Urban Dictionary started out as a proposed reference for slang, regional vernacular and colloquialism.
It quickly digressed and devolved into a banal collection of adolescent portmanteau and flippant one liners mostly focused on explicit sexual description and racism. Somewhat analogous to 4-chan and 8-chan but limited to non-existent words which are mostly stream of consciousness portmanteau conjured by the imaginations of adolescents or individuals with a juvenile mindset.
Most of the entries do not constitute slang or regional forms of expression. They are simply words made up by adolescent minded individuals whose obvious intent is being offensive, snarky, cheeky or cute.
By all appearances, most Urban Dictionary contributors and peer reviewers know nothing of linguistics nor regional slang and colloquialism.
Review by Terry Wesley Abeloff1 month ago
Review by HenryL Schab3 months ago
The only problem is that almost all definitions involve something sexual.
Review by Simonds4 months ago
Review by Rafaell6 months ago
Lots of cursing.
Review by Madugu Floumbert8 months ago
The problem with this site is that 90% of the definitions are totally incoherent hodgepodges of sexual crap that doesn't make any sense and it's also full of trolls
Review by Wildatlanticgarden Rebar8 months ago
Urban Dictionary a website for slang lets go on to... oh there is a guy talking about n****s and having sex! The thing is that horny teenagers and perverts rule the site! HERE IS A DEFINITION FOR HERBAL ESSENCES: While having sex in the shower with your girl, you pull out and nut in her hair and then use it as shampoo! Also 90 percent of people hate kids on Urban Dictionary! I would not recommend this racist and sexual site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review by DesElec10 months ago
Everyone saying that it's a bad site doesn't realize that this isn't the real definition. If you want real answers other than something that doesn't show up in the real dictionary go to dictionary.com.
Review by Iroquois1 year ago
Some users have slipped something mean to Urban Dictionary by defining the website itself as "Biased" and such. Now the UD staffs won't tolerate any definitions that are biased and hate-only.
Review by Jeongseok1 year ago
Review by Dueodde Damler1 year ago
Have submitted a word and they will not tell me when is going live. Sent emails and no answer. The word is also still avail for someone else to take so very frustrating. Could be a really fun site and was really looking forward to getting a word submitted with my details on but no starting to wish I'd never shared it as don't know what's happened to my submission!
Review by Freja1 year ago
Get everything wrong. So many examples! For instance saying 'cream crackered is wasted on drink/drugs. 'Cream crackered' is 'knackered' or tired. So wrong. About as urban and hip as a portacabin on Mars. Rubbish
Review by Mr Whitley Eveillard1 year ago
$#*! THIS SITE IT SUCKS BIG BALLS, IT SAID I WAS GAY BUT IT DIDNT SAY THAT CHRISTIAN WAS GAY, WHAT KINDA GAY $#*! IS THAT, bad website
Review by Badfinger1 year ago
Dictionary for various internet slang, but caution is advised as the definition themselves can be biased depending of the subject.
Review by Qkkne Richardin1 year ago
Perhaps the most popular dictionary of slangs.
Not suitable for children under 15, though.
Review by Opon1 year ago
Review by Leissa Gargurevich1 year ago
Vile racist entries are accepted and published. No system to leave detailed feedback. It should be shut down as promoting hatred. A site to avoid.
Review by Itchos1 year ago
i love it is the best thing ever
Review by Feelingfresh1 year ago
It's annoying how many fake definitions there are on this site. So many fake definitions made by people with too much time on their hands. Please just stay away
Review by Shusil StephenCarritt2 years ago
Clearly, a typical UrbanDictionary boardroom meeting must reek of pretentious tats, excessive cursing, and skateboard epoxies -- pew! I would use this site sparingly, maybe for a slang synonym (at most). And even there, it's so childish and subjective.
I'd opt for sites like slangsite.com, peevish.co.uk/slang, Thesaurus.com, rhymezone.com, sentencedict.com, and etymonline.com for a more mature and professional inquiry.
If you're serious about your future, and not just looking to stretch your adolescence with delusional comradery, then avoid Urbandictionary all together.
Review by Guirlanda2 years ago
A single fetid mind can log on to Urban Dictionary, make up a "definition" that absolutely no one uses, and UD and search engines such as Google will give it weight it doesn't deserve. Many perfectly fine terms and phrases are tainted because some vulgar kid got to them first. As a writer, countless times you can invent a new term for something, Google it just to be sure the name's not taken by something real, and find that the top results are vulgar garbage with one or two upvotes (and thus not worthy of being remotely close to the top results). This is partially the search engine's fault but UD is also to blame.
Review by Ilysha2 years ago
Someone posted a definition of a last name, clearly this person had a beef with a person with that last name. UD published it without any kind of verification and now my child is getting teased at school. I have written to them to have it removed.
Review by Yuleidi2 years ago
My rating: 8/10
Viruses: None encountered
Reasoning: This site is overall comedic and hilarious. The downside is, many of the definitions are very NSFW or contain harsh words or hate comments against another ethnicity, topic, or even religion.
Review by MrsBMAustin2 years ago
It's quite a funny website if you have some free time, but has lots of profanity and inappropriate things, it is definitely not suitable for children under thirteen.
Review by GermanJoe Strouds2 years ago
This site provides definitions for millions of terms. Many of the terms are wrong, sexist and/or racist.
Some examples: Barack Obama: "The chocolate Jimmy Carter". Jimmy Carter: "A term used to insult one's abilities or to call them a failure." racism: "Pure bullshit".