What Is ‘Cheugy?’ Here’s TikTok’s ‘Cringe Aesthetic’ Defined


A TikTok user who goes by the name Hal has coined a term for the opposite of trendy, and it’s starting to spread.  The word is “cheugy” (choo-gee).

The definition on Urban Dictionary is, “The opposite of trendy.  Stylish in middle school and high school but no longer in style.  Used when someone still follows these out of date trends . . . including fashion, habits on social media, slang, etc.”

@webkinzwhore143Expand 👏 your 👏 vocabulary 👏 to 👏 include 👏 made 👏 up 👏 words 👏##greenscreen ##cheugy ##cheug♬ original sound – Hal

Some of Hal’s other examples are t-shirts with phrases like “Yes way, rosé” . . . Herbal Essences shampoo . . . the wooden signs you see at craft stores that say things like, “Home.  Heart.  Love.” . . . and “girlboss” mugs.

@not_not_mariah_Things that give off, “I have no plans on a Friday night” vibes: this TikTok.♬ Cloud 9 – Beach Bunny

She clarified that she doesn’t believe the word is classist because expensive things like Gucci belts can be cheugy. She also said there’s nothing wrong with being cheugy — people can like what they like.

@webkinzwhore143Reply to @thatonebeeech ##greenscreen Part 2! ##cheugy ##cheug♬ original sound – Hal

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(InTheKnow)