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American School Slang Expression: Vocabulary J                     [back]


J and G (n)

 

Jazz and groove, acid jazz, jazz, drum and bass, garage; generally cool music. Going down to see J and G? [Durham University, Durham, England, 1998]

 jack (v)

 

To steal. Somebody jacked my computer yesterday. [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA]

jac-up da  ace (v)

 

To turn up the air conditioner. Jac-up da ace; it must be 95 in here. [Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA]

jam (v)

 

1. To leave; to go.   It's late; I gotta jam. 2. To play with a band, but no song in particular; to have a jam session. We were just jammin' in my garage last night. [University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA]

jammed (adj)

 

Upset, irritated.  I was totally jammed over that D in bio. [Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH]

janked up (adj)

 

Tacky; not stylish; unattractive; messed up; out of control. Everything was all janked up; they didn't even know we were coming. [Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 1998]

jankety (adj)

 

Bad; in disrepair; broken down. That ride is so jankety. [Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA, 1999]

janky (adj)

 

Tacky; not stylish; unattractive; messed up; out of control; raggedy; cheap; improper in some way. That girl looks janky!!! [Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 1998; Southeastern Community College, Burlington, IA, 1998;West Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA, 1998; Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1998; [University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

j-crew clones (n)

 

Frat boys. Don't go in that bar; it's full of j-crew clones. [Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI]

jeff (v)

 

To kiss the ass of someone you know doesn't like yo ass. I know he was just jeffin' me to try to borrow my car. [Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO]

jenny (adj)

 

Like a trashy white girl (like Jenny McCarthy). I can't believe he's dating her; she's so jenny! [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1998]

jerry (adj)

 

Something that is weak or not well done; retarded. (Comes from Jerry's Kids.)  That report was so jerry; I can't believe we had to listen to it. [Doane College, Crete, NE]

Jesus freak (n)

 

Someone who is serious about their relationship with Jesus Christ; often used pejoratively. There's a bunch of Jesus freaks in my philosophy class. [University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK]

jet (v)

 

To leave; to go out. Are you guys jettin'? We are going to jet. [Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 1998] , 1998; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 1999; [University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA; Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

jewels (n)

 

A very nice pair of shoes. Hey man, where did you come across those awesome jewels? [Hibbing Community College Hibbing, MN, 1998]

jiggy (adj)

 

1. Attractive; stylish; all dolled up; looking good. Devon is lookin' jiggy. [East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 1998; Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA] 2.  Cute, cool, down. Check out that jiggy dude over there. [University of Delaware, Newark, DE]   3.  Live, full of energy, hype, cool.  That party was jiggy! [Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA] (Judi's note:  Will Smith has certainly given new life to an old word!)

jimmies (n)

 

Short stretch shorts that are worn underneath another pair of sports shorts-- kinda like bicycle shorts but that is the old skool name for them. Also, they aid in the quick removal of the outside pair of shorts so you are still wearing shorts when you take off your shorts. Did you remember to wear your jimmies? Didn't you take your jimmies off yet? [Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 1998] , 1998]

jit (n)

 

A young'un; a newbie. We got a bunch of jits on the team. [Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY]

jive turkish (n)

 

Outdated slang. Dat foo Charles was talking 'bout all his freaky foxes. I was like what bro, stop talking jive turkish! [St. Cloud State, St. Cloud, MN, 1998]

jo (int)

 

An attention-getter; another way to say "yo." Jo dude, check that out. [Montgomery College, Gaithersburg, MD, 1999]

jock (v)

 

To pick up or hit on someone. I think that guy is trying to jock you? [University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA]

joe (n; voc)

 

A friend. Hey joe, what's up? [University of DC, Washington,DC]

john blaze (n)

 

Very good; dope; the bomb; outstanding. This party is going to be john blaze. [St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT, 1998]

johnny law (n)

 

The police. Watch out for johnny law. [University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1998]

joint (n)

 

1. Restroom. Where's the joint; I gotta take a leak. [University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA] 2. An album, tape or compact disc (especially a new one). Dat new joint from Busta Rhymes is phat! [University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 1999]

jone (v)

 

To talk about. To rag on some ones gear. To say very mean things about some one. He was jonin' me all night. [Howard University, Washington, D.C.]

jones (v)

 

To desire something greatly; usually used in reference to a cigarette. Got any smokes? I'm jonesin'. [University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

Jose (n)

 

Alcohol (particulary hard liquor). It is used as though it were a name. Last night Jose gave me a hand with my homework! [Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 1999]

juiced (adj)

 

Overly excited. Damn I was hella juiced at summer jams. [Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1999]

jump on the grenade (v)

 

The act of hooking up with the ugly girl of a group (duff) so that a friend can get with a hottie. Come on, John. Won't you jump on the grenade so I can hook up with her friend? [Marist College, Poughkipsie, NY, 1998]


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