Parents, have you ever been scrolling through social media or texting your millennial kid, and out the blue, you see a word and have no idea what it means? Welcome to the future. We've entered an era where technological advances are being made every day, and these advances in technology are inadvertently accompanied by advances in slang language, AKA the random, senseless words you hear your kids say.
New slang terms are invented almost every day, and with an ever-growing list of acronyms, phrases, and words it can be hard to keep up with today's 'hip lingo!' If you're tired of constantly having to ask your kid what 'lit' means, then worry no longer! I'm here to give you a guide to all the weird slang terms your kids use! So study this list. Memorize it. Learn it. Then use some of the words in front of your kids. They'll be shook AF, trust me.
Definition: an acronym meaning 'as f*ck'; adds emphasis to something else
EX: I'm going to be tired AF after finals week.
Definition: used to describe someone/something that lacks originality; to be predictable or mainstream
EX: Uggs are so basic.
Definition: a witty comeback OR to give a witty comeback
EX: She was talking smack, so of course I had to clapback!
Definition: a partner who takes very good care of you OR a person who you really admire or worship; not your actual father
EX: Channing Tatum is daddy.
Definition: when something is so funny/ironic/unbelievable that you're figuratively dead
EX: I was dead after she told me what he did.
Definition: an acronym meaning 'direct message' OR to send a direct message
EX: After I posted a really cute selfie, he DMed me.
Definition: to be completely over something/someone
EX: I'm so done with my boss.
Definition: used to describe someone/something that is extremely over the top; to be excessive, dramatic, or inappropriate
EX: My calculus teacher is so extra for giving us all this homework.
Definition: a term of endearment used to identify someone's group of friends or an individual friend
EX: What's up, fam?
Definition: to smoothly and indiscreetly trick or scam someone
EX: I finessed my teacher into curving the tests.
Definition: an acronym meaning 'for real'; used to add emphasis to something else
EX: She FR doesn't care about her grades.
Definition: a phrase used to describe someone who has something that you really desire or need
EX: Kylie Jenner is goals.
Definition: an acronym meaning 'greatest of all time'; used to describe someone who is the best at what they do; usually used in sports
EX: Lebron James is the GOAT!
Definition: used to describe something or someone that is amazing or popping
EX: That party last night was lit!
Definition: something that should be kept a secret; down low
EX: I lowkey failed my math exam.
Definition: an acronym meaning 'pretty'
EX: This class is p boring.
Definition: used to describe someone who is incredibly angry/bitter about a past event
EX: I'm so salty that she didn't invite me to her birthday party!
Definition: used to describe a person with no filter OR to do/say something with no fear of the consequences
EX: She's such a savage for telling him that.
Definition: an insult or diss
EX: She was throwing major shade.
Definition: to be completely surprised/shocked/scared by something
EX: I got an A on my chemistry exam! I'm so shook!
Definition: a term of endearment used to describe your best girl friends
EX: Sis, you're doing amazing!
Definition: used to describe someone who looks really good
EX: Her outfit was snatched!
Definition: a person's closest group of friends
EX: My squad is the best!
Definition: short for 'suspicious'; used to describe someone/something that's shady
EX: The food in the dining hall is kind of sus.
Definition: an acronym meaning 'that feeling when'; used to describe an emotion you feel in a particular situation
EX: TFW you forget to save your essay.
Definition: used to describe someone who is desperate, impatient, or extremely eager
EX: She'll date anyone! She's so thirsty!
Definition: similar to lit; used to describe someone/something that's popping or fun
EX: We were so turnt at the party!
Definition: an acronym meaning 'very'
EX: You're v annoying.
Definition: to be fully aware of current events and social issues
EX: Stay woke! Don't let the media fool you!