From Chode To Tards, These Are The Top 100 Favorite Words Of Reddit Investors

From Chode To Tards, These Are The Top 100 Favorite Words Of Reddit Investors

By now you’ll be very familiar with the subreddit r/wallstreetbets. But how much do you know about its lingo?

Whether you’re new to the forum or a long-standing member, you’ll have noticed that the terminology used is very specific.

But just how niche is it? How does it compare to other investment subreddits?

The team here at decided to find out. We analyzed over 14,000 recent comments in r/wallstreetbets and r/investing to find the words both subreddits use the most, narrowing it down to the top 100 and ranking them in a table below.

We aren’t here to pick sides or give an opinion on this story, we just wanted to show you the differences in the terminology used – and hopefully make you laugh.

Keep scrolling for the examples!

Top 100 Most-Used Words By Redditors:

How To Use Some Of The Language

1. Chode

According to Urban Dictionary, “A chode is a penis that is wider than it is longer.”

Here’s an example of how you’d use it in r/wallstreetbets:

2. Mooning

Definition: “The act of baring one’s anus to a party as a sign of defiance.”

Usage in WSB refers to stock rising so high that it reaches the moon – nothing to do with butts.


3. Tards

Definition: “Adjective used to describe one so retarded, they do not deserve the ‘re’.”


Affectionate use:

When comparing the two forums, it’s almost as if WSB uses a totally different language.

The “stonk”, “f*cktards” and moon references are very much a part of r/wallstreetbets culture and a far cry from the likes of “subprime” “centralize” and “discontinuation” of r/investing.

Whether you’ve been following the GameStop story or not, we hope this has given you a bit more insight into the WSB community.

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