Chiraq Slang – a guide to Chicago Street Gangs and nicknames of neighborhoods with some of the highest murder rates in the United States.
Chiraq Slang – Chicago Street Gangs
Furthermore, Here’s a gigantic list of names that certain blocks are referred to in South Side, Chicago, IL.
Interestingly, in Chicago gang culture, it’s a common practice to honor highly respected members (usually deceased), by adopting a set or block after their names.
Chicago Gang Slang Words
Additionally, here’s a list of common slang words and gang terminology specifically used in Chicago.
Drill – A drill is commonly referred to as killing another gang member, taken from former Chicago gangster Al Capone’s vocabulary.
Stain – A stain is an easy target or victim, usually referring to a robbery or some form of petty theft.
Shorty –A shorty is younger gang member, usually under the age of 18. Shorties are used to commit crimes, and do dirty work. Younger gang members are able to avoid adult sentencing, and usually brought to Juvenile court.
Shooter – Shooters are typically younger gang members, under the age of 18 years old. Typically, shooters have the most violent lyrics and are glorified in songs for their sheer violence and allegiance to their gangs.
On Foenem – Slang for friends, gang members, brothers, and only trusted friends.
Lick Squad – Just like our special forces have units designed for certain missions, gangs have members that specialize in armed robberies and home invasions.
Hit Squad – This usually consists of a group of experience shooters and hitmen who specialize in targeted killings to further criminal gang operations. This usually consists of 1 or more respected shooters who may have already committed a previous murder for their gang.
OG – Sometimes referred to as an “Original Gangster” or an experience older gang member who may act as a mentor, in Chicago, a mother or grandmother may be referred to as an OG. When young men grow up in households without father figures, but have a strong mother, women are more respected than older men.