1960s Slang

A gas: a lot of fun.

Bogart: To "hog" something.

Bone Yard: auto wrecking yard.

Bookin': going real fast, usually in a car.

Cat: a guy.

Choice: really cool.

Chop: to cut down verbally.

Chrome Dome: a bald guy.

Church Key: before poptops, a soda can was opened with one of these.

Cool Head: nice guy.

Copasetic: very good; all right, as in "no problem."

Crash: go to bed; go to sleep.

Cut out: to leave without ceremony.

Daddy's Car: a car that was very conservative looking; that might be owned by your parents.

Dig: do you understand?

A Drag: someone or something that's boring.

Dude: in the 60s, a dude was a geek.

Far out: excellent, cool.

Fink: a tattletale.

Flower child: a hippie.

Fuzz: the police.

Gimme some skin: shake hands.

Going Steady: if you were "going steady," you were dating only one special person.

Gone: cool, groovy, neat, neato.

Groovy: nice, "cool" or neat. Used commonly among hippies in the 60's.

Gutt Waddin': any type of cheap fast food, to fill you up and take the hunger away.

Heavy: deep, cool, sad.

Jam: to leave the area.

Jazzed: elated, excited

Lip Flappin': talking about things of little importance.

Nifty: cool.

Old Lady: your Mother.

Old Man: your Father.

Paper Shaker: cheerleader.

Peepers: eyeglasses.

Rags: clothes.

Sad: an expression of disapproval.

Scratch: money.

Skirt: girl.

Sosh: meaning a person who is stuck-up, snooty, and thinks they are better than everyone else.

Square: someone who was not "cool."

Teach: a teacher.

Think Fast: it usually was used to tell you to get ready because someone was tossing you something.

Tooling: to cruise or drive around without aim.

What's Your Bag, Man?: What's your problem?

Woody Wagon: a wood sided station wagon used to transport surfboards and surfers to and from the beach.
 

1970s Slang

A.F.A.: instead of signing letters or yearbooks with "sincerely" or "love," kids in the 1970s sometimes signed with "A.F.A.," which stands for "A Friend Always."

Boss!: cool; awesome.

Bread: money.

Check ya later: see you later.

Dy-no-mite!: great. Made popular by the TV series Good Times.

Far out, man!: That ís really cool!

Foxy: good looking.

Gravy: sweet, cool, excellent.

Groovy: cool.

I Hear That: I accept your decision.

Jinkies!: sign of surprise, "Oh my gosh!" "Oh dear!"

Jive Turkey: a detestable person.

Later: see you later.

Let's book: let's leave this place.

Mellow out: chill out or calm down.

Outta Sight: far-out. Very cool or good.

Psychedelic: awesome.

See ya on the flipside: see ya later.

Slide: to give.

1980s Slang

As If!: I'd rather not!

Awesome: something extremely good.

Bad: good.

Barney: an unattractive male.

Bodacious: beautiful.

Bogus: not good.

Bonus: used to denote satisfaction or one's approval.

Boss: very cool.

Bow-Head: another name for preppie-usually a silly girl who wore a big bow in her hair.

Brody: police officer.

Take a Chill Pill: take it easy, calm down.

Chillin': to be resting.

Cool Beans: cool, awesome, agreeable.

Deck: to beat someone up.

Def: something very hip.

Don't Have a Cow: remain calm, don't get excited.

Dudical: used to describe a place or thing as cool as someone dubbed a "dude."

Dweeb: someone who is not cool.

Fer Sure: definitely.

Fresh: very new, used in reference to music.

Gag Me With a Spoon: disgusting.

Generic: of poor quality; poorly planned or executed.

Gnarly: exceptional.

Grody: disgusting.

Gross Me Out the Door: very disgusting.

Make Me Barf: a way to signal disgust with a situation.

McFly: someone has just done something very stupid.

Nice Play, Shakespeare: that was a really stupid action.

Preppie: a person who dressed in upscale clothing and acted snobbish towards people not in the same social standings.

Radical: something extremely hip, almost awesome.

Stoked: very excited.

Val: short for Valley Girl.

Wicked: excellent or great.

Yuppie: a person who is a white collar worker who has possessions of an expensive nature and flaunts them.