Books: FROM ABE'S CABE TO ZOOLY A Slang Sampler

Abe's cabe (jive)—a $5 bill

bean gun (World War II)—mobile kitchen

bullskate (Negro)—to brag

carry the difference (underworld)—to carry a gun

chalk player—horseplayer who bets favorites

crawk (radio)—animal imitator


dicty (Negro)—high-class, stylish

eight-rock (Negro)—a very black Negro

finif (Yiddish)— $5

flogger (underworld; archaic)—overcoat

fly—alert, knowing

frisgig—silly girl

fuzz (underworld)—police

gate (swing)—good musician



grandma (truckers' talk)—low gear

hair bag—oldtimer who endlessly reminisces

hell-west-and-crooked—much askew

high hig—uppity girl

hinkty (Negro)—snobbish

house larry (clothing-store cant)—a customer who is not buying, just looking

hub cap (hot-rod jargon)—conceited type

kafooster—confusing talk


lay chickie (teen-age-gang talk)—to act as lookout

left-foot—a Protestant

long underwear (Jazz)—Sweet and corny music

luck out—to get killed...

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