The Best of 2018 Words We Should Really Retire in 2018  

Jacob Shelton
3.6k votes 328 voters 4.4k views 31 items

List Rules Vote 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. 

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Bae is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Bae

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Lit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Lit

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Yoked is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Yoked

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108 35
Laurel/Yanny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Laurel/Yanny

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113 39
Yass Kween is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Yass Kween

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Bruh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Bruh

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96 39
Gucci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Gucci

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95 42
Feels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Feels

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Big D*ck Energy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Big D*ck Energy

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87 38
Shook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Shook

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76 31
Textrovert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Textrovert

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73 31
Hunty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Hunty

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73 31
Extremely Online is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Extremely Online

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78 36
Fam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Fam

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90 49
Savage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Savage

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Smash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Smash

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GOAT is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
GOAT

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Snatched is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Snatched

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Loller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Loller

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Canceled is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Canceled

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63 47
Salty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Salty

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57 53
Witch Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Witch Hunt

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48 45
Stan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Stan

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Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Dead

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Low-Key is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Low-Key

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Obsessed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Obsessed

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47 56
Aesthetic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Aesthetic

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Iconic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Iconic

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Trash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Trash

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Gatekeeping is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Gatekeeping

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Plug is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Plug