Keeping it Real, Stating the obvious, bringing light to questionable behaviors in a “non-judgmental” or slightly comical way. At times, when necessary, can be used to be condescending. The phrase can be placed where ever the user feels most appropriate “throwing” shade… in a sentence. This phrase gives the user a “pass” for saying something that may typically be viewed as off-putting/ offensive.
Example1: I was in a meeting with Tommy “shade but no shade” his breath was making my stomach hurt…

Example 2: Why did I see Brandon out on Friday “shade but no shade” I think he was with another woman.

Example 3: Shade but no shade, those pants need to retire…

Example 4: Wait, Tammy lost 50 pd., lost her job and was seen a hott mess... is she smok'n, shade but no shade
by Educated Hater January 28, 2014
acting in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone/dissing a friend
by Anonymous April 1, 2003
A light comment with slight disrespect towards an individual
Rose threw shade at Mona when she said there isn't a guy in her degree program Mona hadn't kissed.
by Rogue Babe March 11, 2016
Sun glasses but it sounds cooler.
Person 1; Nice shades
Person 2; Damm straight
by cartman5000 August 7, 2004
No offense; don't take this harshly but...
Girl, before I accept this check Imma have to your bank to make sure it can go thru--no shade.
by (0_0) April 7, 2017
trying to act in a slick, or casual manner by using something against someone, disrespecting, insulting, judging, etc.
Man bro the teacher just threw shade at me for not passing the test
by kigox March 1, 2016
Casual or disrespectful manner towards someone/dissing a friend.
Becky: Girl yass you look fierce in that wig, but it would look better on someone else. All tea all Shade
by Amari Nieh December 22, 2016