The greatest list of 90’s slang, references and inside jokes ever created. After studying this guide you’ll be able to speak to a 90s kid.
Acknowledgment, confirmation. Variation of “alright”.
“Let’s go to the arcade, I heard they got Mortal Kombat II!”
Slight variation of Aiite, used mostly by kids in the burbs that wanted to sound too cool to use regular slang.
Something appealing, attention grabbing.
“Did you see that dude’s Starter Jacket? It was ALL THAT!”
All that and a bag of chips
Something that is upmost beautiful or eye catching. It’s a superlative form of all that.
“I walked around the mall yesterday with my new Jordans and I was all that and a bag of chips!”
Alrighty then (page)
Sarcastic response to something dumb.
“Hey man let’s eat the nachos with our toes.”
Became mainstream in the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura, Pet Detective when Jim Carrey’s character used the phrase.
Not credible, not feasible.
“She expected us to write a 4 page report by tomorrow? As if!”
Greeting sometimes used by pro wrestling fans. Made famous by professional wrestler Scott Hall while in the NWO (new world order) group.
Another name for expensive jewelry or items.
“Yo did you see that dude’s gold watch? He has some serious bling!”
“Man, that movie was bonk!”
Celebratory victory word.
“I got an A+ on the exam! Booyah!”
Are you being serious? Are you joking or being serious?
“Our math homework is due today!”
“For real!? I didn’t start it!”
Going Somewhere (page)
Used somewhat in a teasing and condescending matter to describe going to a location, but without saying the intended destination.
“Hey man where you going?”
Home Skillet (page)
A loyal, good buddy. A smarmy alternative to “home slice”.
A loyal, good buddy.
A more polite way of saying “Mother *$%!@*! Play on Smuckers jelly. Picked up steam in 90s lingo after “In Living Color” did a skit about it.
When 90s kids stayed up late to sneak a peek at In Living Color.
Usually said after saying something sarcastic to reiterate the sarcasm.
“Hey girl, those shoes look fresh!”
OIF means “Oh, if I find out!”, referring to someone discovering their partner is cheating. Created by the rap group Wreckx-n-Effect, it’s a play off of OPP.
An alternative way of saying something is “nice” or “cool”.
Short greeting. Abbreviated version of “wassup?”
Used in inquiring and negative form. For inquiring, you’re asking if the person is being serious or joking around.
“Guess what, Mortal Kombat II is at the arcade!”
In negative form, it’s a reply to something dumb or strange.
“I’m going to buy 100 Gameboys, tape them together and create a GameMan!”
Describing an negative situation or event. (An unfortunate term used heavily in the 90s)
Yell at the end of the Sega game console commercials. Used by 90s kids during “the console wars”.
“Should I get Doom for my Super Nintendo or Sega 32x?…SEGA!”
Abbreviated version of the greeting “What’s up?”.
Late 90s way of saying “cool”.
Upset, or someone behaving in negative manner.
“My boss was trippin last night because I was late for work.”
Slight extension of Trippin. Upset, or someone behaving in negative manner.
Similar to alrighty then, a response to something strange or dumb.
This phrase was made popular by the cartoon series Beavis and Butthead and was usually said in voice of “Beavis”.
You piece of shoe!
(YOU PIZZA SEW!)
Different way of saying “You piece of #@$*!”. 90s kids would hurl this at each other in jest. Phrase originated from a mysterious commercial.