Terms they don’t usually teach you in English class

…..except mine!


Bingo Wings
Bingo Wings are large, loose flaps of skin hanging from the upper arms. Also known as dinner lady arms, bat wings and nan flaps
Muffin Top
Muffin Top – The roll of flesh that bulges over the top of excessively tight trousers. From the shape of the top of a muffin which bulges over the top of its paper container.
Camel toe (or Cameltoe) – The visibility of a woman’s labia or vulva, as a consequence of wearing tight pants. Also known as a moose knuckle or a front wedgie.



Whale tail
Whale Tail is the Y-shaped waistband of a thong or g-string when visible above the waistline of low-rise jeans, shorts, or a skirt that resembles a whale’s tail.
Tramp Stamp is a derogatory term referring to a tattoo which a women places on her lower back. It is especially popular among women born in the late 70s, 80s, and even early 90s. Fair or unfair, these tattoos have a socially constructed connotation associated with them.
Cankles are the absence of  defined ankles on a person – whereby the calf of the leg merges directly into the foot. Basically a pair of legs that have no defined end of the calf area as well as no defined beginning of the ankle area.


Source: Wikipedia, Wictionary and Urban Dictionary.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

2 thoughts

  1. Lol! thanks so much!
    I’m german, but my boyfriend is a native speaker who loves to correct my english; maybe now I can surprise him with those new “technical terms” I’ve just learned from you:)

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