What Does VIBE CHECK Mean?

Vibe check means "How are you/we?" and "What's your opinion of ..?" It is based on the commonly used term "vibe" (meaning "ambiance," "sensation," or "feeling").

Here is more information about each of these definitions of vibe check, with examples of use.

How Are You/We?

In text messaging and on social media, the phrase vibe check is widely used as a form of greeting, with the meaning "How are you feeling today?" or "How are things between us today?". For example:
  • Jo: Vibe check.
  • Toni: Not great. Don't think I'll make work today.
  • Will Smith: Vibe check.
  • Chris Rock: Go f*ck yourself.

What's Your Opinion Of ..?

When vibe check is accompanied by an image, the sender is usually asking the opinion of the recipient. For example:
  • Sam: Vibe check. I'm thinking of buying it for the job interview.

  • picture of shirt
  • Ali: Very nice. Isn't it a bit over the top for serving burgers?

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When I write VIBE CHECK, I mean this:

meaning of VIBE CHECK

"How Are You/We?"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"How Are You/We?" is a common definition for VIBE CHECK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:How Are You/We?
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"What's Your Opinion Of ..?" is another common definition for VIBE CHECK.
Definition:What's Your Opinion Of ..?
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of VIBE CHECK Used in a Text

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