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Cocky Talk USC Slang Dictionary


Welcome to Cocky Talk

Trying to speak a little cooler, feel hip and in the know? You’ve come to the right place.

This is Cocky Talk, a slang dictionary made by students for students at the University of South Carolina. Here you will find the slang words, phrases, and definitions most commonly used around campus in order to help you stay in the know and speak a little cockier. This dictionary was created by the Linguistics 205/University 201 class of Spring 2013. We present you with the first ever edition of Cocky Talk!

These words and phrases are used in just about every college setting so don’t be lame and get hip to our slang!

As you read through Cocky Talk, keep in mind that many slang words refer to topics that are taboo, illicit, and potentially offensive. You can read more about slang’s taboo nature here.