English Words That Were Not Slang Originally!

You would be shocked to know that certain words were not meant to be slang initially. Take a look to know what these words meant originally.

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Using slang is something that most of them think is cool. We do not think twice before we let out on words, sometimes it is needed and sometimes we just try to fit it in.

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Here are some of the English words that we are about to share, which were not meant to be slang initially, but over a period of time, they got a totally different meaning and have been used as slang words ever since.

From honouring a person with the same word back then, to abusing a person with the same word in the current scenario, they'd be surprised to know the real meanings behind some of these words.

Check out the evolution of these English words that were not slang words originally.

Bitch
Old Meaning: A female dog, cannine, wolf, fox or otter.
Current Meaning: A spiteful or unpleasant woman or an annoying whiny female.

Bitch
 

Cougar
Old Meaning: North American Term of Puma.
Current Meaning: An older woman seeking sexual relationship from younger men.

Cougar


Tart
Old Meaning: Sweetheart.
Current Meaning: A woman who dresses provocatively or the one who behaves in the most tasteless manner.

Tart

Wench
Old Meaning: A young woman.
Current Meaning: A mistress or a wanton woman.

Wench

Courtesan
Old Meaning: A female equivalent of courtier or a woman who attends the court.
Current Meaning: A prostitute who has wealthy or upper-class clients.

Courtesan

Madam
Old Meaning: It is used before the title for a woman with power.
Current Meaning: Female manager of a brothel, or a bossy girl.

Madam

Mistress
Old Meaning: Female head of a household.
Current Meaning: A woman who has a long-lasting sexual relationship with a married man.

Mistress

Spinster
Old Meaning: A person who spun yarn or thread.
Current Meaning: An unmarried woman who is quite old to be married. Though not a slang, this word has evolved over the period and is used quite often these days to mean unmarried women.

Spinster

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