24 slang words teens and Gen Zers are using in 2020, and what they really mean

By Dominic-Madori Davis for insider.com

In a world dominated by meme culture, ever-changing social media platforms, and the ability to cram your thoughts into a 280-character tweet, your grasp of basic slang can make or break your credibility as a functional and supposedly cool human. 

Scroll through the comments of any Gen Z influencer’s Instagram feed, and you may feel completely out of the loop on what the world is talking about. 

Though many of these terms have been around for decadesoftentimes derived from the language of Black and queer communities, online spaces have made the spread, appropriation, and evolution of language more rapid than ever before. 

Whether you’re a millennial, Gen Xer, or baby boomer trying to stay up to date — or a Gen Zer in need of a refresher — here’s a handy list of 24 popular slang terms and the correct way to use them all. 

Extra: To be “extra” is to be unnecessarily dramatic and over the top.

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