What Does Calm Mean in Slang?

What does calm mean slang?

Calm is a word used in slang to describe someone who is not upset or excited. This can include people, animals or objects.

To calm is to reduce the amount of trouble, violence or panic in a situation. It can also be used to describe someone who is calm and confident.


The word ‘calm’ has its origins in the nautical language and it means’still’ or ‘without big waves’, which is how it is often used when speaking about the sea or a lake.

It is also a common phrase in British English and a good way to describe someone who is not upset or excited, or who is calm and diplomatic.


Peaceful is another common word that means ‘quiet and free from disturbance’, though it is often confused with the more specific meaning of calm.

Some of the synonyms for peaceful are calm, placid, serene and tranquil.

These words can be interchangeable and are used to describe the same things, but there are certain circumstances in which they would not be acceptable substitutes for each other.

‘Peaceful’ can be replaced by ‘calm’ in these situations, but the use of calm in place of peaceful is usually used in a positive manner.

If you are feeling calm and peaceful, then you may be doing a good job of handling the situation.

You could be saying something like ‘I think I have a plan of action that will work well’ and if you are calm and peaceful then you will most likely be right about that.

It can also be a good sign when someone is calm and peaceful, as they are more likely to be able to make decisions in the best interests of the group.

‘Calm and Compassionate’

A calm person is someone who does not show or feel any worry, anger or excitement, and who is also usually a very nice person. This word is also used to describe someone who is compassionate and is a good listener.

‘Chill your tits’

The ‘calm your tits’ idiom is not as old as some of the other ones, but it is still one that makes an appearance in American’s guess UK slang videos. It is often seen as a vulgar and rude idiom, but it is also a very popular one that is used by many.


Mandem is another term that has entered the roadman vocabulary and can be found in all of the videos. It’s a word that is usually used by males to describe their crew of friends.


Peng is an interesting word that can be a little confusing. It can be used to describe a situation that is either good or bad, but it is more commonly used to refer to someone who is attractive.


Peak is another one of those random slang words that seems to have entered the UK lexicon. This is a word that can be used to describe a situation that has been very good or very bad and most roadmen will use it negatively, ‘that’s peak’.