It’s March Madness: Pick The Best Slang Word In English

march madness slang bracket

Update: March Madness voting for round one has ended! See the winners below, and go vote in round 2

Since 1908, March Madness has been used to refer to basketball. Most notably, it describes the NCAA tournament (and all of the surrounding hype) that takes place each year. But here at Dictionary.com, we’re looking to create a little March Madness of our own: we’re hosting a tournament of slang words, and you get to decide which one takes the crown.

march madness bracket

Our tournament bracket is made up of 64 new, classic, and trending slang words. From OK boomer to chonky, each of these words has the broad appeal and staying power to have earned a spot in the dictionary.

Your job is to vote for your favorite words in each round, and help us narrow the list down to the G.O.A.T. (Yes, that one’s on the bracket, too.)

Here’s how to vote:

  1. Simply click on your pick for each of the 32 head-to-head contests in the poll below.
    • The 32 words that get the highest number of votes will advance next week to face off against one another!
    • After that, it’s the Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight, the Final Four, and then the championship!

So what’s it going to be? Will snowflake melt? Is it time for canceled to be canceled?

Go ahead. Kick off March Madness by filling out your bracket!

VOTING has ended, and here are the results of round one! Go vote in round two!

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