the Best Slang words of 2014

If you know any other slang terms that were popular in 2014, please add them to the comments below!

Bad Bitch: a woman that is strong, smart, classy, financially independent, and does not need help from others to get what she wants.

Example: “Why does Trina always call herself the ‘Baddest Bitch’?”.

Bae(s): “Before Anyone Else”. Is often used as a word for “girlfriend” or “boyfriend”. Also used to mean things like “babe”, “baby”, “girl”, and is often a used as a slang term for “girls” in general

Example: “I just want to be with my bae tonight.”

Band(s): thousands of dollars (each “band” is $1,000)

Example: “I can’t believe you only had to spend 3 bands to get this car!”

Basic / Basic Bitch: (typically) a woman that that is very unoriginal in the way she acts, dresses, and thinks.

Example: “Stop being so basic, and lets do something different tonight!”.

Buy the Bar: to buy a large number of alcoholic drinks (usually at a bar)

Example: “I just got paid! Imma buy the bar tonight.”

Cake: a voluptuous buttocks (although this is the meaning of other recently popular slang terms as well)

Example:”Make sure to do your squats if you want a little more cake back there.”

Cray / Cray Cray: crazy

Example: “That trick was cray cray!”

Do / Doe: Currently very popular ways to spell “though”. Like word “Tho” below.

Example: “Kim and Kanye doe!”

(on) Fleek: Very good or great. Similar to saying “on point”

Example: “Kendall’s style was on fleek in that last episode!”

Kush: very high quality marijuana

Example: “Kush is supposed to be the most expensive weed you can buy right now.”

Molly: very high quality ecstacy

Example: “I don’t pop molly, I rock Tom Ford”

Poppin’ Bands: spending large amounts of money (thousands of dollars)

Example: “Did you get a raise? You have been poppin’ bands tonight.”

Poppin’ Tags: To go shopping

Example: “I just got paid. Let’s pop some tags!”

Ratchet: Someone or something that is ugly, gross, annoying, unappealing, broken, etc. Similar to the slang term “ghetto”.

Example: “Man my car is so ratchet. I need a new one!”

Selfie: a picture of oneself

Example: “Can you take a picture of me? This sefie just isn’t working out.”

Surfboard: A specific sexual position (heard in Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” song)

Example: “Does anyone know what Beyonce is talking about? What does Surfboard mean?”

the Ceiling Can’t Hold Us: Nothing can hold us down. Similar to the term “Raise the Roof”.

Example: “I just got paid. Let’s pop some tags!”

Tho: Currently a very popular way to spell “though”. Like word “Do” above.

Example: “Kim and Kanye tho!”

Throw Shade: To subtly gossip, talk trash, or say negative things about someone or something

Example: “Did you see that video of Mariah Carey talking shade on Nick Minaj?”

Throwed (Tho’d): To be intoxicated, drunk, high, etc.

Example: “Why does he have to get tho’d all the time. It’s not healthy.”

Turnt Up: To be extremely drunk or high (or both).

Example: “I can’t drive tonight, I am completely turnt up.”

Twerk: To shake one’s buttocks and legs, usually in a squatting position

Example: “Did you see the Miley Cyrus Twerk fest on the VMAs last night?”

Yiking: A type of booty shaking/booty dance similar to Twerking. This dance usually involves the legs and buttocks being moved from side to side in a snakeing motion.

Example: “I love yiking to that song “Red Nose” by Sage!”

YOLO: You Only Live Once

Example: “Don’t be scared man, YOLO!”

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