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Pop Culture Slang

The Internet has popularlized the use of acronyms and abbreviations, which are now commonly used in pop culture. The list below includes slang terms related to movies, music, TV, games, and celebrities.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
HBOHome Box Office
DopeIllegal drugs
SwagSkills or style
AfroNatural bush-like hairstyle
BSBBackstreet Boys
Off the hookTotally awesome
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
Jump the sharkTo decrease in quality
WWWFWorld Wide Wrestling Federation
ErmahgerdOh my gosh
CCRCreedence Clearwater Revival
HPHarry Potter
RickrollTo trick someone
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
SOADSystem of a Down
BromanceNon-sexual friendship between two or more males
You know nothing, Jon SnowYou are naive
AFVAmerica's Funniest Videos
IDFWUI don't f*** with you
HipsterAlternative subculture
CGComputer Graphics
You got servedYou are called out
ShortyA fine female
DabHip hop dance move
DougieDance move
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
MovemberMustache-growing November
NWONew World Order
SNLSaturday Night Live
BelieberJustin Bieber fan
FestivusA holiday celebration
OMAMOf Mice and Men
KimyeKim Kardashian and Kanye West
1DOne Direction
CosplayCostume play
RHONJThe Real Housewives of New Jersey
K-popKorean Pop music
KCCOKeep calm and CHIVE on
WDTFSWhat does the fox say?
DWTSDancing with the Stars
ChivetteFemale who likes theCHIVE
WWFWorld Wrestling Federation
BBBreaking Bad
SOASons of Anarchy
TWDThe Walking Dead
AFHVAmerica's Funniest Home Videos
WWEWorld Wrestling Entertainment
WCWWorld Championship Wrestling
RHOCThe Real Housewives of Orange County
RHOBHThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
ChiverMale who likes theCHIVE
DramedyDramatic and comedic movie
RolloutTo leave
PTIPardon the interruption
SledneckA mountain person who drives a snowmobile
Turn down for whatI'm excited
AGTAmerica's Got Talent
KUWTKKeeping up with the Kardashians
CosplayerPerson who wears a costume and plays a character
Nae NaeHip-rocking, hand-raising dance move
Lip DubA lip synching music video
HOHHead of Household
Rom comRomantic comedy
SlasherHorror film
RHONYThe Real Housewives of New York City
DemThronesGame of Thrones
FNLFriday Night Lights
Winter is comingSomething bad is going to happen
Crows before hoesGuy friends are more important than romantic interests
TravoltifyTo mispronounce a name
ShawtieA fine female
ShawtyA fine female
TravoltifiedTo mispronounce a name
Treat yo selfTake care of yourself
BTFDBack to the Future day
NKOTBSBNew Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys
NKOTBNew Kids on the Block
DMBDave Matthews Band
3EBThird Eye Blind
GNRGuns N' Roses
BootyliciousAttractive female's rear
ChrismukkahChristmas and Hanukkah
BTTFBack to the Future
SWTFAStar Wars: The Force Awakens
NerfherderAn untamed and unkempt person
Pain in the choobiesAnnoyance
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
TWSSThat's what she said
DabbinHip hop dance move
NINNine Inch Nails
FF5Family Force 5
APCA Perfect Circle
JLoJennifer Lopez