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Date: Mar 19 2003


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“If I see something fly enough that’s not a dress, I will wear it.”

- Singer and actress Queen Latifah, on what she’ll wear to the Oscars.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

cool, hip

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

You can use fly to describe anything you think is really cool. It is a synonym of other slang words like sweet, dope, deck, awesome and boss.

Fly is most often used in relation to stylish things, like clothing, shoes or cars. For example, if your friend arrives at your house with some new shoes, you could tell him his new shoes are fly. Or, if you see a shirt at the store that you like, you could say, “This shirt is fly. I want to get it.”


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Matt’s new car is fly.”

“Those are some fly sunglasses. Where’d you get them?”

“Dave is totally fly. I want to be just like him.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Fly is mean very good, excellent, cool, hip
by wan (chonburi, Thailand)
fly—cool; something special, different from others
by S (Tientsin, P.R.China)
This week’s idiom ‘Fly’ means something very extravagant, very unusual.
by Irmako (Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia)
interesting, something that draws someone’s attention
by Moacir (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
i think that fly is about something cool
by xavier (guayaquil, ecuador)
attractive; beautiful
by Genmin (Shanghai, China)
Fly” means something fashionable.
by hui shen
something fly is something stylish and fine.
by fAtI (tehran, iran)
in slang, that’s means “cool, fantastic, stylish ”
by Jessie (Shanghai, China)
Fly” in this context means something that is unique,unusual or different from the rest.
by Anji (Doha, Qatar)

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