American School Slang Expression: Vocabulary R                     [back]

rad (adj)


Cool.  Did you read that book? It was rad. [California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997] (Judi's note:  This CSU occupies property formerly occupied by Fort Ord.  The Trustees of the California State University decided to call it CSU Monterey Bay because they just didn't like the acronym CSUFO!)

rag doll (n)


Used to describe any male or female who is easily persuaded to give up sex or money. Terry is such a rag doll; she never says no. [Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI]

rah (n)


A noun used to describe overtly wealthy students who attempt demonstrate their position at any time, have a fax machine in their room etc. Check out the rah! [Durham University, Durham, England, 1998]

raise da roof (raise the roof) (v)


To get down and to get up and have a great time. I've finished finals. Let's raise da roof! [New York University, NY, NY]

rally's (adj)


 Bad, sorry, or lacking. (It comes from the name of the restaurant chain Rally's and is used in the rap group Outkast's song ¡§Elevators¡¨ in which they refer to food from Rally's as bull@#$%.) That burger is so rally's. How can you eat it? [Jackson State University, Jackson, MS]



1. (int) An expression used to comment on something unexpected such as an event or a couple who don't go well together or anything unusual. Look at that couple. Random! [Durham University, Durham, England, 1998; UCLA, Westwood, CA, 1998] 2. (n) A person who new, lame, stupid, out of place, or unknown. Who's that random he's macking on? Please don't let any randoms into the party. [UCLA, Westwood, CA, 1998]



1. (rank out) (v) To chicken out of a fight; to threaten and then fail to fulfill one's threat. The girl said she was going to come over to my house and beat my ass but she ranked out. [Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1998] 2. (adj) Of bad smell. Your socks are totally rank! [University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX]   3. (v) To pick on, to tease.    Stop rankin' on me. [Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD] 4. (v) To emit foul odors. You need a shower; you are rankin'. [Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

rasta (int)


 See you later; goodbye.  Rasta; I gotta jet. [University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI]

rat (n)


A really attractive tease. Sabrina's a hottie but she's a rat. [Texas A&M U., College Station, TX]   

re-ass (n)


A jerk; a stupid person (retard) who's an asshole (from retarded asshole). Back da fuck up you re-ass. [Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, 1998]

red bumpies (n)


 Any venereal disease. I heard she got the red bumpies from that guy. [Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH]

red heat (v)


 To be on a girl/boy too much, i.e., following them a lot or calling them to much or being really possesive. That guy's been red heatin' me for a week. [City College of New York, New York, NY]

reefer (n)


A huge marijuana cigarette. Very phat, very long, frequently using 2 or more pieces of cigarette paper to roll. Kick me down dat reefer. [Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD]

rentals (rents) (n)


  Parents. The rentals are comin' down to vist me next weekend. My rents just sent me a thousand bucks! [SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

represent (v)


 To stand for; to be a representative of. Don't be representin' them; they're just a bunch of losers. [Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

rev (adj)


 Revolting, ugly. That dress is so rev! [Western University, London, Ontario, Canada]

revved (adj)


 Excited. I am totally revved about goint to Maui! [Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA]

ricky (n)


A stupid person; a jerk; a loser. That guy thinks he's cool, but he's a ricky. [Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1999]

ride (n)


Sexual relations. This honey is coming to my crib tonight and I'm gonna take her for a ride. [Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1998]

ride it (v)


To have sexual intercourse. Boy I would like to ride it with her! [University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Urbana, IL, 1999]

ride (one) low (v)


To bother; to get on somebody's nerves. Chris is ridin' me low asking me for my phone number. [Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 1998]

ride the cotton pony (v)


To have one's period. She doesn't feel like going out with us 'cause she's riding the cotton pony. [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1998]

right on! (int)


 Good for you; or I like it. (You stress the right and the on kind of trails off.)  You got a job? Right on! [Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA]

rim job {vulgar} (n)


The act of licking someone's anus. Don't kiss Meg; she gives rim jobs. [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999; Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1998; University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, 1998]

ripped (ript) (adj)


1. Physically toned; a scupltured body. He(she) looks great; his(her) body is so ripped. [Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, 1998] 2. Upset; unhappy; sad; disappointed. My rents are totally ript that didn't get a job yet. [Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 1998]

rip shit (adj)


 Very angry. He was rip shit when he found the dent in his car. [American University, Washington, D.C.]

rizzant (n)


Money. We can't go; I don't have any rizzant. [University of Washington, Seattle, WA]

roach (n)


 The end of a joint (marijuana cigarette); the part that you can't really smoke easily because it's too small to grip. There were a bunch of roaches in his ashtray. [Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD]

roach clip (n)


Any tool used to facilitate easier smoking of a roach. Needle-nosed pliers and medical hemostats work very well due to the small tip of the gripping tool. Where's the roach clip? I'm gonna burn my fingers. [Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD]

roadie (n)


 An unattractive female seen on campus or at a party.  That party was just full of roadies. [San Diego State University, San Diego, CA]

rochelle (n)


A slut who gives 210s to everyone. She is such a rochelle! [Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City, AZ]

rock; rock out (v)


To be very good; to be excellent. to be cool. It rocks that The Simpsons are on every day. [University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1998]

ro' dogg (n)


A friend or a best friend. He's my ro'dogg!!! [Baker College, Owosso, MI, 1998]

roids (n)


Steroids. That guy's on roids. [University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1998]

roll (v)


1. To slowly drive (5-10 mph) down the back streets of a small town while becoming intoxicated on your intoxicant of choice. I went rolling out behind the old abandoned high school last night. [Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, 1999] 2. To leave; to go. It's late; I gotta roll. [Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT; Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA ]  3. To look good.  You're rollin' in that suit. [Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA] 4. To ride in a car. We just spent two hours rollin' looking for a bookstore. [Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA] 5. To fight. If you don't shut up, we're gonna roll. [University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA]

rony (n)


Pepperoni. Get the pizza with rony. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI]

rubber (n)


A stupid person; a dislikeable person; a loser; a jerk. That rubber never leaves his room. Why you being such a rubber? [University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 1998]

rubin (n)


 The new large money bills that look like toy money.  I got a rubin at the atm yesterday. [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL]

ruff rida (n)


A person with a good and well-equiped car. That dude in the red car is a ruff rida. [Miami Dade Community College North Campus, Miami, FL, 1998]

ruined (ruint) (adj)


Extremely intoxicated. I had six salty dogs last, I was ruint. [Berry College, Rome, GA, 1998; SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY]

rules (v)


Is the best; performs better than others; leads. Their music rules! [Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1998]

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