When the temperature goes down, you feel the shivering set in and your teeth start to clatter. The cold can easily be very unpleasant and unforgiving.
Down below is a list of slang words for cold, which you may find useful. Enjoy reading.
Slang Words for Cold (in Alphabetical Order)
- (Expression) An exaggeration of the weather, especially when it is cold or snowing.
- Example: It’s arctic outside. Better prepare your jackets.
- (Adjective) This slang comes from the Baltic region near the Baltic Sea that is known for its long winters and usually cold weather. The slang simply means that it is cold.
- Example: The Baltic weather we are having is very strange. Maybe it is because of climate change.
- (Adjective) Shortened or abbreviated form of “bitterly cold.”
- Example: Frostbite is pretty common when it gets bitter outside.
- (Adjective) Used to describe the weather that has strong, rough, and cold winds.
- Example: Bring in the laundry, the blustery winds mean it might rain.
- (Adjective) It means so cold that you feel it in your bones, and it may cause your whole body to rattle.
- Example: Our expedition to the Antarctic was bone-chilling. Most of our equipment broke down.
Brass Monkey Weather
- (Noun) Strange or out-of-the-ordinary weather characterized by extreme cold.
- Example: The weatherman should be punished for not predicting this brass monkey weather today.
- (Adjective) A New York slang for freezing temperatures or coldness.
- Example: School is canceled because it’s brick outside and tons of kids would get sick.
- (Adjective) A simple slang for feeling somewhat cold.
- Example: It is getting chilly in here. Better adjust the thermostat.
- (Verb) An old slang word that means to shiver because of the cold. It can also mean to warm up near a fire.
- Example: You should’ve brought some gloves. He is starting to crule at this altitude.
Dead of Winter
- (Noun) The middle of winter or the coldest part of winter.
- Example: Bears are often hibernating to survive the dead of winter.
- (Adjective) This does not mean that you are literally freezing, but rather means that it is getting pretty cold.
- Example: The café was freezing because someone messed with the air conditioning.
- (Noun) An old Yorkshire slang in the 18th century that refers to clothing worn to keep warm.
- Example: The pioneers or settlers valued animals because they can make hapwarm for the winter using their leather.
- (Adjective) Slightly cold, often a bit unusual.
- Example: It’s summer, but it is nippy out.
- (Adjective) Used in Scotland and Northern England, this slang is used to refer to the unbearable coldness of the air or climate.
- Example: We won’t survive this nithered month without proper supplies.
- (Adjective) The Cockney Rhyming Slang for cold.
- Example: My word! The afternoon is far too tater and I’m afraid that event has to be canceled.