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[ riz ]

What does rizz mean?

Rizz is a slang term for skill in charming or seducing a potential romantic partner, especially through verbal communication. It is most commonly applied in the context of men pursuing women, but not always.

It is typically used in the exact same way as the older slang term game.

Example: Dan’s not that good looking, but he’s got serious rizz—look at him charming those two models! 

The related term unspoken rizz refers to the ability to exude charm or charisma without verbal communication, such as with general confidence and body language.

Rizz is also used as a verb, often in the form rizz up, meaning to charm someone.

Example: I’m about to rizz up Sarah. Do you know if she has a boyfriend?

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Related words

pushing P, baller, iykyk, clout chaser

Where does rizz come from?

dark blue green text "rizz" on light blue green background

The slang term rizz was popularized by social media personality Kai Cenat, who has used the term since at least 2021. The term is thought to be a shortening of charisma.

Cenat popularized the term via his content on YouTube, TikTok, and Twitch, often featuring rizz “competitions” and tutorials. The term eventually gained enough popularity on social media to reach more mainstream awareness.

Examples of rizz

the fact that my brother has rizz is incomprehensible to me
@GOATSluvr, October 22, 2022
Rizz was first coined by YouTube and Twitch sensation Kai Cenat. Cenat has used the word to describe his skills with regard to impressing women.
Evan Schuval, The U.S. Sun, April 2022

Who uses rizz?

The slang term rizz is typically used by younger people, especially on social media and video content platforms like TikTok and YouTube. It is most commonly used as a noun, but it is also sometimes used as a verb.

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