While browsing your TikTok For You page, you may have noticed that the term “opps” appears in some videos. Here’s everything you need to know about what it means.
TikTok is filled with so many different slang terms and abbreviations that you’ll find in videos and comment sections that it can be overwhelming and difficult to keep track of everything.
From terms like “Ben Stage” and 14643 to the viral acronym DTN, there’s a lot going on in the app and a lot to understand.
Recently, a term has appeared in TikTok that has confused many users. This is a popular abbreviation of “opps”. That’s what it means and when to use it.
What does “opps” mean in TikTok
“Opp” usually means “opposition” or “opponent” on platforms such as TikTok, Twitter and Instagram. It is a slang term of African-American spoken English (AAVE) popularized in hip-hop and rap culture.
The abbreviation has been around for many years, but it recently started spreading to TikTok after Jimin’s pre-released single from BTS “Set Me Free Pt.2” went viral. The lyrics that particularly caught people’s attention are when he sings, “I never stop, fuck all your opponents, I’m finally free.”
Although it is commonly used to address haters or anyone who competes with you, in the rap world it has a completely different meaning and is used to describe infidelity.
Originally, the term “opp” was used to describe someone who cheats on their partner. It comes from the song “O.P.P.” by hip hop group Naughty by Nature from their 1991 studio album of the same name.
The writer used slang to describe infidelity, or Other people’s pussies (for men) or Other People’s pussies (for women). According to Trich, the term was inspired by the neighborhood they grew up in, where they often used the acronym “OPM” to refer to other people’s money.
If there are other popular abbreviations or slang terms in TikTok that confuse you, be sure to check out our guide to learn all about the most fashionable terms of the application.