The slang of SHS: part 10


Madi Molitor, Journalist

In this article of “The slang of SHS,” I will be introducing a slang word, that is just a shortened version of an already popular word. This word is not overly popular at SHS just yet, but it’s use is rapidly growing. At SHS the people who are doing weird things or acting in a weird way are shady, sketchy, and now sus.

The word sus as you may be able to tell, is a shortened word of suspicious. Kids shortened down the word for convenience, and thus sus was born.

Sus can be used in place of suspicious, sketchy, or shady. You can use it to describe someone, or an action that someone does. Sus should be used cautiously, and is urged to not be overused or you yourself may become sus.


SHS Definition:

Sus adjective (sUHss)

1: (adj) The act of doing something shady or suspicious

2: (adj) Showing cautious distrust of someone or something because they are shady and or sketchy


1: Colin, why do you only use the rock and roll emoji? That’s really sus.

2: Do you remember the old front desk lady?  Yeah dude, she was so sus.