“Cheugy” is a scary word for those who it is used against. It’s gen Z’s creation and it means you think you look cool, but really you’re passé, like a millennial in skinny jeans. It’s multifaceted, like any word.
Elders, in order to fend off the embarrassing label, have been coming up with ways to use it so as not to be tagged with it, like in this case. Another strategy this person pointed out is to use the word cheugy so that it would become cheugy to say it, and then the word can’t be used against you. Genius!
Drawing the Line
Do not call a millennial a boomer. Don’t do it. This person says it is the worst thing you can say about her generation. Yikes! But check this out. If you watch the now infamous Tik Tok video "I'm proud to be a millennial,” performed by what can only be an aging former high school drama student, it’s not just dumb, it is mortifying.
It’s not just cringy, it’s creepy. Even a millennial would throw up just a tiny bit in their mouth seeing it at this point. But then again, Tide Pods??
Just stop. This tweet by this millennial tries to spare youngsters from making a decision they will regret. Deep inside, however, she probably wants them to fall flat on their collective faces.
We would LOVE to see gen Z in a rap battle against the self-titled "Rap God." Besides, it's only a matter of time until even younger kids make fun of whoever Gen Zers do look up to today.
TikTok Likes to Trigger Old People
One thing about gen Z is they like to be funny, and they think it is a lot of fun to trigger people. It’s over-the-line when it comes to consuming a detergent pod but wearing an iPod shuffle as a hair clip is a safe way to give a millennial a heart attack.
When it first came out on social media that the younger generation was calling the device “vintage” and making so-called better use of it, people responded like this guy. “When did I get so old?”
Noun or Verb
This is a clear reminder that gen Z's are quite young on the internet timeline. A trend that did not exist until the ‘90s was using nouns as verbs. It dates "all the way back" to the original LOL cat memes.
LOL cats were the first truly engaging phenomena that kids came across on the prehistoric world wide web, colloquially called “The Net.”