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Throwing Shade, is to throw "attitude."
I was all up in the club "Throwing Shade" last night.

I saw the bitch in the club last night, and she threw me shade. (OR) I saw the bitch, and threw her shade.

That bitch is throwin shade `cause she's ugly as fuck!!

If I were butt fucking ugly, I would throw shade too!

"Bitch" can be either be a biological female OR a gay male

Throwing Shade is typically a term gay men use.
by cheekbeatah September 21, 2006

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Black people were so used to working in the cotton fields that they became addicted to the sun for energy. Throwing shade refers to putting black people in the shade to restrict their energy production, preventing them from reaching black people super saiyan.
I was throwing shade on that bitch Shaniquala to get that bitch out of super saiyan mode
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A form of bitching about someone in a way that leaves the throwee oblivious to who you're shading about. For example: "I have the friend, and we're like, really good friends, but she is such an attention whore!"
I just new Layla was throwing shade about me.
I really want to throw shade about Jack, but I don't know how.
by Just stop April 01, 2016

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An incredibly high level of sass, often resulting in a changed facial expression; pinched lips, furrowed eyebrows, and critical glaring.
Whenever she speaks, I just can''t stop throwing shade at her, man!
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Picking out one's flaws in a derogatory manner. Also called reading. Used extensively in the gay community and especially in drag queen culture.
-Girl, you call yourself legendary! More like leg and dairy!
-Bitch, why you throwing shade?

-Was your barbeque canceled? Because your grill is fucked up!
-You throwing beaucoup shade!

-Jessica, those clothes look like a donkey fucked a piñata and threw up!
-Is the library closed yet? Because I'm tired of you throwing shade!
by jayteedizzle October 05, 2010

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To insult or judge someone discreetly or indirectly.
"I don't rely on tits to have hits." - Adele
This could be interpreted as "throwing shade" at Katy Perry.
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