Millennial-speak dictionary

Mikayla Williams
By Mikayla Williams
September 29th, 2017

I realized that when I write blog posts, I write in the tone of the subject. For my last blog post about Wendy’s (which you can read here) I used a lot of terms that Wendy’s or their customers who follow them on Twitter would use. That doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone else will understand, so here is a list of common millennial/Gen Z terms and their meanings.

P.S. This can also come in handy if you are trying to reach a younger audience.

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Savage: When someone (or some company) is brutally honest and doesn’t care if they offend anyone.
How it’s used in a sentence: Wendy’s tweets are savage.

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Extra: When someone is being over the top or very exaggerated.
How it’s used in a sentence: She is so extra, she always goes way too far.

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Lit: Describes when something is happening or going well. Not a commentary on the lighting in a room.
How it’s used in a sentence: This party is totally lit!

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On Fleek: Looking good, or perfect.
How it’s used in a sentence: Those eyebrows are on fleek.

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Bae: Girlfriend/Boyfriend. Before All Else.
How it’s used in a sentence: I love my bae.

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Snack: Attractive person.
How it’s used in a sentence: Justin Timberlake is a snack.

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Shoot my shot: Go for it.
How it’s used in a sentence: I saw her and knew I had to shoot my shot, so I asked her out.

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Ghost: When you stop talking to someone after a date. Not a Halloween costume.
How it’s used in a sentence: He totally ghosted me after our first date.

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Curve: Ignore someone interested in you.
How it’s used in a sentence: Rhianna curved Drake at the awards show last night.

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Sliding into the DMs: When someone writes a direct message on Twitter or Instagram.
How it’s used in a sentence: We met because she slid into my DMs.

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About the Author:

Mikayla Williams

Never a wallflower, Mikayla applies her creative energy and way with words to social media and content marketing campaigns. In addition, she supports many of our client teams through managing the details that keep projects moving in the right direction and creating exciting content. Mikayla is HubSpot Certified in Inbound Methodology and is Vehr’s resident Google Analytics expert. Outside of work, Mikayla is involved in HYPE Connections and can be found trying out local restaurants.

Mikayla is a Xavier University graduate with a degree in PR and minors in business and psychology. She started at Vehr as an intern, and after graduation she joined the team as an account coordinator. Prior to joining Vehr, she interned at Just Fabulous Inc., where she monitored social media, created media stylebooks and sent apparel samples to stylists and magazines across the country.