Slang of the 50’s part 2

Cast an eyeball To look
Cat A hip person (Beats)
Chariot Car (Beats)
Cherry Originally, an unaltered car. Later, anything attractive (hot-rodders, originally)
Chrome-plated Dressed up (hot-rodders, originally)
Circled Married
Classy chassis Great body
Cloud 9 Really happy
Clutched Rejected
Clyde Term of address, usually for a normal person (Beats)
Cook, cookin’ Doing it well
Cool Indefinable quality that makes something or someone extraordinary
Cool it Relax, settle down
Cooties Imaginary infestations of the truly un-cool
Cranked Excited (Beats)
Crazy “Like crazy,man” Implies an especially good thing
Cream Originally, to dent a car. Later, to badly damage (hot-rodders, originally)
Cruisin’ for a bruisin’ Looking for trouble
Cube A normal person
Cut the gas Be quiet!
Cut out Leave
Daddy-O Term of address (Beats)
D.D.T. (Drop Dead Twice) Response: What, and look like you?
Deuce A 1932 Ford (hot-rodders)
Dibs A claim – as in “got dibs” on that seat
Dig To understand; to approve
Dolly Cute girl
Don’t have a cow Don’t get so excited
Drag (hot-rodders) A short car race; (Beats) A bore
Duck Butt or D.A. Hairstyle of greasers where hair in back is combed to the middle, then with end of comb, make a middle part.
Earthbound Reliable
Epistle Letter
Eyeball Look around
Fake Out A bad date
Fast Someone who was sexually active
Fat City A great thing or place; Happy
Fire Up Start your engine (hot-rodders)
Flat out Fast as you can
Flat-top Men’s hairstyle. A crewcut which is flat across the top
Flick A movie
Flip To get very excited
Flip-top A convertible car
Floor it Push the accelerator to the floor (hot-rodders)
Fracture To amuse
Fream Someone who doesn’t fit in
Frosted Angry

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