Teen Talk – Phrases From the Urban Dictionary You Should Know

If this is the first time you’re hearing about the so-called “urban dictionary,” it’s probably because you’re too old for it or you’ve been living under a rock. The “urban dictionary” is composed of street slang that is used by teens in their everyday language. While the collection of words are ranging from the appropriate to the absurd or explicit ones, the dictionary is not to be taken seriously and used just for fun.

Here are a few of the latest phrases from the urban dictionary you should know. One of the recent phrases submitted to the website is shoulder tapping. The phrase means using the help of other person over the age of 21 to buy alcohol for the underage. When used in a sentence, here is a good example. “Let’s go clubbing tonight, but I lost my fake ID so let’s just do some shoulder tapping.”

Above is an example of the phrases used in different contexts and situations. Once a phrase is submitted to the urban dictionary, there are also features on the website that allows users to rate the phrase up or down. Let’s look at another phrase and its usage.

The slang is “food douche.” It basically critic about a food item because you’ve tasted better. Here is a conversation between friends:

Friend 1: I love this burger

Friend 2: It sucks, I’ve tasted better.

Friend 1: Will you stop being a food douche?

If you are a parent or guardian, you might want to check out the phrases from the urban dictionary you should know to understand your teen better and to be able to relate to the current trends. The urban dictionary is pretty cool because it covers different topics ranging from fashion to music and lifestyle. Let’s take a look at one example for fashion.

“What a cute shress that girl is wearing.” Yes, you read it right. The shress is an article of clothing that is a fusion of a shirt and a dress. This could mean an oversized shirt that is still chic enough to be a dress.

If girls are teased for PMS or mood swings just before their period, the urban dictionary also came up with a phrase for the male counterpart; the phrase is known as manstration. The usage in a sentence is “Why are you whining and complaining? Are you on your manstration?”

Don’t get offended if someone tells you you’re a good hang. It is not an insult, rather a compliment. It actually means you’re fun to be with.

There are thousands of phrases in the urban dictionary that are worth reading- and using, if you are a teen. Some of them are even used in songs of young music artists. The dictionary is growing in popularity because it’s hip to learn these new words and phrases that teenager’s use. You could also see the creativity of the phrases (such as combination of words) or coming up with new phrases to fill the dictionary.