Language 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017  

Chris Abraham
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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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862 170
Bae is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Bae

2
750 172
On Fleek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
On Fleek

3
500 100
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

4
556 192
Squad Goals is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Squad Goals

5
569 206
Turnt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Turnt

6
456 188
Cuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Cuck

7
516 232
Fuckboi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Fuckboi

8
493 246
Yasss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Yasss

9
488 255
Bye Felicia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Bye Felicia

10
455 242
Lit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Lit

11
391 211
Mansplain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Mansplain

12
375 201
Micro-agression is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Micro-agression

13
401 220
Manbun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Manbun

14
232 128
Clap Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
willhunt added Clap Back

15
359 241
Can't Even is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Can't Even

16
362 245
Triggered is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Triggered

17
344 235
Throwing Shade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Throwing Shade

18
305 212
Dadbod is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Dadbod

19
306 216
Basic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Basic

20
202 134
Wiggin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Sandra Base added Wiggin

21
260 199
Ghosting is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Ghosting

22
284 226
Right in the Feels! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Right in the Feels!

23
259 212
Nerdgasm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Nerdgasm

24
293 271
Adulting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Adulting

25
7 4
-gate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Dark_Storm added -gate

By adding "gate" to the end of any other word to indicate a scandal, pretty soon people will start to believe that Watergate had something to do with water. This is long past due being retired.

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10 9
EPIC is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Martha Denise Combs added EPIC

27
224 280
Savage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Savage

28
130 177
Same is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Same

29
190 275
Low Key is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 20+ Words We Desperately Need to Retire in 2017
Low Key