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Common American Words
 
 

A list of American words used frequently, especially on the college campuses is enclosed for one's benefit.

Blue Book - (1) A manual, which lists fair prices for different years and models, and makes of used cars (2) A booklet with a blue cover and blank pages, used for writing essay-type examinations.

Buzz Off - To brush off someone rudely Can - Restroom or toilet

Cop - A police officer

Cut - Unauthorized absence from a class Dough - Cash or money

Dude - A person, usually male. Frequently used as a term of address among young men. Implies a certain degree of mutual friendship and respect. 

Fall - The onset of AFutumn season, typically: August/ September 

Fire - To fire someone'- to throw a person out of one's job

Freshman - A first year student at a high school, college or university 

FOB- Fresh Off Boat

Gas - Automobile Fuel 

Hairy - Difficult, hard to do

Hang Out - To gather in a casual and social manner

Homecoming - Football game where the alumni come backo campus 

Jock - An athlete

Junior - A third year student at a high school, college or university 

PC - Politically Correct.

Pig Out - To overeat

Pop Quiz - An exam that is not announced nor expected 

Quiz - A written or oral test, less formal than an examination

Rain Check - If one is invited out, but already has plans for doing something else, one may say, ' I will take a rain check' implying accepting the invitation at a later date

Senior - A fourth year person at a high school" college or university. 

Slacker - A younger person who does not work or go to school.

Sophomore -A second year student at a high school, college or university 

Trimester - A period of study consisting of approximately three equal terms of 16 weeks during the academic year.


 
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