New York City Slang: REAL URBAN DICTIONARY — NOT THAT TRASH ONLINE


Michael Writes

New York City Slang: REAL URBAN DICTIONARY — NOT THAT TRASH ONLINE
M.D. Wright
2.26.2012

    • Edited: 7.18.2014

… and it’s even borough/borough-section specific at times, which adds to the beauty of it all.

Outta town cats think we’re all kooks and weird with the slang. But the terms have real meaning and immediate understanding is formed between the speaker and the listener. Whether you are straight hood 24/7, or corporate/hood or a nerd who still knows what is being implied whenever you hear the slang, our slang is unlike any other. Some examples (not going to be an exhaustive list on my part, but as always, INTERACTIVE — with you, my readers) of the aforementioned slang words/phrases:

“OD/Ohdee/Odee, etc.”

Derived from the thought of simply “overdoing” something to the point of excess and annoyance. While I personally use the term with regularity, when I hear someone say “odee” every 10th…

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