There’s no shortage of Gen Z slang online, and now a new word is being thrown around.
People on TikTok are using the word “moots” which is shorthand for another slang term. Here’s what it means.
What does moots mean on TikTok?
Moots is actually short for the word “mutuals,” which refers to people you follow and who follow you back on social media.
Urban Dictionary defined mutual as “internet persona(s) who happens to follow you and you happen to follow them back and maintain communication with and have a mutual liking for each other whether it be friendship-wise, etc.”
The #moots hashtag on TikTok has over 110.4 million views.
Some example of moots on TikTok:
“I want more moots! I feel like recently I haven’t made any new mutuals. Comment if you want to be moots,” @amandas.tok said in a video.
Many people replied with the comment, “moots?” to inquire.
But @ringoandstuff lamented the nature of moot culture, claiming some would say they wanted to be your moot only to unfollow the next day.
However, @nopenoteloise just wanted to show their 700 moots some love.
In The Know is now available on Apple News — follow us here!
If you enjoyed this story, read about how weight loss and dieting can lead to eating disorders and other harmful habits.
More from In The Know: