Bussin’ is the adjective used by Zoomers to express that something is very tasty, delicious – considering food and cooking – or if something is excellent.
The term originated from the African American Vernacular English (AAVE) language only in reference to food.
As can be found in Urban Dictionary post written by askaboutmiraa from 2017, “what you would say if something was really good.” that has received 4578 likes so far.
The adjective started to go viral online, when the Gripping Food With Force trend appeared in the fall of 2020, creating many memes with the caption “bussin”.
The term has started skyrocketing on TikTok after user rondeucedeleuche trolled keto vlogger Janelle Roehner’s video on March 3, 2021.
Jaenelle was having a bell pepper sandwich in her clip to which the above-mentioned TikTokker added a clip of him asking “Is it bussin’?”.
The clip gained 4.7 million views and lead to the “Is it bussin, Jeanelle?” movement with TikToker’s stitching Roehner’s posts with footage of themselves, asking Jeanelle the mocking question.
After, Jaenelle Roehner has learned the meaning of the word, she started using it in TikTok clips answering the trolling videos.
However, the term is used now on TikTok, Reddit, and Twitter in many other contexts, not just referring to food.
As an answer to that trend, mocking videos and memes using “bussin fr ” among other slang terms appeared on Youtube, Reddit and TikTok of Zoomers using to much AAVE, known as Zoomerification.
After gaining this huge popularity, many rappers used “bussin” as title of new hits in the past two years, e.g. Nicki Minaj, Lil Tecca or Tay Money.