The Definition Of 'Lowkey' And The 20 Best Lowkey Memes And Quotes

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Memes lowkey run the world.

Ever wonder what Millenials mean when they use slang words like "lowkey" or "highkey"? If you're like me, you've noticed that there are a lot of words to learn these days.

These two “hip” terms are 'lowkey' out of hand. I swear I aged 10 years in the past 6 months thanks to memes creating all of these new words.

Just the other day, I was scrolling through the comments on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram posts and literally had to Google half the terms people wrote. All I had were questions. Am I even cool anymore? Am I lame?

Oh my God, am I officially OLD?!

If you ever find yourself feeling completely out of touch with Millennial slang and the latest cool words to use on social media, you're not alone. They are everywhere.

The next time you log onto Facebook and don’t understand a meme, don’t panic. You're too young to start researching the latest styles and prices of minivans or the age requirement for senior discounts. I’ve got you covered.

I can’t make you cool again, but I can help you understand these crazy kids and their lingo.

Lowkey-highkey memes are all over the Internet these days, so let’s get you in on what they mean.

Lowkey is sort of like a secret truth. While everyone is raving about something, you actually secretly hate whatever it is that is popular. In older terms, it's like keeping something on the "down low" — or "DL" if you're REALLY cool.

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You may love Orange is the New Black but every time you see Alex you think of Donna from That 70s Show. So you’d say something like, “I lowkey still think Alex will end up with Eric Forman.”

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Highkey is obviously the opposite — what's obvious is highkey. If you didn’t see that coming, I don’t think there’s any hope for you my friend. Highkey is something you want everyone to know.

Remember denim on denim outfits? I highkey want that to come back into style.

Get it? Ok, great. Now, to make sure you really know how to use lowkey and highkey properly in a sentence while hanging out with the cool crowd, check out these 20 lowkey/highkey memes. 

Don't be a party pooper.
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"When you're at the pool with your friends and you're lowkey drowning because you can't swim but you don't want to ruin the fun."


You know you lowkey love drama. No wait. It's definitely highkey.
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"Me: 'I hate drama.'

Me when there's drama"


Pizza > everything
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"When you wanna be romantic but you lowkey hungry."


It's a joke, people.
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"When you lowkey know your son did 9/11."


This is highkey me.
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"Y'all ever watch a scene so embarrassing that you gotta turn the volume down altogether and wait for it to be over?"

"Secondhand embarrassment is highkey worse than being embarrassed yourself."


The truth comes out.
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"Lowkey always thinking about you. Highkey never gonna let you know."


She's not wrong.
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"John Legend look like Arthur lowkey."


I see you, Snapchat.
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"When Snapchat lowkey tryna see what dat mouf do."


Savages have feelings, too.
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"When you're a savage but you're lowkey emotional & just wanna be held."


It's not fair, really.
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"When he going off on you and you lowkey turned on."


It's how I cope.
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"When your jokes are lowkey full of existential dread and your friends start to ask if you're OK."


Why is Pizza Hut texting you, babe?
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"When bae's texting someone and you're lowkey creeping like."


It looked so innocent.
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"When you're soft but got an attitude."


These are getting out of hand.
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"When you a high school student but you lowkey wanna be a toaster."


It's rough out there.
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"When you're single and not worrying about someone cheating on you, but you highkey lonely and miserable asf."


Low blow, man.
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"When someone makes a joke about something you're lowkey insecure about."


I know I'm not the only one.
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"Lowkey my fav thing about this season is how all the half drank water bottles in da car suddenly become the perfect temp and drinkable again."


I highkey wish I had as much free time as this dude.
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"Man got too much time on his hands but I'm lowkey entertained by it."


It's hard to be lowkey with your BFF, though.
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"When you and your best friend lowkey roasting someone in public."


This is lowkey me like every day.
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"When you're high feeling yourself."

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