Examples of juice
Examples of juice
Where does juice come from?
Sure, the drink juice is delicious, but juice has many other meanings. We’ll highlight a few.
Since the 1600s, juice has been slang for sexual fluids and alcohol. By the early 1900s, juice was slang for electrical power. By 1924, juice specifically referred to battery power.
Dripped in orange cause sis got the juice 🍊💦
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— Mια 🌸 (@AshleyBanks__05) November 12, 2018
In contemporary black slang, juice, perhaps influenced by its historical sexual and power connotations, is slang for qualities like credibility, clout, having the respect of one’s peers, and being sexually desirable, e.g., He’s got juice, he’s got swagger, he’s got the sauce. This use was popularized by the 1992 film Juice, which starred Tupac Shakur and followed the lives of young black men growing up in Harlem.
Many hip-hop songs have featured the slang juice, like Chance the Rapper’s 2013 “Juice,” Meek Mill’s 2015 “I Got the Juice,” and Janelle Monae’s 2018 “I Got the Juice.” In the latter, one verse proclaims: “My juice is so divine / Ain’t no juice quite like yours / Ain’t no juice quite like mine.” Monae’s juice also suggests sexual appeal.
Who uses juice?
Juice is common in black slang, though, thanks to the influence of hip-hop on the broader culture, juice has somewhat spread into the mainstream.
It is often used in the context of someone having (or not) the juice, e.g., We got the juice here at Dictionary.com, but don’t try to let it get to our heads.
Just because you have the "juice", doesn't mean you feed into it. There's a difference.
— Tkayy 🌷🏀 (@__clapfametkayy) December 21, 2016
Electricity, or energy in general, is also called juice. It’s commonly seen when power is lacking, e.g., My cellphone just ran out of juice.
One, of course, can put back a glass of orange juice, but being or getting juiced means being drunk. No take-backs for that one.