Hilary Duff, 33, took to her Instagram Stories yesterday (May 12) to share a clip of herself with her newborn daughter Mae. In the clip, La Duff expressed her concern after learning the definition of a “new” slang term “cheugy,” fearing it just might describe the actress herself.
“Listen, guys, I’ve been stressing for days about this,” Duff said. “Ever since I heard the word? Fear overcoming my mind. Like, am I cheugy? Are you cheugy? Do you know if you're cheugy?"
She continued, “Is someone who’s cheugy aware of it? Is it a big deal to be cheugy? What the fuck is going on?”
[WTF is Cheugy? Let this viral TikTok explain]
@webkinzwhore143 Expand 👏 your 👏 vocabulary 👏 to 👏 include 👏 made 👏 up 👏 words 👏#greenscreen #cheugy #cheug ♬ original sound - Hal
[Men can be Cheugy too]
[The New York Times on Cheugy]
There’s a certain trying-too-hard aesthetic that isn’t quite “basic” or “uncool” — but what is it?— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 30, 2021
A term gaining popularity on TikTok may fit the bill: “The word, my friend, is ‘cheugy.’” https://t.co/0Y9jIrUssM
[Jim Belushi is confused...]
My daughter keeps making fun of me, calling me “cheugy” and I have no idea what that means.— Cannabis Farmer: Jim Belushi (@JimBelushi) May 10, 2021
But jokes on her because now I’m going to work that word into my vocabulary until she thinks it’s lame.
ONTD, are you cheugy?
Are you ‘cheugy’?— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 11, 2021
😎The term 'cheugy' (chew-gee) is being used by Gen-Z to describe Millennials who are just “slightly off-trend” and perhaps not as cool as they think they are.
So, does your style 'scream cheug'?
💭Of course, trying to keep up with what Gen-Z thinks is cool at any given moment in time is a fool's errand.— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 11, 2021
Using the word cheugy has already been deemed cheugy itself. This thread is definitely cheugy.
Here are the sartorial signs that you might just be a little cheugy👇
🧥 Denim Jackets 🧥— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 11, 2021
No Gen-Zers can explain why the denim jacket is cheugy, it 'just is.'
👖They're not averse to other classic fashion items though - Birkenstocks and Levi jeans are both sanctioned products according to TikTok's tastemakers pic.twitter.com/ybnxBdShKp
👕 Slogan Tees 👕— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 11, 2021
Any item bearing phrases like ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ or ‘But First, Coffee’ screams cheug.
👩💻The phrase 'Girl-Boss' is also particularly derided.
It goes without saying that Friends, Minions or Star Wars-branded merchandise is very much off-limits pic.twitter.com/XipCdRLucp
🤠The cheugy detector doesn't stop there, fedora hats, chevron stripes and anything 'shabby chic' also makes it onto the no-go list.— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 11, 2021
Apparently even lasagne is cheugy, though it wouldn’t stop a cheug-conscious TikTokker from eating it
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