Gen Z has found a new term to describe cringey Millennials: cheugy. Find out what it is and if you are one.
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To put it plainly, cheugy is another word for basic. It’s a term that was coined way back in 2013 that didn’t exactly catch on. Now, Gen Z has brought the term back to life, like with what they’ve done with most 2000s trends. Thanks to them, you’ll now be able to find cheugy on your For You page in TikTok. Coincidentally though, most of the posts are coming from the cheugs (someone who is cheugy). Recently, they’ve been creating a lot of unapologetically cheugy TikToks, which is such a cheug thing to do. We’re just kidding! All of this chuegy nonsense is just internet banter anyway. Gen Z gets a word in and the Millennials fight back. That’s just how it is. But, if you really wanna know the tea, then take a look at our list of ultimate cheugy things to do.
#1: You have a side part.
Who even is she? Side parts are a cheugy essential. According to Gen Z, you’ll need to move your part to the middle if you wanna be cool.
#2: You’re all about that wine life.
Gen Z has had enough of your wine nights. The only other people they know that do wine night are their titas.
#3: You wear Birkenstocks on the daily.
Yeah, Birkenstocks had their moment. We can all agree on that. But, it’s time to take the Jesus sandals away from the Millennial. Wear a pair of Jordans, would you?
#4: Your Instagram feed is overly put together.
Sorry, Lauren Conrad. We’re talking about the trend that you started. Gone are the days of flat lays and a well coordinated feed. You can still have an aesthetic, but don’t overdo it.
#5: You wear matte liquid lipstick.
Haven’t you heard? Gen Z has declared gloss to be the only way to do your lips.
#6: You wear leggings instead of sweatpants when you want to feel comfortable outside.
Sweatpants are part of the Gen Z uniform. If they’re tie dyed, then better. Don’t you dare make leggings your comfort bottom of choice.
#7: You cake up your makeup like it’s 2010.
Emma Chamberlain said no makeup makeup, so Gen Z is skipping out on the caking too. It’s all about pretending that everything is au natural.
#8: You still wear skinny jeans.
There were skinny jeans and then there were mom jeans. Now, you can choose from straight cut, boot cut, wide leg, and flared. So, why would cheugs still opt to wear the skinnys?
#9:You still use the word adulting.
Millennials love to complain about growing up. But wait, aren’t they already grown up?
#10: You say, “Okay but first, coffee.”
The same concept as wine night, but morning. Why don’t you add in a yoga flow while you’re at it?
#11: You have pin straight hair.
This is still debatable, because Gen Z has run out of 90s trends to copy. Maybe it depends on the way you do it? Nevertheless, curtain bangs are still having their moment, so this is considered cheugy (for the mean time).
#12: You order a Frappuccino in Starbucks.
Seriously? We thought you loved coffee?
#13: You had/have a crush on a Disney character.
You’d be lying if you say you didn’t. Honestly, we don’t see this as a bad thing. Millennials simply had better cartoons. Period.
#14: You still wear your trusty oversized denim jacket.
Everyone was wearing an oversized denim jacket in 2010. It was a thing for real. Do you remember it? ‘Cause if you do, it’s time to forget it.
#15: Caring if you’re cheugy is cheugy.
You know, Gen Z has always tried to label themselves as woke and open-minded, so they wouldn’t openly fight back at millennials without a disclaimer. If you like your cheugy-ness, then embrace it. That’s what a Gen Z would do.