Generation Z has coined a new term of endearment for attractive men: “So babygirl.”
While the true meaning of the nickname is hotly debated around the world, being an attractive man with gentle facial features and a cute air of vulnerability are among the criteria for being a little girl.
“So Baby Girl” gained notoriety when Jacob Elordi, 26, in other words “Baby Girl of the Century,” discussed the term on “Saturday Night Live”: “Me? I'm a little girl.'
It's hot on the heels of the Golden Retriever man – fun-loving, doting and eager to please – but the complex term “baby girl” is harder to define.
According to Urban Dictionary, the term “He's so babygirl” is defined as: “A person (usually a woman) will say this about another person (usually a man) when she looks extremely attractive, but in a gentler, more carefree manner and.” Way.”
“So Baby Girl” is Generation Z's newest pet name for attractive men, including Jacob Elordi (pictured)
Saltburn star Barry Keoghan (pictured) is also associated with the phrase due to his trendy fashion appearances
Kylie Jenner has welcomed a “baby girl” with Timothee Chalamet (pictured), according to social media users
And Elordi isn't the only 'baby girl' type among us, but his Saltburn co-star Barry Keoghan, 31, has also been crowned one.
Eagle-eyed fans of the star will have noticed that the actor has broken the rules of masculinity when it comes to fashion and Barry is often seen in female-inspired outfits.
The ability to do this is another telling sign of a “little girl,” according to Vogue.
The magazine explained that the creative industry has eliminated the idea that being interested in fashion is effeminate. Instead, it is now considered “cool” for men to wear elaborate styles.
And Keoghan isn't the only “baby” rocking the women's runway looks – there's also Timothee Chalamet and Harry Styles.
The One Direction star paved the way for the likes of Elordi and Keoghan, wearing dresses and blouses before anyone had even heard of the Saltburn stars.
Elsewhere, 45-year-old Jeremy Strong has been placed under the same umbrella for his portrayal of Kendall Roy in the hit series Succession.
Jeremy Strong (pictured) became associated with the phrase due to his character Kendall Roy in the hit HBO series Succession
During an interview with The New York Times, Strong responded to his association with the phrase.
“There's something about this character, this kind of boy-man – there's a lot of male vulnerability that always influenced me as a child when I saw her telling stories,” he said.
“At this point, people in our culture are either responding with derision or empathy.”
He concluded: “It's not my job to tell anyone how to respond, but there's something about vulnerability that's polarizing.”
Strong alluded to another aspect of the term “baby girl” – vulnerability.
The term includes men who are comfortable in their bodies and typically reject expressions of toxic masculinity.
Generation Z has taken to X, formerly called Twitter, to reveal the famous faces they consider “little girl.”
Elsewhere, Generation ZX, formerly known as Twitter, has taken to Twitter to demonstrate how they use the phrase in everyday online scenarios.
One said: “Sometimes a little girl is a 6ft tall man.”
Another added: “Sometimes a little girl is a 6 inch Australian man named Jacob Elordi.”
“Barry Keoghan is such a little girl to me,” said another.
Another wrote: “Jacob Elordi is the baby of the century.”
“Kendall Roy is such a little girl,” someone said of Jeremy Strong’s character.
Another agreed, saying: “He's my favorite TV character ever.” “I have a Kendall Roy keychain on my car keys so I can think of my little girl wherever I go.”
Another person took to the platform to talk about Timothee Chalamet and said: “[I] had a dream about Timothee Chalamet. He looked so much like a little girl.'