We all hate getting sick. The feeling of nausea, body pain, and weakness is just the worst. However, if you want to get a day or two of rest from work and studying, getting sick is a blessing.
Here are some slang words related to being sick. Read up and learn!
Slang Words for Being Sick (in Alphabetical Order)
- (Adjective) To be devastated by an intense or incurable illness.
- Example: She needs our support. Lucy is ate up with terminal cancer.
- (Verb) Australian slang for vomiting due to nausea or sickness. Comes from the British slang “down under” which is a warning for people below as a person is barfing.
- Example: Don’t chunder until you get to the bathroom. You need to make it or else, the mess will be disgusting.
Crook/ Crook As Rookwood
- (Adjective) Another slang coming from Australia. This means to be severely sick as if you are almost dead.
- Example: I’m gonna be a goner. I’m as crook as Rookwood so you better take me to the hospital.
- (Adjective) To be feeling haggard, ill, or simply unwell.
- Example: Jake got dauncey after working hard despite the harsh weather.
- (Noun) Derived from the rhyming slang “Tom Dick” which means sick. It denotes that someone’s stomach is upset, possibly due to food poisoning.
- Example: My baby got a dicky tummy so we had to cut our vacation short.
- (Noun) Popularized during the Ebola pandemic, teens and kids used to refer to jokingly any ailment or sickness that they have as “ebola.”
- Example: I think I got ebola. Look at my runny nose and constant sneezing.
- (Adjective) A general feeling of being sick or not in top shape. This slang is used often in British English.
- Example: Your teacher was feeling iffy today and she didn’t want to risk infecting you. She just left some schoolwork.
- (Adjective) This slang term can mean that the body is weakened or suffering. However, some have used this slang to describe a person that is physically fit and strong.
- Example: After the punch to his head, Jamie’s body feels all jacked up. He might have gotten a concussion.
- (Noun) Another British slang for an illness or disease that is not very serious.
- Example: He opted to leave early even though he just got a lurgy. So he took the chance to get some rest.
- (Adjective) A British slang that you use to describe yourself when you are feeling slightly in pain or unwell.
- Example: The chaotic weather has me off-color. Maybe I should just stay at home.
Out Of It
- (Adjective) Someone who is not fully conscious, tipsy, or entirely aware of the surroundings or the events. Possibly due to alcohol, drugs, or an illness.
- Example: The meeting started out weird and slow because the boss is out of it. She had to be rushed to the clinic.
- (Adjective) An obsolete slang coming from the British. It originates from surprisingly many types of “pox” ailments. Nowadays, it is vulgar slang for someone or something that is of little worth.
- Example: I’m going to skip school because I am feeling poxy and might need a checkup.
Tom and Dick
- (Noun) This is the Cockney Rhyming slang for sick.
- Example: Joey got tom and dick after his trip to Brazil. He is in quarantine right now.
- (Adjective) This slang phrase means to feel depressed or sick because of an event or ailment.
- Example: You too would be torn down if you knew that you got infected with a virus with no cure.
- (Expression) A British slang phrase that warns people that someone is vomiting.
- Example: Watch under! Our friend got food poisoning in that restaurant.