Good Shout

What does good shout mean?

Good idea

When you've had a good idea, someone might say "Good shout!" This slang term is originally British, but has found its way across the pond (and around the world) via social media, forums, and gaming chat.

Relatedly, you might also see people use the phrase "that's a shout" to mean "ooh, that's an idea." Less commonly, you might encounter the phrases "bad shout" (bad idea) or "it's my shout" (it's my idea/treat). Shout, it turns out, can mean idea in lots of contexts.


Hey, you wanna grab some pad thai tonight?
Ooh, that's a good shout. I'll pick it up on my way home
A use of good shout on Twitter
A use of good shout on Twitter

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Updated November 17, 2022

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