The slang of SHS: part 25


In this article of the “Slang of SHS” we will cover how students at Sartell High School both compliment and insult people and objects. It seems unlikely that one word can mean two different things that are polar opposites, but Sartell students have done it again. Smack, the newest slang word filling the halls, is quite versatile.

Webster’s Dictionary defines smack as, “a sharp slap or blow, typically one given with the palm of the hand.” Much like a slap in the face, the act of delivering a comment that “smacks” usually delivers a sharp blow to the recipient. Here at SHS when someone is smacked by another, they receive the brunt of directly personal joke.

Smack can also carry another meaning, synonymous with compliment. Smack can cover any, and all emotions, and when used correctly can cause great harm or joy, depending upon the context.

That lunch smacked bb.”

— Eddie Hamilton

SHS Defintion:

Smack verb/adjective  (Sm-AcK)

1.(v) to make fun of another with intentions of causing embarrassment/anger

2.(adj) a way to express feelings about a positive experience (Especially when referring to food)



1:      Student 1: You’re so dumb you don’t even hear Laurel or Yanny.

Student 2: Dang! He just got smacked.

2:      I had the buffalo chicken chunks for lunch today, they totally smacked!