About

“Begone, Thot” is a slang expression used as a dismissal of someone who is considered a “thot” (a synonym for hoe or slut), Online, the phrase is often used to caption image macros featuring characters with glowing red eyes.

Origin

On April 28th, 2015, Twitter user @HollywoodHefner[6] tweeted a mock advertisement for a spray bottle labelled “Thot / Bitch be gone spray” (shown below). Within two years, the tweet gathered more than 820 retweets and 550 likes.

Thot Spray for Bitch Be Gone

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On January 5th, 2017, Redditor HanzK submitted a post titled ”Begone, Thot Memes on the Rise” to /r/MemeEconomy.[3] On January 22nd, Malik Obama tweeted the phrase ”Cucks and Thots begone!” (shown below). Within three months, the tweet gained over 3,100 likes and 1,500 retweets.

Malik Obama tweets Thots and Cucks begone

On February 12th, YouTuber producesasan uploaded an edited video of Regie Fils-Aime shooting lasers out of his eyes at a woman while a deep voice says the phrase “Begone, thot” (shown below, left). On February 28th, DeviantArtist hakike–guro[1] uploaded a photoshopped picture of the character Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo with glowing eyes along with the caption “Be Gone / Thot” (shown below, right).

 

On March 28th, YouTuber NVan Gaming uploaded a video in which a young man yells the phrase “Begone, thot!” while looking directly at the camera (shown below). Within one month, the video gained over 61,000 views.

On April 3rd, 2017, Urban Dictionary[4] user Ztsd_🅱 submitted an entry for “begone thot,” defining it as an “expulsion” or “banishment” of a thot. On April 14th, the NVan Gamingvideo was submitted to /r/YouTubeHaiku.[2]

Screen grab of Urban Dictionary defining the phrase Begone Thot

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