Ten Slang Terms You’ll Hear in 2019, and What They Mean
Oprah put together a huge list of slang terms you might hear in 2019. They're not all new, but here are ten you might not know yet . .
- "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.
- "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."
- "Snatched." It means you look good. So if you "beat your face" and you show up to an event looking fabulous, you're "snatched."
- "Basic." That one's been around a while, so you've probably heard it. Basically, anything mainstream is basic. Pumpkin spice lattes, a tattoo of a Chinese character, and having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory could all be described as "basic."
- "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.
- "Extra." It means over-the-top. But not necessarily in a good way. Like if someone accidentally bumps into you on the street and you key their car . . . the way you reacted was so "extra."
- "Gucci." It basically just means good. So if you like something, "it's Gucci."
- "Thirsty." It means you desperately want approval, or desperately want to get with someone in an R-rated way.
- "Keep it 100." It means you're authentic, like "keep it real."
- "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.