What does sus mean?
The word "sus" defines a person's suspicious behavior, or that a person is suspicious. It is the diminutive of the English word "suspicious.
How to use sus?
The term "sus" is used when we want to describe something that seems suspicious or is making us doubt.
It’s frequently used during Among Us matches.
Example: “Red is sus AF. He is following me and acting strange.”
This word is used colloquially and never in business meetings or the professional area, although it could be listened to among colleagues or people we trust at the workplace.
The origin of the term "sus" takes us back to 1824, when the "Sus Law" was established in Great Britain. This law gave the police the power to arrest anyone who looked suspicious or was suspected of committing a crime.
This law ended in 1981 when London saw the outbreak of "Bloody Sunday," a big riot where people fought against the police because they were using the law to arrest people of color.
The word reached the Urban Dictionary in the Summer of 2003, and it was a user named Diego who defined the term as "Diminutive of Suspect.
The popularity of "sus" grew like wildfire in 2020 due to the success of Among Us, a videogame.
The adjective "sus" is used to describe a person who is performing an action or looks suspicious. The term gained tremendous popularity with the arrival of Among Us to the mainstream in 2020.