How ‘cheugy’ are you?
Social media has done it again. A new word has now popped in the Internet world that describes less young people in the platform. These people are now being called as ‘cheugy.’ What does this mean and how come it’s worth more than $300 as a meme word?
Everything you need to know about cheugy
Are you a ‘cheugy’? If you don’t know what this means, you might be one.
Cheugy, pronounced as “chew-gee,” is the newest slang word that is now being used by Gen Z on various social media platforms, most especially on TikTok and Instagram. This word describes people or things that are now out-of-date, according to CNET.
As further explained by Hallie Cain, 24-year-old girl that claims owner of the word, cheugy is best described as the new ‘basic.’ For example, cheugy things are graphic tees and hats, Herbal Essence shampoo, and Instagram captions like ‘thank u, next.’
“Okay, TikTok, I have a new word for you that my friends and I use that you clearly are all in need of,” said Cain at the start of the TikTok, which has become a slow-burning success with over 640,000 views. “It’s the opposite of trendy, stylish in middle school and high school — maybe, maybe not. The timelines don’t really matter. It’s no longer in style. It’s used when someone follows these out-of-date trends or something falls into that category.”
Another thing that she compared it with is the old term called ‘girlboss energy.’ Unfortunately, no reports haven’t explain this well. Although, cheugy users have been mocking out these words on their different social media accounts.
The surprising fame of the word ‘cheugy’ on social media has been a rising phenomenon for Gen Z people. In fact, in a very shocking turn of events, a 23-year-old woman named Gaby Rasson had made a meme from the said word. And now, she’s selling the picture as an NFT or nonfungible tokens to respective buyers online.
“The collector fo this 1/1 NFT will own a word,” says Rasson on her Twitter page. “I created the word in 2013. At first, it was just me and my high school friends using it. Fast-forward to 2021 and cheugy has gone viral. It is popular with Gen Z.”
The concept behind selling the picture that only has letters written ‘cheugy’ in it seemed to be a ‘stupid’ idea for most people that have seen the post. However, surprisingly, few people have now started to put bids for the said NFT. In fact, someone reportedly offered 0.1 Ethereum or almost $400, in exchange for the picture.
Other NFTs being sold
Though could be mind-blowing for oder generations out there, NFT is actually a famous thing now on the Internet. This year, Kyle Craven, the guy that photographed in the “Bad Luck Brian” meme, sold the meme as an NFT for $36,000. Even the “Overly Attached Girlfriend” meme was sold for $411,000.
Other paintings and drawings are also being sold as NFTs, in exchange for a couple amount of cryptocurrencies in the market.