Slang – Shades.

Meaning – A pair of sunglasses.

Sunglasses are a type of eyewear that are designed to protect the eyes from bright sunlight and harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. They typically feature tinted or polarized lenses that reduce the amount of light that reaches the eyes, making it more comfortable to see in bright conditions.

Aside from protecting the eyes from the sun’s glare, sunglasses can also be worn as a fashion accessory. Some people use them to hide their eyes or facial expressions. Additionally, they can be helpful for individuals with certain eye conditions or sensitivities to light.

In Australia the slang expression for sunglasses is sunnies.

slang - sunnies

Throwing shade is a term used to describe someone who is subtly insulting or disrespecting another person, often by making a sly or sarcastic comment.


  • “You’ll need your shades if you are driving today because it’s really sunny!”

In The News:

Nightlife Guru John Terzian Serves Up Classic Shades With Garrett Leight California Optical

What is Slang?

Slang is informal language that is not considered standard or formal, and is typically used by specific groups of people or in specific contexts. It often includes words, phrases, and expressions that are not widely used in the mainstream, and can vary depending on region, social group, and age group. Slang is often used to express humour, sarcasm, or solidarity, but can also be controversial or offensive.

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