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Words We Should Really Retire in 2018 

Jacob Shelton
Updated December 19, 2018 3.6k votes 328 voters 11.1k 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, then check out what words we're sick of in 2019.

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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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Yass Kween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Yass Kween
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Yoked is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Yoked
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Bruh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Bruh
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Laurel/Yanny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Laurel/Yanny
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Gucci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Gucci
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Big D*ck Energy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Big D*ck Energy
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Feels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Feels
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Shook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Shook
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Savage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Savage
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Textrovert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Textrovert
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Fam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Fam
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Extremely Online is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Extremely Online
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Hunty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Hunty
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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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Canceled is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Canceled
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Salty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Salty
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Witch Hunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Witch Hunt
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Loller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Words We Should Really Retire in 2018
Loller
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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