About Wey or Güey in Mexico
Wey is one of the most widely used slang words in Mexican Spanish. The correct spelling for the word is güey, but when written in a text or email it’s usually spelled like how it sounds, wey. It’s a versatile word that has two common but completely different definitions. Check out these examples to help you understand how to use wey correctly in Mexico.
In Mexico, wey has two common definitions:
Wey can mean:
Dude, bro, man, buddy, girl, girlfriend
Although wey is used mostly by young men as a way to say “dude” or “man,” there is a rising population of Mexican women who are using the word wey as well. When women use the word wey with their girlfriends, it can be similar to how some women call each other “girl” or “girlfriend” in English.
Wey can also mean:
Jerk, idiot, dork, loser
This definition of wey is more fluid, but in general, it’s meant to express a negative opinion about someone.
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