A slightly embarrassed coda
to a statement, used by people over a certain age
when they realize that:
- They have just used a slang term commonly employed by people half their age, or
- They have just used a slang term that is now hopelessly out of date, and
- They probably sounded pretty square* when they did it.
Indicates a sudden consciousness that one is not a kid anymore and no longer has any business referring to something as "dope".**
* As the kids say.
** As the kids say.