Want to know what Gloucester kids are really saying?

Check out this guide to GHS slang.

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OWEN HARDY, Staff Writer

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Walking through the halls of Gloucester High School, you are likely to hear a few different languages. Primarily, you will hear English. You are also likely to hear some Spanish, and perhaps, even a little Italian or Portugese. But you will also hear some English words  you may not be able to define.  These words are GHS slang. 

Word: BET

Definition: (noun) said when someone proposes something that you want to do

Example: “Wanna go to the library for lunch today?”

    “Yeah, BET.”

Word: BOP (not to be confused with “a bop” which means a good song)

Definition: (verb) to get in trouble; usually fairly serious 

Example: “What did I miss at school today?”

    “Dude, Kobs BOPPED like 10 people for vaping.”

Word: BRICK

Definition: (adjective) describes particularly cold temperatures 

Example: “Yo will someone open in a window? It’s mad hot in here.”

    “Nah don’t. It’s BRICK out.”

Word: CAP

Definition: (noun) said when you think someone isn’t telling the truth or you disagree with what they’re saying

Example: “Yo the football team actually won yesterday.”

    “No way bro. That’s gotta be CAP.”

Word: FACTS / FAX

Definition: (noun) essentially the opposite of CAP; this is said when someone is saying something that you completely agree with

Example: “Wanna go to Poseidon’s? I want a Zeus.”

    “FAX, let’s go.”

Word: MOOD

Definition: (noun) something that perfectly fits how one is feeling; agreement of mood 

Example: “I can’t do long-block algebra right now.”

    “MOOD.”

Word: MOW

Definition: (verb) to eat, usually a lot of food in a short amount of time 

    (noun) something delicious to eat

Example: “I heard it’s orange chicken for lunch today.”

    “Yes! I need to MOW.”

Word: NICE

Definition: (adjective) describes something that is of high quality or convenience

Example: “We’re playing volleyball in gym today.”

    “I’m NICE at volleyball.”

Word: PIFF

Definition: (adjective) similar to NICE, especially referring to something that is of supreme convenience

Example: “Yo we have a sub today for history.”

    “That’s PIFF.”

Word: RATTLED

Definition: (adjective) describes someone who is flustered or agitated by a given situation

Example: “How was your day?”

    “It was terrible, I failed my English test. I’m still RATTLED.”

Word: SHOOK

Definition: (adjective) describes someone or something in a state of shock or surprise

Example: “What did you think about Of Mice and Men

    “I was SHOOK when George kills Lennie.”

Word: SKETTI

Definition: (noun) a spaghetti dinner; usually as part of a sports team

Example: “Are you going to the SKETTI tonight?”

                “Yes of course, no way I would miss a chance to MOW garlic bread.”

Word: SLAPS

Definition: (verb) used to talk about something that you think is very good 

Example: “I just started listening to this song. Have you ever heard it?”

    “Yes, that song SLAPS.”