What does word mean?


When you agree with something someone did or said, you can simply say "word." People may use it in person, online, and in messages to say, "I agree," or "gotcha" (especially when emphasizing something).

For example, your friend may complain about your other friend always talking about himself, and you reply with "word" in agreement. Or, you might text your friend about meeting up at the theater at five and you reply, "word. see you then."

Origin of word

It is unclear who first coined the slang term "word," but it became prominent in the mid-1980s as a shorter variation of "word up." One of the first, most famous uses was in the 1986 song "Word Up" by the band Cameo.


These cell phone companies charge way too much for data plans

When you agree your friend should go blond

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Updated November 27, 2023

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