It’s never nice to be rude. You will earn disrespect, gain negativity, and lose friends. Whether it’s intentional or just a spur of the moment, be a good judge of character with the following expressions for rudeness.
Slang Words for Rude (in Alphabetical Order)
A Fine How Do You Do
(Expression) A polite way of calling someone out for their rudeness.
Person 1: Hello Mrs. Bennett, I heard your daughter ranked last place in her class.
Person 2: Well that’s a fine how do you do. Kids can learn at their own pace.
Below the Belt
(Expression) Based on the rules of physical sports such as boxing not to hit below the waistline, “below the belt” is an unfair and person-attacking comment.
Example: The bullies went below the belt when they made fun of Andrew’s tragic family history.
(Noun) A British slang for someone who is too forward with their opinions but gets away with it because s/he is charming.
Example: The TV host is such a cheeky chappy. He pokes fun at guests yet ends up making the audiences laugh.
Cock a Snook
(Verb) The British way of taunting someone by placing the thumb of an open hand right at one’s nose. This is usually done by kindergarten and elementary school kids.
Example: Remember not to cock a snook whenever your uncle does a quirky thing. Your uncle is still your uncle even if he’s sick.
(Verb) To purposefully make a rude statement.
Example: Jay made a rap diss about how entertainment agencies shackle artistic freedom.
Eat and Run
- (Verb) To go off immediately after eating without having the customary thank you or short conversation among family and friends. In eating establishments, this means not to pay for the meal.
- Example: Johnny and Mark ate and ran out of the sushi house because they forgot their wallets.
(Adjective) A wild animal trait used by Australians to refer to someone who has completely lost their temper.
Example: Hank doesn’t care how you feel once he’s drunk and feral. He’ll just say whatever he wants.
(Adjective) A Canadian slang for rude, noisy, and disrespectful tourists.
Example: Those gorby tourists just spat at the street.
(Noun) Based on a viral meme, a “Karen” is a middle-aged, Caucasian lady who is disrespectful towards supermarket staff or middle-waged employees in general.
Example: The last restaurant guest pulled off a total Karen when she won’t drink her white wine because “it’s not clear enough”.
(Noun) A person who asks similar, annoying, and uncomfortable questions one after the other.
Example: Mr. Holmes avoids his neighbor because she’s a nosy parker.
Out of Line
(Expression) Since each one has their own boundaries with each other, to be out of line is to cross these boundaries.
Example: Vicki was out of line for commenting on how much Chloe earned on being a waitress.
(Noun) Someone who does not participate in party games and activities despite being invited.
Example: You won’t be invited to parties anymore if you don’t join in the games. Don’t be a party pooper.
(Idiom) Being struck by the realization that someone or something is not what it appears to be.
Example: Dana is in for a rude awakening when she’ll know her husband’s affair.
(Adjective) Someone who thinks they are so smart that they stamp a negative expression among others.
Example: The smart alecky sports commentator mispronounced the player’s last name. The player thought he was unprofessional and rude.
(Noun) A degrading term for someone who has not learned to navigate social conventions.
Example: That uncultured swine did not even greet the birthday celebrant yet he ate most of the cake.