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Chupapi munyayo real meaning: TikTok phrase explained

Jane Corscadden March 9, 2021
Chupapi munyayo real meaning: TikTok phrase explained

What is the real meaning of chupapi munyayo? The term has been trending due to pranks on TikTok, and many people are wondering what – if anything – the term really means.

Let’s see if we can find out!

‘Cupapi munyayo’ used in TikTok pranks

So, the phrase “chupapi munyayo” is most associated with pranks that are normally posted to TikTok.

The prank essentially includes sneaking up on someone while they’re doing something else and saying chupapi munyayo to startle them.

Here’s a few examples:

The origin story of chupapi munyayo is hard to pin down, but there’s one TikTokker who does the prank often.

In his bio, he even describes himself as “CEO of Munyayo.”

Similar to the Baba Booey trend that once graced TikTok, nobody’s entirely sure why chupapi munyayo has become ‘a thing.’

I think it’s safe to say that this trend has been created just for the weirdness of it!

The real meaning of chupapi munyayo

So, what’s chupapi munyayo’s real meaning then?

For this, we turn to the oracle – Urban Dictionary. Here, the term is described as: “A phrase that means nothing. It’s just a phrase that became trend before the end freaking 2020.”

Some have described it as sounding Filipino, but nobody can really say what it is.

Apparently, ‘chupapi’ means “unbelievable rapper or legendary rap God” – but munyayo is believed to have no real meaning.

It’s even been suggested that the phrase was invented just to confuse people in real life and on TikTok.

So there you have it – chupapi munyayo seems to be a phrase with no real meaning at all!

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.