Green’s Dictionary of Slang

G n.

1. (orig. US, also gee) 1000 (usu. dollars or pounds) [abbr. grand n.].

[US]J. O’Connor Broadway Racketeers 182: They had me in the bag for nearly ten G’s.
[UK] (ref. to 1918) L. Duncan Over the Wall 21: I learned quickly that a dollar bill was a fish-skin [...] and a thousand dollar bill was a Gee.
[US]J. Tully Bruiser 235: I want five Gs in the referee’s pool.
[US]N. Algren Never Come Morning (1988) 231: He just win ten ‘g’s at Washington Park.
[US]H. McCoy Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 119: She needs doctors and nurses and a place to live [...] Take six or seven gees for that.
[US]C. Himes Crazy Kill 94: Val really thought he was going to get ten G’s from Johnny.
[US]W.C. Heinz Professional 223: It’ll cost them an extra ninety gees.
[US]Kerouac letter 9 Sept. in Charters II (1999) 382: Only hope you get enough money to realize the 2 G’s I owe you and THEN some.
[US]P. Thomas Down These Mean Streets (1970) 219: Suppose you had killed him for $75,000—would that have been worth it? Ain’t no bartender got 75 gees, I answered.
[US]E. Bunker No Beast So Fierce 119: ‘What’s the score worth?’ I interrupted. ‘Fifteen to twenty-five g’s.’.
[US]E. Torres After Hours 54: Walberto slipped me a gee.
[US]J. Wambaugh Glitter Dome (1982) 55: It was absolutely outrageous that the law was persecuting a guy like this for a lousy hundred G’s!
[UK]F. Taylor Auf Wiedersehen Pet Two 288: Don’t fret about the twenty-five gees.
[NZ]A. Duff One Night Out Stealing 131: I can buy three g’s worth and turn it into six—six? Hey, six grand, man.
[UK]C. Newland Scholar 135: I’m gonna save at least ten gee before I go anywhere.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Layer Cake 110: They each weigh him in at about twelve gee each.
[UK]Times Rev. 30 Apr. 23/3: Mr K. would receive ‘Gs’ – money – if he served ‘bird’ for saying Mr B. was not with him at the time.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Viva La Madness 32: If you [...] try to deposit over ten gee, they’re meant to inform the authorities.

2. (US gang) the multiple rape of a woman; usu. as pull a G, to engage in this [gangbang n. (1)].

[US]J. Allen Assault with a Deadly Weapon 62: All the boys would have sex with her. That’s called a gang bang, or pulling a G.

3. (UK black) a Giro cheque.

[UK](con. 1979–80) A. Wheatle Brixton Rock (2004) 31: Neither of them would receive any G’s from social security for a few days. [Ibid.] 37: Why the hell does my G have to come the same day as the blasted old people ram up the Post Office.

4. (US campus) a smart and attractive male.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Spring 3: G – sexy bachelor. From GQ, Gentlemen’s Quarterly.

5. (US black) a gangster.

[US]L. Bing Do or Die (1992) 231: A G won’t even take a youngster with him when he sets out to grab another G.
[US]Dr Dre ‘Deeez Nuuuts’ [lyrics] Check game from the notorious Compton G.
[US]Coolio ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ [lyrics] I’m the kinda G all the homies wanna be like.
[US]Noreaga ‘Flagrant Cops’ [lyrics] Hey yo the same old G.
[US]G. Pelecanos Shame the Devil 33: A tombstone, on which was written, ‘Larry Willis, RIP,’ and below that, his eulogy: ‘Heaven for a G’.
[US]50 Cent ‘In da Club’ [lyrics] Hoe’s down, G’s up.
Stormzy ‘Scary’ [lyrics] Wanna be a G? Real thugs don’t cry, man.

6. (US black, also gee) a friend, a partner; also as a term of address or praise.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Fall.
[US]D. Burke Street Talk 2 37: Yo G! Good ta go, man.
[US]L. Stavsky et al. A2Z 41/1: Let’s roll, gee. The crew is chillin’ at my boy’s crib.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 3: G – noun of address for a friend: ‘Yo, G, let’s go uptown’.
[US]P. Beatty Tuff 71: Hit this, G.
[US]J. Lethem Fortress of Solitude 113: You know this dude, G?
[US]A. Steinberg Running the Books 6: Inmates exchange intrixcate handshakes and formal titles: OG, young G, boo, bro, baby boy, brutha, dude, cuz, dawg, P, G, daddy, pimpin’, nigga, man, thug thizzle, my boy, my man, homie.
[UK]Observer (London) New Rev. 19 Feb. 7/2: Louis Theroux is a G [...] I take my hat off to him.

7. (US black) money.

[US]UGK ‘Ridin’ Dirty’ [lyrics] You get the case and they [i.e. the police] get yo weight and yo G’s.
[UK]‘Q’ Deadmeat 207: Them others is getting fat Gs for games.
[US]W. Shaw Westsiders 21: More words seem to be invented each week, faster than any Webster’s could keep track: ‘G’, ‘grip’, ‘bank’, ‘mail’ [...] It is the fecund vocabulary of desire.
[Aus]Cypress Hill Sl. Gloss. [Internet] g: girl, guy, gangster, money.
[UK]Dizzee Rascal in Vice Mag. at Hyperdub.com [Internet] Mac 10’s are getting quite common. People who are making g’s need Mac 10’s. Murder rates are going to go up bwoy.
[UK]K.Koke ‘Bring Me Down (Intro)’ [lyrics] Please friend, I don't wanna squeeze 10 / I wanna make g’s I don't wanna see pen.

8. a G-string.

[Aus] www.thepantsman.com [Internet] Otherwise, head to the billiard tables and watch them [i.e. girls] bend over to make that difficult shot in ludicrously tight pants and G’s.
[Aus]L. Redhead Cherry Pie [ebook] Then it was onto the stage to[...] unclip the g [...] before finally removing it with a flourish.

9. see G-man under G adj.1

10. see gee n.7

11. see Greek n. (8)

In compounds

G-man (n.)

1. a garbage man.

P. Kendall Army and Navy SI. 6: G man [...] 3 garbage man.
[US] ‘GI Lingo’ in AS XX:2 148: G-Man. Soldier attending to garbage on K.P.
[US]J. Wambaugh New Centurions 180: I can tell all my friends I’m a G-man, [...] G for garbage.

2. (drugs) a cocaine dealer.

[UK]Guardian Sport 8 Jan. 16: Every time you take part in one of Marco the G-man’s cistern sniffathons.
G-note (n.)

(US) a $1000 note.

[US]D. Runyon ‘Blood Pressure’ in Runyon on Broadway (1954) 78: They all have big coarse G notes in their hands.
[US]D. Maurer Big Con 297: g-note. A $1000 bill, used in making up the boodle.
[US]Lait & Mortimer USA Confidential 184: He always carries a stack of 500 G notes which he fondles as he talks.
[US]Ragen & Finston World’s Toughest Prison 800: ‘g’ note – A one thousand dollar bill.
[US](con. 1970s) J. Pistone Donnie Brasco (2006) 349: One’s kicking back to Trinny a G-note a week.
G-pack (n.) (also G-package) [abbr. package n. (4)]

(US drugs) a wholesale purchase of 100 vials of crack cocaine, which can be merchandised for $1000.

[US]E. Richards Cocaine True 115: We stuck ’em up, took like two thousand dollar and a couple of G-packages from ’em.
[US]Simon & Burns Corner (1998) 24: He and Corey would go to Bugsy or some other connect for a G-Pack or a New York Quarter.
[US]Simon & Burns ‘One Arrest’ Wire ser. 1 ep. 7 [TV script] Now there’s going to be a re-up of four G-packs in lowrise court.
Loski ‘Drill’ [lyrics] Re’d up on a g-pack, all of these cells that I hit to the b-cats.
G-stack (n.)

(US drugs) a pile of small bills worth £1000.

[US]‘Dutch’ ? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] YaYa [...] rubbed-banded the loose money into G-stacks.

In phrases

G-check (v.)

(UK Black) to identify strangers in one’s area .

[UK]Guardian 26 Apr. [Internet] He and his friends talked of “G-checking” strangers, to find out where they were from, of ‘Sids’ – plain clothes police – stopping and searching them; of ‘civilians’ – non-gang members – not being in danger.
Loski ‘Cool Kid’ [lyrics] G checks if them boy move shifty.
G off (v.)

(US drugs) to make $1000 in a day’s drug dealing.

[US]Prince Paul ‘Prince Among Thieves’ [lyrics] My first day I g’d off.
[US]‘Dutch’ ? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] KG tried to keep them hungry, giving them petty percentages while he G’d off with the lion’s share.
on the G [SE genuine]

(US black) honestly, sincerely.

[US]Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] on the G Definition: exclaiming something as the truth Example: Man I musta fucked 3 bitches last night, on the G.