Today’s teens are all about ‘slaying’, their ‘bae’ and brows that are ‘on fleek’! What? “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom”… Until you ask me to have a conversation with a teenager.
Then, I am neither cool, nor hip – but, actually quite clueless and, er, awkward.
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Who is ‘Stan’? And, why are we referencing a ‘GOAT’? Wait a minute, do we not ‘LOL’ anymore?
Sadly, no. We don’t ‘LOL’ anymore – nor do we ‘YOLO’ with our ‘BFFs’! Today’s teens are all about ‘slaying’, their ‘bae’ and brows that are ‘on fleek’…
As confused as I am? Here’s a roundup of 10 of the most popular slang words teens use in 2018:
Slang words (and their definitions) that teens use in 2018
Bae simply stands for ‘Before Anyone Else’.
Teens also use bae as short for babe or baby; when referring to their main squeeze, or something that they love just as much!
“Perfect day out with bae”.
“This place is bae”.
“That party was lit!” – as in hot and happening!
Our ‘cool’, is today’s teens’ ‘lit’…
3. On fleek
In the eyes of a teen, ‘on fleek’ is as close to perfection as it’s going to get!
“That outfit was on fleek”.
“Her eyebrows are on fleek”.
ILYSM is the modern version of the once casual ‘Luv ya’ and literally stands for ‘I Love You So Much’.
Teens don’t really use this acronym IRL (in real life) but like to hashtag it on social media in lovey-dovey comments or appreciation posts dedicated to their friends or significant other.
“Three months with this guy! #ILYSM”.
Confession: When I first saw this acronym in an Instagram post, I could not for the life of me figure out what it meant.
But, a quick google search taught me that it stands for ‘Greatest Of All Time’ – which is actually pretty clever…
“Shoutout to the GOAT! Happy birthday, dad!”
When you slay at something, you don’t just succeed, you kill it!
“She’s slaying it in that outfit!”
If you’re ‘hype’ for something, you’re super, over-the-top-excited about it – according to today’s teens.
“I’m so hype for this weekend!”
If someone is suspicious or shady to a teenager, then he is ‘sus’.
“Watch out for that guy, I’ve heard he is super sus!”
Teens use the word ‘shook’ as a reaction to something or someone shocking. It can be serious or light-hearted…
“I can’t believe what he said to her! I’m shook!”
“Bae spoiled me with a day at the Spa! Shook!”
Remember the Eminem hit, Stan?
Today’s teens have caught onto the 2000 jam, and have turned the character ‘Stan’ into a slang word that refers to any hardcore (think borderline stalker) fan. Quite fitting actually…
Lara Bestbier – All4Women
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