We’ve Crowned The Slang Word Champion!

Update: Voting has closed, and the winner of’s March Madness Slang Competition is Karen!

We started this contest with 64 words, and now after the highly anticipated face-off between our final two, Karen and OK boomer, we have a winner. It’s Karen!

So who is Karen, anyway?

According to our definition, Karen is a mocking slang term for an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman. Especially as featured in memes, Karen is generally stereotyped as having a blonde bob haircut, asking to speak to retail and restaurant managers to voice complaints or make demands, and being a nagging, often divorced mother from Generation X.

Wondering why Karen and not Sally or Susie? Take a look at the full history of the word!

Thanks for voting! You can take a look at the 64 original words and what words won out in each round by clicking on the links below.

Don’t forget to revisit the weeks that have passed to see the winners and losers from every round:


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