The title of (G)I-DLE’s “Queencard” surprises netizens with its meaning

(G)I-DLE’s latest title song, “Queencard”, is gaining huge attention from netizens for its unique title and meaning.

On May 15th, (G)I-DLE released their 6th mini album “I FEEL” and started their first promotional activities of the year. It has been seven months since their last mini album, “I LOVE”.

The new album recorded over 1.1 million pre-orders even before its release, raising expectations for (G)I-DLE’s first million-seller.


It is also known that (G)I-DLE members participated in writing and composing all the songs on the album, conveying a message about self-esteem that changes according to their thoughts and emotions.

The title track, “Queencard”, sings that the important thing is not the outward appearance, but accepting oneself as they are and truly loving oneself is the way to become a “Queencard”.

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In particular, the title track draws the attention of netizens by using the word “Queencard”, which is not commonly used now. In fat, a post explaining the origin of “Queencard” attracted attention on internet communities such as Theqoo.

According to this post, “Queencard” is a combination of “Queen” and “Card”, and is a slang term meaning a popular female student at school. It was trendy in South Korea in the early 2000s, and the term “Kingcard” was used for male students. 

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Of course, it is a Koreanized English expression, and so is not used in English-speaking countries.

Netizens who learned about the origin of “Queencard” expressed their surprise in comments, such as “Did Queencard mean this?”, “So it was Konglish (Korean-English), I didn’t know”, “It’s my first time knowing that Queencard is a combination of Queen and Card”, and so on. 

Source: Wikitree

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