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What Does Rizz Mean?

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Jackie Baucom

JUL 12, 2023

What Does Rizz Mean?

What is the meaning of rizz? Rizz is a slang term used to describe someone who has the ability to charm a potential partner. The term is a shortened version of the word “charisma.”

A little background on rizz slang

The term rizz was coined by YouTuber and Twitch streamer Kai Cenat. The word went viral on social media in June 2022, especially among TikTok users.

Same meaning; different words

Parents may not be familiar with the term rizz, and here are some other ways kids may express the same meaning:

  • Spitting game (Someone with rizz will use compliments and flattery)
  • Slick with your words
  • Pulling (as in attracting a romantic partner)
  • Smooth talker

Overheard on social media

In an interview with No Jumper, Cenat criticized TikTokers for abusing the word with variations of the term,  such as rizzed, rizzing, and unspoken rizz (someone who is so good looking they don’t even need to talk to draw in a romantic partner). Here are some examples of how kids use the word:

  • I’ve got mad rizz!
  • Yeah I rizzed.
  • Bro got the unspoken rizz.
  • He’s talking to a girl, but dude has no rizz.

Have fun with it

Kids will get a kick out of it when parents try to speak their language. If you hear your child use the term, ask who in their class has the most rizz. You can even tell them stories about what charisma looked like in the olden days!

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