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How many of these Punjabi slang words have you heard?

Punjabi slang words would appeal to the sense of humour and arouse interest among all!

Punjabi Slang words!

Learning a new language usually stems from a reason: business opportunities, curiosity, fun, academic achievements, or something else. Whatever the reason, all of us want the same thing at the end of the day. We want to be able to communicate with native speakers with ease and confidence. We just don’t want to speak the language but to speak like natives and fit into the group. And here is when ‘Slang’ comes into the picture. Simply put, slang will help you get a hold of the soul of the language.

Slang words are the ingredients used to spice up the language ‘curry’!

However, the use of slang is limited to informal or casual situations; it does not belong in formal settings.

All cultures are capable enough of imbibing this slight linguistic deviation from the formal version. There's no doubt that Punjabi is a language that can grab anyone's attention, whether you're from the North, South, East, or the West. Not just because the language is abundant in our country, but also because it is amusing in its own right.  The Punjabi slang would appeal to your sense of humour and arouse interest and curiosity.

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Think of how many conversations you could end up having if you had a vast knowledge of Punjabi slang. Let's face it, that's going to be epic. Here, we've compiled some amazing Punjabi slang for anyone interested in learning or just slaying in general. 

Khair chaddo hun, mitti pao

This famous slang means “to leave it, bury it”. It is similar to the English usage of ‘let bygones be bygones.’

Chak de phatte

Known far and wide, this famous slang signifies "Come on, and keep it up!" It's Punjabi's way of cheering and wishing you all the best.

Thand rakh yaar!

A simple phrase mostly used to tell the person to ‘keep calm’ or ‘don't worry’.

Phitte muh tere

It is used to show disgust towards a person. But with time, it is now used in a humorous way to show the feeling that things are going bad way. It’s just like ‘oh sheet’!

Hor ki chalda?

It’s just the Punjabi way of asking, ‘what’s happening.’

Haan vi! Kiddan?

It refers to how we ask for and greets our companions in general. Usually, it means, "How have you been?".

Main tere chittar maarne ae

When someone behaves messy, Punjabi moms often utter this slang phrase. Chittar roughly translates to chappal in Hindi and sleepers in English. Simply put, it means ‘behave or I'll slap you'. 

Haayo rabba!

Mommy's typical dramatic moment! Extreme reactions to your actions. The slang means ‘Oh god’!

Saanu ki?

An ultimate expression after many gossips which means ‘well as if we care’.

Tu rehen de Kakka

It literally means, ‘you just leave it boy’. Commonly used by the elders when they see the younger ones not able to complete a task to their expectations.

Chal hat paray

It just means ‘get out of my way’. It is used when someone is not coming to the point and is just beating around the bush.


This well-known slang literally means trouble. You use it to describe any messed-up situation.


The phrase implies ‘a hot and fancy Punjabi girl.’ But be mindful to use it.


Used for young and well-built Punjabi boys.

Raula pe gaya

If some nuisance is created, then it is referred to as 'raula pe gaya'.


Literally translates to ‘going on a car drive’. It is equivalent to ‘tafri maarna’ (wandering aimlessly) in Hindi.

O balle balle!

It’s the expression of extreme enjoyment.

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Punjabi slangs have endured the test of time, and keep recurring in the culture. Many of these slangs are so appealing that they can't be avoided in daily conversation. By incorporating these slang terms into your daily vocabulary, you'll appear more interesting. Plus, it would make communication much more enjoyable. However, don't limit your Punjabi language learning to slangs, instead learn more with the Language Curry App that offers free beginner-friendly content. Check out our blog, 'How to learn the Punjabi language with Language curry', for more information.

Happy Learning!!!!

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