Let Me Introduce You to the New TikTok Word “Cheugy”
It looks like Gen Z has found yet another way to insult Millennials. They are now calling us "Cheugy". Which, isn't even a word, but, I guess they're making it a word.
It wasn't that long ago that Gen Z determined that skinny jeans, side parts and laughing emojis were deemed outdated- an obvious attack on millennial's! Cheugy (pronounced chew-gee, by the way) is hard to explain, but much easier to identify.
It's basically someone who likes to follow outdated trends. Urban Dictionary defines it as:
Another way to describe aesthetics/people/experiences that are basic. It was coined by a now 23 year old white woman in 2013 while a student at Beverly Hills High School, on whom the irony is apparently lost. According to the New York Times, "cheugy (pronounced chew-gee) can be used, broadly, to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard."
It's Gen Z's way of saying "basic".
Here are 10 things that might determine if you are Cheugy:
- You use Herbal Essence shampoo
- You're all about #GirlBoss aesthetic
- Cheesy hashtags and captions
- You love Disney and you're an adult (how dare they?!)
- Jean jackets
- You like the "Garden State" soundtrack
- Graphic tees
- Decorative wooden signs from your home
- Anything related to "Friends"
- Axe body spray
For more, check out this video:
Apparently the term was coined back in 2013, but it is now picking up steam- especially since it seems like trolling millennials is the new trend among Gen Z.
In the end, like what you like, be basic or cheugy, life is too short to be caring about what the generation who ate Tide Pods think.
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