40 Weird Terms That Millennials Invented, Explained

40 Weird Terms That Millennials Invented, Explained

The ultimate guidebook to millennial slang.
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1. Flamed - Kinda like the new burned, "I offended you"

2. Roasted - Kinda also like being burned

3. Finessed - "You just got fooled/ tricked"

4. Lit - Basically drunk, but if you wanna pretend your kid is a good kid who doesn't drink it means hyped up.

5. Turnt - The same as lit basically

6. Bae - Like a girlfriend/ boyfriend but not necessarily.

7. Wife/Wifey - Used as in "She's wife material" someone who exemplifies wife material

8. Oomf - Something like bae

9. LOML - Standing for love of my life, most likely used by a girl referring to her best friend (ex- omg Shelby is literally the LOML)

10. BB - Short term for baby also mostly used by girls referring to their best friend

11. Hyfer - Drake lyrics standing for "Hell yeah f*cking right) basically meaning an enthusiastic yes

12. Dope - "sounds good"

13. Binge-watch - When someone just can't stop clicking "next episode" on Netflix

14. Netflix and chill - Well Netflix is gonna be on, but there may not be anyone paying attention to it due to the act of "chilling"

15. GOAT - Meaning greatest of all time you might hear this used in a sentence as "Michael Jordan is the goat."

16. Throwing shade - Someone is being shady, being kind of rude

17. Salty - Someone is offended and showing it

18. Dab - It's only a dance move no worries

19. On fleek - Something is looking good

20. One hunna - As in 100% "Keep it one hunna" meaning keep it real

21. Boujee - Looking or presuming that one is rich, looking dressed up

22. FOMO - Standing for "fear of missing out", used when someone is not present and feels like they are missing out

23. Thirsty - Someone is asking for attention, probably of the opposite sex

24. Bye, Felisha - Saying goodbye after a conversation that someone found annoying

25. "L" / "she took an "L" - Someone did not succeed, failed, probably did something stupid drunk (ex- passed out, kissed an unattractive stranger)

26. The Plug - (ex- he plugged me) someone helped someone out, gave them something

27. "What's the move?"- What's happening?

28. Slay - Work it, you look so good

29. Queen/Kween - Someone who is slaying

30. Aesthetic - Someone's vibe

31. Savage - Someone who gets away with something risky

32. Petty - Being rude/doing something to get at someone

33. Ghosting/ghost mode - Someone isn't replying for a while, you haven't heard from them

34. On read - Meaning someone opened your message and din't reply

35. Low key - Keeping something on the down low

36. High key - Making something obvious

37. Extra - Someone is being over the top, trying too hard (ex- wearing too many accessories, makeup)

38. RT - This means retweet but a lot of people say it when something is relatable

39. V - Short for very (ex: "I'm V excited to see you.")

40. Trippin' - Not understanding, sounding crazy

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

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When I was younger I resented you, I hated every ounce of you, and I used to question why God would give me a parent like you. Not now. Now I see the beauty and the blessings behind having an addict for a parent. If you're reading this, it isn't meant to hurt you, but rather to thank you.

Thank you for choosing your addiction over me.

Throughout my life, you have always chosen the addiction over my programs, my swim meets or even a simple movie night. You joke about it now or act as if I never questioned if you would wake up the next morning from your pill and alcohol-induced sleep, but I thank you for this. I thank you because I gained a relationship with God. The amount of time I spent praying for you strengthened our relationship in ways I could never explain.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

The amount of hurt and disappointment our family has gone through has brought us closer together. I have a relationship with Nanny and Pop that would never be as strong as it is today if you had been in the picture from day one. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you for showing me how to love.

From your absence, I have learned how to love unconditionally. I want you to know that even though you weren't here, I love you most of all. No matter the amount of heartbreak, tears, and pain I've felt, you will always be my greatest love.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for leaving and for showing me how to be independent. From you, I have learned that I do not need anyone else to prove to me that I am worthy of being loved. From you, I have learned that life is always hard, but you shouldn't give into the things that make you feel good for a short while, but should search for the real happiness in life.

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Thank you for choosing the addiction over me because you've made me stronger, wiser, and loving than I ever could've been before.

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