What does Sussy mean?

Sussy means Suspicious

If someone or something seems fishy or not right, you might refer to it as ‘Sussy’. This term is commonly used by the younger crowd, especially those in Gen Z, to label suspicious behavior. A good example would be if your usually annoying younger sister starts showing you unexpected kindness, you could label her as being sussy.

The slang term became a hit in 2021, originating from another term ‘sus’, which was popularized by the video game ‘Among Us’ in 2020. In this game, players play as crew members on a spaceship and need to figure out who amongst them is behaving suspiciously, or in the game’s terms, acting ‘sus’, and is thus the infiltrator.

Another version of the term, ‘Sussy Baka’, was made viral by TikTok user @iamjohn (John Doe) during a live stream. This phrase is a combination of two languages, with ‘sussy’ being English and ‘baka’ translating to ‘fool’ in Japanese. As such, ‘sussy baka’ can be taken to mean a ‘suspicious fool’. This phrase can be commonly seen in memes, social media posts, and even song lyrics.

Example for using ‘Sussy’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that new horror movie trailer?

Yeah, I did. It looks sussy πŸ‘€

I know, right? There’s something weird about it.

Definitely. I’m not sure if I want to watch it now.