new jack adj.
1. superficial, flashy, meretricious.
|‘You Gots To Chill’ [lyrics] To the average MC I’m known as The Terminator. / Funky beat maker, new jack exterminator.|
|Brooklyn Noir 187: He had the aura of a champion boxer, a new jack Muhammad Ali.‘The Code’ in|
|Alphaville (2011) 293: This new jack nigga all muscled up and shit just outta jail a few months.|
2. in tune with the contemporary young black culture.
|New Jack City [film script] I need cops that know these streets. I need new jack cops to take down a new jack gangster.|
|Buppies, B-Boys, Baps and Bohos (1994) 72: The new jack swing of Teddy Riley and Tammy Lucas on ‘Is It Good to You.’.‘Cool vs. Chilly’ in|
|Source Aug. 154: Whether you’re an old-school biker or a new-jack rider, we’ve got bikes that’ll get the most burn this summer.|
3. naive, unaccomplished.
|Alphaville (2011) 221: I don’t want some new jack white kid rookie shooting me in the back.|
|Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 10: The day went on with me doing more new jack shit.|
(US black) Detroit, New York City or any other city with a thriving ghetto lifestyle.
|[film title] New Jack City.|
|Straight Outta Compton 62: [note] Although this is a fictional story, there is a New Jack City in every major metropolis in this country.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 155: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] New Jack City. Chocolate City. Soul City.|