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Words We Should Really Retire in 2018

Updated December 19, 2018 9.2k votes 328 voters 11.2k views31 items

List RulesVote up the words you never want to hear again in 2018.

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Every year, new annoying internet slang pushes its way into the world. While a trendy new word can be fun to throw around at first, it's only a matter of time before words become so overused they lose all meaning. This 2018 slang list tries to comprehend the dumbest phrases and words you hate that blew up in 2018 – may all our 2019s be free of the tyranny of words like “witch hunt” and “canceled.”

Dumb internet slang isn’t new. From the moment AOL began, fake words and acronyms sprung up across the world. Now that everyone is online all the time, our ability to make new words - or grant old words an entirely new meaning - has become a kind of awful superpower. The worst words of 2018 are those that feel the most exhausting (you might even say "tired AF"). You’ve probably used all of this annoying slang without even knowing what it means! Keep reading for all the dumb slang of 2018 and vote up the words you want retired, then check out what words we're sick of in 2019.

  • 1
    Bae
    453
    86

    Bae

  • 2
    Yoked
    256
    59

    Yoked

  • 3
    Lit
    332
    99

    Lit

  • 4
    Laurel/Yanny
    275
    89

    Laurel/Yanny

  • 5
    Yass Kween
    291
    100

    Yass Kween

  • 6
    Bruh
    288
    105

    Bruh

  • 7
    Gucci
    245
    99

    Gucci

  • 8
    Feels
    243
    107

    Feels

  • 9
    Textrovert
    194
    79

    Textrovert

  • 10
    Shook
    221
    98

    Shook

  • 11
    Big D*ck Energy
    258
    123

    Big D*ck Energy

  • 12
    Hunty
    186
    77

    Hunty

  • 13
    Extremely Online
    186
    80

    Extremely Online

  • 14
    Fam
    200
    91

    Fam

  • 15
    Savage
    228
    124

    Savage

  • 16
    Smash
    200
    104

    Smash

  • 17
    GOAT
    180
    90

    GOAT

  • 18
    Snatched
    153
    86

    Snatched

  • 19
    Loller
    62
    16

    Loller

  • 20
    Canceled
    157
    114

    Canceled

  • 21
    Salty
    161
    119

    Salty

  • 22
    Witch Hunt
    144
    134

    Witch Hunt

  • 23
    Stan
    122
    114

    Stan

  • 24
    Dead
    131
    134

    Dead

  • 25
    Low-Key
    135
    144

    Low-Key