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, white belt and accessories, right down to the Yeezys. I don't know what it is, the sound is unpleasant to the ear -- the roundness of it, SWAG! 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 -- doesn't matter. I hate this word. I hate it so much 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 a peace sign while snapping an ...more

Yes! I hate it so much! One time at school, I heard these two kids from school who I know talking. Here's their conversation:
Kid 1: "I've got swag." *smiling*
Kid 2: "You've got swag? " *also smiling*
Kid 1: "I've got the swaggiest swag ever."
Kid 2: "I've got swag."
Kid 1: "Swaggy swag swag swaggy swag."
I told this girl I know and her response was just "So? Kids have been saying that since last year."
There's no hope for humanity, people!

This word means 'Secretly We Are Gay". people who use this word usually insult other by calling THEM gay, even though they themselves probably use this word to describe themselves on a daily basis, which is kind of ironic, because they're just insulting themselves using this word. Nowadays, the world is so dumb.

Actually Swag was never used in the past to mean "Secretly We Are Gay". Look it up on Snopes. Com. They researched it and found it never meant this. It was only around June 2012 that word starting really spreading on the internet that this was it's meaning through spam email. Before that, this alleged acronym for the word did not exist.

2 Yolo

There is this annoying girl (who thank god finally left my class) who used to say YOLO like nobodys 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 you could easily end your only life the way you're living it right now.

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 f'reals.

You Only Live Once. So at least one time in your life, scream YOLO in your house, your office, you're 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 live, so live it well. The reason for bucket lists. I got a few of these in yearbooks, but no one really says it. Thanks goodness. Another stupid word that no one should use. Unless in yearbooks.

3 N****

My opinion of this is that it is flat out inappropriate but it is highly used by black people themselves and I don't think it is OK for them to use that word themselves and then get offended if a white person refers to them in a "playful" way, come on, either you get offended by the "WORD" or you don't! Be real, don't use the word as an excuse, the real offense is only coming from the fact that a white person used it, therefore, they are being JUST as racist when they get pissed because a white person called them the same thing that a black person did with no reaction! Makes sense, does it not?!

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.

Most offensive swear, ever. It all started back in the 1700s, where blacks were called "negros". It was anglicized to this word. So, yeah, a new type of music called rap was starting to be created, and people thought the word sounded cool, so people used it in their music, not knowing it's offensive. So rapping became popular, people used this word a lot. Thank you rap, you rhyme 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 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, there's something wrong with gay people? " Because 3 people I know are gay and they are my really good friends. Gay went from meaning happy, to meaning guys liking guys, to basically meaning 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(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 cause 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.

5 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".

A funny word when you think about it. Like someone else said, people only use this 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" 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.

Actually, they just think that the word noob means stupid or something, when noob is short for NEWBIE which is stupid anyways, which means 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." STFU. It's stupid.

6 Dope

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.

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

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

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

7 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 some one 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.

It's Danish for "Poop".
Let's say there is a boy and girl named John and Emily.
John: Hey bae!
Emily: Did you just call me "poop"?!
John: no! I said "bae"!
Emily: You're not my boyfriend anymore!
People need to stop saying this word! Calling a girl "bae" is literally calling her "poop" because it's Danish for "poop"!

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.

8 Bruh/Bruhh

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

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.

I live on Maui, which means SOOO many people say, "Hey bruh! " Why would you call someone something that sounds like something women wear to cover a thing a shall not name. Many girls, such as me, don't say bruh, because it's annoying

It's Extremely Annoying! It's just a bunch of Stupid Dumb Assess trying to sound cool in front of others. Even though in truth it makes them sound Completely Dumb!

9 Homie (s)

This word is WAY over-the-top 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, a stupid word that if it should every be included in a proper dictionary a red light will flash in my brain signaling "END OF WORLD! "

This word should'nt even be on this list. It's a perfectly normal word & who ever has a problem with the word homies, probably does'nt have any Homies because there probably a snotty, close-minded, astintatios prick!

I couldn't find 'Brap' so I settled with this one.
Someone called me this once and I almost smacked him because I thought he said homo.

No one beyond the suburbs should say homie.

10 Cray

At first I didn't realize that this was starting to become new slang word until started to hear it beind said on T.V. shows such as 'Gravity Fall' and other shows and I don't like it; I'd prefer using the word "Whack" instead, if some 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 its not Cray-Cray it's Crazy! I think this is more offensive to insane people than "retarded". 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...

The Contenders
11 Twerk

This is just, oh I can't even. I don't know anything about it accept 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? TWERKK

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.

A stupid jungle bunny dance move that no self respecting girl would make. And an equally stupid word for it.

I've heared a lot people going on about how "White girls should not twerk because their butts are not big enoug"; when really NO girl should twerk becuse it just looks wrong WRONG,I don't care how BIG you rear end DON'T do it please!

12 Shorty

When I was young, a shorty was just a bit of a teasing nickname for parent/grandparents/whatever adults to call their kids/relatives/whatever. 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 lots of cases, girls are smaller than boys. I'm not being sexist, this is mostly steriotypical. This doesn't mean that girls are always taller than boys though. There is always the 4' 5" girl that 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", 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 some 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

How is this not the #1 spot? The first time I heard this I was completely confused. I was trying to figure out how said girl was like a tool I use on a daily basis. Hearing this makes me not want to live on this planet anymore.

Damn, this word is the end-all of the downfall of English in America. This country has turned into utter CRAP thanks to these "ghetto," illiterate, uneducated blacks spreading their ideology unto a dumb-ed down society.

I actually could never figure out what people are actually saying. It's a horrible mispronunciation and everybody gets so happily riled up when some says it. Makes no sense in the sentence and they use it as a 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 required skill to make and sell and is basically the first music to get so mainstream that unlike music before it began to transcend skin colour and ethnenticity later in its vogue per say. As silly as the words left over from rap may seem to me they mark a more tollerant North America... WORD!

This sucks! I hate when not cool people yell "WORD! "... And I say back "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 say anything.

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

16 Like

Who cares if someone says the word "like" almost every other word in there sentence? Maybe they have trouble explaining something so they use it as a "fill word" to keep the conversation going while they come up with what they were explaining. And about the thing with the example with the teacher, who cares? Like seriously. Relax, people talk differently and there's nothing these stupid little post can do about it. I agree many of the words like swag ratchet and all the others are stupid but words like "duh and like" have been around for a long time so ya'll need to relax.

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.

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. "

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 screw driver through your ear drum 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.

17 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.

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.

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.

This is a good term, it's just a shortened form of "legitimate." It's like saying "parks and rec" instead of "parks and recreation"

18 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! "
" And I don't really like her music..."
"What!? Oh my gaw-improper- you didn't know?! She's the best! Duh. Your totes cray cray-improper. Ugh. Your 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.

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.

it annoys me when people use this word like 'duh, eww I hate it, duh you're wrong, duh, the worst, duh, the most annoying comment, word, saying, phrase, letters, paragraph, parts of speech, slang words, everywhere when talking, speaking, writing, chatting, typing, anything. I can see also this word in this site and youtube.

19 Dawg

This is an old word. People barely use it anymore. Vote for ' instead.

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"?

20 Twenty-Wan

It's completely Random and absolutely makes no Sense!

This might be offensive to Asian people.

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

Just say 21 and we're fine.

21 OMG

It is actually offensive to Jews and Christians. Now, Christianity is taken too lightly to the point where Christians are offended literally everyday 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. Goodna Gratis, Christianity is not some jokey religion. Know and learn about what you are saying.

Oh my god! I just said oh my god! Oh my god, I just said oh my god again! OH MY GOD! I just said oh my god 5 times! Oh my god! I said it six times now! My goodness!

Thou shalt not take thy Lord's name in vain. This word downplays how serious that 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

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.

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

Ya got that right! Just ax me, I will tell you. laugh out loud.. Heard that one before?
Don't you just love it when people slaughter the kings English?


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.

Good acronym for a mother you would like to have sex with.

24 Badass

How is this annoying? I called my girlfriend a badass for beating my friend in basketball

25 Lit

As a high schooler I hear this word at least three times a day. It doesn't seem like it could get any worse, but they found a way. "'Tis lit! " "This be lit! " Please stop

I used to use this word a lot now I feel like an idiot for using it.

I hope this word becomes history soon. I hate this word so much...

Hearing someone say "lit" just makes me cringe.

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