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Punks and Hippies

Historical Dictionary of American Slang

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  • uggies
    ( n ) Surfing shoes or boots. Dad, gum it! I left my uggies on the beach.
    1960s
  • ugly-stick
    ( n ) An imaginary stick that makes anyone hit by it ugly. Where did you get that outfit! Were you hit by the ugly stick?
    1990s
  • umph
    ( n ) umph Couldn't you get a little more, I don't know, umph into this ad campaign?
    1930s
  • unclued
    ( adj ) Unknowledgeable, unaware of what is what. Man, I'm totally unclued as to what is going on here.
    1970s
  • unit
    ( adj ) A stupid or foolish person. Dave is such a unit he doesn't know which side of the pizza is up.
    1990s
  • unmentionables
    ( n ) Women's underwear. When Gladys bends over you can see her unmentionables.
    1940s
  • unreal
    ( adj ) Surprising. When the cops came to break up the party, it all got pretty unreal.
    1960s
  • up
    ( adj ) Happy, cheerful. He has been up ever since he met his new girlfriend.
    1960s
  • up
    ( p ) Out of time. Hey, it's getting late; we're up, let's go.
    1990s
  • up
    ( v ) To shoplift or steal. He upped the cigarettes from the grocery store.
    1990s
  • up for grabs
    ( pp ) Available to anyone. This is a sale. Everything is up for grabs.
    1940s
  • up the creek
    ( pp ) In trouble. He's up the creek without a paddle.
    1950s
  • up the river
    ( ap ) In prison or jail. They sent him up the river for 20 years for his part in the heist.
    1890s
  • up tight
    ( adj ) Tense. Why are you so up tight, man? Relax!
    1960s
  • upchuck
    ( v ) To vomit. The food was so bad I though I'd upchuck.
    1960s
  • uppity
    ( adj ) Arrogant, condescending. She's so uppity that she only drinks champagne with her hotdogs.
    1880s

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