Meaning of SIMP


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Published September 1, 2020


Simp is a slang insult for men who are seen as too attentive and submissive to women, especially out of a failed hope of winning some entitled sexual attention or activity from them.

Translation? The word simp is meant to troll young men for doing anything for a girl to get some action he supposedly deserves.

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While much older as a term, simp massively trended among late 2019 and early 2020 due in part to a TikTok trend among male members of Generation Z called “Simp Nation.” The slang has been criticized for stereotyping such men as effeminate and implies women are manipulative sexual objects. However, the term is also evolving some more general senses of liking someone, akin to the slang stan.

Example: If telling his girlfriend he would always be there for her makes him a simp, then I guess he’s been simping for a long time now.

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