Pure, true, honest, or clean.
All six of her boyfriends think she's lily...
A neutral term for a person, but connoting someone tough and a bit dangerous. A thug or gangster.
Watch out for that basher, he was an Army ranger.
A drunk, especially one who's fallen on hard times. A wino or junkie.
That bubber sleeping in the alley spent his rent money getting drunk every night for a month.
An expression that means news, local gossip, the facts, the mood in the air. Chant is whatever everyone is talking about right now.
I went to the pub around the corner and asked the bartender for the latest chant going around the neighbourhood...
A generally naive, unsophisticated person. Someone easily robbed or conned out of money. A victim of cony-catchers.
Look at that cony, he looks like he just got of the bus from Nowhere, he'll be conned out of his shirt and shoes by the end of the day...
A slovenly fop; one finely dressed, but dirty. This term's also used to refer to mobsters, who appear nice on the surface, but are nasty thugs underneath.
Sure, the capo's son dresses nice, but he's a beau-nasty brute underneath that suit...
Great or best, highest in quality and value.
The really top-shelf stores are all on Rodeo Drive.