Saucy (SAW-see) adj., attractive, fondly regarded, sweet. “Those new shoes are hella saucy.” [Etym., African American]

Scan’lous, (SCAN-lus) adj., From scandalous. Especially mean, evil, and cold-hearted. “That vice principal was scan’lous the way he picked on our group.” Also: scandocious (scan-DOSH-us) [Etym., African American, E-40 lyrics]

Schmabbin’, (SCHMA-bin) v. pres. participle, Driving fast, burning tire rubber when starting out. Also: driving around in the car with a group of friends, playing the radio loud, shouting out. “Yeah, we were straight schmabbin’ last night.” [Etym., 90’s youth culture]

Schmank, (shmank) interj., An exclamation to show distress or unhappiness. “Schmank! The prom tickets are sold out!” [Etym., 90’s youth culture]

Schmutz, (shmutz) n., A bit of food or dirt, usually on the face. “You have a little schmutz on your lip.” [Etym., Yiddish]

Scratch,(skrach) n., money, cash. “Gimme some scratch until tomorrow.” [Etym., African American]

Scuffed (skuft) adj.,(past participle of verb scuff), beat up, messed up, or ugly. “I came out of that party looking really scuffed.” [Etym., African American]

Set, (set) n., A group of friends. “We’re going to let her hang out with our set this weekend.” [Etym., African American]

Shady, (SHAY-dee) adj., Mean, unfair, untrustworthy, dishonest. “These small town police are shady.” [Etym., African American] See: shisty.

Shake, (shake) n., The less desirable parts of the marijuana plant, that which is left over, shaken onto the table, after the best part, the buds, have been taken out. “Hey, I can just give you some of this shake.” See: Bammer. [Etym., drug]

Shiselal, (SHI-ze-lal) n., stuff, goods, credit. “Man, help me out with some shiselal.” [Etym., 90’s youth]

Shisty (SHY-stee) adj., mean, dishonest, scandalous. “That guy is acting hella shisty.” [Etym., African American] See: shady.

Shorty, (SHOR-tee) n., Girlfriend. “I have the sweetest shorty.” [Etym., African American]

Shotgun, Also: shotti. (SHOT-gun, SHOT-ee), n., The front right passenger seat. “I called shotgun so I could pick the radio stations.” [Etym., Old west, stagecoach movies]

Sick, (sik) adj., Good or bad, depending on context. “Check out that outfit, it’s sick.” [Etym., African American]

Skank, (skank), n., Someone who is easily accessible sexually or behaves like a prostitute, a shallow person. “I can’t believe that she got with him. She is such a skank!” Also: skanky , adj., Disgusting, unappealing, dirty. [Etym., Hip hop]

Skeevy, (SKEE-vee) adj., Slimy, inappropriate “That skeevy guy over there is your boyfriend!?” [Etym., African American]

Skittle, (SKIT-tul) n., One who is of multi-racial ancestry and or appears to be so. Used primarily by females of white and black descent. “Sadie is one of my favorite skittles.” [Etym., African American]

Skrill, Also: skrilla, (skrill, SKRIL-a) n., money, cash. “I can’t go out unless I get some skrill.” [Etym., Berkeley High]

Slang, (slang) v., also pres part., slangin’. Variation on sling, slinging. To sell drugs, especially cocaine, especially on the street. “His brother is gonna go down, he’s steady slangin’ outside the apartments.” [Etym., African American]

Spew, (spew) v., To vomit or throw up “Sorry I spewed on your carpet.” Also: hurl [Etym., 80’s youth culture, e.g. Wayne’s World]

Sprung, adj., (sprung), To be seriously attracted to someone “He was sprung off her.” [Etym., Hip hop]

Stagin’, (STAJ-in) v. present participle, Showing off, bragging, putting oneself in the spotlight, usually in front of a crowd. “I was stagin’ tank in the courtyard.” [Etym., African American]

Stoned, (stond) v. past participle., High on drugs. [Etym., Ray Charles “Let’s go get stoned.”]

Stoner, (STO-nur) n., A person who uses drugs habitually. “I don’t hang out with him anymore, he’s such a stoner.” [Etym., 80’s youth culture]

Straight (up), (strayt up) adv., Truthfully, absolutely. “She straight up told me she likes that boy.” [Etym., Hip hop]

Strapped, (strapt) v. past participle. Carrying a weapon. “When Shaft went underground, he was always strapped.” [Etym., African American]

Stuntin’, (STUN-tin) v. present participle. Wearing expensive clothes and jewels to show that you have money to waste. “He’s always stuntin’ when he shows at the dance.” [Etym., African American]

Suck, (suk) v., to be bad, negative, hateful. “This school really sucks.” [Etym., 70’s youth; in modern usage, no sexual connotation]

Swanson, (SWAN-sun) n., coward, one who will back down when confronted. “What a swanson.” [Etym., African American]

Swerve, (swerv) n., Drunkenness. “I’ve gotta get my swerve on.” As verb, past part., swerved. “That guy is hella swerved, don’t let him drive.” [Etym., 90’s youth]

Swolles, (swolz) n., Muscles, from swollen. “That guy has some hella big swolles.” [Etym., African American]

Swoop, (swoop) v., To pick up, to meet up with. “I’ll swoop you at about 9 tonight!” [Etym., 90’s youth]

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