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Top Slang Words of the 1960s

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Top Slang Words of the 1960s


This post will give you a groovy time of hip words that made the 1960s a real Gas. Check out all the phrases that made it an original great time to be alive.

  • A gas - having a fun time
  • All show and no go - looks good superficially
  • Ape - crazy or mad
  • Bad -  awesome
  • Badass - trouble maker
  • Bean wagon - cheap restaurant, or a lowered car driven by Mexican Americans
  • Beat feet - leave quickly
  • Bench racing - sitting around and talking about the speed of their cars
  • Blast - a good time, a loud party
  • Blitzed - drunk
  • Bogart - to keep for yourself, to bully
  • Bone yard - a place to put junk or wrecked cars
  • Boob tube - television
  • Boogie board - a short surfboard
  • Bookin' - going fast in a car
  • Boss - fantastic
  • Brew - beer
  • Brody - skid half a circle in a car with the brakes locked
  • Bug - to bother
  • Bug out - to leave
  • Bummer - a bad thing or unpleasant experience
  • Burn rubber - squeal tires and leave rubber on the road
  • Catch some rays - get out in the sun
  • Cherry - mint condition
  • Chicken/To play chicken - two cars driving towards each other
  • Chinese firedrill - when four people get out of a car at a right light and exchange places in the car
  • Chop - to cut someone down verbally
  • Chrome Dome - bald man
  • Cool head - nice guy
  • Crash - sleep
  • Cut out - leave the area quickly
  • Decked out - dressed up
  • Deuce - putting two fingers up in a peace symbol
  • Dibs - ownership
  • Dig - understand
  • Don't flip your wig - don't be upset
  • Dove - a peace lover
  • Downer - an unpleasant experience
  • Drag - someone or something that is boring
  • Dropout - refuse to conform with society
  • Fab - fabulous
  • Fab Four - The Beatles
  • Far out - awesome
  • Fink - tattletale
  • Five finger discount - stolen
  • Flake - useless person
  • Flake off - leave
  • Flip flops - thongs
  • Flower power - the peaceful protest movement of the 60s counterculture 
  • Fox - good looking woman
  • Freak out - get excited and lose control
  • Freedom riders - civil rights protesters
  • Gimme some skin - to ask someone to slap or shake your hand in agreement
  • Gone - under the influence of drugs
  • Gnarly - difficult or big
  • Groovy - outstanding or nice
  • Groady - dirty
  • Grungy - looking shabby or dirty
  • Hacked - made someone mad
  • Hairy - difficult or out of control
  • Hang loose - take it very easy
  • Hang tough - to stick with something difficult
  • Hawk - a supporter of war
  • Heavy - a serious or intense subject
  • Hippie/Hippy - a member of the counterculture: a free sprited, unconventional person
  • Hog - to take over so that someone else cannot use
  • Hot dog - show-off
  • Hunk - good looking guy
  • In the groove - a person who is part of the in-crowd
  • Jam - play music together
  • Jazzed - excited
  • Jelly Roll - heroin
  • Kicks - something done for pleasure
  • Kiss off - dismiss
  • Kiss up - someone who will do anything to gain favor by another person
  • Knocked up - pregnant
  • Laid back - relaxed
  • Lay it on me - tell me
  • Lay rubber - stop fast and leave wheel marks on the road
  • Make out - kissing
  • Midnight auto supply - stolen auto parts
  • Mirror warmer - woman who spends a lot of time looking in the mirror
  • Moon - to drop your pants
  • Mop-top - someone with a Beatle-style haircut
  • Neato - awesome
  • Nifty - stylish or very good
  • No sweat - No problem
  • Old Lady - girlfriend/wife, somtimes mother
  • Old Man - boyfriend/husband, sometimes father
  • On the make - looking for a date
  • Outta sight - awesome
  • Pad - where you sleep or live
  • Panty waist - a boy who does not have a tough personality
  • Passion pit - drive-in movie
  • Peel out - accelerate quickly, leaving rubber on the road
  • Peggers - jeans with tight calfs and ankles
  • Pig - police officer
  • Pig out - overeat
  • Port holer - a sailor on a ship
  • Pound - to beat someone up
  • Race for pinks - race cars when the winner keeps the loser's car
  • Right on - OK, a term of agreement
  • Rip off - steal
  • Scarf - eat fast
  • Score - go all the way with a girl
  • Scratch - money
  • Shades - sunglasses
  • Shot down - rejected
  • Shotgun - passenger seat
  • Skag or Skank - an ugly girl
  • Skirt - a girl
  • Skuzz/Skuzz bucket- disgusting person or thing
  • Slug bug - Volkswagon beetle
  • Sock it to me - Let me have it
  • Solid - I understand
  • Souped up - lots of extra equipment
  • Split - to leave
  • Sponge - live off of someone else's money or belongings
  • Square - someone who is not cool
  • Stoked - likes someone or something a lot
  • Stoned - high on pot
  • Stuck up - conceited
  • Sweat hog - fat girl or boy
  • Tennies - tennis shoes
  • The Man - any authority figure who maintained the corporate, legal and political status quo
  • Threads - clothes
  • Ticked off - angry
  • Tight - very friendly
  • Toke - a puff from a marijuana cigarette
  • Tooling - driving around
  • Tough - great looking
  • Tuff - cool or very enjoyable
  • Tune out - ignore
  • Turn off - to respulse someone
  • Truckin' - moving quickly
  • Twice Pipes - two muffler tail pipes
  • Twitchin' - great or awesome
  • Unglued - upset
  • Unreal - so outstanding that it was difficult to believe
  • Uptight - tense and unable to enjoy life
  • Way out - beyond explanation
  • What's your bag, man? - what are you into? what's your problem?
  • Wipe out - to fail in a big way or to fall off the surfboard
  • Zilch - zero
  • Zit - pimple
Source for 1960s Slang

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