This Week’s Word: Dummy

Surveying the latest in Yay Area hip-hop slang.

Pronounced: duh-mee

Part of Speech: Noun

As Heard On: E-40 & Stressmatic, “The Dummy”; Dem Hoodstarz, “Getz Ya Grown Man On”; Mistah F.A.B, “Super Sic Wid It.”

What It Do: 1) One who engages in the ritualistic practice of going dumb, i.e. acting like a damn fool for no apparent reason. 2) One who acts in an especially ostentatious and/or obnoxious manner in public. 3) One who vigorously engages in any aspect of hyphy culture, such as swangin’ the scraper or spontaneously erupting into vibrant dance moves.

See Also: Stupid, Retarded, Nutty.

Example: “Yo dummy, why’d you decide to ghost-ride the whip in front of the 5-0 station?”

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