Edited by Wayne Glowka
Collected by Hayley Abel, Alex Cain,
Amy Corbin, Tamela Dixon, Vernisa Durden, Thea Ellis, Kristin Fowler, Robyn
Gay, Jessica Lonergan, Tika Mallory, Brad Meeks, Lianna Nix, Jessica Elliot
Poole, Lewissa Swords, Maxine Wright
The terms below were collected in the spring of 2001 by Georgia College & State University students in ENGL 4115 The History of the English Language. They heard their fellow GC&SU students use most of these terms in the spring term of 2001, but some of the terms were heard elsewhere.
We would appreciate hearing from readers about the terms
collected here. To get in touch with us, send an e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
agate n small penis 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.hurricane.net/~wizard/19a.html My ex-boyfriend had such an agate.
airhead n [RHHDAS 1972] Stupid or unaware person 1997 Oct 5 http://www.geocities.com/online_slang_dictionary/slang/a.html#topHe’s confused again. What an airhead!
all that n The best 1997 Dec 5 Miss Pixel Washington DC She thinks she’s all that, and more!
all wet adj Completely wrong 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/slang/slang1.html His political views were all wet.
baller n [Rap Dictionary http://www.rapdict.org/terms/b 2001 Mar Baldwin County male What’s up ladies? Come roll with some ballers [pronounced like bawlas].
ballsy adj [RHHDAS 1966] Behave in a manly way 2000 Feb GC&SU male Well, that was ballsy.
bama n [RHHDAS other defs.] Low-grade marijuana 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male Pass me some of that bama.
be all about v phr Be in favor of 2001 Jan GC&SU female I was all about going to the movies. I really wanted to see The Patriot.
beer goggles n [NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang ‘a condition of the eyes of someone wherein all persons of the opposite sex look very attractive’; RHHDAS ‘A beer induced lack of judgement, esp. in flirting with or associating with someone of the opposite sex’ 1987] Blurred perspective following the drinking of too much beer 2001 Jan GC&SU male She was looking at you through beer goggles.
big face n One hundred dollar bill 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male Hey, don’t be flashing around that big face.
boiler n Unattractive woman 2001 Jan 28 Greensboro High School male That boiler needs a make over.
bombed adj Intoxicated 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/slang/slang1.html After the keg party my friend was so bombed.
bones n, pl [RHHDAS ‘bone 2b a dollar ; pl. money’ 1939] 1999 College Slang Research Project (http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi) bones (n) Money; dollars 2001 Jan Baldwin County male Gimme five bones, man.
boonies n [RHHDAS ‘an isolated place’] 2001 Jan GC&SU female You live out in the boonies.
boot v Break up with 1999 GC&SU male I got booted yesterday.
bootie drought n Prolonged period of time without sex 2001 Jan GC&SU male Man, I am stuck in a bootie drought.
broad n [RHHDAS 2b ‘a woman.--often used contemptuously’ 1911, also ‘A sexually promiscuous female; a prostitute’; Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English ‘A girl, especially one readily available; a girl or woman of easy virtue who does not take money’; College Slang Research Project (http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1997] Promiscuous female 1979 Dec (Lexis-Nexis) [Joe Namath, NY Jets quarterback, said,] When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York. 2001 Jan Jasper County male Some broad ran into me. Jan Baldwin County female That woman ain’t nothin’ but a broad. Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male Look at that broad walking down the street. Baldwin County student Why would you want to talk to that broad? Spring student He can have that broad if he wants her.
bud n [RHHDAS ‘Cannabis’] Marijuana 2001 Jan Baldwin County female They was smokin’ some bud this weekend.
buggin’ v [cf Dictionary of Afro-American Slang ‘To annoy or irritate someone’; RHHDAS other def.] Acting foolishly 2001 Jan Baldwin County female Girl, that ho be buggin’.
cap v [RHHDAS other defs.] Punch, hit 2001 Jan GC&SU male Boy, I’ll cap your ass.
cheese n [College Slang Research Project (http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi ‘Money’ 1999; Rap Dictionary http://www.rapdict.org/terms/c] Money 2001 Jan Baldwin County male Hold my cheese for me. Mar Baldwin County female Hey, take me to pick up some cheese.
chicken head n [RHHDAS ‘dolt’ 1906 and esp. 1991 reference from Fresh Prince of Belair regarding a female in particular; College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi ‘Untidy, low-class woman’1997, ‘Dumb-acting, stupid or ditsy girl or guy’ 1998] 1: Untidy, unkempt female 2001 Jan Jasper County male I don’t want to go with that chicken head. Putnam County male Here is a comb, chicken head. Baldwin County student Man, there are chicken heads all over this school. They will wear anything. 2: Bad hair weave 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male That girl has got a chicken-head. adj Unkempt, cheap, parasitic 2001 Putnam County male That chicken head girl is always somewhere begging to go to the movies, but she never wants to pay.
chintzy adj Cheap 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/slang/slang1.html That was a chintzy gift.
Chrissy n Cristal champagne 2001 GC&SU freshman We’ll be sippin’ on that Chrissy all night long.
clip adj Cheat 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/slang/slang1.html Watch out, they will clip you at that bar.
combo n [NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang ‘a bisexual person’; RHHDAS other def.] Bisexual person 2001 Jan GC&SU male Man, that girl is a combo.
cracker n [RHWCD 5. ‘a poor white person living in some rural parts of the southeastern US’] White person 2001 Jan GCSU male Quit acting like a cracker.
crackhead n [RHHDAS 1986 ‘a habitual user of crack’] Extremely stupid person 2001 Jan GC&SU female I bombed my math test; I am such a crackhead.
crunk, krunk adj [cf RHHDAS cranked up ‘enthusiastic; excited; revved up’ 1957; College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 2. ‘Hype, wild, and exciting’ 1998] Excited, energetically engaged, revved up 2001 Jan Baldwin County male He was crunk at the game. Feb T-shirt legend GC&SU campus Get krunk!
cut some of (someone) v [cf RHHDAS cut 8 ‘Esp. So. To copulate with (a woman)’ 1927] Have sex with (someone) 2001 Jan Baldwin County male You gonna cut a little some o’ her?
digger n Nosy person 2001 Feb 23 GC&SU male He’s such a digger.
dig (someone) out v Have sex with (someone) 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male Man, I am about to be diggin’ her out.
digits n, pl [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi ‘telephone number’ 1997] Phone number 2001 Jan Baldwin County male Write down your digits for me, man.
do a fruit salad v Expose one’s genitals 2000 Dec Middle Georgia College male That guy did a fruit salad!
dope adj [RHHDAS ‘Rap Music: excellent; wonderful; superb; very attractive or enjoyable’ 1981; College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi] Very good 2001 Jan Jasper County male That CD is dope, man. Mar 30 (access date) REphaIM’s dope web site (http://dope.xsintrk.net/) Dope chat, dope bbs.
duck n [RHHDAS ‘A foolish, odd, or eccentric person’] Snob 2001 Jan Baldwin County female That white girl ain’t nothin’ but a duck.
fachilzza my nizzle adv For real 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male Fachilzza my nizzle.
faded adj [RHHDAS other def.] High on alcohol or drugs 2001 Jan GSU female I was faded last night.
flaky adj [NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang ‘Unreliable’; RHHDAS ‘Crazy, eccentric, unpredictable, erratic, or absent-minded’] Unstable, very emotional 2001 Jan GC&SU female That girl got all flaky when her man cheated.
flamer n [RHDDAS 2 ‘Homosex. a conspicuously effeminate homosexual man’; College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi ‘an effeminate male’ 1997] Extremely effeminate man 2000 Dec Jasper County young male That’s what we call a flamer. 2001 Jan GCSU male Tony is such a flamer.
flipper n Television program too boring to watch 2001 Mar 25 GC&SU male The Academy Awards is nothing but a flipper.
fried past part [RHHDAS 1923] Intoxicated 2001 Jan GC&SU male After I drank so much beer, I was fried.
funk n [RHHDS ‘state of confusion or depression’ 1820] Disease 2001 Jan GC&SU female I have got the funk. I have been coughing all day.
fuzz n [RHWCD 2. ‘a police officer or detective’ 1930] Police officer 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male The old fuzz tried to chase me, but I tripped him.
game n [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1998] Attractiveness; ability to get what one wants 2000 Baldwin County student Did you see Maria? She got game. 2001 GC&SU sophomore Oh yeah! He think he got all the game in the world.
gank v Steal 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male He ganks cologne from the mall.
gay adj [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi ] Dumb, stupid or unfair 2000 Baldwin County student These ID’s are so gay.
G’d upadj [Rap Dictionary http://www.rapdict.org/terms/g] Well dressed 2001 Feb Baldwin County male Damn, my boy all G’d up.
get off me catch phrase Give me praise 2001 Feb 2 GC&SU male Get off me. I rule at baseball.
get (one’s) swirve on n Have sexual relations 2001 Putnam male I got my swirve on last night with her.
get up witcha catch phrase See you later 2001 Jan 27 GC&SU female I’ll get up witcha latter.
good buddy n [RHHDAS 2 ‘a homosexual’ 1985] Homosexual male (among truckers) 1997 Aug Jasper County truck driver You know, he’s a good buddy.
gravy excl [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1998] Expression of approval 2000 Baldwin County student You got the new Jordans? Gravy! n [RHHDAS] Easy money 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/slang/slang1.html This job is pure gravy.
Greeking pres part Having anal intercourse 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.hurricane.net/~wizard/19a.html I caught them greeking in the back room.
grizzly chicken n Ugly skinny girl 1997 Nov 11 http://www.geocities.com/online_slang_dictionary/slang/recent.html#top She’s such a grizzly chicken.
hanky-spanky n [cf RHDDAShanky-panky 1a ‘(now esp.) sly misconduct or wrongdoing, often of a sexual nature’ in this sense 1916, 1945] Sexual activity inclusive of bondage and discipline 1998 Jul Gwinnett County male You wanna play a little hanky-spanky with me?
hate on v [cf RHHDAS ‘have [or take] a hate on: to dislike intensely; hate 1949] Speak or act with dislike or disrespect towards (someone) 2001 Jan GC&SU female Are you hatin’ on me?
hair pie n [RHHDAS ‘oral (rarely genital) copulation upon a woman; the female genitalia as objects of cunnilingus’ 1938] Female 2001 Feb Baldwin County male There are too many hair pies in this room!
hella adv [RHHDS 1989 ‘very much’] Very 2001 Jan GC&SU female Ricky Martin is hella good looking.
hit me on the hip vphr Page me 2001 Jan 26 GC&SU female Hit me on the hip with your digits.
holla v [RHHDAS ‘A call made on a telephone, CB radio, or the like’] Talk later 2001 Jan Baldwin County male Yo, man, we’ll holla.
hoochie n [RHHDAS ‘a young woman, esp. if sexually promiscuous’ 1992] Girl who dresses provocatively 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male Did you just see that hoochie that walked across the street?
hood-rat n Low-class, unkempt woman 2001 Putnam Middle female She is a hood-rat because she’s been wearing that same hair-do for three weeks now, and it is all messed up.
jank v [NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang other def.] Make fun 2001 Jan GC&SU male Man, that bitch don’t wanna do nothing but jank. Mar GC&SU female Stop janking around. Baldwin County male She just wants to jank someone.
joy pop v Inject a drug 2001 Jan Putnam County Middle School female Charlie loves to say joy pop. Feb GC&SU male Kelly, do you want to joy pop with me? I will not charge you this time.
lick my love pump v phr Kiss my ass 2001 Jan GC&SU male Man, just lick my love pump.
liquid adj [cf. NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang "liquefied" ‘alcohol intoxicated’ 1986; RHHDAS ‘Drunk’ 1939] Drunk on alcohol 2001 Jan Male character on The Bold & the Beautiful CBS Deacon, you need to go and see about Carmen; she is liquid.
lunch v [Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional Slang other defs; RHHDAS other defs] Procrastinate 2001 Jan GC&SU female I lunched on finishing that term paper.
major adj [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1997] Very big; huge; important 2001 Baldwin County student I got some major beef with you.
mash-out v Leave 1999 Jan 4 Mark Nero San Diego Union Tribune (Lexis-Nexis) The Mash-out Posse spurn most current rap trends. 2001 Feb 13 Baldwin county middle school student Let’s mash-out.
mondo adj [RHHDAS 1966] Very, lots of, exceedingly strange 2000 Sept GC&SU female That was mondo fun!
monsta cat n Large female genitalia 2001 Jan GC&SU male She had a monsta cat.
muck v [RHHDAS ‘euphem for fuck in fig. applications only cf. muck up’] Mess up 2001 Jan GC&SU female You just mucked up.
mug n [cf RHHDAS ‘a dupe; fool; sucker’] Talented person who can do everything perfectly 2001 Mar GC&SU female You throw like a mug.
mug v Stare at 2001 Mar Baldwin County male Why you muggin me, man?
napaholic n Person addicted to napping 2001 Apr 2 Professor Bill Anthony CNN
off the chain adj 1: Good 2001 Jan GC&SU female That movie was off the chain. 2: Good looking 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male That girl is off the chain. Putnam County middle School female That boy is off the chain, but he has a girlfriend.
off the hizzle adj Attractive 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male That boy looks off the hizzle.
pack a lunch v phr Leave, go away 2001 Jan GC&SU male You better pack a lunch with that one.
pansy n [RHWCD 2.a. ‘a male homosexual’] Homosexual male 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male He is the biggest pansy I have ever seen.
pap n [RHWCD 1150-1200] Breast 2001 Feb 1 Putnam County Middle School male Look at those paps!
peep n Friend 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male All my peeps drive fancy cars.
pigeon n [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1999) Freeloading girl who thinks that she is cute, but is not 2001 Baldwin County student That girl is always beggin’; she ain’t nothin’ but a pigeon.
player n [RHHDAS 8. ‘a person engaged in illicit activity, especially a pimp’] Someone who uses a person of the opposite sex 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male All guys are players.
pop v Arrest for drugs 2001 Jan Putnam County Middle School male The police popped Stanley last night.
put someone on front streetv phr Point out someone’s error 2001 Jan GC&SU female You put me on front street with that comment.
rent boy n Male prostitute 2001 Feb 1 Putnam County Middle School female He’s a rent boy. Stay away from him.
ripped a new one v phr Insulted 1999 Oct GC&SU male I just got ripped a new one!
Saga n [after SAGA, the on-campus food service provider in the 1970s and 1980s] GC&SU dining hall 2001 Jan GC&SU females We’re going to Saga for supper.
scalawag n Indecent woman 2001 Central Georgia Technical College student That girl ain’t nothin’ but a scalawag.
schwag n Low-grade marijuana 2001 Jan GC&SU male This schwag is hurting my throat.
scoop n Gossip 2001 Jan GC&SU female I have got the scoop on the breakup.
scrait adj Good 2001 Feb 15 GC&SU male I’m scrait, dog.
scrub n [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1998] Freeloading man who thinks that he is cute, but is not 2000 Baldwin County student He always needs a pencil; he’s just a scrub.
scrump, scrumps n Sexual intercourse 2001 March 22 www.odps.cyberscribe.com I’m going to get my scrump tonight! 2001 Jan 19 GC&SU male Did you get your scrumps last night?
shader n Person blocking one’s view in a place such as a movie theater 2001 Apr 1 GC&SU male I had the unfortunate luck to sit behind a shader last week.
shammed past part [RHWCD] Tricked 2000 Dec GC&SU female I just got shammed!
shawty n [ from shorty; College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1999] Female 2000 Baldwin County student Come here, shawty.
shot out adj Played out, not good 2001 Putnam County Middle School female Man, he is just shot out. Every girl in the school has been with him. I don’t want him anymore.
shout out n [College Slang Research Project http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/cgi-user/jasanders/cgi-bin/vocab.cgi 1997] Greeting or telephone call 2000 Baldwin County student I called the radio to give a shout out to my girlfriend. 2001 Macon teenager on the radio I’d like to give a shout out to my friends at Southside High School.
shut it v phr Be quiet 2001 Mar GC&SU female You better shut it.
sippin’ on some sizzerp v phr Drinking an alcoholic beverage 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male Look at you, sippin’ on some sizzerp.
skank n Promiscuous female 2001 Putnam Middle female She is a skank anyway for being with all of those different boys.
skint adj [Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English ‘completely penniless’ 1945] Broke, penniless 2001 Jan Baldwin County female Girl, that boy is skint.Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/slang/slang1.html I was so skint last month, but I just got paid.
slammin’ adj Good 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male That's a slammin’ song.
smoker n Someone who makes a valid point in an argument 2001 Apr 1 GC&SU male I think he’s a jerk, but he’s also a smoker.
slang v [Rap Dictionary http://www.rapdict.org/terms/s ; The Online Dictionary http://www.geocities.com/online_slang_dictionary/slang/s.html] Sell (drugs) 2001 Putnam County male All my stuff legit. I ain’t never had to slang dope to eat.
steppin’ pres part Confronting 2001 Feb 18 GC&SU male He was steppin’ to me, but I showed him.
straight adj [Webster’s College Dictionary] Heterosexual 1999 Mar GC&SU male I am straight.
strap n Gun 2001 Baldwin County male They say he brought a strap to school yesterday.
strapped past part [Eble, Slang and Sociability 'armed in the parlance of street gangs'; The Online Dictionary http://www.geocities.com/online_slang_dictionary/slang/s.html] Armed with a gun 2001 Feb Gwinnett County male Everybody that went to the fight was strapped.
tell a French joke v phr Perform analingus 2001 Jan 26 (accessed) http://www.hurricane.net/~wizard/19a.html My friend is so kinky. He likes to tell French jokes.
tight adj [Eble, Slang ‘good’; NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang; Dictionary of Slang andUnconventional English other defs.] Attractive; stylish 2001 Jan Baldwin County male Dawg, them shoes is tight. Baldwin County male Man, that girl be tight! Feb Gwinnett County male Those jeans are tight. Mar Columbus State male You’re looking tight.
tightie whities n [Eble, Slang] Men’s briefs 2000 Aug 23 Brian Scott Lipton DNR (Lexis-Nexis) A new billboard featuring the model, sheathed in a pair of Tommy Hilfiger tightie whities 2001 Mar GC&SU My Dad wears tightie whities.
tore up past part Intoxicated, usually from alcohol 1998 Aug GC&SU male I got so tore up last night at the bar. 2001 Jan GC&SU male Donna drank liquor all night. She was so tore up.
tossing n Masturbating 2001 Jan Baldwin County female I enjoy tossing; it’s better than having a man!
toting a set v phr Be brave 1999 Sept GC&SU male You are toting a set by saying that comment.
TP n Toilet paper 2001 Feb GC&SU female We need some TP.
trailer n Buttocks 2001 Jan Columbus State male You’re pulling a nice trailer behind you.
t’real adj Popular 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male That boy over there is t’real.
trees n Marijuana 2001 Mar Baldwin County male You got some trees to smoke?
trifling adj Nasty, disgusting 2000 Creekside Elementary student You are being trifling if you dig up your nose.
trout n Abuse handed out by a guest in a chat room 2001 Feb 4 Guest40214 slaps Guest30348 around a bit with a large trout.
twerp n [RHHDAStwirp] Imbecile, fool 2001 Jan GC&SU female I could have killed that twerp!
wazzup interrog What is up? 2000 Oct 14 Irish Times (Lexis-Nexis) Hey Wazzup? 2001 Feb 17 GC&SU male Wazzup with you?
weans n, pl Children 2001 Feb GC&SU female How did the weans act today?
whack adj Unfair 2001 Jan GC&SU male That test was whack.
whoadie n Friend 2001 Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grade male Hey, whoadie, come over here.
womp v Beat (an opponent), win against 1995 May 8 St. Petersburg Times (Lexis-Nexis) Courtney would womp the stuffing out of George. 2001 Jan 17 GC&SU male We are going to womp them.
yammy v Vomit 2001 Jan Georgia Southern female She was so hung over, she yammied all day long.
yey yo n Marijuana 2001
Feb 1 Baldwin County 7th grader male How is that yey yo?