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Test Your Knowledge of Bounce Music Slang

Ahead of Season 2 of 'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce' on Fuse, see how well you know the phrases and slang heard throughout the bounce music world

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    Jesse Knish

    Marathon the entire first season of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce tonight at 8/7c on Fuse, and remember to catch Season 2 starting June 11 at 11/10c! Find Fuse in your area.

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    Define: "duffy"

    "Duffy" is a simple word Big Freedia & Co. made up to encapsulate the phrase "Go hard or go home." The queen diva wanted a powerful word for a song she was working on and the track "Duffy" was born. In a sentence: "It's the final game in the championship, we need to go duffy on the court!"

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    Define: "glocka glocka"

    "Glocka glocka" is a name for the sexy kind of dancing—aka the kind not appropriate for kids. In a sentence: "While Big Freedia and Katey Red were preparing for their first children's concert, the divas discussed how there should be 'no glocka glocka' and would go light on the extreme booty bouncing."

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    Define: "giggin'"

    "Giggin'" is one of the biggest parts of Freedia's world! The singer uses this word to sum up when she's going hard on the touring circuit. In a sentence: "My best friend is a singer and I won't see her all summer since she'll be giggin' all over the East Coast."

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    Define: "buku"

    "Buku" is a term used to mean "a lot of." There's even a Buku Festival, its name chosen to describe the blend of genres and music styles. In a past interview, Big Freedia was asked to describe what there is "in buku" at her live show. She responded with, "Buku ass, buku fun, buku everything!" In a sentence: "Do you want some pizza? I have a buku amount of slices after only one person showed up to my pizza party."

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    Define: "pamper shake"

    Doing "pamper shake" dancing means you're keeping things proper and family-friendly. If you're a bounce-music-slang guru, you would say it's the opposite of "glocka glocka." In a sentence: "Sure, she can shake her ass, but she can also pull out a fun pamper shake when kids are around."

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    Define: "diva-ish"

    A favorite term of bounce music pioneer Katey Red who prounounces it "dee-ver-ish," "diva-ish" is a way to describe something that you love. In a sentence: "I am absolutely obsessed with this song, it's diva-ish."

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    Define: "girl, down"

    "Girl, down" is an exclamatory phrase you'll hear Freedia & Co. use throughout the show and in interviews. People seem to use it in a similar way to how people say "Ooh girl" or "Ohh boy." In a sentence: "I have something juicy to tell you. Girl, down."

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    Define: "to beat"

    If one wants something "to beat," that means making sure it's awesome. In a sentence: "Big Freedia had a big concert and needed to make a great impression. She told her hairstylist, 'I want it to beat!'"

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    Define: "layed"

    "Layed" refers to making something layered and stacked up high. Big Freedia's manager Renee Moncada-McElroy uses the word when describing how she wants Freedia's hair to look, referencing Little Richard's famous pompadour. In a sentence: "Your hair is so layed today! I think you are two inches taller!"

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    Define: "elevated"

    Feeling good? No! You're feeling "elevated"! While on their way to perform on a private island in Brazil, Freedia uses this word to describe her and her team's feelings while riding on a boat to the show. In a sentence: "I got a pay raise AND the cute guy on the bus asked me out today. I am absolutely elevated!"

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