What does Sistah mean?

Sistah means Sister

‘Sistah’ is a casual way to say “sister”. This slang is often used by Black women to refer to other Black women, even if they’re not related by blood. It’s like a term of endearment or respect among them.

Let’s say your friend bumped into an old acquaintance and might say, “I ran into Lisa the other day, and that sistah is looking good!” It’s a way to compliment and uplift another woman in their circle.

It can also be used when talking about meeting new people. For instance, your friend might tell you, “I met a sistah at the grocery store who just moved here from Florida, she was really friendly.”

Despite its usage to refer to non-related women, it can also be used in a more traditional sense to mean a biological sister. It adds a touch of fun and familiarity to the conversation, like saying, “What’s up, my sistah?!”

Example for using ‘Sistah’ in a conversation

Hey sistah! How’s it going?

Hey! I’m good, thanks for asking. Just got back from the gym.

That’s awesome! You’re always so motivated, sistah.

Haha, well, gotta stay fit, you know. What about you?