What does “bop” mean on TikTok? Gen Z redefines word and leaves people confused

Alice Sjöberg
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“Bop” is a word that’s been around for generations, but Gen Z has recently decided to come up with a new meaning to it. Here’s everything to know about what “bop” means, as the slang goes viral.

TikTok is possibly the most popular social media platform out there right now, with millions of users who are constantly interacting with each other, and the huge amount of content on the site.

As with any social media app, a new type of slang has been created and is used frequently on TikTok, ranging from time-saving acronyms to words that have taken on entirely new meanings thanks to the app.

Most of us know the word “bop” to mean a good song, or dancing along to music, but Gen Z has come up with a new definition to the word. Here’s everything you need to know.

What does bop mean on TikTok?

The meaning of bop refers to “a man or woman who posts their body on the internet” or “someone who gets around with everyone,” according to TikTok users.

TikTok user @theyhateonbrian1 made a now-viral video with over 1.1 million views and 39,700 likes, explaining exactly what the word ‘bop’ means.

In the clip, Brian says that a ‘bop’ can pertain to men and women, but mostly women. He goes on to explain 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 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.

If this isn’t the only TikTok slang term that’s confusing you, you can check out our guide here to learn more about the most popular phrases on the app.

About The Author

Alice is the Entertainment Evergreen Specialist at Dexerto, whose expertise include social media, internet culture, and Reality TV. She is a NCTJ qualified journalist that previously worked in local news before moving on to entertainment news with OK! Magazine and a wide variety of other publications. You can contact Alice at alice.sjoberg@dexerto.com