1. I say based and have quite literally 0 clue what it means. I'm the 19 year old that's supposed to know yet it seems like no one can give me an actual definition

  2. Based comes from rapper Lil B and was popularized on 4chan. It basically means staying true to yourself and is often used when someone says something that’s controversial but a lot of people agree with.

  3. It's actually funny how they are opposites but if one of them becomes too much, they become the other. Too much based can be cringe and too much cringe can become based.

  4. Sometimes, but sometimes someone can be base [insert bad thing] and then in the act of being [bad thing] they are in fact base cringe.

  5. This happened the other day at our local store where you can get pizza and such. Was considering a Caesar salad with my pizza and a younger girl we know from the eat in area goes “the salad is bussin”. And she seemed to be enjoying it so I assumed it meant it was good lol

  6. Based has two or three meanings, first one means the person who is based doesn't care what others think or will do if he does or has said action or opinion

  7. Based means, "Unafraid to state a straightforward response or opinion even if it's immoral, controversial, unpopular, and/or not politically correct."

  8. “No Cap” means something is true, the something is not a cap, in reference to fake teeth being called caps

  9. Cap is a verb that means to lie, so cap the noun means a lie. No cap means something along the lines of "yeah fr" or "you're not joking" or "no shit Sherlock."

  10. The use of based in a positive connotation originated with the rapper Li'l B, who also refers to himself The Based God. Based had previously been used in a negative connotation to refer to crack addicts who freebase cocaine. Li'l B claims that when he was a kid, his peers used it to ridicule him and that he eventually decided to reclaim the term by using it as a synonym for authentic and self-aware. "Based" is often used as a one-word expression of agreement in response to a statement the speaker strongly identifies with or feels expresses a profound truth. As

  11. Its more generally used as meaning you have a fundamental belief that cant be altered (and that is usually agreed to be good though MMV). Sometimes this is ironic and sometimes its not.

  12. It started from the rapper “lil B” who called himself the based god. The way he used it never made full sense and that’s part of the appeal. It basically means “cool”. But with strange connotations of rejecting popularity, and embracing stupidity.

  13. I like to ask people what it means. I've gotten answers completely across the spectrum, many of them contradictory.

  14. Based has two or three meanings, first one means the person who is based doesn't care what others think or will do if he does or has said action or opinion

  15. It’s also full of nonsense and in-jokes sometimes. But it did teach me the ancient art of the waffle stomp.

  16. It's when you get a hit in Cricket, Softball or Baseball. When you reach the base, you have five seconds to yell 'Based!' Or you're out. Then when you reach home, you have 2 seconds to yell "Plated."

  17. Based is a slang term that originally meant to be addicted to crack cocaine (or acting like you were), but was reclaimed by rapper Lil B for being yourself and not caring what others think of you—to carry yourself with swagger.

  18. I had to Google it last week cos I was sick of feeling like I wasn’t in on whatever tf the joke was, still don’t feel like I get it..

  19. From what I've seen it has the same connotations as the words grounded or foundation, basically implying the statement is true or has legitimacy behind it. Sort of but not really like how if you had to watch a highly stressful story where people seem to act rashly, you might think it's just weird writing, until you remember at the start it said "based on true events".

  20. Lmao. I was just about to write that I was surprised I didn't see this answer but then I saw your comment. From what I understand it isn't actually high on crack, but a specific way it was done.

  21. My understanding is that it used to mean "This is true even though you're not supposed to say it" but then later mutated into "Everyone agrees with this"

  22. Based actually means that something has a basis- it is based on fact. However, dullards on the internet have started using it synonymously with "good" and it's really annoying.

  23. Based used to me you were a dope head. Now it means you don't care about what people think about you and you're not afraid to do what you want.

  24. "Based" is used by the q-anon douchebags to indicate someone is knowledgable in their stupid fucking ideas. Mike flynn, the pillow guy, and dan bongino were all "based" at one point.

  25. Based is a slang term that originally meant to be addicted to crack cocaine (or acting like you were), but was reclaimed by rapper Lil B for being yourself and not caring what others think of you—to carry yourself with swagger.

  26. It’s basically a way for someone to say something is based in fact or based in reality. It’s typically said after someone gives a good take on something.

  27. Depends on what is based on. I usually base it on degrees of anal prolapse, a very well known measure unit

  28. Oh my God Based God… please return to your people Based God. We are being led astray by imposters and false prophets! No one here even remembers what it means to be Based. Deliver your true followers oh Based God, so we may forever be Based in your presence.

  29. It means a character and it's opponent are in reach of each other. Basically when playing DnD in real life, when the base of one mini touches the base of the other.

  30. You don’t have the wool over your eyes, following the crowd, or mind floating in the clouds, instead you see through the core of the issue and are grounded in reality, you are based.

  31. Based meant "original" or "authentic". It's a positive thing, like if saw something and think "wow that's just so real" "so true" - its based. Im 95% sure this is what it actually means idk what people think it means now

  32. As an adjective to describe a person or statement: Grounded, down to earth, has a foundation or basis, factual, truthful, honest, real, courageous. As a verb: being real, speaking without fear, speaking truth (especially to power). As a meme: "Respect", "Cool", "I agree" etc.

  33. Congratulations, current gen. You've officially killed language by coming up with new words that mean nothing instead of just saying what you mean

  34. it's funny how people think "based" means homophobic and racist, when in fact it means you're completely honest in everything you say and have no fear of what people may think of you. You could be a complete liberal and still be based.

  35. It's the opposite of Desab which is a South American agricultural supplies company so "Based" means something which wipes out agriculture (tornadoes, plagues of locust, etc...)

  36. Based means you don’t give a fuck about what other people think, and that you’re confident in expressing your opinion despite the controversy it can bring

  37. Based? Based on what? On your dick? Please shut the fuck up and use words properly you fuckin troglodyte, do you think God gave us a freedom of speech just to spew random words that have no meaning that doesn't even correllate to the topic of the conversation? Like please you always complain about why no one talks to you or no one expresses their opinions on you because you're always spewing random shit like poggers based cringe and when you try to explain what it is and you just say that it's funny like what? What the fuck is funny about that do you think you'll just become a stand-up comedian that will get a standing ovation just because you said "cum" in the stage? HELL NO YOU FUCKIN IDIOT, so please shut the fuck up and use words properly.

  38. I take it as not giving a fuck and kinda with conservative values “Hey why did you call me fat?” “Because you are” Based

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