Ten Slang Terms You'll Hear in 2019 & What They Mean

Someone put together a huge list of slang terms you might hear in 2019.  They're not all new, but here are ten you might not know yet . . .

1.  "Tea."  Either spelled T-E-A, or just the letter T. It means "gossip." So if you "spill tea" about someone, you're talking behind their back.

2.  "Beat."  It can be a verb or an adjective, and it's about applying make-up. You might hear someone say, "I've gotta beat my face for a hot date tonight."

3.  "Snatched."  It means you look good. So if you "beat your face" and you show up to an event looking fabulous, you're "snatched."

4.  "Basic."  That one's been around a while, so you've probably heard it. Basically, anything mainstream is basic, .like Pumpkin spice lattes. 

5.  "Damn, Gina." It’s a throwback to the ‘90s sitcom Martin, in which Martin would regularly use the phrase when addressing his wife Gina (Tisha Campbell-Martin). Use this phrase to express amazement or  approval.

6.  "Extra." It means over-the-top, but not necessarily in a good way. If someone accidentally bumps into you on the street and you refuse to accept their apology, the way you reacted was so "extra." 

7.  "Gucci." It basically just means good. So if you like something, "it's Gucci." 

8.  "Thirsty." It means you desperately want approval, or desperately want to get with someone in an R-rated way.

9.  "Kiki." Kiki is not just from that song where people were jumping out of their cars, kiki has a couple meanings: it's used to describe a party, and is also used as in sharing gossip.

10.  "Ratchet."  It's normally used to describe someone who's obnoxious, rude, or trashy. But it can also mean you're "cool" now, in the right context.

More 2019 terms from the source, Oprah, here. Here's a video from a few months ago on a few more additions....

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