Dressing as low-class as one dares, dining at a down-scale eatery, and attending a low-brow entertainment event
"We celebrated Buffy's birthday with a white trash outing to Mickey Dee's and a pro wrestling match. I plastered the makeup on, wore a skimpy midriff top, and brought her a Hostess cupcake with a candle on top!"
A bright green color like that seen in Kente cloth
"Man, dig that soul green satin shirt on Alonzo!"
A state in which a married couple merely separates and dwells in different abodes without the benefit of legal proceedings
"I aint payin' for no lawyer, Billy Bob, so ya jest pack it up "n' move on outta here! We'll jest have to make do with a hillbilly divorce!"
A white person, usually a young guy, who tries to act black and overdoes the whole deal. (Like the candy bar, he's white on the outside and brown on the inside.)
"Look at that Scott with his droopin' pants 'n' gangsta gait! He's a total zero bar!"
Acting or looking like typical denizens of poor, black, urban neighborhoods. Often used by well-bred black folks to describe ethnic-group members who behave obnoxiously, don garish attire, or sport badly coiffed hair.
"Marie, would you just listen to those loud-talking Negroes over there! They're so ghetto!"
In modern usage, a polite term sometimes employed by black people to avoid using the word nigger. Meant to be derogatory, it denotes deep disrespect and disapproval.
"Did you know that Negro voted straight Republican in the last election?!"
Adjective applied primarily to clothing: sloppy, ill-fitting, or badly tailored
"Child, you are not going out in that jakey-looking skirt! Why, it's at least three inches longer in the back!"