TikTok glazing slang, what does it mean?

What Does Glazing Mean on TikTok? The TikTok Slang, Explained

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TikTokkers are continuing their trend of disrupting the English language, creating new words that will be absorbed into mainstream language. A new term that has become a hotspot of the hashtag world is “glazing”. But… what is glazing? And why is it cringe?

what is glazing?

We all love a plain donut. But a glazed donut is the sh*t, especially when sprinkles are added.

So what does glazing mean? It’s when you take something mid, and hype it up. Here, watch this.

What’s the definition of ‘glazing’?

The term on TikTok means when fans over-hype and over-compliment a person or product to the point of cringe-worthiness. Now, this definition of glazing has even made its way to the Urban Dictionary.

What are the synonyms of glazing?

This type of cringe-adoration is also called “meat riding” or “d*ck riding” but, of course, saying “glazing” is smoother and sweeter.

Here is a perfect example of the glazing being crazy.

Where did glazing start?

The term is thought to have started on Twitch. It was used by streamer Kai Cenat, and he also explained its meaning in the same breath.

From then on, if a streamer over-praised someone, others would spam the word “glazing” all over the chat. The use of the word then spread to Twitter and TikTok.

This has created some amazing TikTok scenes with donuts, as users cringe at anything overhyped beyond its mid level.

And sometimes the donuts are left out of the whole complaint.

Yep, no donuts here. I think we have gone off-piste a bit.

Lately, creators have been accused of being “glazers”.

As for BEING one, don’t do that. Just remember, NOBODY LIKES THAT STUDENT who glazes their teacher.

In a world where language evolves at the speed of a click and a share, “glazing” has emerged as a quirky yet fitting addition to our speech. 

TikTok, the breeding ground for internet culture’s linguistic innovations, has taken the term and driven it home to light up someone overhyping someone or something to the point of hard cringe.

So, whether you’re indulging in a delicious glazed donut or scrolling through TikTok and encountering new words, remember that language is a living, breathing entity that evolves alongside our digital lives and keeps us entertained, as always. Thank you social media.