What Does Basic Mean? (Using Basic Online)

Basic means "Uncool, Boring." It is a slang word, typically used to describe someone or something (e.g., a brand or trend) devoid of interesting characteristics.

A person may be considered basic if they are only interested in things mainstream, popular, and trending, such as Starbucks, Ugg, Snapchat and pumpkin-spiced food and drinks. For example:
  • Tony: Why did you order the pumpkin-spiced latte?
  • Jordan: Because I'm basic, obviously.
  • Tony: Just because I wear Ugg boots doesn't mean I'm basic.
  • Jordan: Yes, it does.

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When I write Basic, I mean this:

meaning of Basic

Basic is "uncool" or "boring."

Summary of Key Points

"uncool, boring" is the most common definition for basic on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:uncool, boring
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at Basic

Basic is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • She's such a Basic bitch.
  • (Here, the adjective Basic modifies the noun bitch.)

Example of Basic Used in a Text

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