Teens and members of Gen Z are now using a slew of new slang terms, many of which are confusing to older generations.
If you’ve ever wondered what terms like “periodt,” “snatched,” or “big yikes” mean — then this guide is for you.
Here’s a list of 23 popular terms and the correct way to use each of them.
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Scroll through the comments of any Gen Z influencer’s Instagram feed, and you may feel completely out of the loop on what the world is talking about.
Though many of these terms have been around for decades, oftentimes derived from the language of black and queer communities, online spaces have made the spread, appropriation, and evolution of language more rapid than ever before.
Whether you’re a millennial, Gen Xer, or baby boomer trying to stay up to date — or a Gen Zer in need of an explanation — here’s a handy list of 23 popular slang terms and the correct way to use them all.
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