Your Millennial Slang Translator – V2.0
You asked. We answered.
It’s been almost a year since we published our record-breaking post: Your 3-minute crash course in millennial slang. And just as I was starting to use them with confidence, words like ‘bae’, ‘lit’ and ‘salty’ are already yesterday’s news!
But luckily for me, I have some trusty millennials nearby to keep me ahead of the game.
Ready to be relevant AF? Let’s go.
|To dismiss or reject something or someone.|
A: He wore tracksuit pants to our first date…
B: That’s it, he’s cancelled!
|Describes a reaction to something extremely hilarious.|
A: Look at what Alicia posted on Instagram…
B: OMG, I’m dead!
|Unnecessary over-the-top behaviour or characteristics.|
A: Did you see Coco wearing her matching lemon pantsuit and fur coat?
B: Oh, she is so EXTRA!
|A term to address people you consider family.|
Can’t wait to see my fam!
|An acronym for ‘In Real Life’.|
A: Ben’s such a troll on Twitter!
B: I know, but he’s a massive sweetheart irl.
|Forget FOMO. JOMO (‘Joy of Missing Out’) is the one you’ve been waiting for!|
A: Peter! Where were you yesterday!?
B: In bed, watching Netflix… pure JOMO.
|Real. Totally serious. Legitimate.|
A: Wait… he played you a love song on his ukulele?
B: Yeah, legit!
|To give something little emphasis. Can also be used to describe ‘modest’ or ‘quiet’.|
A: How are you feeling?
B: I’m low-key stressed about my exams.
|The sassy way of spelling ‘queen’. Used to describe someone who is SLAYING (aka nailing it).|
A: Did you see Beyoncé’s new music video!?
B: Yes! What a KWEEN!
|When someone reads your message but doesn’t reply. (Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.)|
A: Did Jake reply to your message?
B: No, he just seened me.
Slide into DMs
|When someone flirts with you via direct message (DM) on Twitter or Instagram.|
A: How did you and Sean meet?
B: Well it all started when he slid into my DMs.
|When something is obvious. It’s an acronym for ‘Shaking My Head’.|
A: Did you know that Trump is a narcissist?
B: Oh, smh.
|Short for the word ‘suspicious.’ It can also refer to finding information.|
A: What’s Annie doing with Sam?
B: I don’t know but I’ll suss it out.
|An acronym for ‘That Feeling When’. Usually used to describe a very positive or negative feeling.|
A: Tfw your best friend starts dating your ex.
B: Legit? That’s rough, man.
|Describes an interest between two people.|
A: How are you and Chris going?
B: Yeah, we’re just vibing.
|A way to express excitement or say ‘yes’.|
A: Are you ready to dance tonight!?