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clipping ADJ or ADV
A more exaggerated version of very.
 
This clipping is most frequently written with a capitalized “v” to add emphasis. It originated as a form of text/cyber lingo, but has also expanded to verbal slang. Whenever it is verbalized, there is often a tiny pause after it, which adds emphasis similar to how capitalizing the V while texting does. This is because /v/ is a voiced fricative, and does not typically precede another consonant. However, most words begin with a consonant, so when people use V in place of very, it puts the sound /v/ right in front of another consonant, resulting in a small pause. V is more confined to a specific group. You will hear FOMO, WOAT, GOAT, and lol across different cliques, but V is most commonly associated with a preppy clique. It is also more common among females than males.
Etymology : Clipping of the adjective/adverb very.
Source : “This is a V important interview” (Friend, September 2017)
Last modified: 29 November 2017


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