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10 Millennial Words You Need to Familiarize Yourself With This 2017

Learn the words on the street.
10 Millennial Words You Need to Familiarize Yourself With This 2017
ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
Learn the words on the street.

2016 may have been cancelled, but it got us woke this 2017! We're seeing that things are turning out to be a little Gucci from now on, fam. We're totally on our way to a v exciting year ahead, so don't be afraid to be extra. Leave the saltiness behind, and low key enjoy every ounce of your W.

Nope, I am not speaking a different language; it's still English. But in this day and age, some words already have a slightly different meaning. Get updated with the latest slang on the street by familiarizing yourself with the following words:

1. Cancel(led)

Definition: verb. It means to reject something because it's no longer trendy or it's become too ratchet.

How to use it:

"Are you going to wear that top?"

"No, that trend is cancelled."

2. Dead

Definition: noun. When one dies after seeing something that slays (or really looks good); can also be used to refer to oneself when he/she is in big trouble or stress.

How to use it:

"I have never seen her in sleek hair! So dead!"

"I have a lot of things to do here. I'll be dead in no time."

3. Extra

Definition: adj. Something that is over the top, excessive, overly dramatic

How to use it:

"Oh my goodness, she actually made a cake for her dog! That's so extra!"

4. Fam

Definition: noun. Short for family; the new term for squad.

How to use it:

"Fam, aren't we all looking so glam today?!"

5. Gucci

Definition: adj. Associated with the rise of the fashion house Gucci, the said slang pertains to something cool, of high quality or flashy.

How to use it:

"OMG, your car is so Gucci!"

6. Low key

Definition: adj. Refers to something that you do that you don't want everybody else to know. Think of it as your guilty pleasure.

How to use it:

"I am low key obsessing over KUWTK. I even watch the re-runs!"

7. Salty

Definition: adj. Feeling of irritation or bitterness towards some event that may be happening or have happened in the past

How to use it:

"My, my, someone's still feeling salty just because the last pair wasn't in her size."

8. W (pronounced as /dub/)

Definition: noun. Not to be confused with the small letter w (which means "with"), W means to catch a win. It's the antithesis of L or a loss.

How to use it:

"That deal is such a W! Get it before anyone does! "

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9. V

Definition: adj. Abbreviated form of very, mostly used in online conversations.

How to use it:

"Just how excited are you for our GNO tonight?"

"vvvvvvvv!!!" 

10. Woke

Definition: adj. To be enlightened or socially aware; associated to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

How to use it:

"Are you still using that thing?"

"Nah. I got woke, fam."

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