What Does HIGHKEY Mean?

HIGHKEY means "Very," "Really," and "Definitely." It is used to add emphasis to a statement. For example:
  • I'm HIGHKEY into Nicki Minaj's new album!
  • He's HIGHKEY into her.
  • I am HIGHKEY hungry!
HIGHKEY is the opposite of LOWKEY.

HIGH-KEY (with a hyphen) is actually a technical photography term for a particularly bright lighting style.

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When I write HIGHKEY, I mean this:

meaning of HIGHKEY

"Very, Really, Definitely"

Summary of Key Points

"Very, Really, Definitely" is the most common definition for HIGHKEY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Very, Really, Definitely
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of HIGHKEY Used in a Text

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