THOT: Fail Slang at its Worst

I do a terrible job of keeping up with new slangs, because I’m youngold and I don’t really listen to the radio or new music. Twitter is what keeps me in the loop, as always. And that’s where I kept seeing people type about THOT. I THOUGHT it was the shortened version of THOUGHT, like many others. But nay. NAY!

So I googled and found out that it means That Hoe Over There or Those Hoes Over There.

thats the dumbest thing gif

Seriously?!? You grown ass people are walking around calling folks THOTS? Slap yourself this moment. Let your palm hit your face directly and sit in the corner for a life reassessment because you’re an IJOT!

That is stupid. And what’s even dumber is that this is from a Chief Keef rap. CHIEF KEEF. Why are we taking slang cues from a child left behind, who I’m sure is God’s way of saying some of those creatures in Men in Black could happen? He legit looks like a walking mop and he has the logic and reasoning of one too. He is the worst. And here y’all go following his lead.

There are MEMES about thots now. People are creating all types of buttons and vine videos about “Thots be like…” and “Keep Calm Bitch U a Thot.”

keep calm thot

Why are there Olympic rings on this? People are stupid.


THOTS, though. People are forever calling someone a hoe with their arbitrary ass criteria. Especially men who are probably harboring weapons of mass diseases in their nether regions. These are the same men who sent 20 people the same creep life DM. One of my friends calls this types “vagabond dicks.” Yes, they’re the main ones.


And the women using the phrase… Well, who taught them to hate themselves? They should go occupy every seat their damb selves. As if we need another word to talk shit about women doing what grown folks do.

Foolishment of the utmost.

I just want to dropkick everyone who uses this behind the knees. Have y’all seen this in your FB and Twitter timelines? Or am I the person who introduced you to it? If so, I’s sorry.

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  1. dmaclee
    January 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I am aware of this only because I teach middle school. I was not aware that fully developed humans were using this term. That is disturbing.

    • NIKKI T
      January 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      lmao at fully developed humans

    • RavenJ
      January 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Fully developed humans…LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TTCC
      January 9, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Fully developed humans = grown ass people! Makes so damn sense!

  2. brittainny cobb
    January 9, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I thought i was the only one out of the loop on that word!

  3. QueenSista
    January 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Baby Girl you are about 6-8 months late on “THOTS”. I know you are from the Chi, how did you not ever hear or see this happening. LOL

    • QueenSista
      January 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      I keep up with you terms because I don’t want my young kings ever calling a girl that. It is demeaning.

  4. January 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Yes, I just learned this from my teenage sister over holiday break. Isn’t it just heartwarming to see ignorance continuously reinvent itself? Jesus wept didn’t he?

  5. January 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Apology accepted, but thanks. Now if I should come across it I’ll know to avoid the person using it.

  6. QuitaP
    January 9, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    “men who are probably harboring weapons of mass diseases in their nether regions”!!!!! I almost laughed out loud in a room full of people after reading this!

    I’m slow because I thought it meant “that hottie”.

  7. Ariel T.
    January 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Luvvie I so heart you right now for being so on point with this. Just last week I had to look up what this term meant as well and I was like “Seriously??!” Epic. Fail.

  8. KemaB
    January 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Found out what this meant a week and a half ago I was like -_____- that has to be the lamest slang/acronym in existence and I need it to go away sidebar I refused to ask what it meant when I saw it on my timeline because I figured if I have to ask I don’t need to use it and I wish I never learned the meaning because I feel dumber now that I know

  9. Denise
    January 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    What is most hilarious about it is that people say it wrong, or because they are no way supposed to be using this in any shape or fashion do not really know what they are saying I observed a person saying this word and I had the best laugh of my life because she mispronounced it (like there is really a right or wrong way to say some made up ish) just say NO to slang that you did not use in your youth ….that is all 🙂

    • Sunny
      January 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Oh I have this problem(saying a word wrong). Mainly because I’ve seen a word in print and I know what it means, but have never actually heard someone say it.
      *Bookworm problem*

  10. Ella
    January 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Luvvie, I had no idea and would have THOT it meant thought, too. Oh, well. Sometimes knowledge is not power I guess. LOL

  11. Steffie
    January 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    My timeline lost its virginity after this post. I had not yet heard of it. Ugggh.

  12. Londee
    January 9, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I’m not hip either. First time I heard this term.

  13. milaxx
    January 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I just googled this yesterday because I kept seeing it. Gross.

  14. January 9, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Is anyone else almost as bothered by the poor subject verb agreement by some of these troglodyte’s?

    “Custom made gum for all you THAT HOE OVER THERE’S/THOSE HOES OVER THERE’S”

    I need this to term to be bundled together with “swag” and “turn up” and sent on an intercept course to planet Nibiru.

    • January 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Ahem, that should read “I need this term to be..”.


      • Miss Wits
        January 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        Ahem, you mean * #judgingothersfail LOL
        Just kidding… I once misspelled “editor” in my cover letter for an editing position. Jesus still loves you.

        • January 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

          LMBAO; Why can’t I win???!!! LOL

    • KayMee
      January 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Everything you said!

    • Kwan
      January 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      LISTEN! I think that’s what bothers me the most about this damb term then some use the word that before the acronym. So essential you’re using that twice as well UGH!

    • tc
      January 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

      “troglodytes” no apostrophe. I couldn’t help myself. just being facetious. Marc you are 100% on point.

      • January 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        LOL; All good! 🙂

    • Shay
      January 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Agree with all you just said!! In my head, I’m saying the whole thing and it just makes no sense.

  15. Beks
    January 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    all the children at my middle school are swimming in this term… the tears that have fallen because of this damn fool. #Ican’t

  16. Tasha
    January 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I work with children and youth so I learned this term last October… unfortunately. Although, I’ll be happy if I can get them to make their subjects and verbs agree. If I hear “is you” one more time, I think my head may explode!

  17. January 9, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I learned this term this week as well and wept.

  18. Lou Lou
    January 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    First time I heard this was on LHHATL when baby bop’s man child tried to justify him messing with hoes… If I remember correctly he had a shirt with that dumb stuff on it. People try soooooo hard to create the next best thing

    • Lou Lou
      January 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      The term was THAHA which is the same thing and it’s equally as stupid….

      • StillSuga
        January 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

        He stayed trying to make fetch happen with that. He’s probably salty now about this THOT thing.

      • January 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

        THAHA, though? Why do I not remember this? I remember “popcorn hoe,” though…at least that was mildly amusing.

    • i'm sleep tho...
      January 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      omg i immediately thought about that thaha shit too…men are the fucking worse man

  19. Robert Franklin
    January 10, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I Live in Chicago, Just to let you know the term ” Thot” has been around for years. Chief keef did not create the term. Keef and other popular rappers from Chicago may have made it popular nationally, but his is just another unique slang that was born in Chicago.

    • Shay
      January 10, 2014 at 11:06 am

      I wouldn’t tell people this!!

  20. January 10, 2014 at 12:56 am

    You know Dj Baby Drew is seated somewhere thinking, “Why didn’t mine take off?” #TeamTHAHA
    Then motorboating a popcorn h** to feel better.

  21. Joy n L.A.
    January 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    It’s official. I’m old. I have seen this “word” and just never even THOUGHT it meant anything like that. Luvvie, you’re right when you call out other women for using it. Hate women much?

  22. Mahogany
    January 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I have also been advised that it also stands for “The Hood Own That”. A reference to sexual promiscuity… Not basic grammar acumen

  23. January 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I heard this term from my soror’s 12-year old daughter…. smh! She said some girl called her and her friends THOTS and she was mad about it and I was all like huh? what? So I asked what it meant, and she said, um, I don’t know. Then I googled it. *deep heavy sigh*

  24. January 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

    When I first saw this on Twitter, I asked my friend what it meant, and I refused to believe it. I was like “people ain’t that stupid to abbreviate a phrase when the word itself is just 3 LETTERS!” So I held out waiting for the “true definition”, but alas, there twas.

    But Luvvie… “vagabond dicks” tho?! *otis yell* I HATE YOU!

  25. Angela
    January 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I’m a native Chicagoan, but I currently reside in Vegas. I learned about the term during Memorial Day Weekend when a bunch of Chicagoans came to celebrate. I think the acronym is beyond demeaning and disrespectful but what’s pitifully sad are these women (and some men) who live up to what this title represents. By now, I would think that we’d want more for ourselves. But, it’s trending to be rachet, so stay tuned for what’s to come. #SadTruth

  26. BrandNew
    January 10, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    This post is on point! I learned just a few days ago from my teenage brother what THOT meant.

  27. i'm sleep tho...
    January 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    1st time hearing of this shit…i’m glad i don’t have twitter and stay off fb

  28. Rickysyfee
    January 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Dear Luvvie,

    Just wanted you to know that you are my BFF (in my mind-cue heather headley)
    I keep noticing that people keep getting stupider(is that a word?)

    But I found out….. wait for it….. THE crack babies ARE GROWN UP!

    Seriously this is the truth, they have jobs and kids of their own.

    Now excuse me …Going to kill myself

  29. Amber
    January 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    There’s also a Facebook group called Thots united! There was a story on my tl about this group. Smh

  30. January 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hey everyone!

    De-lurking is getting easier, lol! This term went over my head until I saw a meme featuring Olivia Pope (I’m not a gladiator, sorry, I don’t watch much t.v.) saying ” I’m an Educated THOT!”…I knew right then and there that it couldn’t be good! So, I decided to google it and Urban Dictionary popped up…I was disgusted all over again.
    Look, I just turned 40 and my 19 year old daughter that’s away in college is “white people friendly”. I must say that neither of us had an idea of what it meant. Cheif Keef is made of that stuff that I don’t like!!! He is a bad meme and He O.E.O.N.O it…

  31. WowJustWow
    January 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I had no clue what this meant it’s the first time I ever heard it. Lord help the ignorancy.

  32. CafeGirlsPress
    January 16, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I accept your apology. *smh*

    I just found out what DTF means. I was asked if I were DTF, and I was all, “I don’t work for the government.”

    Who knew? And the epilogue to my story is that that particular vagabond dick was told about himself and dismissed with the quick.

  33. April Dawn
    January 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Valid point. Now it makes sense. The even scarier part is that… these are our future judges, lawyers, surgeons. Damn THAT is scary.- Longtime lurker