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WTF Does That Mean? Hipster Lingo Explained

13 June 2018

Da fuq! That’s so boujee rn! If that makes sense, then click through to the next story because you already know what’s up. For the rest of us, continue on. All the language these days is hard to keep up with, how did we get to the stage that we actually have to write a story about it. Actually, 2 stories as we had to do one last year too! These dang millennial hipsters are coming up with new phrases every day 🙄

Well, without a doubt it’s courtesy of popular rap music and social media that make impression on young millennial’s. Today’s generation have their own dialect; a compilation of odd acronyms and derivatives from the hell knows what. Moving right along, let’s explain all the terms the “cool” crowd use.

AF: This acronym stands for: as f*ck. Now you know, you’ll be dropping it at the end of everything. Hot AF. Tasty AF. Yeah it’s catchy AF.

Boujee: A slang term derived from the word bourgeois to suggest something or someone is ‘expensive’.

Clout chaser: People that troll more famous people to get more followers and attention. Weird hey? But they exist.

Fleek: To be “on fleek” is to be on trend, so you can be happy as larry if someone is saying this about you.

Ghosting: The action of disappearing and ceasing all communication after going on a few dates with someone. This deed is especially conducive to Tinder interactions.

Goals: Typically used with a hint of sarcasm to suggest something is aspirational but used for casual things. For example, your avocado on toast is breakfast goals.

Hipster: A cool kid who likes alternative things and emulates an organic/bohemian lifestyle.  But definitely not a hippie! Think hot, bearded, tatted and well-dressed boys in Bondi.

Hunty: A name made popular by drag queens (ever watched Ru Paul?). It’s an affectionate term for your bitchy friend.

Lit: When someone is getting tipsy or things are getting wild.

On point: Closely related to being “on fleek” –  same same but different.

Orbiting: Closely related to the term ‘ghosting’; to orbit someone is to stop communication but still stalk them on social media.

Salty: Throwing around some negative vibes? Then you’re acting salty.

Slay: To slay is to own the game in the style stakes.

Spider: People drop this when they’re suggesting you’re hanging around awkwardly by yourself in the corner.

SKKRT SKKRT: You will hear this in rap and rnb tracks. It’s means to pull away, avoid or dodge someone

Thirsty: A term used to describe anyone whose acting desperate or hungry for something or someone.

Turnt: When you’ve passed the one too many drinks stage, you are TURNT!

YASSS: This is an over the top way of saying yes, use it when you’re keen for something like drinks on a Friday night.

Whoosh: Ever tell a joke that goes right over someone’s head? Well this is what the word whoosh is for when that dodo doesn’t get your banter.

Woke: the aftermath of having a mind-blowing revelation about life.

Lingo lessons by Jennifer Aitken