1960s Phrases

Some phrases from the 1960s that no one uses anymore…..

A Gas: A Lot of Fun
Ankle Biter: A Baby or Small Child
Ape: Gone Wild
Bad: Awesome
Bag: To Steal
Ball: To party. Later meaning Intercourse
Beat Feat: Leave in a hurry
Blast: A great time
Blitzed: Drunk
Bogart: To hog something
Book: Leave the area
Bread: Money
Bummed Out: Depressed
Cat: A guy
Choice: Something that is really cool
Chop: To cut down verbally
Cool Head: Nice Guy
Copacetic: Everything is alright
Crash: Go to bed
Decked Out: Dressed up
Dig: Do you understand?
Dip Stick/Dork: What an idiot
Dude: A geek
Fab: Far out
Flake: Useless person
Fox: An outstanding looking girl/woman
Fuzz/Pig: Police
Gimme Some Skin: Shake hands
Groovy/Gone: Really cool
Hacked: Angry or disgusted
Hairy: Out of control
Jam: To leave the area
Jazzed: Excited or elated
Jesus Boots: Sandals
Later: Goodbye
Lay It On Me: Speak your peace
Loaded: Intoxicated
Make Out: Kissing session
Moon: Drop your pants
Neat/Nifty: Cool or nice
Old Lady: Your mother
Outta Sight: Fantastic
Panty Waist: A mama’s boy
Primo: First class
Pin: To look hard at someone
Primo: First class
Rags: Clothes
Rap: Talk
Right On: I agree
Scarf: Eat very fast
Scratch: Money
Skag: Ugly girl
Sosh: Someone who is snobby
Stuck Up: Conceited
Teach: A Teacher
The Most: Something that is amazing
Thongs: Something you wore on your feet like sandals
Twitchin: A word you used instead of Bitchin around your parents
Wet Willie: When someone puts their wet finger in your ear
Wicked: Term for admiration
Zits: Pimples or acne

Fredric Durrette served one tour in Vietnam, retired as E8 in the navy submarine service after 23 years. Major hobbies are collecting old stuff from the 20s and restoring old racing bicycles. Worked as a commercial photographer at JL Hudsons in Detroit and continue photography as a hobby. Love Sade, sixties soul, seventies rock, and all jazz. Attended Woodstock in 69!