Slang D-H


Day-gloa florescent paint used to give a psychedelic effect
Dead Heada fan of the Grateful Dead
Defoliantnot new to the 60’s but widely discussed because of Vietnam and Agent Orange
Dickreplaced “jerk” as meaning bad or stupid (Richard – dick – Nixon)
Digto understand or agree ie: “can you dig it?” (thanks to Leslie Williams for this one)
Do Your Own Thingjust what it says, usually had a social implication
Doveanti war, a pacifist
Dudeeach generation defined it a little different, in the 60’s it was a guy friend
Duh!a sarcastic exclamation in response to an obvious statement


Electricused as an adjective to describe something that was psychedelic
Exactamundoexactly with a Latin ending for emphasis
ExperienceJimi Hendrix took this word to a whole new level in 1967


Far Outvery popular phrase meaning wonderful, amazing or just simple approval (used much more frequently than in the 50s)
Fatsignifies something good or best
Fickle Finger of Fatefrom Rowan and Martin ‘s Laugh-in
Finger (verb)to betray or turn someone in to the authorities
Five-Omeans police or law enforcement (from the 1968 tv show Hawaii Five-O)
Flashbackany sudden memory (not necessarily drug related)
Flip Outto loose your cool, getting over emotional
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Beea phrase by Muhammad Ali to intimidate his boxing opponents
Flower Childa hippie
Flower Powerthe power of peaceful, natural and free lifestyle
Fragginga Vietnam War term involving a fragmentation hand grenade
Freaked Outscared or crazy
Free Lovemaking love (sex) freely – whenever, wherever and with whom one wishes
Frigginused as an adjective in front of almost everything in the sixties
Full of Itsomeone who is incorrect or outright lying


Gasseddrunk, high or generally out of it
Generation Gapalthough not new it was much more acute during the 1960’s
Get a Gripto take control of your emotions
Get Realget serious, don’t fool yourself
Go Apeto do something crazy or out of the ordinary
Go-Godancing, nightclubs and perceived decadence
Granny Glassesround or octagonal either wire rimmed or rimless
Groovygood, pleasing, pleasant – something that is right


Hackerexceptional computer programmer, the first hackers were good guys
Haight-Ashburyan intersection in San Francisco associated with the hippie movement
Hair – the Musicala Broadway play about the 1960’s hippie culture
Hanoi Janename given to Jane Fonda after visiting N. Vietnam
Hassleto bother, disturb or persecute someone
Have a Nice Daya satirical way to indicate mindless thoughts
Heada person who does drugs
Head Rushthe first feelings of perceived pleasure after doing whatever drugs (Thanks to Leslie Williams for this one also)
Head Shopstore that sold drug paraphernalia and counter culture items
Heatrefers to the police or any law enforcement
Heavyserious, profound or thought provoking
“hell no, we won’t go”the most used anti-war chant and slogan
Hempused to make rope and marijuana
Highone could feel euphoria through experiencing life or by using drugs
Hipto be in the know, to be cool, good, with it, happening
Hippiemembers of the counter culture who were thrust into the spotlight primarily because of their anti-war activism
Hita drag off of a marijuana cigarette


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