What does Incel mean?A contraction of the words "involuntarily celibate". Used to refer to a person, usually male, that is so vile and sexist, they turn everyone off.
Other definitions of Incel:
- Involuntary celibate.
- Refers to a person who is involuntary celibate. Though the word had well-meaning origins, it now is reserved for one of the internet's most toxic male communities that blame women for their virginity.
- In-Cel = Involuntary Celibate. Someone who has not chosen to be a virgin, but is off-putting and thus unsuccessful in their quest to remedy that.
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How to use the term
That dude is an incel. Gross.
You know it's okay to be a virgin, just don't be an incel.
Incel started out meaning one thing, but quickly became something much worse.
Reply All Podcast episode on the origin of the term Incel
- A Miscellaneous that mentions "Incel."
A brief podcast on the true origin of the term incel, which a Canadian women started, and it's co-option by a virulent, toxic male community on the internet.
- Check it Out
More slang terms:
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