Babylonian, (bab-i-LOW-nee-an) n., A white or Caucasian person. “I don’t like to eat when the cook is Babylonian.” [Etym., Rastafarian, from Old Testament biblical, the Babylonians were the people who enslaved the Israelites]

Baked, (baykt) adj. Under the influence of marijuana “I could tell he was half-baked but the rest of them were hella baked.” [Etym., drug sub culture]

Baller, (BALL-er) n., A highly praised and respected individual, someone who has a lot of money; someone who plays basketball well “The class of ‘03 is full of ballers.” [Etym., African American]

Bamma, (BAM-uh) n., a person that is weak, dresses out of fashion and or is pretentious “Hey, look at those Maryland bamma’s?” [Etym., spoken in and around Washington, D.C. area; possible originating from Ala-bama]

Bammer, (BAM-ur) n., marijuana that is weak, of low potency. “Hey, is all you have is bammer?” [Etym., drug sub culture] See: Shake

Bank (bank) n., Money. “She had hella bank in her wallet.” Also: Bank roll, a lot of money. Also: Bank, v., to punch. “He was getting’ banked on.” [Etym., African American]

Baseball (BASE-bal) n., v., adj., An answer to any question, having no relation to the question. “What is 2 x 2?” “Baseball.” [Etym., 90’s Berkeley]

Biotch (BEE-ach) n., derogatory word for woman or person, from “bitch,” female dog. “02, like what, biotch.” [Etym., Hip hop] Usage note: While biotch is widely used by males and females, this term, along with “bitch,” is a reflection of negative cultural values, contempt for women, and in some cases violence against women. It is found in much popular music.

Blessed sacrament (BLES-id SAK-ri-ment) n., marijuana, bot., cannabis sativa. “It’s time to take out the blessed sacrament.” [Etym., Rastafarian.]

Bling bling, (bling bling) interj., Shiny, sparkling with jewels or gold, good. “That ring is looking fly, bling bling.” [Etym., Hip hop]

Blood, (blud) n., Friend, person of the same race, family member. “Yo, blood, I’ll see you tomorrow.” [Etym., from blood brother, 60’s Black Nationalist.]

Blown up (blone up) v., To get paged excessively “Ten people have paged her in five minutes; she is getting blown up.” Also: (when pager is going off), “Hey, you’re blowin’ up!” [Etym., African American]

Blunt, (blunt) n., A large marijuana cigarette, or cigar. “He rolled a big blunt.” [Etym., Phillie Blunts are a type of cigar which are often purchased, the tobacco removed, and large quantities of marijuana are inserted.]

Bogard, (BOW-gard) v., To hoard, hog, or monopolize, especially a marijuana cigarette. “Don’t bogart that joint, my friend.” [Etym., Humphrey Bogart was a movie character who constantly had a cigarette in his mouth.]

Bomb (bahm) n., Marijuana, bot. cannabis sativa. “Hey, man, let’s smoke some bomb.” [Etym., drug sub-culture] Also: something good, excellent, superlative. “That’s the bomb.” Also: v., To erect a graffiti display, to paint a wall. “We bombed that train station!” See: Bomb the Suburbs.

Boo/boo boo, (boo) n., Pet name for your significant other. “Come on over and sit with me, boo.” [Etym., Hip hop]

Bootsy, (BOOT-see) adj., Bad, negative, hateful. “Man, I can’t believe you did that to me, that’s hella bootsy.” [Etym., Hip hop]

Booty, (BOOT-ee) adj., Bad, especially ugly or badly dressed. “He looks booty.” Also, the human buttocks, as in “booty call.” Also: booty huggers: overly tight fitting pants “That girl was wearing such tight booty huggers that she couldn’t even bend down.” [Etym., African American]

Bounce, (bauns) v., To leave an area, vacate, go away, spring back. “Hey, patna, let’s bounce from the spot.” [Etym., African American]

Break (brak) verb refl., to give up, surrender, as in cash or jewelry. “Break yourself for those stones.” [Etym., hip hop]

Breezy, (BREE-zi) n., Young woman. “What’s up with you and that breezy.” [Etym., African American]

Bro’, (broe) n., Brother, friend. “I’ll catch you later, bro’. Also: brougham, (BRO-ham), brother, high class person, named after model of Cadillac. [Etym., African American]

Bubblatin’ (BUB-el-ay-ten) present participle, Relaxing, hanging out, chilling with friends. “We weren’t causing any problem. We were just bubblatin’.” [Etym., 90’s youth culture]

Bud, (bud) n., The best part of the marijuana plant, where most of the oils and drug are concentrated. A word for marijuana, bot., cannabis sativa. “Hey, you have some great bud there.” [Etym., drug sub-culture]

Buggin’ (buggin) v., Worrying. “Why are you buggin’? You know she likes you.” [Etym., African American]

Bum out, (bum aut) n., Someone who is depressed, a loser, washed up, a stoner. “That guy is such a bum out.” [Etym., punk rock]

Bummer (bummer) n., A disappointment; unfortunate thing. “I’m sorry to hear about your new car, that’s a real bummer.” [Etym., hippy culture, 1960’s]

Bum-rush (bum rush) v., To invade, slam, sometimes unexpectedly “We bum-rushed him from the side.” [Etym., African American]

Buster, (BUS-ter) n., Someone who is foolish or disliked. “The president is a buster.” [Etym., punk rock]

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