Enter "on fleek."
"On fleek" dates back to at least 2003, when its Urban Dictionary definition was created. It defines the term as "smooth, nice, sweet." In 2009, a second definition – as a synonym for "awesome" – was submitted. By June 21 of this year, a Vine user named Peaches Monroe uploaded a loop containing the now-immortal phrase, "eyebrows on fleek." Another Vine-r uploaded a video of Ariana Grande apparently singing the line, which was (apparently) when it hit critical mass.
Things started snowballing from there. Brands jumped on board …
Taco Bell on fleek.— Taco Bell (@tacobell) October 18, 2014
Pancakes on fleek.— IHOP (@IHOP) October 21, 2014
… Buzzfeed chimed in with a quiz, and about a month ago, Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram with the caption.
The most recent entry in the canon? Last week, Nicki Minaj debuted a new hairstyle, which her friend Sherika pointed out on Twitter bears more than a passing resemblance to rapper Coolio's trademark look.
Minaj's response was succinct:
So there you go. Sunrise, sunset; another piece of slang is born.
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