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American School Slang Expression: Vocabulary K                     [back]


K (phr)

 

Short for ok. Hold on, I'll be right back. K. [Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 1998; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999]

kari (v)

 

To make fun of; to clown on.  Stop karin' me. [Howard University, Washington, DC]

keep it fresh (v)

 

To keep things up-to-date and current. Good Evening, Chattanooga! I'm just here, rockin' you, keepin' it funky--keepin' it fresh. [Chattanooga State University, Chattanooga, TN, 1998]

keep it on the down low (v)

 

To keep something secret. It's kinda secret, so keep it on the down low. [Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 1998]

keep it on the DL (v)

 

To keep something secret. With all his problems, President Clinton is keepin' it on the DL. [Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1998]

keep it on the low-low (v)

 

To keep something a secret; to not pass the information on. I'm kickin' it with Amy's boyfriend, but you got to keep it on the low-low. [Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 1998]

keep it real (v)

 

To behave in a manner that is true to one's personality; not affected. Buddy was trying to impress us all night and fooling no one but now that he's chilling out and he's keepin' it real. [University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 1998]

kee-runch (int)

 

An observation when someone or something has been completely trashed, beaten up and/or destroyed. [Montreat College, Montreat, NC, 1998]

key (adj)

 

Important; a very crucial aspect. That scarf is key for that outfit. [University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 1998]

keyed (adj)

 

Intoxicated; drunk. She was so keyed at the party that she couldn't find her way home. [University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV]

kickass (adj)

 

Great; cool; awesome. That new bar is kick-ass. [Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1998; UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

kickin' (kicking) (adj)

 

Very good; rad; cool; awesome; really great. That band was kickin'! [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1998; Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI, 1998]

kick it (v)

 

1. To leave. Well, I gotta paper to write t'nite so I better be kickin' it. chill y'all. Peace! [University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998] 2. To relax; to hang out. [University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK]

kicks (n)

 

Shoes. Those are some cool kicks! [University of Pittsburgh, Titusville, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

kid (n; voc)

 

A friend. Hey kid, where ya goin'? [Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

kill (v)

 

To make fun of or become angry toward someone (usually because they have done something extremely stupid). I'm gonna kill him for giving my computer a virus. [Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

kill it (v)

 

To be at your best; to do something really well; to perform exceptionally well; to be very skilled at something.. Tiffany was killing it with her brand new suede DKNY jacket. [SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, 1998; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1999]

killer (adj)

 

Good; great; cool; appealing. That new Beastie Boys CD is killer. [Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 1999]

killer boots (adj)

 

Awesome shit; the coolest thing; good news. You're going to Europe? That's killer boots! [Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI]

king size (adj)

 

Really big.  That forty is king size! [Umea Universitet, Umea, Sweden]

kipe (v)

 

To steal. Stop kiping my pens. [Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 1999]

kite (n)

 

Money. How much kite you got? [New Wales School of Art and Design, Wrexham, N.Wales, 1998]

kochee {vulgar} (n)

 

A female's genitals.  Her dress was so short you could see her kochee. [University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA]


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