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Cardi B Explained What "Okurrr" Means So Now You Can Go Back To Pretending To Be Cool

"It's like a cold pigeon."

Fun fact about me (not that you asked): I turn 25 in 3 weeks! Why am I telling you this? Because it means I'm young enough that I should know what "Okurrr" means...but I don't.

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I mean, I have a vague idea. But, I'm no expert. Cardi B, however, is. And, while co-hosting The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she talked all about it so people like me (and maybe, you) can better understand.

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But, before I tell you what she said, let's test what you already know. Or, at least what you think you know.

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  1. "Okurrr" sounds a lot like what animal noise?

    "Okurrr" sounds a lot like what animal noise?

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  1. In which scenario would you probably not use "Okurrr"?

    In which scenario would you probably not use "Okurrr"?

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  1. Which word ~loosely~ relates to "Okurrr"?

    Which word ~loosely~ relates to "Okurrr"?

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Now I'm not saying that any of those answers are right or wrong, but here's what we do know, according to Professor Cardi:

1. "It's almost like, 'Okayyyy?!,' but...'okayyyy' is played out."

2. It sounds like a chirp when you say it or "a pigeon on a cold day in New York City."

3. The inflection of your chirp changes the meaning and it can be used in a variety of situations. For example, a clapback!

Welp! Now, you are properly equipped with a little more pop culture knowledge and can go out into the world and use what you know without embarrassing yourself!

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And for lessons on what the heck "Eeeeeowwww!" means, watch Cardi explain it here.

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