Gen-Z words, slangs and phrases, I mean have you heard the Gen-Z group ever talk? Because I certainly get lost in translation and I will admit that I’ve Googled some parts of our talks so I don’t feel left behind.
Anyway, like every other generation, Gen-Z has some of their words that they use to communicate, and some even have made their way to the “dictionaries” (I know right?!). I feel like that the Gen-Z words have taken up a lot of space in their real life as well as social media.
So, ere are 16 Gen-Z words that you should know if you want to catch up with the “lit” kids.
If someone is regular, boring or does typical things, they are “basic”.
To stop communicating with someone out of the blue (and come back on if it suits you).
“I was talking to this guy, but he ghosted me last week.”
An outfit; usually refers to a really good one.
For example, if you saw an outfit you really like, you’d say “drip”.
Drip also refers to being “dripped” in expensive jewelry and diamonds.
Stands for “If you know, you know.” Used to describe an inside joke or something a certain community would understand.
When someone publicly pours their heart out for someone, whether they know the person or not, or goes above and beyond for their significant other.
Example: “Did you see his Instagram post about how much he loves his girlfriend? He’s such a simp.”
To go through a positive physical, mental, or spiritual change usually over a longer period of time.
“He had a major glow up over the summer.”
Add emphasis to a point made.
Example: “Beyonce gave us the greatest performance in music history, periodt.”
Short for “suspicious.” It typically means something is not as it may seem.
“That story is sus.”
An expression used when something completely blows you away. It would refer to the fact that, if you had a wig on, what happened would cause so much shock and admiration that it would fly off your head.
“Did you see that concert?! Wig!”
Someone who enjoys the lavish and extravagant things in life.
For example: Did you see her Gucci fanny pack?”
“Yeah, she’s so boujee.”
If someone does something the internet deems “problematic”, they are “cancelled”. It’s like you stop supporting something or someone by doing a number of things, including boycotting their work, products, or unfollowing on social media.
For example: “Did you see what R Kelly did to those women?”
“Yes, he’s definitely cancelled!”
When something is of high quality.
For example: “Did you see those dank memes I sent you?”
Show off your possessions; may not necessarily be overt though. For example, you could be wearing something that’s rather expensive
“Flex on your ex” is another popular term the kids like to use, meaning that you’re showing your ex you’re doing better since the break-up.
You don’t necessary have to flex with tangible things though, you can flex with knowledge and wisdom too, for instance.
A really good song or beat.
“Listen to this new song—it’s a bop.”
Somehow the Italian luxury fashion brand became a new way of saying “good” or “it’s all good”.
For example: “Is that fine with you?”
“Yeah man, it’s Gucci.”
“I’m being serious”, “seriously”.
For example: “I could really do with a burger right now no cap.”
Note: we’ve drafted the article from multiple online sources and presented it as one.