Gen-Z keeps on introducing new terms every day. The trend for making short forms that sound trendy has become so in vogue. And Boolin is no different. It may sound cool but it is considered a slang word and is not to be used in a formal conversation. The word was first mentioned in Urban Dictionary in the year 2005. This was the first time the world was first introduced to the internet.
What does boolin mean?
Now, what does this word mean? Boolin basically means to chill out or hang out with someone. It basically means that a person is chilling. It does not have to be a certain place but you can chill or hang out anywhere you want. This is a slang word used by most of the gen-Zs. It has come from gang culture.
Boolin is used in two ways. First, it was used by the Blood gang to mock their rivals by replacing the C of Coolin with B to make it boolin and second is the original definition that means to chill. Another usage is boolin at the bando. Bando means a house that has been abandoned. In short, it meant taking drugs in that abandoned house.
What is the origin of the word?
It has been made up by an African American gang. The name of the gang starts with the letter B that is Blood. The name of their rival gang is Crips that has the letter C As its starting. The Blood gang has used the logic that the letter C at the starting of a word can be replaced by the letter B. For example, Caramel Custard will be changed to Baramel Bustard.
So using the same logic, they have substituted the letter C of collin, which is another word for chilling or hanging out and relaxing. So the first letter was replaced by B and hence it became boolin. They wanted to show their superiority over their rivals so they invented this word. This has been used by many rappers in their raps such asYoung Thug, YNW Melly, Lil Yachty,Meek Mill, Ty Dolla Sign, A$AP Rocky, Trippie Redd, and many more.
As stated before the first mention of the word was uploaded on the Urban Dictionary in 2005. The first public mention was made on Twitter in the year 2008. There were some spikes in the year 2004 but the word boolin really became famous in 2015 and 2016. A Compton based rapper or in the words of Blood gang a Bompton based rapper named YG released his album in the year 2015 who used the gang’s way of swapping the first letter C with the letter B in his album’s title. He did not only replace the first letter as C to B but also the letters in between the words. For example, a verse in his album went like ” I can’t sleep at night this shit unbomfortable.”
Why has Boolin’ become such a popular word?
The word was initially used by gang members on the streets so that the members could be identified. In a way, you can say that this word could tell apart members from the two gangs.
With the advancement of technology and the rise in the number of people who have their accounts on Twitter. The word started coming up around 2015 after some of the gang members started tweeting boolin over the net. Hence it was from there that the word bollin gained popularity. And after that was heard in many rap songs.
How can you use the word Boolin in a conversation?
Hey, Revati, what are you doing?
I’m boolin in the club with my friends.
What are your plans for the weekend?
I will probably go boolin this weekend to a peaceful place.
Do you know a good place to go boolin’?
If you wanna go boolin there is a new cafe that has been opened by the central mall.
Can we go chill somewhere?
Use the word chill is not in vogue man use boolin instead you will look cooler Raj.
These are some ways you can use boolin in a conversation but it is not to be used in an informal setting.