Guide To Teen Lingo

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Tea:

The latest drama or gossip. “Oh my gosh, Karen spill the tea!”

Poppin off:

Doing something extremely well. “Wow, Sarah your really poppin’ off.”

Wig snatched:

When you get surprising news. “That was shocking, my wig is snatched.”

Skrrt:

Used as a word to express excitement and humor or the sound a car makes when it drifts/squeals to a stop. “She skrrted right on out of here after the test.”

Bop:

Used to describe a particularly good song. “Man, that was a bop!”

Snack:

Used to describe somebody who is attractive. “Wow she is looking like a whole snack.”

Sister:

Invented by James Charles – used in front of words that start with “s”. “She sister spooked me when she sister screamed.”

Dab:

A really dumb dance move. “She got an A on her test and dabbed in front of the whole class.”

Shook:

Used for when you receive surprising news. “Wow, She’s 15? I’m shook.”

Tbh:

Used for when you don’t want to say the whole phrase “to be honest”. “Tbh she is really nice and I love her.”

Clout:

Used to describe someone with a lot of fame. “She has so many followers it must be because she has clout.”

Finsta:

A term in which you call a fake instagram where people post whatever they want that doesn’t fit their real instagram feed. “My finsta is so funny you should follow it.”

Reinsta:

Phrase said when people wonder if they should upload something on their real instagram. “Hey should I reinsta this? Do I look cute? Does it match my feed?”

Glow up:

Used to say somebody grew up and looks better. “I wish I had a glow up, she looks so good.”

Lowkey:

Used to say something that you want on the down low. “I lowkey wish she would talk to me.”

Squad:

Your group of friends. “The squad and I are going to the mall this weekend.”

Sips tea:

Used for when you’re minding your own business. “She just sips her tea when we gossip, doesn’t she?”

Savage:

Someone who doesn’t care about the consequences of their actions. “She skipped school, what a savage.”

Beef:

Having problems with someone “She said something behind my back, now we have beef.”

Bet:

When you accept a challenge, usually crazy “You won’t eat this brick. Bet”.

Finna:

‘Gonna’; about to do it or “finally gonna”. “I’m finna buy these Airpods.”

Ship:

When you think someone would make a cute couple and you support a possible relationship. “I ship them, they are so cute together.” “Their ship name is Jaylee (Jay and Kaylee).”

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