What Does THICC Mean?

THICC means "Big, Curvy and Sexy."

The word THICC (pronounced "Tick") is used to describe a person (usually a woman) with a body that is "Big, Curvy and Sexy." Typically, a woman who is THICC will have an hourglass or pear-shaped figure, with particularly large buttocks and thighs. THICC is generally considered a compliment and is intended to show appreciation for bodies that do not conform with the "tyranny of thinness."

The term THICC has been in use since at least the early 2000s. It was most commonly used in Black American culture, but became very popular in 2017, when pop star Rihanna's fans used it to refer to her new figure.

Here is a video summarizing "THICC":
Check out the original "THICC" meme by Anthony Fantano.

Summary of Key Points

"Big, Curvy and Sexy" is the most common definition for THICC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Big, Curvy and Sexy
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for THICC

When I write THICC, I mean this:

meaning of THICC
Here's Rihanna, looking THICC.


Examples of THICC in Sentences

Here are examples of THICC being used in conversations:
  • Leah: Do you think my thighs are too big?
  • Robin: No way! I love your thighs. They're so THICC!
  • Dee: He called me THICC! I'm so insulted. Do you think I'm stupid?
  • Julie: Ha ha! He likes your curves. THICC is a good thing!

An Academic Look at THICC

THICC is a neologism (i.e., a newly coined word or term which has emerged into everyday usage). Some neologisms are formally accepted into mainstream language (at which point, they cease to be neologisms) and some wither until they can longer be considered everyday terms. A neologism can be:
  • A completely new word (e.g., Oversharers).
  • A new combination of existing words (e.g., Digital detox).
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., Sick).
THICC is typically used an an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • Rihanna has gotten so THICC. I love her new curvy look.

  • (Here, the adjective THICC modifies (describes) the noun Rihanna.)

Example of THICC Used in a Text


See Also

BANGTIDY (sexy or good looking) BRE (sexy girl) CHULA (sexy) HOT (sexy) REEM (very attractive or sexy) SEKC (sexy) SMEXI (smart and sexy) SPEXY (sexy with glasses)