Slang C-F

1950s Slang (C-F)

Candy assWimp or easily scared
Cast an eyeballTo look
CatA hip person (Beats)
ChariotCar (Beats)
ChiliA good deal (courtesy of Jim Hip)
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
Cookiea person, “man that cat is one cool cookie” (courtesy of Vicki Lipira)
CoolIndefinable quality that makes something or someone extraordinary
Cool itRelax, settle down
Come on snake, let’s rattleask a girl to dance or a guy to fight (courtesy of Jim Hip)
Cowabungaexpression from 50s tv show “Howdy Doody” (courtesy of Dr. Bob)
CrankedExcited (Beats)
Crazy“Like crazy,man” Implies an especially good thing
CreamOriginally, to dent a car. Later, to badly damage (hot-rodders, originally)
CruisingDriving around looking for action
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
Don’t flip your wigDon’t get so excited
DoughMoney (thanks to Harper Calico for this)
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.
Due backsPack of cigarettes (courtesy of Jim Hip)

Earth padsShoes (courtesy of Jim Hip)
EasyA girl who “puts out”
Eurekaan epiphany or sudden awareness

FabThe best of something
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
Flip Top BoxA car with a retractable hardtop (courtesy of Carol Allen)
Flip Your LidTo go crazy, as in “He must’ve flipped his lid.” (courtesy of Carolyn Tomlins)
Floor itPush the accelerator to the floor (hot-rodders)
Flatter bumGood looking guy (courtesy of Jim Hip)
FractureTo amuse
FreamSomeone who doesn’t fit in
FratSomeone who is “in” and “popular” (thanks to Janis Uglis for this)

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