How Groovy Are You With Your '60s Slang?


Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

The '60s were a time for people to chill out and make friends. In this generation of peace-loving hippies, political strife and staying groovy the world found a wealth of slang that would last even to this day. Take this quiz and challenge your knowledge of '60s slang.

A "flower child" was another name for what?

Hippies were also known as flower children. They favored free love and more natural lifestyles.


If someone is "knocked up" they are:

This '60s slang term for pregnancy is still commonly used today. It is a slightly vulgar way of saying someone is pregnant.


What does it mean to "crash?"

In the '60s, to crash meant to go to sleep. The phrase is used to this day.


What is a "flick?"

Movies were often referred to as flicks. They still are to this day.


Something that is "outta sight" is:

While this phrase is a little outdated, everyone still knows what it means. Something that is outta sight is fantastic and cool.


What was "chick" slang for?

Girls or women were referred to as "chicks" back in the day. Some consider this derogatory now.


A "pad" is where you:

Pad was a slang word for "place" or "house." You might say: "We went to Jim's pad after the movie."


Someone who is "blitzed" is _____________.

A blitzed person would have been incredibly drunk. For example: "Frank got blitzed at the bar last night."


If someone is "thicker than a $5.00 malt" they are:

Malts only cost 30 cents a piece back in the '60s. Someone said to be thicker than such an expensive malt was considered stupid.


Someone who has "screwed up" has made a _________.

This phrase dates back to the '60s. It can mean that you have made a mistake, you're messed up in the head or you are intoxicated.


Something that is "a gas" is:

In the '60s, this phrase was used to describe things that were a lot of fun. Someone back then might have said, "That party was a gas!"


If everything is "copacetic," then everything is:

Copacetic was a way of saying that everything was good. If everything is copacetic, then there are no problems.


Someone who is a "pig" works as a __________.

People still refer to police in this derogatory way to this day. It goes back to the 1960s.


To "boogie" meant what?

In the '60s, young people might have said "Let's boogie." This meant "Let's go."


"Racing for Pinks" involves:

This meant that two people would race in their cars, putting up the pink slips as a prize. The winner would get to keep the loser's car.


If someone calls you a "bozo," what are they calling you?

Bozo is a very old school insult. It's the same as calling someone an idiot.


"Cat" was slang for:

The '60s were the days when people referred to men as "cool cats." Cat was another slang word for guy.


People "scarf" ____________.

"Scarf" means to eat very fast. You might say "I'm going to scarf this spaghetti."


If something is "choice," it is __________.

Something choice was super cool or top notch. This could be used for both people and objects.


Something described as "boss" is:

If something was cool or excellent, it would have been described as "boss" in the '60s. It could be applied to anything from records to clothes to cars.


If you tell someone "Don't have a cow" what are you telling them to do?

This is one of several slang ways of the era to tell someone to calm down. Others include "Don't flip your wig" and "Don't sweat it."


Something "far out" is:

"Far out" is one of the most well-known '60s slang phrases. It can describe anything especially cool.


To "go steady" with a person meant what?

This old romantic term meant a lot during the swinging '60s. It mean to date only one special someone.


How does someone who is "jazzed" feel?

To be jazzed about something is to be excited about it. You could say, "I'm jazzed about going to this concert."


To "bug" someone means to do what?

This '60s slang is still commonly used. Siblings bug each other all the time.


What does it mean to "moon" someone?

Mooning started in the '60s. Rebellious youths would surprise people by dropping their pants and showing them their bare behinds.


Back in the day, "bread" was slang for _________.

Bread was slang for money. To this day, money is still sometimes referred to as dough.


If someone is a "panty waist" they are a:

This was another term to describe someone who wasn't cool. It could also be used to describe a mama's boy.


If something is "solid," it's:

Something that's solid is OK or all right. This can apply to people, situations and objects.


To "bag" something is to:

In the '60s, an office worker might have asked, "Hey, who bagged my chips?" It meant to steal.


"Threads" referred to _______.

Back in the day, threads were slang for clothes. It is still used, especially by clothing brands, to this day.


An "ankle biter" is a:

Babies and small children are still occasionally referred to as ankle biters to this day. It is not that common, however.


A man described as a "chrome dome" is:

This was a funny way of referring to bald men. It did not outlast the decade.


Someone who is "on the make" is looking for a new ___________.

Someone who had recently been broken up with and was looking hard for a new mate would be described as "on the make." It could refer to both romantic and sexual intentions.


In the '60s, a car referred to as "daddy's car" was:

This was used to refer to a car that was outdated and conservative-looking. It was something someone's parents would drive.


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