Work It

What does Work It mean?

Flaunt your abilities

When someone says “Work It”, they are telling you to show off what you’ve got! It’s an encouraging phrase used to tell someone to flaunt their body, clothes, dance moves, or any other talent they have that highlights their physical attributes or skills.

The exact origins of this phrase are not crystal clear, but it’s thought to have been originally used by “working girls”, who would use their appearance and style to earn money. This phrase was later adopted by fashion models who would “work it” to showcase the clothes they were promoting.

Nowadays, you’ll often hear it among groups of women, as a way to boost each other’s confidence and celebrate their looks (“Work it, girl!”). If a man uses it when talking to a woman, chances are he’s either a close friend or is part of the LGBTQ+ community. If not, it might make the woman feel uncomfortable.

Example for using ‘Work It’ in a conversation

Hey, I just bought this new outfit for the party tonight! πŸ’ƒ

Ooh, can’t wait to see it! Work it, girl! πŸ‘—

Thanks! I’ll definitely strut my stuff on the dance floor! πŸ’ƒβœ¨

You’ve got the moves, girl! Work it and have a blast tonight! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒ