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Some Popular Teen Slang and their Meaning

Have you ever been in a situation where it seems people are speaking English, yet it sounds foreign to your uncircumcised ears because they are speaking in code? It sure pays to be abreast of the latest slang, colloquial, and lingo of today’s youth. So, to keep you informed, we have done a thorough compilation of slang used mostly by teens today.

So you never have to be in the dark when someone is trying to keep his convo on the DL.

Bae

This word has been around for awhile but seems to be making a comeback in popularity. Bae simply means boyfriend, girlfriend, or someone very much loved by the person.

Example sentence: “Lulu is my bae. I love her.”

Blaze, Kposh, Kpoli or MaryJane

This means to smoke weed.

Example sentence: “Do you have any blaze left?”

Boots

The word “boots” is added at the end of a sentence to emphasise the meaning of the sentence. It can replace the word “very” or “really,” but it always goes at the end of the sentence.

Example sentence: “I am hungry boots.”

Bye Felicia

This is a phrase that is actually quite old, but the younger generation has rediscovered it. The phrase is a way to dismiss someone who is not considered important. So, if the person says they are leaving, no matter what their name is, the response is:

Example sentence: “Bye Felicia.”

Cane

This is code for having sex with someone or hooking up, especially with a girl.

Example sentence: “Titi just got caned by Tim”

Creeper

This word is used to describe someone who acts strangely out of social norms or seems to have stalker tendencies.

Example sentence: “I talked to him online just once, now he’s asking for my phone number. Creeper!”

Doe

This word is used in place of “though” for more emphasis and probably also because teens like to use unique words.

Example sentence: “That new song, doe.”

Extra

It is used when someone is being difficult to deal with.

Example sentence: “My elder brother is being an extra today.”

FUBB

FUBB is an acronym and stands for “Fouled Up Beyond Belief.” Typically posted on social media as just the acronym to signal a mistake.

Example sentence: “Gosh! Just FUBB!!”

Hangry

This word is a combination of hungry and angry. According to Urban Dictionary, the word has been around since 2007, but it seems to have resurfaced among the teens.

Example sentence: “I need to eat. I’m getting hangry.”

Juve

This is short for juveniles, or inexperienced young girls

Example sentence: “There were lot of juves at the party yesterday”

Pron

This means porn should you hear anyone talking about pron.

Example sentence: “Let’s chill and pron.”

Sayo

This phrase means to get drunk off alcohol.

Example sentence: “Bibi has invited us to his house this weekend, he promises there will be lots of sayo”

Snatched

You have probably heard “on fleek,” such as my eyebrows are “on fleek.” That simply means that they are on point, looking good, the best eyebrows you have ever seen. Snatched is the new slang term that means the same thing.

Example sentence: “Her outfit is snatched.”

Squad

A group of friends that you regularly hang out with. These are your closest friends or friend group.

Example sentence: “I’m going to the movies with the squad on Saturday.”

Thirsty

This phrase means the person is just trying to get attention and often in desperate and not very attractive ways.

Example sentence: “I can’t believe she did that. She’s just thirsty.”

Throw Shade

To throw shade at someone means to give them a dirty look.

Example sentence: “Mercy just threw shade at Lola. They must be fighting.”

Yaass!

This is simply the word “yes” with a lot of emphasis. If a teen is excited about something, then she might say this or post it on social media.

Example sentence: “I’m getting an IPhone 6! Yaass!!!”

Zip Ghost

On October 30, 2015, the term “Zip Ghost” was added to Urban Dictionary. It means someone who has smoked enough marijuana that they are a non-functioning human at the moment.

Example sentence: “She was a zip ghost last night.”

Ghost

To ghost someone or go ghost is to “disappear” by not calling, texting, or talking to a certain person especially when you no longer want to associate with them for reasons best known to you.

Example Sentence: She just went ghost on me, I still don’t understand what went wrong.

Know of any that we missed, but ought to be on the list? Get back to us ASAP!

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