Hey Millennials, You're Not The First Ones To Use The Word 'Lit'

June 27, 2016 by Keren Leshem
shefinds | Style

It’s contagious, it’s everywhere… it’s lit.

Huh? College kids came home for summer and brought the term with them. “Lit” basically means awesome, cool or really fun. You would definitely hear the term at basically every frat party (#tbt), or maybe at the club on a Saturday night. And according to my 18-year-old sibling, you could even get more sophisticated and use “lituation,” aka a “lit situation” (clever, I know).

We’ve seen a lot of things come back in style this year (hint: choker necklaces), and we can actually add lit to the list. Yep, you read that right – some of our older relatives said that they actually used the term back in the 70s and 80s! (Insert: college kids freaking out.) Some say that the origin of the word comes from being “faded out” or drunk, but now it’s used to describe any fun situation.

Regardless, lit has definitely made a comeback. We’re not sure how long until lit will officially join selfie in the dictionary, but we don’t think it’s going anywhere for now.

Be sure to check out Hollister’s New Summer Collection and The Huge Mistake Almost All Women Make When Buying Sunglasses

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