"Gangnam Style" is a K-pop single by the South Korean musician PSY (short for psycho). The song was released in July 2012 as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1, and debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Chart. On December 21, 2012 it reached over a billion views. Today it has about 1.25 billion views.

It actually is about the "class" that is to be found in the wealthy Seoul neighborhood of Gangnam, whose residents are known to party a lot.

Although, most non-South Korean PSY fans take this to mean a silly horse dance.
Guy 1: Oppa Gangnam Style!
Guy 2: Do you know what that even means?
Guy 1: Sure, it's a song by PSY. Why?
Guy 3: I'm rich and I have GANGNAM STYLE!
Guy 2: See? That guy over there has Gangnam Style cause he's rich and OPPA GANGNAM STYLE!
by Anon255 February 06, 2013
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"Gangnam Style" is a Korean neologism mainly associated with upscale fashion and lavish lifestyle associated with trendsetters in Seoul’s Gangnam district (강남), which is considered the most affluent part of the metropolitan area. In colloquial usage, it is comparable to the English slang terms “swag” or “yolo”.
who needs food when you got gangnam style?
by Sylta August 16, 2012
1. A Korean song written by Korean singer Psy.

2. "Gangnam" means "south(nam) of the river(gang)" in Korean. In this song, the "river(gang)" is the Han River, which penetrates the City of Seoul, capital of South Korea. The northern part of Seoul(gangbuk) has been the capital of Korea since the early 15th century. Development of Gangnam and expansion of Seoul started in 1970s. Gangnam is the icon of the rapid economic development of South Korea in 1970s and 80s. Mostly benefited from skyrocketing real estate price followed by planned economic development, Gangnam has become the most wealthy area in the entire South Korea. "Gangnam" is being regarded as the place where people are rich, girls are pretty and everything is supposed to be cool.
I'm not rich enough to have fun in Gangnam Style.
by gogocj2012 August 13, 2012
To have class and wealth. Gangnam is a city located in Seoul, and is highly thought of.
I got Gangnam Style
by thekomedian July 30, 2012
Gangnam Style is mainly the same as SWAG, but differs in a couple of ways. People with Gangnam Style does not end up at McDonalds.

Although you will never have the same amount of Gangnam Style as Park Jae-Sang, you can still walk with your nose in the air and point and laugh at the misfortunate human beings with absolutely no Gangnam Style if you in fact do have a large amount of said Style.
''Wow, look at that guy dry humping the air with such style!''
''It's not style. It's Gangnam Style''
by Jellygator August 22, 2012
Proof that simple minded people can be convinced to sing and dance to songs in languages they can't understand. This can also be seen in the 2001 Simpsons episode: "New Kids on the Blecch" where the town of Springfield is brainwashed into singing 'Yvan eht Nioj' which is a subliminal recruiting message to "Join the Navy".
Bart: Horsetrot dances to "gangnam style"
Nelson:....................HA HA!
by Seth Plate January 03, 2013
This was head and shoulders the most popular and least tolerable sound produced by a living organism in the year 2012. The sound of a walrus pair mating was a distant second place, and Paris Hilton having an orgasm was third.

Unfortunately gangnam style spurned a meme which spanned the internet in a matter of days. Its popularity is attributable to dull-normal Caucasians, who largely seem to find the "asian" pop aspect novel and funny. The producer of the sound does not mind, because he has made a fortune.

The sound thoroughly appeals to 6-8 year-olds, although some teens have attempted exploiting and emulating the accompanying dance for kicks (or an attempt to get laid) at parties.

Less enjoyable than Katy Perry, and marginally more enjoyable than a saucer of dog shit. May be used by the military as an interrogation technique when played on loop.
My six year old brother loves Gangnam style.

Look at that drunkard, doing Gangnam style. What a sad case.

Look, Omar, if you don't tell us who's hiding the rest of these explosives, we're going to have to go Gangnam on your ass.
by MrKapper Is Back December 18, 2012
the video for this song hit 1 billion views on youtube and became the first in the history to do so
check out that gangnam style vid. it's so cool. the guy's moves crack me up.
by teddy_britt December 22, 2012

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