Secondary school slang

Starting secondary school can mean a brand new language to learn! Here, students give you a heads up on the words you may hear in the classroom, corridors and playground at your new school, which may help you settle in.

The students also challenge a range of well-known faces to put their secondary school slang to the test. Let’s just say, they are far from ‘on fleek’.

Peng

(adj.)

Used to describe something or someone that you’re attracted to.

Beg it

(v.)

When a person tries too hard to fit in and be cool’ – ie when your parent tries to use slang to be cool and you say ‘don’t beg it’!

Untold

(adj.)

Another term for something that’s amazing, brilliant or out of this world.

Shout

(n.)

A party.

Lit

(adj.)

A positive term used to describe something that’s seriously good.

Chedda

(n.)

Money, cash, dough, skrillah.

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