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The system (slang)

Type: noun, slang

Pronunciation: /the-sis-tem/

What does The system mean?

1. Unbeatable authority; the government or police.

The system Synonyms: Feds, Pigs, Cops, 12, Popo, Coppas, 5-0, Jakes

2. A jail or prison.

The system Synonyms: Can, Slammer, Up north, Cage, Pen, Box, Kennel, Central booking

Example sentence: “I don’t want to see my bro in the system.

The system in songs:

“They wanna see a nigga shot or see me in the system” – Kodak Black, Tunnel Vision.

“This is the life of another girl damaged by the system, These foster homes, I run away and never do miss ’em” – Kendrick Lamar, Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst.

“Five-oh lurkin’, no time to get lost in the system” – Havoc, Survival of the Fittest.

Fuck the system, I’m that nigga, bend the law, cut the rules” – Joyner Lucas, Lucky You.

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