Extra Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Noun) Extra, in  Gen Z slang, is someone over-the-top. It could be their actions, their clothes, or their lifestyle. The word could be used positively and negatively.


The word “extra” came from the Latin language, which means outside or beyond. In 2003, it was used to call someone that lives beyond what’s normal.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

We hear the word “extra” from almost anyone and anywhere across the globe. This Gen Z slang is popular because singers, actors, and other celebrities often use this word.

Extra Used in a Sentence

  • Positive Example of Extra: Wow! Your style is so extra. Slay, girl!
  • Negative Example of Extra: My gosh, you are so extra, it’s already annoying!


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