If you’re like me, then you’ve been completely confused by the newest teen slang language that’s been popping up all over social media. It seems like every day there’s a new word or phrase that I have no idea how to interpret. So today, I’m going to try to demystify some of the most commonly used words and phrases so that we can all be in on the joke. Let’s get started!
Did we just catch you shaking your head and wondering what on earth this new language is that your teenager speaks with his mates, are they even speaking in English?
Well of course they are speaking English, but their language just seems to be so different, they make up the weirdest words and don’t even get me started on the meaning behind half of them.
But grab a cuppa and let me try to help you decode what your teenager is trying to say and what they actually mean.
Common teen slang words you might hear…
Teen slang has been around for as long as people have been speaking. It’s a way to shortcut words and expressions, and it can vary depending on where you live. If you’re not familiar with the latest teen slang words, you might feel like you’re out of touch! But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most common general slangs used by teens today.
Boring, average, or unoriginal
in positive response to a statement it means “for sure”
said when someone is trying to sound really smart
Fake or a lie
Crazy and trashy, like a trainwreck
Getting high and drunk at the same time, or crazy and drunk
To reject someone romantically (related to “ghosting”)
Cool or awesome
Fax, no printer
means “true fact”
To show off
“Greatest of All Time”
Good, cool, or going well
Hungry and angry
Amazing, cool, or exciting
Totally true or no lie
An abbreviation for “Oh my gosh” or “Oh my God”
End of statement emphasiser. For example: “That’s the best ice cream, periodt.”
excitement or describing something that’s cool or awesome”¦like “oh wow that’s poggers!”
Bitter, angry, agitated
To be incredibly shocked or shaken up
Cool or sweet
Looks good, perfect, or fashionable; the new “on fleek”
Sweat or Sweaty
Something or someone that’s cool or great
Hot, trendy, amazing, or on point (formerly “straight fire”)
Request and a question, or to question again
You might “ship” two people together, as in they should be a couple; derived from relationship
To go away or leave
Tight and dope
To be honest
Gossip, situation, story, or news
Trying to get attention
To give someone a dirty look
“You Only Live Once” (often used ironically)
overwhelming or excited way to say “YES”.
cool or to throw something
means ok sure
Have you ever wondered what all the teen slang language are that people use to talk about each other? Well, wonder no more! In this blog post, I’ll list some of the most common ones and explain what they mean. So whether you’re a teenager yourself or just want to know more about what your kids are talking about, read on for enlightenment! 🙂
“Before anyone else,” babe, or baby is used to describe a boyfriend, girlfriend, or good friend
Boyfriend or girlfriend (used when texting, not in conversation)
“Best friends forever”
Brother, bro or dude
Someone who is emotional or a drama queen
Group of friends or family
A disparaging way to describe a petty middle-aged woman, who is rude, especially to people who work in the service industry.
A person who doesn’t know what they’re doing or who is bad at something; in other words, a newbie
Group of friends that hang out together regularly, used ironically
Suspicious, shady, not to be trusted
describe people having bigger body parts that are bigger than usual.
That hoe over there
In a close relationship or friendship
Teen slang for Someone who is stupid, obnoxious, rude, and/or embarrasses themselves, often a jock type
Parties, Drugs, and Sex
Below is a list of some slang words you really do need to be aware of:
As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the teen slang words and phrases used to talk about parties, drugs, and sex. While some of these terms may seem harmless, they can actually be quite dangerous. For example, “party hard” can mean that teenagers are using drugs and alcohol at a party, while “hooking up” typically refers to casual sex.
It’s important to talk to your teenager about these terms and make sure they understand the risks involved in engaging in these activities. By doing so, you can help keep your teenager safe and healthy.
Teen slang and code for a parent is watching
See you for sex
Party during the day
Teen slang fo ecstasy (MDMA), a dangerous party drug
Netflix and Chill
Used as a front for inviting someone over to make out
To have casual sex
To be drunk
Teen slang for someone that supplies alcohol/drugs
To throw a party
To be high or drunk (formerly “turnt up”)
Teen slang for want to trade photos?
Let’s meet in real life
So next time you’re chatting with your teenager why not toss in a bit of their own lingo and watch their reaction to see how crazy it sounds.
With all of the new teen slang words are using these days, it can be hard to keep up. So what do yeet, hundo, bruv and eshay mean? And more importantly, is your teen using them correctly? This blog post answered those questions and more!