What is Cap?

A cap is a social media-specific slang term that means “lie” or “falsehood.” Primarily used on the TikTok and Instagram platforms, if a follower comments on a post “cap,” or “all cap,” they are accusing a user of lying. Conversely, if a follower posts “no cap,” they are lauding a user for their honesty. Moreover, a baseball cap emoji may be used in place of the word “cap” to further synonymize the word “lie.”

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