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Teen Talk Translated on ASKfm

publication date: Jan 20, 2016

ASKfm logoASKfm, the largest social Q&A network has released the top 20 trending list of slang words and acronyms posted in the app by teens, including their corresponding definitions.

A few popular, but cryptic, symbols and emojis also made the cut, rounding out a list designed to help parents get in tune with the lingo “teens these days” are using on social apps and sites.

1.      PAP

     Acronym meaning “post a picture”

2.      Bad

     Just like the olden days of parents’ yore, bad still means good but it has shifted slightly and means something even more positive like hot

3.      Ship

     Short for relationship

4.      :3

     A symbol meant to represent the cat face made by anime characters when they say something clever, sarcastic, or comment on something cute

5.      IDEK

     Acronym for “I don’t even know…”

6.      IKR

     Acronym meaning “I know, right?”

7.      OOTD

     Acronym for “outfit of the day;” commonly used to prompt someone to post a picture of their current outfit or to share your current outfit with friends/followers

8.      SMH

     Acronym for “shaking my head;” in reference to something distasteful

9.      Dime

     The highest rating on a scale of 1-10; used to share approval or express how good something is

10.  THOT

     Acronym meaning “that ho over there;” used to describe females with a promiscuous reputation

11.  Netflix and chill

     Code for hooking up or a “booty call”

12.  Savage

     Used to describe something that is hardcore or extreme, in a good way

13.  AF

     Acronym “as f***” used to express the severity of something  (e.g. hot AF)

14.  TBR

     Acronym for “to be rude;” usually said before the person shares their true – and harsh – feelings

15.  Peep

     Can refer either to friends (your people), or to look at/listen to (e.g. peep this)

16.  Slept

     Can refer to hitting someone hard enough to knock them out, missing out on something awesome, or to be extremely high

17.  GOAT

     Acronym for “greatest of all time”

18.  No chill

     Used to describe someone who is being irrational

19.  Likers get rate

     A phrase that implies the original poster will rank anyone that likes/comments/answers a post, typically around how cool they are perceived to be or how they look; also used to incent followers to like posts to get something (usually indicated in the post) in return

20.  Frog emoji + coffee cup emoji

     Based off a popular meme of Kermit the Frog drinking a cup of tea, teens use this emoji combo to sarcastically imply “but that’s none of my business” or “I’m just saying”