ORIGIN: not exactly
DEFINED: A stictly local slang term
used in the Greater
Charleston (SC) and Tri-County area (Charleston, Berkely, and Dorchester) in reference to NIKE AIR FORCE
ONE's. Not even other South Carolinians
use the term
"Willie Dees" to discribe their Nike Air Force
Ones. I repeat, this is a EXTREMELY LOCAL
USE OF TERMINOLOGY!
Most other South Carolinians
and non-South Carolinians
alike find out and learn about this term
while overhearing a conversation about Air Force
One's by two or more Tri-County residence or by hanging with
a Charlestonian--allowing them to slowly digest this and other slang
used in this city. This assimilation, or at bear minimum, understanding
of the Charleston Slang
and Unique dialect usually takes place on a college
historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina.
Used just as one would
to describe Air Force Ones
with any other slang
terms associated with these popular sneakers(A1s, 1s, AF1s, Forces)!
Ex: Eh, boi...you kno' dem new Willie Dee's
droppin' next week, ennit?
Translation: Hey boy, you are aware that those
new Nike Air Force Ones
are coming out next week, right?
'em Air Force Ones
/ We call
ALSO KNOWN IN CHARLESTON AREA AS: Wills, Willies (alternate spelling: Willys) or/and Dee's (alternate spelling: Dees)!