What Does NICKEL Mean in a Text?

A NICKEL is a coin worth ten cents. In slang, NICKEL means "Measure of Drugs" and "Five-Year Term."

Measure of Drugs

In the context of illegal drugs, a NICKEL is five dollars' worth of drugs (usually marijuana). For example:
  • Toni: How much do you want?
  • Jo: Give me a NICKEL.
  • Toni: Man, how am I ever going to earn my pension selling NICKELS?!

Five-Year Term

NICKEL is also used to refer to any term of five years, usually in prison, but also in the army, etc. For example:
  • Pat: How's your brother?
  • Lee: He's doing a NICKEL for Uncle Sam. What about your bro?
  • Pat: He's upstate, doing a NICKEL for selling NICKELS on street corners.

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meaning of NICKEL

"Measure of Drugs"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of NICKEL

"Measure of Drugs" is the most common definition for NICKEL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Measure of Drugs
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Five-Year Term" is another common definition for NICKEL.
Definition:Five-Year Term
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

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