Where does fye come from?
Examples of fye
Who uses fye?
Fye is one of a range of similar words that use the concept of heat to denote excellence. Aside from the word fire itself (which has its own long and many-branched lineage of slang usages), lit, originally slang for being drunk, has been extended to means something exciting or something really great, e.g., “That party last night was lit.” On fire is slang for “really good,” especially as applied to a person. The fire emoji is also sometimes used in this manner, as in “Did you hear that new song? .” And none of this is to mention hot for “sexy.”
Fye is frequently used with the intensifying slang ass, often said of music, as in “This is a fye ass beat” or “Check out this fye ass new joint.”
Fye also can also be used in the African American English expression fire up, frequently as fye yo ass up. Rooted in slang for “to shoot” or “kill,” fye yo ass up is a metaphorical, often humorous way to say you’ll “rip on” or “lay into” someone. To get someone fye, moreover, is to get them “fired up,” that is, riled or excited.
Be mindful that FYE is a common, unrelated acronym for “fiscal year end” and “for your entertainment.” It is also the name of a US chain of entertainment stores.
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