Slang I-M


“if the van’s rockin don’t come knockin”originally found on a bumper sticker for Volkswagen buses
I’m HipI understand, I agree
Instant Karmabeing immediately rewarded or penalized for a good or bad deed
“it’s been real”it has been nice, usually used sarcastically


Jacka 60s twist on the word, it meant “nothing”
Jamto leave a place, to go
Jammin(g)an unstructured music event, or musicians playing off each others impromptu composing
Jetto move quickly or to leave quickly
Jointa marijuana cigarette


Keep the Faithstay true to your beliefs, keep up the fight against the war and the establishment
Ken Dollguys who cared too much about their looks and appearance
Killeran adjective about something that’s great
Kiss Offtelling someone to stop or to leave
Kiss Upto flatter, flirt or always agree with


Laid Backrelaxed, easy going, not easily ruffled
La La Landeither drunk, stoned or just naturally crazy
Latergoodbye, short for see you ….
Lay a Tripto mess with someone’s head, to create confusion or conflict
Lay It On Melet someone know something, to give someone something
Let It All Hang Outto act without restraint, to let go of inhibitions
Libbera female who supports the women’s liberation, sometimes said derogatorily
Light Showpsychedelic lights at a rock concert
Loadheavy or burdensome thoughts
Longhairshippies, used by straight society as an insult
Love Ina gathering of people to be close and spiritual (sexual or not)
“love it or leave it”America, either accept what is going on or leave the Country
LSDa hallucinogenic drug
Lump Itlearn to live with it


Main Squeezeboyfriend or girlfriend
Make a Move Onto flirt or seduce someone
Make It (Makin It)to have sex
Marijuanathe leaf and flower of the cannabis plant, smoked to give a euphoric effect
Mean Machinea good looking, fast or otherwise cool car
Mess Aroundto be playful in a general or in a sexual way
Middle Americasignified mainstream, middle class conservative Americans
Militantold term which was used a lot in the 60s, means someone who advocates violence to achieve political goals
Mister (adjective)used sarcastically to indicate an extreme or the opposite ie: Mister Clean, Mister Manners
Modshort for modern, it pertained to fashion and design
Mop Topa hair style worn by the Beatles when they first came to the U.S. in 1964
Motherused to accentuate a word to give it a larger meaning
Munchiesthe hunger for snack type food that accompanies marijuana smoking (later used


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