The slang of SHS: part 12


In this article of “The slang of SHS,” I will be introducing another word that is becoming a popular slang word for teens all over. Again, this word is not overly popular at SHS just yet, but it’s use is rapidly growing and since I have taken this column in more of the direction of what slang is nationally trending, I thought this next word would fit in well.

The word this week is extra. Extra can be used in more than one way, but it essentially means dramatic or over the top. You can use it as an adjective alone, but a popular use is when you use it as an adjective to describe another adjective. Might as well make it extra.

Extra can be used in place of really and very. You can use it to describe someone, or an action that someone does. Like a previous slang word of the week, sus, extra should be used sparingly.

SHS Definition:

Extra adjective (eCKStruh)

1: (adj) Something way over the top

2: (adj) Being way too much, personality wise


1: Drug dog search?  Ooof, that’s extra.

2: Bro, did you see all those couples making out in the hallway?  Yeah, they’re too extra for me.