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When I was a kid in the 1950s, $4 = £1 - therefore, ‘alf-a-dollar’ = 2s6d pre-decimalisation. I can’t say I’ve heard that expression nor ‘dollar’ (£0.25 decimal) for a very long time.


Its origin appears to be from teen Black AmE, from the ‘50s. Is it used both as a noun and also as an adjective: L-7 (noun) also l-seven [the L and the 7 when put together form a SE square thus a pun on square n. (3b); the word can be accompanied by using thumb and forefinger extended at right angles, forming an L and a 7, and when the two are combined they ...


According to a Reddit post A square.. hence shape of L7 {} the origin is that the two adjacent characters L7 looks kind of like a square. It doesn't look very square when the riser of 7 is on an angle (as in most modern computer fonts), but if you write it vertically it's pretty close. I found a number of references with definitions (Urban Dictionary, ...


One of the entries above has the origin partially correct: "1969 Current Slang I & II 53: Humangous, adj. A unit of measure one size larger than monjorious.—Air Force Academy cadets." I once had a dictionary that gave the origin of humungous as being from some cadets at the Air Force Academy in 1959. The definition they had for this word that ...


"Yep" is an emote of Pepe on Twitch. "Yep clock" is a graphic of this emote and a clock.

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