50’s Lingo

actor – show-off

big daddy – older person

blast – good time

bread – money

cat – hip person

cloud 9 – really happy

Clyde – term of address for any normal male

cookin’ – doing very well

cool it – relax

cranked – excited

cream – badly damage

cut out – leave

dig – understand

dolly – real cute young girl

don’t have a cow – don’t get excited

flat out – fast as you can

flat-top – men’s hairstyle (flat on top crewcut)

flick – movie

fracture – to amuse

frosted – angry

going ape – getting really excited

hang out – do very little

heat – police

hip – cool, in the know

horn – telephone

kick – a fun thing, or a good thing

knuckle sandwich – fist in the face

kookie – nuts (in a nice way)

made in the shade – guaranteed success

make the scene – to attend

nerd – dorky person with brains

no sweat – no problem

odd ball – someone a little out of sync

on the stick – smart, prepared

pad – home

party pooper – no fun at all

rattle your cage – get you upset

shot down – failed sing – tattle or inform on someone

split – leave

stacked – female with well proportioned figure

stack up – wreck a vehicle

threads – clothes

tight – close friends

total – completely destroy

unreal – exceptional


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