Snatched; this is a word that many are familiar with, whether they have heard is from someone else, or they say it themselves. But what does it actually mean?
Snatched is basically the slang replacement choice for people who stopped saying “on fleek.” According to urbandictionary.com, snatched is “a popular term used in the gay community referring to good looks, fierceness, or something good.” A popular phrase is “That wig is snatched!’ or “You looked snatched!” Both of these were complimenting someone or something on their looks. We can thank New York City is the one to thank for it’s drag culture in the 1990’s for the slang terms including, slay, yaas, snatched, and other words. Snatched specifically comes from African American drag culture, where the performers wear wigs (commonly called weaves). If something is amazing or snatched, it might just snatch your weave off. Snatched can be used in many different contexts. It can mean fierce, good looking, amazing and also sassy. But it can also mean it’s original definition, Which is to grab, seize, steal, thrive, rob, or loot.
Snatched is a popular term used all around the world by many different people. The LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community, drag community, and everyday people all use this term. It’s a great word to spice up your vocabulary and it has a really interesting meaning. The world snatched can mean many things to different people. It’s such a popular word the the drag queen community has an entire day for it!
By: Jyllian Skoda
Photo Credits: https://www.teepublic.com/