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Punks and Hippies

Historical Dictionary of American Slang

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  • ice
    ( n ) Diamonds, jewelry. She came dripping with ice.
    1900s
  • ice
    ( v ) To wear a lot of jewelry. Check out all that bling-bling; you're really iced out!
    1990s
  • ice
    ( v ) To kill. The mob iced him when he ratted them out to the cops.
    1960s
  • icky
    ( adj ) Disgusting. I saw him at the Eaton Inn snarfing down something that looked icky.
    1970s
  • ID
    ( n ) Identification. Can you show me some ID please?
    1950s
  • idiot box
    ( np ) TV set, a television. Turn on the idiot box and let's catch the weather.
    1960s
  • idiot-stick
    ( n ) A person who acts stupid That idiot-stick really does some dumb things.
    2000s
  • idiot-stick
    ( n ) A stick so simple to use that an idiot can use it. If you don't know how to space tiles, you can use the idiot stick.
    1980s
  • idiot-stick
    ( n ) An imaginary stick that makes anyone hit by it stupid What a stupid thing to say! Were you hit by the idiot stick?
    1990s
  • ig
    ( v ) To annoy, bother. Stop igging me; I have to study.
    1990s
  • ill
    ( int ) An interjection of sarcasm. You got an A? Ill!
    1990s
  • illuminations
    ( n ) Good ideas, thoughts. So, George, can you add any illuminations to the conversation?
    1990s
  • in
    ( adj ) Fashionable, accepted. The tie you are wearing is really in these days.
    1960s
  • in a New York minute
    ( pp ) Very quickly. I'll be over in a New York minute.
    1980s
  • in deep
    ( pp ) Deeply involved. They are really in deep with each other.
    1960s
  • in deep doo-doo
    ( pp ) In trouble. He crashed into the principal's car; he's in deep doo-doo now.
    1970s
  • in hot water
    ( pp ) In trouble. As his wife had predicted months earlier, Bradley's gambling finally got him in hot water.
    1920s
  • in my book
    ( pp ) In my opinion. He an OK guy in my book.
    1940s
  • in orbit
    ( pp ) Knowledgeable, aware. Don't listen to what Patty says; she isn't in orbit.
    1990s
  • in the bag
    ( pp ) Assured, guaranteed. Everything is in the bag. There is nothing to worry about.
    1900s
  • in the groove
    ( pp ) Excellent, outstanding. It was a real hep band that stayed in the groove all night long.
    1950s
  • in the hizou
    ( pp ) Agreeable to. I'm in the hizou for going to the movies.
    1990s
  • in the know
    ( pp ) Knowledgeable, aware. Let's ask Perry; he is usually in the know about these things.
    1940s
  • in the soup
    ( pp ) In trouble. Will I get you in the soup if I bring you home after midnight?
    1880s
  • in your lunch
    ( pp ) Being nosy. Just get out of my lunch and I won't get in yours.
    2000s
  • inhale
    ( v ) Gulp, gobble, swallow whole. The way you inhaled that hamburger, you must have been starving.
    1980s
  • ink
    ( n ) A tattooing. Did you see the awesome inks on her shoulder?
    2000s
  • ish
    ( n ) Something very bad. There is some major ish going on here.
    2000s
  • issue
    ( n ) Problem. That girl got a lot of issues.
    1980s
  • it
    ( n ) Sex appeal. Whatever it is, she has it.
    1920s
  • Ivy Leaguers
    ( np ) A type of men's pants with no pleats and a buckle in the back. I guess I've have to buy a pair of Ivy Leaguers; everybody else is wearing them.
    1950s

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