There’s another new slang term that’s taking over TikTok right now. What does ‘Ara Ara’ mean? Let’s find out.

Every week, a new phrase pops up on TikTok, and it’s often really difficult to work out what it means.

The latest term to add to your TikTok vocabulary is ‘Ara Ara’, but what does it mean? Here’s a full definition.

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What does ‘Ara Ara’ mean?

‘Ara Ara’ is a term that actually has a few different definitions, including ‘oh my’, ‘oh no’ and ‘hmm’.

It’s usually used by females to express some sort of surprise or amusement, sometimes in response to a man.

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The phrase is usually used in a seductive and flirtatious way.

It comes from Japanese anime

The phrase originates from Japanese anime films where it is often said by female characters.

When manga women use the phrase, they are usually attempting to sound cute or submissive, and it’s often a way of flirting with someone.

‘Ara Ara’ is always said in a certain way, with a slight whisper and gentle tone.

The ‘Ara Ara’ TikTok trend explored

A new trend is taking over TikTok right now that uses the phrase ‘Ara Ara’.

It sees women imitating female characters in Japanese anime and saying the phrase ‘Ara Ara’ in the same flirtatious way that they do.

The hashtag #AraAra has had a huge 245 million views on TikTok.


@n0_n4m3d 님에게 회신 i rlly said aRa~Ara

♬ 오리지널 사운드 – Miao – Miao

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