2015 was the year of 鈥渙n fleek鈥 and #squadgoals, but now that we鈥檝e turned the corner, it鈥檚 time to retire some of that old slang and change up your vocab for the new. After all, we live in constant fear of being out of touch, right? (Okay, maybe it鈥檚 just me.) We were already surprised recently when news broke last year that LOL was out, so to be absolutely sure that we鈥檙e dialed in on how all the cool kids are speaking this year, we asked a group of seniors from Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks, California for the 411 (no one says that anymore, FYI) on 2016鈥檚 hottest slang. Get ready to blow that mind.


1. Lit: An abbreviated way to say literally or an expression for pumped or popular. Ex: 鈥淟ast night, the office party was lit.鈥

2. Gucci: Derived from the name of the upscale fashion retailer, this term means 鈥渞eally cool鈥 and is used in the same manner as Paris Hilton鈥檚 鈥淭hat鈥檚 Hot鈥 catchphrase of the 鈥00s. Example: 鈥淵our new stand-up desk? That鈥檚 Gucci.鈥

3. Snatched: This is 2016鈥檚 response to 鈥渇leek.鈥 Snatched means 鈥渇ierce.鈥 Ex: 鈥淵our baby鈥檚 gender-neutral name is snatched!鈥

4. Salty: Bitter, upset. Ex: 鈥淪he鈥檚 really salty she couldn鈥檛 give her presentation yesterday.鈥

5. O.T.P. (One True Pair): Two people who are meant to be together. Ex: 鈥淏ritney Spears and Justin Timberlake are my O.T.P.鈥

6. Sus: An abbreviation for acting suspicious or being shady. Ex: 鈥淢y S.O. has been acting sus 鈥 he鈥檚 either gonna propose or he鈥檚 two-timing.鈥

7. Clutch: This term means 鈥渃ool鈥 or 鈥渏ob well done.鈥 It鈥檚 used similarly to Gretchen Weiner鈥檚 鈥渇etch,鈥 but not quite. Sorry, Gretchen. Quit trying to make 鈥渇etch鈥 happen. It鈥檚 not going to happen. Ex: 鈥淵our kitchen remodel is so clutch.鈥

8. Roast: Something you say after someone gets verbally burned. Ex: 鈥淥oh, you just got roasted!鈥

9. Fire: Super hot and trendy. Not to be confused with 鈥渙n fire,鈥 this term in 2016 is just plain 鈥渇ire.鈥 Ex: 鈥淲here did you get those comfy looking shoes? They鈥檙e fire.鈥

10. Ship: A term for when you want two people to be in a relationship with each other. Ex: 鈥淚 ship Ross and Rachel so hard.鈥

Do you have a fave slang word of 2016 that we missed? Tweet us @BritandCo!

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