A not-quite affectionate term for negroes in the late 19th to early 20th century. Popularized in the cakewalk song "Whistling Roofus." Usage in this manner dropped off after the 1920's.
(Lyrics to Whistling Rufus)
This nigger would go to a ball or a party,
Rainy weather or shine,
And when he got there was a handsome nigger
After the chicken and the wine.
And when he got through with the chicken and the wine,
Then he whistled and he sung so grand
That they thought the angels' harps was a-playing.
And they called him the one-band man.
(Chorus): Don't make no blunder, they couldn't lose him,
For perfect wonder they had to choose him;
A great musician with a high position
Was whistling Rufus, the one-band man.
A word meaning 'cool' and 'awesome' created by the character 'Guy' in the movie "Never Been Kissed"
Whoa, the dance theme is so rufus!!
The 13th Apostle left out of the bible for being a black man.
Why was i left out of the bible? BECAUSE I'M BLACK! All the other 12 white boys got in.
my new, cool, hip word. spread it around like wildfire.
your disco barbie costume is totally rufus.
a partially smoked bowl of marijuana, usually found later by the same smoker
"I was about to repack the bowl, but it was still rufus"
A slang word used in the movie, "Never Been Kissed," created by a character, Guy, which refers to anything cool.
Friend: "That's rufalicious!"
Guy: "No, it's just rufus. It's not a gum."
cool, rad, beyond awesome
This prom is rufus!
a friend or pet that is so nice and funny, and whatever he does is cute
"I LOVE THAT BLACK LAB, RUFUS"