throw shade

throw shade

slang To subtly issue insults or expressions of disapproval. I was just checking my phone for a second when Joe totally threw shade at me, saying, "Some of us don't need to be glued to our phones every minute of the day." My mom is the queen of throwing shade. She loves to say, "Is that really what you're going to wear?"
See also: shade, throw
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Frozen pizza maker DiGiorno appeared to throw shade at Papa John's following its accusations against the NFL.
I will not bash anyone or even throw shade at any influencer or Internet-famous person.
Dillinger has been so accustomed to De Ocampo that he can afford to throw shade at his bearded teammate.
But let it not be said that, when push comes to shove, Arab artist aren't willing to throw shade at each other either, whipping up their crowds in a frenzy.
Also included are: throw shade, to make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner; sharenting, the habitual use of social media to share news and images of one's children; snowflake generation, the young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations; dude food, junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc considered particularly appealing to men; uberization, the adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology; and JOMO, the joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one's current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun.
And he didn't disappoint, as he managed to throw shade at both his ex Amber Rose AND rival Taylor Swift as he took to the stage at the MTV VMAs tonight.
If you throw shade correctly at another, sometimes they won't even know they've been insulted until a week later.
And Shelton is so proud of his clothing line that he decided to jokingly throw shade at his fellow "The Voice" coach and good friend Adam Levine's KMart collection.
Still, she manages to brutally throw shade, on occasion.
Anaconda" rapper Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to promote a "new announcement" Wednesday, but she also made time to seemingly throw shade at fellow female rapper Cardi B.
Spurs was not the first NBA team to throw shade at the singer.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star did not throw shade at Osbourne in her caption and simply shared details about photographers Mert and Marcus' upcoming book.
The coffee-thrower wasn't the first person to throw shade at Jones during his live video report in Seattle.