Parents' Guide to

Urban Dictionary

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Words you won't find in Webster's are mostly mature.

Urban Dictionary Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 2+

messed up (best website ever)

lol absolutly ammazzing i love all the stuff on it it makes me lol hahahahhahhahahahahahah sooooo good all those things make it amazing :) lolololololollolololololol
age 18+


Too much NSFW content!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (47 ):

The Urban Dictionary gets points for encouraging creativity, and some of the tamer terms are funny or feature earnest definitions. However, while the site might help increase your tween's interest in words, the risk of your child running across some made-up monikers that you won't want repeated is pretty high -- so supervision is recommended.

Online interaction: Users can instantly chat live -- via text or video -- with other users. There's no language filter, and conversations can get heated.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate