Even when you’re young, it’s hard to keep up with all of the new millennial slang, but this list is here to help you fit in with the crowd.
|1. Adulting – to grow up and act responsibly.|
2. AF – an acronym for “As Fuck”.
3. Almosts – someone you came close to dating but never became official with.
|4. BAE – Before Anyone Else; a term of affection commonly used to describe your significant other or crush.|
5. Basic – only interested in mainstream, popular things.
6. Beat – to have a full face of makeup.
7. Blessed – feeling fortunate.
8. Bougie – pretending to be in a higher class.
9. Bounce – leaving suddenly.
10. Bruh – another way of saying “seriously?”
11. Bye Felicia – an expression used to dismiss someone.
|12. Canceled – to reject something because it’s no longer trendy or it’s become too ratchet.|
13. Can’t even – used to describe someone you cannot handle.
14. Catfishing – pretending to be someone else on social media.
15. Clap back – a comeback filled with attitude.
|16. Dad – a role model: to admire or look up to someone so much that you jokingly want to be adopted by them or have them as your second (third?) parent.|
17. Dank – commonly used to describe wet, moist, and unpleasant areas.
18. Damn Gina – a phrase used to express, in a positive light, shock and awe – much in the manner of “damn girl, you looking fine!”
19. Dead – when someone is euphorically happy.
20. Dipset – a word to be used when leaving the scene.
|21. Extra – over the top, excessive, dramatic behavior; way too much.|
|22. Fam – a group of friends who feels more like family.|
23. Fancy – pretty, luxurious, nice.
24. Finesse – to smooth things out.
25. Finna – going to.
26. FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out.
27. FR – For Real.
|G – game.|
Gassed – when someone has had one too many compliments and is full of themselves.
Ghosting – when you completely disappear after hanging out and showing interest.
Girlfriend tax – the amount of food taken by your female significant other, after you’ve already asked her if she was hungry but she insisted didn’t want anything.
GMT – Getting Me Tight / getting upset.
Goals – things you want to reach, achieve, or possess in my life.
e.g., relationship, travel, fitness, or gadget.
GOAT – Greatest Of All Time.
Gucci – good / doing well / feeling fine.
|High-key – straight up truth.|
Humble Brag – when someone complains about their life while sneaking in a brag.
Hundo P – hundred percent sure of about something.
Hunty – a combination of cunt and honey, it is equivalent to a female friend, essentially, it’s a bitch you admire.
|IKR – I Know Right.|
IRL – In Real Life.
|JOMO – Joy of missing out|
|Karen – The stereotypical name associated with rude, obnoxious, and insufferable middle-aged white women.|
Keep it 100 – to keep yourself real and true the way you are, no matter what anyone else thinks.
|Lit – when something is turned up or popping: (usually mentioned when talking about a party or something in particular) amazing, exciting, fun, turnt, pumped up, overly exciting.|
Lowkey – quiet and relaxed: not very forceful, emotional, or noticeable.
|Mom – the most responsible friend in the group: to admire or look up to someone so much that you jokingly want to be adopted by them or have them as your second (third?) parent.|
Mood – used to express something that is relatable.
|Netflix and Chill – a subtle way of saying “Let’s turn on this movie we have no intention of watching and then fool around on the couch” in short hook up.|
Netizens – a combination of citizens + internet: citizens of the internet.
NGL – Not Gonna Lie.
Not Today – a phrase used when somebody is not in the mood to deal with anything.
NR – No Reaction.
NSFW – Not Safe For Work.
|On Fleek – a state of completeness and flawlessness, the quality of being perfect: the combination of fly and sleek: fashionable. Synonymous with on point. |
OTP – One true pairing
|Perf – a shortened form of Perfect.|
|Quiche – it means hotter than hot.|
|Ratchet – someone who is loud and obnoxious and constantly causing drama and usually trashy.|
Receipts – evidence of a person’s hypocrisy, often pulled from past social media or text conversations.
|Salty – the act of being upset, angry, or bitter as a result of being made fun of or embarrassed.|
Savage – a person who doesn’t care about the consequences of his/her actions: saying or doing something out of control, badass.
Shipping – wanting two people to date.
Shade – acting in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone; dissing a friend.
e.g., throwing shade, acting kinda shady.
Shook – confused or in utter disbelief.
Shout-out – a public expression of thanks or gratitude; to acknowledge someone; to make one’s presence known.
Slay – killing it; succeeding.
Snatched – Attractive
Socmed – short for social media.
Sorry Not Sorry – typically used to signify that speaker does not care whether their behavior emotionally upsets someone else.
SMH – Shaking My Head.
Spilling Tea – telling secrets: gossiping.
Squad – a group of friends.
Stan – a combination of stalker + fan.
Struggle is Real – the hardness and difficulties of everyday life being unbearable and apparent.
Sus – when someone is acting suspicious or shady.
Suh – a shortened version of what’s up.
Swerve – get out of the way.
Swol – someone who works out.
|TD – To Die For.|
TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday.
TBH – To Be Honest.
TFW – That Feeling When.
Thank U, next – a great way of telling someone on a dating app, that you’re not interested.
Thicc – someone with curves.
Thirst Trap – a sexy photograph or flirtatious message posted on social media.
Thirsty – horny.
TMW – That Moment When
Throwing Shade – Making a subtly mean comment about someone
Trill – a combination of True + Real.
Trolls – Someone who purposely tries to provoke others.
TSIF – That Shit Is Fucked.
Turnt – hype for a party.
|V – a shortened form of Very.|
|Wig – a phrase used to refer to something that is amazing. It refers to the idea that what you saw was so amazing, and incited so much shock in you, that your wig flew off.|
Wig Snatched – exposing someone to reveal the truth.
WOAT – Worst Of All Time.
Woke – being aware of current affairs.
|Yaas – an enthusiastic way of saying yes.|
Yeet – a way to show excitement or agree.
YOLO – You Only Live Once.