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Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade

October 1994

The ability to understand current drug-related street terms is an invaluable tool for law enforcement, public health, and other criminaljustice professionals who work with the public. This document contains over 1,500 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity. Examples include "Woolah," which is a hollowed cigar filled with marijuana and crack "Kibbles & Bits," which is a term used to describe small crumbs of crack "Rave," which describes a party designed to enhance a hallucinogenic experience through lights and music "Skeegers," which can be used interchangeably with the term "skeezers" and means a crack-smoking prostitute "Wild cat," which is a term for methcathinone mixed with cocaine All terms are cross-referenced where possible. A single term or similarterms may refer to various drugs or have different meanings, reflectinggeographic and demo-graphic variations in slang. All known meaningsand spellings are included. No attempt was made to determine whichusage is most frequent or widespread. Different definitions for a singleterm are separated by semi-colons (;). The use of commas (,) and thecon-nective "and" indicates that the term refers to the use of thespecified drugs in combination.For source information, please contact the Drugs & Crime Data Center& Clearinghouse at 1-800-666-3332.

Alphabetical Listing

A                       - LSD; amphetamine
Abe                     - $5 worth of drugs
Abe's cabe              - $5 bill
Abolic                  - veterinary steroid
Acapulco gold           - marijuana from S.W.Mexico
Acapulco red            - marijuana
Ace                     - marijuana; 
PCPAcid                 - LSD
Acid head               - LSD user
Adam                    - MDMA
African black           - marijuana
African bush            - marijuana
African woodbine        - marijuana cigarette
Agonies                 - withdrawal symptoms
Ah-pen-yen              - opium
Aimies                  - amphetamine; amyl nitrite
AIP                     - heroin from Afghanistan, Iran, & Pakistan
Air blast               - inhalant
Airhead                 - marijuana user
Airplane                - marijuana
Alice B. Toklas         - marijuana brownie
All lit up              - under the influence of drugs
All star                - user of multiple drugs
All-American drug       - cocaine
Alpha-ET                - alpha-ethyltyptamine
Ames                    - amyl nitrite
Amidone                 - methadone
Amoeba                  - PCP
Amp                     - amphetamine
Amp joint               - marijuana cigarette laced with narcotic
Amped-out               - fatigue after using amphetamines
Amping                  - accelerated heartbeat
AMT                     - dimethyltryptamine
Anadrol                 - oral steroid
Anatrofin               - injectable steroid
Anavar                  - oral steroid
Angel dust              - PCP
Angel hair              - PCP
Angel mist              - PCP
Angie                   - cocaine
Angola                  - marijuana
Animal                  - LSD
Animal trank            - PCP
Animal tranquilizer     - PCP
Antifreeze              - heroin
Apple jacks             - crack
Aries                   - heroin
Aroma of men            - isobutyl nitrite
Artillery               - equipment for injecting drugs
Ashes                   - marijuana
Atom bomb               - marijuana and heroin
Atshitshi               - marijuana
Aunt Hazel              - heroin
Aunt Mary               - marijuana
Aunt Nora               - cocaine
Aunti                   - opium
Aunti Emma              - opium
Aurora borealis         - PCPB 

B-40                    - cigar laced with marijuana and dipped in  malt liquor
B.J.'s                  - crack
Babe                    - drug used for detoxification
Baby                    - marijuana
Baby bhang              - marijuana
Baby habit              - occasional use of drugs
Babysit                 - guide someone through first drug experience
Baby T                  - crack
Backbreakers            - LSD and strychnine
Back door               - residue left in a pipe
Backjack                - injecting opium
Back to back            - smoking crack after injecting heroin or heroin used after smoking crack
Backtrack               - allow blood to flow back into a needle during injection
Backup                  - prepare vein for injection
Backwards               - depressant
Bad bundle              - inferior quality heroin
Bad                     - crack
Bad go                  - bad reaction to a drug
Bad seed                - peyote; heroin; marijuana
Bag                     - container for drugs
Bag bride               - crack-smoking prostitute
Bag man                 - person who transports money
Bagging                 - using inhalant
Bale                    - marijuana
Ball                    - crack
Balling                 - vaginally implanted cocaine
Balloon                 - heroin supplier
Ballot                  - heroin
Bam                     - depressant; amphetamine
Bambalacha              - marijuana
Bambs                   - depressant
Bang                    - to inject a drug; inhalant
Bank bandit pills       - depressant
Bar                     - marijuana
Barb                    - depressant
Barbs                   - cocaine
Barrels                 - LSD
Base                    - cocaine; crack
Baseball                - crack
Base crazies            - searching on hands and knees for crack
Base head               - person who bases
Bash                    - marijuana
Basuco                  - cocaine; coca paste residue sprinkled on  marijuana or regular cigarette
Bathtub speed           - methcathinone
Batt                    - IV needle
Battery acid            - LSD
Bazooka                 - cocaine; crack
Bazulco                 - cocaine
Beam me up Scottie      - crack dipped in PCP
Beamer                  - crack user
Beans                   - amphetamine; depressant; mescaline
Beast                   - LSD
Beat artist             - person selling bogus drugs
Beat vials              - vials containing sham crack to cheat buyers
Beautiful boulders      - crack
Bebe                    - crack
Bedbugs                 - fellow addicts
Beemers                 - crack
Behind the scale        - to weigh and sell cocaine 
Beiging                 - chemicals altering cocaine to make it appear a higher purity
Belt                    - effects of drugs
Belushi                 - cocaine and heroin
Belyando spruce         - marijuana
Bender                  - drug party
Bennie                  - amphetamine
Benz                    - amphetamine
Bernice                 - cocaine
Bernie                  - cocaine
Bernie's flakes         - cocaine
Bernie's gold dust      - cocaine
Bhang                   - marijuana, Indian term
Big bag                 - heroin
Big bloke               - cocaineBig C                   - cocaine
Big 8                   - 1/8 kilogram of crack
Big D                   - LSD
Big H                   - heroin
Big Harry               - heroin
Big flake               - cocaine
Big man                 - drug supplier
Big O                   - opium
Big rush                - cocaine
Bill Blass              - crack
Billie hoke             - cocaine
Bindle                  - small packet of drug powder; heroin
Bing                    - enough of a drug for one injection
Bingers                 - crack addicts
Bingo                   - to inject a drug
Bings                   - crack
Birdie powder           - heroin; cocaine
Biscuit                 - 50 rocks of crack
Bite one's lips         - to smoke marijuana
Biz                     - bag or portion of drugs
Black                   - opium; marijuana
Black acid              - LSD; LSD and PCP
Black and white         - amphetamine
Black bart              - marijuana
Black beauties          - depressant; amphetamine
Black birds             - amphetamine
Black bombers           - amphetamine
Black ganga             - marijuana resin
Black gold              - high potency marijuana
Black gungi             - marijuana from India
Black gunion            - marijuana
Black hash              - opium and hashish
Black mo/black moat     - highly potent marijuana
Black mollies           - amphetamine
Black mote              - marijuana mixed with honey
Black pearl             - heroin
Black pill              - opium pill
Black rock              - crack
Black Russian           - hashish mixed with opium
Black star              - LSD
Black stuff             - heroin
Black sunshine          - LSD
Black tabs              - LSD
Black tar               - heroin
Black whack             - PCP
Blacks                  - amphetamine
Blanco                  - heroin
lanket                 - marijuana cigarette
Blanks                  - low quality drugs
Blast                   - to smoke marijuana; to smoke crack
Blast a joint           - to smoke marijuana
Blast a roach           - to smoke marijuana
Blast a stick           - to smoke marijuana
Blasted                 - under the influence of drugs
Blizzard                - white cloud in a pipe used to smoke cocaine
Block                   - marijuana
Block busters           - depressant
Blonde                  - marijuana
Blotter                 - LSD; cocaine
Blotter acid            - LSD
Blotter cube            - LSD
Blow                    - cocaine; to inhale cocaine; to smoke marijuana
Blow a fix              - injection misses the vein and is wasted in the skin
blow a shot             - injection misses the vein and is wasted in the skin
blow the vein           - injection misses the vein and is wasted in the skin 
Blow a stick            - to smoke marijuana
Blow blue               - to inhale cocaine
Blowcaine               - crack diluted with cocaine
Blow coke               - to inhale cocaine
Blow one's roof         - to smoke marijuana
Blow smoke              - to inhale cocaine
Blowing smoke           - marijuana
Blowout                 - crack
Blow up                 - crack cut with lidocaine to increase size, weight, and street value
Blue                    - depressant; crack                  
Blue acid               - LSD
Blue angels             - depressant
Blue barrels            - LSDBlue birds              - depressant
Blue boy                - amphetamine
Blue bullets            - depressant
Blue caps               - mescaline
Blue chairs             - LSD
Blue cheers             - LSD
Blue de hue             - marijuana from Vietnam
Blue devil              - depressant
lue dolls              - depressant
Blue heaven             - LSD
Blue heavens            - depressant
Blue microdot           - LSD
Blue mist               - LSD
Blue moons              - LSD
Blue sage               - marijuana
Blue sky blond          - high potency marijuana from Columbia
Blue tips               - depressant
Blue vials              - LSD
Blunt                   - marijuana inside a cigar; marijuana and cocaine inside a cigar
Bo-bo                   - marijuana
Bobo                    - crack
Bobo bush               - marijuana
Body packer             - person who ingests crack or cocaine to transport it         
Body stuffer            - person who ingests crack vials to avoid prosecution
Bogart a joint          - salivate on a marijuana cigarette; refuse to share
Bohd                    - marijuana; PCP
Bolasterone             - injectable steroid
Bolivian marching powder - cocaine
Bolo                    - crack
Bolt                    - isobutyl nitrite
Bomb                    - crack; heroin; large marijuana cigarette; high potency heroin
Bomb squad              - crack-selling crew
Bomber                  - marijuana cigarette
Bombido                 - injectable amphetamine; heroin; depressant
Bombita                 - amphetamine; heroin; depressant
Bombs away              - heroin
Bone                    - marijuana; $50 piece of crack
Bonecrusher             - crack
Bones                   - crack
Bong                    - pipe used to smoke marijuana
Bonita                  - heroin
Boo                     - marijuana
Boom                    - marijuana
Boomers                 - psilocybin/psilocin
Boost                   - to inject a drug; to steal
Boost and shoot         - steal to support a habit
Booster                 - to inhale cocaine
Boot                    - to inject a drug
Boot the gong           - to smoke marijuana
Booted                  - under the influence of drugs
Boppers                 - amyl nitrite
Botray                  - crack
Bottles                 - crack vials; amphetamine
Boubou                  - crack
Boulder                 - crack; $20 worth of crack
Boulya                  - crack
Bouncing powder         - cocaine
Boxed                   - in jail
Boy                     - heroin
Bozo                    - heroin
Brain ticklers          - amphetamine                                                      
Breakdowns              - $40 crack rock sold for $20
Break night             - staying up all night until day break
Brewery                 - place where drugs are made
Brick                   - 1 kilogram of marijuana; crack
Brick gum               - heroin
Bridge up or bring up   - ready a vein for injection
Britton                 - peyote
Broccoli                - marijuana
Broker                  - go-between in a drug deal
Brown                   - heroin; marijuana
Brown bombers           - LSD
rown crystal           - heroinB
rown dots              - LSD
Brown rhine             - heroin
Brown sugar             - heroin
Brownies                - amphetamine
Browns                  - amphetamine
Bubble gum              - cocaine; crack
Buck                    - shoot someone in the head
Bud                     - marijuana
Buda                    - a high-grade marijuana joint filled with crack
Buffer                  - crack smoker; a woman who exchanges oral sex  for crack
Bugged                  - annoyed; to be covered with sores and abscesses                           from repeated use of unsterile needles
Bull                    - narcotics agent or police officer
Bullet                  - isobutyl nitrite
Bullet bolt             - inhalant
Bullia capital          - crack
Bullion                 - crack
Bullyon                 - marijuana
Bumblebees              - amphetamine
Bump                    - crack; fake crack; boost a high; hit of ketamine ($20)
Bundle                  - heroin
Bunk                    - fake cocaine
Burese                  - cocaine
Burn one                - to smoke marijuana
Burn the main line      - to inject a drug
Burned                  - purchase fake drugs
Burned out              - collapse of veins from repeated injections; permanent impairment from drug abuse
Burnese                 - cocaine
Burnie                  - marijuana
Burnout                 - heavy abuser of drugs
Bush                    - cocaine; marijuana
Businessman's LSD       - dimethyltryptamine
Businessman's trip      - dimethyltryptamine
Businessman's special   - dimethyltryptamine
Busted                  - arrested
Busters                 - depressant
Busy bee                - PCP
Butt naked              - PCP
Butter                  - marijuana; crack
Butter flower           - marijuana
Buttons                 - mescaline
utu                    - heroin
Buzz                    - under the influence of drugs
Buzz bomb               - nitrous oxide