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9 Everyday Words That Mean Something Different to ‘90s Disney Kids

We’ve already discussed at length some of the words that hold a little bit of extra meaning for Disney fans, but now it’s time to explore the words that are significant specifically to ‘90s Disney kids. If you were a big Disney fan in the ‘90s, there are tons of words that always take you back to those glorious days. You know the ones: the ones where you memorized soundtrack lyrics from CD liner notes, the days when all you wanted was some Aladdin stick-on jewelry or maybe your very own set of The Lion King sheets. Here are some words that activate the nostalgic memories of the ‘90s Disney kid within us all:

  1. Brink.

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    Pretty sure you mean Brink! with an exclamation point, aka the most iconic Disney Channel Original Movie of all time.

  2. Goofy.

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    Goofy is one of the lead characters of A Goofy Movie, a friend to Mickey Mouse, and the father of a gawrsh-darn independent son, Max. Goofy is not an adjective. Goofy is a noun.

  3. Provincial.

    There must be more than these provincial words. (Fun fact: we learned this word because of Beauty and the Beast.)

  4. The phrase: Let’s get down to business.

    Admit it: you started singing the rest of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” in your head the second you read those words. It’s inevitable!

  5. Riffraff.

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    You may not say the word “riffraff” in your everyday life, but if you happen to hear it, you definitely respond by saying “street rat.”

  6. Hocus pocus.


    While these words have always related back to magic, it wasn’t until the ‘90s that the words conjured up the image of three witch sisters who were up to no good. The Sanderson sisters cast this spell upon us all.

  7. Pride.

    This always brings us back to The Lion King: Pride Rock, the Pride Lands, a pride of lions.

  8. Quack.

    It is not just a word for the sound ducks make: it’s a motivational chant, a movement, a way of life. Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!

  9. Infinity.

    And beyond!!

Do you have any words to add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

Posted 3 weeks Ago
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