Decoded: Turnt up

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Teenage Slang Explained by Clueless Adults


Although "turnt up" may seem interchangeable with its verb counterpart "turn up," it's a word that stands on its own. The noun refers to an altered state of consciousness induced by alcohol or excitement.

And even though there isn't really a cut and dry answer as to who created the term first, we do know one thing -- whoever did, kicked off a vocabulary phenomenon. And if you are trying to get "turnt" in the future (or just really want to know how to properly say it) here's how you would use it in a sentence.

"TGIF, let's get turnt up tonight!"
"My friends and I saw the One Direction movie and were so turnt up!"
"I get so turnt up during my summer vacations"

Here's how people are getting turnt on Twitter:




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