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 Used when someone still follows these out of date trends .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.”
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.