Slang

MSN.com has dug up what they claim is the most popular slang word from years past:


1955 – Cool
1956 – Nit-picker
1957 – Endsville
1958 – Nuke
1959 – Hot dog
1960 – Dullsville
1961 – Bratty
1962 – Drop dead (in a positive way, like “drop dead gorgeous”)
1963 – Mickey Mouse
1964 – Aw, shucks
1965 – Grody
1966 – Kegger
1967 – Freak flag
1968 – Bippy (from the TV show “Laugh-In”
1969 – Out of Sight
1970 – Dorky
1971 – Deadheads
1972 – Guilt Trip
1973 – Carbo (as in carbo-loading)
1974 – Motorhead
1975 – Detox
1976 – Hardball
1977 – Brewski
1978 – Pig out
1979 – Nostalgia-fest
1980 – Frizzy
1981 – Chill pill
1982 – Buff
1983 – Beat box
1984 – Major
1985 – Radness
1986 – Studmuffin
1987 – Couch surfing
1988 – F-bomb
1989 – Trash talk
1990 – Kewl
1991 – Tighty Whities
1992 – Not (as in “You look great – not!”)
1993 – Da bomb
1994 – Benjamins
1995 – As if
1996 – Whatever
1997 – Jiggy
1998 – Phat
1999 – Bling