100+ Slangs and Nicknames for Meth

How many street names for meth do you know? Let’s find out!

Methamphetamine, the strong nervous system stimulant, has a wide range of street names and nicknames.

Interestingly, methamphetamine is not only used for recreational drug use but also for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity—who knew!

We have collected a huge list of names for methamphetamine, from “Scooby Snax” to “Elmo,” which as you will find out later, actually has a very good reason behind it.

But for now, let’s kick off our list of street names for meth with a few funny ones.

street names for meth

Popular Slang for Meth

Speed, crank, tweak, chalk, Tina, and gak are the most common street names for Methamphetamine. Here is a full list of popular nicknames for Meth:

  • Speed
  • Crank
  • Chalk
  • Wash
  • Trash
  • Dunk
  • Gak
  • Pookie
  • Cookies
  • Christina
  • No doze
  • White cross
  • Cotton candy
  • Rocket fuel
  • Scooby Snax

We classify the remaining nicknames of Methamephemine into categories that best describe the term.

Funny Street Names for Meth

Not all Meth nicknames are serious as these following ones prove.

  • Go-Go Juice – Some regular users rely on the energy meth can provide, much like Honey Boo Boo’s famous “Go-Go Juice.”
  • Pookie – Usually used to describe something cute so it’s somewhat oxymoronic to apply the name to methamphetamine.
  • Poor Man’s Cocaine – This comical name is often used because meth is cheaper than cocaine.
  • Honyock – An eastern European expression that describes a person as foolish, wild, or stupid, some traits that the use of meth may induce.
  • Chicken Feed – Very laughable, very inconspicuous and makes no sense whatsoever. Are we right?!
  • Gak – A term used to describe a messy substance or one that causes a mess.
  • Bathtub Crank – This name is used to single out bad quality meth.
  • Working Man’s Coke – Methamphetamine is known as a cheaper alternative to cocaine, one a regular working man would afford.
  • Screaming Alice – Cockney rhyming slang for “crystal palace.”
  • Chicken Flip – From the phrase “chicken flippin’” which is used to describe getting high on meth.

Unusual Names for Meth

These street names are used to totally obscure a conversation about meth in public:

  • Chunky Love – It is known that meth can induce feelings of arousal as if you’re in real “chunky love.”
  • Rocket Fuel – The effects of methamphetamine include feeling exhilarated, possibly as if you are powered by rocket fuel.
  • Para – An abbreviation of the word “paranoia,” an adverse and well-known effect that methamphetamine has on users.
  • Paran – As above.
  • Trash – Because no one would be inclined to listen in on a conversation about “trash.”
  • Garbage – Another word for “trash,” garbage isn’t so appealing.
  • Junk – A common name for any number of drugs including heroin.
  • Berick – A name used when a person is high on methamphetamine.
  • Tweaked – Because regular methamphetamine use can “tweak” the brain.

Appearance-Based Nicknames for Meth

Like all drugs, meth has a number of nicknames which are based on how the drug looks. Most of us have heard the terms “crystal” and “crystal meth,” but how about “tik tik”?

Here are our appearance-based nicknames for meth. Do you know all of these?

  1. Crystal – Methamphetamine is a white crystalline drug, so this name describes its raw form.
  2. Christmas Tree – The name used to talk about meth that has a green tint
  3. Crystal Glass – Pure meth often has a glass-like appearance, being almost reflective.
  4. Crystal Meth – The traditional, well-known shortened nickname for crystal methamphetamine.
  5. Blue Meth – The name for meth which has a blue tint.
  6. Chalk – When broken up into smaller pieces to be sold, the meth crystals often have the appearance of chalk.
  7. Chalk Dust – Very finely ground-up crystal meth looks like white dust.
  8. Boulder – The appearance of meth can be like small boulders when it’s in a large quantity.
  9. Glass – For the glassy appearance of meth.
  10. Blade – Defining the sharp edges of meth crystals.
  11. Tik Tik – A powdered form of methamphetamine

Women’s Names for Meth

Meth, like many other drugs, has many nicknames which are based on women’s names. There’s “lady” for heroin, “Mary Jane” for weed, as just a couple of examples. We do have to wonder, why drugs so often named after women!

  1. Christina – Like crystals, this name refers to the appearance of meth.
  2. Tina – A shortened version of Christina.
  3. Cris – This man’s name is a version of the well–known name Christina for women.
  4. Cristy – Another woman’s name used to talk about the drug as a person, rather than revealing users.
  5. Mary – Derived from the same first letter of the drug’s name but not so similar, often used to speak about the drug without others knowing.
  6. Mo – A male version of Mary.

Classy Nicknames for Meth

We’re going to come right out and say it: meth is not classy in any way, shape, or form. Neither are hard-core users. Nevertheless, there are a few nicknames for the drug that make it sound a bit fancier. Let’s take a look.

  1. G – Simple and undetectable, G is also a slang term for “the best.”
  2. LA Ice – LA is known for its classy, celebrity image and ice is the pure appearance of crystal meth. The two together make for the classiest, and most misleading, of nicknames for meth.
  3. Ice – This simple name is often used to talk about methamphetamine. It’s quite well–known.
  4. Quartz – The appearance of meth is much like that of quartz.
  5. Hot Ice – This impossible duo, “hot ice” refers the feelings meth can induce.
  6. Super Ice – Connotes the idea that effects of meth can be super for the user, combined with the ice-like appearance of meth.
  7. Shards – Crushed up crystal meth appears like shards of glass, which is the basis for this nickname for the drug.

Effect-Based Methamphetamine Street Names

Meth has some severe effects on users. These effects might be fun at first, but with long-term use, they often turn nasty. Users report severe withdrawal issues and also a few aggressive or violent tendencies when on the drug.

Unsurprisingly, there are a few effect-based nicknames for meth. Here’s our list:

  1. Speed – This particular drug can make the user feel very alert, edgy, and fidgety
  2. No-Doze – Regular methamphetamine use can affect regular sleep cycles, resulting in insomnia.
  3. Psycho – Negative effects of meth include drug-induced psychosis with extended use.
  4. Sleepy – Meth can prevent proper sleep habits or, during withdrawal, it can induce fatigue.
  5. Cloud – Meth can cause visual confusion and disturbances, much like being inside a cloud.
  6. Dope – Abbreviation of the word “dopamine.” Methamphetamine affects the production of dopamine in the brain, leading to feelings of short-term feelings of satisfaction.
  7. SpinnerMeth use can cause disorientation; meth acts as a “spinner” for the user.
  8. Go – “Let’s get some Go.” This name is both low-key while suggesting the way this drug includes a feeling of energy and get-up-and-go.

Cool Nicknames for Meth

Firstly, let us begin by saying that we do not think meth is cool. However, these nicknames for meth are regarded as cool:

  1. Getter – Someone hooked on meth can be described as a “getter,” someone who goes and gets what they want. In this unfortunate instance, meth.
  2. Getgo – Meth can cause a surge of energy, right from the get-go.
  3. Go Fast – Meth can lead to users feeling extremely awake, suggesting that the user can “go faster.”
  4. Desoxyn – The chemical term for the medical-grade methamphetamine used to treat ADHD.
  5. Rapid – This trendy name is suggestive of the fast-acting effects of methamphetamine.
  6. Hot Roll – Derived from the term “hot rolling,” meaning to get high off meth.
  7. Zoomer – Meth can make users feel as though they are zooming at fast speed.
  8. Monster – Derived from the phrase “meth monster” for someone who is a regular and addicted meth user.

Food-Based Nicknames for Meth

Meth also has a fair few food-based nicknames! Let’s take a look.

  1. Cookies – Cookies can be an addictive treat, much like the addictive nature of meth.
  2. Cotton Candy – This fluffy, sugary treat is addictive, much like meth.
  3. Icing – The ground appearance of meth is much like icing sugar.
  4. Sweets – This drug can cause feelings of exhilaration, much like the sugar rush of sweets can.
  5. Candy – The more Americanized version of the nickname “sweets.”
  6. Ice Cream – Who can love anything more than ice cream? For some, this is meth, of course.
  7. White Crunch – Some users choose to eat meth crystals for their effect; this can be a big white crunch.

Character/Production Based Nicknames for Meth

“Running around robbing banks all whacked off of Scooby snacks.” Remember that 90s song by the Fun Lovin Criminals?

Scooby snacks have become such a common nickname for a whole host of addictive substances that the Oxford English Dictionary—the bastion of English—added the phrase in 2016.

How many of these meth nicknames based on fictional characters have you come across?

  1. Scooby Snax – The unknown snacks Scooby and Shaggy from ‘Scooby-Doo’ are always eating are addictive, much like methamphetamine.
  2. Scooby Snacks – As above.
  3. Spun – From the 2002 film “Spun,” which depicts the running of a meth lab.
  4. Breaking Bad – The famous Netflix series in which Walter White, an unassuming middle-aged guy, starts up a meth lab, this isn’t the most inconspicuous nickname!
  5. Elmo – Kevin Clash, who voices the character “Elmo,” has been known to use methamphetamine.
  6. Pinkman – From Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman, this name is both catchy and unremarkable.
  7. Mickey Mouse – A code name used for methamphetamine.
  8. Trump – Often, the former American president’s name can be used to disguise conversations about particular drugs such as meth.

Celebrity-Based Nicknames for Meth

In many ways, it’s easy to feel sorry for celebrities. Not only are their lives lived in the public eye, but their falls from grace and drug use are publicly documented too.

It’s no surprise then that there are a few celebrity-based nicknames for meth. Let’s take a look:

  1. Lohan – From Lindsay Lohan’s surname, a celebrity who is open about her drug addictions.
  2. Downey Jr. – Robert Downey Jr. of Iron Man fame was arrested in 2002 for possession of methamphetamine.
  3. Capote – Truman Capote, the lauded American novelist, is said to have received meth pills from the same doctor who treated JFK.
  4. Monroe – Marilyn Monroe’s doctor, Max Jacobson, was said to inject her with a secret vitamin formula which many believe to have been methamphetamine.
  5. Hitler – Alongside morphine, Hitler was also prescribed a pill containing crystal meth.
  6. Britney – Britney Spears is known to have had a problem with meth in the past.
  7. Amy – British singer Amy Winehouse’s death was reported to be due to a cocktail of drugs, including methamphetamine.
  8. K. – Derived from John F. Kennedy who was reportedly given shots of methamphetamine to treat chronic back pain.
  9. Fergie – Stacey Ferguson has been very open in news stories about her past drug problems including an addiction to crystal meth.
  10. Rufus – As in Rufus Wainwright who is very open about past drug use in an attempt to prevent other people from spiraling down the same path.

Miscellaneous Nicknames for Meth

These nicknames didn’t quite fit into our other categories, but we certainly didn’t want to leave them out of our comprehensive list!

  1. White Cross – Not the biblical version! This is suggestive of the marks dealers may put onto their meth packages, so they are known and recognizable.
  2. Hiropon – A nickname for smokable methamphetamine.
  3. Batu – Smokable methamphetamine.
  4. Bikers Coffee – The name for a methamphetamine and coffee combo.
  5. Biz – Refers to a portion of a drug, such as meth.
  6. Bombita – This Spanish word means “little bomb” because meth can pack a punch.
  7. Cubic – Short for cubic zirconia the word for a poor man’s diamonds.
  8. Pervitin – The name for meth in Czech.
  9. Methlies Quik – An old street name for meth.
  10. Loco – The Spanish word means “crazy,” users of meth are often seen to turn crazy with harmful side effects.
  11. Crank – This name described the idea of “cranking up” which means shooting up drugs such as methamphetamine.

Combo Nicknames for Meth

Meth is often mixed with other drugs to make a cocktail or combo. Here are a few nicknames for meth combos:

  1. Croak – Cocaine, and methamphetamine combined
  2. Hugs and Kisses – A combination of MDMA and methamphetamine. We bet the comedown isn’t quite so nice!
  3. Mexican Speedballs – Crack cocaine and methamphetamine.
  4. The Five Way – Methamphetamine, cocaine, Rohypnol, heroin, and alcohol.
  5. Shabu – The name for meth combined with cocaine.
  6. Twister – Not the American candy but the name for crack cocaine and meth
  7. Fire – Crack mixed with methamphetamine.
  8. Ya ba – Meaning the ‘Madness Drug’ in Thai. It is a tablet containing a mix of low-grade methamphetamine and caffeine.

So there you have it, over a hundred nicknames for meth. If you think we’ve missed any meth slang, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “100+ Slangs and Nicknames for Meth”

  1. Pookie is not referring to cute and cuddly, it is a reference to Pookie from the movie New Jack City who was addicted to crack but was constantly in a tweaked out state much like one on Meth woule be.

  2. Hi, thanks for the post. Just let you know:

    1. Ya ba isn’t a nickname for methamphetamine.
    Ya ba are tablets containing a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine.
    Ya ba tablets typically are consumed orally. Users also place the ya ba tablet on aluminum foil and heat it from below. As the tablet melts, vapors rise and are inhaled (chasing the dragon). The drug also may be administered by crushing the tablets into powder, which is then snorted or mixed with a solvent and injected.
    Ya ba is typically produced in a round pill form. There are many different versions of ya ba, and the most common are red, orange, or lime green in color and carry logos such as “R” or “WY”. They are small and round, roughly 6 millimetres.

    2. Taleej is a famous street name for methamphetamine in Australia. Eye is also another one. A second name for ice.


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