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Entry from November 13, 2017
Floss or Flossy (Canarsie, Brooklyn)

Canarsie, Brooklyn, is sometimes called “Floss” or “Flossy.” The name comes from the rap song “Brooklyn” (2007) by Fabolous, which contains the lyrics “Canarsie flossing.” A 2003 Urban Dictionary definition of “flossy” is “extremely flashy or showy.”

“Bed-Stuy fly, Canarsie Flossy!!!” was posted on Twitter on March 23, 2009.


Wikipedia: Canarsie, Brooklyn
Canarsie (/kəˈnɑːrsi/ kə-NAR-see) is a working- and middle-class residential and commercial neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, United States.

Canarsie is bordered on the east by Fresh Creek Basin, East 108th Street, and the BMT Canarsie Line (L train); on the north by Linden Boulevard; on the west by Remsen Avenue to Ralph Avenue and the Paerdegat Basin; and on the south by Jamaica Bay. It is adjacent to the East Flatbush, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and East New York neighborhoods.

Genius.com
Fabolous
John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper. His first music appearance was with his 2001 release Ghetto Fabolous. He is also known for his hit singles “Can’t Deny It”, “Young’n (Holla Back)”, “Breathe”, “Make Me Better”, “My Time” and “Throw It in the Bag”.

Genius.com
Brooklyn
Fabolous
Featuring JAY-Z & Uncle Murda
Produced by Versatile
Album From Nothin’ to Somethin’
Release Date June 12, 2007

(...)
[Outro: Fabolous]
Ha son!!! It’s a like it or not thing, nah mean?
This one is for Brooklyn, I’m in my Bed-Stuy fly, you know
Bushwick sick, I walk that East New York walk, Brownsville grill
Got my Fort Greene lean, ha ha, Clinton Hill chill, Red Hook look
That Flatbush push, nah mean Cypress Hill feel
Crown Heights tight with it, the Williamsburg swerve
Coney Island styling on ‘em, Canarsie flossing
Park Slope dope you know, ya dig?

Urban Dictionary
Flossy
Extremely flashy or showy.
by Anonymous February 28, 2003

Twitter
testingquestion‏
@testingquestion
@Diddyrundacity: where we givin it up @ this year for ur fizz? LoL. I’m on my Brooklyn shit all day!! (Bed-Stuy fly, Canarsie Flossy!!!)
8:10 AM - 23 Mar 2009

Twitter
Dariel‏
@Caught_in_life
Replying to @_HEARTBREAKERR
@LiqhtSkinCutie Cypress Hill Feel - Crown Heights Tight - Williamsburg Swerve -Coney island Stylin - Canarsie Flossy - Park Slope Dope 1:39 PM - 4 Dec 2009

Twitter
Lusty Avee‏
@AveLustyInPARIS
#BrooklynTweet BedStuy-Fly, Bushwick-Sic, Flatbush-Push, Brownsville-Grill,Clinton Hill-Chil, Canarsie-Flossy,Fort Greene-Lean, u no da rest
8:34 PM - 1 Jun 2010

Twitter
Gooney $aint ☠️‏
@_NickFly
We On Tht Clinton Hill Chill , Bedstuy Fly , Bushwick Sick , Williamsburg Swerve , Canarsie^ Flossy
3:38 PM - 6 Jun 2010

Twitter
Marsha Green‏
@CallMeMsMonroe_
@CanarsieFlossyC Ya you do that cuz i never understood what “Canarsie flossy” meant anyway =)
3:20 PM - 16 Feb 2011

Twitter
George J.‏
@GQ_Money
The Williamburg Swerve, Coney Island Stylin on em , Canarsie Flossy on em Park slope dope you know?
10:02 PM - 27 Nov 2011

Twitter
Inhabitelle Savant‏
@FretsandString_
Yes. I live in Brooklyn. Brownsville , Canarsie and BedStuy. Translation: The Ville , The Flossy & The Stuy . I can speak proper english
8:13 AM - 5 Oct 2012

Twitter
Dita .‏
@ColdHeartedDita
Brownsville = “ The Ville “
East New York = “ The East “
Bed Stuy = “ The Stuy “
Flatbush = “ The Bush “

Canarsie = “ The Flossy “ TF ?
8:44 PM - 5 Feb 2013 from Kentucky, KS

Twitter
F.U.T.W.‏
@Kiddos_Way
Bedstuy Fly
Bushwick Sick
Fort Greene Lean
Brownsville Grill
Clinton Hills Chill
Red Hook Look
Canarsie Flossy
Coney Island Stylin
7:27 PM - 12 Mar 2013

Twitter
wordiemazemix‏
@MazeMix
#FLATBUSH = THE BUSH
#CROWN HEIGHTS = THE HEIGHTS
#SHEAPSHED BAY = THE BAY
#BEDSTUY = THE STUY
#CANARSIE = FLOSSY -__- (HWWWWWWW)
5:10 PM - 30 Jun 2013

Twitter
Frank Gallagher‏
@Richkid_life
Why the gotta be from the floss? RT @smoothnchilled: Which one of u beautiful canarsie women trynna get me that uabbq bottle service?
7:19 PM - 18 Jun 2014

Twitter
Tweezy‏
@DaddyCool_823
WELCOME TO THE 1ST ANNUAL “CANARSIE DAY” aka DA FLOSSY !!!
Everyone is invited. Doing it for the… http://instagram.com/p/siT6RshU3H/
2:56 PM - 4 Sep 2014

Twitter
NOVA | ‏
@NovaScotiaNVS
Wtf is “the floss?” You mean Canarsie? 😂😂
10:32 PM - 11 Sep 2014

Twitter
Wavy Oracle ☥‏
@SleazoStayFloss
Who Flyer Then Canarsie ? Fab Gave Us The Name Canarsie Flossy Cause We Always Been Wavy And Lit In Brooklyn
9:03 PM - 13 May 2015

Twitter
EddFromTaleOf2Citiez‏
@edn3rd94
Fabolous is the reason they call Canarsie the flossy 💯💯 https://instagram.com/p/7ML3d1TfBI/
8:33 PM - 3 Sep 2015

Twitter
ziggy‏
@yennegan
Replying to @FunnyJulius
the nickname for Canarsie? Lol we call it the flossy
6:49 PM - 17 Jul 2016

Twitter
henny straight‏
@_jasminencole
Why do they call Canarsie the floss ? As long as I’ve been here I still don’t know
1:51 PM - 9 Oct 2016

Twitter
Rae La Soul 🌻 ✨‏
@out_RAE_jus
I swear dumb shit ain’t start happening until Fab said “Canarsie Flossy” 😪
4:33 PM - 28 Dec 2016

Twitter
roscoe‏
@ApexRoscoe
Niggas rename canarsie flossy cuz of that fab song Brooklyn lol
5:41 PM - 26 Jan 2017 from Brooklyn, NY

Twitter
Don.CTD‏
@_DonCee
Alright so I’m in Canarsie. And I still want to Know What’s This “Flossy” Shit about. 🤔🤔🤔
6:42 PM - 7 Mar 2017

Twitter
Jo.‏
@_leighan
Lol my New York friends, can you please explain that to me. How did Canarsie become “the floss”
11:26 PM - 29 Jun 2017

Caillou‏
@___idi
Jun 29
Replying to @_leighan
If you really from ny canarsie rhymes with flossy. Dnt quote me

Twitter
#RBSNewYearsDayParty‏
@LORD_LEEMZ
Fab said canarsie flossy and it took off in Brooklyn remix bmbut we been called it that before#RBSNewYearsDayParty added,
Beyblade 💅🏻
@Madesonee_
How did people get “The Floss” from “Canarsie”?
serious question
9:35 PM - 6 Jul 2017

Twitter
Broke‏
@scroogebosss
Little niccas that use slang like “ Wocky “ & call Canarsie “ the flossy “. I’m scared.
2:26 PM - 18 Sep 2017

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