What does CAP mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

CAP Meaning

CAP means lying.

CAP is an internet slang expression that is used to describe lying or faking.

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How is CAP used? Use Cases & Examples

Teenagers use this slang term to call out someone who is lying or being a bullsh*ter. Variations of this word include capper, liar, and capping, lying.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term CAP:

-Total bs
-I know, that’s cap.

-Yo Chantal gonna meet me after the game
-you cappin

-Did you see Andrew’s post? He thinks he’s the main character.
-ugh what a capper

-That’s cap I’m not crushing on Jaylen.

How to Identify if your child is using the 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 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 CAP slang word

Don’t be alarmed if you see the slang term CAP in your kid’s messages. A generation ago, CAP was slang for shooting someone, but in recent years it’s used to signify lying or bragging. Talking about the evolving nature of slang is a great opportunity to switch roles and allow your teenager to give you the benefit of his/her knowledge of slang expressions. Here are some conversation starters for talking about slang with your teen:

  • Have you seen the Teensplaining video on YouTube that has parents guessing the meaning of teenage slang expressions? We have to watch it together – it’s so funny!
  • What are the newest slang terms you’ve started using?
  • Which slang terms are out of date?
  • Which slang term has the most different meanings?

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