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Entry from January 03, 2020
Thirst Trapping (Thirst Trap)

"Thirst trap” is a social media term for when someone posts a statement or a photograph (usually a sexually suggestive selfie) on Twitter or Instagram or elsewhere, creating sexual thirst in the person who is receiving it. The term “thirst trap” was first entered in the Urban Dictionary on October 11, 2011, defined as “Any statement or picture used to intentionally create attention or ‘thirst.’”

“thirst_trap.jpeg” made a post on Twitter on January 27, 2011. “She set a REAL LIFE #ThirstTrap! i rebuke your thirst trap!!!” was posted on Twitter by Feeray on February 5, 2011.

“@tuckfwitter thirst trap” was posted on Twitter by Jen ARYA STAN FOR EVA on February 9, 2011. “Founder of the term Thirst Trap is @tuckfwitter btw” was posted on Twitter by Queenmother Eboné on May 17, 2011. The tweets of “@tuckfwitter” are not available, however.

“Real life thirst trapping going down” was posted on Twitter by Erinn Courtney on March 30, 2011. “Idris done thirst trapped us all. LMAO” was posted on Twitter by Genie Lauren on May 29, 2011.


Twitter
thirst_trap.jpeg
@thirst_trap_jpg
pika?? — PLINFA! http://4ms.me/e1xs1i
1:21 PM · Jan 27, 2011·Spring.me

Twitter
Feeray
@Feeray
she set a REAL LIFE #ThirstTrap! i rebuke your thirst trap!!!
1:22 PM · Feb 5, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jen ARYA STAN FOR EVA
@BrooklynBlu
@tuckfwitter thirst trap-->“@50cent: Look valentines day is coming up and I don’t have a valentine. What am I suppose to do ?”
5:58 PM · Feb 9, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
lil dro. 🦄
@ArmedPropaganda
omggggg! Someone said “thirst trap” on The Morning Jones. Didn’t @tuckfwitter coin that phrase?
6:24 PM · Mar 3, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Erinn Courtney
@e_scizorhands
Real life thirst trapping going down.
9:16 AM · Mar 30, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Deuce Bobtrotter
@mortaldeu2e
Replying to @kidcam2021
@kidcam2021 she trapping! Lol. Thirst trapping http://yfrog.com/hs55oqoj
10:14 AM · Apr 27, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Queenmother Eboné
@Naezus
Founder of the term Thirst Trap is @tuckfwitter btw.
11:06 PM · May 17, 2011·erased734497

Twitter
Genie Lauren
@MoreAndAgain
Replying to @MeLaMachinko
@MeLaMachinko @Preshuskeya Idris done thirst trapped us all. LMAO
1:42 AM · May 29, 2011·TweetDeck

Twitter
M Dot
@MoeMartin44
RT @DoeCheezJenkinz: I jus got thirst trapped....
8:40 PM · Jun 28, 2011·erased734497

Urban Dictionary
Thirst Trap
Any statement or picture used to intentionally create attention or “thirst”
Woman on Twitter: Who wants to come over and put me to sleep? (Thirst Trap)
Men on Twitter: Oh? Check Ur DMs

#thirst trap#thirsty#thirst#men#twitter#thirst mode
by Mister GQ October 11, 2011

Twitter
Ew since 92 🇪🇹
@RonOffHisMeds
Thirst trap - when a guy/girl tweets a sexually specific tweet, knowing someone will respond
1:19 PM · Dec 13, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Urban Dictionary
thirst trapping
The act of looking very attractive to the opposing gender to lead them on to rejection
“Bruh did you see that pic lil junt posted on IG with them lil shorts” yehhh mane she thirst trapping.. Knowing she has a boyfriend
#thirsty#attracted#rejected#single#turned down
by D1Gillespie July 19, 2014

Urban Dictionary
Thirst Trap
A sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction. This is done not to actually respond or satisfy any of this attraction, but to feed the posters ego or need for attention, at the expense of the time, reputation and sexual frustration of those who view the image or reply.
“Hey guys, are these shorts too tight?”
“Screw off with your thirst trap.”

by Cycklops November 22, 2015

Twitter
moira rose
@tinnkky
While we’re discussing #blacktwitter origins can we cut @tuckfwitter’s check for coining the term “thirst trap”?
8:36 AM · Dec 3, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

The Joker@_Thepromiser · Dec 3, 2015
Replying to @tinnkky
@tinnkky @tuckfwitter he did? Lol

moira rose @tinnkky · Dec 3, 2015
@_Thepromiser @tuckfwitter yeah way back in like 2010 Twitter he was one of the first ppl to say it lol unless my memory fails me

Elite Daily
What’s A Thirst Trap? This Selfie Trend Is All The Rage
BY ALISON SEGEL
OCT 27, 2017
Thirst trapping — what a drug! There’s no greater high you can get when you’re at a severe, emotional, rock bottom. Are you begging for attention from social media strangers or simply displaying your confidence to the world? It’s a heated debate, debated by mainly no one, but still. However, if you’re wondering what a thirst trap is, you’re not alone. Actually, you probably are alone. Where the hell have you been? Do I need to spend this article thirst-trap shaming you? I don’t have time for that. I’m busy!

To put it simply, and to be explained in more detail later, a thirst trap is when you post a provocative picture of yourself online in the hopes of garnering attention either from one person or from all of your followers.

NPR
POP CULTURE
‘Thirst Trap’ Enters The Lexicon
April 17, 2018 5:16 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
NEDA ULABY
2-Minute Listen
The phrase “thirst trap” has entered common usage. It can mean anything from a desire for attention on social media to a digital heartthrob.

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