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104 Urban Dictionary Words You Need to Understand the Internet

75. Ratchet — a diva, especially one from an urban area or of lower socioeconomic status, who incorrectly believes she is every man’s dream

76. Rendezbooze — a designated time and place to drink with a group of friends (e.g., MacLaren’s Pub in How I Met Your Mother)

77. Rickroll — a prank involving sending a video with a promising or salacious title that turns out to be a video of Rick Astley singing “Never Gonna Give You Up”

78. Said no one ever — an expression used to convey the absurdity of a statement, usually with a significant pause before the word “ever” (e.g., when referring to a shirt the speaker thinks is hideous, “What an awesome shirt! Said no one… ever.”)

79. Salmon — a man who likes to date younger women (i.e., swims upstream)

80. Salty — mad, upset

81. Savage — someone who has acted ruthlessly (can also be used as a compliment)

82. Selfie — a picture one takes of herself or himself, usually with a camera phone, and often with the purpose of uploading it to social media sites

83. Sext — to send suggestive text messages or photos

84. Shook — incredibly shocked or surprised, shaken to your core

85. Side boob — the side portion of the female breast visible when a woman wears skimpy or ill-fitting clothing

86. Skrill — money or capital

87. Snail mail — the use of the regular postal service rather than email (the implication often being that it will take longer to get it and could have been sent via email)

88. Sniff test — an olfactory exam of a previously worn (dirty) item of clothing to determine whether it’s acceptable to wear again

89. Swag — from swagger, a term used to refer positively to the manner in which someone presents himself or herself (individuals with swag are generally considered confident and/or cool)

90. Sweet — an intensive that expresses satisfaction or indicates awesomeness (usually with a prolonged vowel sound)

91. That’s what she said — A one-liner response to indicate what the individual just said to you could have a sexual connotation (also, that’s what he said)

92. Trout — a man who likes to date younger women (i.e., swims downstream)

93. Twerk — a rhythmic dance featuring the gyration of the hips, often creating a rippling effect in the buttocks, with the intent of eliciting sexual arousal or amusement from the audience (for examples, please search “Miley Cyrus”)

94. Turnt — dual meanings, though related: one is drunk, the other is excited or hyped, particularly for a party

95. Typeractive — someone who’s overly talkative in emails or text

96. Upskirt — a video or photograph taken up a girl’s skirt, with or without undies (photo may be taken by the woman or another individual)

97. Virgin ears — a term used to call attention to someone’s naiveté (specifically someone who hasn’t been exposed to talk about sex, drugs, profanity, etc.)

98. W00t! — a term of excitement believed to be short for “woo loot,” as in winning a lot of money in gaming (also woot!)

99. Woke — being aware, knowing what’s going on in the community

100. Word out — marks the departure of the speaking individual from a conversation (also name out, similar to television personality and popular radio DJ Ryan Seacrest’s sign-off, “Seacrest out”

101. WTF — initials for “what the fuck,” often used in informal typewritten communications (e.g., texts, Twitter) or pronounced as initials in situations in which dropping the F-bomb would be inappropriate

102. X-factor — possessing an indescribable quality that makes one desirable or interesting;  je ne sais quoi (also the name of a reality singing competition)

103. YOLO — (you only live once) an initialism used to express a carpe diem (seize the day) sentiment in relation to a silly, stupid or irresponsible act (e.g., I’m wearing two different colored socks because YOLO)

104. Zombie ad — a political advertisement that continues to appear after the election is over

A version of this article was originally published in January 2014.

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