A term that is widely used in texting and chat, and on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet, but what does Throwing Shade mean in slang?
Most Common Throwing Shade Meaning
Throwing Shade means a subtle expression of contempt. It originated from the LGBT ball culture in New York in the 1980s and was first publicized in the documentary film Paris Is Burning (1990). Throwing Shade was popularized by the reality television series RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Using Throwing Shade
Throwing Shade is used to refer to an expression of contempt that has been delivered very subtly and leaves the Shade-Thrower in a position of being able to plausibly deny any intention to cause offence.
I can’t even text someone a compliment without being accused of throwing shade.
Alternative Throwing Shade Meanings
What Does Throwing Shade Mean?
A subtle expression of contempt.