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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
SwagSkills or style
DopeIllegal drugs
HBOHome Box Office
1DOne Direction
ErmahgerdOh my gosh
BSBBackstreet Boys
CCRCreedence Clearwater Revival
DougieDance move
BromanceNon-sexual friendship between two or more males
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
SOADSystem of a Down
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
CGComputer Graphics
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
NWONew World Order
WWWFWorld Wide Wrestling Federation
OMAMOf Mice and Men
AFVAmerica's Funniest Videos
RickrollTo trick someone into watching a Rick Astley music video
HPHarry Potter
Off the hookTotally awesome
KimyeKim Kardashian and Kanye West
Jump the sharkTo decrease in quality
SNLSaturday Night Live
BelieberA committed fan of Justin Bieber
You got servedYou were called out
MovemberMustache-growing November
You know nothing, Jon SnowYou are naive
IDFWUI don't f*** with you
FestivusA holiday celebration
DabHip hop dance move
Galentine's DayFebruary 13th ladies-only celebration
OSTOriginal soundtrack
ICPInsane Clown Posse
SWTLJStar Wars: The Last Jedi
TGIFThank goodness it's Friday
WWJDWhat would Jesus do
LOTRLord of the Rings
TWSSThat's what she said
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
A7XAvenged Sevenfold
NINNine Inch Nails
FF5Family Force 5
APCA Perfect Circle
JLoJennifer Lopez
BrangelinaBrad and Angelina
ICHCI Can Has Cheezburger?
NKOTBSBNew Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys
TebowingGetting in a position of praying
NKOTBNew Kids on the Block
DMBDave Matthews Band
3EBThird Eye Blind
GNRGuns N' Roses
BootyliciousAttractive with a nice rear end
ChrismukkahChristmas and Hanukkah
GDGreen Day
PJPearl Jam
WailTo be awesome
LZLed Zeppelin
sfxSpecial effects
JPJurassic Park
FreshBrand new
BMWBoy Meets World
DWTSDancing with the Stars
WCWWorld Championship Wrestling
WWFWorld Wrestling Federation
WWEWorld Wrestling Entertainment
WDTFSWhat does the fox say?
BBBreaking Bad
TWDThe Walking Dead
AFHVAmerica's Funniest Home Videos
SOASons of Anarchy
KCCOKeep calm and CHIVE on
ChivetteFemale who likes theCHIVE
ChiverMale who likes theCHIVE
FWBFriends with benefits
TravoltifyTo mispronounce a name
TravoltifiedTo mispronounce a name
PTIPardon the interruption
ScarJoScarlett Johansson
AGTAmerica's Got Talent
KUWTKKeeping up with the Kardashians
FNLFriday Night Lights
Lip DubA lip synching music video
HOHHead of Household
Turn down for whatI'm excited
Nae NaeHip-rocking, hand-raising dance move
SledneckA mountain person who drives a snowmobile
DramedyDramatic and comedic movie
Rom comRomantic comedy
SlasherHorror film
Crows before hoesGuy friends are more important than romantic interests
Winter is comingSomething bad is going to happen
DemThronesGame of Thrones
RHONYThe Real Housewives of New York City
RHONJThe Real Housewives of New Jersey
RHOBHThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
RHOCThe Real Housewives of Orange County
CosplayCostume play
CosplayerA person who wears a costume and plays a character
K-popKorean Pop music
KpopKorean Pop music
Tay tayTaylor Swift
T SwiftTaylor Swft
VMAVideo Music Awards
BTFDBack to the Future day
BTTFBack to the Future
SWTFAStar Wars: The Force Awakens
NerfherderAn untamed and unkempt person
Pain in the choobiesAnnoyance
Treat yo selfTake care of yourself
DabbinLeaning your head into your elbow with your other arm outstretched
Welcome to your tapeI'm mad at you
BarsLyrical hip hop sentences
LWYMMDLook what you made me do
JuggaloA fan of Insane Clown Posse
JuggaletteA female fan of Insane Clown Posse
UnstanA person who is trying to be less obsessed with a celebrity
CypherAn informal rap or dance gathering
Binge racingWatching an entire season of a show within 24 hours
Binge racerA person who watches an entire season of a show within 24 hours
UPFUltra passionate fan
Bro countryA subgenre of mainstream country music
Schmuck baitA ludicrous tease for a show plot
StanningObsessing over a person
ILUMI love you man
MTFBWUMay the Force be with you
MIBMen in Black
ANTMAmerica's Next Top Model
OMJOh my Jonas
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
FFDPFive Finger Death Punch
FanboyA dedicated male fan
TAWOGThe Amazing World of Gumball
GOTGame of Thrones
DTDream Theater
WTAWomen tell all
BenniferBen and Jennifer
ChibiMiniature Character
KFCKid's Fattening Clinic
OITNBOrange is the New Black
TFKThousand Foot Krutch
MLPMy Little Pony
MST3KMystery Science Theater 3000
SpitTo freestyle rap
BronyMale viewer of My Little Pony
ELOElectric Light Orchestra
PFPink Floyd
STPStone Temple Pilots
TDSWJSThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart
TAAHMTwo and a Half Men
SYTYCDSo You Think You Can Dance
AYAOTDAre You Afraid of the Dark?
OMAMOf Monsters and Men
STTWSabrina the Teenage Witch
F11Finger Eleven
FEFinger Eleven
DARDaily afternoon randomness
DuckrollTo mislead someone
MCRMy Chemical Romance
AFIA Fire Inside
HOCHouse of Cards
TSFHTwo Steps From Hell
SelteringSticking out your rear in a fitness pose
GroolGreat and cool
FWBLFriends with Better Lives
SilverstoningChewing up food before serving it
TTTHCSThings that Tim Howard could save
BroA male bra
ManssiereMale brassiere
BVBBlack Veil Brides
GleekGlee geek
Hate-watchTo watch something you love to hate
MansomeManly handsome
Mo broA movember participant
BromentBro moment
BromanticAction showing friendship between two or more males
Mo sistaA woman who supports Movember
Sharpen a mustacheSmoke a joint
RHOAThe Real Housewives of Atlanta
KartrashiansKardashian family
DTPDisturbing the peace
RHOOCThe Real Housewives of Orange County
RHOMThe Real Housewives of Miami
RHODCThe Real Housewives of D.C.
SuperfanAn extremely dedicated fan
FangirlA dedicated female fan
HallyuKorean wave
AHSAmerican Horror Story
TIOTurn it off
Bantha fodderAs good as dead
TFAThe Force Awakens
Damp down your power coreSettle down
HodorHold the door
PotterheadA Harry Potter fan
5SOS5 Seconds of Summer
Mom comRomantic comedy directed at moms
Steve HarveyTo announce the wrong winner
DrakingPlacing Drake's head on handicap wheelchair signs
Diddy cropTo cut a person out of your life
JonerysJon and Daenerys
SparrowfaceFacial expression with eyes wide open and mouth slightly open
SmizeTo smile with your eyes
StanAn obsessed fan of a famous person
CipherAn informal dance or rap gathering
Christmas creepThe slow expansion of the Christmas shopping season
KOTLCKeeper of the Lost Cities
gtrdunGet 'er done
MOTUMasters of the Universe
CNRHKYITFChuck Norris roundhouse kick you in the face
DashieRainbow Dash
McConaughssanceMatthew McConaughey's renaissance
TravoltafyTo mispronounce a name
TravoltafiedTo mispronounce a name
BrollingJames Bond trolling
UTFLUse the force, Luke