26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using

1. A shape in a drape
A well-dressed person. “Usually she just wears jeans, but she sure is a shape in a drape in that dress.”

2. Bright disease
To know too much. “He has bright disease. Make sure he doesn’t rat us out.”

3. Claws sharp
Being well-informed on a number of subjects. “Reading Mental Floss keeps your claws sharp.”

4. Dixie fried
Drunk. “It’s Friday and the eagle flies tonight. Let’s go get dixie fried.”

5. Everything plus
Better than good-looking. “He wasn’t just built, he was everything plus.”

 

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