Cheugy, Simp and Himbo: do you understand these 10 internet words that are trending on TikTok?

TikTok has thrown up a range of new vernacular that anyone over the age of 25 may struggle to understand

Have you ever been baffled by any of these words?
Have you ever been baffled by any of these words?

It can be easy to feel left behind and over the hill as Gen Z start using new words and phrases - and you have no clue what they mean.

So if you’ve been left wondering ‘am I cheugy?’ worry no more - this is your complete guide to the vocabulary of TikTok

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While in the UK, we might think the word fit is used to describe a good looking person, on TikTok it’s an abbreviation for the word outfit. So if someone is talking about their fit, they’re talking about what they’re wearing. For example: “Check out my fit today.”
The word finna comes from the phrase “fixing to”, which comes from the south of America, and it essentially means “going to do something”. For example: “I’m finna chill out on my day off.”
The phrase “no cap” is used as an expression of sincerity to show that a person isn’t lying about something, or that they’re telling the truth. Basically, it’s another way to say “seriously”. The phrase came around after it became popular to say that someone was “capping” if you thought they were lying. For example: “I didn’t take the last slice of pizza, no cap.”
If someone is declared the CEO of something, it means that they are the best at it. For example: “I’m the CEO of procrastination.”
On TikTok, Heather is used to describe someone as good looking/desirable - someone that other people wish they were. Originally, the name refers to the 80s film Heathers, wherein the Heathers were a group of wealthy and popular students. Recently, the term took on its new meaning thanks to a song by Conan Gray. For example: “I wish I were Heather.”
Simp was a term that was exclusively used to describe men who would do anything for a woman in hopes that she might have sex with him. Now people, regardless of gender, will refer to themselves as simps for celebrities, or other people they have crushes on. For example: “I’m such a simp for Lizzo.”
Himbo is a mashup of the words “him” and “bimbo” and is slang for a male bimbo, essentially. On TikTok, the word became popular after a parody song of I Need a Hero by Bonnie Tyler called ‘I Need a Himbo’ went viral on the app. A himbo is described as a good looking, muscular guy who is “dumb and polite”. For example: “I love Jason from The Good Place, he’s such a himbo.”
If you’ve spent any time on TikTok, you’ve probably heard the “I’m an accountant” song. It was originally created by Rocky Paterra, who said he’d tell people he works as an accountant instead of getting into the details of being a struggling actor, because “nobody asks you questions when you say you’re an accountant”. The song and the answer of “accountant” has been adopted by sex workers, primarily those with OnlyFans accounts. For example: “I’m an accountant… link in bio.”
Bussin is used to describe delicious food. If something tastes really good, you could describe it as bussin - on the flip side, if it was awful, you would say it’s not bussin. The origins of the word are unclear. For example: “This burger is bussin.”
Cheugy is used to describe someone who is behind the latest trends, or out of touch. Some things considered cheugy include ugg boots, Starbucks Frappuccinos and Live, Laugh, Love decorations. For example: “Did you see what she was wearing? So cheugy.”