What does shade mean?


Shade is a popular slang term that means disrespect. The term commonly appears as "throwing shade", which is similar to saying "disrespecting" or "dissing."

The term is used to describe when a person disrespects another person, which is also known as "talking trash" about a person. It often occurs in a public forum to get the most reaction out of a sweet dis.


She's got so much shade stuck inside of her she needs to let it out before she blows

Sometimes shade can hit innocent victims

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Updated December 6, 2016

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