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21
The legal drinking age in the United States.

After Prohibition, the age was usually 18 depending on the state, but then in the 1980s President Reagan created a highway subsidy program which basically bribed the states under the condition that the drinking age was raised to 21.

As a result, immaturity, irresponsibility, partying, DUI, and bar attendance increased by an additional 3 years, which continues to this day.

When you compare America to European countries which don't have a legal drinking age, you realize that this behavior is irreversible in the short term and thus no politician will ever lower the drinking age back to 18. Except the Libertarian Party or maybe Ron Paul.
I'm 21, I'm too old for getting drunk and partying. Time to get a job.

-vs-

Hey, I'm 21, I can legally get Drunk! Let's Party!
by YouNYourM0mma July 06, 2009
 
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21
The age at which one is finally considered human.
by Anonymous August 07, 2003
 
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21
To '21' something is to quit it, to give up on something.
You're outside a nightclub with a long queue, you've been waiting for half an hour and they're still not letting anyone in. Your friend turns to you and says '21 it?', you nod and head home.
by conradblah March 11, 2009
 
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21
The magical age where it is legally ok to get incredibly drunk. At this time, a young adult spends most of his free time consuming vast amounts of alcohol in a variety of forms, saying that they're "making up for lost years."
by Fatass February 13, 2003
 
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21
The age of majority in the United States due to its stupid laws where not only you have to be 21 to drink, you also have to be 21 to stay at a hotel and rent a car (although some discriminating rental car companies won't let you rent until age 25)
This wonderful vacation is going bad since I can't even get a hotel AT ALL due to their stupid policies saying I have to be 21! This means I have to sleep on the floor, YUCK! Hope they won't check my ID at the bar because I am only 18...Oh wait, they did and I was denied entry...FUCK!
by NHRHS2010 June 15, 2011
 
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21
The magic number in the game of Blackjack.
Croupier: '21 - we have a winner'
CardShark: 'Pay me out my one-and-a-half, biatch'
by Rock DJ June 23, 2005
 
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21
The age at which people start asking YOU to go to liquor store instead of vise versa
I just turned 21 and everyone has been asking me to go to the liquor store
by Lonestar7474 May 31, 2009
 
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21
"You stupid!" "No I not!" "What's 9+10?" "21" "You stupid!"
by cudi_lehippy August 20, 2014