Wylin

What does Wylin mean?

Acting wild

When someone is behaving in a wild or crazy manner, you might hear others refer to this as the person ‘wylin’. This slang is a different version of ‘wildin’, both meaning the same thing.

Wylin and wildin gained popularity around the early 2000s. These terms are both derived from ‘wilding’, a term that was used to depict groups indulging in violent or destructive actions.

It’s not exactly clear how ‘wilding’ turned into ‘wildin’ and ‘wylin’. However, it is likely that these terms were born in New York City, as a part of African American Vernacular English (AAVE).

Example for using ‘Wylin’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that video of John last night? He was wylin at the party! πŸ˜‚

Haha, yeah! He was dancing on tables and doing crazy moves. Definitely going wild! πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»

I know, right? He always knows how to have a good time. πŸŽ‰

True, he’s the life of the party. Always wylin and making everyone laugh. πŸ˜„πŸŽŠ