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Anger - verb, slang expression - to
express displeasure at an event or occurance. The
phrase 'anger' can stand on its own as a general
expression of displeasure. SYN:
cut USAGE: Failure to
comply brings massive anger.
Ass Out - verb, adjective - to be poor,
have no money. USAGE: Man I am ass out this
month. I ain't got no kinda funds coming through
Assclown - verb, adjective - one who
makes a complete fool of themselves or is just
generally a moron. Closely related to asshat.
ALT. SPELLING:ass clown. USAGE: Listen up
assclown, you my friend are an untalented hack!
Asshat - verb, adjective - one who is a
moron. Literally, one who thinks with their ass
instead of their head. ALT. SPELLING: ass
hat. USAGE: Don't go on a date with him, he's
Autopush - verb, noun, adjective (autopushed)
- a person, action, or thing that just gets an
immense amount of favoritism, fair or otherwise.
From an old wrestling term, stemming from 'push',
meaning to get 'pushed' towards popularity or a
title by the bookers. ANT:
USAGE: The Rock gets massive autopush.
Autoburial - noun - the state of being
given the antithesis of autopush; that is to receive
no favoritism at all. ANT:
hatred USAGE: My
instructor was hating and gave
the entire class massive autoburial on our midterm
Badonkadonk (butt) - adjective - a term
used to describe buttocks of exceptional quality and
bounce. USAGE: My girl needs to have a
badonkadonk butt, fo' shizzle!
Baller-Blocking - verb, noun - to stand
in the way of someone who is trying to succeed as at
a given task. As in, to block his attempt at
hatred USAGE: Why you
always got ta be baller blockin on me?
Baller Status - noun - the state or
quality of excellence or of supreme quality; having
no negative connotations. Stemming from 'that which
is the status of being a baller'. ALT SPELLING:
Baller $tatus ANT: cut
buck USAGE: That concert was baller $tatus.
Balling - verb, transitive and intransitive -
to succeed, do well, or otherwise make some gain or
positive result. ALT FORMS: baller - one who
balls, or is balling. ; ballerific - That which is
of extremely high quality. SYN:
USAGE: Cheese is a
necessary element to any balling effort.
Ballin-outta-control - verb, transitive -
TO BALL, but to the higher or highest degree
possible, extreme BALLING. SYN:
USAGE: We be ballin-outta-control.
Be Easy - slang expression - to be calm.
When used as "Be easy" as said to someone else, it
means calm yourself down. USAGE: Come on Ka,
be easy Ka, I will get it from my gramma in the
Beater - noun, verb - Something (usually
a car) which can withstand a great deal of
punishment and still function somewhat properly.
USAGE: My car is the ultimate beater, it will
never break down on my ass.
Bia-Bia - noun - 1. a rallying cry or
call to arms, most often in a sports setting. 2. a
bitch. Can and will be used in shorthand as 'bia'.
SYN: ho USAGE: Stop
acting like a bia and live a real life.
Big Tymer - noun - one who does things
big. Being a big tymer is a state of mind, if you
are a big tymer you do everything you do to the
fullest. USAGE: Baby Williams and Mannie
Fresh are the ultimate Big Tymers.
Bling - noun,
intransitive verb - to have the quality of
exceptionally shiny jewlery (usually platinum or
gold) or other objects (such as car tire rims); the
shine produced by aforementioned objects is referred
to as the 'bling' ALT FORMS: bling-bling - A
reference to the extreme blinging of a noun. ; bling-o-ling
- Same as bling-bling. USAGE: That chain is
bling bling my brotha!
Blow Up - verb - 1. to become very
angry and vent your anger upon another person or
thing. ; 2. to become very popular in a short time.
; 3. to expand quickly. USAGE: Wow 50 Cent
has blown the f'up!
Bomb, The - adjective - something which
is hype, tight, or cool. USAGE: The new
Killer Mike CD is the bomb son!
Boo - noun - One's friend, sweetheart,
boyfriend or girlfriend. ALT NAME: Shorty
USAGE: My boo be real.
Booey - adjective - something which is
bad, lacking in effort, or just generally
displeasing. USAGE: Man, that game is booey!
I want my 50 bucks back!
Booty-cheddar - noun - that which is
nonsense, bullshit, lies. USAGE: Stop spittin'
that booty-cheddar and be real with me son!
Bounce - verb - to leave, to depart.
SYN: rollout USAGE:
I've been known to bounce unexpectedly.
Brick - verb - cold. USAGE: It's
made brick outside. (submitted by CoOliZmE17)
Buck - noun, intransitive verb, adjective -
a person, place, or thing with many positive
qualities is said to be "buck". SEE
KRUNK for elaboration. ALT FORMS:
Buckaballer - one who shows qualities of being buck
and a baller. ; Bucktastic -
a person, place, or thing that shows exreme
qualities of Buckness. ANT:
cut SYN: baller
status, krunk USAGE:
1. Go and get buck with it., 2. Ludacris is a
buckaballer., 3. Damn that game was bucktastic.
Candy Ass - adjective - 1. one who is
weak, meek, or generally wimpy. ; 2. one who is
sub-par, see: Jabroni. USAGE: You know he
can't fight, he's such a candy ass!
Cheese - noun - money. AKA: ghetty
green; green; loot; ballin fuel; bucks. ALT FORM:
Cheesed-Out - having much cheese. USAGE:
Don't mess with my cheese!
Chickenhead - noun - an extremly
materialistic woman who in most cases shows
qualities of being a ho. Also can
be used in abbreviated form of 'chicken'. USAGE:
Chickenheads always be on the prowl for
Chubble - noun, verb - to move or to be
like a mass of fat, to chubble. ALT FORMS:
chubbler - Person or animal who moves slowly like a
mass of fat. ; chubbling - The action of being a
chubbler. USAGE: Stop chubbling and run!
Churrin' - slang expression - essentially
means "children." Can be used in the plural as "Churrin's",
but "Churrin'" can be used as singular or as plural.
ALT FORMS: Chilen; Chilens. USAGE:
Keep yo' churrin' out the streets!
Cold - adjective - 1. someone or
something which is cool or pleasing. For similar
usage, see tight ; 2. that
which is mean or harsh. USAGE: The Lox are
just so damn cold!
Crunk - slang expression - To get/be
hype, to act with excitement and enthusiasm.
USAGE: We gonna get crunk tonight!
Crunked Up (to get) - slang expression -
to be drunk/high/drugged up, to generally get messed
up. USAGE: We went to that party last night
and got Crunked Up!
Cry - verb, slang expression - 1. the
literal or non-literal ramifications of something
that is displeasing. ; 2. a saying used to express
dissatisfaction or disappoinment with a noun or
verb. SYN: fear USAGE:
Kris Brown getting paid mad cheese
makes me cry!
Cut - transitive verb, noun, slang expression
- 1. to not make a team, advance in a particular
audition, or to be left out of something that is
occuring is to be cut. ; 2. to threaten someone with
removal from a position of trust is to threaten them
with being cut.; 3. a verbal expression used to
display displeasure with a turn of events or set of
circumstances. ALT FORM: Cutness - All the
bad properties of being cut lumped into one. ANT:
baller status USAGE: Cut! Your ass is cut
for good this time!
Dap - verb, slang expression -
appreciation or props for someone or something. Dap
is usually given in response to someone's effort
towards a certain goal or achivement. USAGE:
Amy from Evanescence deserves dap because her
singing is awesome.
| Fear - noun, verb - to be
unjustifiably afraid of something that would
normally not cause fear. This fear is due to context
in which the object feared is mentioned. SYN:
cry USAGE: Corey Bradford
being a #1 reciever makes me fear!
Finna - noun, verb - the state of being
about to do something. One who always says they are
going to do something can be referred to as 'finna'.
USAGE: I'm finna go get some food.
Floss - verb - same as
balling, though flossing is only in a physical
sense. ANT: SYN:
USAGE: One cannot floss without sufficient
Folks - noun - people or aquaintances
USAGE: You see that guy over there? That is my
For Dolo - slang expression - To be
alone, by oneself. USAGE: My boys done punked
out on me so I have to go smoke this sucka for dolo.
Front - verb - to say something untrue,
or to portray a false identity about yourself or
your feelings about a particular subject. USAGE:
Man stop frontin', you know you'd hit that.
G - noun, verb - 1. a loyal person, a
good friend, your 'G'. ; 2. code of the 'G's, known
as the G-code. ; 3. to steal something is to 'G'
something. USAGE: By the G-code, you never
rat out your boy if he G's somethin'.
Game - verb - game is an inate attribute
that some people posess which allows them to sweet
talk members of the opposite sex, or even members of
their own sex to achive a desired outcome. Acting in
this manner is known as 'running game'. An intricacy
of running game is that the merit of the game being
run is questionable, meaning that the person
'running game' may only be saying what they are to
recieve the outcome they desire. SYN:
Mac USAGE: Damn you pimp
juice, the game is too strong!!
Gangsta - noun, verb -
1. one who exhibits the traits and tendencies
of someone who is in a gang, or a person in a gang
who exhibits tendencies that would be expected of a
gang-member. 2. something that is hot, cool,
or good (or in some cases, ghetto) can be considered
and called gangsta. USAGE: Those new Nike
hoodies are gangsta son, straight gangsta.
Ghetto - noun - that which is not
highly cultured or regarded is said to be ghetto.
Anything not pop culture can also be said as ghetto.
This is not necessarily an insult, but is most often
miscontrued as one. USAGE: If your VCR has a
hood latch on it and pops up like "BOOM!", it's
Gravy - noun - a term notating the status
of everything turning out the way it should. Used
most in the form of "its all gravy" USAGE:
When the teams I don't like lose, it's all gravy.
Grill - noun - 1. face ; 2. ones personal
space ; 3. ones teeth and or mouth. USAGE:
Get in his grill!
Grimey - noun, adjective - A word used to
refer to someone who is selfish, or 'to be grimey'
is 'to be selfish'. USAGE: You's a grimey
brotha ain't you?
Hardcore - noun, adjective - to be tough,
strong, or otherwise durable. USAGE: I am the
king of Hardcore!
Hate - verb, noun - to attempt to
dissuade or stop someone or something, to HATE on
it/them. AKA: hatred, hated, hating. The
phrase 'hatred' can stand alone as an exasperated
declaration of someone trying to hate on you or
baller-block. USAGE: I have been the
victim of unmitigated hatred.
Ho - noun, verb - to act or to be a slut
or prosititute, a person of low moral value. ALT
FORMS: Hoage - verb - The quality of commiting
or engaging in some action deemed wrong, immoral, or
harmful to oneself or society. ; Ho Boots - noun,
verb, adj - Tall (calf to knee-high), usually
leather boots worn by hoes. USAGE: Wearing ho
boots is usually a sign of hoage.
Ho train - adjective - 1. one who pulls
dirty hoes. USAGE: Man, you a ho train. *Word
suggested by D98
Holla - slang tern - a term used to greet
your friends, relatives, or other acquantinces.
Holla can also be used to express happiness or to
grant someone "props". USAGE: Holla! My boy
Pierre just picked off that pass!
Hoopdy - noun, adjective - car or
description of a ghetto car.
Can be accompanied by 'rider'. USAGE: Stay
the hell away from my hoopdy.
Ice - noun, ajective - Jewels such as
diamonds in earrings, rings, chains, etc. that
someone wears or owns. When someone claims to be
"iced out", that means that they are wearing lots of
diamond-appareled merchandise. USAGE: I got
so much ice you could skate on my finger.
-ing - a suffix used to form adjectives or
verbs - in the ghetto language, the suffix -ing
is hardly ever used. Instead, you can replace it
with the suffix -in' or just -in. The sound of the g
is eliminated. USAGE: Stop hatin' on VC!
-izzle - noun forming suffix - a suffix
used to make a verb into a noun, demonstrating the
characteristics of that verb. Used most in the forms
of shizzle and hizzle. Shizzle when used in
connection with the words "for" or "fo" means the
english word sure. Any other use of shizzle means
the word "shit." Be something "the shit" or just as
a general statement of displeasure, that is how
shizzle is used. USAGE: Off the hizzle fo
shizzle my nizzle!
Jabroni - noun, adjective - one who is
insignificant, sub-par, or does not live up to his
or her established hype is a jabroni. USAGE:
Shut your mouth, jabroni.
Jobber - noun, adjective - one who loses
or fails frequently (most times on purpose) is a
jobber. This word was established for a wrestler who
was a no-name going against an established
superstar. ALT FORMS: Jobbing - the action of
failing at anything can be called jobbing. ; 'Do The
Job' - to 'do the job' means to have lost to someone
purposely when you feel you could have beaten them.
USAGE: Stop jobbing and get a hit!
Mac - noun, verb - 1. to
pimp or run game on a
person, place, or thing is to mac on it, or
be macing (pronounced ma-king) on it. ; 2.
One who runs game or
pimps is a mac.
USAGE: Who you macin on today?
Mad - adjective - very many, a
lot of, or a great number of a specific
item, quality, or thing. USAGE: Did
you see D-Bo? He was runnin' mad game on
that chickenhead last night! *Word
suggested by CRUNCHERJF1
Mug - verb - to stare or look at
someone with malignant thoughts or
intentions is to mug on them. USAGE:
Why you muggin on me?
| No Finger - noun - the
index finger being waved in a gesture of
denying someone or something the ability to
do something or go somewhere. To "wave the
no finger" is the action of waving
aforementioned index finger. USAGE:
They tried to
baller block on me, but I just waved the
no finger and went about my business.
Osca Maya - noun - anything
pertaining to the male genitalia ALT
FORM: Osca Maya Taunt - slang expression
- An expression to sarcastically mock a
person's idea or belief about something by
saying he/she is essentially "giving head"
to the idea/belief/person/action in
question. Can and will be referenced as the
OM Taunt. USAGE: We strive higher to
slang that osca maya
Peep - noun, verb - 1. one's
friend is called one's 'peep' or 'peeps'. 2.
to check out; to look at something.
USAGE: Peep my peeps dude.
Pimp - noun, verb - 1. to act as
a pimp, as in to have many females under
one's command. 2. That which is good,
profitable or acceptable is known as being
'pimp'. Also, anything of the quality of a
baller status USAGE: Pimpin ain't
Pimp Juice - noun, verb (slang) -
pimp juice is defined as any attribute or
quality deemed attractive by the opposite
sex. The term 'pimp juice' can also be used
to refer to a person, as in "what up, pimp
juice?" USAGE: I got that pimp juice
all the girls be wantin'.
Pinch - verb - To court or show
favortism towards a person because you like
them. ALT FORM: Pinching (X)'s Arm
(phrase) - A statement made to mock the
favortism shown for aformentioned (X)
person. SYN: osca
maya taunt, yay!
USAGE: The Bucks are sitting here
pinching Greg Anthony's arm going "Yay!
Poontang - noun - of or
pertaining to the female genitalia. AKA:
poontang pie, poon, pie USAGE:
give poon to get their way.
Po' Gawk - slang expression - the
situation in which a person or persons in
motor vehicles slow down in the presence of
police with the intent to look at what the
police are currently doing. This situation
can be generalized to any situation in which
a person intentally slows down to look at
something which is none of their business.
USAGE: Look at these brothas po'
gawkin' right here.
Po-Po's - noun - the police.
AKA: the 5-0, the fuzz, da pigz ALT
FORM: The block is hot - slang
expression - an expression to let people
know the 5-0 is around without saying so
directly. ; Whoop Whoop - audible sound -
this sound is made to simulate the sound of
a police car's siren. When this sound is
made, that means there is a police car
nearby. USAGE: Whoop Whoop!, the
block is hot.
RAWR - slang saying - RAWR is a
term that you use when you want to describe
how attractive another person is. USAGE:
Nelly Furtado is RAWR!!
Rollout - transitive verb - to
leave, to cruise, or otherwise to not stay
in a given spot. SYN:
Come on dude, lets rollout
Saucy - adjective - that which is
creative, tight, or just generally
interesting or entertaining. USAGE:
That touchdown catch by Dane Looker was
Serious - adjective - 1. that
which is extreme in its tenacity, 2. that
which is hot or fashionable. USAGE:
That outfit you have on is serious dawg!
Shoot the five - slang phrase -
to fight. USAGE: If you keep talkin'
that smack we gon' have to shoot the five!
Skrilla - noun - money. See:
Cheese. USAGE: You best not mess with
Smack - noun - words that are
taken to be inaccurate. Talking smack is
equal to saying a person is talking shit.
USAGE: Don't talk that smack around me
Stun - verb - to physically ball,
extremely similar to floss.
ALT FORMS: Stuntastic - that which is
of the quality of stunting. ; Stunna - The
word for one who stuns SYN:
I'm the number one stunna!
Stunt - verb -to physically ball,
extremely similar to floss.
However, stunting is not accepted by all in
the ghetto, as stunting is sometimes thought
of as a negative thing. USAGE: Let us
Steez - noun, verb - 1. one's
flow ; 2. a person's attitude as pertaining
to a specific subject or broad general class
of subjects. USAGE: Yo, you are
messin' up my steez man!
| Tight - verb - that
which is cool or pleasing. USAGE: Man
that new Madden is tight!
| Ugh - expression -
sound of disgust made to express displeasure
at a turn of events. Can be emphasized by
the addition of 'huh', as in "UGH HUH!"
fear USAGE: Ugh,
losses are occuring.
Uber - adverb - 1. that was is
extremely characteristic of ; 2. very ; 3.
extremely. USAGE: That beat is
| Vibe - noun - 1. a
person's feelings ; 2. to vibe, as in to get
along with someone. USAGE: You are
messing with my vibe kid!
Wanksta - slang expression -
Literally translated as "wanna-be gangsta".
This is an insult. A good definition of a
wanksta is one who acts tough and hard and
exhibits gangsta words, yet never partakes
in the actions of a gangsta. USAGE:
Man 1: "Whodi, I'm gonna pop a cap in his
ass" Man 2: "Shut up wanksta, you ain't gon'
pop a damn thang."
Whodi - slang expression - An
expression used to refer to one's friends,
aquaintances, or commrades. ALT SPELLINGS
- whoudi, whoady, whardi (r is very
soft), whardie, woady. SYN:
peeps USAGE: Whuz up whodi
Word - slang expression - "Word"
is an expression used to agree with a
statement that someone has made, or when
used as "Word?" to question a statement that
someone has made. ALT SPELLINGS: werd
SYN: tru, tru dat USAGE: Man
#1: "That girl over there has some serious
ass, Man #2: "WERD!"
Yay! - slang expression - a
verbal expression used to express sarcastic
(or not) pleasure for your or another
person's interest of a given noun. SYN:
osca maya taunt
USAGE: Soccer is 'YAY!'
Yo - general slang term - 1. yo
can be a shortened version of the word
"you," as in "I'm gonna whoop yo' ass!" ; 2.
a general greeting between friends ; 3. a
generalized term in the ghetto language,
that can be used in any form of conversation
at any time as to question, re-enforce, or
agree with a statement. USAGE: Yo
kid! You best have my cash, or yo' ass is