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lean

noun; zero derivation semantic change
a drink of prescription cough syrup mixed with soda
 
Known by many other names, lean was popularized in the Houston area by the rap and hip hop community during the late 20th century. Other names include purple drank, sizzurp, and drank. Lean was given its name because it causes loss of balance and physical/psychological disorientation.
Etymology : zero derivation of "lean"
Source : "sippin' lean" ("Otherside" by rapper Macklemore, 10/2010)
Last modified: 3 December 2011


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