Slang N-R


Nail or Nailed to have or have had sex with someone
Nam short for Vietnam
Narc an undercover narcotics police officer or a drug informant
Neat or Neato cool or good, used with “keeno” – became sarcastic in the late 60’s (courtesy of Janet Lucas)
Neck to make out, kissing and fondling
“Never trust anyone over thirty” the ultimate generation gap statement
No Biggie no big deal
Nose Candy cocaine (thanks to Kerrimmon)
Not a Clue with no idea
Not Brain Surgery something that is easy or simple (courtesy of Kerrimoon)
Not Rocket Science (same as above) (courtesy of Kerrimoon)
No Way Jose a humorous way to say “no”


Old Man a husband or boyfriend
Op Art an art form which combined series of lines to mimic movement and fluidity
Out There -crazy, nutty, or on a different mental level (thanks to Kerrimoon)
Outta Sight great, fantastic, awesome


Pad a place to sleep or crash
Paisley a colorful floral pattern that was popular for men or women’s clothes
Papers short for cigarette rolling papers
Peacenik someone who favors peace over war
Peace Sign in the 1960s the traditional two fingered V for victory in war hand symbol was redefined to represent the opposite or peace from war
Peace Symbol originally made for a British anti-nuke organization, it became the symbol of a generation
Peel Out to leave very fast in your car laying down rubber as you do
Pig an insulting name given to Police Officers
Pig Out to eat to much
Pinko someone thought to be a communist sympathizer
Pisser a frustrating or maddening situation
Plastic phony or unnatural, can be a person or thing (also can mean a credit card)
Plumbers anybody in a position of authority that uses dirty tricks as a means to an end
Pop popular or trendy or current
Pop Art a style of popular art (famous artist Andy Warhol) (courtesy of Cheri Jones)
Popped arrested or caught
Pork Chop an insulting name for a police helicopter (courtesy of mooncalf)
Pot the most widely used name for marijuana
Preppie someone who is well dressed in expensive conservative clothing and has a private education
Prob short for problem ie: “no prob man”
Psychedelic anything that expands the mind in new and somewhat bizarre ways
Punch It to hit the gas pedal in your car, to go fast now


Rack a woman’s breasts “she had a great rack”
Rad short for radical, meaning good or great
Radical (noun) someone who promotes sudden social change through non conventional methods
Rap to talk, originally an African American saying but it found general usage in the 1960s
Rat Fink someone who “ratted out”,or disclosed information about others (courtesy of Jedidath)
Ratting to frizz the hair by back combing it towards the scalp (courtesy of Sage)
Rattled scared or upset
Redneck a 60s definition would be: any person who is prejudiced and intolerant of others
Rent-A-Cop private security guard
Resisters draft dodgers, people who refused on various grounds to enter military service
Ride probably a car but could be any vehicle
Right On very popular phrase meaning correct, good, OK and terrific
Righteous Serious and “with it” “he is one righteous brother” (courtesy of Guy Moody)
Rip Off to steal or something that is not worth its stated value or a fake
Roach the butt of a marijuana cigarette
Roadie a laborer that travels with a rock band to set up the equipment
Rock On originally meant to keep listening to rock and roll but it morphed into meaning just keep doing it
Rule to have control of the situation
Rush excitement from an activity or the initial feeling from taking a drug

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