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Insta Glossary: Thirsty

Thirsty/fur•stee/
adjective

Kinda similar to the normal definition of thirsty, the insta meaning is just a little more ruthless, so instead of being thirsty for a glass of water, you would be thirsty for attention or more followers. It’s a term given to someone who is desperate or really eager for something.

Example: “That girl is thirsty for that new highlighter, she’s been camped outside Sephora for days!”

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Insta Glossary: Ghosting

Ghosting/go·sting/

A term used to describe a person suddenly “disappearing” on you! Like when you just met a new person on a dating site, then you messaged, then you met, you totally vibed – i.e you imagined backpacking across South America with them and named your kids – then they just vanished!

Example 1: “Since we met the other night, he’s just completely ghosted me.

Example 2: “He was such a wierdo, I’m just ghosting him and I hope he gets the hint.

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Insta Glossary: Shade

Shade/shh-aade

By shade, we do not mean the opposite of highlight. Shade is a term for being harsh or disrespectful about someone, or giving someone attitude. Shade can also be used to describe a particularly heated argument or event.

Example 1: When two celebs are having a Twitter war, you’d say:
“Did y’all see that shade on Twitter yesterday?”

Example 2: When your friend looks your outfit up and down and disses your new shoes.
“Girl, why you throwing shade at me?”

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Insta Glossary: Come Through

Come Through/kum·thrrruu

When you’re positively surprised or caught off guard by something majorly impressive. Like when a particular aspect of your makeup is popping, or your friend has gone above and beyond for you.

Example 1: When you’re applying highlighter and it’s blinding AF, you’ll say to yourself:  “Come through highlighter!”

Example 2: When your friend manages to get you the last pair of heels in your size, you’d say: “Come through, Helen! You saved my life.”

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Insta Glossary: Boujee

Boujee/Boo·jee/

A boujee girl is full of attitude, has major swag, dresses like a bawse, and is willing to spend ridiculous amounts on her appearance. She knows she looks fly AF and you better be treating her like the princess she is.

Example 1:  *Walks in the club in head-to-toe Gucci… 
“Damn girl, you’re looking boujee AF today”
Example 2: “That girl is so boujee, she won’t even carry her own Chanel bags”

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Insta Glossary: Salty

Salty/Salt·tee

If you’re feeling salty, you’re annoyed and acting up because someone has aggravated you or done something bad to you. You can also be referred to as being salty, if you’ve got a bad attitude.

Person 1: “Why you being so salty?”
Person 2: “My friend borrowed my new Liquid Matte and lost it.”

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Insta Glossary: The Tea

The Tea/Tee/

Your new way of asking for the hottest gossip. So, if you want to find out what’s been going on with your girlfriends, you’d ask “what’s the tea”, to get the dish on the latest drama.

Ex: *friend gets back from a hot date

You ask: “What’s the tea, I wanna know every last detail”

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Insta Glossary: Bawse

Bawse/bouaaa-sse/

A bawse radiates confidence, leads with character and passion, and above all, has worked hard for what they have. Conquering challenging times and coming out stronger, a bawse is an inspiration and a positive soul.

ex. *Enter Miranda Priestly

Onlooker:  “Damn, she just walked in and shook things up like a bawse!”

 

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Insta Glossary: Extra

Extra/ex·traaa/

When someone is way over the top and takes something to a completely unnecessary level so they can get noticed.

Person 1: *Gets temperature changing polish with glitter, chrome, diamantes, and unicorn dust!
Person 2: “Damn girl, your nails are soooo extra”

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