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gas-brake dipping

gas-brake dipping  n.— «One popular example of kids acting hyphy or “going dumb” is “gas-brake dippin’.” In the Bay, they pile into their cars and, instead of driving normally, they’ll hit the gas, then quickly hit...

scraper

scraper  n.— «Minutes later, a vintage Buick—or, as they call them in the Bay, a Scraper—pulls up and all four doors pop open.» —“Hyphy: Crunk, Northern-California Style” by Shaheem Reid MTVNews.com Nov. 8, 2004...

hyphy

hyphy  n.— «These kids are doing what they like, how they like; getting “dumb, stupid and retarded”—and the thing that’s getting them so worked up is a jittery, sped-up, synth-powered strain of hip-hop they call...

carpet-crossing

carpet-crossing  n.— «During the First Republic when the Northern People’s Congress (NPC), National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC) and the Action Group (AG) were the dominant political parties, indiscipline among politicians took...

Colorao

Colorao  n.— «A bonus for those interested in linguistics is a glossary comparing the region’s Spanish to “standard” Spanish. Garcia compares the usage of such words as murre/muy (very), probe/pobre (poor) as well as the many...

probe

probe  n.— «A bonus for those interested in linguistics is a glossary comparing the region’s Spanish to “standard” Spanish. Garcia compares the usage of such words as murre/muy (very), probe/pobre (poor) as well as the many...