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US Urban Culture Slang

terms used in American inner city culture. http://eflclasroom.com
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swammie
A firearm, usually some kind of a pistol.
Also known as a swam jam
"Let a fool act up, I got the swammie on me right now."
Beamer
A BMW automobile "Yo girl, hop in my Beamer let's head to the crib."
crib
home, domicile, or dwelling "Damn son, you got a nice crib!"
Bling
Refers to the imaginary "sound" that is produced from light reflected by a diamond. Also just to refer to jewelry in general.
frontin'
to pretend or act like somethin or someone your not.
dub
a twenty dollar bill, also slang used to refer to 20 inch wheel rims on a car. "Hey mom, can I borrow a dub so can by some chicken?"
whip
a vehicle, generally an expensive one
player
male (usually) who is skilled at manipulating ("playing") others, and especially at seducing women
G
A gangster, or a thousand dollars ($1000)
Stan
an overzealous maniacal fan for any celebrity or athlete.
A Forty
A bottle containing 40 fluid ounces of malt liquor beer. The beer is of low quality and fairly cheap to buy.
ghetto blaster
A large, portable, radio, often of poor quality
spliff
a quality cigarette rolled with both tobacco and marijuana
wack
something of poor quality
slangin'
to tell something, usually illegal drugs
homeboy/homegirl
a close friend
shawty/shorty
term used to refer to an attractive woman or one's girlfriend
willy bobo
to get somebody else up to speed or aware of something, explain a theory, story, or any daily events in brief, and to the point. "Yo son, I missed the party last night, give me the will bobo."
banger
a song that is of extremely high quality, usually rap/hip-hop
peep
to look at or to listen to something
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