1. (adjective) a word used to describe something that is exceptionally impressive, extraordinary, or mind-blowingly good. It’s a term that originated in the drag and LGBTQ+ communities, and it’s a playful way to express admiration and awe.


“Did you catch the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race? Bianca Del Rio’s lip-sync performance was absolutely sickening! I was gagging!”


Fun Fact

The term “sickening” was initially used in the drag community to describe something that was so good, it made you feel physically ill (in a good way, of course). It’s a prime example of how language can evolve and take on new meanings within specific subcultures.