Drag Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Verb) When a person makes fun of another person, it is called dragging. It could also mean criticizing a person or embarrassing them in public. The term “drag” was popularized by Gen Z people.


The origin of the slang “drag” is unknown but has circulated the internet in recent years. Influencers and celebrities started using the term when they call out each other for a mistake or misunderstanding.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Drag was first used by Gen Z people, especially young influencers and celebrities. Then, the word became a common slang that most people on social media platforms came to understand and use.

Drag Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: She dragged my name even though I did not know what had happened.
  • Example 2: Avoid them now before you get dragged into all their issues.

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