Mellow out dude, disco sucks, disco queen, and streaking were all slang words, and phrases used in the 1970’s. Nixon was President, Saturday Night Live was more of a cult show.70’s slang words showcased the times, ending the love- ins of the 60’s, and made their way into the new wave of the 80’s. Get down on it, baby:
Bogus -Not fair.
Buff-Muscular and toned
Bummer-Bad news, depressed.
Burn out-This was used regarding a person who used too many drugs and “burned out”, or a person who was exhausted, and needed a vacation.
Chill-To chill out, take it easy, and hang loose.
Chillin’-70‘s slang word for taking it easy.
Cool-Awesome, Groovy, excellent.
Cut the cheese-farted.
Disco-The way people danced in the 70’s
Disco Sucks-Slang 1970’s term rock and roll people used in high school to slam the disco lovers.
Dork-The opposite of a cool, with it person.
Drag-Something that was dull, boring, uneventful.
Dude-Cool or awesome guy.
Flower Power-this was a major hippie thing, coming out of the Vietnam War era. It meant give out flowers, sing songs, and be nice, instead of killing people.
Foxy Lady-Hot looking woman, with major curves.
Funky-Cool, Funky was used to describe music, in the 1970’s
Good or Bad Vibes-just as it says.
Gnarly-1970’s slang for surfer dudes describing the waves that meant cool.
Groovy-Cool, neat, awesome.
Hang-Share space, hang out.
Hang Ten-Surfer’s slang term for hanging onto surfboard with your toes.
Hang loose-Waiting for someone or something to happen in a relaxed manner.
Hip-1970’s slang word for cool.
In the Groove-Slang term for dancing, and doing it with style.
Hustle-A type of dance.
Hustled-You were robbed out of your money by a crafty person
Get Down-Having sex, or dancing this is what K.C. and the Sunshine Band were singing about!
Man-Meant the establishment, that was anything bigger than one person, like government.
Man-Man could also be used at the end of a sentence to make a point.
Mellow-Relaxed usually because of sex, and or drugs.
Mellow out-Get relaxed.
My Old Man-referring to your boyfriend, husband. Guy you were living with in the 1970’s.
Neat-Does not refer to a type of Scotch, nope it means a lesser version of cool.
Neat-o-Nerdy people said this, meaning cool.
Nerds-Not cool people. Nerds are today’s geeks.
Pad-Place to live, usually meaning an apartment.
Pardy Hardy-Have a great time, and drink a lot, dance or do drugs, or all three.
Peace-Still used for half of the 70’s anyways, but then lost it’s meaning later on. Still used today, and was used throughout 80’s and 90’s by rock stars.
Peace out-Time to leave, still used today.
Peel out-Leave in a hurry in a car.
Right on!-1970’s slang for Cool! I’m with you on that.
Shag-To have sex.
Shagadelic-Good in bed
Shaggin Wagon-A van that was customized to have a bed in back.
Streak-Run around in public naked.
Sucka-Person who was hustled.
Ten-Four-Trucker slang for talking on C. B. radio that meant, “I got your message.”
Toke-Take a hit off a joint.
Tough-Really cool person, or item.
Wicked-Surfer’s term for high waves.
Wipe out-Surfer’s term for losing a wave.
Wired- A person that was high.
What’s Hanging-How’s it going?”
Jive Turkey, Zen and other 1970’s slang words were popular in the 70’s. Peace out, Baby!