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kickback

noun; other word formation type synecdoche
A very relaxed and chill party.
 
I'm not in the mood to dance tonight. Let's go to a kickback instead.
Etymology : Kickback is a compound of the words kick and back. It probably comes from the phrase “kick back and relax.” This phrase implies putting one’s feet up and not worrying about things for a while. So a very relaxed party could be a time for people to kick back and relax. Thus the term might have been applied to the type of party, so the semantic change is synecdoche. What was done at that type of party became the name.
Source : North Californian slang. October 2010
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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