The History And Meaning Of FUPA
A brief history of this glorious word.
Go on, say it out loud. Proud. Own it. Really go hard with the 'f' sound -- fffffffff -- and sigh out the final 'ahhhhhhh.'
Beyoncé has one. Lots of people do, in fact. But what actually is a FUPA?
The Urban Dictionary defines 'FUPA' thus:
FUPA: Fat Upper Pussy/Penis Area. Most commonly pronounced foopa, is a multi-functional word to describe a person of larger stature, with a more pronounced or "padded" upper genital region.
So let's recap. The word FUPA is an internet slang-derived acronym for that pudgy area above one's ~special parts~. It can range in size from rather small and contained -- as is Beyoncé's -- to somewhat larger and robust.
Whatever the size of one's FUPA one must always do as Queen B does, and own the heck out of it.
Excellent. Now that's cleared up we can touch on the etymology of this delightful word.
The above Urban Dictionary entry was made in 2009, but there are earlier definitions dating back to the ancient times of 2003. So it's safe to say that the word FUPA has been roaming the world wide web for at least 15 years.
FUPA, however, is not listed in traditional dictionaries like Merriam-Webster and the Cambridge Dictionary, but we think it's only a matter of time before the word appears in their hallowed pages.
Why? If Bey has said FUPA, in the pages of Vogue no less, then you better believe that it's a 100 percent dictionary-worthy word.
We can see the dictionary editors scrambling right now.
Whether or not FUPA ever goes dictionary-level legit, the main thing is that we, like Bey, must respect both our own FUPA and those of others. Let's be FUPA-friendly.
Feature image: Getty, Merriam Webster.