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Want to know how we talked in the Sixties, Read On ......                           pop sayings 1960s
1960's slang words  

1960s slang
Hippie Dictionary

Sack Out go to sleep or go to bed
Scam the act of swindling or cheating someone, also a scheme to swindle or cheat
Scarf to eat great quantities or to eat really fast (can apply to any indulgence)
Scene someplace where it's happing, like a party or a gathering
Scope Out to check out, watch or study something
Score to obtain something, also meant getting sex or drugs
Scratch currency, money
Scrounge (verb) to beg, borrow, steal or arrange to get something
Scrounge (noun) a person who begs, borrows or arranges to get something
Search Me means I don't know
Sell Out someone who gave into something that was considered bad ie: he sold out and went home to live with his parents
Sexual Revolution a change in attitudes about sex due in large part because of the birth control pill
Shades sunglasses
Shaft (ed) to be taken advantage of
Shag a British term for sex
Shake That Thing dance, have fun, shake your bootie
Shotgun in the 1950s it meant to ride in the front seat of a car, in the 60s it meant blowing through the wrong end of a marijuana cigarette
Shrink a head shrinker - psychiatrist
Sick Puppy someone who is crazy or objectionable
Silent Majority used by President Nixon in a speech, meant the vast majority of Americans who didn't protest the war
Sister referring to a black female
Sit In a form of non violent protest
Skin a handshake ie: give me some skin
Skyjacking to hold a airplane hostage or divert it to a new destination for money or political gains
Slam Dunk a winner, any successful endeavor, started as a basketball term
Slide to leave a place also to ignore a comment or action
Sleazy someone that is contemptible, cheap, unkempt or promiscuous
Snooze You Loose if you wait it will be too late
Soap Opera someone who's life is mixed up, confusing and strange (named after the daytime dramas)
"sock it to me" humorous for let me have it or lay it on me, from Rowan and Martin 's Laugh-in
Soul a form of inner knowledge, it encompasses sincerity, honesty and inner peace
Space in the 60s meant emotional atmosphere in which to think or just feel comfortable
Spiffy a 50s term meaning nicely dressed, changed to sarcasm in the 60s meaning too well dressed made up
Split to leave where you are eg. 'Let's split this scene.' (Thank you Leslie Williams for this addition)
Square a person who is uncool, not contemporary, not with current thinking
Stash a place where you hide something (usually drugs)
Stoked excited or happy about a particular event
Stoned intoxicated, high or influenced by drugs
Stoner a frequent user of drugs
Submarine Races a line used to lure a date to the beach for some making out
Sweet (not about taste or flavor) something very good, often an object or a girl
60s slang words  
Take Five to take a rest, literally take a few minutes off from what you're doing
Take Out pick up fast food (this was the first generation that could easily do this)
Talking Head tv news anchor person (they are usually seen from the shoulders up)
Tapped Out broke, has no money
Tee'd Off mad or upset
Threads clothes (originally a 1940's term it was revisited heavily in the 1960s)
Tie-Dye a process of dying done to clothing to create random circular patterns
Tight close friends, can also mean well built or well executed
"Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips" lyrics to a Tiny Tim song, always said in sarcasm and meaning nothing
Toke a puff or drag off of a marijuana cigarette
Trip under the influence of a psychedelic drug, can also mean a unique fun experience
Tube television (also called Boob Tube)
Twilight Zone a situation that seems a little unreal in which time and reality aren't necessarily apparent
1960s slang words  
Uncool used a lot to indicate anything that was inappropriate or unacceptable to the group that was using the term
Unreal also used a lot to indicate something abnormal, strange or unbelievable
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VC Viet Cong, the military guerrilla forces of N. Vietnam (this term was burned into our vocabulary by war reports)
Vibes feelings emanating from a person or situation
sixties slang  
Wasted extremely intoxicated or high
Watergate a hotel/office complex in Washington DC where there was a break-in which eventually led to the downfall of a President
Weed marijuana
Wig Out to freak out or space out (courtesy of Frances England)
Wild Thing, the sex
Wiped Out originally a surfers term in the 60s it meant depleted or exhausted either mentally or physically
Wired high, also naturally energized or excited
With It knowledgeable, appropriate or in the know
Wow not a new expression but certainly one of the most used during the sixties
1960's slang words  
Yippie nickname given to members of the Youth International Party a anti war organization
Yuppie nickname given to young upwardly mobile professionals
1960s words  
Zone a mental place where things are going well and are happy
Zonked out of it, due either to fatigue, alcohol or drugs
Zoo not the animal place but rather a strange, crazy or extremely busy place

       1960s slang

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