What Does CAP Mean?

CAP means "Lie" and "Bullet." The term CAP describes a lie. On social media (mainly TikTok and Instagram) no cap means no lie. The phrase has transformed and is often seen written in comments with the "no" dropped. If a user says "cap" or uses the emoji of a cap, they are calling something out as untrue.

The terms "Cap" "No Cap" "Capper" and "Capping" were popularized in Atlanta, Georgia, when Young Thug and Future released the track "No Cap". The expression "cap" is slang meaning "lie." The expression "capper" is slang meaning "liar" or "faker." The expression "capping" means "lying" or "faking."

Image for CAP

When I write CAP, I mean this: meaning of CAP ["No Cap" means "no lie".]

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of CAP

"Lie" is the most common definition for CAP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Second Definition of CAP

"Bullet" is another common definition for CAP. Adults
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of CAP in Sentences

Here are examples of CAP being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I'm actually going to get my work done today. No CAP.
  • Jordan: I'll believe you when I see it.
  • Matthew: I scored tickets to Kanye's album launch party.
  • Reece: No way. You're CAPPING.

An Academic Look at CAP

CAP can be used as either a verb (i.e. a doing word) or a noun (an object). For example:
  • Are you capping?
  • (Here, cap is being used as a verb.)
  • I promise you there's no CAP.
  • (Here, cap is being used as a noun.)

Example of CAP Used in a Text


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