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

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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

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

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

4
3,272 1,205
Alrighty Then is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Alrighty Then

5
2,987 1,194
No Duh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
No Duh

6
2,771 1,135
Anyways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Anyways

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

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2,720 1,301
Take a Chill Pill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Take a Chill Pill

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2,724 1,313
...not is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
...not

10
2,672 1,300
Wazzup! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Wazzup!

11
2,629 1,288
Sike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Sike

12
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Biatch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Biatch

13
2,600 1,315
Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Talk to the Hand

14
2,266 1,428
As If! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
james.villarruel added As If!

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1,858 1,032
Mmm Hmm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AmandaRoseLorance added Mmm Hmm

16
2,615 1,255
Cool Beans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cool Beans

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Oh. My. GOD. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Oh. My. GOD.

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WHATCHAMACALLIT Candy Bar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GiovannaVargas added Whatchamacallit

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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

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2,232 1,043
Get a Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Get a Life

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2,201 1,138
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!

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

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

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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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1,902 1,074
Peace Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Peace Out

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

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

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1,879 1,189
Da Bomb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Da Bomb

Discontinued '90s Cereals You Totally Forgot About

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1,988 1,140
You Go Girl! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
You Go Girl!

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1,906 1,236
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!

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1,976 1,042
A'ight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
A'ight

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1,209 861
Whoa! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Lauren Slocum added Whoa!

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1,668 1,215
Let's Bounce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Let's Bounce

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1,264 911
Fo' Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
jordanandasia added Fo' Real

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

How to Get a Girl to Like You

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1,537 1,253
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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1,155 947
Nooooooooo! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Nooooooooo!

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1,287 1,278
Whack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whack

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1,138 1,030
Cowabunga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
teddybear1029 added Cowabunga

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1,228 1,369
Hooptie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Delapitated added Hooptie

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Aw Hell Naw! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AishaI added Aw Hell Naw!

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Shwing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Shwing

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1,369 1,354
Cut. It. Out. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cut. It. Out.

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1,332 1,324
Homeslice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Homeslice

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1,162 1,262
Rad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Rad

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867 1,077
Oh You Didn't Know? is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GarrettEdwardSpears added Oh You Didn't Know?

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260 146
Dork is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
ElieMjs94 added Dork from Ed, Edd n Eddy

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1,199 1,319
Crib is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Crib

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1,102 1,237
Mad is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Mad

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1,003 1,196
Hella Cool is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
CraigNykiel added Hella Cool