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A Guide to Edgemont Student Slang

Language has always been fluid and dynamic. With our developing society, language has changed with us, with new words being added to an ever-growing dictionary. Edgemont is no exception, as students continue to add new slang into their vocabulary on the daily. It may be confusing as to what these new words mean so to help guide teachers (and maybe some students), this article has a compiled list of current slang words and their meanings. 



Ate 

Verb 


  1. To perform a task really well. Can be used in the context of appearance, grades, sports performance, etc. 


Ex:

“Did you hear the new Nicki Minaj song?”

“Yeah, she ate that “




Giving 

Adjective 


  1. To compliment someone, typically about their appearance


Ex: 

“Ooh girl, your outfit is giving”


  1. To exude; to give off a sense of   

Ex: 

“I love the top; it’s giving vintage” (Positive)

“I hate that shade of yellow; it’s giving highlighter” (Negative)



Delulu

Adjective 

  1. A colloquialism of the word delusional. Typically used to mock someone who has unrealistic expectations, especially in regards to romantic relationships. 


Ex:

“You’re delulu if you think you’re getting an A+ in AP Chemistry”



W or L 

Noun 


  1. An abbreviation for win and loss, respectively. 


Ex: 

“I got an 100 on the last math test”

“W”


“I failed my last math test”

“L”



Rizz

Noun


  1. Shortened version of charisma, meaning to have charm or good looks, or to charm someone else. 


Ex: 

“I asked her out but she rejected me”

“L rizz”



Yap

Verb 


  1. To talk too much. 


Ex: 

“You could write a book with all that yapping.”


Whether you decide to use these slang terms or not is up to you, but at least now you can understand either your students, if you are a teacher, or your peers, if you are a student. I hope this also serves as a reminder to you to stay up to date on trends. Also, please pay attention to when they aren’t trendy any longer. Using outdated slang is sometimes embarrassing, so trying to avoid it is groovy.

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