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14 Words That Meant Something Completely Different In The '00s

It was a very different time.

1. "Eyeshadow"

What it means now: A natural-hued powder that adds definition to your eyes.What it meant in the '00s: Getting into a fight with the colour "frosted purple" and losing.
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What it means now: A natural-hued powder that adds definition to your eyes.

What it meant in the '00s: Getting into a fight with the colour "frosted purple" and losing.

2. "Shrug"

What it means now: A gesture that indicates a lack of understanding.What it meant in the '00s: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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What it means now: A gesture that indicates a lack of understanding.

What it meant in the '00s: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3. "Tan"

What it means now: A slight darkening of the skin achieved from sitting in the sun wearing adequate sun protection.What it meant in the '00s: White people applying so much Johnson's Holiday Skin they went completely orange.
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What it means now: A slight darkening of the skin achieved from sitting in the sun wearing adequate sun protection.

What it meant in the '00s: White people applying so much Johnson's Holiday Skin they went completely orange.

4. "Belt"

What it means now: Traditional device for holding up your trousers.What it meant in the '00s: Extraneous, very large accessory worn pointlessly over a top just below your boobs.
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What it means now: Traditional device for holding up your trousers.

What it meant in the '00s: Extraneous, very large accessory worn pointlessly over a top just below your boobs.

5. "Top"

What it means now: Item of clothing worn on the upper half of the body which probably covers most of your torso and some of your arms.What it meant in the '00s: If it covered your nipples, it was good to go.
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What it means now: Item of clothing worn on the upper half of the body which probably covers most of your torso and some of your arms.

What it meant in the '00s: If it covered your nipples, it was good to go.

6. "Eyebrows"

What it means now: Two strong, dark sweeps of facial hair that frame your eyes.What it meant in the '00s: Literally just nine hairs in a line on your forehead.
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What it means now: Two strong, dark sweeps of facial hair that frame your eyes.

What it meant in the '00s: Literally just nine hairs in a line on your forehead.

7. "Tie"

What it means now: Piece of colourful material worn around the neck, mostly by men.What it meant in the '00s: A belt for some reason.
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What it means now: Piece of colourful material worn around the neck, mostly by men.

What it meant in the '00s: A belt for some reason.

8. "Cardigan"

What it means now: Cosy, enveloping woolen garment useful for keeping you warm on cold days. What it meant in the '00s: Incey wincey pincey shred of fabric worn around the shoulders, fastened with no more than three buttons, leaving the wearer highly vulnerable to cold draughts.
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What it means now: Cosy, enveloping woolen garment useful for keeping you warm on cold days.

What it meant in the '00s: Incey wincey pincey shred of fabric worn around the shoulders, fastened with no more than three buttons, leaving the wearer highly vulnerable to cold draughts.

9. "Highlights"

What it means now: Subtle use of bleach to achieve effect of naturally sun-kissed hair.What it meant in the '00s: What would happen if a wizard put a spell on a zebra and turned it into a human.
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What it means now: Subtle use of bleach to achieve effect of naturally sun-kissed hair.

What it meant in the '00s: What would happen if a wizard put a spell on a zebra and turned it into a human.

10. "Tracksuit"

What it means now: Practical attire worn while exercising.What it meant in the '00s: Completely legitimate outfit for a glam night out.
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What it means now: Practical attire worn while exercising.

What it meant in the '00s: Completely legitimate outfit for a glam night out.

11. "Jacket"

What it means now: Practical overgarment worn for warmth in the spring and summer months.What it meant in the '00s: Utterly pointless piece of material that kept a cool breeze off your upper back and sideboob, but left literally everywhere else on your body exposed.
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What it means now: Practical overgarment worn for warmth in the spring and summer months.

What it meant in the '00s: Utterly pointless piece of material that kept a cool breeze off your upper back and sideboob, but left literally everywhere else on your body exposed.

12. "Lipstick"

What it means now: Colourful makeup product applied to the lips.What it meant in the '00s: Covering your mouth in foundation so your lips blended in seamlessly with your face.
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What it means now: Colourful makeup product applied to the lips.

What it meant in the '00s: Covering your mouth in foundation so your lips blended in seamlessly with your face.

13. "Tights"

What it means now: Black Lycra sheaths used to cover your legs during winter.What it meant in the '00s: Colourful footless sheaths worn to jazz up your legs all year round.
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What it means now: Black Lycra sheaths used to cover your legs during winter.

What it meant in the '00s: Colourful footless sheaths worn to jazz up your legs all year round.

14. "Jeans"

What it means now: Denim trousers.What it meant in the '00s: Whatever the fuck you wanted it to mean.
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What it means now: Denim trousers.

What it meant in the '00s: Whatever the fuck you wanted it to mean.

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