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By Yalonda
Word
A versatile declaration, originating (more or less) in hip-hop culture.

"Word" has no single meaning, but is used to convey a casual sense of affirmation, acknowledgement, agreement, or to indicate that something has impressed you favorably.

Its usage among young blacks has been parodied ad nauseam among clueless suburban whites.

By Lethia
Word
In some religious masses (e.g. Roman Catholic), a section from the gospel is spoken aloud to the parish. At the conclusion of the scripture reading a chant is started by the priest. He says ‘The word of the lord’ and the congregation responds ‘thanks be to god’. The expression “word” is a truncation of that phrase and it is said in agreement to a statement – a statement that bears some resemblance to gospel. It is intended to elevate the previously said phrase to a higher standard of truth.

Related Expressions: “Peace” – also from Christian mass the phrase “Peace be with you” is exchanged between parishioners following the Our Father.

John: “She got some fine titties

Response: “word” (elevates John's statement to higher truth.)
By Kym
Word

"Man, she's got some fine titties!"
"Word."
By Janeczka
Word
uhhhh ya know it’s like a thing that has letters

word
By Tabbatha
Word
1. A recognizable combination of letters of any alphabet which embody a concept and used in sentences to convey meaning.
2. A slang term for "promise of truth" derived from "Word of Honor" or "Word is my bond" and shortened for convenience to simply "word".
3. A slang term for "absolute truth" derived from biblical reference to the "Word of God" or the Bible itself.
4. A slang term for an affirmative response or agreement.
5. A slang term for "you're not kidding" and "you can say that again" created because gangstas are too lazy and cool to say those nerdy phrases.

You really need a fuckin example?
"word!"
By Rose
Word

I'd like to hit Monica from the backside, yo!!
Word!!
By Evy
Word

As in: "That shit was tight!" "Word."

Formerly possessed by the African-American community it slipped into the hands of wiggers at some point during the nineties. Sometime after this, it briefly appeared as though the word would be adapted into the white lexicon. However, it never gained the mainstream usage of other black words/phrases. Today, it is still used by the aforementioned wiggers (though usage of "truth" or some bastardization are common as well). A recent trend in usage can also be found among "above the fray" whites using irony (because you wouldn't expect them to say it, get it?). Which brings us to, "That staff meeting/ABBA concert was tight." "Word!"

Note: In the event of white usage, the word must be said with stereotypical "black" intonations. Also note that whites very rarely use "word" in the form of a question.
By Lucine
Word
This is word. (yes I know Im being lazy, I apologize)

By Cathe
Word
the wayyy shortened slang term of agreeing with someone. I concur with him/her.

person 1: Not everyone in this pad is a biznatch.
person2: word.
By Jerrilee