On fleek

These are the immortal words of Kayla Newman, credited with coining the slang on fleek for something “perfectly executed.” On fleek is often used to lớn describe someone’s appearance or style, but can describe anything that’s “flawless,” sometimes shortened to lớn just fleek.

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People invent slang terms all the time. They just almost never catch on, because language is organic. It doesn’t lượt thích to be forced. Then came the incredible case of on fleek.

On fleek was coined in mere seconds by a Chicago teenager, Kayla Newman. In June 2014, she, under the username Peaches Monroee, posted a super-short Vine đoạn phim where she describes her “eyebrows on fleek” before going out khổng lồ a party. Let the record state: Your eyebrows were very on fleek, Kayla. They were “perfectly done” and “flawless,” as the slang means.

The video clip went massively viral. Shortly after, superstar Ariana Grande posted her own Vine “cover” of Newman’s video, which helped spread on fleek into the mainstream. In fall 2014, even more high-profile instances of on fleek, everyone from Kim Kardashian khổng lồ IHOP, helped make the slang more of a thing.

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Pancakes on fleek.

— IHOP (
IHOP) October 21, 2014

Now, we can find some pre-Newman examples of fleek. Urban diywkfbv.com enters fleek in 2003 “for smooth, nice, sweet” & in 2009 for “awesome,” but Newman says her on fleek was an independent coinage (and flash of genius). The expression calls up on point và the sounds of other slang terms lượt thích crunktwerk, and werk.


Since 2014, on fleek has become one of the most popular mạng internet neologisms of the 2010s, even nominated by the American Dialect Society in năm ngoái in its “Most Likely to lớn Succeed” category. Although Newman’s original use has kept on fleek closely connected khổng lồ aspects of fashion (especially brows and makeup), the solo fleek has come khổng lồ describe anything as “excellent,” from Instagram influencers to Taco Bell grub.



Viral internet content likes lớn burn out lượt thích so many meteors, but on fleek has, delightfully, proved its staying power. Certainly performer Cardi B gave it further fuel in her năm nhâm thìn track, “On Fleek.”