American School Slang Expression: Vocabulary T                     [back]

ta huh (int)


No; expression of disapproval. Ta huh! I'm not trippin' over that dude. [Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR, 1998]

T. and A. (n)


Tits and ass. All I want to see is T. and A. [Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH, 1999]

tanked (adj)


Extremelly drunk. Damn, the guy was tanked last night at the bar. [Sheridan Collage, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, 1998; SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY]

tap (v)


To have sex. When ya gonna tap her? [University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD]

tapped (adj)


Done; finished; nothing left. Is that party tapped? [Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1998]

'tard (n)


A person (usually male) who is too ignorant to see blatant sexual hints given by the opposite sex, which causes the individual to never get any action and be a virgin for the rest of his/her existence. You are such a 'tard; didn't you know he was hittin' on you? [Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH]

target (n)


Love/lust interest; focus of attention; the person you'd like to have sex with or go out with or become involved with. Now that Ethan's taken, who's your new target? I don't have a boyfriend right now, but I do have a couple targets. [Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999]

tax (v)


To have sex. Hey baby, let's go tax. We're gonna tax! [University of Wisconsin-Spencer, Spencer, WI, 1999]

teabag {vulgar} (v)


1. To put one's mouth on another's tesicular region. She was all goin' down on me and she started teabaggin'! [Messiah College, Grantham, PA, 1998; Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1998] 2. To perform oral sex on a male. Wanna teabag? [Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH, 1999]

Thank you, Captain (Grand Admiral, Emperor, Lieutenant) Obvious (int)


A retort to a ridiculously apparent statement.  Thank you, Captain Obvious, for noticing that there aren't any parking spaces here. [University Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA]

that's a terrible thing (int)


Expression of disappointment; another way of saying that's too bad. You didn't find your car keys....that's a terrible thing. [Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR, 1998]

that's out (phr)


Unacceptable; to be discarded. Let's go get wasted. No, that's out. [University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1998]

that's word (word being pronounced with a long uh at the end) (phr)


The final word in the context of what you are speaking. That's word; I'm leaving. [Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL]

the b (n)


A frisbee. Hey, let's hit the quad and throw the b. [James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1998]

the dog's (phr)


Short for "The Dog's Bollocks"; something very good. The new club's the dog's! [University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada]

the dope daddy doctor shit (phr)


The best; highly excellent. You tried that caramel Hagen Dasz yet? -Yeah, that's the dope daddy doctor shit! [University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 1998]

the goat shit (phr)


Variation on "The Dope Shit". Something that homeys think is cool but that is actually simply the goat shit. Yeah, that club is the goat shit. [University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada]

the grail (n)


The ultimate in anything. His new board is the grail! [University of Akron, Akron, OH]

the Heisman (n)


It refers to the position of the man on the Heisman trophy. It means you tried to kiss or hook-up with someone and were denied. I was hanging with the hottie from my chem class and when I went in for the kill, he gave me the Heisman! I am so embarrassed. [Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1998]

the man (n)


Anyone who is holding you down, usually an authority figure. [University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, 1998]

the Pacific difference (n)


An old marketing slogan for Pacific University, used in the mid- 1980s. It is now used by students in a sarcastic way when anything is wrong with the school. Ironically, the administration hasn't caught on, and still tries to use it in the original sense - to much private laughter from the student body. So the new meal plan is worse than the old one? Boy, that's the Pacific difference. [Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 1999]

the shit (n)


The best, generally describing some sort of drug, alcoholic beverage, or food item, but can be used to describe a situation as well. Now that there's the shit! That was just the shit! [Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

the way forward (n)


The correct thing to do; an action appropriate to the situation. Most often used in the negative/sarcastic sense. I threw up on her dress.--clearly the way forward! She discovered that trying to chat up her tutor on the juice was not the way forward. [London School of Economics, London, UK, 1998]

thick (adj)


1. Having a nice body; attractive. Man, that girl is thick; I mean look at those curves. [Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, 1998; North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, 1998] 2. Really dumb, slow or stupid. She is so thick that she re-used his condom! [University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998]

thirsty (adj)


Exhibiting extreme desperation. He was so thirsty, he spent 6 hours on the internet looking for information. [Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA]

throw me a bone (phr)


Help me out; give me a chance. Come on, girl. Throw me a bone. [Wake Forest U., Winston-Salem, NC]

throw mud (v)


To defecate. have to go to the bathroom and throw some mud. [University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1998]

throw up the T (phr)


T stands for trick.  A girl who uses guys like pieces of meat and makes you think you have a chance with them, but in actuality, you don't.  You use the phrase whenever you see a girl that you positively know is a trick. (The phrase is meant to be followed up by a certain hand motion. This motion of using both hands to make a "T" (a.k.a. timeout in sports game) signifies that a trick has been spotted.  This is very important!  Also, the "T" is not a toy; use it ONLY when it is necessary.) There's Gina. Throw up the T. [Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH]

tick (adj)


Nice looking; wel-built. She is tick. [University of Luton, England, 1998]

tight (adj)


Very good; cool. Damn, that song is tight! [Cal
State Hayward
, Hayward, CA, 1999; Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1999; Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1999;Tri City Community College, Parma, OH, 1998; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1998; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1998; North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, 1998; Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH; Rice University, Houston, TX; Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA; University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA; Florida State University; CSU Hayward, Hayward, CA; Delta College, Lathrop;University of Washington, Seattle, WA; University of California at Davis, Davis, CA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

tightass (n)


Someone who is uptight; someone who is very particular; someone who is meticulous in following rules. That prof is such a tightass. [West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1999]

tip (v)


To leave; to go. Let's tip. [Pace, White Plains, NY, 1998]

tit bit nipply (adj)


Very cold; so cold your nipples get hard. It's a tit bit nipply today. [University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1998]



1. (adj) Huge, gigantic.; Man, Clinton sure looks titanic now. [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,1998] 2. (int) You¡¦re going down!  You didn't study? Titanic! [Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR]

tits (adj)


 Very good; well liked.  [Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

T-jones (n)


Parents or mother. I'm going to grub at my t-jones' house on Sunday. [St. Philips College, San Antonio, TX, 1998; University of Houston, Houston, TX]

toasted (adj)


Intoxicated.  [Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

tod (adj)


Someone or something stupid. E. g., That outfit is so tod. [Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 1998]

togged to the bricks (adj)


Dressed very well. My swing partner last nite was togged to the bricks. [Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, 1998]

tool (n)


1. New toy or equipment you bought. Dude, show us your tool. [Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR, 1998] 2. A stupid person; a dork; a loser. I am not going to date that guy; he is such a tool! [University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 1998; USMA, West Point, NY, 1998; University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL] 3. Slut, hoe, sleazy gal.  [University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA] 4. A clueless or lazy person or someone (usually a guy, but can be a woman as well) who hurts someone else (in relationships) because they either are oblivious, insensitive or don't know how to deal with the situation, etc. At Yale, we made the distinction between a tool and an asshole by saying that an asshole knows what he is doing and does it anyway (i.e. hurts someone); a tool doesn't realize or doesn't know how to avoid hurting the other person. You should never have even dated him...he is such a tool. [Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999]

toolbelt (toolbox, toolshed) (n)


1. Geek, dork, dweeb.  He is such a toolbelt; I don't know what she sees in him.   2. Overly pompous, obnoxious, self-centered. That prof is a toolbox. [College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, OH]

top piece (T.P.) (n)


Fellatio. She gave that man top piece in the back stair way of school during lunch. [Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, 1998]

tore back (to' back) (adj)


Looking bad usually after serious intoxication; a little more severe than to' up or to' up from the floor up. You are tore back today; where were you last night? [Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA]

tore up (to' up) (adj)


Not in order; messed up. After partying all night I was way tore up and so had to get a ride home. [Concordia University, Irvine, CA]

toss salad (v)


To lick someone's anus. I hear she tossed his salad last night. [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999; Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA]

tostito (n)


A fine Black man. There's some fine tostitos in there. [Temple University, Philadelphia, PA]

total z (adj)


Short for: total zero; it means acomplete idiot. He's a total z. [Dual Language School, Balatonalmadi, Hungary]

totally narley baby (adj)


Very good; very cool. My science project for that neato science fair was totally narley baby! [Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1998]

totty (n)


Attractive members of the opposite sex.  Check out the totty by the library. [Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland]

town/gown (n)


Descriptive term for locals-student relations. That guy over there ain't doing much for town/gown. [Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham universities, England, 1998]

townies (n)


Local high school students. Some townies threw eggs on some cars last night. [Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA, 1998]

T.P.T. (n)


Trailer park trash; a white poor person who lives in a trailer. Forget it; they're just T.P.T. [Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1998]

track (n)


House. I'm going to the track. [St. Philips College, San Antonio, TX, 1998]

trailer (adj)


Acting/looking like a white poor person who lives in a trailer. That girl is so trailer. [Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1998]

t-rashed (adj)


Extremely intoxicated. You're t-rashed; let me drive. [Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI]

tree (n)


Marijuana. Got some tree? [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1999]

tribe (n)


A group of friends or buddies. I'm meetin' my tribe in the quad after class. [Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL]

trick (tric) (n)


1. A female who plays relationship games; a female who plays games with a guy's head. Don't even worry; that girl's a trick. [Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 1999] 2. A person who is not cool.  She is such a loser--just a trick. [Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA]    3.  Usually a girl who sells her body for sex or a girl who performs sexual pleasures.  Don't ask her out; she's a trick. [Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1999; Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA] 

trick that (tric that) (phr)


Forget that.   Tric that; I'm leaving. [Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA]

trifling (trifilin', try-full-in)


1. (adj) Of no importance; not to be taken seriously; without status; lame. Who Frankie G.'s got a beef with me? I ani't worried, he's just triflin' loser. [Bunkerhill Community College, Boston, MA, 1998; John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD] 2. (v) To be sneaky, underhanded, deceitful or two-faced. (Mostly used to describe someone who gossips or talks about people behind their back.) We used to be tight but I found out she was triflin' and told everyone who I been with. [University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998]



1. (n) Something fun; something one does for amusement. It's his trip to go bar hopping. [Silliman University: Dumaguete City, Phillipines, 1998] 2. To go crazy.  [Hope College, Holland, MI; Rider University, Lawrenceville, NY]

trippy (adj)


An unexplained reaction from a person. She was totally trippy. [California State University, Hayward, Hayward, CA]

truck (v)


To knock someone over or run over someone. I trucked him in the hall. [Penn. State U., University Park, PA]

tru dat (int)


Yes, I agree.  I know what you mean. Tru dat; that exam was killer. [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI]

true (adj)


Trustworthy; loyal; faithful. Are you worried that he is going to narc on you? No, that dude is true! [Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1998]

tweaked (adj)


On crystal meth or cocaine. [University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, 1998]

tweaker (n)


1. A tweaker is someone who's been trippin' out lately. Don't ask her to study; she's a tweaker. [Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR] 2. Someone who uses methamphetamines. That party was full of tweakers. [Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR]

tweek (tweak) (v)


To flip out or trip balls. She tweeked when she found out we had to do a research paper in that class. [Penn State, State College, PA]

twisted (adj)


Very highly intoxicated. That Hennessey had me twisted at tha club. [St. Philips College, San Antonio, TX, 1998]

2.5 (n)


A security guard or university cop; essentially, police officer wanna-be's. Since they aren't a complete authority (full cop or 5.0), they are only half of a full cop - a 2.5. Man, University of Delaware 2.5's suck; Can't believe they give them guns. [University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1999]

two point one two (phr)


I'll be right back; I'll return right away. Going downstairs, two point one two. [Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1999]

two sandwiches short of a picnic (adj)


Crazy; not all there. He's got 3 personalities- definitely two sandwiches short of a picnic. [University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998]

222 (n)


Fellatio. You bitch give me a 222 now!!!! [University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1998]

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