A complete glossary for all important "Riverdale" terminals

Despite all the zombie and witch theories that make the rounds online, Riverdale has so far been a completely non-supernatural show. But despite the fact that the problems of the city are not paranormal, the dialogue sometimes leads in the strange realm. When they do not peep their speech with pop culture references – Blue jasmine, Betty Draper and Ansel Elgort have all been named – Riverdale children say things like "Here are the wheels, Baby Jane" and talk about a drug called Jingle Jangle. Here's a guide to every important phrase, place or thing mentioned Riverdale, to be updated as season three continues.

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American abundance. What they call American Express cards in Riverdale.

Aquaholics. Riverdale Highs water polo team. You would think that a city with such an urgent crime problem would not play so fast and loose with alcoholism tips.

Bean & Beluga. Shop where Veronica likes to buy chocolate cookies with chocolate almonds.

Bijou. Riverdale Cinema. Jughead and Archie go here every year on Jughead's birthday, but when Jughead became 16, Betty joined him instead.


Black hood. Serie dancer from season one final and most of season two. Even Betty's father Hal.

Blue and Gold. Riverdale Highs student-driven magazine. Betty and Jughead serve as the whole staff; Betty Mom Alice serves as an adviser.

Bride of Hobo. One of Cheryl's nickname for Betty. See also: Hobo.

Bughead. Betty and Jughead.

Bulldogs. Riverdale Highs Mascot. Also the name of the school's football team.

Choni. Cheryl and Toni.

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Chugmo. A wonderful named liquor store chain that was in conversation to buy Pop before Lodges took over.

Dark circle. Formerly Red Circle and more secretive. Also led by Archie.

Edgar Evernever. Farm leader.

Evelyn Evernever. Daughter of Edgar Evernever.

Falice. F. P. and Alice, aka the best couple in Riverdale every now and then.

Farm. A cult-like organization led by Edgar Evernever. According to Polly, "the farm saved" her. She is successful in joining Alice between the two and three seasons.

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Polly twins Juniper and Dagwood during a Farm ceremony witnessed by Betty.


Five seasons. Riverdale's most luxurious hotel.

Fizzle stones. 80s version of Jingle Jangle. In a flashback episode, Young Hiram (played by Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripas son Michael) shares the drug with the members of The Midnight Club, who met at the school at night to play Gryphons and Gargoyles.

Fox Forest. Local forest where Kevin likes to go on a cruise.

Gargoyle King. A giant, tree-like, possibly horned creature likely to control Gryphons and Gargoyles and is the main suspect in Dilton Doysy's death and possibly Ben Button, who jumped out of his hospital window in season three, episode two. By the flashback of season three, young Betty first met Gargoyle King at Riverdale High on Ascension Night while playing the game.

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Ghoulies. The Southside Serpents' rival gang. They are known for drug trafficking and are evil.

Greendale. A city adjoining Riverdale. It is on the other side of the Sweetwater River and is Sabrina Spellman's home. It is also where Mrs Grundy lived when she was murdered during the season two premiers.

Grind & # 39; em. The Riverdale version of Grindr.

Gryphons & Gargoyles (also known as G & G). A mysterious, deadly game played by Dilton Doiley, Ben Button and Ethel Muggs. In a season three flashback episode, it revealed that the parents of Riverdale teens played the first time in the late 80's when they were junior at Riverdale High.

Here are the wheels, Baby Jane. A Cheryl Blossom idiom that seems to mean, "Here's how it will be, bitch." It's probably a reference to the 1962 movie What happened to Baby Jane? with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as sisters with an extremely complicated relationship.

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Ho Zone. Riverdale lonely strip club.

Drifter. One of Cheryl's nickname for Jughead. See also: Bride of Hobo.

Innuendo. A gay bar in Riverdale, called "tragic" by Kevin.

Jingle Jangle. An illegal drug, possibly an upper. In 1969, Archie's fictional band Archies released a song called "Jingle Jangle." It does not seem to be drugs.

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In "Chapter fifteen: Nighthawks," Midge and Moose are seen jingle jangle like Pixy Stix. Reggie also says that the drug is a top and notes: "It will keep you in days, in several ways than one." So that's also Viagra? In "Chapter Sixteen: Watcher in the Forest," Toni Topaz describes it as a "highly addictive drip drug".

From season three, the ghoulies were jingle jangle under the watchful eye of a Hiram Lodge.

Le Bonne Nuit. Veronica's speakeasy under Pop's. It is French and serves mocktails just because its patrons are teenagers.

Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center. Where Archie earns a two-year sentence after accepting a speech agreement, despite being incorrectly accused by Hiram for a murder near the Lodge cottage.

Archie and his cellmate, the original crazy dog.


Crazy dog. What the caretaker at Archie's detention center makes him when his cellmate is mysteriously disappearing. Visas, every Food Dog is bound to fight in an underground ring of matches held during odd hours of the night.

Make my legs. What Archie says to Hiram in the season two final.

Night jogging. What Kevin calls cruising.

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Daddy Poutine. A mobster doing business with Hiram Lodge. Papa Poutine criticizes Pop Tates poutine and notes the lack of Quebecois cheeses. Unfortunately, that's not the reason why Papa Poutine is later murdered.

Pop Chock 's Shoppe. Iconic Riverdale diner owned by Pop Tate. Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead spend plenty of free time there, but it also makes adults. Hermione Lodge has worked there, Fred Andrews is taken there and basically everyone else has been in at least once.

Princess Etheline. Ethel's name when she plays Gryphons and Gargoyles.


Red and black. Southside Highs student-run newspaper, or at least it was to gang activity and jingle jangle shut it down. Jughead tries to renew it with the help of Toni Topaz.

Red Circle. Archie's completely stupid, disadvantaged troop of teenage vigilantes, formed in response to the Riverdale Police Department's presumptive inability to cope with crime in society.

River Vixens. Riverdale Highs cheerleading group. After Cheryl's departure, Veronica is currently the team captain. Betty is also a member.

Snake adjacent. What Betty promises to be for Jughead in season two so that she can invest in the worm's interests without actually becoming a worm. She later becomes her worm queen because she is genuine, it's a better title.

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Sisters of Quiet Mercy. Group home where Alice Cooper sent Polly after discovering that she was pregnant with Jason's twins. Alice also spent time during pregnancy with Betty and Polly's lost brother who were busy for adoption.

Snake Charmer. Penny Peabody's nickname.

Sticky maple. The method of finalization employed by some of Riverdale High's more disgusting students. It's about sending a photo of the girl you joined (or pretend to be) on social media, but with maple syrup photoshopped on her face.


Sugar Man. Longtime nickname of Riverdale's biggest seller of jingle jangle. The name belongs to many different men, but the latest is Southside High teacher Robert Phillips. Contrary to what Penelope Blossom told Cheryl when she was a child is Sugar Man not like "Sandman or Krampus" – he's just your average drug dealer.

The sugar man imagined by young Cheryl.


Sunnyside Trailer Park. Home of F.P. and Jughead Jones, located on the south side of Riverdale.

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Sweetwater River. Distribution line between Riverdale and Greendale. According to "Chapter fifteen: Nighthawks", it is a "straight shot" of Sweetwater to the Canadian border.

Thistle House. The second Blossom home, occupied by Cheryl and Penelope after Thornhill was burned down (by Cheryl). Penelope moved out (along with Clifford's twin Claudius) in season two.

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Thornhill from season three.


Thornhill. Blossom ancestral home. Destroyed when Cheryl burned it down at the end of season one.

Twilight Drive-In. Drive-in movie theater where Jughead worked and sometimes lived before it was demolished by Hiram, who bought the land it put on for his SoDale development project.

Varchie. Veronica and Archie.

Vughead. Veronica and Jughead, short when they hit the hot tub during season two.

Whyte Wyrm. Preferred previous hangout by Southside Serpents. It is remarkable both to have a totally crazy way to spell "wyrm" and be the place where Cliff Blossom shot his son Jason in his head. Hiram Lodge is currently the owner of Wyrm.

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