Growing up, the cool ones talked in short hand.... slang. Today, I don't know what texting brevity and emoticons are called.
Here's slang from my youth
A Gas – Having a lot of fun.
All Show and No Go – Pretty car. Nice wheels and so forth. Looks good put has no go power.
Ape - Used with verbs gone or went. (i.e. “When I came home an hour late my parents went ape.)
Bad – Awesome
Bad Ass – Tough guy
Ball – To Party as in Little Richard’s song “Good Golly Miss Molly, you sure like to ball.” Also meant to have intercourse.
Bum a Smoke – Borrow a cigarette from another person
Beat Feet – Leave the area quickly.
Birth Control Seats – Referred to cars with bucket seats
Bitchin’ – Good, great, or awesome
Blast – Had a great time like “I had a blast at the dance.”
Blitzed – Drunk
Boss – Cool or fantastic – The new album I just bought is boss!
Bread – Money
Brew – Beer
Bug Out – Leave the premises
Bummed Out – Depressed
Burn Rubber – Squeal out with your tires spinning and leaving rubber on the asphalt.
Candyass – A Wimp or uncool thing or person.
Catch some Z’s - Go to sleep
Cherry – Pristine or mint condition. That car is cherry!
Chick – girl or woman
Chicken (To Play) – Two cars drive head on towards each other and the first to pull away is a coward.
Chinese Firedrill - A Car is stopped at a red light and all occupants of the car get out of the car and run around it and get back in the car while holding up traffic.
Church Key – Before poptop cans, there were openers that were designed to puncture the beer can to drink from it.
Chrome Dome – Bald Man
Cool – Nice
Cool Head – Nice guy
Cool Pipes – Mellow sounding exhaust system
Cop a Feel – Touching a girl’s no touch zone pretending it was accidental.
Cotties – Unkind remark, As in “Stay away she’s got cooties” (bugs)
Crash – go to bed / sleep
Cruising – Driving up and down the strip, street or town looking for members of the opposite sex.
Decked Out – All Dressed Up
Dibs – Used with the word got. “I got dibs on that seat.” Meaning you own it.
Dig – Do you understand?
Ditz – An idiot
Don’t Flip Your Wig – In other words don’t go ape.
Don’t Have A Cow – (See above)
Don’t Sweat It – Don’t let it bother you.
Drag – Race for a short distance. Also means dull. Also, a puff from a cigarette.
Drop a Dime – use the pay phone
Fab – Fantastic
Fag – A cigarette
Far-out - awesome Also see outta sight
Fine as Wine – Good-looking – as The guy or girl is “fine as wine”
Fink – Tattletale
Five Finger Discount – Anything acquired by theft
Flake – A useless person
Flip Flops – Thongs that you wore on your feet
Floor Box – floor mounted transmission shifter
Flower Child – A Hippie
Foam Domes – padded bras
Four on the Floor – See Floor Box
Fox – An outstanding looking chick (also see “Stone Fox”)
Freakin’ Out – getting excited or a panic attack
Fuzz – The Police
Go All The Way – Have Sex
Going Steady – Dating only one person
Groovy – Nice or neat
Glasspacks – Mufflers lined with fiberglass to muffle the sound. The shorter the muffler the louder the sound.
Gum Ball Machine – the old fashion lights on a police cruiser
Hacked or Hacked Off – Mad or teed off.
Hang Loose – Take it easy
Hauls Ass – A car really moves. “Tom’s Chevy sure hauls ass.”
Hickey – See Love Bite
Hip – Very Cool
Hopped up – Souped up like a car
Hunk – What a girl calls a good looking guy
Kissup – Teacher’s Pet or person that will do anything to please another person in authority.
Later – Goodbye
Lay A Patch – Burn rubber with car wheels as you leave
Lay It On Me – Tell me or speak your piece
Loaded – Intoxicated or drunk
Love Bite – Also known as a hickey – Red mark on a person made by suction of a kiss by lips and tongue.
Make Out – Kissing
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch – It was used to get the storyteller back on track to the story he was telling. In other words, get to the point. It was meant to keep it short. Phrase came from serial westerns.
Moo Juice – milk
Moon – To drop your pants and show your bare butt
Neato – Sharp
Old Lady or Old Man – Referred to Mom and Dad [Now a days may refer to wife of husband]
On the Rag – in a foul mood
Outta Sight or Out of Sight – awesome Also see Far Out
Passion Pit – Drive-in Movie
Pedal Pushers – calf high pants worn by girls called today “capris”
Peel Out – Burn or leave rubber with your car
Pig – Cop or a Promisculous Girl
Pig Out – Overeat
Pits, the the worst, nasty, bad, awful, meaningless (i.e. “this place is the pits”)
Pound – To beat up somebody i.e. “I’m gonna pound you.”
Q-tips – Little old retired people driving big cars. Their white hair is all you see of them from the rear.
Queer – Something to be considered dorky or dumb, as in: Those shoes are so queer! Also, a derogatory slang word for a homosexual person.
Rap – to talk
Rave On – Please keep it going -
Retard – A really socially inept, dorky person
Ride - car, truck, or motorcycle
Right On - exactly or I second that.
Score – Going all the way with a girl
Shades – Sunglasses
Sharp – Real Good Looking
Shotgun – Passenger seat in the front seat of a car next to the door. The place of honor. You had to call out “shotgun” first to win the honor. Once you vacate the car the honor is once again up for grabs.
Skag – An ugly girl
Skank – See Skag
Skirt - A girl
Skuzz – Low down, disgusting person also used as Skuzz bucket which could mean an ugly car as well.
Slut – very promiscuous girl
Split – leave the scene or area (Also see Cutout)
Solid – I got it or I’m with you
Square – Somebody not cool
Stacked – A girl well endowed or built
Stone Fox – Extremely beautiful girl
Stood Up – A no-show for a date
Stuck Up – Conceited
Submarine Races – Parking next to a water shore to wait for the submarine races to which of course was only an excuse to park and make out. For your information there were no such thing as a submarine race.
Swapping Spit – French Kissing to the maximum
Sweat Hog – Fat Chick or Fat Guy
The Bird – The Middle Finger
Threads – clothes
Toke – taking a puff on a joint
Twitchin – Like Bitchin and means the same thing.
Wedgie – When somebody pulls your underwear up from the back and ends in the crack. Some of today’s underwear are made for that purpose; they call them thongs.
Wiz, Take a – Urinate
Woody – An erection
Zits – Pimples