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

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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
3,300 1,210
Alrighty Then is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Alrighty Then

5
3,012 1,203
No Duh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
No Duh

6
2,796 1,140
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

8
2,743 1,309
Take a Chill Pill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Take a Chill Pill

9
2,748 1,320
...not is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
...not

10
2,693 1,307
Wazzup! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Wazzup!

11
2,653 1,296
Sike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Sike

12
2,284 1,435
As If! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
james.villarruel added As If!

13
2,619 1,322
Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Talk to the Hand

14
2,488 1,274
Biatch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Biatch

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1,878 1,040
Mmm Hmm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AmandaRoseLorance added Mmm Hmm

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2,639 1,261
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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2,083 1,327
All That and a Bag of Chips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
All That and a Bag of Chips

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

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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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2,221 1,143
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
2,403 1,144
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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1,314 685
Yo Mama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
rob-earley added Yo Mama

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1,918 1,082
Peace Out is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Peace Out

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2,073 1,110
Booyah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Booyah

28
1,902 1,194
Da Bomb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Da Bomb

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2,006 1,145
You Go Girl! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
You Go Girl!

30
1,921 1,245
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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1,991 1,048
A'ight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
A'ight

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1,223 869
Whoa! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Lauren Slocum added Whoa!

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1,685 1,221
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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1,281 917
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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1,510 1,380
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda

What's Your Phobia?

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1,550 1,259
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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1,164 956
Nooooooooo! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Nooooooooo!

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1,296 1,286
Whack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whack

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1,148 1,038
Cowabunga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
teddybear1029 added Cowabunga

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1,239 1,374
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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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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1,342 1,328
Homeslice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Homeslice

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1,174 1,268
Rad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Rad

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271 152
Dork is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
ElieMjs94 added Dork from Ed, Edd n Eddy

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872 1,087
Oh You Didn't Know? is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GarrettEdwardSpears added Oh You Didn't Know?

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1,204 1,327
Crib is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Crib

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1,110 1,242
Mad is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Mad

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1,011 1,203
Hella Cool is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
CraigNykiel added Hella Cool