QUIZ: Guess the Meaning of These Modern-Day Slang Terms

Modern-day slang terms should have their own dictionary because a new word’s popping up every other week. If we don’t keep up, we’ll get lost in all the lingo that Millennials and Gen-Zers are using. But for those of us who think they’re caught up on slang terms, here’s a quiz to test their knowledge. Who knows what “on fleek” means? What about “spill the tea”? Who’s up for the challenge?

Modern-day slang terms should have their own dictionary because a new word’s popping up every other week. If we don’t keep up, we’ll get lost in all the lingo that Millennials and Gen-Zers are using. But for those of us who think they’re caught up on slang terms, here’s a quiz to test their knowledge. Who knows what “on fleek” means? What about “spill the tea”? Who’s up for the challenge?

If goats are animals that we find in a farm, then what does G.O.A.T. mean?

  • Genuine Offer All Time
  • Greatest Of All Time
  • Genetic Offer And Testing
  • Grand Opening and Trash

G.O.A.T. is an acronym used to describe the greatest person of all time in anything, particularly in a major industry. For example, Madonna and Michael Jackson are the G.O.A.T.’s of the music industry.

G.O.A.T. is an acronym used to describe the greatest person of all time in anything, particularly in a major industry. For example, Madonna and Michael Jackson are the G.O.A.T.’s of the music industry.

What term would someone use to describe a person who's taking 3 hours to do their makeup or choose the perfect avocado at the grocery store?

  • Extra
  • Slow poke
  • Boring
  • Lit

When someone describes a person as extra, it refers to them being over the top. So, say that someone has taken three hours to buy groceries and they’re still not done, they’re acting extra.

When someone describes a person as extra, it refers to them being over the top. So, say that someone has taken three hours to buy groceries and they’re still not done, they’re acting extra.

How is someone acting if they’re being salty?

  • Bitter
  • Happy
  • Nervous
  • Sweet

Anyone who’s acting irritated, agitated, moody or bitter is often described as being salty. But no, it has nothing to do with the way they taste. Think of this term as the opposite of someone being sweet.

Anyone who’s acting irritated, agitated, moody or bitter is often described as being salty. But no, it has nothing to do with the way they taste. Think of this term as the opposite of someone being sweet.

Although it’s often used to describe a drink, in slang term, this word actually means gossip.

  • Pepsi
  • Tequila
  • Pop
  • Tea

Although no one’s sure where the term originated from, it’s believed that a lot of gossip gets spilled when people sit together to have a cup of tea, which is where it’s assumed that the slang term came from.

Although no one’s sure where the term originated from, it’s believed that a lot of gossip gets spilled when people sit together to have a cup of tea, which is where it’s assumed that the slang term came from.

If someone is extremely eager to attain something, they are:

  • Bored
  • Depressed
  • Okay
  • Thirsty

Although the word is used to describe someone who is parched and needs water, it is also slang for someone who is desperate for a date, social media attention or a compliment à la Kylie Jenner.

Although the word is used to describe someone who is parched and needs water, it is also slang for someone who is desperate for a date, social media attention or a compliment à la Kylie Jenner.

Which slang term is used to describe happiness over missing an event?

  • FOMO
  • Yuppy!
  • JOMO
  • Hurray!

The term "Joy of missing out" aka, JOMO, was supposedly created in 2012 by a blogger and it is used when stating that one is happy for missing an event, such as a party with friends who aren’t really friends at all, or a business party.

The term "Joy of missing out" aka, JOMO, was supposedly created in 2012 by a blogger and it is used when stating that one is happy for missing an event, such as a party with friends who aren’t really friends at all, or a business party.

Which of these terms is used to describe the right time to show up?

  • Bible studies
  • Graduation party
  • Chores
  • Test

This slang term is used when describing a reason to get really excited about an event and partying like there is no tomorrow, because everyone wants to go to a graduation party.

This slang term is used when describing a reason to get really excited about an event and partying like there is no tomorrow, because everyone wants to go to a graduation party.

What slang term describes someone who's getting progressively mad because they're hungry?

  • Hangry
  • Starving
  • Shandry
  • Hangerian

The term was actually used way back in 1956 and officially joined the list of words in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2018. Essentially the word is used to describe the anger a person feels when experiencing a prolonged period of hunger.

The term was actually used way back in 1956 and officially joined the list of words in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2018. Essentially the word is used to describe the anger a person feels when experiencing a prolonged period of hunger.

When someone sends a gif or a story that is extremely funny, one would respond by using which of the following?

  • ROFL
  • Oh, Cool
  • Meow
  • Dead

While LOL, LMAO and ROFL are pretty popular, the more modern slang term used is dead. Of course, it doesn’t mean that one is wishing death on the other person. Replying "dead" to a funny post someone tagged you on means that you laughed so hard, you died.

While LOL, LMAO and ROFL are pretty popular, the more modern slang term used is dead. Of course, it doesn’t mean that one is wishing death on the other person. Replying "dead" to a funny post someone tagged you on means that you laughed so hard, you died.

This slang term is used to describe someone who made a remark that was REALLY ruthless but actually true:

  • Moron
  • Mean person
  • Monster
  • Savage

Although savage describes someone who is wild, in slang terms it refers to someone who made a remark or quip that was bordering on aggressive, but actually really on point.

Although savage describes someone who is wild, in slang terms it refers to someone who made a remark or quip that was bordering on aggressive, but actually really on point.

How’s their day really going if they say their day is Gucci?

  • Quite well
  • Meh
  • Really Bad
  • They've been spending a lot

Although Gucci is a high end fashion brand, this term was used in the 1980s to describe something that was cool. In today’s modern slang, it is used to say that something is fine, great or fancy.

Although Gucci is a high end fashion brand, this term was used in the 1980s to describe something that was cool. In today’s modern slang, it is used to say that something is fine, great or fancy.

Which of these words would be used to describe a photo that a person likes online?

  • Yikes!
  • Blah
  • Gross
  • Goals

The word goal is often used to praise something we believe to be "goals." For example, a couple traveling around the world together, someone buying a house, or someone doing an impressive stunt. A happy group of friends traveling together might get a comment like “squad goals” while a romantic photo of a couple on vacation might get a comment like “couple goals.”

The word goal is often used to praise something we believe to be "goals." For example, a couple traveling around the world together, someone buying a house, or someone doing an impressive stunt. A happy group of friends traveling together might get a comment like “squad goals” while a romantic photo of a couple on vacation might get a comment like “couple goals.”

Another word for saying hooking up is?

  • Hulu and hoop
  • Netflix and chill
  • HBO and go
  • Amazon and party

In 2007, a Twitter user typed the phrase “Netflix and Chill” and over time, it was used to insinuate hooking up without actually coming right out and saying it so bluntly.

In 2007, a Twitter user typed the phrase “Netflix and Chill” and over time, it was used to insinuate hooking up without actually coming right out and saying it so bluntly.

Which word is used to describe someone who is oh-so predictable?

  • Spontaneous
  • Basic
  • Boring
  • Dull

This slang term is used to describe someone whose actions are so predictable that they wouldn’t surprise anyone if they snuck up behind them and shouted “Boo!” The word can also be used to describe something that's pretty much cliché, like drinking a pumpkin spice latte in October.

This slang term is used to describe someone whose actions are so predictable that they wouldn’t surprise anyone if they snuck up behind them and shouted “Boo!” The word can also be used to describe something that's pretty much cliché, like drinking a pumpkin spice latte in October.

Most people know what MOFO means, but what does FOMO mean?

  • Full of Mad Odor
  • Full of Motivation
  • Forget Moments
  • Fear of Missing Out

The use of the term FOMO began in the 2000s and spread like wildfire. It’s used to describe the fear of missing out on major life events. And yes! This is actually a real thing.

The use of the term FOMO began in the 2000s and spread like wildfire. It’s used to describe the fear of missing out on major life events. And yes! This is actually a real thing.

What is the meaning of the term BAE?

  • Before All Ends
  • Before Anyone Else
  • Beginning and End
  • Bored As Ever

BAE is used affectionately to describe a close friend or a significant other who means more to them than anyone else in the world. But it was originally used as an abbreviation for baby.

BAE is used affectionately to describe a close friend or a significant other who means more to them than anyone else in the world. But it was originally used as an abbreviation for baby.

What will someone accuse us of doing if we stop calling, texting or e-mailing for no reason?

  • Blowing off
  • Ignoring
  • Ghosting
  • Ghost Off

This slang term describes cutting off communications with someone like a friend or someone they’re dating. It might happen quickly, or it can happen gradually over time. The person this is happening to is said to have been ghosted.

This slang term describes cutting off communications with someone like a friend or someone they’re dating. It might happen quickly, or it can happen gradually over time. The person this is happening to is said to have been ghosted.

Which term is used when someone rejects a particular brand or celebrity?

  • Ghosting
  • Canceled
  • Ignoring
  • Blowing off

The term is used when a celebrity behaves inappropriately and their fans turn on them and reject them. This modern way of boycotting someone has become pretty popular, even when there is no definite proof of if someone actually did the things they’re being accused of.

The term is used when a celebrity behaves inappropriately and their fans turn on them and reject them. This modern way of boycotting someone has become pretty popular, even when there is no definite proof of if someone actually did the things they’re being accused of.

If one is forced to apologize but they aren’t really sorry, what would they say?

  • Sorry not sorry
  • Talk to the hand
  • Not!
  • Opposite Day

When we do something to someone and have absolutely no remorse after getting caught or called out on it, we might use this term, which basically means they’re not really sorry at all.

When we do something to someone and have absolutely no remorse after getting caught or called out on it, we might use this term, which basically means they’re not really sorry at all.

If someone sees something that’s totally incredible, they may say:

  • That’s whack
  • What the heck
  • What the crank
  • I can’t even

The phrase is used to express someone’s state of shock or disbelief over what they are seeing. This can be used to describe something cool like a skateboarder doing an unbelievable move or an ex wanting you back after 20 years.

The phrase is used to express someone’s state of shock or disbelief over what they are seeing. This can be used to describe something cool like a skateboarder doing an unbelievable move or an ex wanting you back after 20 years.

The word troll is used to describe a certain type of person online, but what does it mean?

  • A tiny creature living under a bridge
  • An elf from Middle Earth
  • An annoying person online
  • The big bad monster on a TV show

The term is used to describe someone that goes online and posts an offensive comment on purpose to rile people up and cause chaos among the online community.

The term is used to describe someone that goes online and posts an offensive comment on purpose to rile people up and cause chaos among the online community.

Which slang term merges the word fan with stalker?

  • Stalkan
  • Stan
  • Falk
  • Falker

In 2000, musician Eminem wrote a song called “Stan” and it has since been used to describe a fan that’s obsessed and quite crazy. It also happens to be the name of a boy, but that’s irrelevant.

In 2000, musician Eminem wrote a song called “Stan” and it has since been used to describe a fan that’s obsessed and quite crazy. It also happens to be the name of a boy, but that’s irrelevant.

If someone has text messages to prove somebody else lied, what is this called?

  • Evidence
  • Receipts
  • Undeniable proof
  • Trouble

The slang term receipt is used when someone has evidence like text messages that prove someone else lied about something. This can be in the form of a deleted tweet or a screencap of a NSFW photo.

The slang term receipt is used when someone has evidence like text messages that prove someone else lied about something. This can be in the form of a deleted tweet or a screencap of a NSFW photo.

If someone works a 9 to 5 shift and then goes to work again from 10 at night till 6 in the morning, they’re on what?

  • Sweatshop
  • Lamb
  • Grind
  • Whip

The slang term describes someone who is willing to go the extra mile to achieve their goal, which could mean doing a double shift at work to pay the bills or working out six hours a day to get in shape.

The slang term describes someone who is willing to go the extra mile to achieve their goal, which could mean doing a double shift at work to pay the bills or working out six hours a day to get in shape.

If someone doesn’t care about what people think about something controversial they’ve said, they might say what?

  • Talk to the hand
  • Leave the room
  • Smell my finger
  • Don’t at me

This term refers to the @ symbol used in front of a username on social media. When someone says this, they’re saying they don’t want anyone whining or complaining to them about what was just said.

This term refers to the @ symbol used in front of a username on social media. When someone says this, they’re saying they don’t want anyone whining or complaining to them about what was just said.

If someone is doing a task like making dinner, organizing their taxes or working on a spreadsheet, what are they doing?

  • Adulting
  • Grown-ing
  • Bossing
  • Tasking

Adulting is a word that people use to describe actions that seem grown up, like paying bills or running errands, and other things that would be foreign to anyone under the age of 18.

Adulting is a word that people use to describe actions that seem grown up, like paying bills or running errands, and other things that would be foreign to anyone under the age of 18.

If someone knows the in’s and out’s of issues concerning social awareness and current events, they would be considered ________.

  • Awake
  • Sleeping
  • Woke
  • Slept

Woke refers to an awareness of social issues and it may date back to the 1860s, when a popular group opposed to some issues was dubbed the Wide Awakes movement.

Woke refers to an awareness of social issues and it may date back to the 1860s, when a popular group opposed to some issues was dubbed the Wide Awakes movement.

If someone says that their party is going to be off-the-charts amazing, how might they describe it?

  • Lightning
  • Lit
  • Glow stick
  • Thunder

The word “lit” has been used as slang for over a century, but it used to mean that a person was drunk. Now it describes something that is exciting or excellent.

The word “lit” has been used as slang for over a century, but it used to mean that a person was drunk. Now it describes something that is exciting or excellent.

If someone looks like an absolute mess, someone might say that they are:

  • Racket
  • Clacking
  • Ratchet
  • Clogging

Ratchet was a slang term that originated in hip hop and may have origins from the word “wretched.” The word appears on rapper E-40’s 1998 album “The Element of Surprise.”

Ratchet was a slang term that originated in hip hop and may have origins from the word “wretched.” The word appears on rapper E-40’s 1998 album “The Element of Surprise.”

To subtly disrespect or ridicule someone is to…

  • Throw shade
  • Close the shades
  • Open the blinds
  • Throw windows

The first use of the word “shade” as slang was documented in the 1990 film “Paris Is Burning” which showcased the drag queen scene in Manhattan in the 1980s.

The first use of the word “shade” as slang was documented in the 1990 film “Paris Is Burning” which showcased the drag queen scene in Manhattan in the 1980s.

If a gamer describes their friends as someone they know “IRL,” how do they know them?

  • In Roleplay League
  • Inner Reality Linguistic
  • In a Roundabout Likelihood
  • In Real Life

IRL is an early text abbreviation that dates back to the days of flip phones, along with other terms like TTYL, BRB, LOL and IDK.

IRL is an early text abbreviation that dates back to the days of flip phones, along with other terms like TTYL, BRB, LOL and IDK.

If someone kind of likes to listen to Taylor Swift’s music, but they don’t like to tell people about it, how would they describe their fandom?

  • Stan
  • Shade
  • Low key fan
  • High key fan

To do something low key is to keep in on the down low, while high key is just the opposite. So, if someone does something low key, they don’t talk or brag about it much.

To do something low key is to keep in on the down low, while high key is just the opposite. So, if someone does something low key, they don’t talk or brag about it much.

If someone describes another person as “thicc,” what do they look like?

  • Curvy
  • Thin
  • Pretty
  • Booksmart

The term thicc usually applies to a full-figured body, but it can also be used humorously to describe anything that is large and in charge.

The term thicc usually applies to a full-figured body, but it can also be used humorously to describe anything that is large and in charge.

If someone does things that are normal and pretty boring or predictable, they could be described as:

  • Chief
  • Basic
  • Staples
  • Root

Some things that might be surprised as basic include watching episodes of “The Office” on Netflix, wearing UGG boots and drinking Starbucks frappuccinos.

Some things that might be surprised as basic include watching episodes of “The Office” on Netflix, wearing UGG boots and drinking Starbucks frappuccinos.

If something comes as a surprise, it will leave you:

  • Quaked
  • Wobbled
  • Stirred
  • Shook

If you’re shook, you’re shocked, scared, impressed, confused or even embarrassed. The slang term comes from the past tense of the word shake.

If you’re shook, you’re shocked, scared, impressed, confused or even embarrassed. The slang term comes from the past tense of the word shake.

This word means to make something work, even in difficult circumstance.

  • Polishing
  • Finessing
  • Flaring
  • Flourishing

To finesse means to do something intricate and refined, but many people use it to describe their successful actions in a situation that is otherwise difficult.

To finesse means to do something intricate and refined, but many people use it to describe their successful actions in a situation that is otherwise difficult.

This word appears in the hashtags of many people who are thankful for what they’ve got.

  • Blessed
  • Thanks
  • Blasted
  • Blooming

If someone says blessed, they probably mean to say that they feel lucky for something they have, like health, love, talent, or even just a new sweater.

If someone says blessed, they probably mean to say that they feel lucky for something they have, like health, love, talent, or even just a new sweater.

If a friend did a cartwheel in the middle of your living room, you might say:

  • Weird stretch, but alright
  • That’s wacky
  • Strange mood
  • Weird flex, but okay

To flex means to show off a skill, so saying “weird flex, but okay” signifies that showing off that skill was a strange thing to do in this situation, but you still rocked it.

To flex means to show off a skill, so saying “weird flex, but okay” signifies that showing off that skill was a strange thing to do in this situation, but you still rocked it.

A shady way of telling someone to leave a conversation is:

  • Bye, Felicia
  • Later Days, Jane
  • Bye bye, Melissa
  • See ya, Tommy

The phrase “bye, Felicia” comes from a scene in the 1995 film “Friday,” which starred and was co-written by Ice Cube. He describes the phase as what to say “to get anyone out of your face.”

The phrase “bye, Felicia” comes from a scene in the 1995 film “Friday,” which starred and was co-written by Ice Cube. He describes the phase as what to say “to get anyone out of your face.”

An acceptable response to something that you relate to is:

  • First
  • Speak
  • Mood
  • Over

“Mood” is exactly what is sounds like. The word is a great way to express that whatever you’re replying to expresses your current feelings, too. It’s similar to the 2010s slang “I’m feeling it.”

“Mood” is exactly what is sounds like. The word is a great way to express that whatever you’re replying to expresses your current feelings, too. It’s similar to the 2010s slang “I’m feeling it.”

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