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The act of talking shit to or about another.
We were driving to AC and Sam was throwing shade all over
by Drend February 17, 2017
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To diss someone without actually saying their name but making it obvious that that's who u are talking about
Shelly : some people are messy when they are drunk

Everyone: **looks at Bridget**

Bridget: are u throwing shade at me?!?
by #btw July 07, 2017
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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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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.
by flopassbitches October 05, 2011
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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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When someone throws an object, they also throw the object’s shadow, resulting throwing of shade.
The pitcher was throwing shade as well as the ball.
by Billy Yeats July 18, 2018
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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!
by gryzzle January 15, 2015
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