With our help, you'll be talking like a member of the Beyhive in no time
But, say, you’re a new bee in the Beyhive – how are you supposed to understand every single term its members buzz about?
That’s where PEOPLE’s Official Beyoncé Dictionary comes in. With our help, you’ll finally be able to understand what all those "surfbort" jokes on Twitter mean.
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Babeh (n.) Alternate form of “baby,” often employed by Britney Spears. Commonly used as an expression of affection during intense hangovers.
"We woke up in the kitchen saying, how the hell did this s— happen, oh babeh?" – "Drunk in Love"
Bestest (adj.) The very best clothing.
"All dressed up in your dresses, and your bestest with no reason." – "Freakum Dress"
Boof-boof (n.) A significant other’s vehicle. Mondegreen derived from “boo’s coupe.”
"Me and my boo in my boof-boof ridin’." – "Countdown"
Bootylicious (adj.) Sexually irresistible, as endorsed by the Oxford English Dictionary.
"My body’s too bootylicious for you, babe." – "Bootylicious"
Cake by the pound (n.) A double entendre: Cake is both a food product and a slang term for butts, both of which are prominently featured on Instagram – as is the pound symbol, which is used to make hashtags.
"And every girl in here got to look me up and down, all on Instagram, cake by the pound." – "Yoncé"
Cigars on ice (n.) The practice of drinking alcohol on the rocks while smoking cigars, two luxury status symbols at the same time.
"Cigars on ice, cigars on ice, feeling like an animal with these cameras up in my grill." – "Drunk in Love"
Feminist (n.) A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes, as defined by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
"Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes." – "***Flawless"
Fifty-eleven (adj.) Many. Originated by the rapper Lil Jon in "Get Low".
"See me up in the club with fifty-eleven girls." – "Yoncé"
Freakum dress (n.) A flattering piece of clothing, worn specifically to get its owner noticed by men who aren’t her significant other.
"Pull out your back, time to impress, pull out your freakum dress." – "Freakum Dress"
Grand Central Station (n.) A loud place.
"Sometimes I feel like I live in Grand Central Station." – "Telephone"
H-Town (n.) Houston, Beyoncé’s hometown.
"I’m out that H-Town, I’m coming down." – "***Flawless"
It (n.) Beyoncé’s body, generally. In specific references, it’s commonly understood to mean Beyoncé’s butt, though on “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” it means her finger.
"You can look at it, as long as you don’t grab it, if you don’t go braggin’, I might let you have it." – "Check on It"
Jelly (n.) One’s whole being.
"I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly." – "Bootylicious"
Monica Lewinsky (v.) To climax on a piece of clothing. A reference to the White House intern of the same name.
"He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse, he Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown." – "Partition"
I Am … Sasha Fierce.
Skittles (n.) Female private parts.
"Can you eat my Skittles? That’s the sweetest in the middle." – "Blow"
Surfbort (v.) Mispronunciation of “surfboard,” a bathtub-based sex act, explained by Cosmo here.
"I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfbort." – "Drunk in Love"
Watermelon (n.) An aphrodisiac fruit. Also suspected by conspiratorial members of the Beyhive to be a reference to a certain liquid that contains “seed.”
"I’ve been drinking, watermelon." – "Drunk in Love"
XO (n.) Hugs and kisses.
"I love you like XO, you love me like XO" – "XO"
Yoncé (n.) Beyoncé’s latest alter-ego, more aggressively sexual than Sasha Fierce.
"Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor." – "Yoncé"
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