Update Your Vocabulary With Gen Z Slang
Update Your Vocabulary With Gen Z Slang
Update Your Vocabulary With Gen Z Slang - Detail

With the rise of social media and ever changing culture with each generation, here are some Gen Z slangs that may help to bridge the gap. Are you a Millenial, Gen X-er or Baby Boomer? Ever had a conversation with a friend, colleague or grandkid and it sounds like they are speaking a different language? It could just be a case of Generation Z, or Gen Z, slang talk creeping into everyday conversations.

Gen Z encompasses anyone born between the late nineties to early 2010's and with this list, I hope it helps reconnect those of us from earlier generations with the younger folk so that nobody is lost in translation.

Update Your Vocabulary With Gen Z Slang - Detail

20 Gen Z Slang Words

Glow up
This means a positive makeover or transformation where someone transitioned from a bad place to something a lot more improved.

Cancel Culture
Cancel culture is a form of shaming and shunning the actions or opinions of a public figure, company or organization.

No, it's not short for Stanley but, it is the combination of "stalker" and "fan." If you stan someone, it means you're obsessed but not in a creepy way.

This term used to be commonly used in the early talking stages of a relationship but now Ghosting someone means you start ignoring someone or stop texting them back completely.

Gen Z uses this term when there is a certain feeling of jealousy.

An older term where cap means to lie. If you say "no cap" it means you are being authentic or truthful.

A snack is in reference to a person that you find attractive.

Woke refers to someone who is politically aware.

This acronym is short for "if you know, you know." It's commonly used in reference to an inside joke or something only a specific community might understand.

Living rent-free
If something is "living rent-free" in your head, that means you can't stop thinking about it.

Hits different
When something is unique or better than the usual.

Vibe check
To check someone's energy or mood.

Main character
This is a phrase used to describe someone who is generally well-liked and charismatic. It can also be used to describe someone when they're making a scene, but not necessarily in a bad way.

Is used to describe how exceptional something is.

A quirky word to use when you have eaten something delicious.

Short for "suspicious," sus typically means something is not as expected, or is shady.

If someone is looking snatched, they look really good, particularly their outfit.

Someone who is out there and enjoys taking things to a new level of flamboyance.

A response or comeback after you've been "called out" for something.

Short for "The Greatest of All Time." An acronym used to describe someone incredible.

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