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What Does Fly in Slang Mean?

FAQs Jackson Bowman September 2, 2022

FLY. Definition: Cool, Sexy, Smart or Stylish. Type: Slang Word (Slang)

When was fly a slang word?

Ok, flying isn’t that cool anymore, but it was all the rage in the 80’s and 90’s. And by that we actually mean the 1880s and 1890s, because back then the word bow tie was used to describe someone who was smart and generally cool.

Where did the slang word fly come from?

– Fly (adjective) – This term, meaning “keen, alert, on it,” first appeared in American slang 200 years ago and was widely adopted by African-American and hip-hop culture in the 1970s and 1980s , as in the movie “Super Fly”. Some say that “flying” comes from the cunning vigilance of the housefly.

What does it mean when a girl is fly?

Faith. “A Fly Girl is a woman dedicated to progress. She rises above limitations, be they of society, circumstances, or her own self-doubt. Fitness is one of the methods she uses to cultivate this mindset.

What are the two meanings of fly?

1 : Move in the air with wings or fly through the air Birds and airplanes fly. 2 : move through the air or before the wind flew paper in all directions. 3 : levitate or levitate in the wind, wave or levitate fly a kite raise a flag.

What does a fly guy mean?

: a member of the Air Force specifically: an airline pilot.

What did fly mean in the 90s?

Flying. You could use hottie now, but back in the day a boy or girl was pretty fly. It means they were good at something or just attractive. You can also use it to say something is awesome or cool, like “This ring is a bow tie!”

What does feeling fly mean?

It’s slang and means pretty much the same thing as “cool” or “awesome”.

What kind of word is fly?

Fly can be an adjective, verb or noun.

References:

  1. https://allthatsinteresting.com/popular-slang-origins/2
  2. https://www.creators.com/read/rob-kyff-word-guy/02/17/unzipping-the-origins-of-fly
  3. https://flygirlcollective.co/how-to-be-fly/
  4. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly
  5. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flyboy
  6. https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/grammar/slang/most-popular-90s-slang-phrases.html
  7. https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/58838/what-is-the-meaning-of-i-am-so-fly
  8. https://wordtype.org/of/fly

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