What does flex mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

flex Meaning

Flex refers to showing off or exaggerating accomplishments. Flex is an internet slang expression that conveys arrogance or insincerity.

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How is flex used? Use Cases & Examples

The slang expression flex is derived from bodybuilders flexing their muscles in a show of strength. This slang term implies that a person is arrogant and insincere, and it was introduced to the mainstream by the rapper Ice Cube in 1993.

Examples of how your teem might use the slang term flex:

-Give me a dono, bro. I’m a great player.
-stop flexing loser

-The waves were sick and I did a kickflip
-yeah you’re flexin on me kook

-How was the victory party?
-The jocks were beyond arrogant. We needed a no flex zone.

-im making progress chloe told livi she would rather scrub a toilet than sit beside me
-weird flex but ok
-at least she knows who i am lol

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

Teenagers will not be shy about calling people on their inauthenticity, and the slang expression flex reflects that reality. Disdainful of being humble, the kid who flexes craves attention and has a strong desire to impress others. Whether your kid is the flexer or the kid who is annoyed by flexers, this slang term opens the door for a disscussion about keeping it real.

Here are some conversation starters for talking with your kid about showing off:

  • When you feel excited or nervous in a group, are you tempted to exaggerate to impress people?
  • How do you react when you find youself in a group of people who are flexing?
  • What’s the wildest thing you’ve heard someone brag about?
  • Why do you think gullible people fall for flexing?

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