What comes up to your mind when you think of honey? Winnie the Pooh? Waffles covered in honey? Then have you heard of honey skin, honey thighs and honey abs? Here we introduce the up-and-coming term, “kkul(꿀),” which translates to honey in Korean. This is mostly used as a prefix, used accordingly with many different nouns, such as honey skin, abs, thighs, vocal cords, part time jobs, and fun to name a few. The prefix, like the literal meaning, can be used figuratively to mean something nice and smooth. Let’s explore some of the most-used terms with the word kkul.
A term used first by fans to call their idol stars who can sing very well, but can also refer to someone who has a nice voice, preferably men. Popular among boy idol group fans when they call their lead vocal singer, like Junsu of JY and Yoseob of Beast.
A broad term used to call anything that is fun. It could be anything from mobile, online games to trending video clips, or even outdoor activities. For example, “Hey, have you checked out that new Dubsmash feature? It’s kkul jam!”
Here are the most popular terms related to the prefix kkul, but you could always come up with your own and add them to your list. Check out the clip below for an explanation video by a Korean girl group FIESTAR.