What does “serve” mean on TikTok?

THE WORLD of TikTok has given new meaning to the word “serve”.

So if you’re on the social media app and notice someone using the phrase “serving looks,” here’s what it all means.

Your face can have its own kind of


Your face can be its own kind of “serving”.Photo credit: Getty

What does it mean to “serve” on TikTok?

“Serve” is slang for good looks.

So if someone comments on one of your photos that your outfit “serves,” you can take that as high praise.

The term “serving looks” is trending on TikTok, with more than 704.6 million views of the hashtag #servinglooks.

Under #servinglooks, users share everything from outfit reveals and sharing their new makeup tutorials to green screen videos critique of celebs’ outfits.

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Is “serving looks” used in pop culture?

Corresponding rap dictionaryEDM music group Krewella sings the verse: “Kill ’em at the door, she’s serve looks like it’s a subpoena.”

The term appeared on Urban Dictionary circa 2016, defined as: “When someone’s whole outfit, hair, makeup, etc. is on point.”

It’s also known in the LGBTQ+ community for drag queens’ facial expressions and walking styles killing it.

It can also be used as a noun, for example: “This outfit is a serve.”

How do I use “serve” in a sentence?

If you want to join in the fun and add the term to your vocabulary, here are some examples of how you can do that.

You can use it as a verb: “You serve!”

Or you can add more if you want to be more specific: “You serve looks in this dress!”

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A model watching on TikTokCredit: TikTok/terrycostaprom

You can use it as a noun, like above: “Your makeup is a markup!”

Get creative with it and keep serving.

https://www.the-sun.com/tech/6741871/what-does-serve-mean-on-tiktok/ What does “serve” mean on TikTok?


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