The slang of SHS: part 26


Nolan Wollum poses with a dictionary for his annual slang article.

And we back. Another year of school at Sartell High School has commenced, and along with the new year, new slang also appears from numerous sources:  the internet, media, or someone’s own conviction! Also, along with a new year comes a new format, because yolo.  So you know how it ’bout to be. Let’s rise this school year and get this bread.


SMOKE noun

\ ˈsmōk  \

Synonyms: Trouble, Issue

“You don’t want no SMOKE, JT!”

SMOKE is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in the air, typically one emitted from a burning substance.” The dictionary version is not the same as the slang version, however, as this word takes on a whole new meaning in slang. Smoke can be used in a variety of ways, such as someone not wanting to have anything to do with you or your group. Smoke is the result of a confrontation that could result in trouble.