Glow Up Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Foodie, Animal Lover, Slang & Language Enthusiast

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(Expression) The expression “glow up” is a term used when a person that came from a horrible breakup becomes more attractive. His or her attractiveness can be physical, mental, or spiritual.


Glow up was first featured in a song by a famous rapper named Chief keef back in 2013. His song “Gotta Glo Up One Day” made the expression famous and is used by Gen Z people today.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Glow Up is now used on many social media platforms today, especially in the makeup industry. Makeup artists use this term when transforming a person’s face using makeup. We can also hear this term used in the music and film industry, as well as the fashion industry.

Glow Up Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: The breakup did you good. Your glow-up is amazing!

Example 1: I swear I’ll glow-up so he’ll regret cheating on me.

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