Not Yet In The Dictionary... New Slang For 2019

January 8, 2019

Here's a few of the latest slang expressions for the new year...

 

1.  "Tea."  Either spelled T-E-A, or just the letter T.  It means "gossip."  So if you "spill tea" about someone, you're talking behind their back.

2.  "Beat."  It can be a verb or an adjective, and it's about applying make-up.  You might hear someone say, "I've gotta beat my face, because I've got a date tonight."

3.  "Snatched."  It means you look good.  So if you "beat your face" and you show up to an event looking fabulous, you're "snatched."

4.  "Basic."  That one's been around a while, so you've probably heard it.  Basically, anything mainstream is basic.  Pumpkin spice lattes, or having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory could all be described as "basic."

5.  "G.O.A.T."  It's an acronym that stands for "greatest of all time."  So if one of your younger co-workers says, "you're the goat," they're giving you a compliment.

6.  "Extra."  It means over-the-top.  Obviously to a greater extent than "basic" (see #4 above).

7.  "Gucci."  It basically just means good.  So if you like something, "it's Gucci."  It may be expensive too!

8.  "Thirsty."  It means you desperately want approval.

9.  "Keep it 100."  It means you're authentic, like "keep it real."

10.  "Ratchet."  It's normally used to describe someone who's obnoxious, rude, or trashy.  But it can also mean you're "cool" now, in the right context.

 

I'm kinda confused about that last one.  I probably won't use that slang until I hear how someone else applies it!