If someone tells you JOMO, and you went what the hell is that, and immediately whips out your phone and searched through Google, you know you are old, cause you are still living with the FOMO.
We decided to help you crack the code on some of the commonly used slangs by our Gen Z-ers, to help you get a better grasp on their lingo.
JOMO = Joy Of Missing Out
The Gen Z-ers are no longer fearing of missing out on things, a polar opposite to Millennials-coined term FOMO. In fact, the future might see a shift where Gen Z may not see, or care, about the latest viral stunt on their social feed.
G.O.A.T = Greatest Of All Time
Unless you think a goat is the greatest animal of all time, this has nothing to do with it. It simply means being the absolute best, or the absolute best at something.
Example: Her song is the GOAT!
If you are already thinking of the brand, uh-uh, it’s not at all. It simply means good.
Example: Her drawings are gucci, I love it!
This word that was thrown at us left us dumbfounded. We had to do a little digging to really understand what it means. In context, it just means to throw something with force, but out of context you can also use it to describe an excitement, triumph, or happiness.
Example: Yeet! I passed my driving!
If you are referring to something as amazing that incited so much shock in you, WIG is the word to use.
“We found a cure for COVID-19!”
Nope, it has nothing to do with drinking or brewing. It just means gossip, and “spilling the tea” is the act of gossiping.
How to use: Spill the tea! Who is she dating?
It just means excitement, agreement, when you’re moving at a fast pace, or basically anything. Like a car driving away at high speed, with its wheels screeching.
Mom: Do you have a minute?
Me: Nope, gotta SKRT
Finsta = Fake Instagram
A finsta would be a fake instagram you used for posts you don’t want your parents, or wider family, to see, or fake account you used to stalk someone. It’s sort of a ‘real’ account, but is designed to be fake.
This expression is used to emphasize someone is not exaggerating about something hard to believe. Simply means - No joke, or For real.
Example: I didn’t even study for my test and I passed, no cap!
When you need to describe someone who is desperate for attention, approval, or compliments, you use this.
Example: She’s posted 10 selfies of herself, she’s thirsty!