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Gen Z woman reveals the millennial slang phrases that if people use, they are considered old

What used to be trendy slang terms for the millennials are no longer in fashion as these Gen Z phrases have become the new cool.

Gen Z woman reveals the millennial slang phrases that if people use, they are considered old
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @allegramiles

As generations pass by, the English language is getting tweaked in many ways. The cool terms of the 80s or 90s are no longer in style as Gen Z has created their own vocabulary. Not knowing these terms would officially make one "old," but the 21-year-old singer and social media content creator Allegre Miles comes to the rescue of Millennials. In her video, Miles revealed some of the currently rad Gen Z terms that have replaced Millennial slang phrases and they're nothing that older generations must've heard of. With nearly 205K views, her video triggered the curiosity of many Millennials and even some older Gen Zs.

Image Source: TikTok | @allegramiles
Image Source: TikTok | @allegramiles

While the youngest of the Millennials might be nearing their 30s right now and would've been far from interested in using such slang terms, Gen Z has already created some equivalent terms. Remember the term "YOLO," which is an abbreviation of, "You Only Live Once?" Apparently, the Gen Z equivalent of the phrase is the obscene phrase, "F**k it, we ball." To explain the cool and carefree tone of the slang term, Miles repeats the words while waving her hands in a swagger way. "These two terms literally give you exact same energy," she said. Miles added that she still used "YOLO," at times. 

Image Source: TikTok | @allegramiles
Image Source: TikTok | @allegramiles

Next, the singer revealed the term, "Slay to eat," which mostly is an alternative to saying, "You slayed," or "You ate." This was a phrase that is often used to "hype people up," said Miles. "Next is, 'Game.' Like, having a game to Riz or having Riz," Miles said. She added, "It literally just means, like, 'Hey, Shawty, what's up? Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?'" Yet another not-so-popular Gen Z slang term was, "Locked in," which was the new way of Millennials saying, "On point." Miles explained that it is used to convey that the person knows what they're doing, that they're "on point." 

Image Source: TikTok | @allegramiles
Image Source: TikTok | @allegramiles

Finally, Miles talked about how saying, "vibe," is no longer the style. Gen Zs instead say, "type beat." She added, "So you could say like, 'Yeah, the restaurant has a really intimate vibe. It's like a really ambient vibe,' or you could say, 'Yeah, it's like a chill Italian type beat. It's a warm, ambient type beat." Though this phrase is not so commonly used even by Gen Zs, she pointed out that it's making its way into the slang. "I'm not saying one is better than the other. It's just things that in my life I've observed have changed over the years," Miles said.

Image Source: TikTok | @aubreysmomhastiktok
Image Source: TikTok | @aubreysmomhastiktok

 

Image Source: TikTok | @danielle.castle
Image Source: TikTok | @danielle.castle

Miles's video enlightened many Millennials and older generations of the current cool phrases. Some joked that they haven't even used the Millennials terms that Miles pointed out. "I am a true Zillennial and the only Millennials I’ve ever heard use 'slay' are those who learned it from Gen Z," noted @maddiekennedi. "Gen X parents using this slang is my favorite thing. The cackles when I use it properly and the eye rolls are little snacks as a dad. Thanks, kids love y’all," said @bbqsmokeinia. "As a Millennial, I would say our terms were on point. I was schooled on the Gen Z terms," added @nanat4711.



 

You can follow Allegra Miles (@allegramiles) on TikTok for more Gen Z and music content.

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