What Does PEAK Mean in a Text?

PEAK is a word which means "Excellent or Great." However, it is now often used as slang to mean "Bad or Terrible." Context is key to understanding whether the speaker or user is being negative or positive.

Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Excellent or Great

The word PEAK actually means "summit" or "top." It is widely used to show approval or agreement, or to indicate that something is excellent or great. For example:
  • Sam: The Buccaneers are the greatest of all time!
  • Lee: They wouldn't stand a chance against the Dolphins at their PEAK.
  • Tel: This pizza is great!
  • Del: PEAK!

Bad or Terrible

In recent years, PEAK has become increasingly popular as an expression of disapproval, or to indicate that something is bad (i.e., with the opposite meaning to the original definition). For example:
  • Toni: I was addicted to the hokey cokey, but I turned myself around.
  • Jo: PEAK. That actually hurt.

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When I write PEAK, I mean this:

meaning of PEAK

"Excellent or Great"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of PEAK

"Excellent or Great" is a common definition for PEAK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Excellent or Great
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Bad or Terrible" is another common definition for PEAK.
Definition:Bad or Terrible
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at PEAK

PEAK is often used 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.

Example of PEAK Used in a Text

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