What does basic mean?


Basic is a term used to describe a person who is acting dumb or stupid. It originates from a low, or basic, level of sophistication.

Basic is often used to describe childish or foolish behavior. It can also be used to describe a person, usually a girl, who has a dull personality, wears Uggs, and drinks a lot of Starbucks like every other girl. Basic may be used as an adjective or noun.


"Did u c Jermaine yelling at the girl last nite? What a basic."

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Last Updated: December 20, 2016

Basic definition

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