Last week, Miley Cyrus surprised and delighted fans when she shared a video of herself "twerking" in a unicorn onesie ... which, for some, prompted the pertinent question, what exactly is twerking? And as Lil Wayne's health scare has dominated recent headlines, many were similarly baffled when the rapper's multiple seizures were attributed to his consumption of "sizzurp." Well, in case you need a cheat sheet on celebrity slang, we've got you covered.
TWERK (verb). To rigorously dance, using your butt especially.
See: Miley Cyrus
SIZZURP (noun). Prescription-strength codeine/promethazine cough syrup, mixed with dissolved Jolly Ranchers and soda, often served in Styrofoam cups. Also known as "purple drank."
See: Lil Wayne
SELFIE (noun). A picture taken of oneself shared on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking sites.
See: Amanda Bynes
WHIP-IT (noun). Canister filled with nitrous oxide inhaled recreationally for a brief high.
See: Demi Moore
YOLO (interjection). Carpe diem.
SWAG (noun). Used as an expression of cool, style or arrogance.
See: Justin Bieber
JEAH (interjection). To be happy or to be good, used roughly in the same context as "yeah."
See: Ryan Lochte
JONESING (verb). To crave or desire something greatly, to essentially want to have what the "Joneses" have.
THROW SHADE (verb). To insult someone, especially in a haughty or condescending manner.
KIKI (noun). A party, often sexual or wild in nature.
See: The Scissor Sisters
REALNESS (noun). Emphasis on something cool, or the new "fierce."
DEUCES (noun). Used as an expression of parting, simultaneously while raising two fingers on each hand to form a peace sign.
See: Chris Brown
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