Self-proclaimed list of cheugy 


I will be the first to admit I spend too much time on the internet. Therefore, I have given myself the authority to tell you, our faithful readers, what is cheugy. Considering our demographic is parents and grandparents (no offense), I will give you a quick background on the term. Urban dictionary defines it as “The opposite of trendy. Stylish in middle school and high school but no longer in style. Used when someone still follows these out of date trends. This may include but not be limited to fashion, habits on social media, usage of slang, etc.” And look, I am certainly not the supreme opinion of what’s in, but I would like to think I keep up with what’s hot without being too trendy. So I give you the running list of what is cheugy in my notes app, (sorry if any of these apply to you). 

  1. Reposting sports scores to your instagram story 
  2. Checked bags at the airport
  3. All black sneakers
  4. Victoria’s secret PINK 
  5. Highlights that are literally white
  6. Animal tattoos 
  7. Greek Life
  8. Crocs and those stupid yeezy rubber sandals (corrected to all rubber shoes) 
  9. Flats
  10. Jeans with rips all the way up the legs
  11. Dating a twin 
  12. Male musical artists 
  13. Talking about AP classes when you’re an adult
  14. @chng on instagram
  15. Shaming people for getting drunk
  16. Being afraid to talk about poop
  17. March Madness brackets
  18. Snapchatting people you don’t know 
  19. Pants that are too long and they go into your shoes
  20. Being gluten free if you don’t have an allergy 
  21. Dove men’s 3 in 1
  22. Kissing people you don’t actually like in any regard
  23. The facial hair a guy tries to grow when he first goes to college 
  24. The athlete jackets with a nice outfit 
  25. Vaping 

And the thing about cheug for me, is that if you do any of these things in an authentic way, meaning you just really love Victoria’s secret PINK for what it is, you’re fine. According to the New York Times, “cheugy can be used, broadly, to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard.” But, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, if you’re reposting @chnge cause everyone else is, you’ve got cheugy fever and the only cure is getting actual interests and hobbies outside of whatever was in 6 months ago. Stop following trends that are going to be out in 5 seconds and be authentic. 

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