Poshmaxim English Academy

Informal English

Informal language is more casual and spontaneous. It is used when communicating with friends or family either in writing or in conversation. It is used when writing personal emails, text messages and in some business correspondence.

Words with meanings

Booze - alcoholic drink
Brat - an annoying child who behaves badly
Craic - a pleasant conversation or enjoyable time
Crook - a criminal, especially one who steals money
Cushy - very easy or pleasant and not involving a lot of work
Daggy - not fashionable
Dappy - silly
Dosshouse - a building where people who have no home can sleep
Gaff - a building, especially someone’s home
Grats - congratulations
Groovy - impressive because of being fashionable or attractive
Handle - someone’s name
Pile - a very large old house or other building
Samey - not interesting because there is little change or variety
Smarmy - extremely pleasant and polite in a way that seems false
Teeny - very small
Wakey-wakey - used for telling someone in a humorous way that they should wake up or should pay attention
Weeny - very small
Wimp - someone who is not brave, strong, or confident
Zit - a small raised infected mark on your face