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A way to describe something with low intensity or not super emotional or animated.

"That was a lowkey fun party."

History and usage

Originally derived from African American Vernacular English (AAVE), "lowkey" was used to describe something discreet, subtle, or kept on the down low.

In the context of social media and pop culture, "lowkey" gained popularity in the 2010s, particularly on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. It evolved to convey a sense of understatement, downplaying or subtly expressing an opinion, desire, or feeling. For example, someone might use "lowkey" to indicate that they are expressing a thought or emotion in a more subdued manner.

The term became a part of internet slang and found its way into hashtags, captions, and everyday online conversations.