Last updated: Nov 26, 2022, 2:15 PM IST
Language is dynamic and quite open to changes in culture and trends. Nothing illustrates this better than words used by a few content creators online and quickly trickling down to the masses. While memes and online communities such as those on Reddit, Discord and gaming platforms used to be the influencers in this department, TikTok has recently become the main influencer in language trends. From “POV” to “Go little Rockstar,” jargon from the short video sharing platform has made it into the urban dictionary.
Here are five popular TikTok slang you need to know to strike a chord with Gen Z:
POV is a popular acronym that stands for “Point of View”. It is mainly used in TikToks and Instagram reels where the content presented should illustrate what the creator thinks a person could do if they have a certain “POV”.
OOMF stands for “One of my friends” or “One of my followers”. It is mainly used to refer to someone while maintaining their anonymity.
The hashtag of this word has been viewed more than 2.2 billion times. The word has its origins in the popular song “Heather” by Conan Gray. Urban Dictionary says the word refers to “when someone says you’re Heather, they mean everyone can’t help but like you.”
Go Little Rockstar
“Go Little Rockstar” came from a viral track, “Pope is a Rockstar” by American indie band SALES. People on TikTok use the term when posting videos celebrating achievements of any kind or even memorializing their loved ones.
FYP stands for “For You Page”. When you log into the TikTok app, FYP is the main timeline you see. Content creators use #FYP to make their videos more visual on your homepage based on the personalized algorithm.
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