real, the n.
the genuine article, esp. in the phr. what’s the real?, what’s going on? what’s the meaning?
|Bell’s Life in London 23 Dec. 2/5: Jem Ward for a lusty tureen [...] order’d to give ’em four quarts of the real.|
|F&H].Blacklog Studies 4: A cynic might suggest as the motto of modern life this simple legend – ‘Just as good as the real’ [|
|Street Players 48: That’s right, baby...the real will come out.|
(US black teen) honestly, sincerely, truthfully.
|Central Sl. 39: on the real [...] ‘I ain’t never carried no gun; on the real’.|
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] On the real (phrase) For real, I’m telling you the truth, and let me tell you something.|
|Tuff 181: On the real, though [...] We need a voice. One of us speaking.|