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The Meaning Of 'Cheugy' In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

If you've been playing "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" since the recent release, it's likely you've trying to find as many Pokémon as you can, especially the exclusive ones that can be found in either "Scarlet" or "Violet." However, if you've been paying attention, you might've also heard a funny-sounding word come from one of the games' characters. At one particular point in either game, the player will come across Director Clavell, who wishes to know the definition of the word "cheugy."

When asked by Director Clavell what the meaning of "cheugy" is, you will be given three options. The first is something that is super cool; the second option is outdated and quite uncool, and the third option is a really chewy gumball. The correct answer is the second one. And funnily enough, this word actually originates from a real-life slang term.

Pronounced as "chew-gee," it's a rather interesting term that hasn't appeared in "Pokémon" before or been used to describe one of its many creatures. However, it's actually a real term that has a meaning. And the definition of it is rather humorous and fun.

Cheugy ain't cool

In an extensive piece done on the word by Taylor Lorenz of the New York Times, the word "cheugy" is said to have begun gaining traction on TikTok after it was used by a woman named Hallie Cain. "[Cain] said she started using the word back in 2013 while attending Beverly Hills High School," Lorenz wrote. "She wanted a way to describe people who were slightly off trend. But she couldn't quite come up with the right term, so she created her own."

After the first utterance of the word, it has since expanded and even has its own page on Urban Dictionary. On the website, cheugy is defined as "the opposite of trendy. Stylish in middle school and high school but no longer in style." Essentially, it is used to describe something that used to be cool back in the day but has since become obsolete in comparison to newer trends. In her piece for the New York Times, Lorenz claims that examples of things that can be defined as cheugy are Golden Goose sneakers, Gucci belts, or even Rae Dunn pottery. According to Cain, one of her friends even used it to describe lasagna once. Whether or not that is apropos seems yet to be determined. Is cheugy itself cheugy? That, too, remains to be seen.