Throwing Shade

Meaning

Disrespecting

Throwing shade is when a person publicly disrespects another person. It is also known as "talking trash" about someone.

Shade is the product of a beef between two or more people. The person throwing shade often looks worse than the person being criticized because of the primary intent to embarrass in a petty way. The term may also appear as "throw shade" or just "shade."

Example

"How does he have any friends? All I ever see him doing is throwing shade on everybody."
Real Housewives are experts at throwing shade

Real Housewives are experts at throwing shade

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Last Updated: December 20, 2016

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