What does No cap mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

No cap Meaning

No cap means no lie or truth.

No cap is an internet slang expression used to emphasize that the speaker is telling the truth.

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How is No cap used? Use Cases & Examples

If a teenager makes a declaration that might seem implausible, he/she will often close the statement with the interjection no cap to reinforce that he/she is telling the truth. This term originated in reference to caps for teeth that can be removed and therefore are considered inauthentic, hence no cap is the opposite or an affirmation of authenticity.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term no cap:

-My brother’s taking me to Bonnaroo, no cap!

-I filmed it, no cap!

-u cappin she goin nowhere wit u
– we gonna go to TJs darty tomorrow no cap

-My uncle’s the meanest mf on earth, no cap.

How to Identify if your child is using the No cap slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term no cap is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the No cap slang word

We have popular music to thank for spreading many current slang phrases, and no cap falls into this category. The 2017 track No Cap by Young Thug and Future catapulted this phrase to common usage as teenage slang. If your teen posts the phrase no cap, you can use it as an opening to discuss popular slang expressions.

Here are some conversation starters for talking with your teenager about the slang phrase no cap:

  • What other slang terms have a comparable meaning to no cap?
  • If someone feels the need to add no cap to what their saying, does that make you feel skeptical about their claim?
  • Do you use cap as often as you use no cap?
  • A lot of slang terms are popularized by music. Have you heard anything recently that you think might become the next viral slang expression?
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