A List Provided By Us In Understanding 25 Generation Z Slang Words.
With every generation comes an evolved new lingo used between them, and with today’s generation, Gen z (those born in the late nineties) is no different. In a business where language is important, here are 25 useful Gen z slang words for many to know.
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Cancel Culture – A word used to shame actions/ opinions and organisations.
Stan– A combination of “stalker” and “fan”. It means that you are obsessed with something but not in a creep way.
W – Short for ‘win’.
Dank – Something is excellent or of very high quality.
Cheugy – Something which is not at all trendy.
Camp – A word used to describe something as ironically trendy.
TFW – Stands for “That Feeling When”. For example, TFW you get off of work early.
Woke – Being politically aware.
L – Short for ‘loss’.
Bop – A way to describe something as exceptionally good for example a song.
Sheesh – A descriptive word used to hype someone up if they’re looking good or doing something good. Sounds like a sound rather than a word.
Living Rent Free – A phrase to indicate that you can’t stop thinking about something.
Hits Different – Something that I unique or better than usual. Too good.
Bet – Another way of saying “yes” or to confirm something.
Vibe Check – A very popular word used recently to check someone’s or something’s energy/ mood.
Periodt – Used to end a statement and adds emphasis and intensity to the point being made. Also is used like a fullstop.
I’m Weak – Similar phrase to ‘I’m dead’. A phrase to describe something hilarious.
Main Character – A descriptive phrase to describe someone who is well-liked and charismatic. Also used to describe someone who is making scene (like in a movie) but not neseceraly in a bad way.
Slaps – How exceptional something is.
Bussin’ – Similarly, to describe something that is delicious.
Extra – Someone who is out there (dramatic) or enjoys taking things on the next level of flamboyance.
G.O.A.T – Short for “The Greatest Of All Time,” used to describe someone as incredible.
Clapback – A way to respond to something you have been called out for.
This Ain’t It Chief – A phrase used to give dissaproval.
Smol – Something that is either small or in most cases exceptionally adorable. Sometimes both.
Hopefully, these 25 slang words used by Gen Z have given a small helping hand in understanding their lingo and can be used for many marketing and digital purposes in the future.
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