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'Cheugy' is The New Basic, And We Officially Feel Old

In this week's episode of internet drama, 'Cheugy' has officially entered our lexicons, whether we like it or not. According to the New York Times, cheugy is a term that has gained popularity on Tik Tok, used to "describe someone who is out of date and is trying too hard." I'm out of date and trying too hard on a regular basis, so I guess I identify as cheugy now. And you know what? I'm okay with it. Twitter users are up in arms over the new term, coming up with their own idea of actions that are definitely 'cheugy,' or refusing to accept the new term altogether. Scroll down for their hilarious thoughts. 

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    Font - The New York Times @nytimes How does one define "cheugy"? It's not embarrassing or even always negative. "One of my friends said lasagna is cheugy." nyti.ms/3e6eufd cheugy adjective /chew-gee / 1. Someone who is out of touch or trying too hard. It's not quite "basic," but it's someone who is behind the trends. Inauthentic. 2. "The type of people who get married at 20 years old" or have millennial "girlboss energy." It can be applied to anyone of any gender and any age and is highly subjec
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    Here's the official definiton of 'cheugy' according to the NYTimes. Excuse me, since when is lasagna out of touch?! Lasagna will always be trending in my book. 


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    Rectangle - Quinn ... @quinmyers a couple who makes $500K a year but don't 'feel' rich? that's cheugy 4:02 AM · May 3, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Font - hannah bodenhausen ... @hannahmb_17 I had never heard the word "cheugy" until that nyt article and just now my dad called me to tell me he learned about it on a podcast, so l'm now convinced it's the industry plant of slang words 1:38 AM · May 4, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Smile - kelsey weekman @kelsaywhat FYI the millennial girlboss aesthetic is now called "cheugy" intheknow.com/post/cheugy-me... IM BET IN LTO s C N CINTIN 2 ut SINN MOM MT HAVORITE PPE CAL THE BEST GRANDPA PHA AALPHA HA OALPHA KAIMI ENS UN IR S OVE YOU IHIA STE OM REV w BAY ME T LOVE YOU v E PER M OUT LOUD? BACON C RO SAT CI WAS BORN FRIENDS SMEARING LIFES SHORT TO BE WILD SUCH AT N FUENCE 9PM OR SO E MEWILE SILLHAVE TEETHI TeTS YE O ONE A PENNY FOR MY AGE alam
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    Font - Evangelion 9/11 Linkin Park Tribute AMV @MissPavlichenko ... Imao the girl who coined "cheugy" is a sorority girl from Beverly Hills, how much did Mommy and Daddy pay the New York Times to try and make cheugy happen 8:40 PM · Apr 30, 2021 · Twitter Web App
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    Organism - MJ Franklin @heyitsfranklin2 the only thing I have to say about "cheugy" is that I think this quote should be framed and hung in the Louvre nytimes.com/2021/04/29/sty... "One of my friends said lasagna is cheugy," said Ms. Cain. 1:12 AM Apr 30, 2021 · Twitter Web App
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    Font - Booker NFT @damagedbyscreen this is why white people culturally appropriate things. like, you leave them alone and they come up with shot like "cheugy". @nytimes · Apr 30 There's a certain trying-too-hard aesthetic that isn't quite "basic" or "uncool" – E The New York Times but what is it? A term gaining popularity on TikTok may fit the bill: "The word, my friend, is 'cheugy." nyti.ms/3u6EuN5 4:42 PM · Apr 30, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Rectangle - David Slotnick ... @David_Slotnick Is it cheugy to learn what cheugy means from the New York Times? Asking for a friend. 10:35 PM · Apr 30, 2021 · Twitter Web App
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    Font - cale g weissman @caleweissman sorry if this makes me an old, but i don't understand the difference between basic and cheugy. is it akin to class and order? 6:38 PM · Apr 30, 2021 · TweetDeck
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    Font - km @ShakeThatKass i bought mom jeans and switched to a middle part but now i'm finding out that wasn't enough bc i am cheugy to the core 3:26 AM · May 4, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Font - kelly andrew @KayAyDrew ... I read an article about the word "cheugy" at 3am in a half asleep delirium and was convinced l'd dreamt it but it turns out I have not and also it applies to half the women on my Facebook. 10:05 PM · May 2, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Font - Broski @broskiFGC Replying to @benpaste "everyones saying cheugy! its the new hip lingo for the zoomers!" says margaret theodore crungle, 32, senior branding executive at citybank 10:34 PM · May 1, 2021 · Twitter Web App
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    Font - steph panecasio @StephPanecasio personally offended that low-top converse are regarded as cheugy, I simply choose to reject the notion 8:55 AM · Apr 30, 2021 · Twitter Web App
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    Rectangle - Keara @cavetteria Posting "another year around the sun!" on your birthday is cheugy. That's my contribution to the cheugy discourse. 5:02 AM · May 3, 2021 · Twitter Web App
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    Cartoon - Danny_Vandelay @TequilaDanKC Replying to @Anthony Cheugy is where I draw my old man line in the sand OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD Falr Amlar lire
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    Font - Seamus Blackley @SeamusBlackley Lasagne is apparently now cheugy. Fuck that. I love lasagne. 8:02 AM · Apr 30, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Abby is a wandering soul who is incapable of staying in one place for too long. Her passions include travel, dance, karaoke, meditation, and cheesy fries. When she's not clacking away at her laptop and talking shit on the internet, you can find her tearing up the dance floor on a night out on the town.
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Abby is a wandering soul who is incapable of staying in one place for too long. Her passions include travel, dance, karaoke, meditation, and cheesy fries. When she's not clacking away at her laptop and talking shit on the internet, you can find her tearing up the dance floor on a night out on the town.