What Was the Most Popular Slang Term the Year You Were Born?

What Was the Most Popular Slang Term the Year You Were Born?

Unless you were really up on the trends as a FETUS, you’ll never know this.  But what was the most popular SLANG TERM the year you were born?

“Good Housekeeping” put together a list of the most popular terms for every year from 1926 to 2006.  Most of the older ones are things like “baloney” and “snazzy.”  We’ll start with the ’60s . . .

1960, “dullsville” . . . 1961, “bratty” . . . 1962, “drop-dead gorgeous” . . . 1963, “Mickey Mouse,” which meant goofing off at work . . . 1964, “aw shucks” . . . 1965, “grody,” which meant gross . . . 1966, “kegger” . . . 1967, “freak flag” . . . 1968, “bippy” . . . 1969, “out of sight.”

1970, “dorky” . . . 1971, “deadheads” . . . 1972, “guilt trip” . . . 1973, “carbo,” which is short for carbohydrate . . . 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, “that’s major” . . . 1985, “radness” . . . 1986, “studmuffin” . . . 1987, “couch surfing” . . . 1988, “F-bomb” . . . 1989, “trash talk.”

1990, “kewl,” spelled K-E-W-L . . . 1991, “tighty whiteys” . . . 1992, “NOT,” mostly because of “Wayne’s World” . . . 1993, “da bomb” . . . 1994, “Benjamins” . . . 1995, “as if” . . . 1996, “whatever” . . . 1997, “jiggy” . . . 1998, “phat,” spelled P-H-A-T . . . 1999, “bling.”

2000, “whassup?” . . . 2001, “whale-tail,” which is when your thong sticks out . . . 2002, “hella” . . . 2003, “peeps” . . . 2004, “muffin top” . . . 2005, “fo shizzle” and “fo sheezy” . . . and 2006, “sick.”  As in, “Dude, that shirt is so sick.”

(Check out the full list with definitions at GoodHousekeeping.com.)