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Origin of rekt
Words nearby rekt
ABOUT THIS WORD
What does rekt mean?
Rekt means “wrecked,” that is “utterly destroyed” or “wasted.” This slang term is often used to refer to someone who has been soundly defeated. It is also used to refer to someone who is extremely drunk or high.
Where does rekt come from?
Rekt is a phonetic spelling of wrecked. It’s first recorded around 2010–15.
Something that has been rekt has been damaged or destroyed, such as a person who has been dominated in a video game—or someone has become very drunk or high. Compare wasted, annihilated, obliterated, trashed, and other such “destructive” metaphors for drunkenness.
How is rekt used in real life?
The phrase prepare to get rekt, or prepare to lose, can be issued as a challenge by someone before engaging in a competition, typically in a video game battle.
Sneaking up on us with NO SOUND, rapid fire smg, skye's assault rifle, grappler, downing my teammate; YOU THINK YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT!?!??! GET REKT #fortnite #fortnitehighlight #fortnitegame #highlight #twitch https://t.co/qmz2NsXP8s pic.twitter.com/VMxaxHd7lX
— dv8playsgames (@dv8playsgames) March 16, 2020
Someone is going to have to invoke the mercy rule for lib journos if this level of getting rekt by Kayleigh continues https://t.co/FGI2YGimQx
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) May 15, 2020
More examples of rekt:
“Study claims Bitcoin energy consumption is exploding — leaving us totally rekt”
—@mashable, May 2018
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Example sentences from the Web for rekt
Arrect, a-rekt′, adj. upright: erected, as the ears: on the alert.