Well let's get started shall we?
Maybe the most important word in the native slang dictionary is PAYMENT.
Payment (noun) - A payment of monies
that is given to an indian USUALLY on the day of, or after, his or her 18th birthday. Similar to the white mans payment, cept
Squaybe (verb) - The act of getting so drunk you can't remember if you were ar Jambi's party or the pow-wow.
Stiff (adj.) - Similar to Squaybe, but this usually happens
when its just a few friends and a case.
Errrrrrrrrrr (Adj.) - 1. A word that is used to discribe someone or something that is disgusting.
2. A word that is used to discribe something that is obsurd.
Also see - ICK (Adj)
Ace (adj.) - Ace is the equivilant of the white mans' 'cool'.
Yous Guys (pl. noun) - Used to direct a question towards
2 or more people. I.E. "YOUS GUYS want some more frybread?"
Frybread (noun) - An indian culinary delight. Dough that is made, fried in crisco, and devoured.
Squawdog (noun) - A hot dog embedded in frybread.
ICK (adj.) - A word that is used to display disgust.
HOWAH (many uses) -
1. A word that is used by an awestricken native,
may be heard several times at a pow-wow, after payment, or when a bargain is found i.e. "HOWAH, you's guys should go down
to betty's house, shes selling frybread for a doller, i think thats really crazy."
2. A word used to inspire youngters
when they have done something 'ace'.
I.E. "HOWAH jerry, that sand-castle you made is really ace."
An expression used when a native is suddenly frightened.
I.E. "HOWAH, you really scared the shit out of me."
Get (adj.) - Used to describe something that is not in fashion, outdated, or just not ace enough. I.E. Jimmy's payment car
is pretty GET.
Cri \Ka - reye\ (a noise) -
1. It's a noise made when a native american hears something
that they are appauled by.
2. If a story that is supposed to be funny is told, and it
really isn't all that funny, this would be a normal response.
Ingyeh \ing-gaw\ or \ing-yeah\(another noise) - A noise made by one native when another native says something
out of context, or just goes overboard.
Note: Aye, or Nay could possibly subsitiute here.
Sav \like salve\ (noun) - 1. A person who must,
by nature, do everything as ghetto as possible.2. a person who
eats too damn much too damn fast I.E. "Fuck, that SAV james came and ate all the frybread before i even got to the birthday
3. A person who shows up on your couch and lives with you,
with no job.
Den (i haven't a clue) - Simliar to the white mans' 'then',
but is mostly used at the end of a sentance. I.E. "Well, if we can't get any nuggets, what do you guys have DEN?"
Crazy (Adj.) - Can be used to discribe a person, place, or event.
I.E. "Jimbi's parties are really crazy." or "Cri, that looked really crazy!"
Gaga (noun) - Native-Americans use this to scare their kids
into doings things that they are supposed to do, and keep them from doing things they shouldn't. Similar to the white
'boogeyman'. I.E. "J.R. don't go down there or the gaga will get you."
The Rez (noun) - This phrase refers to a native american
Rezzy (Adj.) - Used to discribe something that is defective,
or just plain ol' broke-ass. "Not only is Jimmy's payment car GET, it's also REZZY."
Rez Bomb (noun) - A broke-ass car owned by a native,
for either purpose.
1.To get to the store or a freinds house.
2.To make it to the next biggest town.
Note: Watch Smoke Signals to get a good idea of a REZ BOMB, you'll know it
when you see it
Ty-yah and Goodnuff (no clue) - Used by another when someone
inflicts an injury upon oneself due to an act of stupidity. I.E. "Hey Grandma, i cut my leg when i was jumping off the
slide.", Grandma says "Goodnuff" or "Ty-yah"
Hikes (no clue) -
1.This word is usually used when someone who has missed out
on something, just realised it. I.E. "Jeez, i really missed out at Jambi's party eh?" reply "Yeah you did, HIKES."
2. Also used when you don't get what you paid for in town, but are already
back on THE REZ. "I didn't even get the book with my game, HIKES."
Jeeeeeez (no clue) - Used when expressing annoyence or displeasure
with another native. I.E. "JEEEEEEZ, why did u melt my barbie? CRIIIII."
f'realz \fo-reelz\ (pro.) - a shortend version of 'for real?'
usually asked in moments of disbeleive.
Mann - Used liked jeez, except you should direct it to the
person at fault.
Old Man/Lady (noun) - A term of endearment for native couples.
Example: "I can finally go and party cuz my OLD MAN/LADY went to the cities this weekend."
Snagging (verb) - The action of riding around in your REZ BOMB looking for a new OLD LADY/MAN, cuz the other one left your
Shacked up (verb) - To be living with, concurrent with OLD MAN/LADY.
Ojibwe wedding ring (noun) - A big red mark on your neck to show that you have an old lady/man.