What Does EXTRA Mean? (Using EXTRA Online)

EXTRA means "Extremely Over The Top."

The term EXTRA is a slang word, typically used to describe a person who behaves in an excessively dramatic (i.e., "Over-The-Top") way.

The use of the term EXTRA to describe an over-the-top person or behavior has been common since at least the early 2000s. However, it became really popular around 2015.

EXTRA usually carries negative connotations and implies that a person's actions are too dramatic or over the top. However, the term is also sometimes used to describe dramatic behavior that is considered amusing or entertaining. One of the most famous examples of someone being acceptably EXTRA is the Turkish Chef Nusret Gökçe, (AKA "Salt Bae"). In 2017, he became a worldwide celebrity when he was featured in a viral video sprinkling salt onto food in an extremely over-the-top manner.

Salt Bae Meme Original

Summary of Key Points

"Extremely Over The Top" is the most common definition for EXTRA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Extremely Over The Top
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write EXTRA, I mean this:

meaning of EXTRA
"Salt Bae" is very EXTRA!


Examples of EXTRA in Sentences

Here are examples of EXTRA being used in conversations:
  • Sue: We're only going to get some milk. Why does she have all that makeup on?
  • Heather: She's so EXTRA!

  • (Here, EXTRA has negative connotations and probably expresses irritation.)
  • Jo: I took Sam to meet my parents last night and this morning my mom was planning the wedding!
  • Lee: You're mum is so EXTRA! You've gotta love her.

  • (Here, EXTRA has positive connotations and expresses amusement.)
  • Tony: Her reaction was so EXTRA!
  • Sam: She is a scream!

  • (Here, EXTRA probably has positive connotations.)

An Academic Look at EXTRA

EXTRA is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

EXTRA is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • They are always so EXTRA!

  • (Here, the adjective EXTRA modifies the noun they.)

Example of EXTRA Used in a Text


See Also

OTT (over the top) MAD (extremely) XM (extreme) 730 (crazy) CAZ (crazy) MWI (mad with it)