Wanna learn to speak GenZish to better understand your kids? Check out some of the lit, savage, and woke words from the squad! Have a look GenX’s and Boomers!
AF – An abbreviation for “as f***”
ATE IT – When a person says they ate, ate that, or ate this/that up, they mean they did something extremely well.
BAE – A significant other or crush
BASIC – Someone who is unoriginal or follows trends without any real personal style
BET – An agreement or confirmation, often used to say “I’m sure” or “I’m down”
BLANK STARE – dead look
BOP – A catchy or fun song
BRUH – Brother – Pal but is also used to greet somebody or meaning WTF
BUSSIN – Really good
CANCEL – To boycott or refuse to support someone or something
CAP – Lying or exaggerating, as in “No cap” meaning “I’m not lying”
CHEUGY – A girl-boss Millennial
CLOUT – Influence or fame
CLAP BACK – A quick, witty response to an insult or criticism
CRING – Embarrassing
DRIP – Streetwear good style
EXTRA – Over-the-top or excessive in behaviour or appearance.
FAM – Short for “family,” but often used to refer to a group of friends
FLEX – To show off or boast about something
FOMO – Fear of missing out
FRUITY – Kind of gay
GAS – Encouraging
GOAT – Greatest of all time
GOALS – Something badly wanted
GHOST – To disappear or stop responding to someone without explanation
GUCCI – Good or great
HOL UP – Wait a minute – Hold on a second
ICY – Something that’s cool, calm, or collected
IRL – In real life
L – Looser
LIT – Exciting, amazing, or really cool
LYKYK – Acronym for “If you know, you know.” Used to describe inside jokes.
LOWKEY – used to describe something that is not very noticeable or low-key
MOOD – when someone is really feeling a particular mood or emotion
MID – Short for mediocre
MIND MELTING – For mind-blowing
NOOB – Someone who is inexperienced or new to a particular activity or community
NPC – Someone that is ready to agree with popular opinion unquestioningly and always believes what they are told.
ON GOD – Short for “I swear to god.”
OK BOOMER – To dismiss old fashion ideas or statements
ON FLEEK – Meaning something is perfect or flawless
PERIOD – Used to add emphasis to something
RENT FREE – To be constantly thinking about or upset about something.
RIZZ – One’s courtship/seduction skills
SAVAGE – Someone who is brutally honest or doesn’t hold back their opinions
SALTY – Upset or bitter
SHIP – To support or root for a romantic pairing between two people
SHIPPER – Someone who supports or “ships” a romantic pairing between two people
SHOOK – Upsetting – shocking
SIDE EYE – If someone is acting weird
SLAY – To do something really well or look amazing while doing it
SHEESH – To praise someone when they are doing something good
SIMP – Would do anything for someone
SNACK – Really hot
SNATCHED – Attractive but also small waisted
STAN – to be a fan of or support someone or something
SUS – Short for “suspicious”
TEA – Gossip or information about someone or something
THIRSTY – Desperate or overly eager, often used to describe someone’s behaviour or pursuit of attention
THROW SHADE – To insult or criticize someone indirectly
VALID – Something that makes sense
VIBE – A feeling or atmosphere surrounding a person, place, or thing
WOKE – Being aware of social and political issues.
YEET – An exclamation used to express excitement or enthusiasm, often accompanied by throwing or tossing something
YIKES – Expressing empathy with unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.
ZADDY – An attractive or stylish older man, often used in a flirty or joking manner.
ZESTY – Gay
Mind melting, ha!