The 2019 Internet Dictionary

  • An insightful guide into the world of memes.
  • Learn how teens are communicating today.
  • The latest internet slang, in alphabetical order!

Each generation has its own unique, and sometimes bizarre, lingo it uses. Today, youngsters are taking to the internet and generating new and strange words and phrases at a rapid rate. Let’s explore each term and its meaning in alphabetical order.

AF: standing for ‘as fu*k’, used for emphasis, as in “I am happy AF.”

Bruv: slang for ‘brother’, and often said between friends. “What’s up, bruv?”

CBD: stands for cannabidiol, an extract of cannabis often ‘vaped’ by college students.

Doot: has many meanings but is often associated with a skeleton playing a trumpet, with the words ‘doot doot Mr. skeleton.’

Extra: said in response to someone doing something ridiculous. The term originates from people with down syndrome having an extra chromosome. Hence, they are being ‘extra.’

Friend zone: when a man is trying to date a woman and is rejected but still continues to be her friend, he is in the ‘friend zone.’

Git gud: (get good) used predominantly by gamers in response to another person complaining about the difficulty of a situation or videogame, especially Dark Souls.

Halp: (help) used when someone is struggling, usually in a comical setting. “She kept dropping her phone and yelling halp!”

Ikr: (I know, right?) is used to agree with someone, usually in a shallow way over text. “Omg, Ikr? He’s such a loser.”

Jartudatar: said comically and without meaning—usually to break an uncomfortable silence in the room.

K: (okay) usually said when someone says something disappointing or hurtful, and without any other words preceding or proceeding it. “I can’t go to prom with you.” “K”

Literally: synonymous with figuratively. This term is literally never used to mean literally but is instead used for emphasis on some non-literal thing. “If I don’t get this bonus I will literally die from stress.”

Meme: an image with accompanying text, used in a comical way, and always out of context. “Did you see that SpongeBob meme last weekend? I live for memes.”

NEET: (not in education, employment, or training) stands for an adult who isn’t working or planning on working in the immediate future, and is taken care of by a family member, usually their parents.

Oof: used when someone makes a major mistake or slip-up. “I was on my date last night and then I ripped a bad fart and now she won’t call me back.” “Oof.”

Pepe: a frog that decided the winner of the 2016 presidential election. It’s also a meme and is used in almost any setting without context.

Quake: (earthquake) used when an overweight person sprints quickly through a crowd, knocking down everything in their path.

RBF: (resting b*tch face) when a woman has a very mean-looking expression on her face, regardless of how she’s feeling. “Jessica has such an RBF! She looks pissed 24/7!”

Salty: synonymous with angry, usually over something very small. “He’s just salty because he woke up late to school.”

Thicc: when someone, usually a woman, has thick thighs and a large bottom. The frequency of the letter ‘c’ represents just how ‘thicc’ they are. “Dude, she was thicccccc af.”

UNIT: when a human or animal is extremely large and domineering. “The mountain in GOT (Game of Thrones) is an absolute UNIT.”

Vince: used in reference to a snake oil salesman who used to sell exercise manuals to skinny teenagers in the early 2000’s. “Don’t try to Vince me into buying another one of your books, bruv.”

Waifu: used by fans of Japanese culture who are romantically attracted to an anime or manga character, and who would marry them if they were real.

X-bomb: when you have an extremely sudden urge to evacuate your bowels, but don’t have enough time to make it to the bathroom you have dropped an ‘x-bomb.’

Yeet: synonymous with awesome, but is used in almost any context, regardless of whether it is actually awesome or not. “You’re fired.” “Yeet.”

Zuck: in reference to the CEO of a social media site—used when someone screws you over, especially when they gain profit from it. “He made you do his homework and then stole your bike? Deng, you got zucked hard.”

Victoria Ward

Victoria Ward is a freelance writer with a profound interest in psychology, holistic health, and fitness. Her hobbies include tennis, cooking, writing, and yoga. When she's not working she can be found playing with her corgi, Milo.

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