Ate That

What does ate that mean?


When a person did something really well, they "ate that." For example, when your friend dominates a basketball game, you might say, "Dang, dude, you ate that!"

The term's origins are unclear, but it comes from the Queens borough in New York City in the mid-2000s. The sentiment behind the phrase is that a person did something so well that they are superior to it and consumed it, like, "I ate that homework for breakfast."

You will most likely see the phrase on social sites, such as Twitter and TikTok, or in texts or online messages. For instance, when your bf performs well at a cypher, you might message him how proud you are that he ate that.


WTF, I can't believe he is retiring. He ate that league for 10 years
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Updated February 22, 2022

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