What does Capping mean?

‘Capping’ is another way to say ‘Lying’

‘Capping’ is a slang term that means someone is “lying” or “not being truthful”. It’s commonly used on the internet or in text messages when someone is called out for not being honest or for exaggerating the truth.

The usage of ‘Capping’ along with ‘Cap’ and ‘No cap’ became more common in 2018. But it was in 2019 when it really took off, thanks to a tweet from a well-known basketball player.

Here’s an interesting fact: the term ‘Capping’ gained a lot of attention when a basketball star, let’s say John Doe, used the term ‘Cap’ in a tweet. He accused a sports journalist, let’s call him Bob Smith, of lying about their text message exchanges.

Example for using ‘Capping’ in a conversation

Hey, remember when you said you could eat 10 tacos in one sitting? 🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮

Yeah, for sure! I can totally do it! 🤪

Stop capping, you know you can barely finish two! 😂

Nah, I’m serious! I’ll prove it to you next time we go out! 🙌