A list of The Andy Griffith Show and Spin-Off Series Terminology
- Act like somebody: act good, behave.
- A-braggin': bragging
- A-gin: against
- A-tall: At all
- A-piling up: gathering a lot
- Arm an' a leg: an awful lot
- Back off: a long time ago
- Banger: banjo
- Blooey: the instance of a loaded goat exploding, as described by Barney
- Caterwauling: long wailing cries, as cats in rutting time.
- Chickie: person
- Clankered Up: Locked in jail
- Cleaning-ist: cleanest
- Clear as crystal: very clear
- Clink: another term for jail
- Clinky-dink: another term for jail
- Cotton: show affection
- Crocked: Drunk
- Diddly boo: next to nothing
- Diversifyin': Reducing risk by investing in a variety of assets
- Doohickey(s): thing
- Dough: money
- Downright: totally
- Do: party, as in "I'm having a little do at my pad"
- Fair to Middlin': Doing pretty good
- Falsifyin': lying
- Fellas: Men
- Fiberdegibit: Aunt Bee's term for "Nonsense!"
- Flapping you lip: Speaking out of turn
- Fell Off: Lost a lot of weight
- Fixin': preparing to perform an action/task; "I'm fixin' to get angry!"
- Gassed: Drunk
- Gas it up: Start talking
- Good sized cramp: debt
- Give me some Good: Kiss me
- Gitar (g ee tar): Guitar
- Heavy-up: raise
- Hick: country/goof
- Hickville: a small town
- Highfalutin': fancy
- High-old time: good time
- Inarculated: Inoculated.
- Interloper: a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.
- Jawin: Talk or have a conversation.
- Mighty: very
- Mollycoddling: Treat (someone) very indulgently or protectively.
- Mosein' along: moving along
- Motorcicle: Motorcycle
- Much obliged: thank you
- Moon: moonshine; illegal achohol
- Nave: Barney's way of saying "Naive", Naive meaning to be gullible.
- Naw: No
- Nip It in the Bud: stop some behavior or event from continuing
- Old country: England
- Opum it.: "Open it" said with the mouth closed on 2nd syllable of 'opum'. Andy said this to Aunt Bea about her letter from Roger Hanover. "Opum it! Opum it! Opum it!"
- Passed on: died
- Pasos: Mexican dollar
- Paw: Pa, Father
- Peach of an idea: very good idea
- Pickin at: teasing
- Pikers: A cheap person
- Plumb decent: really decent
- Poor as Job's Turkey: really poor
- Preachin' : church service
- Pretty Penny: expensive
- Reckon: "I suppose."
- Riled up: To stir up
- Rip-Snorter: A good, fun time
- Roll or Pay Roll: a large amount of money
- Rotten apples: mean, ornery people
- Rubes: hick, country
- Running with: dating someone
- Samoyas: The term is "semolians," a slang term for cash.
- Set of threads: suit or nice clothes
- Shazam: an expression used by Gomer when he is surprised or shocked
- Sheriffin': The discharge of duties as Sheriff (e.g. 3-8in' and 4-2in').
- Simmer down: calm down
- Smith Brothers institution: The Smithsonian
- Snoot full: being drunk
- Spattin': arguing
- Some smart: brilliance
- Soused: drunk
- Stow it: be quiet, shut up
- Strangs: Guitar
- Sugar: A warm greeting or a hug or kiss
- Sun up: when the sun rises
- Sun down: when the sun sets
- Talking ugly: Using swear words
- That's the time!: When something is highly agreeable
- Therapetic: Therapeutic
- Tiddly: Drunk
- Tick a lock: Keep quiet and don't talk about something
- Twang box: Brisco Darling's way of saying "guitar"
- Twixt: Be'Twixt (between) two people.
- 'Tween: Between
- What-cha: What are you? or possibly asking what a person is "up-to"?
- Worsh: Wash
- Worsh line: wash line, clothes line
- Winder': window
- "What's the damage?": "What do I owe you?"
- Yappin': talking
- Yonder: A distance away