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What Does Rizz Mean?

“Rizz” is a slang term that is used to describe someone’s charisma and ability to attract romantic partners. If someone has rizz it means that they’re able successfully flirt and seduce others with ease.

Where did the word rizz come from?

The word “rizz” is an abbreviation for the word “charisma”. It is the middle syllable in the word phonetically: ka-rizz-ma. It has existed for a while, but recently became mainstream after it spread on twitch and tiktok. The word has also been used in countless memes, contributing to its popularity substantially.

Who came up with the word rizz?

While the exact origin of the abbreviation is unknown, Kai Cenat is widely credited for popularizing the term. The popular Twitch streamer began using the word with his friends in his streams. His viewers thought the word was cool, and began to use it in their day-to-day lives. Now, “rizz” is one of the most popular Gen Z slang words.


Here are some examples of rizz being used in a sentence:

“Did you see Kevin is talking to Hanna? He’s totally rizzing her up”

“I don’t think I’ll get a prom date, I have no rizz”

“She was totally hitting on you, you have unspoken rizz”

Variations of the word

The word rizz can take a variety of forms. Here are some of the most common oens


Someone who is good at flirting and picking up women.

W Rizz

“W” is short for “winning”, so “w rizz” is someone who is successful at flirting.

Rizzing up

To rizz someone up means to flirt with someone.

Rizzard of Oz

An overly exaggerated and silly way to say that someone has a lot of rizz.

Is the word appropriate?

The word “rizz” is generally harmless.  Like most slang words, it depends on the context and audience. In informal, casual conversations, especially among younger people who are familiar with internet slang, it might be considered appropriate. However, the word is not recommended to be used in formal or professional settings.