Slang for Gun

Welcome to the Slangpedia entry on guns!  Here you’ll find a massive list of slang terms that can be used to refer to guns, and slang words that are related to guns.

  • Heat/heater: commonly used to describe a weapon of some kind, usually a pistol.
    • Usage: “You packing heat?” 
    • Origin: 1932 W. R. BURNETT Silver Eagle i. 7 ‘He don’t even pack a heater.’ ‘Don’t what?’ ‘He don’t carry a gun.’
  • Gat: Came from shortening Gattling gun to just gat.
    • Usage:  “I had to shut up: the dealers had gats, my boys didn’t.”
    • Origin: Was used during the prohibition era to name any gun, but specifically the thompson submachine gun, aka The Tommy Gun.
  • Strapped: You are considered “strapped” when you are in possession of a fire-arm.
    • Usage: “Step off, ’cause I’m fully strapped.”
    • Origin: Started off as a term to describe when you have a Mac 10 or some other semi machine gun or uzi on a strap hanging from your shoulder under your clothes.
  • Leng: Any type of weapon, i.e a knife or a gun. 
    Can also be used in the word ‘lengman‘, i.e someone in possession of a weapon or someone who is dangerous.
    • Usage: “I saw them Hackney boys, so I pulled out my leng and started shooting at them”
    • Origin: The term is used mostly among London criminal underground network.
  • Hammer:
    • Usage: “i pulled the hammer on that guy and gave him a third eye”
    • Origin: The hammer is the part of the firearm that strikes the firing pin which in turn hits the primer and ignites the propellant that pushes the slug out of the barrel.
  • Burner: Any type of firearm, that has either been previously used in a crime, or has been stolen. You buy them for a very low price, use them once, and then throw them away.
    • Usage: “Take this burner for 85bucks. Nine bodies on it. Leave it or sell it quick.”
    • Origin: Likely has its roots in the fact that a firearm can get very hot when fired multiple times.
  • Cannon:
    • Usage: “He took a hard blow to the face before he could draw his cannon.”
    • Origin: Comes from the good old classical cannon.
  • Piece: A gun, firearm. (Licensed or unlicensed) Usually hidden under clothing for protection or criminal intentions.
    • Usage: “This piece shoots nice, only cost $50.
  • Handgun: a gun designed for use by one hand; a pistol.
    • Usage: “They drew their handguns simultaneously, both ready to shoot”
  • Hardware: One or more guns.
    • Usage: ” He’s carrying some serious hardware. “
  • Blaster: An unspecified powerful hand weapon, usually one that fires an energy pulse or beam.
    • Usage: “The blaster was loaded and ready, presumably aimed at the most unfortunate man in the room.”
  • Revolver: A pistol with revolving chambers enabling several shots to be fired without reloading.
    • Usage: “The revolver fired, ripping through the air into it’s target”
  • Rod: US slang name for pistol.
    • Usage: “The rod resembled a sign of freedom, for it’s ability to kill innocents without discussion or discourse.”
  • Persuader: A gun or other weapon used to compel submission or obedience.
    • Usage: “Silence fell over the congregation, discussion was no longer an option, the persuader had persuaded them.”

That’s it for our list of slang words for “gun”. Did we miss any “gun” synonyms? Please let us know in the form below! 👍😊

Slang for Boyfriend

Welcome to the Slangpedia entry on “boyfriend”! 👲👨🏿👨 Here are a bunch of slang words that mean boyfriend:

  • Bae: An abbreviation of babe or baby.
    • Usage: “I’m going to see my bae”
  • Beau: Boyfriend or girlfriend. Pronounced “bo”.
    • Usage: “Me and my beau went out last night and had a fabulous time!”
    • Origin: French word for beautiful.
  • Hobeau: A non-hygienic boyfriend.
  • Boo: Boyfriend or girlfriend. Someone you care about a lot and whom you love and adore – your soul mate.
    • Origin: Possibly derived from the French word “beau”(pronounced “bo”, not “boo”), meaning beautiful (see above).
  • Squeeze: This term may refer to a “friends with benefits” partner, or to an actual girlfriend or boyfriend. The term “main squeeze” refers to your “main” partner, implying that though you do have others, they are the most important one to you. See here for definitions of “main squeeze”, and here for definitions of “squeeze”.
  • BF: Acronym for boyfriend.
  • Hubby: Short for husband, and originally used as a nickname for the man you are married to, but is also widely used to describe a good boyfriend that you believe you are likely to marry, or be with forever.
    • Usage: “She’s more than my boy, he’s my hubby.”
  • Bfnd: A contracted version of “boyfriend”.
  • Personfriend: Synonym for significant other / boyfriend / girlfriend.
    • Usage: “Are you and your personfriend going on a date tonight?”
  • Significant other / SO: A common word meaning spouse, wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Used when you don’t want to be too specific, or when the details are nobody’s business.
  • My boy: Synonym for “my boyfriend”.
    • Usage: “Seb is my buy”
  • Bby: Abbreviation of “baby”.
  • Manfriend: May refer to one’s boyfriend, or to a male friend with benefits. It may also be used in a situation where you’re not quite in a relationship, and you’re not quite friends – in the transition.
  • Boyfy: Slang abbreviation of “boyfriend”.
  • Boif: Shortened slang for boyfriend.
  • My better half: Slang for girlfriend/boyfriend or husband/wife.
  • LTR: An acronym for “long-term relationship”.
  • LOML: An acronym for “love of my life”.

Here’s a list of “pet names” or “terms of endearment”: cute nicknames for a boyfriend:

  • Baby daddy
  • Bestie
  • Batman
  • Boo bear
  • Cookie
  • Dumpling
  • Dreamboat
  • Good lookin’
  • Handsome
  • Hercules
  • Honey badger
  • Honey bear
  • Honey bee
  • Hot lips
  • Hunk
  • Iron man
  • Hun
  • Jellybean
  • Love muffin
  • Lover boy
  • Mack daddy
  • Mister
  • Monsieur
  • One and only
  • Panda
  • Panda bear
  • Papa
  • Papa bear
  • Pookie
  • Prince
  • Robin Hood
  • Snuggle butt
  • Snuggle muffin
  • Snuggy
  • Soldier
  • Stud
  • Sugar daddy
  • Sweet cakes
  • Sweet pea
  • Sweetie
  • Cutie
  • Sweetums
  • Tiger
  • Tough guy
  • Wolverine
  • Wookie
  • Zorro
  • Baby love
  • Bookie bear
  • Pumpkin / punkin
  • Dearest
  • My love

That’s it for our list of slang words for “boyfriend”. Did we miss any? Please let us know in the form below! 👍😊

Slang for Girlfriend

Welcome to the Slangpedia entry on “girlfriend”! 👩 Here are a bunch of slang words that mean girlfriend:

  • Bae: An abbreviation of babe or baby.
    • Usage: “I’m going to see my bae”
  • Beau: Boyfriend or girlfriend. Pronounced “bo”.
    • Usage: “Me and my beau went out last night and had a fabulous time!”
    • Origin: French word for beautiful.
  • Boo: Boyfriend or girlfriend. Someone you care about a lot and whom you love and adore – your soul mate.
    • Origin: Possibly derived from the French word “beau”(pronounced “bo”, not “boo”), meaning beautiful (see above).
  • Squeeze: This term may refer to a “friends with benefits” partner, or to an actual girlfriend or boyfriend. The term “main squeeze” refers to your “main” partner, implying that though you do have others, they are the most important one to you. See here for definitions of “main squeeze”, and here for definitions of “squeeze”.
  • Shorty: Affectionate term for a girlfriend.
    • Usage: “I love my shorty, word to my motha I do.”
    • Origin: Originally refered to a young male who was new to a “game” (like rapping, for example), but evolved into a word that is a synonym for baby/bae.
  • GF: Acronym for girl friend.
  • Wifey: Derived from the noun “wife”, it is used to identify one’s girlfriend – one whom you hope to marry.
    • Usage: “She’s more than my girl, she’s my wifey.”
  • Gfnd: A contracted version of “girlfriend”.
  • Personfriend: Synonym for significant other / boyfriend / girlfriend.
    • Usage: “Are you and your personfriend going on a date tonight?”
  • Significant other / SO: A common word meaning spouse, wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Used when you don’t want to be too specific, or when the details are nobody’s business.
  • My girl: Synonym for “my girlfriend”.
    • Usage: “Kendal is my girl”
  • Bby: Abbreviation of “baby”.
  • Ladyfriend: May refer to one’s girlfriend, or to a female friend with benefits.
  • Girlfy: Slang abbreviation of “girlfriend”.
  • My better half: Slang for boyfriend/girlfriend or wife/husband.
  • Old lady: Slang term for girlfriend or wife, often used by construction or farmer types as a more “manly”/”macho” term. In some places (e.g. Australia and Ireland) this may refer to one’s mother (and “old man” is your father). Confusingly, “old doll” can refer to one’s girlfriend in some parts of Ireland.
  • Goomar: A girlfriend of a married mobster (not his wife).
  • Rucca: Spanish term for girlfriend.
  • Mora: A spanish slang term for girlfriend.
  • LTR: An acronym for “long-term relationship”.
  • LOML: An acronym for “love of my life”.

Here’s a list of “pet names” or “terms of endearment”: cute nicknames for a girlfriend:

  • Cuddlemuffin
  • Cheesemuffin
  • Baby girl
  • Baby love
  • Baby cakes
  • Hunny / Honey
  • Honeybunny
  • Boopsky
  • Sweetkins
  • Peaches
  • Bookie bear
  • Boo boo
  • Boo boo kitty
  • Boo thing
  • Boo-thang
  • Boo friend
  • Binky boo
  • Baboo
  • Cutieboo
  • Pumpkin / punkin
  • Cupcake
  • Sweetie
  • Sweetie pie
  • Sweet pea
  • Dearest
  • Cutie
  • My love
  • Bambi
  • Babykins
  • Booberry
  • Pebbles
  • Princess
  • Pookie
  • Hunny pants
  • Sugar muffin
  • Sunshine
  • Boomba
  • Kitten

That’s it for our list of slang words for “girlfriend”. Did we miss any? Please let us know in the form below! 👍😊