Slang C-F

1950s Slang (C-F)

Cast an eyeballTo look
CatA hip person (Beats)
ChariotCar (Beats)
CherryOriginally, an unaltered car. Later, anything attractive (hot-rodders, originally)
Chrome-platedDressed up (hot-rodders, originally)
Classy chassisGreat body
Cloud 9Really happy
ClydeTerm of address, usually for a normal person (Beats)
Cook, cookin’Doing it well
CoolIndefinable quality that makes something or someone extraordinary
Cool itRelax, settle down
CootiesImaginary infestations of the truly un-cool
CrankedExcited (Beats)
Crazy“Like crazy,man” Implies an especially good thing
CreamOriginally, to dent a car. Later, to badly damage (hot-rodders, originally)
Cruisin’ for a bruisin’Looking for trouble
CubeA normal person
Cut the gasBe quiet!
Cut outLeave
Daddy-OTerm of address (Beats)
D.D.T. (Drop Dead Twice)Response: What, and look like you?
DeuceA 1932 Ford (hot-rodders)
DibsA claim – as in “got dibs” on that seat
DigTo understand; to approve
DollyCute girl
Don’t have a cowDon’t get so excited
Drag(hot-rodders) A short car race; (Beats) A bore
Duck Butt or D.A.Hairstyle of greasers where hair in back is combed to the middle, then with end of comb, make a middle part.
EyeballLook around
Fake OutA bad date
FastSomeone who was sexually active
Fat CityA great thing or place; Happy
Fire UpStart your engine (hot-rodders)
Flat outFast as you can
Flat-topMen’s hairstyle. A crewcut which is flat across the top
FlickA movie
FlipTo get very excited
Flip-topA convertible car
Floor itPush the accelerator to the floor (hot-rodders)
FractureTo amuse
FreamSomeone who doesn’t fit in

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