16 Slang Words from 2016 That We're So, So Tired of Hearing
Let's be real: There are few things we'll miss about 2016, not the least of which is the bizarre jargon that's managed to sneak its way into our cultural lexicon. Those who don't spend hours scrolling through Instagram or Snapchat might have been confused by some of the slang that manifested this year—including "lit," "AF," and "salty," to name just a few—and rightfully so. Here, we compiled a definitive list of 16 words that we're looking to retire in the New Year, along with definitions, because, yes, some are just that head-scratching. Here's to 2017, kids.
To be honest.
Used either when something is great, or someone is heavily intoxicated. Or both.
When someone is fully aware of the current goings-on of the world.
Angry or upset.
A group of people you consider to be your family, even though you're not technically related.
When something is so incredible, you aspire to it.
The environment around you.
An acronym used to describe a significant other that you'd choose "Before Anyone Else."
Fear of missing out.
An expression of excitement and approval, popularized by the stars of Broad City.
Feelings or emotions.
13. Major key
Something that's essential to success, coined by DJ Khaled.
Cool or awesome.
Short for "good."