460
Alrighty Then is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Alrighty Then

5
3,495 1,427
No Duh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
No Duh

6
3,272 1,319
Anyways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Anyways

7
2,846 1,016
Lame is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
DreHerron added

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3,168 1,555
...not is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
...not

9
3,160 1,560
Take a Chill Pill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Take a Chill Pill

10
2,724 1,656
As If! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
james.villarruel added As If!

11
3,075 1,542
Sike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Sike

12
3,088 1,566
Wazzup! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Wazzup!

13
2,894 1,489
Biatch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Biatch

14
3,014 1,552
Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Talk to the Hand

15
2,220 1,248
Mmm Hmm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AmandaRoseLorance added Mmm Hmm

16
2,417 1,153
Oh. My. GOD. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Oh. My. GOD.

17
3,039 1,501
Cool Beans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cool Beans

18
2,616 1,225
Get a Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Get a Life

19
2,583 1,181
WHATCHAMACALLIT Candy Bar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GiovannaVargas added

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2,352 1,357
Don't Go There is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Don't Go There

21
2,569 1,331
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
2,418 1,576
All That and a Bag of Chips is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
All That and a Bag of Chips

23
2,752 1,320
Oh Snap! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Oh Snap!

24
1,994 1,042
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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2,213 1,258
Peace Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Peace Out