Slang is a language branch consisting of informal words belonging to a specific region, and demonstrate the evolution of language and culture over time. The music hip-hop industry and other media outlets are responsible for most slang terms said in the U.S. in most recent years. Teens are constantly using new slangs to communicate with each other, so much so that the culture has dominated the social media world. Parents often time have trouble understanding the meaning of these slangs when talking with their kids.
Here are a few slangs that your kids might be saying:
A common phrase to say instead of "OK" and conveys mutual agreement or understanding.
Ex. "I just finished homework, let's go play ball!" "Alright, bet"
While you may think "rest in peace" is the only translation here, but in fact many teens use
this slang term to mean "oof" or "that sucks".
Ex. "I flunked my math test!" "RIP"
This is an abbreviation for the phrase "shaking my head" which is a term used to convey
shame or display discontent.
Ex. "You don't know how to use a snapchat filter? SMH"
Term typically meaning to show off or brag.
Ex. "Big flex, I got an A in math class"
5. "Pop off"
Similar to "slay" and "queen", this phrase is meant as a compliment. Girls often use it to
compliment a girl in a photo, emphasizing how good she might look in it.
Ex. "Yas girl, you look so good! Pop off!"
Term used to describe another poerson whp is bitter or upset about something that isnt a
Ex. "Bruh, I only took one of your fried, stop being salty about it."
Term meaning extreme shock. Teens typically will use "shooketh" tp desctibe themselves in
more shock compared to the term "shook".
Ex. "I was shooketh when I found out I got an A+ on a test I thought I had failed."
"Tea" is a term usually proclaimed by teens when in support for gossip. Teens will often say
"spill the tea", meaning that they want to hear about the gossip.
Ex. "Kasey, spill the tea, I want to know what happened at the party last night!"
10. "OK, boomer"
Teenagers are always getting annoyed with theur boomer parents talking about how good
their days were. The phrase "OK, boomer" has become a popular saying meaning that
something is old and out-of-touch.
Ex. "Back in my day, gas was only one dollar!" "OK, boomer"
While in some circumstances "yeet" is said when throwing somethign at a high velocity, it is
more often used as a word of expression to express nonapproval.
Ex. "Lets go to the mall, we can wear masks" "Yeet!"
This acronym stands for the "greatest of all time". It is typically used to describe someone
whose actions or self dub them legendary or awesome.
Ex. "Michael Jordan is the GOAT of basketball"
This term is typically used describe someone who has a curvy body figure and
big butt. However, this word's use has evolved to describe any object that is unusually
larger than the rest of its kind.
Ex. "OMG that grape is so big" "Yeah, its a thicc guy"
Suspicious. Often used in text as an abbreviation for "suspicious" but has become more
widely used in speech.
Ex. "Bruh, that guy was so sus"
To make an underhanded, typically mean, remark about someone.
Ex. "I don't mean to throw any shade, but your friend has been a but annoying recently."