Why Are A Bunch Of Celebs Saying ‘Ontas’ On Social Media?

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By now, you’ve probably seen the phrase “ontas” somewhere on social media. Whether it’s attached to a thirst-trap celebrity photo or a random tweet, “ontas” seems to be the latest phrase everyone is using. So, we decided to do a little digging in hopes of gaining some clarity on this new youth lingo.

Have you noticed the word “ontas” popping up in your newsfeed lately?

Tons of celebrities are tweeting it, some even tagging each other.

Or using it as an Instagram caption for their thirst-trap photos.

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And others, like us, are pretty confused about what it means.

As it turns out, “Ontas” is a shortened version of “Dónde estás,” meaning “Where are you?” in Spanish.

In this usage, “Ontas” is more of a sexually motivated term like “U, up?” or “Where you at?”

The definition has even been verified by Urban Dictionary.

Urban Dictionary

Needless to say, people are taking full advantage of the phrase now.

h/t: BuzzFeed