If you do not know that teenagers have their own language then you either do not have a teenager or you are out of touch with your teenager. We are helping you out here by sharing what is new in parenting teens today. Teens have their own language and its helpful for parents and other adults to know what some of the languages are.
Fun and Harmless Teenage Slangs
With these ones, there’s nothing to worry about
You need to know them so you’re not in the dark when teenagers are trying to keep their convo on a dl
Bruh–A casual nickname for “bro”
Dl– Down low (trying to be coded)
Extra– When someone is being too difficult to deal with or doing over-sabi e.g Ella is always extra
Fall hand – Disappoint
Fashi– Forget something
Fam–Their closest friends
Gucci–Something is good or cool e.g Gucci gang
I’m weak–Short for “That was funny!
Lit– cool or awesome
TBH–Acronym for “To be honest”
Snatched– You’ve probably heard “eyebrows on fleek” ,“my eyebrows are snatched is the new improved version”…lo
Squad–Term for their friend group
Woke– Stay woke… to be highly aware of social issues
Teenage slangs that are not necessarily wrong or worrisome
These are just not as fun and harmless as the first list and they require attention. Your teen is likely getting a bit mischievous
Bae– “Before anyone else” used for boyfriend or girlfriend or someone they love
Curve–To reject someone romantically
Low Key–A warning that what they’re saying isn’t something they want everyone to know
Salty–To be bitter about something or someone
Skurt–To go away or leave
Straight fire–Something is hot or trendy
Sip tea–To mind your own business
Throw Shade– To be mean to someone by subtly insulting or making fun of them.
Teen slangs that you should definitely be wary about
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We shouldn’t wait until our teens become secretive or spend too much time on the phone before we know something is up.
Thirsty – Being desperate for something often in ways that are not attractive
Down in the DM– Short for plans in their social media or texts for an oncoming sexual hook-up
Smash – To have casual sex
Netflix ‘n Chill – To meet under the pretence of watching Netflix/TV together when actually planning to meet for “making out” or sex
CU46 – Acronym for “See you for sex”
9–Short for “A parent is watching!”
GNOC – Acronym for “Get naked on camera”
The Social world is moving too fast with different cultures from around the world coming in contact and our teens are caught in the middle. It is our job to lead them down the right path and save them from themselves if need be. As a parent, we should always be on the look out and watch out for some social media trends that are harmful. Some of the songs they listen to also need to be censored.