1. to sunbathe; thus backform. rays n.
|CUSS 182: Ray [...] Rays, bag [...] Rays, catch [...] Rays, cop the [...] Rays, get [...] Rays, gorp up the [...] Rays, grab some [...] Rays, lap some [...] Rays, soak in the [...] Rays, take in [...] Rays, take some Sunbathe.et al.|
|(con. 1950s) Age of Rock 2 (1970) 101: I dunno, whaddya wanna do? Catch some rays.‘The Fifties’ in Eisen|
|Tales of the City (1984) 159: He needed all the rays he could get.|
|Further Tales of the City (1984) 71: I’ll catch some rays in the courtyard.|
|Campus Sl. Mar. 6: Soak some rays.|
|Teenage Wasteland 58: It’s a warm spring afternoon. A good day to cop some rays.|
|Street Talk 2 2: Have you heard their latest hit, ‘Baggin Some Rays on the Beach with My Homey?’.|
|(con. 1986) Sweet Forever 36: Kids played Frisbee and caught sun and walked bandanna-clad dogs.|
|‘Ackrite’ [lyrics] It was just one of those days / when I wanted to catch sunrays.|
|Crumple Zone 160: Hi baby you’re probably out soaking up the rays.|
|Mothers Milk 48: Jilly’s poolside, catching some rays.|
|UNC-CH Campus Sl. 2011.(ed.)|
2. (US teen) goodbye, a feasible alternative farewell in sun-drenched California.
|‘Valley Girls’ on Paranoiafanzine [Internet] So congrats! You’re ready to take your place among totally warm babes and viscious dudes alike! Catch some rays!|