What does rizz mean on TikTok?

Sam Comrie
An image of kai cenat on tiktok

The language of TikTok has continued to evolve at a breakneck pace, and the term ‘rizz’ has come to light, sparking the curiosity of millions of users worldwide. So, what exactly does this word mean?

It can be hard to keep up with all variations of the internet slang that have come forth with the advent of TikTok. From the mysterious ‘chupagetti’ to finding yourself ‘ratioed,’ there’s always a trendy term popping off on the short-form video platform.

Now, TikTok users have added another slang term, known as ‘rizz’ to their vocabulary. However, if you’re not a fan of social media personality Kai Cenat, you might find yourself completely confused.

So, what does rizz mean, and how can you use it? Here’s everything you need to know.

an image of kai cenat
Kai Cenat is known for his comedic skits, streams and social media presence.

Meaning of ‘rizz’ on TikTok

Of course, when it comes to TikTok, different slang isn’t exclusive to the app and largely depends on the context it’s used within. 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.

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

What are the types of ‘rizz’

Since July 2021, Kai Cenat has been overseeing the ‘Rizz Academy,’ which is devoted to helping improve the romantic skills of his friends.

But if they want to get serious about finding that special connection, they’ll need to achieve one of three ‘rizz grades’ from Cenat: W, V, and L.

L is undoubtedly the worst, with W signaling a ‘win’ for your efforts. W Rizz essentially means you’ve got the art of seduction down pat.

According to Cenat, ‘unspoken rizz‘ is more specific and “very rare,” with this term implying that a person’s physical appearance is enough to impress a potential partner. Simply, no words need to be spoken.

And there you have it. Now you’re ready to get out there and improve your ‘rizz’ game.

If there are other words or phrases being used on TikTok that you are unsure about, you can check out our guide here to learn all about the app’s most popular terms.

About The Author

Sam Comrie is a former Dexerto journalist based in South Yorkshire, UK. He has an MA in Multimedia Journalism and joined Dexerto in 2021 after producing content for NME and Red Bull Gaming.