on fleek

idiomatic phrase

slang
: perfectly done : exactly right : excellent
If your brows are on fleek, your life is on fleek—that's just the way it goes.Zainab Damji
… if your tattoo is on fleek, then you'll probably want to be able to come back to the same artist for more.Kristin Collins Jackson
You're rocking a cute new top—it's on fleek.Lauren Turner
Speaking of fish, the halibut in this gumbo is on fleek!Step Sisters

Examples of on fleek in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this tent are six horses, nature's original influencers — now get in there and get those manes on fleek! Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 17 Mar. 2022 And yes, her baby hairs were on fleek, courtesy of Brooklyn hairstylist Xia Charles. Essence, 10 Aug. 2021 That's what happens when your whole ensemble is on fleek. NBC News, 8 Oct. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

of uncertain origin

Note: The phrase on fleek originated in a posting to the video-sharing platform Vine on June 21, 2014, by Kayla Lewis, a sixteen-year-old girl with the user name Peaches Monroee. In later interviews Ms. Lewis said that she had made up the word fleek on the spot when the video was shot. However, it has been reported that fleek appeared prior to 2014 on the Urban Dictionary website: in 2003 a contributor defined fleek as "smooth, nice, sweet," with the example sentence "That was a fleek move you pulled on that chic[k]." Another contributor entered the word in 2009, defining fleek as "awesome," as in "That was a fleek game." For background see "How 'on fleek' went from a 16-year-old's Vine to the Denny's Twitter account," by Constance Grady, posted on the website Vox on March 28, 2017; and "Geeking Out On 'Fleek,'" by Neal Whitman, posted on visualthesaurus.com on February 23, 2015.

First Known Use

2014, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of on fleek was in 2014

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“On fleek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20fleek. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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