But before you break into a sweat, our list of internet slang words will have your back in any social situations. So the next time you’re on a coffee run and your buddy call says it’s ‘basic’, you won’t have to nod your head unknowingly again.
OTP a.k.a One True Pairing
What it means - When you appreciate a couple that is made for each other being together romantically.
Usage - George and Amal Clooney are definitely the OTP of my dreams!
JSYK a.k.a Just So You Know
What it means - An acronym used to update or inform, another version of FYI a.k.a. For Your Information
Usage - Everyone’s a Lady Gaga fan now but JSYK, I was her fan right from her Mother Monster days
What it means - A combination of the words tight and dope. Something that is spectacular and wonderful.
Usage - Those leather leggings and boots looked so tope together!
What it means - To talk badly or denounce someone whom you dislike.
Usage - It was obvious that she couldn’t stand her, based on how she threw so much shade last night.
What it means - Target. A position that you would want to be in.
Usage - Looking at her being CEO gives me serious career goals.
What it means - A manner of bragging about oneself without doing it outright and shrouding it in humility
Usage - She’s been humblebragging all week about planning her wedding and getting a promotion at work.
What it means - Amazing or awesome.
Usage - Her birthday dinner last night was so lit!
What it means - Someone who is exceptional at what they do and worked hard for it.
Usage - Just one look at his achievements will show you what a baller guy he is!
Slay or slaying
What it means - The act of achieving the extraordinary
Usage - Beyoncé slayed her performance at the Super Bowl!
Ship or Shipping
What it means - To show your support or endorsement of a relationship.
Usage - I completely ship Alia and Siddharth, they make such a great couple!
What it means - The new way of saying bro in order to address a person
Usage - Are we done with the groceries, sis?
What it means - To describe something as being the very best.
Usage - That stake was was savage; I’ve never had anything that good before!
What it means - A shout of excitement in support of an individual.
Usage - Lady Gaga’s Bowie tribute was exceptional! Yass Queen!