New American Dictionary of Collegese:  1963



Here is another one of those attempts by journalist "squares" to understand the lingo of youths.

Many more entries at the link.
Posted By: Paul - Wed May 31, 2017
Category: Languages, Slang, Teenagers, 1960s





Comments
We called organic chemistry "orca," like a killer whale.
Posted by Chris Randolph in Philadelphia on 06/01/17 at 12:06 AM
Funny how the definition of "psyched out" is different here from what is usually used, as in "to fool, to gain the upper hand over someone."

I still have a "tool's tool" from my high school days. I had a shadow box frame made and mounted it and the instruction manual inside. It hangs over my desk with a label "In Case Of Electric Failure = Break Glass".
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/01/17 at 07:28 AM
In my parlance, "psyched out" means to be intimidated by something. On the other hand, "psyched up" or just "psyched" means to be excited or expecting success.
Posted by RobK on 06/01/17 at 10:39 AM
Heard of a few of these. "Take gas" is beatnik, I think.

I carry my old slipstick boating with me. So, in case (when) all the electrical stuff fails, I can still navigate.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/02/17 at 01:29 PM
Can't trust a dictionary that misspells Worcester.
Posted by ges on 06/03/17 at 11:32 PM
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