TikTok slang explained: FYP, POV, PFP – What do they mean?

Georgina Smith
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For the past few years, TikTok users across the globe have created their own language of slang words and phrases, which is confusing some people.

While TikTok has been around since 2016, the past few years have undoubtedly been the most prolific yet for the video-based social media app, with internet users flocking to the platform to share funny videos, tips, and memes, and to join in on the latest trends.

But if you’ve scrolled through the platform, you’ve more than likely encountered a few words or acronyms for which you don’t know the meaning. Some of these are specific to TikTok, and others are commonly used terms used on the internet more broadly.

Here are some of the most popular terms used on TikTok.

What does 1437 mean on TikTok?

1437 is another way of saying ‘I love you forever.’ Each number in the acronym corresponds to how many letters there are in each word: ‘I’ is one letter, ‘love’ is four letters, ‘you’ has three letters, and ‘forever’ has seven letters. You will see this in both videos and comment sections on the platform.

What does 304 mean on TikTok?

A 304 is a term used to refer to a promiscuous woman or sex worker. If you type the number 304 into an old-school LED calculator and flip it upside down, it should look like the word “h*e,” which some use as a slang word for the profession.

The top Urban Dictionary definition for 304 states that it’s “a way you can call a thot or b*tch a h*e without actually calling her that.”

However, on TikTok, the term is primarily used by women themselves and does not seem to carry a negative connotation.

What does ABG mean on TikTok?

ABG is an acronym that stands for “Asian baby girl”. The term originates from Asian-American youth culture and is used to describe a certain type of young Asian woman who is characterized by specific fashion and lifestyle choices.

The women in question typically wear excessive makeup and tattoos, sport revealing clothes, drink boba, and are often perceived as outgoing and sociable.

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ABG is also associated with enjoying nightlife, owning luxury goods, and being seen as attractive and stylish. It’s an archetype that often emphasizes a balance between traditional Asian family values and westernized modern youth culture.

What does accountant mean?

The term ‘accountant’ blew up after user Rocky Paterra uploaded a video in which he explained via a catchy song why he prefers to tell people he’s an accountant rather than explain he’s a “struggling actor.”

This sound was then used by people with various other hard-to-explain jobs, particularly for creators who make mature content. This audio becoming a massive trend on the platform and one people quote constantly.

What does acoustic mean on TikTok?

In some videos and comments, users will ask or react to content with phrases like, “Why did [x] do that? Are they acoustic?” According to Urban Dictionary, “acoustic” is used as an intentional mispronunciation of “autistic”, often in response to actions deemed “ridiculously stupid or ignorant” by the commenter.

The word is thrown around flippantly, typically following a video of someone making a mistake or acting strange, suggesting a derogatory comparison to autism. Of course, this perpetuates harmful stereotypes and misconceptions about autism, equating a neurological condition with negative traits or actions.

What does AF mean on TikTok?

AF is an acronym that stands for the phrase ‘As F**k.’ It is usually used after a word to emphasize it in a humorous way, e.g. “funny AF,” and you will see it both capitalized and non-capitalized. Both ways of writing the acronym have the same meaning but could affect the tone depending on the context.

You may also see the acronym ‘ASF’ which often has the same meaning and can be used interchangeably.

What does airtight mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, ‘airtight’ has become a buzzword used to describe anything that is flawless or has no holes. This could refer to an argument, an aesthetic look, a skillful move, or even a person’s overall vibe.

The slang is often used as a compliment and is a close synonym to ‘perfect.’ It’s a way of acknowledging that something has been executed so well that it leaves no room for criticism or improvement.

What does ALR mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, ALR tends to mean ‘Alright,’ and it is commonly used across the short-form video app. It has the same meaning in the Urban Dictionary. However, elsewhere on the internet and in texting, ALR has generally stood for ‘A Little Respect.’ Many have also used it as a short abbreviation for ‘Already.’

What does AMOS mean on TikTok?

AMOS usually stands for ‘Add Me On Snapchat.’ You may see people use this in their bios on TikTok next to their Snapchat username in order to get people to add them, but people also use it in Direct Messages.

What does AS mean?

On TikTok, AS can refer to the TV programming block Adult Swim, which became part of a huge trend back in 2021. Users were going viral making their own trailers or ‘bumps’ inspired by the network, with the [as] logo featured in a subtle way somewhere in the shot.

What does ASL mean?

Many will know ASL as primarily meaning American Sign Language, and there is a wealth of content on the app relating to it, including lessons, tutorials, and song covers. Usually, in this context, it will be written in all caps.

The latest definition that has confused a large number of social media users, is ‘as hell.’ When used in this context, it will usually be written in lowercase.

Another popular meaning of the word is ‘age, sex, location,’ though this abbreviation could be considered outdated to some.

What does ASMR mean?

ASMR stands for ‘Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response’ and it refers to a tingling sensation on the scalp, neck, and other areas of the body that some people get when listening to certain audio stimuli.

Sounds that trigger ASMR can include many things such as whispering, tapping, and certain types of music. There are also visual ASMR stimuli which include things like watching repetitive or satisfying actions.

ASMR has become its own genre of content online, with creators on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and now TikTok making their own ASMR videos in different styles, often sitting in front of a microphone and responding to viewer requests.

Many ASMR videos on TikTok go on to garner millions of views and likes, and the hashtag has over 679 billion views, which just goes to show how popular it is on the app.

What does ate mean on TikTok?

First thing first, the word ‘ate’ on TikTok has nothing to do with eatingThe slang term ‘ate’ on the social media app has the same meaning found in Urban Dictionary. The common term is used to describe someone doing a great job at something. 

There are different variations of the term that include “ate” which the outlet notes as a common New York City slang term that means the same thing.

According to the Urban Dictionary, if someone “did a great job; pulled it off well; had a lot of success with something,” they “ate that.”

Occasionally, users will say that someone “ate and left no crumbs,” meaning they did remarkably well on something.

What does ATP mean on TikTok?

ATP could have several potential meanings, but on TikTok, one of the most common definitions is ‘At This Point.’

You can use ATP at the start or end of sentences to mean ‘right now’ or ‘at the stage we are at now,’ and it can fit into a number of different contexts.

Another definition that ATP can have on the app is ‘Answer The Phone.’ This is less common to see in videos and comment sections, but there’s a chance you may see it in a DM conversation if somebody is telling you to pick up your phone.

It is occasionally used to mean ‘Aged To Perfection,’ but you’re less likely to see this definition used on TikTok.

What does BBL mean?

‘BBL’ stands for ‘Brazilian Butt Lift,’ which according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is: “A specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants.”

Users often go viral sharing their BBL journey and results, or discussing celebrities who might have had the procedure.

What does BFFR mean on TikTok?

Urban Dictionary explains that BFFR stands for Be F**king For Real. Commonly used by people in the middle of a conversation, this slang term is used to ask the other person to get real about a specific topic.

According to Know Your Meme, BFFR comes from African American Vernacular English, like many popular acronyms on social media.

“The term has been used in AAVE for several years but was popularized on TikTok and Twitter due to a remix of a soundbite from rapper Slump6s in mid-2022,” the outlet shares.

Telling someone to “BFFR” is appropriate when they are being naive, stupid, or denying a fact that has been around for a long time.

What does blud mean?

Blud is a Jamaican slang term used to address men, and it essentially means “bro.” It appears to have derived from the term “blood brothers,” and it’s often used as an informal greeting among friends.

On TikTok, the slang can be found in meme videos and comment sections, as it’s used in the same way as words like “bro” and “fam.” It could also pop up in your DMs, if someone is greeting you informally or referring to another person.

What does BMF mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, BMF usually stands for ‘Bad Motherf**ker.’ The phrase is often used as a badge of respect or admiration, and it’s had cultural relevance for decades thanks in part to Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime film ‘Pulp Fiction.’

If someone calls you a BMF, they are complimenting your style, personality, attitude, or something else they like about you. The term’s application is versatile, but it often conveys a sense of confidence, swagger, or sheer awe at someone’s audacity or skills.

What does bop mean?

For older generations, the word bop has always referred to a good or catchy song. However, Gen Z has now redefined the word to refer to someone who puts their body on the internet.

TikTok user @theyhateonbrian1 said in his viral video that a bop is: “Somebody who posts their body on the internet … or somebody who just be getting around with everybody, who be linking with every dude, who be around all the dudes.” 

He goes on to say that this doesn’t mean that a woman has to hook up with all the guys, but just that she is surrounded by guys. He gives an example of a TikTok with eight dudes and one girl.

Brian continues to say that when a girl posts her “body for views,” she is a bop but it is the exact same with boys. He says, “If you’re a man and mess with mega females, you’re a bop,” although the phrase does get used more often on females.

What does CBFW mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, CBFW stands for ‘Can’t Be F**ked With.’ This phrase is a declaration of confidence, invincibility, and self-assurance. When someone uses CBFW, they are essentially saying that they are at the top of their game, unbeatable, and unbothered by negativity or challenges.

It’s a modern anthem of empowerment, often used to celebrate personal achievements, showcase skills, or simply highlight a mood of self-affirmation.

What does CEO mean?

CEO is a term that has of course pre-dated TikTok, meaning Chief Executive Officer, but thanks to social media the term has taken on new meaning. To be the CEO of something means that you are the best at the thing in question, and is generally meant as a compliment. However, it can also be used in a sarcastic way.

What does the chair emoji mean on TikTok?

The chair emoji took on a new meaning in 2021 after TikTok user Anthony Mai decided to create a TikTok-wide inside joke by telling people to use the chair emoji in place of the laughing emoji.

The trend became a huge phenomenon, and successfully confused thousands as people regularly started using the chair emoji in comment sections across the whole app.

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The chair emoji completely took over TikTok.

What does coquette mean on TikTok?

This coquette aesthetic is all about being girly, wearing dainty dresses, and accessorizing with cute pink bows. Although it is often embraced by teenage girls, people of all ages, races, sexualities, and genders can be coquette.

Urban Dictionary states that the pretty aesthetic is mainly based on “reclaiming girlhood and embracing a fun-loving, bubbly personality.”

While the girlish aesthetic has been around on the social media app for several years, it only gained significant attention recently, as many are turning towards hyper-femininity, with the aesthetic having amassed over 20 billion views on TikTok.

What does cousin face mean on TikTok?

Cousin face refers to someone whose face seems oddly familiar, even though you’ve never met them before.

The term originated from TikTok user eviefsb’ when she shared a video recalling an interesting encounter. A friend had introduced her to someone who looked strikingly familiar. When eviefsb asked if they knew each other, the acquaintance responded: “Oh that’s just because I have cousin face.”

“I was like, ‘What the f**k is cousin face?’ And she goes, ‘Everyone’s always like, ‘you look like my cousin. You look like my cousin’s cousin.’ I look like everyone’s cousin,” the TikToker said.

The topic was later discussed on the American radio program, The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. Ana Szabo, one of the show’s personalities, described the term to their listeners.

“It’s basically when you see someone and you’re like, ‘I think I know them from something,’ or like ‘Maybe they’re a friend of a friend or we’ve met before,’ but you’re not entirely sure,” she explained. “Somebody who looks… I don’t want to say bland, but like someone you’ve met before.”

What does crop mean on TikTok?

Asking someone to crop something on TikTok means that you want them to re-upload a video or image they have posted at a size where it’s not obscured by the buttons surrounding the video. This allows people to screenshot or screen record the content so they can save it to their camera roll.

What does DBI mean?

On TikTok, DBI usually stands for ‘Don’t Beg It’. This slang originates from the UK, and its primary usage is to call out someone acting desperate, overly eager, or just trying too hard to fit in and be cool.

For example, suppose a TikToker posts a video attempting to mimic a trending dance but adds unnecessary over-the-top expressions. In that case, you might see comments like “DBI, you’re trying too hard.”

Similarly, if someone leaves excessive, gushing comments on a celebrity’s post hoping to get noticed, other users might chime in with “DBI” to call out the desperation.

What does delulu mean on TikTok?

On social media apps like TikTok, delulu is a shortened version of ‘delusional,’ and it’s used to describe someone who holds onto a belief, idea, or fantasy that seems irrational or disconnected from reality.

According to Urban Dictionary, a delulu is “a delusional fan girl/boy who believes they can/will end up with their favorite idol or celebrity and invest an unhealthy amount of time and energy into said idol.”

It’s often used in the K-pop world, usually in a lighthearted manner. For example, if a user uploads a photo of BTS‘ Jimin and captions it “boyfriend reveal,” commenters may flood in, calling them “delulu.”

Fans who are overly optimistic or unrealistic about a celebrity’s personal life or career may also be labeled this by other fans who find their viewpoints unreasonable.

What does DND mean on TikTok?

DND has multiple possible meanings on TikTok. It could stand for ‘Do Not Disturb,’ which people may use in direct messages, or to talk about the iPhone feature of the same name. It can also stand for roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons, which has a huge community on the app.

What does doxxed mean?

The term ‘doxxed’, or ‘doxing’, refers to the act of searching for and publishing private or identifying information about someone online without their consent, usually with malicious intent.

This can range from revealing real names, addresses, phone numbers, and work locations to more sensitive information like social security numbers or bank account details.

On TikTok, users can be at risk of being doxxed if they engage in controversial content, express unpopular opinions, or even just inadvertently capture private information in their videos.

What does DYT mean?

On TikTok, DYT usually stands for ‘Do Your Thing.’ This phrase is an encouragement, a call to action for users to embrace and express their uniqueness without fear of judgment.

The term is often used in scenarios where users are showcasing a talent, a quirky hobby, or an unconventional opinion. For instance, a user might post a video of themselves performing a unique dance routine or cooking an unconventional recipe, accompanied by the hashtag #DYT.

Similarly, when a content creator posts a video of them engaging in an unusual hobby or showing off a rare skill, comments like “DYT!” serve as a supportive nod.

There is another definition for DYT, which suggests that it stands for ‘Do You Think.’ However, you probably won’t see this as often as the former meaning.

What does EVB mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, EVB usually stands for ‘Everybody.’ This abbreviation is commonly found in comments and captions, where space and attention are at a premium.

For example, a creator might post a video with the caption “EVB doing the new dance challenge,” indicating that the trend has widespread participation. Alternatively, “EVB” can be used in more niche contexts, where it might refer to specific groups, trends, or inside jokes within a community.

What does FAFO mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, FAFO is short for “F**k around and find out.” This popular phrase is akin to the saying, “If you play with fire, you’re going to get burnt.” It’s used to remind people that reckless or foolish actions often lead to predictable and negative consequences.

The term can be employed in numerous situations. For example, a user might post a video of someone attempting a risky or thoughtless stunt with the caption “FAFO.” Here, the phrase serves as a forewarning of the likely painful outcome.

Alternatively, it might appear in response to videos where someone is behaving in a brazen or disrespectful manner, indicating that their actions will have consequences.

What does FYP mean?

FYP stands for the ‘For You Page,’ and refers to the tab you first see upon launching the app. As the name suggests, your FYP is tailored to you, and the clever algorithm on the app picks up on what you’re interested in, using that information to suggest more relevant content.

If you upload a video to TikTok and someone comments ‘FYP,’ it means that you managed to make it to their feed, and is a common way to inform people that their video is being seen by others.

What does fake body mean?

The phrase ‘fake body’ on TikTok is usually used as a way for people to try to avoid being flagged for violating TikTok’s policy on nudity. Violating community guidelines could ultimately lead to your account being banned, so people use this tag in an attempt to trick the automatic moderation system.

Many creators use this phrase in either the description of the video, or the tags, but it’s not clear how effective it is.

What does glazing mean?

On TikTok, ‘glazing’ is when you overhype and over-compliment someone to the point where it’s really annoying and cringeworthy. It’s comparable to being “kiss-ass” and “suck-up.”

Urban Dictionary says ‘glazing’ is when you’re “sucking up to someone,” which is also known as “meatriding” or “d*ckriding.”

The term is also popular in the streaming world. According to Know Your Meme, it first surfaced on Discord in late 2021 and became increasingly prominent on Twitch.

When Twitch streamers like Kai Cenat, Duke Dennis, xQc, and Adin Ross began to use the phrase, it quickly went viral on the platform. The word is often spammed in chats when a streamer is over-praising someone. 

Eventually, ‘glazing’ found its way into TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube, and has since become a common word in many people’s vocabulary in 2023.

Was does glizzy mean on TikTok?

The term “glizzy” has three possible meanings that are vastly different from each other. One meaning that has gone viral on TikTok is hot dogs. “Glizzy” has been used for several years, and in most cases, it is simply used in a straightforward way to refer to a hot dog itself. However, it has also taken on more specific meanings, such as when it is used to refer to a situation where someone is eating a hot dog in an amusing or unexpected way.

While the hot dog meaning of “glizzy” is one interpretation, the term is also commonly associated with firearms, specifically Glock pistols. The term “glizzy” is believed to have originated from “glock,” a small handgun.

There is also a sexual meaning of “glizzy.” While some people may use the term in a positive or celebratory way, it can also be used in a derogatory or demeaning way towards men who engage in same-sex sexual activity.

What does GRWM mean?

GRWM stands for ‘Get Ready With Me,’ and refers to a type of video popular across TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and more, in which users will show their followers how they get ready in the morning, or in the evening before bed. This type of video is particularly popular in the fashion and beauty communities.

What does gyatt mean?

According to Urban Dictionary, ‘gyatt,’ or ‘gyat’ is a shortened term for “goddamn” that guys use when they see a girl they find attractive. Usually, the girl has a curvy figure.

The phrase was first used by YouTuber and Twitch streamer YourRAGE, who would say the term whenever he saw someone curvy pop up during his streams.

Since he introduced the word in 2022, it’s been used frequently on TikTok, often in comment sections and direct messages. It’s also a popular slang term on Twitch.

The viral slang isn’t a recent phenomenon, and has been around since 2021 at the very least. At the time of writing, the hashtag for “gyatt” has amassed a whopping 485.1 million views on the short-form app.

What does HG mean?

On social media apps like TikTok, HG usually stands for ‘Holy Grail.’ It represents something that is considered the best in its category or the ultimate item or idea someone has been searching for.

The term originates from the world of beauty and skincare, where enthusiasts might refer to a particular product as their “HG” if it delivers outstanding results or perfectly suits their needs.

What does /hj mean?

The term ‘/hj’ is another tone indicator that stands for ‘half-joking.’ It is usually used to indicate that while a statement is largely a joke, there is an element of truth or seriousness to it. You will often see tone indicators at the end of comments, and they are used to clarify the intent behind a sentence.

What does HMG mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, HMG usually stands for ‘Homegirl.’ This slang is used to refer affectionately to a female friend or associate, similar to other colloquial terms like “homie” or “bestie.”

It’s a term of endearment that indicates closeness, trust, and solidarity within a friendship. The acronym is often used in captions, comments, or DMs when users want to reference their close female friends.

While this is the most common definition of HMG, there are some other things it could also stand for, such as ‘Help Me God,’ ‘His Majesty’s Government,’ or ‘Heavy Machine Gun.’

What does HMS mean on TikTok?

On social mediaHMS usually stands for ‘Hang Myself,’ referencing self-harm. It’s similar to the popular acronym KMS, which stands for ‘Kill Myself.’

The term is frequently used as a joke by those who use dark humor as a coping mechanism for dealing with stress and mental health issues.

When a person on TikTok says “I’m gonna HMS,” they are often venting their frustration, expressing their boredom with a situation, or being over-the-top about an unlucky incident.

If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm, reach out to a professional who can help by texting Hello to 741471 to speak to the Crisis Text Line in the US.

What does HTH mean on TikTok?

On social media, HTH is often used as an abbreviation for ‘Hope This Helps.’ It’s a term used primarily in online interactions to convey that the information provided is intended to be helpful or solve a problem.

For example, if someone on TikTok asks how to execute a specific dance move and another user provides a detailed explanation, they might end their comment with “HTH” to signal that they hope their guidance is beneficial.

What does IB mean?

‘IB’ on TikTok usually stands for ‘Inspired By,’ and is just one way of crediting another creator for the idea behind a video you’re making. This can be anything from a makeup trend, to a recipe, or just about anything else.

It is sometimes used in place of ‘DC’ which stands for ‘dance credit,’ which is used specifically to credit people who choreograph viral TikTok dances.

What does IBR mean on TikTok?

IBR usually stands for ‘I’ll Be Real.’ Users commonly use it to preface a statement where they are about to share their honest opinion or feelings about a subject or situation.

It is an abbreviation used to express authenticity about something. So, if a TikToker shares a video about a popular but controversial topic, like a new fashion trend, a user may comment, “IBR, I think this trend is overhyped,” indicating their genuine opinion about the issue.

What does IMO mean on TikTok?

On social media platforms like TikTok, IMO stands for ‘In My Opinion.’ It’s a way for users to preface a statement or thought where they’re expressing a personal viewpoint or belief.

There are many ways and contexts in which this term can be used. For example, someone might send a photo of an outfit they’re considering wearing to an event and caption it with, “IMO, this is the best choice for tonight’s party. What do you think?”

Or, while chatting about the latest music or movie releases, a user might say, “That’s the best album of the year, IMO.” The acronym can be placed at the beginning, middle, or end of a statement, making it a flexible addition to any message or caption.

What does IMSG mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, IMSG often stands for ‘iMessage,’ and may be used on TikTok when people are asking to chat via the Apple instant messaging app. It can also stand for ‘iMessage Games,’ referring to the type of games you can play with your friends through instant messaging platforms.

What does ion mean?

‘Ion’ is often used as a contraction of ‘I don’t,’ however when used as the acronym ‘ION,’ it can also mean ‘In Other News.’

However, the former meaning is generally more common on social media platforms like Twitter and TikTok.

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TikTok has a whole host of common slang terms, both new and old.

What does ISTG mean on TikTok?

‘ISTG’ usually stands for ‘I swear to god,’ and is often used to emphasize a point you are making. You will most likely see the acronym at the beginning or end of a sentence, for example: “ISTG I can’t take him anywhere,” meaning: “I swear to god I can’t take him anywhere.”

What does jit mean?

Jit is a slang term that refers to a person, and sometimes to a friend. According to Urban Dictionary, the term originated as prison slang and is usually used to refer to someone younger than you.

It’s often used in a disapproving context, as it is in the phrase “jit trippin’,” but it can be used in any case when you might refer to a person.

What does Krissed mean on TikTok?

The term ‘Krissed’ refers to a meme that emerged on TikTok in 2022, inspired by Kris Jenner. Users would start the video with a shocking fake rumor, before ending the video with a clip of Kris dancing to ‘Lady Marmalade.’

This trend has become a major feature on the social media app and is still used by many to this day.

What does L mean?

The opposite of ‘W’, when used on its own, L usually stands for ‘lose’ or ‘loser.’ People often use it to comment on people’s fails, and can be seen in comments sections across not just TikTok, but YouTube, Twitter, and more.

What does LWK mean?

LWK is an acronym for ‘Low Key.’ This term is typically used to subtly indicate agreement or to express a mild, understated, or subdued feeling or opinion about something. It’s derived from the slang term “low key,” which has been widely used informally to describe something that is intentionally kept quiet or not emphasized.

What does mid mean?

‘Mid’ on TikTok is used as a way to describe something as unimpressive, mediocre, or of poor quality. The term was popularized on the app after a video of pro wrestler Maxwell Jacob Friedman went viral, with him saying: “It’s called the Midwest, because every single thing in it is mid.”

What does ML mean on TikTok?

ML can have a few different meanings on social media. One of the most common usages is as an abbreviation of ‘My Love.’ This is used as a term of endearment, though does not necessarily have to be romantic, and you will usually see this used in direct messages. Another possible meaning is ‘Much Love,’ which is just used as a way of sending your love and appreciation to someone.

Other users have also reported using ML to mean ‘Mega Lose’ or ‘Massive Lose,’ so the meaning of the acronyms will change depending on the context.

What does mog mean on TikTok?

Mog is short for “man of God,” which itself has a sort of dual meaning on the platform. For many Christians, the acronym can be used quite literally. These people are simply describing themselves as people who believe in God, and live their lives accordingly.

However, some use the slang word to instead refer to a man who looks good from every angle and is generally more attractive than the men around them. “Mogging” someone has come to mean that you look better than them

The trend began with men “mogging” other men to attract women, specifically in male-dominated places like gyms. It’s been circling fitness forums since at least 2016, but the word is now being used on TikTok to describe women too.

What does moots mean?

‘Moots’ is an abbreviation of the word ‘mutuals’ and refers to a person that you follow that also follows you back. This term is very popular on TikTok, but is not exclusive to the platform, with the word also being hugely popular over on Twitter.

What does NNN mean on TikTok?

NNN means ‘No Nut November.‘ Thankfully, for fans of cashews, peanuts, and almonds, you don’t need to worry. You can consume as many tasty nuts and legumes as you wish during the month of November.

Instead, NNN (No Nut November) is about a more personal and private choice – or rather a challenge.

NNN is the challenge of going entirely celibate for a month, and some consider it a healthy practice to attempt at least once a year, just for this month of November.

What does NP mean on TikTok?

The most common usage of NP is ‘no problem,’ and is a term used not only on TikTok but other platforms as well, usually in conversations with others. You may see this pop up frequently in comment threads and replies.

What does NTM mean?

The term NTM has multiple possible meanings, but it often stands for ‘Not Too Much.‘ However, there are a number of different things that NTM could stand for, including ‘Nothing Much,’ which may be used in response to a message asking what you’re up to.

It could also stand for ‘Not To Mention,’ which someone may use at the start of a sentence when they’re explaining something and want to add something on to their comment.

There are also instances in which it stands for ‘Next To Me,’ but you probably won’t see this as often as the other meanings.

What does OMS mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, OMS usually stands for ‘On My Soul,’ a versatile phrase used to express sincerity, truthfulness, or intensity of feeling. It is akin to saying “I swear” or “on my life.”

In other instances, people may also use EVB to mean ‘Electric Vehicle Battery’, ‘Evaluation Board,’ or ‘Embedded Visual Basic.‘ However, these definitions are less common.

What does passenger princess mean?

According to Urban Dictionary, a passenger princess is described as “A pretty girl that has no other job but to look pretty in the passenger seat while her sneaky link/boyfriend/significant other drives“.

Another description of a passenger princess also argues that it’s a person who gets driven around all the time and has no intentions of learning how to drive themselves.

The term has become widespread on TikTok as the trend for so-called “passenger princesses” to show what the title meant grew popular on the platform.

These videos included people, mainly women, sitting in the passenger seat of a car while their significant other drives. In the videos, they show their “duties” as a passenger princess, which often include being in charge of the music and AC as well as giving last-minute directions. Sometimes, it also includes handing the driver snacks.

Some TikTok users also decide to reverse the roles and show the driver getting to be the passenger princess for the first time.

What does PFP mean?

This one is not just used on TikTok, but on many other social media platforms including Twitter. It stands for ‘Profile Picture,’ and many will use it to refer to whatever someone has set as their icon on the app.

Trends like the Lana Cult and the Hamster Cult utilized PFPs to spread the trend further across the app, and help connect with other participants.

What does pinned mean on TikTok?

When browsing someone’s profile on TikTok, you may have seen several videos at the top of their profile page labeled with the word ‘Pinned.‘ This means that the creator has chosen to literally pin these videos to their profile so that they are always at the top.

This is usually to draw people’s attention to certain posts, whether that’s to show off their most viral videos, or information that would be relevant to the users.

What does pookie mean?

The term “pookie” is often used as an affectionate nickname or term of endearment for a loved one, such as a romantic partner, friend, celebrity, or pet.

The word is similar to other beloved nicknames like “sweetheart,” “darling,” or “honey,” used to show affection and tenderness towards someone special. These terms are often employed to convey a sense of warmth, intimacy, and fondness.

What does POV mean?

POV means ‘Point Of View,’ and refers to a trend in which the video shows the viewer’s perspective of a certain situation.

People use the POV TikTok format to make funny and relatable content, and while this trend often takes inspiration from regular daily life, some choose to make their version bizarrely specific or nonsensical.

What does PSA mean on TikTok?

PSA usually stands for ‘Public Service Announcement,’ and on social media, including TikTok, the term is used as a way for people raise awareness about a topic or share some information with their followers. It can be used in the context of a joke, as well as in a serious way.

What does PTSO mean on TikTok?

PTSO could have several potential meanings, but on TikTok, one of the most common definitions is ‘Put That Sh*t On.’ According to Urban Dictionary, if a person tells you that you “put that sh*t on,” they think you’re dressed nice and stylish. The phrase is used to compliment and hype up someone’s outfit.

Another meaning that PTSO can have is ‘Pictures To Show Off.’ However, this is more common to see on Instagram and other photo-sharing apps.

The acronym can also stand for ‘Parent Teacher Student Organization,’ but you’re less likely to see this definition used on social media platforms like TikTok.

What does Pushin P mean?

Pushin P is a popular phrase in the Bay Area and Texas that was popularized by Atlanta rapper Gunna.

Gunna explained that the ‘P’ stands for ‘player,’ although it can also stand for ‘paper.’ The term essentially means to ‘keep it real.’

“Risking your life to feed your family is P,” he explained in a series of Tweets. “Putting your people in position is P. Jumping in a person’s beef or situation when you don’t know what’s going on? Not P.”

What does RCTA mean?

RCTA stands for ‘Race Change To Another.‘ It is another term for “transracial,” which refers to the concept that a person can transition to another race. There’s another alternative to the term called ECTA, meaning ‘Ethnicity Change To Another.’

One of the most infamous examples of transracial people is Oli London, a British influencer who at some point claimed to be Korean and was undergoing plastic surgery to look like BTS singer Jimin.

Members of the RCTA community don’t necessarily want to change their appearance to look like another race, but they believe they can manifest the identity using ‘subliminals.’ Many of them are focused on transitioning into East-Asian ethnicities due to their love for K-pop, K-dramas, and anime culture among other things.

What does rizz mean on TikTok?

TikTokers looking to add ‘rizz’ to their interactions may be looking for romance, as the term refers to impressing a desirable other.

Essentially, it is about having the game, typically for men attracting women, but it could be used for any sex attracting anyone.

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Made popular by Twitch streamer and YouTube content creator Kai Cenat, ‘rizz’ has often been used by the creator to describe his skills to impress women.

What does RLS mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, RLS usually stands for ‘Relationship’ or ‘Relationships.’ The acronym is often used in the context of discussing romantic relationships, both real and fictional. It’s become a shorthand way to refer to this topic, making it easier for users to engage in conversations and comment on relationship-related content.

For example, if someone posts a video about a recent breakup and expresses their feelings of heartbreak and longing, you might see comments like, “RLS drama is real,” or “RLS breakups are really hard.”

Alternatively, a user might create a video seeking advice on a challenging relationship situation and include the hashtag #RLSAdvice to reach out to the TikTok community for insights and support.

There are other definitions to RLS, such as ‘Real Sh*t’ and ‘Restless Leg Syndrome.’ However, you probably won’t see these as often as the former meaning.

What does RMP mean?

While RMP can have several different meanings, it is sometimes used to refer to the website ‘Rate My Professor,’ which as the name suggests, allows students to rate their teachers online.

RMP can also mean ‘remind me please’ or ‘read my profile,’ but which meaning it is will entirely depend on the context.

What does SA mean?

SA on TikTok often refers to ‘sexual assault,’ and the acronym is used as a way to prevent content potentially being flagged, and sometimes in order to remain sensitive about difficult topics.

What does sheesh mean on TikTok?

Traditionally, ‘sheesh’ is an exclamation or interjection that expresses disbelief, annoyance, or exasperation. It’s a versatile term that has been part of the English language for decades, used to convey a wide range of emotions, depending on the context in which it is uttered.

On TikTok, it’s often used to express amazement or admiration in response to something impressive or surprising. The term is usually pronounced with an extended ‘ee’ sound for dramatic and comedic effect.

You may also hear “sheesh” paired with a series of “ice in my veins” gestures, where the user points to their forearm to symbolize coolness, further emphasizing the admiration aspect of the phrase.

What does slay mean?

Slay’ is usually used as a way to compliment someone, and according to Dictionary.com, means “to do something spectacularly well, especially when it comes to fashion, artistic performance, or self-confidence.” It is also a word that has been used in a number of viral TikTok sounds.

What does SMH mean?

SMH usually stands for ‘shaking my head’ or ‘shake my head,’ and is usually used online as a reaction to express some form of disappointment. However, in some cases it may refer to ‘so much hate,’ ‘smack my head,’ or ‘somehow.’ You may see this acronym used both capitalized, and uncapitalized.

What does SMK mean?

On TikTok, SMK usually stands for ‘Smoke.’ This term is often used in conversations about smoking habits, vape culture, or metaphorically to refer to someone bringing ‘heat’ to a situation or argument.

For instance, a user might comment “SMK alert” on a video where someone is seen vaping or in a heated debate, indicating the presence of ‘smoke’ or intensity in the situation.

However, while this acronym often stands for ‘Smoke’ on TikTok, it can have different meanings in various contexts. For example, in Malaysia, SMK stands for “Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan,” which translates to “National Secondary School” in English.

Other definitions include ‘Slapping My Knee,’ ‘Super Mario Kart,’ and possibly even more, so it’s important to pay attention to the context the term is used when trying to determine its definition.

What does Sprinkle Sprinkle mean?

Sprinkle Sprinkle” can take on a whole host of different meanings, depending on what context the seemingly new phrase is used in.

According to Urban Dictionary, sprinkle sprinkle is “the new slay,” an expression that is used across various social media and entertainment media. The term is widely used within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the drag community when referring to an impressive performance or appearance.

An alternative and popular definition also states that “sprinkle” is a way to “pass on knowledge to another” or “to spread information.”

Another meaning mentioned is using “Sprinkle Sprinkle” as a verbal “mic drop”. A mic drop is when a person dramatically drops their microphone at the end of a speech or performance for dramatic effect.

However, on TikTok and various other social media platforms, it seems that the most common way the phrase is used is to share a piece of knowledge with someone or share the truth.

What does /srs mean on TikTok?

When used after a forward slash, the term ‘/srs’ means ‘serious,’ and is one of the many tone indicators which are used widely across the internet. Tone indicators are generally used at the end of a message or comment to clarify the meaning or intent of the statement.

Other tone indicators include:

  • /s — sarcasm
  • /pos — positive
  • /neg — negative
  • /g — genuine
  • /j — joke
  • /lh — lighthearted
  • /nm — not mad
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Owned by ByteDance, TikTok has become a hub for viral video content.

What does storytime mean?

A storytime refers to a style of video, often on TikTok or YouTube, in which the creator will recount a bizarre or interesting story from their life for viewers.

Particularly on TikTok, people will often request a storytime from a user if they want more context behind an interesting clip, or if they reference a bigger story as part of a trend. The phrase even became a comment meme in 2022, with people flooding every comment section they could with requests for storytimes, regardless of whether or not it was relevant.

What does SW mean on TikTok?

‘SW’ is an acronym that on TikTok usually stands for ‘sex work’ or ‘sex worker,’ depending on the way it’s used in a sentence. People will often use this acronym to avoid being flagged by TikTok’s algorithm, which could result in their videos being taken down, or their account being banned.

What does TP mean?

On TikTok, TP usually stands for ‘Think Positive.’ The New York slang is often used in motivational or inspirational content to encourage people to maintain a positive mindset. It’s used as a reminder to focus on the brighter side of life, especially during challenging times.

The term has found its place in the form of inspirational talks or uplifting messages in videos. For example, a TikToker might share a post discussing a recent breakup or failure, concluding with “TP” to highlight their commitment to maintaining a positive outlook despite the setback.

There are other definitions of TP, including ‘Toilet Paper’ and ‘Title Page.’ The context in which the term is used often determines its meaning, so it’s important to look for context clues when interpreting TP.

What does unspoken rizz mean?

The term ‘unspoken rizz’ refers to someone’s ability to attract people without speaking to them. Some have garnered hundreds of thousands, or even millions of views for their videos in which they test their ‘unspoken rizz.’

What does unt unt mean on TikTok?

‘Unt unt’ is similar to saying “uh uh” when saying “no,” but it adds a bit more flair to the response. It’s essentially a way of saying “no” but with an added touch of sass or attitude.

TikToker @luhwadeslatt3.0 made a video addressing girls and asking them what the Gen-Z phrase meant, suggesting that it might be more popular among them.

“It’s like saying no but with a [little] attitude to it,” one user explained. “Faa me, It means I got a attitude,” another agreed. “It’s like saying no,” a third shared.

According to Urban Dictionary, ‘unt unt’ is more of an onomatopoeia than a word. “This sound is made often in response to a statement or question in which the speaker disagrees with,” the definition states.

What does W mean on TikTok?

When used alone, the letter ‘W’ often stands for the word ‘win’ or ‘winner.’ It is usually used to compliment something or someone, and can be a way to congratulate people on their life ‘wins.’

What does WLW mean?

WLW stands for ‘Women Loving Women.’ The term is an inclusive way to describe women who have romantic or sexual attraction to other women. It encompasses a broad spectrum, including but not limited to lesbians, bisexual women, and queer women.

Unlike some specific labels, WLW serves as an umbrella term, capturing the essence of female-female attraction without diving deep into the nuances of individual identities.

What does womp womp mean?

Womp Womp is used to comment on something bad or disappointing that has happened or is happening, usually in a humorous way, according to the Cambridge Dictionary.

Womp Womp, also known as Sad Trombone, is an expression mimicking the descending sound from a trombone that is used to indicate a failure on television game shows, for example.

The term can be used while messaging your friends or commenting on posts, but it can also be used while talking to someone. In the context of a conversation or a comment thread, it can serve as a quick, catchy noise of failure or mocking towards someone who’s experienced something inconvenient.

What does WPS mean?

WPS stands for “white person sh*t”. It’s a term often used on social media platforms, such as TikTok, while discussing things that white people tend to do more than others.

According to social media users, some of these things include saying tar-jay instead of Target, not seasoning food as much as others, and singing along to Sweet Caroline.

TikToker meetmattshep also shares his thoughts on what activities white people exclusively do that most other races appear to opt out of. 

What does WYLL mean on TikTok?

On social media, WYLL often stands for ‘What You Look Like.’ The acronym is used as a way of people asking someone they have been chatting to what they look like in real life. You might see this used on TikTok, as well as on other platforms like Snapchat and Instagram.

What does YK mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, YK usually stands for ‘You Know.’ It’s a shorthand version of the phrase and is often used as a conversational filler or to emphasize a point.

It can be used in various contexts. For instance, someone might say, “YK I just love those shoes,” to seek agreement or validation. Alternatively, it might be used to highlight a shared experience or understanding, as in, “It’s just one of those days, YK?”

What does YT mean on TikTok?

YT is a slang term for “white,” and it’s used to refer to someone’s race or skin tone, especially within the context of discussions around white privilege, culture, or interactions.

On TikTok, where topics range from light-hearted and comedic to serious discussions about social justice, this abbreviation can pop up in various scenarios.

For instance, a creator might use YT in a playful video about cultural differences, saying something like, “When YT folks try spicy food for the first time,” accompanied by humorous reactions.

On the other hand, it might also appear in more serious or educational content addressing racial biases or experiences, such as, “A day in the life of a POC living in a YT neighborhood.”

So there you have it – all of TikTok’s slang explained, from ‘mid’ to POV and FYP.

TikTok culture is constantly growing and changing, and there will be new slang and terminology that will rise in popularity as more users join the popular app. When new terms pop up, we’ll, be sure to keep this article updated so you’re in the know.

If you want to learn more about how to use TikTok, you can check out our other guides here:

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