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
3,649 1,005
Loser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Loser

3
4,054 928
My Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
My Bad

4
3,459 1,280
Alrighty Then is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Alrighty Then

5
3,174 1,264
No Duh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
No Duh

6
2,957 1,188
Anyways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Anyways

7
2,517 900
Lame is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
DreHerron added

8
2,899 1,375
...not is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
...not

9
2,885 1,373
Take a Chill Pill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Take a Chill Pill

10
2,793 1,352
Sike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Sike

11
2,824 1,372
Wazzup! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Wazzup!

12
2,430 1,489
As If! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
james.villarruel added As If!

13
2,755 1,378
Talk to the Hand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Talk to the Hand

14
2,616 1,338
Biatch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Biatch

15
1,981 1,109
Mmm Hmm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AmandaRoseLorance added Mmm Hmm

16
2,173 1,013
Oh. My. GOD. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Oh. My. GOD.

17
2,760 1,332
Cool Beans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cool Beans

18
2,211 1,396
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

19
2,380 1,096
Get a Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Get a Life

20
2,334 1,051
WHATCHAMACALLIT Candy Bar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
GiovannaVargas added

21
2,333 1,201
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
2,140 1,245
Don't Go There is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Don't Go There

23
2,513 1,198
Oh Snap! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Oh Snap!

24
1,771 934
I Know is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added I Know

25
2,019 1,135
Peace Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Peace Out

26
1,407 746
Yo Mama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
rob-earley added Yo Mama

27
2,186 1,167
Booyah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Booyah

28
2,013 1,257
Da Bomb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Da Bomb

29
2,108 1,193
You Go Girl! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
You Go Girl!

30
2,030 1,306
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
2,086 1,100
A'ight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
A'ight

32
1,305 929
Whoa! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Lauren Slocum added

33
1,771 1,278
Let's Bounce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Let's Bounce

34
1,359 973
Fo' Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
jordanandasia added Fo' Real

35
1,596 1,437
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda

36
1,625 1,319
Whoomp There It Is is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whoomp There It Is

37
1,232 1,015
Nooooooooo! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
JenAnistonFriends added Nooooooooo!

38
425 204
Aw Hell Naw! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
AishaI added Aw Hell Naw!

39
1,369 1,340
Whack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Whack

40
1,218 1,099
Cowabunga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
teddybear1029 added

41
1,304 1,445
Hooptie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Delapitated added Hooptie

42
360 190
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
1,438 1,382
Shwing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Shwing

44
1,458 1,411
Cut. It. Out. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Cut. It. Out.

45
1,249 1,314
Rad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Rad

46
1,405 1,386
Homeslice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Homeslice

47
199 95
Suck It! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
jdveraser added Suck It!

48
922 1,144
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
1,270 1,379
Crib is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
Crib

50
1,073 1,253
Hella Cool is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Incredible '90s Slang You (Almost) Forgot About
CraigNykiel added Hella Cool