Rents

What is rents short for?

Parents

Teens and young adults often use "rents" when referring to their parents or guardians. They may use it verbally and online, especially in messages and social media.

It's unclear who first abbreviated parents as rents, but the term gained popularity in the early-2000s among teenagers. For example, a teenage son may text his friend, "Thanks for the invite, but I'm gonna hang with the rents 2nite.

Rents is just one of many terms for describing family members. Others include churrin, bonus dad, sharent, fommy, or mombie.

Example

My rents grounded me again because I skipped class.
Shoot, how long?
1 week.
Daughter loving her rents' new place

Daughter loving her rents' new place

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Updated July 25, 2022

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