What does Shade mean?

Dismissive or acting without respect for someone

Other definitions of Shade:

  • Throwing Shade - Casting bad vibes or talking poorly about someone
  • Being negative towards someone / something without expressing it directly
  • Disapproval that is apparent from one's actions or facial expression
  • Making it known that you disagree without saying anything explicitly
  • Shady = sassy, antagonistic, untrustworthy, up-to-no-good

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How to use the term

  • "I was having a good time at the party until that girl started throwing shade at me."

  • "I could feel the shade from that guy."

  • "You a shady bitch!"


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More slang terms:



s**t Eatin Grin



Get the Fuck out of here



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