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    Updated on Nov 19, 2019. Posted on Nov 18, 2019

    This Is What People Mean When They Say "Vibe Check!"

    Vibe check!

    For the past couple months I've really been overusing the term "vibe check," to the point where my coworkers literally gave me a vibe check trophy.

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    Oh, you thought I was kidding?

    I say it when I throw a gum wrapper at my friend's forehead. I say it when I sneak up behind someone and scare them. I say it when I send the group chat a random photo like this disorienting pic of Millie Bobbie Brown with long hair.

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    Yes, I'm entirely aware of the fact that I'm obnoxious.

    But what does a vibe check REALLY mean, you ask?

    Well, my students, I am here to show you the way. The way of the vibe check.

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    Here are some highlights from the internet's most trusted source, Urban Dictionary. First, we've got the positive vibe check, where the person who is vibe checking is making sure he who is being checked is having a good time.

    A spontaneous and usually random time where someone checks your vibe. A vibe check should usually be a pleasant experience where the person being checked is vibin.
    John: Hey Jack! Vibe Check
    Jack: Gang Gang vro just chillin my guy!

    And then we have the more aggressive type of vibe check, where you warn someone mere seconds before you're about to hit them with your fist or something even more dangerous.

    A vibe check is a time where you're about to deck someone with your fists or another blunt object while you're on a vibe or when they say some stupid shit.
    John: Hey Eren, vibe check!
    Eren: What?
    John: (hits Eren in the head with a guitar)

    For the sake of visuals, here's Beans from Even Stevens getting vibe-checked in the live action Cat in the Hat movie.

    the first recorded vibe check can actually be traced back to Mike Myers' 2003 live action adaptation of cat in the hat

    And then finally, there's the type of vibe check that's used as a test. If the test is not passed, there are dire consequences.

    A phenomenon that occurs when someone of a higher status would like to examine your vibe.

    The words "vibe check" will be uttered aggressively by the authority to warn everyone in the vicinity of a vibe check. Two or less seconds after, a hand will appear and extend towards the victim.

    Vibe checks are rarely passable, and in those cases, the victim may be rewarded. If a vibe check is failed, the authority has the right to either

    A) Vore you and anything else they see fit
    B) Bludgeon you to death with a baseball bat
    Or
    C) Extract both of your existing nipples

    Peter griffin: "VIBE CHECK"
    *hand extends*
    Victim: "nooo my vibes!"

    In case you didn't see consequence "C", here it is again.

    In conclusion, a vibe check can be used as a harmless way to check the vibes of a person, a battle cry before decking someone, and a test (that is more often failed than passed).

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    I also give you guys permission to use the term with a vibe-filled photo you send to someone, such as the following. It's a joy.

    Chelsea Klein/Barstool Sports

    To be clear, BuzzFeed does not condone any form of violent vibe check! Stay safe out there people, and protect your nipples.

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