Check Out What The Most Popular Slang Term Was The Year You Were Born

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By ALT 103.7

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 Some words and phrases may seem outdated, but the meaning stick with us forever.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.”

While some of these words have lasted throughout the years, most have gone away with their era. At least there will always be the memory of using these lost words endlessly. Check out the rest of the list to see the most popular slang term the year you were born.
  • 1970: Dorky
  • 1971: Deadheads
  • 1972: Guilt Trip
  • 1973: Carbo
  • 1974: Motorhead
  • 1975: Detox
  • 1976: Hardball
  • 1977: Brewski
  • 1978: Pig-Out
  • 1979: Nostalgia-Fest
  • 1980: Frizzy
  • 1981: Chill Pill
  • 1982: Buff
  • 1983: Beat Box
  • 1984: Major
  • 1985: Radness
  • 1986: Studmuffin
  • 1987: Couch Surfing
  • 1988: F-Bomb
  • 1989: Trash Talk
  • 1990: Kewl

Via Good Housekeeping