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Millennial Slang Guide

30 words you’ll need to finally understand millennials

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🧐 What they mean
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1
to cop
to purchase or to buy
"I’m about to cop those Jordan 1s”
2
sorry not sorry
saying something hurtful but standing by it
"Sorry not sorry, but Jessica needs to shut up”
3
basic
someone who is interested in mainstream or popular things
"Look at her sipping her Pumpkin Spice latte in those Adidas Superstars, so basic!”
4
spill the tea
reveal gossip
"I heard you were at Adam’s bachelor party. Spill the tea”
5
on fleek
describing something that is flawless
"Her eyebrows are always on fleek”
6
hunty
a sassy term of endearment
"Can’t wait for our weekend trip hunty”
7
sus
suspicious
"Where is she going out so late? That’s sus”
8
ride or die
someone you would do anything for
"We’ve been best friends since high school, she’s my ride or die”
9
lit
when something is exciting or eventful, also used as litty
"Yesterday’s party was so lit”
10
shook
shocked
"The ending to Fight Club had me shook”
11
clout
fame or influence
“P Diddy still has a lot of clout in the music industry
12
salty
jealous
"Don’t listen to them, they’re just salty that you’re winning”
13
woke
someone who is aware, especially about social causes
"With all the injustice going around, our community needs to get woke”
14
no cap/deadass
without a doubt
"Drake’s new album is the greatest of all time, no cap”
15
yass
an enthusiastic way to say yes - the length of a yass is directly proportional to the degree of excitement the speaker posessess
"Yaaaaassss, I just got off work early”
16
GOAT
acronym for greatest of all time
"I don’t care what you say, Michael Jordan is the GOAT”
17
turnt
when someone is energized (often used in the context of inebriation)
"Its the end of week, so you best know I’m about to get turnt”
18
savage
a fearless person not afraid of consequences
"He went up to the principal and told him off, what a savage”
19
stan
to support
"We stan a man who can cook”
20
bae
babe
“Bae and I are headed out to wine country this weekend”
21
clap back
comeback
"Watching that kid clap back to his bully was so satisfying”
22
throwing shade
to disrespect someone
"Even since their big fight, Shelly’s been throwing shade at her boss all day long”
23
gassed
excited
"Beyonce is coming to town! I’m so gassed”
24
FOMO
acronym for Fear Of Missing Out
"I wasn’t going to join them on their Vegas trip initially, but then FOMO hit and I booked my flights.”
25
TBH
acronym for To Be Honest
"TBH Chipotle is kinda overrated”
26
IRL
acronym for In Real Life
"The Rock may look like an imposing figure on TV but IRL he’s really sweet”
27
extra
dramatic
"Stop being so extra, you don’t need a tux for graduation”
28
relationship goals
a relationship you admire
"Obama and Michelle are such a power couple. Relationship goals!”
29
bougie
when someone pretends to be rich, a play on the word bourgeois
"Stop being bougie and take me to Taco Bell”
30
cancel
when something or someone is expunged by a group of people
"For real tho, 2020 needs to get cancelled”
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