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Liv­ing your best life When what you are do­ing is help­ing you live your life to its full po­ten­tial: ‘I’m eat­ing av­o­cado on toast and liv­ing my best life.’ Lit Can either be used to de­scribe an ex­cit­ing sit­u­a­tion or be­ing in­tox­i­cated: ‘Let’s get lit tonight.’ Turn up (or turnt up) It’s time to party. Slay De­scrib­ing some­one who looks good and is con­fi­dent about it: ‘You slay, girl!’ Yaaas queen A pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tion, used to greet some­one liv­ing their best life. Bou­jee An ab­bre­vi­a­tion of bour­geois, used to de­scribe some­thing that’s high class: ‘Your nails are so bou­jee!’ Ba­sic A put­down de­rived from the term ‘ba­sic bitch’ (some­one who is only in­ter­ested in main­stream fash­ion and trends). Of­ten used to de­scribe some­one who is de­void of any in­ter­est­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics: ‘You’re so ba­sic.’ Ex­tra Used to de­scribe over-the-top, dra­matic be­hav­iour: ‘She’s so ex­tra!’ Can­celled De­scrib­ing some­thing or some­one who is no longer rel­e­vant to your life, also some­thing that is not po­lit­i­cally cor­rect: ‘You’re can­celled.’ Vibey Used to de­scribe a good at­mos­phere: ‘It’s vibey in here.’ Bae Acro­nym of Be­fore Any­one Else, it’s also an­other word for some­one’s boyfriend or girl­friend. Af Short­ened ver­sion of ‘as f***’, used to ex­ag­ger­ate some­thing’s mean­ing: ‘You’re ba­sic af.’ Okurrr Formerly ‘OK’, this ver­sion is spun out by rolling your tongue. Woke Alert to racial or so­cial dis­crim­i­na­tion and in­jus­tice; fre­quently in ‘stay woke’.

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