Slang terms come and go, but they often help define an era. Some words and phrases may seem outdated, but the meaning stick with us forever. Luckily, someone compiled a list of the most popular slang terms for every year.
The list goes from 1926 to 2006, with the first slang term being “gold-dig” and the final word on the list being “sick.” Many slang terms stand out, like in 1977 everyone started calling beers brewski’s. While that one has stood the test of time, the year 2000’s most popular slang term was, “wassup.” Thanks to the Budweiser commercial, this term was a huge hit, and luckily faded away over time.
Of course, some of the best slang terms come from the 1980’s. Some of the best from the era were 1981’s “chill pill and 1989’s “trash talk.” Many of these terms come from popular films, such as ‘Sixteen Candles’ which brought many terms to the decade including 1984’s “major.”