From AK to young G: The Dictionary

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Here’s some more definitions from the Entertainment Monitor‘s “Pop Talk” slang dictionary and from their evaluations of top 40 singles and albums. See how many you think are

  1. obvious,
  2. stripped of all nuance,
  3. over-analyzed,
  4. practically redundant, or
  5. probably already familiar to concerned baby-boomer parents:
    24-7 24 hours a day/7 days a week AK an AK-47 automatic weapon balling playing basketball, having sex, or selling drugs – selling balls of cocaine brother a man of the same race or a close friend cab front seat of a truck or pickup dope good – as in “that’s dope” everything’s cool everything is all right forty oz. tall beers gangster sag Sagging/baggy pants ho variation of ‘whore,’ but used to refer to women in general indo a type of marijuana jockin’ a brother flirting or trying to pick up a brother [Note: “Some definitions depend upon the context in which they have been used, such as, ‘she was jockin’ him’ (she was flirting with him as opposed to she was ‘on his jock’ which means that she was all over him sexually.)”] knockin’ boots’ having sex loot money mary jane marijuana naps kinky hair OPP other people’s property, in context, a street definition of penises, ‘p*ssies’ [slang for female genitalia], though this may not have been the artist’s intention phat or fat good, as in “your new outfit is phat” quaalude a sedative, drug popular during the disco era rubbers condoms staying strapped carrying a gun at all times trip and a half something pleasurable up in you a sexual act Whoop! There It Is Now a common phrase for pointing out something that just happened or was just noticed, typically refers to sex, sexy women, parts of a women’s[sic] bodies but now has many other non offensive meanings young G young gangster

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