Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
It guy

It guy

Date: May 14 2009

Quote

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

“I was just average. I wasn’t a nerd, but I wasn’t the It guy at school.”

-High School Musical star Zac Efron, talking about his real-life high school experience. (Us Weekly)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

most popular or trendy guy

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

An It guy or It girl is someone who has a certain special quality that makes him or her extremely attractive and fascinating, especially to members of the opposite sex. But that special quality is difficult to define or explain. You can’t really describe it…It’s just…It.

A true It guys and It girls are more than just beautiful, sexy, and fun to be around. It’s almost like they have a secret power that draws people to them. They don’t even care about being popular or cool. That special “It” quality isn’t something they try to have. Whatever It is, they must just be born with it.

Zac Efron may not have been an It guy in high school, but he is an It guy now. Young girls are crazy about him and with the success of 17 Again, he is to be one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors. But in Hollywood, new It guys and It girls come along all the time. It might not be long before someone becomes even more It than Efron.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Brad Pitt first became an It guy in the early 90s.”

“Most It guys don’t last. They’re only hot for a short time, and then you never hear about them again.”

Winners

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

VOLTS it means a guy that is the most popular guy in some place.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
vickyzx The popular guy?
by vickyzx
maybe means very famous and special guy at school
by heidi cheng
bobbie-bao maybe a popular person...??
by bobbie-bao
Liaa The most popular boy in the school
by Liaa
joaco "It guy" i think it means being the most popular guy
by joaco
chazzii i would have said that he was popular cus he hot!!!!!!!!
by chazzii
Maja_Roxy The most popular guy in the school that everyone knows
by Maja_Roxy
it guy - a person hat EVERYONE wants to be. The life and soul of smth(eg of the party)
by RadistkaAnn
Gellerke someone who is popular
by Gellerke

Want to guess next week's slang?

Go to the TOEFL® page >

Comments

Log in to Comment

lgh6787

South Korea

Hi, glad to meet everybody. This is the first time for me to reply the question. I'm beginner, so I am afraid of my mistake.  Don't laugh at my mistake.^^

I think it means the best student at school.

How about your think?

Bye~

 

10:45 AM May 20 2009 |

Rezon 邬

Rezon 邬

China

Zac Eforn,many many boys and girls in my school like Hight School Musical,and also like Zac!

06:03 AM May 20 2009 |

Storm123

Storm123

Viet Nam

Smile

02:39 AM May 18 2009 |

Jiyada

Jiyada

Thailand

He might not be It guy at school,but now he is the most popular actor.

01:18 AM May 18 2009 |

tranha

Viet Nam

hi i come from vietnamese . i make friend with every body in the word

 

03:05 PM May 17 2009 |

Pie.

France

It guy or It girl :  it's a person who is the most popular at a place ( like in a school) during a short time.

02:12 PM May 17 2009 |

bayita

Peru

he is really handsome !! Cool

02:40 AM May 17 2009 |

AndortVoice

Colombia

Oh common, who cares about the It Guy or girl at school? Zac Efron is like one of the other millons of actor you think are famous, but they dont last.

By the way, visit my new blog
http://someenglishvocabulary.blogspot.com/

See you there!!!

01:47 AM May 17 2009 |

maknov

maknov

Turkey

something stupid. who cares about being It Guy or Girl

12:47 AM May 17 2009 |

tooky

Thailand

i think it guy mostly in school and university

02:41 PM May 16 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I can say that I'm the IT GUY in my job ;) I'm joking :P

But to be the IT GUY or GIRL is nothing more that to be vain! I'm a bit hehehe :D

02:17 PM May 16 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I’m more me! than that Zac Efron…He is a little chicken hahaha :P

02:13 PM May 16 2009 |

skyfine

skyfine

Taiwan

I want to see this movie.  Though I'm not a 17teen year old girl.  But I want to feel the enthusiasm.

05:30 AM May 16 2009 |

annieanna

annieanna

China

 

do what u want to do ,maybe u will become it guy !!

05:16 AM May 16 2009 |

s²

Cote D'Ivoire

a "It Guy" is a man who is loved by most of girl in his school, girls love him becuase they find him very sexy, or simply the play boy of the school 

02:48 PM May 15 2009 |

mallik1185

mallik1185

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

yeahhhhhhhhhhhh i can understand well because i am it guy >>>>>>>> 

it eans i am soooooooo attractive and the girls love me >>>>>> 

11:48 AM May 15 2009 |

aa40630

aa40630

Taiwan

I guess that it means " At school, he or she is just a student, just like everybody. But he or she has some specail characteristics ( naturally ) or etc. which could make him or her be popular "

07:59 AM May 15 2009 |

sxjice

China

what
does that mean?
is it means that he is not much too activitive?

05:00 AM May 15 2009 |

sansm

India

hi, what is meaning of it guy

04:50 AM May 15 2009 |

Likes (31):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast