Do You Really Know “Word”?

Informal Uses of “Word”

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1. Word can mean okay or just to communicate that you heard them.
E.g.: “I’ll be there in 5 minutes.”
“Word.”
E.g.: “I’m going to the store, I’ll be back later.”
“Word.”
Note: Here it’s usually said quickly and indifferently.

2. Word can mean cool, like:
E.g.: “I got an A on my test.”
“Word.”
Note: Here it’s used with a little more excitement, and it’s a little more drawn out..

3. Word can be used in an annoyed or indifferent way, like yeah, whatever:
E.g. : “Hey man, you forgot to clean up.”
“Word.”
E.g.: “I’m going to hang out with John (someone you don’t like).”
“Word.”
Note: Here it’s used often with the roll of the eyes, and in annoyed sound in their voice. It’s also a little drawn out..

4. Word can be used to show disbelief, like “really?”
E.g.: “Yo, I got a new car.”
“Word?!”

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