What Does BURN Mean in a Text?

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BURN means "An Insulting or Humiliating Comment" and "To Smoke a Joint."

An Insulting or Humiliating Comment

The word BURN is widely used as a slang term to refer to a comment that is insulting or humiliating.

BURN is typically used after an insulting or humiliating remark, to indicate that the sender feels they have left the recipient with no possible comeback. It can also be used as a noun to refer to such a comment. (See below for examples of use.)

To Smoke a Joint

The word BURN is also used as slang to refer to smoking a joint of cannabis. In this context BURN is also pronounced as BUN.

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When I write BURN, I mean this:

meaning of BURN

A BURN is also "An Insulting or Humiliating Comment."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of BURN

"An Insulting or Humiliating Comment" is a common definition for BURN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here is some more information about BURN.
Definition:An Insulting or Humiliating Comment
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of BURN

"To Smoke a Joint" is another common definition for BURN.
Definition:To Smoke a Joint
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BURN in Sentences

Here are examples of BURN being used in conversations to mean "An Insulting or Humiliating Comment."
  • Sam: I don't care what you think about me, loser!
  • Robbie: I don't think about you at all. BURN!
  • Terri: What did he say when you told him it was over?
  • Fran: He said, "You'll never find anyone else like me."
  • Terri: What did you say to that?
  • Fran: I said, "That's the point."
  • Terri: Ouch! Good BURN!

An Academic Look at BURN

Whether used with the meaning "An Insulting or Humiliating Comment" or "To Smoke a Joint," BURN is classified as a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

BURN is typically used an interjection. An interjection is used to express a sentiment such as surprise, irritation, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. BURN is also often used as a noun (i.e., a naming word) or a verb (i.e., a doing word). For example:
  • That was a great BURN.
  • (Here, BURN is being used as a noun.)
  • You really BURNED his sad ass!
  • (Here, BURN is being used as a verb.)

Example of BURN Used in a Text

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