What Does DRIP Mean?

DRIP usually means "Style and Confidence." It sometimes means "Dork." Here is more information about each of these definitions of DRIP.

Style and Confidence

Since at least the early 2000s, DRIP has been used admiringly as a slang word to refer to people who are fashionable, stylish and confident (and also, usually, sexy and attractive). For example:
  • Lee: Nicki Minaj and ASAP Rocky were totally DRIPPING last night.
  • Nel: Nicki and ASAP are always DRIP.


Long before DRIP meant "Style and Confidence," it was actually used insultingly to describe a dorky person (i.e., someone deemed stupid or uninteresting). For example:
  • Sam: I can't come to the rave this weekend, there's a rerun of the complete first series of Star Trek on Channel X.
  • Lee: DRIP.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Style and Confidence" is the most common definition for DRIP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Style and Confidence
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Dork" is another common definition for DRIP.
Type:Word (Slang)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:


DRIP is 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.

Example of DRIP Used in a Text


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