Most people may think this word originated with MC Hammer after he released his 1991 hit, 2 Legit 2 Quit, but it actually showed up during the later half of the 19th century in theatre groups. They used the word to refer to “legitimate drama,” also known as a well-written piece.
Adulting is a very popular word among Millennials, who look often use it jokingly when they engage in adult-like behaviour such as preparing taxes, buying a home, or mowing the lawn. The exact origins are a little murky, but it supposedly first showed up in a 2008 Twitter post.
Throwing shade could be an Olympic sport, as it clearly requires mad skill! The word was first propelled into the mainstream after its excessive use on RuPaul’s reality TV show Drag Race, and now everyone from fathers to grandmothers uses it to carry out passive aggressive acts online and IRL (in real life).