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The Meaning Of 'Cheugy' In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
During “Pokémon Scarlet” and “Violet,” players will come upon Director Clavell, who wishes to know the definition of the funny-sounding word “cheugy.” Pronounced “chew-gee,” the word is real-life slang that hasn’t appeared in "Pokémon" before or been used to describe one of its many creatures; however, its meaning is rather humorous and fun.
According to Taylor Lorenz of the New York Times, "cheugy" gained traction on TikTok after it was used by a woman named Hallie Cain. "[Cain] said she started using the word back in 2013 while attending Beverly Hills High School," Lorenz wrote. "She wanted a way to describe people who were slightly off trend. But she couldn't quite come up with the right term, so she created her own."
Cheugy has since expanded and even has its own page on Urban Dictionary, where it is defined as "the opposite of trendy. Stylish in middle school and high school but no longer in style." Essentially, it is used to describe something that used to be cool back in the day but has since become obsolete in comparison to newer trends.