Buggin

What does Buggin mean?

Behaving weirdly

‘Buggin’ is a slang term used when someone is acting strangely or making unusual decisions. For instance, if your buddy starts talking in a way that’s hard to understand or is making choices that seem out of character, you might ask, “What’s up with you buggin, dude?”

This slang emerged around the 1990s and made popular by various hip-hop artists such as Kendrick Lamar, 2Pac, Beastie Boys, Nas, and Dr. Dre.

The term ‘buggin’ originally is rooted in the behavior of a bug or insect that’s bugging or annoying you. Initially, folks used the term to call out those who were irritating them. However, over time, the usage has broadened to include anyone acting weird or out of the ordinary (which can also be quite annoying).

Example for using ‘Buggin’ in a conversation

Yo, did you see that guy dancing on the street? He’s all over the place!

Yeah, he’s definitely buggin! πŸ˜‚

I know, right? Looks like he’s on another planet or something.

Totally! He’s acting so erratic, it’s hilarious! 🀣