Thicc is a slang word, used to describe a woman, with all the right curves around her hips and booty. It is deliberately misspelled, written in a hip hop culture inspired manner, just like the words “dat” for that and “phat” for fat.
The word can be used to express in a humorous or a sexual way.
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Origin of the term
The term was used in black slang to describe a curvy, attractive (most possibly black) woman. Its rise in popularity began in the golden age of hip hop, in the 90’s, when it has been found in several rap songs.
In the early 2000’s it already made an appearance on the internet, on sites with rap lyrics.
Spread of the term
After the rise in the term’s popularity in American pop culture, it could be found in more and more lyrics and song titles, as well as the comment section of pornsites.
By 2015, thicc became widespread and mainstream, even appearing on Urban Dictionary. Soon after this, memes were born with the word being associated with fictional characters, or everyday objects, whom a normal people wouldn’t see as thicc and attractive.
The slang word had conquered every site on the internet, from Twitter, through Reddit and 4chan, to Youtube.
- The Sydney Morning Herald – Insult or compliment? Why ‘thicc’ had us thoroughly confused in 2018