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

Business Insider Logo By insider@insider.com (Dominic-Madori Davis) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 24: Teens and members of Gen Z are now using a slew of new slang terms, many of which are confusing to older generations.If you've ever wondered what terms like "periodt," "snatched," or "big yikes" mean — then this guide is for you. Here's a list of 23 popular terms and the correct way to use each of them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.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 decades, oftentimes 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 an explanation — here's a handy list of 23 popular slang terms and the correct way to use them all. Ally Spier contributed to an earlier version of this article.Read the original article on Business Insider

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

  • Teens and members of Gen Z are now using a slew of new slang terms, many of which are confusing to older generations.
  • If you've ever wondered what terms like "periodt," "snatched," or "big yikes" mean — then this guide is for you. 
  • Here's a list of 23 popular terms and the correct way to use each of them. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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 decades, oftentimes 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 an explanation — here's a handy list of 23 popular slang terms and the correct way to use them all. 

Ally Spier contributed to an earlier version of this article.

Read the original article on Business Insider
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