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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
AfroNatural bush-like hairstyle
DopeIllegal drugs
HBOHome Box Office
DabHip hop dance move
Galentine's DayFebruary 13th ladies-only celebration
KimyeKim Kardashian and Kanye West
RickrollTo trick someone into watching a Rick Astley music video
MovemberMustache-growing November
HPHarry Potter
FestivusA holiday celebration
1DOne Direction
You got servedYou were called out
ErmahgerdOh my gosh
OSTOriginal soundtrack
BSBBackstreet Boys
CCRCreedence Clearwater Revival
DougieDance move
BromanceNon-sexual friendship between two or more males
TwerkHip-gyrating dance move
BelieberA committed fan of Justin Bieber
SOADSystem of a Down
TwerkingShaking hips and rear in a bouncing motion
You know nothing, Jon SnowYou are naive
HipsterA person who dislikes mainstream culture
Off the hookTotally awesome
CGComputer Graphics
ICPInsane Clown Posse
SWTLJStar Wars: The Last Jedi
IDFWUI don't f*** with you
ShortyA fine female
HIMYMHow I Met Your Mother
Jump the sharkTo decrease in quality
NWONew World Order
WWWFWorld Wide Wrestling Federation
OMAMOf Mice and Men
SNLSaturday Night Live
AFVAmerica's Funniest Videos
WWJDWhat would Jesus do
LOTRLord of the Rings
TravoltifiedTo mispronounce a name
TWSSThat's what she said
ChiverMale who likes theCHIVE
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
SledneckA mountain person who drives a snowmobile
SlasherHorror film
NINNine Inch Nails
FF5Family Force 5
APCA Perfect Circle
AGTAmerica's Got Talent
JLoJennifer Lopez
BrangelinaBrad and Angelina
HOHHead of Household
ICHCI Can Has Cheezburger?
DramedyDramatic and comedic movie
Crows before hoesGuy friends are more important than romantic interests
NKOTBSBNew Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys
DMBDave Matthews Band
3EBThird Eye Blind
GNRGuns N' Roses
BootyliciousAttractive with a nice rear end
ChrismukkahChristmas and Hanukkah
Nae NaeHip-rocking, hand-raising dance move
GDGreen Day
PJPearl Jam
WailTo be awesome
LZLed Zeppelin
Rom comRomantic comedy
ShawtieA fine female
FreshBrand new
ShortieA fine female
BMWBoy Meets World
RolloutTo leave
DWTSDancing with the Stars
PTIPardon the interruption
ScarJoScarlett Johansson
WCWWorld Championship Wrestling
WWFWorld Wrestling Federation
WWEWorld Wrestling Entertainment
KUWTKKeeping up with the Kardashians
WDTFSWhat does the fox say?
FNLFriday Night Lights
Lip DubA lip synching music video
BBBreaking Bad
TWDThe Walking Dead
AFHVAmerica's Funniest Home Videos
SOASons of Anarchy
KCCOKeep calm and CHIVE on
Turn down for whatI'm excited