Keeping up with the millennial patios is a really hard thing. The generation that grew with the internet has really its own language. No shade, no tea, the language of the millennials develops faster than the Twitter trend. There are some words like “basic”, and “Netflix” with which you are familiar but below are 15 words which you won’t be able to understand.
Everyone knows that the correct word is “awake” but the millennials don’t care about that and use it to describe whether a person in a gathering or political meeting is paying attention.
The word was first used by a rapper Birdman in 2016. Respek is a slang spelling of respect, so when you are using respek in your sentence it means that you are giving that man respect.
You might be aware of the word “Adult” but what is “Adulting”? You can take it as a derivation of the adult which is used by the millennials when someone starts showing responsibility. Duties like changing the oil of a car, going to see your dentist, and paying your house rent all fall under the “adulting” category.
This word is mostly used in past tense and exhibits the meaning of deleted or rejected. For example, when someone asks a millennium whether he/she is still dating someone, the millennium may respond to this like: “No, he/she is canceled”.
This word is used when you are doing something secretly or down-low. For example, you are using Tinder low-key or you are low-key loving Eminem’s songs. And the antonym of low-key is high-key which means to do something openly.
Borrowed from drag communities, “snatched” is another famous millennium word. Usually, people use it to describe someone’s makeup or hairs. It means “on point” or sometimes “perfect”.
Everyone is well aware of the word “Shake” but where this “Shook” came from. It is another discovery of millenniums. It means to tremble or dislodge someone. But keep in mind, millenniums use it to point out to a mental state rather than a physical state.
Keep It 100
Millenniums use the phrase “Keep It 100” or use “100 emoji”. The meaning of this phrase is to “keep it real”. And other meanings of this phrase include staying true to your values, respecting others and keep the thing above board.
Derived from the name of a famous rapper “Drake” whose songs are all about emotions and insecurities, “Draking” is another invention of the millennials. The word describes a lot of emotional and sad situations such as texting your ex at late night or being sad about your past relationship.
You might be familiar with the words like the vibe, beautiful or artistic and “Aesthetic” also lies in the same category. You can use this word for a scene, a picture, or a video.
Originally, this word is used by millennials to show divine supremity but in most of the cases, they use it to show something positive on the social media. People use this word with the hashtag like #blessed on social media.
You might have heard the word “grow up”, and the meaning of “glow up” is almost the same as “grow up”. When a person grows up with a drastic style evolution, it means he/she is glowing up. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Matthew Lewis have glow up with the passage of time.
When millenniums want to say “it feels exactly like me”, they use “it me” and even sometimes only “me”. For example, while pointing towards a lazy cat, a millennium can say “it me”.
Everyone knows that Gucci is an Italian luxury handbags brand but for millennials, it has a different meaning. When they use “all Gucci”, it means they are saying everything is “all good” or “cool”.
Write in capital or smalls, every millennium knows that GOAT means “Greatest Of All Time”. This word is mostly used by the sports fans when they want to attribute a player as the best in the world. Grammarphobia reports that the world “greatest” was first used in 1992 for Muhammad Ali.