Media Studies



  • adjective cheap and nasty, flashy or in bad taste. A public-school and Sloane Ranger term of disapproval, heard in the early 1980s.
  • noun cocaine. A euphemism from the international alphabet designation for the letter ‘C’, or simply a nickname. (The full form of the proper name, Charles, is occasionally used, usually facetiously, in Britain in this sense of the word.).
  • noun the Viet Cong personified. During the Vietnam War the military alphabet designation ‘Victor Charlie’ was shortened thus.
  • noun a friend. Recorded as an item of Sowetan slang in the Cape Sunday Times, 29 January 1995.
  • noun the penis