What is 5 By 5?
This is an old aeronautical radio term. Radio signal strength and clarity were measured on a scale of 1 to 5. Today the term "Loud and Clear" is preferred to "5 by 5".
In slang use "5 by 5" means things are well, good, or as expected.
Respective rating used to report ballpark signal strength and clarity of a transmission. So a 5 by 1 means a strong signal is present, but what is saying cannot be understood. 1 by 5 means you can understand them, but a signal is barely coming in. 5 by 5 is ideal for both counts.
Can also be used nowadays to mean one is doing well.
Ex. A) – command to alpha2IC, do you read?
-command this is alpha2IC, I got you 5 by 5.
b) How’s it going?
I’m 5 by 5.
To be in a content state of being. To be fine
Hey how are you? 5 by 5.
Also refers to level of orientation in a neurological/psychiatric exam. Five by five means that you are oriented to (your)name, place (where you are), time, day/date, and year/current President. A way of saying that you're alright, everything's cool.
Dood- are you allright, that was one ugly wreck.
It's cool, I'm five by five.
Using both hands (5 fingers by fingers) to give a man a blow job. The act corresponds to the traditional meaning because presumably, a two handed blow job can make everything alright.
I blew him 5 by 5 and he liked it a lot.
A small one room economy flat.
A tiny home, with small dementions that has everything including a cooking area, living space, and sleeping quarters in the same room. Usually the bathroom has it's own separate room or area that is closed off from the rest of the humble abode.
a short, fat dude
the fat ass was 5 by 5!