You know what OMG, LMAO, and LOL mean, so you’re good, right? Wrong. Between secret text codes, ever-changing terms for gender and sexuality, and the not-so-secret language of marijuana, it’s tough to keep up. But don’t worry. We’ve collected 12 of the newest teen slang words and acronyms for 2019 to help keep you informed.
A “finsta” is a second Instagram account used for sharing with a smaller circle of friends and followers. This account is sometimes kept a secret from parents. Kids usually post info that is secretive from their public profile.
An acronym for “to be honest.” Usually used after the phrase, “Can’t relate.” Used together, this phrase makes an event less severe since the speaker can’t relate to it.
IN A TEXT: Your dog died? Can’t relate tbh.
Teen Slang 2019 – NEXT UP – Three somewhat obvious acronyms.
An acronym for “right now.”
IN A TEXT: I can’t go to the party, I’m busy rn.
Abbreviation for “family.”
IN A TEXT: I’m out with my fam.
An acronym for “Where you at?”
IN A TEXT: I’m by your car, wya?
Teen Slang 2019 – NEXT UP – Sound effects used as words.
There’s no technical definition. It’s used when something bad happens and you don’t know how to respond. It’s like you’ve been punched in the gut and you’re exhaling a bunch of air.
IN A TEXT: Her dog died. Oof!
No actual definition. It’s a term to express excitement, approval, or surprise, usually when someone throws something from far away or if they do a killer dance move.
IN A TEXT: Did you see him throw that apple core into the trash can? Yeet!
FUN FACT: Dictionary.com says that “yeet” is an organic interjection that sounds similar to exclamations like “Yes!” or “Aight!” The website notes, “The term [spread] as a dance in black social media culture in February 2014. Several people are credited for the dance, including YouTuber Milik Fullilove, who calls out Yeet! as he does his moves with personal flourishes.”