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Etymology 1[edit]



  1. simple past and past participle of regard
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Etymology 2[edit]

Originated on imageboard website 4chan; came into wider use on Reddit beginning around 2022 in response to increasing censorship of the words retard and retarded.


regarded (comparative more regarded, superlative most regarded)

  1. (Internet slang, minced oath) Deliberate misspelling of retarded.
    • 2019 June 22, u/MichaelT359, “One of the trainers at my gym has scared me from starting leg workouts. Is it too soon?”, in Reddit[1], r/Fitness:
      Don't listen to them they're regarded
    • 2022 September 4, @DevotoBTC, Twitter[2]:
      Statists are very regarded
    • 2022 November 27, u/UniqueCod69, “Go find the MG2 Discord elsewhere.”, in Reddit[3], r/mapleservers:
      Can the mods step up and remove these garbage "pls gib MG2 discord :)" posts? Every other post to this subreddit is literally that, and it's getting kinda regarded.
    • 2022 December 29, u/enoughfuckery, “anon is an electrician”, in Reddit[4], r/4chan:
      45k as a certified electrician? Where, rural Africa? I work in Indiana, get paid less than I would at most places, and still make way more than that. OP is regarded.
    • 2023 May 3, @madiguz7, Twitter[5]:
      He makes it hard to be a bull right now. For the first and probably only time, I hope and think maybe he's right 👀. Or I'm regarded and now we will see a huge bear market.

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