Slang of Gen Z

03 Dec 2019

BAE

Before Anything Else

“Bae" started from cute Twitter post and now it became viral and refer to anyone considered to be the most important person in your life.

Clap Back

Going back at someone in an argument

When you get hate on social media and you’re not gonna just sit there and take it, you return the favor by "clapping back" and posting a clever response.

Dank

Good/cool

“Dank” is a way to say cool or awesome. When used to refer to a meme, it means to laugh hard and be highly amused. In other words, a “dank” meme is hilarious.


Dead Ass?

You serious?

"Dead ass" is “a question, reaction, and confirmation in NY,” which means to be completely and honestly serious.

Extra

Doing/being a lot

“Extra” means trying too hard, over the top, a little dramatic.  Doing more than what the situation calls for.  Often a little inappropriate. 

Fire

Awesome

“Fire” used for anything that's, well, great, especially said of how someone feels or looks.

Flexing

Showing off

"Flexin" means to show off what you have, gloating, or parading around.

GOAT

Greatest of all time

“GOAT” means the absolute best at something. And it’s not a term that’s taken lightly – you’d be hard-pressed to find people that are universally accepted as GOATs. 

Green

Lame

If you say that something is “green”, you mean it’s boring, uncool, or just sucks in general.

I'm dead

Extremely funny

You died of laughter, aka something is that funny you laughed so hard you died.

It's Lit

Really good / to be active or live

When something fun or exiting is happening and you and your friends are turnt up.

Looking like a snack

Good looking/attracted to

Basically saying that person looks so good you can eat them all up .

Netflix and chill

Fooling around/hookup

Something you tell your parents when you want your boyfriend/girlfriend to come over and to hook up while "watching" TV.

Salty

Upset

Being “salty” is when you are upset as result of being made fun of or embarassed.

Shook

Surprised

Shocked or surprised af. Can't believe what you're seeing.

Shot

Not good (means looks wise or your don’t like something)

"Shot" means that something isn't good and you don't like it.

Soz

Sorry

"Soz" is another way to say sorry, but is a little less meaningful.


Spilling the tea

Sharing hot gossip

When all your friends are round and it's time to exchange juicy gossips.

Sus

When someone seems like they are lying

“Sus" means someone is being shady, stupid, or scandalous.

Thirsty

Looking for attention

”Thirsty” means someone desperately craves attention of others and tries way too hard to get noticed.

THOT

That Hoe Over There

A “thot” is usually active on social media especially instagram and Snapchat. On instagram she can be found in pictures of her in the dog filter and is usually half naked.

Tight

Mad

Mostly used in the New York area, usually meaning extremely mad or irritated.

TRUE

Agreed/Disagree

Can pretty much be used to answer anything. Sometimes it meant to agree/disagree/sarcastically answer something.

Wack

Crazy/not cool

Something that just plain sucks, or isn't cool at all. Lame.

Woke

Be aware

To be "woke" means being aware, and "knowing what's going on in the community."