slang describe icon What dose Highgum mean

When a girl smiles and shows more gum than teeth.

Davante: I was bout to holla at her but then she smiled and gave me the highgum.

Jim: Yeah, her gum/teeth ratio is way off.

Matthew Kelly
June 23, 2024

slang describe icon What dose Highgum come from

"Highgum" is a slang term used to describe a smile that reveals more gum than teeth. It's a playful and often humorous way to comment on someone's smile, particularly when it's exaggerated or considered unattractive. The term likely originated in the early 2000s, gaining popularity through social media and online forums. It's often used in a lighthearted manner, but can also be used to tease or make fun of someone's appearance. The term "highgum" is a combination of the words "high" and "gum," referencing the excessive amount of gum visible when someone smiles. It's a slang term that's become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among young people.

slang describe icon Examples of Highgum

She gave me the highgum when I asked her out, I think she's into me.
I saw her smile and it was all highgum, I couldn't help but laugh.
He was trying to be smooth but his highgum smile made him look goofy.
That highgum smile is her signature move, it's so cute.

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