SLANG
GLOSSARY

Defining "slang," shortened phrases and terms from NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.

"Black-out" or "Blacked out"

To consume so much alcohol or drugs, one loses consciousness.

"Bouncer"

A person employed by a nightclub or similar establishment to prevent troublemakers from entering or to eject them from the premises.

"Cig"

Short for "cigarette."

"Coke"

Short for "cocaine." Cocaine is a tropane alkaloid and stimulant drug

"Crunches"

The crunch is one of the most popular abdominal exercises. It works the abdominal muscle.

"D.M."

A direct message sent through social media applications or through the phone.

"Dior"

A designer fashion brand.

"E"

(Ecstasy) a psychoactive drug primarily used for recreational purposes. The desired effects include altered sensations, increased energy, empathy, and pleasure.

"Dubbing"

Avoiding

"Edibles"

Edibles are food products infused with marijuana.

"Growth Hormone Deficiency"

Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a condition caused by insufficient amounts of growth hormone in the body. Children with GHD have abnormally short stature with normal body proportions.

"Hospitality"

Relating to or denoting the business of housing or entertaining visitors. This term pertains to the industry consisting of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

"Instagram" or "Insta"

Instagram is an American photo and video sharing social networking service/phone application.

"Mack"

To seduce or flirt with.

"O.D."

Take an overdose or have too much of a drug.

"People-watch"

To observe or study the movements and body language of people in a general vicinity.

"Props"

Respect or credit due to a person.

"Revolver"

A pistol with revolving chambers enabling several shots to be fired without reloading

"Roofie"

Past-tense: "Roofied"

A drug that can cause extreme drowsiness (or "blackouts") - a sedative and hypnotic drug that can be weaponized to take advantage of people.

"Salud"

Spanish slang for "cheers! (To your health)"

"Shrooms"

A mushroom, especially one with hallucinogenic properties.

"Smirk"

A smug, conceited, or silly smile used to charm.

"Trippin'"

Slang for "worry about"

"Tryna"

Slang for "trying to"

"Vamo"

Informal Spanish slang for "let's go" or "we go."

"Wanna"

Slang for "want to"