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Decoding Teen Slang: What Does "Ate/Ate That Meaning" Mean?

Ate/ate that meaning
Ate, in slang terminology, is often utilized when referencing an individual who has performed an exceptional job or task. It is derived from the metaphorical concept of complete consumption, leaving nothing behind.


How to Communicate with Children about Ate or Ate That Topics

  1. Begin the conversation naturally: Casual chats can be used as a bridge to discuss the topic of slang.
  2. Use the slang in day-to-day life: You could say something like ‘Kate ate her homework, she left no crumbs.’ This uses the word’Ate’ in the slang context and helps introduce your teen to the new slang.
  3. Explain the meaning: Tell them ‘ate’ in slang is used when someone does an exceptional job.
  4. Reinforce that they should use formal language when necessary: Remind them that slang is informal language, it’s important to switch to formal language in more professional settings.
  5. Encourage open communication: Let your teen know they can always approach you if they come across a slang term they don’t understand.


Parents and adults can further their understanding of teen communication – and bolster relationships – by familiarizing themselves with such slang. Being an informed and active participant in your child’s communication patterns is key.

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What to do if you recognize your child's dangerous slang​

Keyword alert is a feature in parental control apps designed to notify parents or guardians when specific words or phrases are detected in their child's online activity. When triggered, the parental control app sends an alert to the parent's device, allowing them to promptly address any potential issues and ensure their child's online safety and well-being. We recommend adding slang related to drugs and sext to your keywords alert.

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