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20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017 

Chris Abraham
Updated November 5, 2019 16.3k votes 1.5k voters 15.1k views 29 items

List Rules Vote up the annoying words you really wish would go away forever.

2016 has a been a brutal year in regards to Internet slang, and it's time to take a stand. We have all suffered insurmountable amounts of douche-chills from hearing words like "yasss" and "on fleek," and I'm not sure how much more the world can take. Let me break it down for you: there is no such thing as a "dad-bod," you just look like sh*t. You aren't "adulting" because you did your laundry and changed your car's oil today, it's simply called being a normal human being who isn't an irresponsible idiot. You can all stop referring to comebacks as "savage af," and for God's sake, please stop calling your significant other "bae."

Here are 20+ words we desperately need to retire, not just in 2017, but immediately. None of these words or phrases are acceptable to be speaking, typing, or texting, so take note of the most annoying words of 2016 and remove them from your vocabulary ASAP. The Internet thanks you in advance and suggests you see what words to retire in 2019.

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Bae is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Bae
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On Fleek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
On Fleek
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Cash Me Ousside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Dana Landry Roy added Cash Me Ousside
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Squad Goals is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Squad Goals
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Turnt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Turnt
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Fuckboi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Fuckboi
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Cuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Cuck
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Yasss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Yasss
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Bye Felicia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Bye Felicia
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Lit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Lit
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Manbun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Manbun
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Mansplain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Mansplain
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Micro-agression is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Micro-agression
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Can't Even is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Can't Even
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Triggered is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Triggered
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Throwing Shade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Throwing Shade
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Clap Back is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
willhunt added Clap Back
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Dadbod is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Dadbod
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Basic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Basic
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Ghosting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Ghosting
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Right in the Feels! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Right in the Feels!
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Wiggin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Sandra Base added Wiggin
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Nerdgasm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Nerdgasm
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Adulting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Adulting
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Savage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Savage