It was derived from the biblical Joseph, the son of Jacob and Rachel. Donnie: "Hey, Mariano! "My buddy uses duggie a lot," Bino says. ", Bino remembers the first time he heard "Joe," or homie, from a friend around 1997. When BJ The Chicago Kid stopped by The FADER's offices recently, he gave us a detailed explanation of the pronoun's meaning and usage. She did her thing. They "flick, flick, flick" under the streetlights. As a substitute teacher and an MC, Bino knows Chicago slang. I remember it irritated me," Bino says. As in, "Your game is huff. Bend On You: To come by or visit. "I've got your math now so we'll be in touch.". Five minutes into a chat with Brandon Blue, you feel like you're listening to a rap album. [ p.t., ariel alexovich for redeye, ], At least 106 people shot, 14 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence, Watch live: Gov. Hit us up with some slang of your own, yo. Dooced: Losing your job because of something you wrote in your blog or Web site. Caking it: Spending time with your significant other instead of your friends. ", And before that, going to a good party, or "the lick," is "Get it in." The following pages may contain unorthodox or informal material. ", Even different parts of the city have their own slang, according to Bino. "Me and my cousins (from California) used to fight about 'couch' and 'sofa,' " he says. "He said it all the time. or opinions presented in this section are solely those of the author I'm gonna nab me a brat. You may think of this word when you think of the typical clichéd Chicago accent. I remember it … Another popular slang phrase is ‘you guys’ when referring to any group of people, regardless if they’re male, female, or a mixture of both. I'm gonna nab me a brat. Flickin' is just one of many words you might hear only in Chicago. Fake bake: A tan that comes from a tanning bed. Bino remembers the first time he heard "Joe," or homie, from a friend around 1997. Podestrian: A pedestrian seen wearing the ubiquitous iPod. Bino, as the words just roll off his tongue. <<< Back to Slang USA Cities Map. "He says everything then he translates them [back] to English in the following verse," she says. At Capone's Dinner & Show, our staff commonly uses slang terms from the prohibition era. (if you don’t have a phone number, please write NO PHONE). ", "I don't want to call it a language because of the whole Ebonics (African-American vernacular) thing. Therefore, "Joe" became a shorter slang term for cigarette within the Black community, and eventually spread throughout all communities in New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana. "Uber" can be used with anything. "Cakin' " is flirting, spitting game at a breezy, or it can mean flossin'--living the high life. He attended college at Western Illinois, which attracted enough students from St. Louis and "East Saint" to make daily campus life sound like a Nelly concert. Sometimes context clues are all you need in order to understand unknown slang; that's very much the case with "joe," a word some Chicagoans use kind of like punctuation. "I got a new heavy Chevy, it's flickin'," says Blue, a.k.a. ©2020 The Fader, Inc. All rights reserved. Nowadays, it is used most frequently by African-Americans in Chicago. You want one? Muffin top: A woman's fatty waist that hangs over low-rise jeans. "Their speakers are just beating and banging, just shaking the whole block.". 'She had the jumpoff.' ", Mariano: "Sure thing, joe! Sometimes context clues are all you need in order to understand unknown slang; that's very much the case with "joe," a word some Chicagoans use kind of like punctuation. That 'ma' thing is definitely ran into the ground. His heart is so big, sometimes he doesn't know quite what to do with it. Used when you don't know the person's real name, but can be used even if you do, just to replace their name. Stick man/girl: Person who's got your back. person who thrives on angst and often favors tight sweaters, jeans and/or T-shirts, mop top hairstyles and depressing rock music. Similar to "She blew up my spot," or going way back, "He got read.". 'What's the jumpoff?' Sheeple: People who can't think for themselves. ", Math: Phone number. "I just heard a new song ... and [Method Man] might have introduced a new one: He said 'auntie,' " Bino recalls, in place of the usual "ma" or "mami." "He said it all the time. Why a Chicago cop would need to know that a rod, a gat, a biscuit, a torch, a stick, a cannon, a roscoe, and a heater were all slang words for handguns is clear. Get into the era...when you leave our show, you'll be walkin' the walk and talkin' the talk! With extra mustard.". And old terms live again with new generations. Use with caution, and please, don't hurt yourselves. Huff: Sub-standard; weak. ", "Then I heard Twista saying it," says Bino, and he was sold. Ringtone DJ: Annoying person who shuffles ringtones incessantly. "I like things that. "Wangin' would be the equivalent of somebody having a nice system in their car, in their truck," he says. The most sweet and sesitive man you will ever meet. Any words The 25-year-old from Calumet Park developed an appreciation for Chicago's unique linguistic style when he became exposed to friends, musicians and relatives from other regions. Other Chicago slang words shift meanings or blend into new phrases; they evolve. " Donnie: "Hey, Mariano! Warning: What's new in one region may be old elsewhere. This is a good party. Sketch: As in "sketchy," like a creepy guy or a bar. Bino picks up slang the way a lot of young people do: Something he overhears might strike a chord and he adopts it. Watch the 15th episode of The Slang Show above to find out what "joe" means in Chicago and stay tuned to The FADER for more on your favorite artists' favorite colloquialisms. "Our slang in Chicago is so deeply rooted that we feel like everybody understands the language," he added. Uber-fab: Super fabulous. Compunicate: Chat with someone in the same room via instant message instead of in person. 1920's Slang Dictionary . What's the move for the night? SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS. "It just kind of struck me how noticeable the difference was. "It's more of a culture and way of a speaking.". 'This is the jumpoff.' Chicago rap works the same way. "If someone is dressed nice and you come through with the hottest fit, you lookin' real duggie.". A list of fundraisers you can support right now. Before modern day advertising restrictions, Joe Camel used to be on every pack of Camel cigarettes. Just gotta stop by da cash machine first. "They have that whole double 'r' thing going," he says. Put on blast: Publicly scolded or outed. Tweet // Chicago // Joe (noun) A generic term to refer to someone, like “man” or “dude.” Used when you don't know the person's real name, but can be used even if you do, just to replace their name. "I'm uh bend on you about 2 o'clock.". "I guess that comes from the whole motion of rims. That's also what drives a lot of rappers to find the latest lingo in their struggle to keep street cred, he says. and do not necessarily represent those of Listen & Learn. His West Side friend spits a lot of slang from that side of the Chi. "My name is not 'Joe.' "A lot of Chicago natives feel a lot of loyalty to the city, and they're looking for ways to differentiate the city" in a positive way, she says. Owned (also "pwned" in the online world): Thoroughly dominated or abused in an embarrassing manner, especially among video-game players. 'Jumpoff,' I've heard that used a lot of different ways," Bino says. " Prostitot: Pre-teen girl or tweenager who dresses too. Swayze: Outta here; ghost, like Patrick Swayze's character in the movie of the same name. "We use 'joe' for the replacement of man, friend, homie, whatever it is," he said. I definitely would call it a way of life," says Ibi Cole, 25, founder of ISM Sound, a Chicago-based agency that helps provides seminars and industry contacts for musicians. "A lot of times, that's a barometer for slang in Chicago.". Luke James, Ro James, and BJ The Chicago Kid dive into the ’90s in “go girl” video.

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