Do you have rizz? Do you even know what it means?

The word is all over the internet right now. Popularized by Twitch streamer Kai Cenat, it first popped up on Twitch and YouTube over a year ago, before taking over TikTok (and every other social media app) in recent months. Now, it’s going mainstream. Just this week, NBA reporter Shams Charania was called a “Rizz God” on live TV.

Before it blows up even more and Merriam-Webster decides to name it the “word of the year” or some wild shit, we’re here to fill you in on everything you need to know about rizz, what it means, and where it came from.