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Want to know how we talked in the Sixties, Read On ......                           pop sayings 1960s
1960's slang words  






Day-glo a florescent paint used to give a psychedelic effect
Dead Head a fan of the Grateful Dead
Defoliant not new to the 60's but widely discussed because of Vietnam and Agent Orange
Dick replaced "jerk" as meaning bad or stupid (Richard - dick - Nixon)
Do Your Own Thing just what it says, usually had a social implication
Dove anti war, a pacifist
Dude each generation defined it a little different, in the 60's it was a guy friend
Duh! a sarcastic exclamation in response to an obvious statement
60s slang words  
Electric used as an adjective to describe something that was psychedelic
Exactamundo exactly with a Latin ending for emphasis
Experience Jimi Hendrix took this word to a whole new level in 1967
1960s slang  
Far Out very popular phrase meaning wonderful, amazing or just simple approval (used much more frequently than in the 50s)
Fat signifies something good or best
Fickle Finger of Fate from Rowan and Martin 's Laugh-in
Finger (verb) to betray or turn someone in to the authorities
Five-O means police or law enforcement (from the 1968 tv show Hawaii Five-O)
Flashback any sudden memory (not necessarily drug related)
Flip Out to loose your cool, getting over emotional
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee a phrase by Muhammad Ali to intimidate his boxing opponents
Flower Child a hippie
Flower Power the power of peaceful, natural and free lifestyle
Fragging a Vietnam War term involving a fragmentation hand grenade
Freaked Out scared or crazy
Free Love making love (sex) freely - whenever, wherever and with whom one wishes
Friggin used as an adjective in front of almost everything in the sixties
Full of It someone who is incorrect or outright lying
1960s slang  
Gassed drunk, high or generally out of it
Generation Gap although not new it was much more acute during the 1960's
Get a Grip to take control of your emotions
Get Real get serious, don't fool yourself
Go Ape to do something crazy or out of the ordinary
Go-Go dancing, nightclubs and perceived decadence
Granny Glasses round or octagonal either wire rimmed or rimless
Groovy good, pleasing, pleasant - something that is right
1960s slang  
Hacker exceptional computer programmer, the first hackers were good guys
Haight-Ashbury an intersection in San Francisco associated with the hippie movement
Hair - the Musical a Broadway play about the 1960's hippie culture
Hanoi Jane name given to Jane Fonda after visiting N. Vietnam
Hassle to bother, disturb or persecute someone
Have a Nice Day a satirical way to indicate mindless thoughts
Head a person who does drugs
Head Shop store that sold drug paraphernalia and counter culture items
Heat refers to the police or any law enforcement
Heavy serious, profound or thought provoking
"hell no, we won't go" the most used anti-war chant and slogan
Hemp used to make rope and marijuana
High one could feel euphoria through experiencing life or by using drugs
Hip to be in the know, to be cool, good, with it, happening
Hippie members of the counter culture who were thrust into the spotlight primarily because of their anti-war activism
Hit a drag off of a marijuana cigarette

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