A person who is trying too hard

Extra is a slang term that refers to a person who is trying too hard, whether it be attempting to fit in or throw the best party ever. The term may also be used to describe someone who is overly dramatic and needs to be reined in, such as a plastered broseph trying to jump from a house roof into the pool or a teacher that is too strict.

Typically, extra is used as a negative term, similar to basic, and is meant to be a criticism of a person's behavior. If you are called "extra" you should try to take a step back and chill. It is commonly used as a noun or adjective.


"You going to Tiffany's house later?"
"No, I can't handle her, everything about her is extra and I don't need that in my life right now"
He is a bit extra

He is a bit extra

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Last Updated: October 3, 2017

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