Frequently Asked Questions
What are Featured Words?
Featured Words, marked with , are words that the editor (Walter) has edited for spelling, grammar, accuracy, etc. Most Featured Words are also listed in the slang thesaurus.
How is the urban thesaurus organized?
Words can have more than one definition. Each different definition corresponds to a different meaning. For example, here are two definitions from the slang word kicks:
Those are some nice kicks.
- to be great.
This restaurant kicks.
The different definitions are assigned to thesaurus categories. A thesaurus category corresponds to a specific meaning or a group of similar meanings. Here are those same definitions of "kicks", along with their thesaurus categories:
Overall thesaurus organization
The urban thesaurus is organized into 4 main categories:
Each category contains sub-categories. For example, "Things" contains a "clothes, clothing" sub-category. That category contains a "shoes" sub-category. And that's one of the places that the slang word "kicks" appears in the urban thesaurus.
At the top of the web page for a thesaurus category, it will show you where that category appears in the larger structure of the urban thesaurus.
For example, here is a small portion from the web page for the "clothes, clothing" category:
The category that you are currently viewing is in bold. You can click sub-categories and super-categories to navigate the urban thesaurus.
How to view an overview of the thesaurus
You can view the overall urban thesaurus structure in three ways:
You can also search the urban thesaurus using any search box on this site.