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24 Words That Were Overused AF In 2015

This year was shady AF.

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1. Squad

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What it meant before 2015: A small, organized group usually made up of military personnel.

What it meant in 2015: Your posse; people you're rarely seen without.

2. Bae

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What it meant before 2015: Term rarely used for a significant other; acronym for "before anyone else."

What it meant in 2015: Any person you adore.

3. Fleek

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What it meant before 2015: Used to describe flawless eyebrows.

What it meant in 2015: Literally anything that's top-notch/on point. Not restricted to eyebrows.

4. Queen

What it meant before 2015: A female supreme ruler of an independent state. What it meant in 2015: Beyoncé.
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What it meant before 2015: A female supreme ruler of an independent state.

What it meant in 2015: Beyoncé.

5. Shade

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What it meant before 2015: Protection from harsh light or heat.

What it meant in 2015: A low-key way to diss someone.

6. AF

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What it meant before 2015: Two random letters signifying nothing.

What it meant in 2015: Acronym for "as fuck"; signifies a relatively high level.

7. Aesthetic

What it meant before 2015: Beautiful; pleasing to the eye. What it meant in 2015: What Tumblr and Instagram teens strive to achieve on their feeds.
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What it meant before 2015: Beautiful; pleasing to the eye.

What it meant in 2015: What Tumblr and Instagram teens strive to achieve on their feeds.

8. Roast

Comedy Central

What it meant before 2015: To cook or bake over heat.

What it meant in 2015: What happens when your squad (see above) comes together to crack nonstop jokes about you.

9. Dead

Pixar Films

What it meant before 2015: No longer living.

What it meant in 2015: Still living...but amused beyond measure.

10. Life

What it meant before 2015: A period of existence.What it meant in 2015: Something that's given to you when you're overly satisfied.
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What it meant before 2015: A period of existence.

What it meant in 2015: Something that's given to you when you're overly satisfied.

11. Slay

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What it meant before 2015: To kill or destroy. Commonly used in reference to killing dragons.

What it meant in 2015: To reach true, admirable success; what you scream at someone who's reached this level of success.

12. Hype

NBC

What it meant before 2015: To promote or create interest.

What it meant in 2015: Extreme rowdiness or excitement.

13. Chill

What it meant before 2015: Coldness; a calm state of being. What it meant in 2015: What you do while "watching" Netflix with a love interest.
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What it meant before 2015: Coldness; a calm state of being.

What it meant in 2015: What you do while "watching" Netflix with a love interest.

14. #GOALS

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What it meant before 2015: Targets or objectives.

What it meant in 2015: What you comment on pictures of people you admire; often preceded by a hashtag.

15. Felicia

New Line Cinema

What it meant before 2015: A person named Felicia.

What it meant in 2015: A person, whether they're named Felicia or not, you dismiss when you've had enough of their presence.

16. Dress

What it meant before 2015: A piece of clothing.What it meant in 2015: A powerful word capable of causing extreme tension and disputes over the colors white, gold, blue, and black.
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What it meant before 2015: A piece of clothing.

What it meant in 2015: A powerful word capable of causing extreme tension and disputes over the colors white, gold, blue, and black.

17. YAAAASSSS

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What it meant before 2015: A more enthusiastic way of saying "yes."

What it meant in 2015: An even more enthusiastic way of saying "yes." Often followed by "Queen."

18. Tea

What it meant before 2015: A beverage made from dried leaves. What it meant in 2015: Hot gossip.
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What it meant before 2015: A beverage made from dried leaves.

What it meant in 2015: Hot gossip.

19. Thooooose (what are thooooose?)

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What it meant before 2015: A simple question you ask when you need something identified.

What it meant in 2015: Question asked loudly to people wearing off-brand shoes.

20. Lit

What it meant before 2015: Past tense of "light."What it meant in 2015: Good reason for why you should "come thru."
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What it meant before 2015: Past tense of "light."

What it meant in 2015: Good reason for why you should "come thru."

21. Me

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What it meant before 2015: Word used to refer to yourself.

What it meant in 2015: Word used to refer to anything that is even remotely similar to yourself.

22. Bruh

What it meant before 2105: Slang for "brother."What it meant in 2015: Adjective used when someone has done too much.
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What it meant before 2105: Slang for "brother."

What it meant in 2015: Adjective used when someone has done too much.

23. Thirsty

Bravo

What it meant before 2015: The desire or need to drink water.

What it meant in 2015: Wanting something or someone desperately.

24. Fam

Netflix

What it meant before 2015: Short for (blood-related) "family."

What it meant in 2015: Non-relatives you consider to be just like family.

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