Top Ten Dumbest Slang Words

The Top Ten
1 Swag

Ugh, every time I hear this word, I get a visual of Justin Bieber looking as douchey as possible. If the word itself had a face, it would be Vanilla Ice covered in tattoos, rocking a Mac 10 pattern purple hoodie complete with skinny jeans, a white belt, and accessories, right down to the Yeezys. I don't know what it is, but the sound is unpleasant to the ear - the roundness of it. SWAG! It's obtuse. Just saying it contorts the face in such a way that it makes me want to punch it repeatedly. It is impossible to say without looking like a total poser. Every time I hear the word uttered, I have the uncontrollable urge to pounce and headbutt that person to death, be it a grown man or child - it doesn't matter. I hate this word. I hate it so much that I intentionally searched "People who say swag piss me off" just so I can rant about it. A word that only sounds cool to people desperately trying to fit in. Swag is Drake trying to look like a tough guy. Swag is your dad throwing up ...more

Morons seem to forget that swag is promotional stuff you get for free from companies. It's also a type of window decoration.

So people, next time when you say you have swag, keep in mind that you have window decorations and free memorabilia you got from a trade show you attended.

Sorry, but "swag" and "swagger" are the only words out of the ten that seem to annoy me every time I hear them. And I'm not joking when I say they literally make me grind my teeth.

I don't know or care why, but, hell, it's my opinion, right?

I really despise this word. Everyone at my school uses it, and when they say it to me, I embarrass them in front of everyone by asking, "So you have swag? I didn't know that you were a traveling swagman." The face that follows and the laughter is just delightful.

2 Yolo

YOLO! Okay, so because you only live once, might as well do every possible stupid thing you can, eh? Let's go skydiving because, you know, YOLO! Let's jump off this cliff into the water because, you know, YOLO. Instead of doing something stupid because, you know, YOLO, I think this word would be better used in a context like wearing my seatbelt because YOLO. Like for real.

There was this annoying girl (thank God she finally left my class) who used to say YOLO like nobody's business. It was absolutely annoying. If people want to live life to the fullest and do things that could easily kill them because 'you only live once,' then they should at least know that they could easily end their only life the way they're living it right now.

You only live once, so at least one time in your life, scream YOLO in your house, your office, your school, maybe your funeral, and laugh. You only live once, might as well use this word and emphasize your desire to live and make others hate you. It won't matter once you reach the underground. :P

It's supposed to mean that you only live one life, so live it well. The reason for bucket lists. I got a few of these in yearbooks, but no one really says it. Thank goodness. Another stupid word that no one should use. Unless in yearbooks.

3 N****

My opinion on this matter is that it is completely inappropriate. It is often used by black individuals themselves, but I don't believe it's acceptable for them to use that word and then become offended when a white person uses it in a "playful" manner. It's important to be consistent - either be offended by the word regardless of who uses it, or not at all. Let's be genuine and not use the word as an excuse. The real offense stems from the fact that a white person used it, which implies that they are just as racist when they get upset about being called the same thing that a black person used without any reaction. Does that make sense to you?

It's used between black people. It basically means "brother". There is a reason why they say this. When black people were mostly slaves (which is awful and disgusting) they were called this. They use it in a way to show that they are "brothers" and that they are in this together. It's a nasty word but it should only be used by black people to show respect. I'd wish they'd just say "brother" or "friend" though.

The most offensive swear word ever. It all started back in the 1700s when blacks were referred to as "negros." Over time, the word became anglicized. Then, a new genre of music called rap began to emerge, and some people found the word appealing, so they incorporated it into their music without realizing its offensive nature. As rap gained popularity, this word was frequently used. So, we can thank rap for rhyming with "crap."

As a young troubled adolescence, I can tell you this...

First off the letter N with four stars indicates most of you are talking about another word:
I.e, "n*****" Is A hateful, racist, discriminatory word used by mostly whites and other uneducated non blacks.
The second term in which people are referring to, is a word meant for life long friends, or someone to confide in, another name for brothers originally among African Americans.
"n****" Best defined by Tupac Shakur. N.I.G.G.A.- Never Ignorant, Getting Goals Accomplished
The opposite of what the white slave advocates meant it to mean for so many horrific years.
All in all its two different words. And people should be educated as so.

4 Noob/N00b/Newb

The word "noob" has been around since the mid-2000s and many video game players (online) used it. It was also more famously used by an NPC in Oreburgh City in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. Let me say that this word hasn't aged well through time, and the word has gotten worse throughout the years, like in one Simpsons episode where Marge says the word repeatedly. Keep in mind the episode aired in late 2018. I just wish the Simpsons would stop being "hip with the kids".

Actually, they just think that the word "noob" means stupid or something when "noob" is short for "newbie," which is stupid anyway, and means being new at something. This annoying kid in my class says I'm a noob for deciding not to ditch my friends at the pool just to go on his trampoline. The kid's 13. What he basically said to me was, "You are new at something because you won't go on my trampoline." Shut up. It's stupid.

A funny word, when you think about it. Like someone else said, people only use it as a dumb insult when they're envious or want to make you feel bad when you start out, so they can feel better about themselves. One time, I was playing Roblox, and this guy told the person who beat him, "noob." It makes no sense whatsoever.

"Noob" is calling names. "N00b" is just another way to say "noob" in a meaner way. "Newb" is basically short for "newbie." I see "noob" in the chat so much in Tanki Online; it's annoying. And for some reason, no one ever reports them. Which drives me crazy, but players don't chat too often, thankfully.

5 Gay

This is a stupid slang word, one of the most stupid, I mean why does it mean stupid in slang. It honestly is an insult to me as a gay male. I mean I hate the word so much, even when my family uses it, I hate it. Why is it even used.

It makes me say "Why is being gay stupid." It's not stupid, I mean it's like you are directly attacking Gay men with the usage of the word. People who insult others with it are just dumb or people who think they are cool and masculine so they call everything gay(which is most straight men).

Gay people are just like you and me. Whenever someone says that something I did is "gay," I just turn around and say, "So, is there something wrong with gay people?" because three people I know are gay, and they are really good friends of mine. "Gay" went from meaning happy to meaning men liking men, and now it's often used to mean something stupid. Nothing is gay; it's just either a little different or stupid, not gay.

People always want to call something gay even though they know that's not what the word even means. Gay means you love your own kind (a girl liking a girl), and it's nothing to be ashamed of. Sure, I'm not gay and I like boys because I'm a girl, and it's not wrong for someone of my own kind to do the same. This word shouldn't be overused as a way of looking cool because it really makes you look like a fool.

I am SO sick of this being used in place of lame, dumb, stupid, uncool, etc. Gay means two things: happy and homosexual. Use it properly. Neither happy folks nor lesbians are uncool or lame or stupid as a group. Now individually as people, possibly, but don't insult entire hoards of people whom you ignorant don't even know.

6 Bae

Each and every time I see this word in written form, I get so frustrated and feel my intelligence drop. It should not even exist. Why in the world does someone decide to shorten the word "Babe," a short form of baby (in replacement of girlfriend), that's already one simple syllable, to "Bae"?

It sounds so, so, so... It's not "cool" or "sleek." It just makes you (the person who writes it) look dumb and illiterate.

Obviously, I hate the word.

I think this may be my all-time least favorite word. It essentially bastardizes love by shortening the phrase "Before anyone else" into a three-word, one-syllable piece of text slang! If you actually care about your significant other, try saying something that takes a little more effort to say than you're obviously giving your relationship.

A string of meaningless letters loved by teenybopper teenagers, it is anthropologically significant as it defines the subconscious urge of the new spawn to return to the era when language was not yet invented.

Bad. Seriously? Why can't you just say "babe"? Even THAT sounds better! When people say this, it drives me INSANE! Especially the "glitter is my bae" shirts.

7 Dope

It originally was another word for Marijuana. People on the street would say it, so kids and teenagers started saying it to sound "cool".

A dope is a drug that Lance Armstrong used.
A dope can also be a stupid person.
It is not an adjective describing something that's somewhat cool.

I think that you guys know what this word means. At this point, it's too stupid to use.

Society has truly succumbed to resentiment when terms referencing stupidity become slang terms denoting appeal.

8 Cray

At first, I didn't realize that this was starting to become a new slang word until I started hearing it being said on TV shows such as 'Gravity Falls' and other shows. I don't like it; I'd prefer using the word "Whack" instead. If someone were to ever use the word in my presence, I would firmly tell them to never say that word around me ever again!

I hate this word. It's not "Cray-Cray"; it's "Crazy!" I think this is more offensive to people with mental health conditions than the word "retarded." Give a thumbs up if you agree (but you don't have to).

It's not that hard to say "crazy." You just add a "zy." Everyone is turning into Drake. He sounds like he's drugged, with very little sleep, waking up at 4 a.m. in the morning.

I feel like the only people who say this are 40-year-olds badly misinterpreting youth culture. Not to offend anybody, but just saying...

9 Bruh/Bruhh

It's a fly on top of a poo-cake that is the meme culture. It's on the same level as the balls=courage equation. I hate this word with passion. It not only stands for the regressive caveman mentality bruh/bro culture - every subtle emotion and reaction that the English language can describe is replaced by this word when someone decides to use it. It reflects the unwillingness of men to try and empathize with the person they are trying to interact with and/or understand complex emotions from experiences they go through and verbalize them, so they can learn anything from them. It's lazy, exclusive, uninviting, and most of all, it reeks of testosterone.

I live on Maui, which means there are SOOO many people who say, "Hey, bruh!" Why would you call someone something that sounds like what women wear to cover a certain thing that shall not be named? Many girls, including myself, don't say "bruh" because it's annoying.

What is the purpose of this word exactly? Is it a shortened version of "bro"? No. Is it used to make "bro" cooler? Maybe. Is it making "bro" sound cooler? No. Is it stupid and worthless? Yes.

It's extremely annoying! It's just a bunch of stupid dumbasses trying to sound cool in front of others. Even though in truth, it makes them sound completely dumb!

10 Homie (s)

This word is WAY over the top and overused. It's an old way to address people who are in your gang (I hope you're not in one) or people you are acquainted with. Again, it's a stupid word. If it ever should be included in a proper dictionary, a red light will flash in my brain, signaling "END OF WORLD!"

No one beyond the suburbs should say homie.

This is so gay!

The Contenders
11 Twerk

This is just, oh, I can't even. I don't know anything about it except that a) white girls can't do it, and b) I can't do it. But what I do know is "big booty, big booty, big booty." Some are just twerkhards... Haha, who am I kidding? TWERK.

I hate this word and the dancing. It's gross and ugly. I am so glad I'm not the only female who looks down on this revolting monstrosity.

Twerking is stupid and not a dance move. It's called "sexual provocation".

The word isn't annoying but the action of twerking looks like a dog taking a crap.

12 Shorty

When I was young, a shorty was just a bit of a teasing nickname for parents, grandparents, or any adults to call their kids, relatives, or anyone else. Now it's apparently a nickname for your girlfriend? It's usually said by the whitest of white boys, too (looking at you, Bieber!). I understand that it's a word not intended for me, but come on. Do you really think your girl appreciates being called short? What if she's taller than you (looking at you AGAIN, Bieber!)?

Shorty is supposed to mean "girl" because, in many cases, girls are smaller than boys. I'm not being sexist; this is mostly stereotypical. However, this doesn't mean that girls are always shorter than boys. There are instances where you may find a 4' 5" girl who stopped growing at 14.

I don't get it either. It started as some regional slang for Atlanta rappers, and everyone jumped on the bandwagon, apparently. I know slang doesn't need to make sense, but "shawty" is just ridiculous.

I read a book series called Pendragon (VERY AWESOME PLEASE READ) and Gunny, Mr. 6 feet and up, calls Bobby Pendragon "shorty" because, well, everyone to him is short. Then again, that certain part of the story is in the past (yes, there is a bit of time travel). So I'm not sure what "shorty" means now, but the year of the Hindenburg airship crash, "shorty" was just used to tease people.

13 Hootie

I don't know what this means, and quite frankly, I don't care. A lot of people have that word that grates on their nerves. Some don't like the word "poop" and can't stand the word "flesh," etc. "Hootie" is the perfect combination of sound to instantly piss me off.

I watched a season of Top Chef once and had to turn it off because of a stupid middle-aged black hipster who kept shouting, "Hootie hootie ho!" for some reason. I wanted to punch her.

For those of you that don't like this word based on how it sounds, just imagine they said "hoodie", then they will be talking about your favourite jumper!

I have never even heard of this tragedy, yet it compels me to hatred so strongly. I hate all the words on here, accept groovy, which is just... great!

14 Ratchet

A ratchet can refer to two things:

1. A ratchet is a device that consists of a bar or wheel with a set of angled teeth. It engages with a pawl, cog, or tooth, allowing motion in only one direction.
2. A ratchet can also describe a situation or process that is perceived to be deteriorating or changing steadily in a series of irreversible steps.

It is not an adjective describing something bad. That would be "wretched."

How is this not the number one spot? The first time I heard this, I was completely confused. I was trying to figure out how the girl in question was like a tool I use on a daily basis. Hearing this makes me not want to live on this planet anymore.

I actually could never figure out what people are actually saying. It's a horrible mispronunciation, and everybody gets so happily riled up when someone says it. It makes no sense in the sentence, and they use it as an adjective.

Slang in general is pretty silly. But this is a word that makes no sense at all in the context it is even being used. I totally understand if it was some sort of rhyming slang, but it isn't even that. It is just plain dumb.

15 Word

A lot of this I can see; however, slang like "word," "that," or "Holmes" is, to me, an homage to 90's rap, which I actually find culturally significant. Is rap as skilled of an art as writing and mastering a symphony or metal song? No. But it still requires skill to make and sell, and it is basically the first music to get so mainstream that, unlike music before it, it began to transcend skin color and ethnicity later in its vogue, so to speak. As silly as the words left over from rap may seem to me, they mark a more tolerant North America... WORD!

This sucks! I hate it when uncool people yell "WORD!"... And I reply, "What, dude!" It's so annoying. It doesn't even make sense. But the most annoying word is "SWERVE!" People yell it all the time, and it gets so annoying.

Completely meaningless. Why would you say it if you don't have anything to say? If you want to say something, just say it. Saying "word" has no meaning, so don't say anything.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Honestly, what kind of freak uses this word? What kind of freak THINKS about using this word?

16 Like

Correct uses of this word:
"Like" used as a verb:
- I like potatoes.
- Do you like video games as much as I do?
"Like" used as a preposition:
- He wants to be like Tim Tebow.
- I am sick of being treated like a child.
"Like" used as a conjunction:
- I felt like I was kicked in the shins.

Incorrect uses of this word:
"Like" as a meaningless filler:
- I, like, want to, like, go to the, like, movies.
"Like" in the place of "said":
- My teacher was like, "In the Stone Age, people were hominids."

Sadly, I have the constant habit of saying this word without noticing it. I strive for perfect grammar just to prove I'm not a brainless kid, unlike some people I know.

The reason I say it is because when I say it, it enables me a few more seconds to think about what to say next or what word I wanted to remember. Yes, I also have a habit of using challenging words that most people I know don't know the meaning of.

Overall, if I had a choice, I would make myself stop saying it.

I absolutely loathe this slang term. More often than not, you find a bunch of upper-middle-class, white, entitled morons using this term again and again, to the point you want to drive a screwdriver through your eardrum just to drive out the sound of their high-pitched voices. But I digress. This term was around in my generation as well, and it makes the user sound just as moronic then as they do now when they use this term.

"Like" is a type of hell where language goes to be murdered. Since when did the word "like" become a punctuation mark? Every time someone uses the word "like" in some conversation with a friend, on a video, or anywhere in online comments, I want to kill myself - then kill them.

17 Dawg

I never use this unless I'm trying to be stupid.

It amazes me how people can't spell dog correctly.

Can people just call others "person" or "someone"?

Very stupid, and weird.

18 OMG

It is actually offensive to Jews and Christians. Now, Christianity is taken too lightly to the point where Christians are offended literally every day, with people not even having the intent to do so. I may seem overbearing with this, but that evil saying is more like profanity. Say "Oh my stars" or "Goodness gracious" instead. Christianity is not some jokey religion. Know and learn about what you are saying.

Thou shalt not take thy Lord's name in vain. This word downplays how serious it is to break a commandment.

I never say God's name in vain, but why can't people just say or type "Oh my goodness" or "gosh" instead of...

I use it occasionally, but not all the time. I hate when people use it every three words into a sentence.

19 Legit

Like legit. This word is legit the worst. Gosh. Save us all some air and stop using it for words like legit. Go die in a hole if you want to be legit.

Apparently, when I said the word "legit" back in seventh grade, my friend told me I didn't seem like the type of person who'd say that.

Legit can mean two things.
1. Legal
2. Honest
I don't know what people assume the definition is, but it's clearly not what's in the dictionary.

Ne, this word is so lame, I feel like slapping myself every time it accidentally slips out.

20 Duh

I never used this. I would be ashamed! This was supposed to make fun of people who don't know the obvious. But now it actually makes the person saying it look dumb. Example:

"Girl, did you hear about that new Taylor Swift album?! Like, also not proper, she's like so pretty and cool. Her music is my life!"
"Actually... no. And I don't really like her music..."
"What!? Oh my gawd, improper, you didn't know?! She's the best! Duh. You're totes cray cray, improper. Ugh. You're so weird. You have no taste. All the other musicians suck!" That's how one girl at my school is, and today she started crying because she lost her lollipop before she could eat it.

This isn't funny, exciting, or happy as other slang word. The listener feels bad for this word. It hurts other people's feeling. It also annoys people who only hear this word. This word makes people stupid for just asking innocent question or statement.

I should have voted for this instead of "Like"! This word annoys me so much! "Duh" is not a fun, cool, and nice word! This word makes people stupid.

Duh basically means obviously. I say duh when I'm trying to make something terse or make someone feel stupid because the word duh has some sort of property that makes people feel stupid that the word obviously just doesn't have.

21 Twenty-Wan

It's completely random and absolutely makes no sense!

This might be offensive to Asian people.

Uh... Can't you people just say 21?

Just say 21 and we're fine.

22 Dat

I truly don't believe that half the people who type this word on the internet would actually say it like this if they were speaking the sentence out loud.

Okay, I thought all of the words here was dumb and immature but this is the worst to me. I mean that is not really difficult to spell. It is only 4 letters.

Ya got that right! Just ask me, I will tell you. Laugh out loud. Heard that one before?

Don't you just love it when people slaughter the King's English?

When you say "that" fast like most people do, it sounds like "dat." I have some kind of cross between that and dat when I say it.

23 Bestie

This one just annoys me.


I hate this word! Why can't you just say that you'd like to have sex with her, why do you have to mention the fact that she's a mother? That's messed up.

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