shife

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shife (comparative more shife, superlative most shife)

  1. (African American Vernacular) aggressive-looking, tough.
    • 1991, "Bust Down", Nasty Bitch (rap song)
      And he knew he was shife, he knew he was hype.
    • 1996, "UGK" (Chad Butler and Bernard Freeman), Diamonds and Wood (rap song)
      These jealous niggas looking at me and my car so shife.
    • 2004, "Trae" (Frazier Thompson III), Let Me Live (rap song)
      Let me live my life, y'all know y'all ain't right. / Niggas be so shife, can I do one thang.