What does Drag mean?

To make fun of someone in a harsh way

When you hear the term ‘Drag’, it’s not always about drag queens or drag racing. In slang, ‘Drag’ has a completely different meaning. It’s used to talk about making fun of someone or insulting them, much like the terms ‘dis’ or ‘burn’.

‘Drag’ portrays an image of someone being pulled over hot coals, getting burnt in the process. It’s a vivid way of saying someone has been seriously insulted or made fun of.

This use of the term ‘Drag’ became popular around the end of 2016 and the start of 2017. It’s just another way of saying someone has been embarrassed or teased.

Example for using ‘Drag’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see what Sarah said to me?

No, what happened?

She totally dragged me in front of everyone at the party!

Oh no, that’s not cool. What did she say?

She made fun of my outfit and called me a fashion disaster.