Slang dictionary snatched [snacht] What does snatched mean? Is your wig still on, queen? In drag slang, snatched is "fierce" or "on point," i.e., excellent, especially when it comes to personal appearance. What's hot cancel culture simp WAP Karen Related words hunty, on fleek, ratchet, Black Girl Magic, Black Twitter, Beautyblender, slay, on point, Kiki Where does snatched come from? We can thank New York City drag culture in the 1990s for slang like hunty, slay, yaas, and snatched. Snatched specifically comes from black drag culture, where performers wear artificial hair called weaves. If something is absolutely amazing (snatched), it might just snatch your weave off, à la knock one’s socks off. After slang like on fleek, a word with a similar nod towards perfection, fell out of favor, as slang terms do, snatched picked up steam, especially in 2016. This may have been boosted by the growing prominence of drag culture in the mainstream, thanks in part to reality TV shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race. Examples of snatched the only thing i got out of private school was a snatched waist from using my rolled skirt as a waist trainer every day for like 8 years jdndksjdksksk @KROWapair, January 2019 Shade brings mutant kween realness with her snatched bright queen wig, skyhigh boots with uber pointy heel, a comical row of countless pouches on pouches on pouches on pouches across her chest ... Brian Andersen, Advocate, January 2019 Popular now cancel culture simp WAP Karen Who uses snatched? Snatched can be used as a verbal adjective (e.g., Her makeup is snatched, look at that highlight!) or verb (e.g. His look had my wig snatched). It’s most commonly used to describe someone physically, like their appearance or their outfit. A simplified snatch is also sometimes used in the same way. Excuse me mam but I need my edges back that you so gracefully snatched away from me! 😍😭😍 https://t.co/JVmUnhwmDJ — LaCheyé (@1LaCheye) February 10, 2019 Throwing in a mention of a wig’s or weave’s edges is common when using the term as well, as in “She just snatched my edges.” Wow I snatched my own edges…😭💕 pic.twitter.com/x3npVdymgL — Chrissy Cindy 🦄 (@ChrissyCindy__) February 4, 2019 Just saw this pic of @EugeneLeeYang in drag and my edges are SNATCHED hunty!!!! Yaasss queen!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Tcbl0NgmHT — Candice Blair (@Candice76174833) February 13, 2019 Before it spread into the mainstream, snatched was (and still is) used mainly by the black drag community. Cute lil reminder that:TeaNo ShadeReadDon't come 4 meBut go offPressedServingSnatchedBeatSlayLaidThe Gawds10sGave me lifeSisYaaasWerkStanHuntyBiiiitchGurlGagCoinsHave several seatsI'm givin youBawdyCuntyTried itFierce Are all Black QT slang 💁🏾♂️ — 🤔 (@RMDavison) May 21, 2018 You can hear it used in the wild on RuPaul’s Drag Race and at your local drag show. Be mindful of wading into cultural appropriation territory if using the term. Just Added 🦧 Orangutan emoji, 🦦 Otter emoji, 🦩 Flamingo emoji, Iditarod, International Women's Day Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of snatched like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of snatched that will help our users expand their word mastery.