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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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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