Shife vs Shide - What's the difference?

shife | shide |

As an adjective shife

is (african american vernacular english) aggressive looking, tough.

As a noun shide is

a thin board; a billet of wood; splinter.




(en adjective)
  • (African American Vernacular English) aggressive looking, tough.
  • * 1991 , "Bust Down", Nasty Bitch (rap song)
  • And he knew he was shife , he knew he was hype.
  • * 1996 , "UGK" (Chad Butler and Bernard Freeman), Diamonds and Wood (rap song)
  • These jealous niggas looking at me and my car so shife .
  • * 2004 , "Trae" (Frazier Thompson III), Let Me Live (rap song)
  • Let me live my life, y'all know y'all ain't right. / Niggas be so shife , can I do one thang.



    (Webster 1913)


    (en noun)
  • A thin board; a billet of wood; splinter.
  • A piece of wood; strip; piece split off; plank.