British Slang For Handsome Man (10 Examples)

You might run into a handsome guy, or spot someone you like in public and want to point him out to a friend. Of course, you want to be more discreet, so we listed 10 British slang words you could use. Note that some of these words might be considered offensive by some, so be careful when using them.

British Slang For Handsome Man (In Alphabetical Order)


  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) ‘Bev’ is a modern-day word that means handsome. The word became popular on the ‘Love Island’ television show where viewers hear the British slang constantly.
  • Example: The guy that just walked past us is such a bev.



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The term ‘buff’ is used by younger people whenever they see a handsome man. ‘Buff’ also means a physically well-toned person.
  • Example: Did you see our new buff classmate?



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) ‘Dishy’ is British slang for a very attractive person. It can either be used to describe a boy or a girl. It is common slang in the UK, especially with younger folks.
  • Example: That dishy man over there keeps looking at you!




(Adjective) The word ‘fanciable’ is an informal word used to describe a very attractive person. This British slang is also used in the USA but not that common.

Example: Have you seen a tall, fanciable man walk in this direction?



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The term ‘fit’ is derived from people who have healthy bodies and are always at the gym. Also, ‘fit’ is British slang for a very attractive person, both male and female.
  • Example: He’s so fit, I wonder if he’ll notice me.



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The term ‘hot’ has been popularized worldwide and is commonly used in the USA and the UK. It is used as British slang for the word ‘handsome’ or ‘handsome man’ and is used to describe a person with a fit and healthy body as well.
  • Example: Gosh, that man is hot! Does he already have a girlfriend?



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) ‘Leng’ is a roadman slang first used in Great Britain to describe a very attractive guy. It has become a popular British slang around the UK today. 
  • Example: Oh my, that boy is leng! 



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The term ‘lush’ can mean two things: a great experience or occasion, or an attractive or good-looking fellow. The word ‘lush’ is a British slang that is commonly used today to describe a good-looking guy.
  • Example: I wonder when this lush man will come our way.



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) ‘Peng’ is a word that describes superior quality. Since the British are creative when it comes to words, ‘peng’ has become British slang for a handsome man or an attractive person in general.
  • Example: His qualities and passion make him a peng in my eyes.


  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The word ‘stunning’ is used to describe someone or something attractive. It is common slang in the US and the UK today. The UK has adapted this as British slang for handsome men and beautiful women.
  • Example: The man you were talking to was stunning. Please introduce us to each other!

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