Teen Tech Lingo Parents Should Know


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Teens seem to add new words to their vocabulary every other day, and many of these are used online. That’s why we have created a handy list to help you!

THE RELATIVELY INNOCENT TERMS

11:11 - 11:11 AM or 11:11 PM; it’s commonly believed that making a wish at these times makes it come true! Has connections to numerology and spirituality.

Awks - Short for ‘awkward.’

BTS - A popular boy band in Korea.

Bruh - Another slang for ‘bro’ or ‘dude.’

CYA - Two very different possible meanings: 1. See you. 2. (See RUDE list.)

Chillaxin’ - A compound word formed by adding ‘chilling’ with ‘relaxing.’

Dabbing - Again, two very different possible definitions! 1. (See DRUGS list.) 2. A trending dance move.

Dope - Awesome.

GOAT - Greatest of All Time.

GTG/G2G - Got To Go. Used to end a conversation.

Gucci - Not just the brand! Implies anything that’s extremely expensive.

High Key - Very much. The opposite of Low Key!

Hundo P - One hundred percent.

ILY - I Love You.

IRL - In Real Life.

ISO - In Search Of.

JK - Just Kidding. Used after pulling someone’s leg.

LMP - 1. Like My Pic. Used to ask someone to like one’s picture online. 2. (See SEXUAL list.)

Low Key - A little bit. The opposite of High Key!

Lit - Someone/something that is popular.

LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off. Used when a particular content is found to be extremely funny.

LOL - Laughing Out Loud. Sent after reading something funny.

NP - No problem.

Noob - Used to describe a novice in a field.

ROFLMAO - Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off. Used to refer to the funniest things you read!

Salty - To be bitter or irritable about something.

SMH - Shaking My Head. Used to express exasperation or frustration.

Snatched - Someone that looks good or is well-styled.