Decoded: floss

Floss no longer has anything to do with dental hygiene, unless of course the dental floss is made of gold. Today, millennials use the term "floss" to describe a person flaunting outrageously expensive merchandise or status.

For example, when a celebrity's child rolls up to high school in a Lamborghini complete with diamond encrusted rims and a Rogue Acoustics Audio System, that child is flossin'.

For those who aren't "car people" and need some further explanation, think of a middle school girl sitting in her American History class decked out in True Religion jeans, a Louis Vuitton tote, and bedazzled Jimmy Choo flats....that girl is flossin'.

Essentially, to "floss" means to show off something of high value. It can also refer to showing off high status, fame, success, or good looks. While youngsters of generations past may have "bragged," kids these days "floss."

Here are some examples of how the term is used these days.

"I couldn't help but floss when I got that sick watch for graduation."
"Ugh she was flossin' so hard today but nobody even cares about her over-priced hair extensions."
"He flosses so much just because he's rich but money doesn't buy happiness."

Mike Jones is flossin' in this music video:

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