Remember when issues have been both simply “cool” or “uncool”? Then, for some time, we heard “ya basic” once we tried too laborious. (Or was it once we didn’t strive laborious sufficient? It’s laborious to maintain up.) Well, right here’s the newest, of us. The time period is “cheugy” (pronounced chew-gee). Personally, as an uncool, primary AF, legging-and-top-knot-wearing mother in her 40s, I gotta say, I’m confused. But possibly that’s the purpose. Maybe I’m previous the age of understanding and it’s time for the young-uns to tuck ol’ Grandma right here into mattress together with her crossword puzzles.
But for the sake of training, as we’re positive your children are going to be throwing this one round now, we turned to Twitter to assist us break down what’s “cheugy” and what’s not.
Starting this lovely day by googling “cheugy”, as a result of I’m outdated and actually nothing being stated in my family makes any sense.
…which is outwardly very cheugy
— 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚 (@MsV_WV) May 6, 2021
Apparently we’re already cheugy as a result of we don’t perceive cheugy, and in addition as a result of we googled it. So we’re off to a very good begin.
How does one outline “cheugy”? It’s not embarrassing and even at all times damaging. “One of my associates stated lasagna is cheugy.” https://t.co/4g0ErtDY1i pic.twitter.com/nGAkOI7UeE
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 30, 2021
I purchased throw pillows at Target AND made lasagna final evening, so I’m all cheugy-ed up for as we speak!
okay however the finish after they say low rise denims are again in type? completely fucking not
— nicole loves harry (@nicoleej0hnson) April 30, 2021
No. No. No. We will combat this to our dying day.
Gonna assist kill off “cheugy” by utilizing it earlier than my 11 yr outdated does, thus making it cheugy to say cheugy. pic.twitter.com/IJkXtXy4kN
— Bells (@Clockwork_Bells) May 1, 2021
Haha, joke’s on you, children.
I do know what it means however I do not wish to outline it, as a result of that may be cheugy…
— KG (@JudiciaIreview) April 29, 2021
Just yeet me off. (Can we nonetheless say yeet?)
Using the phrase “cheugy” is cheugy.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) April 30, 2021
I cannot be taught what cheugy is. I’ll let it go me by, like a river flowing previous a stone. I’m at peace
— Catboy Slim (@kendrawcandraw) April 30, 2021
Pretty positive a very good majority of us Gen-Xers and millennials both gained’t ever get it or gained’t ever actually attempt to get it, and that’s okay.
Cheugy is the Gen Z phrase for primary, as a result of to them the phrase primary is cheugy. Will die on this hill.
— alexndra browne (@allexbrowne) April 30, 2021
Oh, Gen Z. We love you so. You and your center components and weird jean decisions. But you realize what? We did the identical factor to the era earlier than us, so we get it. Enjoy your new popular culture phrase and its deliberately obscure definition. You’re the long run, and if thrift-store mother denims and Birkenstocks are what’s “cool” and “not basic” and “not cheugy” proper now (am I utilizing all these proper?), we are saying rock on, children.