- What does it mean when people say word?
- What does word mean in a text?
- Where did saying word come from?
- Where does word slang come from?
- Is slang a bad word?
As @Robusto suggest in his comment, the term word, when used as US slang, means. well said. said in a agreement. can be used as a greeting, hey whats up.
‘Word’ in slang is a word one would use to indicate acknowledgement, approval, recognition or affirmation, of something somebody else just said.
Both are generally used to mean “I agree.” The terms are from late 1980s hip-hop slang. As Ed Guiness notes, popular usage probably originated with the single Word Up! by Cameo.
The word “slang” has an interesting origin. It began as a dialectal word in northern England that was used to refer to territory or turf. Over time, it came to refer to the people who would advertise and sell goods in certain locations.
Although we might think of slang as any nonstandard language use, it actually has a fairly narrow meaning: It’s considered informal and inappropriate in certain contexts. Only a certain “in” group of people are familiar with the slang term. It replaces a conventional term, usually to avoid taboo, and.