The system (slang)
Type: noun, slang
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.