Our obsession with Love Island is well documented, but sometimes even we find ourselves sitting in front of the TV thinking “What the hell are they on about?”. The unique language of Love Island has quickly found it’s way into our everyday conversations, but do you know your melt from your shade?
So with a little help from Urban Dictionary, we’ve unravelled the language of Love Island and put together a comprehensive guide to cracking on, pranging out, the DBS and much more. Don’t get mugged off by the Love Island lingo ever again.
Definition: An idiot. More specifically, an idiot who is being soppy and pathetic over a girl/boy.
Definition: To act in a disrespectful or rude way towards someone else, usually behind their back. For example, stealing someone else’s partner. See Mike from 2017 and Megan from 2018.
See also: Mugged off
Definition: To be mugged off is to be on the receiving end of muggy behaviour or to be taken as a fool.
Definition: A compliment on someone’s physical appearance. If you are ‘a sort’ you are considered extremely attractive.
Definition: Being rejected, dumped, ditched or humiliated by a potential love interest.
Definition: Putting a lot of work and effort into getting a boy/girl to like you. Typically occurs after cracking on with someone.
See also: Cracking on
Definition: Flirting with someone in the hopes that they will like you and start a romantic relationship.
Definition: An exclusive members-only club started by Wes for Islanders who have, you know, done bits...
Definition: The type of anxiety or paranoia that comes if you’ve caught feelings for someone but don’t know how they feel about you. It can also mean to behave erratically because of said paranoia.
Definition: Used to describe someone who is sneaky, scheming, backstabbing or generally untrustworthy.
Definition: Concentrating all your efforts on one person. By putting all of your eggs in basket you’re not showing interest in cracking on with anyone else anymore. Depending on how snakey said love interest is this could leave you open to being mugged off.
Definition: A way to describe your ideal man/woman, someone who ticks all your boxes or is 100% your ‘type’. Usually followed by a but.
Definition: An annoying conversation starter every single Love Island 2018 contestant uses to determine how the other person feels about you and your potential relationship.
Definition: Sticking/putting it on someone is making a romantic move on someone in a very blatant manner. Flirting basically.
Definition: Flirting heavily, laying on the charm really thick, you know, because factor 50 suncream is really thick.
See also: Grafting
Definition: Georgia’s favourite word, she uses it practically every other word. We get it Georgia, you’re loyal.
Definition: Like, a way to, like, fill those little gaps between, like, words in, like, every sentence, like.
Definition: If you’re annoyed or feeling bitter towards someone you are most likely saying passive aggressive or mean things; being salty. Saltiness is often followed by shade.
See also: Shade
Definition: Throwing shade is an art form. If you’re throwing shade at someone you’re basically treating them with disrespect or disdain often in a subtle or non-verbal way like body language.
Definition: Chirpsing is just another way of saying flirting.
Definition: Having fun with someone by taking the mickey. Banter is often combined with cracking on in order to maximise grafting.
Definition: Used to ask somebody if they understand what you’re talking about. But mainly just used as a way to end a sentence, you know what i mean?
Definition: A feeling someone gives off or an atmosphere between people. Vibes can be good or bad, if they're good you could move into cracking on. If they're bad, you should probably move on to avoid being pied off.
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