9 Netflix slang terms besides "Netflix and chill" every binge watcher needs to know
There are so many more Netflix slang terms besides just "Netflix and chill," which is so 2015. In 2017, Netflix is bigger than ever, with nearly 100 million subscribers worldwide. The streaming service's growing popularity has given rise to endless memes, as well as a slew of Netflix-specific slang, and we're here to help ensure you're up to date on all the new terminology.
Below are nine Netflix slang terms every serious binge watcher needs to know.
Netflix and Poptarts
It started as a viral Vine in 2015 and quickly became synonymous with watching Netflix alone while eating Poptarts, particularly when you're lonely, according to Ubran Dictionary.
Netflix cheating, or watching an episode of your favorite series ahead of your partner, has become something of an epidemic. According to a study released by Netflix, 48% of streaming couples cheat. Yikes. The good news? If you're a Netflix cheater, at least you're not alone.
Netflix and pizza
Netflix and pizza is just another way of saying Netflix and chill, according to Urban Dictionary.
You know when you're endlessly scrolling through Netflix titles looking for something to watch and all of a sudden an hour has passed and you still can't decide? That's Netflix block, or when you simply can't pick out a series or movie that feels right, according to Times of India.
While not a term exclusive to Netflix, shipping is still a must-know phrase for Netflix users. Shipping is defined as idealizing a relationship between fictional characters, Business Insider reports. In other words, it's your idea of the perfect couple. So you could say, "I ship Jim and Pam" of The Office.
Have you ever watched an episode of your favorite show while simultaneously texting your best friend every time something incredible happens? Congratulations, you're a Netflexter! Netflexting is when you and your friend are watching the same show at the same time in different locations and text each other your reactions to every single scene, according to Metro.
Netflix can be the ultimate enabler for procrastinators. Thus, the term Netflastinate was born. If you have something important you should be doing, but instead choose to watch the next episode of Lost — a series you've already seen three times yet can't help but start over because it's so good — you are Netflastinating.
Netflix and cuddle
Just because Netflix is on doesn't mean you have to "chill." Netflix and cuddle is binge watching without the other stuff, according to Netflix and Cuddle — which believe it or not is a dating site. In the mood for a good series but also want to cozy up? Ask your partner if they want to Netflix and cuddle.
A Netflix buddy is that special someone you share your Netflix account with, Metro reports. Your Netflix buddy can help foot the bill, or you can just give them your Netflix password for free.
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