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Most Popular Slang Words of the 1970's

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compiled a list of some of the most popular slang words or phrases that popped up in the 1970's. These are my favorites - can you think of more?

Rated 17 points - posted 4 years ago by working-girl-usa in category People.
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Smokey Report Abuse
Policeman
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Can You Dig It? Report Abuse
Can you understand it?
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Also common was: 'Do you dig it???' Said emphatically or with an extended 'o' in 'Do'...
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Bitchen Report Abuse
Something really cool
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what freak wow thats crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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what a word
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Groovy Report Abuse
Really cool - the coolest of cool!
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Catch you on the flip-side Report Abuse
See you later -
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Spaz Report Abuse
Someone clutsy - stupid acting - one of my favorites!
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The Man Report Abuse
Anyone in authority - popular term for any government agency
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Tripping Report Abuse
Insane action
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Dude Report Abuse
A person - guy or girl
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Dig Report Abuse
Really like something
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Decent Report Abuse
Really great!
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Bad Report Abuse
Refering to something really good
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Hip Report Abuse
In style
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Far Out Report Abuse
Very cool or hip - one of the most used slang terms in the 70's that I can remember!
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Drag Report Abuse
Something that was bad
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Baby Report Abuse
A term of endearment for someone you love - this term really caught on ecpecially in musical venues
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Totally Report Abuse
Definately - a very popular term in discussions
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Funkadelic Report Abuse
awsome and funky at the same time
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what is that
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Get Down Report Abuse
Dancing
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Chill Report Abuse
relax - take it easier
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Cool! Report Abuse
An agreement - as a 70's girl - I still use this term alot!
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Catch My Drift Report Abuse
Do you understand - One of the most popular reponses after expaining something
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BAM! Report Abuse
The Ultimate Coolness! This has become a very popular keyword in advertising because they are going after the 45-50 year old audience!
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Awsome Report Abuse
Very cool - One of the most popular ways to to agree that something
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you spelled *awesome wrong.
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Blow off Report Abuse
to ignore or avoid something or someone - [opular term in breaking up with somone or not going to class
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Trollin Report Abuse
Somethin really dank
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Dream On Report Abuse
a response to something unrealistic
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My favourite modifier to this was meatball to add emphasis, as in: 'Dream on, meatball!' Crushing if you're 7 years old and unused to 'Dudespeak' in the playground...
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Jive Turkey Report Abuse
Surprisingly common to hear, even if used ironically. To be called it, especially at the ages of 6-9 in the schoolyard or corridor on the way to lessons, was the ultimate mark of peer disapproval...
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Bogart Report Abuse
being greedy with something or holding on too long
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You know Report Abuse
One of the most popular and well used phrases - the 70's version of todays "um"
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To the Max Report Abuse
The best it can be
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Catch you on the rebound Report Abuse
Was popular in that era
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Dy-no-mite Report Abuse
Awsome
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oh ya!!!!
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Backatcha! Report Abuse
Same to you!
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