(US black) feeling well, happy, at one with the world, esp. as a result of taking drugs or drink.
|Duke 3: That’s the way I dig it. I do it nice.|
|Scene (1996) 10: I used this mornin and I’m still nice.|
|Snakes (1971) 56: Let’s put on some sounds while we got our heads nice.|
|Corner (1998) 123: I’m nice [...] What can I say? I have skills.|
|Source Aug. 48: The Dog’s a little nice right now; he doesn’t mean what he’s saying.|
1. often as admonition, to be friendly or considerate, to behave oneself.
|West Side Story I i: You’re gonna make nice with them PRs from now on.|
|Bug Jack Barron 26: Make nice, Jack, baby, he warned himself grimly.|
|Fantastic Four Annual 11: Awright spoilsport – I’ll make nice with our little guests – fer now!|
|Patriot Game (1985) 24: It’s a little under fifteen years, if you make nice and don’t stir up any ruckus.|
|Split Decision [ebook] Now that I didn’t have to worry about making nice with Whit, I could let that tiger out of its cage.|
2. to curry favour, to act in a friendly manner (whether or not one means it).
|Love Is a Racket 49: What are you trying to do? Make nice so I’ll go soft on you?|
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 105: Mom wanted to make nice. Alibied her pride and joy.|
3. to caress.
|Tattoo of a Naked Lady 121: She made nice with my nads.|
|Drop Dead, My Lovely (2005) 178: A woman comes along and says lets make nice.|
SE in slang uses
see under bit n.1 (3b)
(US campus) a good-looking man or woman.
|Campus Sl. Mar.|
see good egg n.
(US campus) used ironically by men, a sexually permissive woman.
|Current Sl. III:3.|
an attractive, if over-made up and over-dressed young woman.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|
see good people under people n.
see under eye n.
1. (W.I.) to improve, dress up esp. to ingratiate oneself.
|(con. 1940s) Jamaica Labrish 97: Go train up strong an fit, / Nice up yuh self, look boasify, / Galang go do yuh bit.‘Solja Bwoys’ in|
|White Talk Black Talk 116: The aim especially being to brighten up the party [...] to ‘nice up the dance’.|
2. (UK black) to improve, to make things good for.
|Dirty South 32: To further nice up my wallet [...] I was also shotting [...] anywhere else where skunk was craved.|