Sus Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Adjective) The word “sus” is a shortened version of “suspicious” and is Gen Z slang for a person who acts weird around somebody or moves suspiciously to hide something.


Tyler, The Creator was the first person to use “sus.” The word was first popularized in Los Angeles, California in 2013.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Today, a lot of people, even the older generations, use the word sus. You can find this term circulating around social media platforms and online games. It is also widely used when playing the online game “Among Us.” 

Sus Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: He looks sus. Should we talk to him and ask him to leave?
  • Example 2: Stop following her. You’ll look sus.

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